I haven't seen a verse that convinces me that we do go to be with Christ now.
What about the verses that state that we are basically already with him? It wouldn't be a matter of "going to him" more than "stepping further into where we already are" - our sinful flesh being left behind to rot in the dust until it is resurrected anew and clean and glorified.
(Eph 2:5-6)Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
We are in Christ, we are his body, and he is in us - we are alive, and have eternal life because our life is Christ's life, the life of Life himself. Our life is dependent on Christ who is alive forever more - Life himself, not on our bodies, or whether or not we are in them. Our bodies are to serve us, not the other way around. (Loosely speaking; just as in the same way, we as Christ's body are meant to serve him)
Our existence as the image of God is in our spirit. Our bodies are not the "centre" of our theotic "image-ness". I do not deny that our bodies are part of that image, but our image is not dependent on our body to retain that image, because God's "image from which we are reflected" (to put it poetically) does not specifically demand a body. The Word became flesh, it did not exist always as flesh. God is Spirit, and so are we.
In putting on immortality, it refers to a change of clothes. From dirty dusty rags of sinful fallen; perishable dust --- to clean glory of resurrected majesty; imperishable wonder.
But is this spirit just the power of God's Spirit that energizes this body and when this body dies the spirit lies dormat until it is reunited with the body that is dead? Think of our spirit kind of like a tape, or recording, when it is taken out of the tape player all the information is still there but it doesn't work but when it is put back into the player it is active again, one doesn't work without the other one.
Our spirit is far more than mere animating fuel. Our spirit is the very breath of God himself, our Life's-being. God is Life, and God is sentient, conscious, a living being --- and God is Spirit, so our spirit is also a piece of God, a unique expression of Life and the life of an infinitely significant unique individual. It is not mere activating energy...Forgive my harshness, but to call it so is to slight God who is himself Spirit.
As for tape player, He does not need a body to function, neither do we. Our bodies serve more than a utilitarian purpose, and so its purpose is not strictly utilitarian. God is not a utilitarian God of Machines, he is the God of the living.
I guess my problem with us going on to heaven or to be with God as a active spirit doesn't make any sense as far as these bodies go. Why put an active spirit back into a dead body if the spirit is already working, active,...if you know what I mean?
We are not put back into dead bodies. We are put back into resurrected, glorified living ones (which Paul compares to a fully grown tree), which are far superior to our fallen ones (which Paul compares to a seed). You cannot have a tree without the seed dying and being resurrected as a tree - and a seed compared to a tree, is quite a high leap of majesty. And from the perspective of a seed it is awfully hard to comprehend what it is like to be a tree.
However, we are not beings who were invented for "utilitarian purposes" - that is to say, we are not God's divine little machines. We are his children, his people. Going from an active spirit with God to being embodied again is no terrible fall; our life is in our spirit, because Life is Spirit - but our resurrected bodies are as much a gift as life itself - and being a gift it is not a thing of mere utility but blessed favour; and also because it is a gift, it is not a curse or a fall from height, merely because we went from being spirit to being embodied spirits, neither does that mean that the body somehow has a strictly utilitarian necessity, God is far better than that. Our body is a gift to be enjoyed, as well as used. But just because the body is a thing we can use - does not make the body a necessity in being with our Lord, neither does it make the body a necessity in us "existing" because our "existence" is a thing maintained, given, and centered in Christ who is Life - not our flesh or the state of it (glorified or not).
In essence; Christ is The Source, not Flesh.