“Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.”
“Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.”
We belong to a kingdom that operates by keys, referred to as the keys of David or the keys of the kingdom of heaven Rev. 3:7; Matt. 16:19. After salvation, it is these keys of the kingdom of God that a believer must strive to take hold of and commit to engage in order to have charge over life Matt. 16:19. When a believer does not know or have these keys he will be subjected to struggles in life Psa. 82:5. These keys of the kingdom of heaven are what Apostle Paul referred to as the weapons of warfare of the believer, which might not be physically appreciated but they are mighty to demolish strongholds, both spiritual and physical 2Cor. 10:4-5.
One of such vital keys of the kingdom of heaven is joy and rejoicing. It is so essential that the believer must always have it in his life if he will experience the abundant life Php. 4:4; 1Ths. 5:16. The focus of our teachings this week will be exposition on the power that is in joy and rejoicing, and the things it will make happen when embraced by the believer. As you engage with the things the Holy Spirit shall be showing us this week, I see dramatic turnaround in your life experience in Jesus name.
The Power of Joy.
Scriptures make us to understand that everything the believer has is received from above Jn. 3:27; 1Cor. 4:7. We must understand that it is one thing to be entitled for a thing and another to have the capacity to receive or take delivery of it Jn. 16:12. Joy is the spiritual virtue that makes the believer to be fit to take delivery of everything that is his right in the kingdom Isa. 12:3. For instance, serving God entitled for reward, but it does not guarantee the practical delivery of the rewards to the believer except the one serve with joy and gladness Deut. 28:47-48; Jer. 23:34-40. This is the missing link in many why they labor in service, prayer, fasting and other kingdom exercises, yet their lives don’t reflect the benefits.
One thing that can help the believer to remain joyful is the decision to keep celebrating God for His manifold grace in one’s life Psa. 150:6; Mal. 2:1-3. Everyone that will be grateful will remain joyful.
Jesus is Lord!
Father in the name of Jesus, pour on me the oil of joy to keep the joy of the Lord flowing in me always henceforth Psa. 45:7.
Make the decision to always be joyful and rejoice from today.
I decree the outpouring of the oil of joy and gladness on your life afresh now!
From today nothing will succeed in breaking the joy of the Lord in your heart again!