Joh_14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
Nobody ascended to Heaven yet because they were all in Hell, some in Paradise fixed by a gulf. When Jesus went to hell and preached to the spirits in prison he came back out on the 3rd day which was seen by many. Because He did the work, we get to go to those Mansions he prepared for us when we die.
So if you buy the farm, you get to be with the Lord. If you don't know the Lord your judged already and it's roasting time until judgement day.
(Soul sleep is a myth) Myth Busted!! We are spirits with a body and spirits don't sleep.
Your right, the Kingdom of God is now here. With that Kingdom comes authority, healing and the Power of God to enforce His will on earth. Jesus said thy Kingdom Come, they will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. We occupy until Jesus comes.
Jesus will set up HIS Kingdom here on Earth and we rule with him. That is yet to happen, but the Right to enforce the Will of God is here and now.
Hmm...that sounds pretty awesome. I appreciate the explanation. That rings truth to my spirit.