Restored to Its Perfect Frame – Alma 11:42-43

43 The spirit and the body shall be reunited again in its perfect form; both limb and joint shall be restored to its proper frame, even as we now are at this time; and we shall be brought to stand before God, knowing even as we know now, and have a bright recollection of all our guilt.
44 Now, this restoration shall come to all, both old and young, both bond and free, both male and female, both the wicked and the righteous; and even there shall not so much as a hair of their heads be lost; but every thing shall be restored to its perfect frame, as it is now, or in the body, and shall be brought and be arraigned before the bar of Christ the Son, and God the Father, and the Holy Spirit, which is one Eternal God, to be judged according to their works, whether they be good or whether they be evil.
The Book of Mormon provides us with a clear description of the resurrection. After we die, our spirits and bodies will be reunited. Our bodies will be immortal and incorruptible–no longer subject to injury, illness, or death (Alma 11:45, Alma 41:4, Mormon 6:21). Additionally, our brains will function properly: we will know everything we know now, and, as Amulek teaches in the passage above, we will be able to remember things clearly. The prophet Jacob teaches in a different passage that resurrected beings have “a perfect knowledge like unto us in the flesh, save it be that our knowledge shall be perfect” (2 Nephi 9:13). 
What a joy it will be to have a perfect body and a perfect mind! But, as Amulek points out in the passage above, there is a potential downside to this clarity of mind: we will have “a bright recollection of all our guilt.” Or, as Jacob says, “We shall have a perfect knowledge of all our guilt, and our uncleanness, and our nakedness; and the righteous shall have a perfect knowledge of their enjoyment, and their righteousness, being clothed with purity, yea, even with the robe of righteousness” (2 Nephi 9:14). It sounds as if we will be self-aware like never before. No wonder that is when we will be judged!
I am grateful for the knowledge that we will live after death. I am also grateful that our postmortal life will include an immortal body and a clear mind. I hope to live in such a way that, when that day comes, I will “have a perfect knowledge of [my] enjoyment and [my] righteousness.”
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