Psalm 116:15 ~ 15 Precious in the sight of the Lord Is the death of His saints.
Sounds harsh at first until you think about it. To the Lord it is joyful to have his children come home to be with him. The whole time we are on a journey to come back home to our Father. That moment we get saved and realize that Jesus is our savior is one of the most joyous occasion to the Father and the holy angels as well. Scripture tells us: Luke 15:10 ~ Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” All of Luke Chapter 15 is about this joy of us coming home in salvation first..It is a wonderful read…Here is the first part but click on the link to read the rest to be blessed by it fully.
The Parable of the Lost Sheep
15 Then all the tax collectors and the sinners drew near to Him to hear Him. 2 And the Pharisees and scribes complained, saying, “This Man receives sinners and eats with them.” 3 So He spoke this parable to them, saying:
4 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? 5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ 7 I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.
The Parable of the Lost Coin
8 “Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? 9 And when she has found it, she calls her friends and neighbors together, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I lost!’ 10 Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
All this joy and celebration for one finally finding Jesus but then the celebration is more so when one of us dies and enters into the gates of home sweet home! So much so that the Father is thrilled when we pass on. Put yourself in his shoes for a moment, an impossible task in the grand scheme of things but, for this moment not so much. Let’s say you have a family member who has moved far away and you miss them terribly and you only get to communicate via phone calls or letters. When the day finally arrives that they travel miles and miles to come home and be with you just how happy and joyful will you be? Now multiply that by a number not even imagined to exist and you have just why God is thrilled by one of his children dying on this Earth.
This Earth is a physical temporary place for us. We are eternal spiritual beings living in a physical body that expires. Our bodies are just vessels to ride in during our time on this planet. After the fall, which caused our separation from God, it caused the decay or entropy to occur. We now have to live in a cursed fallen state of decay for a time due to mankind’s action of turning our backs on God and his promises to us because mankind believed the lie of his enemy that we can be our own God. He said that we don’t need to be under him and we can just do what we will and be happy. This was the first lie and it permeates this Earth in shiny new packages still today. Jesus offers us a way to bypass this curse and reconnect with God through salvation in him. He offers the ONLY patch to the problem. Once we accept his FREE gift we can then effectively make our calls and communications with our Father again and to commune with him and be heard. We are then guaranteed and promised to be able to be with him when we pass from this journey on Earth to the eternal journey in the Heavens with him. Our true home.
We tend to think that this is it. This life is all that there is and we need to live it to the fullest until the light goes out. Well, it is just the opposite. This is only the beginning, this life is a start to find our Father again and reconnect and once we do that live for him not ourselves. That is when life really begins to become fulfilling and meaningful. Yes, not only did he warn us in advance that we will we experience tribulations and troubles on earth but, he promises us that he will bless us in this life with things for ourselves as well. However, he will bless us even more so with ever lasting blessings for the things we do for him when we get to our true home. The enemy of God has us all duped into thinking this life is about us and us only. He has us enslaved in a prison of work, pay bills, have a few hours of party time, work, pay bills etc. This is a prison that is virtually impossible to break out of now in the temporal. However, we can have the hope of eternity with the Father in Heaven to look forward to as we burn out in this Babylon system we have entered into of our own choosing. This system hardly leaves room for God, and so, narrow is the road to salvation to find him. We get focused on what we desire, what makes us happy and not in our true eternal future. This makes the enemy very happy. One, because he can make our lives miserable by living in a self made prison by tossing in a few “perks” like party time doing things that lead us deeper and deeper into despair and self destruction and two, it adds to the possibility that we may never enter the narrow path and accept Jesus and find the Father. Anything the Father loves dearly is what the enemy loves and drools at to destroy, harm, kill and snatch away from him.
