“Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.”
King James Version (KJV)
Grace's comment on 2020-08-12 15:55:16:
Hello Mr Sebren
The Lord is also the God of the dead: Revelation 20, Philippians 2: 10 & 11, and Romans 14:9 > "For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living". "Might be" is now is! Now that's cleared, I offer sympathy if someone you cared about recently passed away
The following is my personal experience and my thoughts about what happened. Furthermore, I admit that I didn't want to answer your question because I knew it would draw out the haters. But I couldn't forget your question and now know that it's right to answer from a unique experience
I hadn't seen a dear aunty of mine for a long time due to being abroad. She was an older sister of my mother and was actually more of a good mother to me. She was suffering for a long time, but no closely related relatives told me when there was time because they're narcissistic. I found out very late about it when I phoned relatives overseas, but she was asleep. It was just before she passed away. So it was the most distressing grief I've ever been overwhelmed by
So, I cried to the Father God and told him how I missed her so much and never got the chance to say goodbye. Then when I was out walking on a sunny day, some time within 15 days of her passing, I suddenly sensed the presence of an angel who told me in the spirit that someone wants to speak to me! I'm glad I was given that bit of preparation, or else I would've closed up out of fear. A minute later, her spirit &soul appeared, asking me questions that she would've asked, but never got the chance before. I answered her questions while they walked with me. This lasted about 10 mins. Then 2 days later, they came back for a final brief visit, in my home, so she could see my lifestyle & for me to explain my circumstances to her
So it's possible but rare& only if God allows it for a brief time window (up to 15 days, maybe 30, of the death of a saved soul, escorted by an angel). I didn't ask for that, but u may
ralph's comment on 2020-08-07 19:41:40:
COVID 19, act of God or brought about by a Chinese leader that thinks He's God!
Fred Scanlan's comment on 2020-08-07 10:41:44:
Our God is not a god of the dead,but of the living.
Terry Sebren's comment on 2020-08-07 07:33:15:
Do our loved ones who have passed away visit us?
Luke 15 is about the prodigal son's comment on 2020-03-30 04:50:11:
Luke 15 is only about the prodigal son,not a woman.
Jackie Cooke's comment on 2020-03-29 19:27:55:
As the woman called her friends to rejoice with her upon finding the lost piece of silver, so God calls his angels round when one sinner repenteth.
Frank Craig's comment on 2015-07-06 15:34:45:
ithink think this clearly says that God rejoices over a repentant sinner while the angels look on wondering what this salvation is all about.
Barry Pierce's comment on 2013-04-23 06:43:16:
Does the phrase "in the presence of the angels" refer to God Himself?
mark garlow's comment on 2011-12-06 23:04:36:
THANK YOU LORD. GOD is GREAT.