Before Christ Jesus, there was minimal to no way. After crucifixion Christ was beyond spreading The same Word to and in an existence after this.
A key passage in the discussion on where Jesus was for the three days in between His death and resurrection is 1 Peter 3:18–19, which says, “Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison” (ESV). The word spirit refers to Christ’s spirit. The contrast is between His flesh and spirit, and not between Christ’s flesh and the Holy Spirit. Christ’s flesh died, but His spirit remained alive. Jesus’ body was in the tomb, of course, but His spirit, having departed at His death (Matthew 27:50), was elsewhere for those three days.
Spirits imprisoned did not need three years as Christ spent on Earth in the living flesh. After death, there is no ‘time.’ Here on Earth – days and nights (our concept of ‘time’) cease to exist.
Even if we were to consider this from a medical standpoint. We are a summation of our experience and acts brought about in the mind (spirit.) For example, if a formally active and/or athletic person suffers a loss of ability to move; is the essence of that individuals different?
We can conduct research about abilities post injuries. Individuals who overcome deficits have the will to do so. It comes from who you are. Yes! There are limitations, but what you do with those limitations define you as you.
We take a short stroll down the highway of life. We live life! How we do depends fully on who we truly are.
Yes! We ask who you are now. Just as the individuals discussed above are who they are, what they were born to be. Yes! Born with deficits, yet they overcome/overcame the deficits to maximize the potential that is within.
We have heard the phrase “Let the light shine!” https://youtu.be/wMSU_N2MGVo
In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus says: “Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. … For there is nothing hidden except to be made visible; nothing is secret except to come to light. “
Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick, and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Matthew 5:15
And we pray: