Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happiness in Heaven!

Then Jesus told them this story:  If any of you has a hundred sheep, and one of them gets lost, what will you do? Won't you leave the ninety-nine in the field and go look for the lost sheep until you find it?  And when you find it, you will be so glad that you will put it on your shoulder  and carry it home. Then you will call in your friends and neighbors and say, "Let's celebrate! I've found my lost sheep."  Jesus said, "In the same way there is more happiness in heaven because of one sinner who turns to God than over ninety-nine good people who don't need to."

Luke 15: 3 - 7

Also in Matthew 25: 21b the Master in the parable says to his servant.

Come and share in my happiness!

Did you know that you can bring happiness to Heaven when you turn away from your sin and decide to follow Jesus?  Heaven is pleased with your example.  

You will also share in the Happiness of Heaven when you leave this world and enter into the joy of the Lord!  When a disciple of Christ leaves this earth to travel to their home in Heaven, humans mourn because we will see them no more on this earth.  But the Homecoming of arriving in Heaven to be with Jesus and with all those who have gone on before you must be truly amazing!  

The Bible says that Abraham died and was gathered to his people.  As a child of God, you will not only go to Heaven, but you will also be gathered to your people!  When you go to a 50th class reunion, you see those you knew well as young people, but now they are old. When you are gathered to your people in Heaven, you will see believers you knew on this earth, but they will there be eternally young, and you will be too! 

So, you will pass from this life and all it’s trouble, and receive a new body and a promise that you will never again experience pain, or suffering and death!  

If you know a fellow believer in Jesus who has recently passed from this life to the next, go ahead and weep, but not as those who have no hope!  Even though you are sad outwardly, let your heart rejoice for the great prize given to those who leave here as followers of Jesus!

And you can know for sure that there will be a gathering where you will be re-united with the one you love, and this time it will be forever!

“Lord Jesus, give me the great assurance to know that on the other side of death, for Your children is Eternal and complete Joy! And may You Jesus, be praised now and forever.  Amen.” 

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