The apostle Paul said, “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6 v23)
So, what is eternal life like? Well, first we will be raised from the dead, that is if we died before Jesus returns. He give us new bodies , possibly a younger version than we had when we died. We will go to stand before Jesus Christ, pain free and amazingly mobile, if our last few years had been spent in a wheelchair. We go first for judgment, God is not willing that any should perish,( 11 Peter 3 v 9) so as long as we want to serve the LORD eternally, Jesus said, “There shall not an hair of your head perish. in your patience possess ye your souls.” (Luke 21 v 18, 19). The judgment will only be a shock for the hypocrites (read Matthew 8 v 5 to 13)
Jesus will give all he loves newly enlivened bodies fresh and strong, with no longer blood coursing through our veins and arteries, but the spirit of God. Jesus told his disciples “handle me and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones as ye see me have.” (Luke 24 v 39 see also 1 Corinthians 15 v 50 “flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.” We will have immortal bodies) Our new bodies will be fresh and strong able to run like a deer, and indestructible, so we help the Lord Jesus to establish the Kingdom of over the whole world.
We will eat really enjoying real things, and the disciples are invited to banquet with the Lord Jesus, healthy people with happy lives knowing the will of God for this earth, and being part of the organisation to put His will into effect.
This gift of God, is like all free offers, you must follow the instructions, then only you can receive the free gift, it is a personal calling to be part of God’s family. This means that firstly you have to trust Jesus, that he can and will do all this for you. Secondly you must follow Jesus and obey his commands, Jesus said, “You are my friends if you do whatever I command you.”
So when you believe in Jesus, then ,and only then can you be baptised into Jesus Christ’s name and begin to follow him.
The Bible has all the information for God’s free offer about living a life in Christ and the kingdom of God.