Question: What are Christians when they leave this world? 

Answer: Hebrews 12:1 says “ Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,” 

Christians are our encouragers who struggled with everything we encountered. The great cloud of witnesses is our brothers and sisters in Christ who have gone before us into heaven. Knowing their faith through trouble should give us reason to hold on and hold out until our time is up on this earth as we know it. To be absent from this body is to be present with the Lord. Not only will we appear with Christ but also our good works done in his company. The law and the Bible is s sum total witness of the word of God.