That is just a mere summary to the very large story of life here on this Earth and the eternal life. The real life we all live is the eternal life. We do not die spiritually. We are eternal creatures. This physical body will perish but we will get a new one made for us to live in our REAL home if we accept Jesus and change our way of thinking here. If we do not then, we continue in the curse even in the spiritual realms. We would then die over and over again in a suffering state that we put ourselves into because we chose freely to believe the lie over the truth. The truth is that God is our father and Jesus is the antidote for the injection of death and suffering we allowed by abusing that free choice God gave us. Read the book to find out the more integral details and for more help in getting by in this world. Each time you read it you get something new revealed to you that you never saw the first time you read it. God talks to us through his word. The Bible is truly a book that is alive. You can never understand that until you accept Jesus as savior and allow the Holy Spirit in and he will communicate with you through that written word. Each time you pick it up you will get what you need to hear at the right time you need to hear it.
So, yes indeed, the Father rejoices and is thrilled when his saints dies on this Earth. He is thrilled that one of his children is coming home and he can love them more deeply than they have ever felt love before. There is no veil holding back the full force of emotions and connection. Yes, the veil was torn when Jesus died for us, allowing us to go before the throne of God to communicate and feel God’s love in our connection with him again but, when we pass from this physical state and are standing right before him, that barrier that was there is gone. We will see, hear, think and feel more truly. We will experience what true real love, peace and safety feel like. We will then deeply understand what we missed out on our whole lives because we shut the door to God and did not let him fully operate that way he had intended when he placed man on this Earth. We will then “get it” and we will finally feel like we are home. We finally belong. We were never a mistake in a cosmic accident. We are home!
Not only is the reunion joyful and all fear, pain, tears, stress and loneliness is gone but, he has more waiting for us. Scripture tells us: 1 Corinthians 2:9 ~ But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” How could anyone go on to describe the wonderful things he has for us because he loves us since even the joy we experience here and the beauty we see here is nothing compared to what he has for us. No eye has seen or imagined it. Now imagine that! I have heard people who have had near death experiences say things like: “I can’t describe it, but it was as if color was real and actually living.” “Flowers were actually alive and you could feel them!” Or “I have never felt love like that. It filled me inside and out!” My own mother had a near death experience and she told me she never felt more secure and safe and loved. She described streets like gold glass so pure that you could almost see through them because it is was so brilliant. These are descriptions that people use to talk about some of their experiences but God said no eye has seen or can imagine what he has so even what they went through was just an allowed snip preview and is nothing compared to when they will be there with him for all eternity and what those of us who accept salvation will experience for all eternity. That is how much he loves us. First and foremost to sacrifice his ONLY BEGOTTEN son (*he has only one son that was begotten or born into this Earthly plane, died and rose again for us to be saved*), and then to prepare a place for us so that we can be with him. See: John 14:1-3 ~ 14 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
So these are the things we should focus on when faced with sickness or disease or heartbreak. Being on this Earth is nothing in the grand scheme of things but a mere whisper of our eternal lives. James 4:13-15 says: 13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; 14 whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.” When we find the Father and find Jesus we are promised that all pain, tears and heartache will be gone forever more and for blessings in our eternal lives that we can not even imagine on our own. He loves us and wants us to be with him despite what the enemy would have you believe when he puts you through pain and sickness. God is waiting for us to come home. He actually hurts when we miss out on choosing him. But, once we find him and make our free choice to love, accept, change our way of thinking and living and follow Jesus, he and his holy assembly rejoice and celebrate and the day we walk in the door of heaven and call out: “I’m home!”, he and the others rush to hug us and give us the love and rest we have never experienced on this Earthly plane before…Never! Thank you Jesus, thank you Lord for rejoicing when we die so that we can finally be home and at rest!
Just an end note to those of you who may need to hear this: The Lord loves you more deeply than you know or may fully understand at the moment. No matter what it is you may be going though you can rest assured that he knows and is in full control of either complete and total healing and respite for your worries, sickness, and trouble or, if he wants you home to be with him in your trial. He will guide you and give you peace and comfort at just the right time when you call out to him. What parent or loved one would ignore a cry out for help. God won’t. He wants you and loves you and will answer when you call. It might not be at the exact moment or it may but, he will certainly show up at the perfect moment and, you will see that the timing was right after all. Have courage and peace and faith. You are loved…So very very loved!