The Lord helps us bring closure to some things that happened in our past, step by step. It was only after Abraham was separated from Lot, (and that door was closed), that God showed Abraham the land he was going to possess. Often after doors are closed, God will show us what He is opening up ahead of us.
Even though past events may have happened long ago, some of their destructive consequences may still be hindering us today. Closure is done by walking in the newness of life we have in Christ. We are new creations in Christ. Old things have passed away; they no longer have the power to affect our present. We cannot reach for them and live that past over and over again, or we will remain locked in our past. The past has the potential to hinder our future, so closure needs to be applied. Every if and if only has to be left behind so that we are not. God shines the light in those areas so we can let them go and move forward. As He reveals to heal, He also seals some doors shut so that they can never be opened again.
We are to know no one according to the flesh, including ourselves. In addition, our behavior was one way in our past, but in Christ all things have become new. Revelation brings transition into our transformation, from glory to glory!
2 Corinthians 5:16-17 “Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”