In the graph above, if we are still
living when Christ comes to gather us to Heaven, we will ascend in our
transformed body/spirit-soul (the Rapture). If we have previously died, like our loved
one, in our spirit-soul we will descend from Heaven with Jesus and will
be re-clothed with our body as it is resurrected anew out of the grave.
In this one sweeping process we will then ascend in our transformed
body/spirit-soul up "with [our loved ones] in the clouds to meet the
Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord [in Heaven]"
(1 Thes. 4:16-18).
We will descend again with Jesus at His Second
Coming to the Earth. But that is another story. Meanwhile "comfort one
another with these words." (1 Thes. 4:16-18)
Either way, Jesus, who said "I will come again" (John 14:3), will do exactly that and RE-unite saved loved ones forever!
Below...Reunited with our Christian loved ones in Heaven who LIVE as we speak.