“You will appear with him in glory.”
Albert Martin writes this in his book Grieving, Hope and Solace:
“But, blessed be God, the moment that wrestling, struggling, repenting, striving, child of God breathes his or her last breath, God will put forth upon that soul that has left the body a concentration of his sanctifying grace and power that will immediately complete the work of conforming that soul to the moral likeness of Christ.
“From that very moment, and on into the limitless stretch of eternity, the departing soul of a true believer will never again have one sin to confess, one tinge of coldness of heart to be ashamed, one inordinate lust or unholy desire to fill him or her with shame or remorse.
“Furthermore, the soul of that departed child of God will be beautified with all the graces of Christ like love, purity, passion for the glory of God.”
But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 1 John 3:2, ESV:
“Beloved, we are God’s children now,
and what we will be has not yet appeared;
but we know that when He appears we shall be like Him,
because we shall see Him as He is.”