Joy In Heaven
Heaven is a spiritual place where there is no darkness and evil.
It is a place of continual bliss where happiness never cease.
Yet, Christ told us in the Bible that the inhabitants of heaven become even more exceedingly happy when one sinner repent.
They know that it is not God’s will that any humans should perish but all would receive eternal life.
The model prayer of Jesus also states that we should pray that the will of the Father and His kingdom be done on earth as in heaven.
It, therefore, means that we on earth should endeavour to share the gospel of Jesus Christ to the unsaved so that they can repent of their sins and accept the Lord as there Saviour.
As Christians, most of our efforts are spent preaching to other Christians in the churches. But, Christ did not come to earth to save the righteous but to save sinners.
There is no extra joy in heaven among the Godhead, the angels and the other inhabitants for ninety-nine just persons but only for one repentant sinner.
Our happiness on earth is contingent on our duty to lead sinners to repentance. We, therefore, need to get our priorities straight.
Oh, what a contented and joyous people we will become if only we obey the great commission of Christ to go into all the world and preach the gospel.
The world is at our fingertips through the internet, and if we have access to this technology we have no excuse.
When we do our part on earth to lead many souls to Christ, the immense joy in heaven will translate into our lives here on earth.
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)
Luke 15; Matthew 6:9-13; Mark 16:15-16