What Will Our Future Selves Look Like?

What Will Our Future Selves Look Like? February 16, 2024

What will our future selves look like? I’m talking about our heavenly selves, and perhaps our sanctified selves to a certain degree, although we will never reach the perfection of the glorified state on this side of the great divide.

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Unfortunately, there is little to address this question in Scripture. We know we will be enraptured in perpetual worship.

The question remains, what will we be?

A good follow up question is what are we becoming? Perhaps one could ask, are we becoming what we will be?

These questions have come to the forefront of my mind because of a heaven-like dream recently. I am Spirit filled and I do have dreams from time to time that shed light on my current circumstances. St. Peter quotes from Joel 2 in Acts 2 on the Day of Pentecost.

and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams.

Acts 2.17 (NRSV, see also Joel 2.28)

This merely supports the fact that indeed God uses dreams and visions to speak to His people through His Holy Spirit.

However, this does not address the issue at hand.

I had a very complex dream, and a dream within the dream, so it was like Inception

At this point, I have journaled about it more than once, in depth. All I feel comfortable saying in this article is that it was very much like what I would imagine an interaction in Heaven to be like. It was with another person, whom I have not had a conversation with in awhile, much less a caring conversation like we had in the dream. Neither of us were jaded. We were at peace and rest, fulfilled, safe at last. I was describing things to her in conversation. More than once, she seemed to look right into me and say, “I know.”

For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. 1 Corinthians 13.12

Living in the light of His Presence, we will not only know our Lord, we will know each other in the future. The version of ourselves that we are now will eventually become that which we have been created to be. We will become the pattern our Lord has laid out for us to be.

And there is solace in knowing some conversations will take place, completely unjaded, in the future, on the other side. Unless of course we draw nearer to what we will be on earth, opening the door for us to know each other a little more fully here on earth, even if we are not full known yet.

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