(Spirit helper speaking: ) In Heaven there is no time as you know it. Rather it’s like “There’s no time like the present.” You linger until you learn; time doesn’t move you forward, but rather your “knowledge of the Holy” moves you forward. As you progress in spirit and heart and mind, so do things move along for you.
On Earth, seasons and years of age move people to this or that activity and station in life, regardless of their emotional stability and heart condition. On Earth, the clock can tell you what you are to do, but in the Eternal Kingdom of the Redeemer, His will alone dictates what to do.
On Earth the “changing of the guard” says what happens next, (as in the old days when guard-changes told the time, or time periods were determined by a king’s reign and ended when a new king took over.) But in God’s Heaven above, only He says what happens next.
On Earth, the sun’s light moves you forward in time; in the realm above, the enlightenment of mind and heart move you along to progress. This is the “time” of Heaven that comes from the light of God.
The sunshine is not needed to dictate times and schedules because the Son of God rules. He is the clock, so to speak, and moves along as He wishes. And what moves you along is your readiness and eagerness to learn of Jesus. Your ability to grasp the concepts and ideas of Heaven is the “time changer” for you and makes new things happen.
Where you are at in spirit indicates what “time” of life you are in. You can’t make forward progress in “time” unless you have truly learned your next grade. So that is something very different than on Earth. When your eyes are opened and you see and grasp new things in the spirit, you move on to new and better things.
So why was the selfish rich man in the parable not in the bosom of Abraham? Because he didn’t learn what he needed to, to get to that station of joy. And what did he want to do? He wanted God to send someone to teach his relatives something about the life to come while they were yet on Earth. And why couldn’t that request be fulfilled? Because they hadn’t learned from the scripture what they should have. If they had, then they might have been ready for the next lesson from Heaven. But they didn’t pay attention to the written classes, so they weren’t eligible for the more Heavenly interactive lessons that would have gotten them higher up with more pleasures in the world to come.
So, learn your lessons well. Each thing you are able to fully and competently grasp here, the higher level you’ll be on there. Earth is a learning station for so many lessons. Take this chance to hop up as high and fast as you can—by not just watching the clock, hoping things go by quickly so you can get on to other things. But by learning good and well what you must, so in the Heavenly realm you will be moved to the levels I know you really do want to be at. Learn now, laugh long later.
So, was today a battle? But did you learn something you wouldn’t have been able to before? Be glad. The battles were a gift to teach you, and thus to get you into a higher level of joy hereafter. –That is– if you learned from them and didn’t just sulk and fume and fuss about the difficult challenges.
It’s all about waiting for the prize, and not being so anxious and too eager to fast forward to the “fun bits” that you miss learning what you were meant to through that exercise. They are all exercises, to see how you’ll cope and what you’ll do—and if you’ll react as God has been teaching you to.
Each day is like a test, to see if you learned. So don’t be shocked if tests come and battles rage, even after you’ve had all this nice time with the Lord, and read all kinds of Word. That’s what it is for—to test if you are remembering it, and to practice putting it into practical living.
When you pass a test, then you move on in spirit. Things change for you in the physical too, while you are here, and they’ll change in the spirit when you come back to the realm of God’s throne, His Kingdom.