True knowledge of who God is leads to becoming like him. Complete knowledge of God leads to becoming like Him completely.
1 John 3:2
2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
Greater knowledge of anyone leads to loving them more and
loving God leads to obeying God.
“If you love Me, keep My commandments.
Knowledge of God leads to loving God which leads to obeying God which is synonymous with becoming like God.
Intimacy with God leads to obedience and obedience leads to greater intimacy.
He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
Greater intimacy leads to obedience which leads to eternal rewards.
2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
ALL VERSES FROM: New King James Version (NKJV)
If all of this is true then it is plausible that the degree to which we become intimate with God in this life will determine the degree to which we are intimate with God for eternity, since intimacy, leads to obedience and obedience leads to eternal rewards.
If all of this is true, then is THIS life what determines our intimacy with God forever?