Y’know how there will be no concept of time in heaven and how time as we know it will end once we get there? Verses such as 2 Peter 3.8 where it says, “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”? We know that time means nothing to God in the “hereafter”, so this is what I was thinking about.
If there is no time in heaven (and hell for that matter), then both places must exist in a constant state of “now”. Now having no past, present or future. Just here, just now. If this is true, and we have no reason to think it’s not, then there is no one in heaven/hell right now at all. If that is the case, then the whole concept of Adam entering heaven before David, and Isaiah entering heaven before Paul did, doesn’t fly.
Make sense? Everyone who dies enters heaven at the very same moment as everyone else. From the very first person who ever died, to the very last person who will ever die, to every one who be will whisked away without dying, every single soul who goes back to God, will do so at the very same moment.
I know this is a hard concept to comprehend and I still don’t understand it, but it does make sense from a logical point of view. Of course, logic (at least from a human standpoint) rarely has anything to do with the things of God, but it certainly gives us something to mull over. When someone says, “When I pass on, I’ll wait for you”, this isn’t true. We will all stand before the judgment seat of Christ at the same “time”.
Let me know your thoughts and we can go from there.