This has always been a big question for the young Christian. I had always struggled with this understanding.
“How can heaven be heaven if I could still remember my life on earth?
Well, my answer came from a simple understanding of right and left brain functions, complemented with Revelation 22, appropriately titled, “Eden Restored”.
In this chapter, I believe John was not just simply talking about a physical location, but how our “thinking” changes. He was talking about our minds renewed.
“1Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life,”
On each side of the river NOW stands the “tree of life” aka faith on BOTH sides.
Once faith overwhelms both sides of our thinking, there is NO MORE LEFT OR RIGHT, good or evil, male or female, Jew or Gentile.
Finally FAITH is restored and ALL things are understood, full disclosure and THERE IS NO MORE “Why?”.
Romans 8:28 NIV
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
It is like the Chinese Farmer, we will no longer be moved by the labels of good and evil.
Now we see how God sees everything, ALL is good if we can just simply have FAITH that God is bigger than our issues.
But the time to learn that is now. The time for trust is now. We got to allow God to be God in our life.
Open the door and let Him in.
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”