Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:6
So, we are always encouraged and know that, while we are at home in our [physical] body, we are away from the Lord,
2 Corinthians 12:2
I know a man in [fellowship with] Christ who, fourteen years ago, was taken [literally, "snatched"] up to the third heaven. [Note: The first heaven would be where birds fly; the second where the stars are; and the third where God is]. (I do not know whether he was in his physical body or whether it was an "out-of-the-body" experience, but God knows). [Note: Paul is obviously telling about a personal experience. See verse 7].
"Master, you may now allow your servant to be released [i.e., die] in peace, according to what you said.
[But] Paul answered, "What are you trying to do [by your] crying and breaking my heart [like this]? [Do you not know that] I am ready, not only to be chained up, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus?"
It is my eager expectation and hope that I will not have to be ashamed about anything, but that I will have the courage, [both] now and always, [to so live] that Christ will be exalted [i.e., honored] in my body, whether I live or die.
2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought the good battle; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith [i.e., I have been true to my commitment].
2 Peter 1:14
knowing that [I will] soon put off my "tent" [i.e., I will soon die], even as our Lord Jesus Christ made clear to me.
2 Peter 3:11
Since all these things are [certain] to be destroyed, what kind of persons should you be, [if not like those] living holy lives, and in a godly manner,
2 Corinthians 5:9
So, we are also eager to please God very much, whether we are at home [in our body] or away from it.
His master replied, 'Well done, you are a good and trustworthy servant. You have been trustworthy over a [relatively] few things, so I will place you over many things. Come and share in your master's joy.'
And if I go to prepare a place for each of you, I will return to take all you to [be with] me, so that you also will be where I am.
"Father, I want those you gave me [i.e., the apostles, see verse 6] to be with me where I am [going], so they will see my splendor [i.e., in heaven], which you have given me, for you loved me before the creation of the world.
1 Thessalonians 4:17
Then, we who [will still] be alive, that are left, will be caught up together with them into the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so [from then on] we will always be with the Lord.
1 John 3:2
Dearly loved ones, we are God's children now, but it has not yet been revealed [to us] what we will be [in the future life, Luke 20:34-36]. But, we do know this, however, that when Jesus is revealed [i.e., at His second coming], we will be like Him [I Cor. 15:49], for we will see what He really looks like!
And I answered him, "Sir, [surely] you know." And he said to me, "These are the people who have come through the terrible persecution, and they have washed their robes and made them white with the blood of the Lamb.
And there will no longer be any curse [in the city], and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be there. And God's servants will serve Him,
1 Corinthians 13:10
but when that which is complete comes [i.e., the full revelation of God's will, contained in the New Testament Scriptures], then the partial will be abolished [i.e., the supernatural gifts, which provided only part of the revealed will of God, will cease to be exercised].