The following is an article I collected from the internet many years ago. It clearly sets out what lies in store for all of us.
In away, if you are reading this now, its conclusion may already be familiar to you.
Answers to the Meaning of Life and Death
Here are the facts plain and simple about life after death. These are the main conclusions drawn from my research and they describe the afterlife as a whole. These are the most important truths revealed from all the near-death experiences I have read. Some of my conclusions I verify with sacred writings. There is one word to describe what the afterlife is all about and that word is "Love". From these conclusions, you will see that Love is truly the answer to all questions concerning life and death. In the end, Love conquers all and even the gates of hell will not prevail
You existed before you where conceived into this world and you will continue to exist when your soul leaves this world.
You have lived many lives on earth throughout history and you can remember these lives in your dreams.
You existed before the universe began and you will continue to exist when the universe ends.
Your soul has always existed as a part of God and your soul will continue to exist throughout eternity.
Our souls are indestructible.
Jesus said "you are gods" (John 10:34) meaning that we too have divinity within us.
God is Love, Life, and Light, in other words, totally unfathomable.
All souls are holy in the Light of God. All souls are deeply Loved. All souls are sparks from the Mind of God.
All souls are connected together. Separation is only an illusion. We are in reality all one with God and each other.
There are many dimensions to the afterlife and earth is only one of them.
Each level of the afterlife is a different school for learning the many lessons of Love.
You are currently living in a level of the afterlife right now.
The levels of heaven and hell begin right here on earth within us and continue on after physical death.
Our earth lives are gifts from God for us to learn to give and receive Love.
Life is a road full of lessons teaching Love. When Love is learned, you will forever have eternal paradise within you.
At death, the next level of the afterlife you go to is determined by the level of spiritual development you have attained on earth.
Death is merely the doorway to the next level of spiritual evolution.
Sin is believing you are not a part of others and God - and acting accordingly.
God does not judge you when you die. In the awesome Light and Love of God, some people judge, condemn and punish only themselves.
God has already forgiven us. God Loves us infinitely. We must forgive ourselves and others which may be hard for some to do.
After death, you will review your entire life, every thought and deed. These will flash in an instant before your spiritual eyes and you will understand your life in it's entirety.
During your life review, you will see yourself and your life completely from God's perspective. However, there is no judgement except the judgement you level at yourself.
During your life review, you will experience every thought and feeling of everyone you came in contact with during your entire earthly life.
Those with evil thoughts flee the Light of God at death because they are too ashamed to have their entire lives and inner nature revealed.
Communication in the afterlife of the spirit world is by thought.
In the spirit realm our thoughts and feelings cannot be hidden from others. This is can be heaven for some and hell for others, depending on your inner nature.
In the Light of God and Truth, it is impossible to lie to God, yourself or others in the afterlife. There is no place for secrets to hide.
On earth we have an inner nature (our conscious) and an outer nature (our personality). In the afterlife, your inner nature becomes your outer nature.
In the afterlife, Love is Light. The reason Jesus can be seen emanating tremendous Light is because of the tremendous Love that emanates from Him.
Every soul shines this Light of Love in various degrees. The Light of souls who Love very little are very dim and dull.
Love in the afterlife can be compared to money in the physical world. The more you have to give, the greater you are.
The Kingdom of heaven is within you as Jesus said. If you have Love on earth, you have heaven within you. You are already living in heaven.
If you have not Love on earth, you are already living in hell.
You create your own heaven or hell within you.
There is no devil to blame for your transgressions. The hell of hells is knowing that you were your own "devil".
God doesn't force anyone to heaven, hell, or anywhere.
Hell is not literal flames. It is a temporary spiritual state of total separation from Love, joy, God, light, peace, sanity, etc. We put ourselves there until we no longer refuse to love others and ourselves.
Living where God is fully manifest can bring an overwhelming experience of Love and ecstasy that many people are not prepared for and cannot endure.
It is Love, not religious dogma or ritual, that creates spiritual growth and saves us from a hell of our own making.
Love is the Way to heaven, God, the Spirit of Jesus, the Law of the Universe, the gospel, God, Light, I AM, YOU ARE, WE ARE ... ONE.
Learning Love is what life on earth is all about.
Religions are cultural institutions only. God is Love and Love is universal.
The only true "religion" is Love according to Jesus.
Everyone, no matter their religion, who Loves has been born of God and knows God because God is Love. (1 John 4:7)
Love, being God, transcends religion and culture.
The Spirit of Jesus is Love. No one can come to the Father except thru Love. Love is what Christ and true "religion" is all about.
Jesus came to show the way to heaven. The way to heaven is Love.
The gods and deities of other religions are the saints and angels in other religions.
Love surpasses knowledge. (Eph 3:19)
Love is greater than faith. (1 Cor 13:13)
Love removes sins. (1 Peter 4:8)
Love is God. (1 John 4:8)
Love, being God, keeps no record of wrongs. (1 Cor 13:5)
Love is the Law of God. (Rom 13:10)
God is Love. Love is patient, kind, doesn't envy, doesn't boast, is not proud, is not rude, is not self-seeking, is not easily angered, keeps no record of wrongs, does not delight in evil, rejoices with the truth, always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres, never fails. God is Love. (1 Cor 13:4-8)
If you live in Love, God is in you. (1 John 4:16)
If you do not Love others, you do not know God. (1 John 4:7)
If you do not Love others, you do not Love God. (1 John 4:20)
We know we are saved if we Love others. (1 John 3:14)
People are in hell because they refuse to Love. (2 Thes 2:10)
Love, being God, is our salvation from a hell of our own making. Love is the Truth.
Nothing can separate us from the Love of God, except self. (Rom 8:39)
If you have Love, you have been born again of God. (1 John 4:7)
You can have the faith that moves mountains, but if you have not Love, you are nothing. (1 Cor 13:2)
You can give all you possess to the poor and surrender your body to the flames, but if you have not Love, you gain nothing. (1 Cor 13:3)
You can speak with the tongues of men and angels, but if you have not Love, you are only a resounding gong. (1 Cor 13:1)
Faith without Love (actions) is dead. (James 2:17)
The only thing that matters is faith expressing itself through Love. (Gal 5:6)
We Love God, not because we Loved Him first, but because God Loved us first. (1 John 4:19)
Love is the gospel. Love is the Light of the world. Love is the Word of God.
It was not nails that held Jesus to the cross. It was Love.
If we seek God and His Kingdom of Love within us, we fill find. If we knock on the door to our hearts, it will be opened. If we ask for Love, it will be given to us. We will find eternal Love within ourselves.
All we really need is Love.
Love conquers all.
Love is the Teacher. When you are ready, your Teacher will appear.