Paradise is a life of recognition. It’s also a life of peace.
In this part, Paradise is not a life of education. While worth considering, this is my opinion, so hold it lightly. The dead in Christ NOW aren’t ages and eons beyond US in knowledge of and experience with God, Abel knowing more than anyone since he was the first to die.
No education is continuing in Paradise. At rest means....AT REST...no worries, no study, no concerns, no knowledge of this life. Fully conscious, those present remain peaceful and care-free. Fully-aware of others, they remain profoundly cordial, gentle and festive. While in motion, they never disturb. While completely crowded, they enjoy plenty of room.
AT REST, they await the Savior’s Return to earth, as we do. They want history to conclude, as we do. They want HEAVEN to begin, as we do. They want the New Jerusalem to come down to the new earth, as we do. For they know, as we do, that means the end of NOW and the beginning of an endless TOMORROW.
And what that means is: education in the mysteries of God’s presence and ways awaits the consummation of history. So Nothing Begins in Heaven over THERE until it’s ALL OVER, OVER HERE! End Part IV