April 23rd, 2018
Joy in Every Circumstance
1 Thessalonians 5:16 (KJB) Rejoice evermore.
A professing Christian’s life is to be cloaked in joy. Eternal joy is not just present according to his or her pleasant circumstances. Rather it is present DESPITE any circumstances. Otherwise, God’s presence and power at work in his or her life is limited in some way be adverse conditions at work in a professing Christian’s life.
Godly joy is to be present in EVERYTHING.
This succinct verse does not say rejoice ... Continue Reading →
March 21st, 2018
Great Joy, love, and Singing
Zephaniah 3:16-17 (KJB) In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack. 17 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
These two verses are speaking of a time in the future inside the timeframe of the ... Continue Reading →
March 19th, 2018
Grace for Grace
John 1:16 (KJB) And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
God’s holy nature is filled with a plethora of divine mercy and grace. I am not exaggerating!
Literally speaking, He is overflowing with compassion and standing ready to inject a profusion of His precious grace into the heart of every child who asks for His presence and power to dwell inside their heart.
Every quickened alive person’s heart enjoys continual spiritual fellowship in a ... Continue Reading →
October 16, 2017
Joy and Affliction in Serving God
2 Timothy 1:8 (KJB) Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God.
A sincere man of God is a continual servant of God despite whether it be blessings or untoward circumstances which envelope his life.
Timothy is imploring children of God to stand strong and sure in his relationship with God. ... Continue Reading →
July 10, 2017
Spiritual Pain Relief
Psalm 51:8 (KJB) Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
David was inspired to record this verse in lamenting about the pain of his own sin. He was spiritually busy beseeching God about removing the uncomfortable nature of his sin. David recognized his brokenness before God. He understood that only God could places the spiritually scattered pieces of him back together again.
Perhaps this sin had been fun for ... Continue Reading →
July 8th, 2017
Psalm 89:15 (KJB) Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.
Certainly, both knowing God and walking in His ways are familiar with having joy. Joy is a heart attitude which is overflowing in the man and woman of God. This joy is so profound that it cannot remain dormant inside their heart. It works its way outside to permeate the atmosphere about them.
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April 21st, 2017
A Clear Conscious Joyfully Serves God
2 Corinthians 1:12 (KJB) For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
There is much joy and rejoicing among those who are able to entertain a clear conscious before God. Nothing makes the heart of man sing louder than one who has confessed ... Continue Reading →
February 26th, 2017
Eternal Mirth Comes Through a Broken Spirit
Proverbs 15:13 (KJB) A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
Sorrow of the heart is not pleasant but is a spiritual necessity.
A broken spirit erupts and diffuses self-will giving way for God’s perfect will.
Mourning about sin conveys a desire for new spiritual life.
A merry heart can only come through the presence of God at work in a softened heart.
A person’s heart either has ... Continue Reading →
December 12th, 2016
Luke 1:46-47 (KJB) And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, 47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
Surely Mary did not understand all that was happening in her and through her life. However, she chose to glorify and magnify God anyways. Mary was rejoicing in the fact that God was going to use her, a woman of humble means, to bring about His plan for this world.
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December 10th, 2016
Heavily Burdened or Bursting with Joy
Proverbs 12:25 (KJB) Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.
Bearing the weight of sin is spiritually agonizing and physically painful. It causes one of two possible reactions in every man. He either crawls on his knees towards God. Or he suppresses the truth and hurriedly crawls away from things of God.
One direction increases his pain while the other releases his distress and discomfort ushering ... Continue Reading →