I also believe the quality and intensity of our emotions will increase. When I told God I was not a sinner the second time, he burned with anger. His anger was pure and intense. I believe God is more “human” than we are (the good qualities of being human that is). My emotions are just a shadow of God’s. I believe our bodies, made of the dust of the earth, can’t contain emotions like God’s. And they will be replaced by spiritual bodies, able to feel like God feels.
I believe we will recognize each other, just as Jesus was recognized in his spiritual body (eventually) when he was with his disciples (after being raised from the dead). I believe I will have full memory of my life and the people in it and I will have great joy in telling others about what Jesus did for me (as I do now). I believe I will also have the joy of listening to others tell how Jesus engineered their circumstances and they too came to know the truth – that Jesus loves them.
I believe the instant I die Jesus will lovingly take me and hold me in his arms; like a shepherd holds a sheep that was almost lost. And he will tell me that he loves me, that he has always loved me, and that he is glad I am finally home with him. And we can love each other face-to-face.