The consummation of God's full salvation includes these three parts of our total being:
1.) The spirit of man - regeneration
2.) The soul of man - transformation
3.) The body of man - transfiguration
4.) The environment of man - a new heaven and a new earth
We should not think of disembodied cloud like souls floating in some obscure realm of hazy light.
The final environment is "a new heaven and a new earth"
"And I saw a new heaven and new earth for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and the sea is no more." (Rev. 21:1)
Once again we read of a new environment:
" But according to His promise we are expecting new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells." ( 2 Peter 3:13)
As for the sons of God, their spirit is regenerated
, the soul is transformed
and their body is transfigured
These three processes make the sons of God like Jesus Christ.
"Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not yet been manifested what we will be. We know that if He is manifested, we will be like Him because we will see Him as He is." (1 John 3:2)
So to be born again is to embark on a process in which the believer will be filled with divine life within and swallowed up with divine life from without.
I just include two more passages on the swallowing up of the whole man, including the body in divine life:
" For also, we who are in this tabernacle [present physical body] , being burdened, in that we do not desire to be unclothed [disembodied] , but clothed upon, that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life." (2 Cor. 5:4)
Again, the saints await the transfiguration of the body not being disembodied from it.
" For our commonwealth exists in the heavens, from which also we eagerly await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,
Who will TRANSFIGURE the body of our humiliation to be conformed to the body of His glory, according to the operation by which He is able even to subject all things to Himself." (Phil 3:20,21)
That is enough for this post.