.....know what is now going on here on earth? I've read that some folks understand Hebrews 12:1 ["Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses,"] to mean that those of God's people who have died are aware of what is going on here on earth at this present time. Is this, in fact, true? Your comments/ideas on this question would be much appreciated, especially if you can supply some specific Bible verses that support your position. Thanks.