Before birth we lived with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. We had spiritual bodies, and at birth we received physical bodies. At death our spirit separates from the physical body and goes to the spirit world where we continue to learn and grow while we await the resurrection, when our spirits reunite with our physical bodies (but perfect bodies then) never to be separated again! Everyone will receive that free gift because of Christ’s resurrection.
But what happens after that?
Christ provided a way for us to be able to live forever with our Father in Heaven. This gift however, is not free. It must be earned.
When Jesus suffered in Gethsemane, He suffered for everyone’s sins, so that we all have the opportunity to be forgiven of our sins. The price for forgiveness is repentance, recognizing when we do something wrong, being sorry for it, confessing to the person we wronged and to God, making restitution as well as we are able for what we did, and resolving never to do that again.
When we repent, the Atonement of Christ makes us clean, and we are able to enter God’s presence again and live with Him forever!