Those of us that perish before the Kingdom comes will be in “waiting”, and it is during this time that we will be judged according to our works while here in this earthly body for who will be best fit to work, and to best serve, and best agree for the age when God resurrects the First-Fruits of the Kingdom to help God facilitate it’s coming. This judgement is not for salvation (it is already accomplished)!
Galatians 2 -
16. Yet we know that a person is made right with God by faith in Jesus Christ, not by obeying the law. And we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we might be made right with God because of our faith in Christ, not because we have obeyed the law. For no one will ever be made right with God by obeying the law.”
In general, humans don’t like change. It can be painful and trying. In fact, we hate it. But sometimes, no matter how painful, we need change. Even if we can’t fully understand the reasons why at this moment. And now I present a really strained metaphor that I will insist on using throughout this piece: [...]