At this time, when a child of God dies, their immaterial side (their soul and spirit)
goes to be with the Lord in heaven.1
At a future date, they will be resurrected from the grave, given glorified
bodies, and be taken back to heaven. This event is known as the rapture
of the Christian Church.2
Christians who are alive at the
time of the rapture will also be taken to heaven. Both will be there for
seven years before returning to earth.
At the end of the seven year period, they, Christ Jesus, and the holy angels
will return.3 This is known as the
second coming of the Lord. It's, also, when the battle of Armageddon
will take place.
1 (2 Corinthians
2 (1 Thessalonians