Q. I have years and years worth of questions written in my prayer journal that I want to ask someone, as soon as I get to heaven! So, will I have to ask or will we be instantly infused with all knowledge upon arrival? I have a million of them! Will I even care once I get to heaven?
A. In 1 Cor. 13:12 Paul compared our current level of understanding to a person looking through a darkened piece of glass, where one could see outlines or shadows of things but would not be able to make out colors or details. Some modern translations call it a “poor reflection”. But when we get to heaven everything will be clear, like standing face to face in the bright light of day.
He also said that now we know in part but then we will know fully even as we are fully known. Just as Jesus knows everything about us including the hidden motives of our heart, we will completely understand every nuance of His word. All the depths of Scripture will be crystal clear to us.
In Colossians 1:19 Paul said God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Jesus. But Isaiah 53:2 said Jesus would have no beauty or majesty to attract the people to Him. There would be nothing in His appearance that would make them desire Him. That’s because a natural human could only see the human part of Him.
But from 1 John 3:2 we learn that when Jesus appears to us we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. That means when we see him we will be glorified like He is, so we’ll be able to see (perceive) all of God’s fullness in Him, not just the human part they saw.
From these verses I think it’s safe to say that the answers to all of our questions will come to us as soon as we’re transformed, and everything will be so clear we’ll wonder why we had ever difficulty understanding before.