And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Genesis 2.2
The Creator rested once His work was done, but that came to an immediate end with the fall of man. Even before man began to reap the fruit of his rebellion, the Lord God began to suffer. All of man’s suffering on Earth has been analogous to the infinitely greater suffering of God in Heaven.
What happens from the moment a mother gives birth to a child? The moment she begins to care for her child, until the end of her days, will be registered in her heart – there will no longer be peace in her life. The same happens with God. Once the first sin happened, He no longer had “peace” with mankind.
Those who think God is immune to suffering are very mislead. Those who defend this idea do not truly know Him.
When Jesus said, My Father has been working until now, and I have been working. John 5.17 This means that He is constantly working, not to pay the bills, but to save souls that were created by default and are on the route to hell.
God works in every good and faithful servant to reach those who have been rejected, are suffering, are discouraged with life, especially those who are on the verge of committing suicide. He exhaustively works to convince those living in the comfort zone of salvation and do not care about the lost souls. Yes, the Spirit of God works by playing the trumpet, saying: Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us? Isaiah 6.8
Jesus also commanded the disciples: Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Mark 16.15
And when one soul is saved, He says: 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… Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents. Luke 15.4-10
Imagine: if there is joy in Heaven when a sinner repents, what happens when a sinner does not repent? The angels and, above all, God Almighty become profoundly sad; there is suffering and pain in Heaven. Unfortunately, not all Christians or people who consider themselves to be of God think this way.
On a beautiful day, while I was on my way to work, I was thinking about my personal projects. I dreamed of making money and living a nice, quiet life. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, I heard a loud, but soft voice say: What will it profit you to gain the whole world, and lose your own soul? Immediately, convinced by that warning, I began to worry about the salvation of my soul. I realized that no matter how much success I achieved in my family, career and health, one day I would die and everything would be over. And my soul, where would it go? The idea of hell began to trouble me day and night, without ceasing.
God does suffer. And His pain is infinitely greater than all of ours. He knows very well where the souls of most people have gone; He has seen and heard their cries of torment in hell. God is aware that most of the more than seven billion souls, sooner or later, will go there.
Think: how does He feel knowing these facts? What have you done to save at least one soul from hell?
The Dream of God
Since the fall of mankind, the Creator’s the biggest dream has been to save them.
From Genesis to Revelation, we have seen God’s enormous effort to implement the Plan of Salvation. Certainly, until all the prophetic words of Revelation are fulfilled, God’s priority is to save souls.
This is why God created the nation of Israel and brought us His Son. He accomplished the Work of Salvation, established the Kingdom of God – His Church – and sent his Holy Spirit so that, through His servants, those who believe in His Message can be saved.
This shows that the Mind of God has been busy with the lost souls.