Fourthly, No one goes to be with God on the other side that is not already with God on this side.
Our pastors and our teachers are most to blame for our ignorance of God's way for our life.
you can get closer, much closer to God simply by unlearning some things, without having to learn or do anything new.
If we were to unlearn enough, you could walk with God in the cool of the day.
Go with me on a tangent for just a moment. Haven't you (since you were born again) always known that God is in you and that you have been separated, in some cases by no action of your own. Praise God.
If you are born again - in your inner man is the presence of the Holy Spirit. Your inner man is in constant communication with the Holy Spirit.
But even in those who are not born again - the inner man is encoded with the mark of the Maker on the inner man. Even the unsaved, senses God's divine intent for their life.
Before we speak of spiritual things, I want to speak to those who aren't sure about their salvation. Without this step - without this quickening of the inner man by entrance of the living God in the person of the Holy Spirit, you cannot receive spiritual truths.
1 Corinthians 2:14
14. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
As you unlearn what has been keeping you back - what is not ordained by God - and make room for the things of God, you are practicing what is called "God Thinking"."
Excerpt from God thinking Preempt by Keith C. Powell copyright 2015