I’m still working my way through Salvation by Allegiance Alone by Matthew Bates, and I wanted to share this gem:
In the final analysis, we don’t go to heaven; God brings his heavenly abode down to earth, having re-created the universe so that there is a new (that is radically renewed) heaven and earth. We do not go to God, but he comes to us. — Matthew Bates 
It’s always been the case that God has come to us, why should the end be any different than the beginning and the middle?
 Matthew W. Bates, Salvation by Allegiance Alone: Rethinking Faith, Works, and the Gospel of Jesus the King (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, a Division of Baker Publishing Group, 2017), 139-140.