Hosea 13:14 I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.
Psalm 30:3 O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. 4 Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. 5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Psalm 126: 4 Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the south. 5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. 6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
Matthew 13:37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; 38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; 39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. 40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. 41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; 42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
John 4:35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. 36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. 37 And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
Mourning time on earth means son down, the lowering of men's bodies in graves as the sun seemingly sinks beneath the western horizon at sundown. But just as the earthly sun does not go down in the ground but rises as a new day in the east, men only seem to die but their spirits rise up to Heaven drawn there by our Father. This is morning time in Heaven, a time of great joy that never stops!
God has made the collecting of new spirits from the earth an exciting event. Angels actually anxiously await the "rising of the son". Psalm 130:6 "My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning". Several inter-linking parables like knobs and niches of puzzle pieces tell the story of what happens. Please review The Parabolic Gospel where all the parables of major significance which reference this are defined. They tell the story of God's circuit planned for humanity. Some of the important parables are (1) men are "lively stones" of the temple; (2) men are trees of righteousness; (3) men are sheep for sacrifice; (4) men are wheat gathered for the barn of Heaven; (5) men are branches of the True Vine; (6) men are animals on a sheet who return to Heaven; (7) men are stolen temple vessels who are returned; (8) men are members of Christ's body which rises; (9) men are renewed as eagles after fainting (dying) who rise up; and (10) men are doves flying up to windows (to become "watchers"). Hermas was shown other significant parables. The willow tree and the branches is one (III Hermas, Similitude VIII) and the stones used to build a temple and a wall is another (III Hermas, Similitude IX). While both are important in describing the work of angels with men on earth to correct their behavior before placement in heaven, we want to focus on the temple stones analogy.
As the new spirits are brought in, there is a continuous round of applause for them and congratulatory handshakes and hugs from the veteran angels. This is illuminated using the trees analogy in Isaiah 55:12 and the handshakes in 2 Esdras 2:37-48. Since we are discussing joy in the morning, let us very quickly insert the wheat analogy where human wheat fields are "white unto harvest" and gathered to the barn of Heaven. White refers to the hair due to old age. Some rising from the earth find themselves in a bright field. Those waiting for the "morning son" find them in the field and explain to them where they are. A bunch of them grouping together form a sheaf of wheat. These are brought to a leading angel who is one of 365 "doors" of Heaven. A larger assembly meets here and this instructor addresses them.
Back to our "lively stone" analogy Hermas was informed that there are other strategic "pick-up" places in addition to fields. Some find themselves rising out of water and end up on beaches, I Hermas III, Vision III:27. Some wind up in beautiful mountains and others in find themselves in forested gardens, III Hermas, Similitude IX:25,34,54. The fun part for the angels comes in finding them. Their joy flows over in FAMILY reunion love!
All spirits rising up from the earth must receive instruction from the major Virtues, the counterparts of the 12 Archangels. These sisters have the task of giving the instruction in virtuous behavior expected of royalty in Heaven. These sisters then turn the new students over to the 12 Archangels the great "doors" of Heaven. The classes of the Archangels are divided into four schools. Enoch saw this as four chambers which receive the spirits of the departed based upon their experiences with evil upon the earth, Enoch 22. These classes go into great depth and detail about what God is doing and the status of men on earth. Here the nature of sin is explored and explained like they never heard or saw before. In these schools, "show and tell" occurs as they "watch" men on earth undergo the same events that happened to them while on earth. Only this time they see the demons on the men plot schemes, hatch them, and force men to perform their will using brain and central nervous system control! This time they make better judgments about what sin is and who causes it! They understand why the Spirit caused Paul to pen, "We wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers and spiritual wickedness", Ephesians 6:12. This time they cry out for revenge against demons, not against other men! Revelation 6:9-11. The following essays explain these things in great detail: