Posts Tagged 'joy'

Heavily Burdened or Bursting with Joy

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 ...

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From Grief to Eternal Joy

September 14th, 2016

From Grief to Eternal Joy

Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. (John 16:20 KJV)

Jesus Christ knew that His disciples and followers would mourn His death.  He knew that most did not fully comprehend all the spiritual implications of His short life and subsequent agonizing death on the cross.  He knew His disciples they would grieve ...

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Genuine Joy, Peace, and Hope Only Come from God

June 19th, 2016

Genuine Joy, Peace, and Hope Only Come from God

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. (Romans 15:13 KJV)

Hope and faith bundled with joy are essential in living Christ-like.  Being down in the dumps or “out of sorts” is not a place for professing Christians to dwell.  Gloominess should be only a temporary situation, or short-lived spiritual season in ...

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The god of This World is a Thief

March 30th 2016

The god of This World is a Thief

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (John 10:10 KJV)

The god of this world is a thief who desires to steal our spiritual joy and destroy our livelihood.  His wish for all mankind is that they exist spiritually dead both in this world and for all eternity.  His ...

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Naomi Went From Joy To Bitterness

January 29th 2016

Naomi Went From Joy To Bitterness

And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me. (Ruth 1:20 KJV)

The “she” in this scripture verse is Naomi.  She was acknowledging the recent difficulties in her life had come from the hand of God.  She understood that God had dealt bitterly with her.  Recent events had left a mark on her life, causing her to desire to be called Mara ...

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Take Up Your Cross November 19th 2015

Are you heading along in life on the alternate lane or the spiritual bypass?

Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. (Psalm 16:11 KJV)

There are only two pathways in this world, one leading to life in the eternal realm and an alternate path leading to death. The world has only one super highway system with a central spiritual bypass or narrowing channel ...

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JOY Eternal Balm for the Heart

Did you know there are over one hundred scripture verses that have the word JOY in them?  This impressive figure does not even begin to take into consideration any closely related words such as joyful, rejoice, and joyfulness. The godly fruit of JOY is a major spiritual milestone in a believer’s walk in fellowship with God.  JOY is always flourishing in an alive and spiritual fertile heart.

Possessing Joy for the believer is truly so important God gives every ...

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Take Up Your Cross November 27th 2014

November 27th 2014

There is joy in Heaven for every lost sinner quickened spiritually alive.

I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. (Luke 15:7 KJV)

On this day of Thanksgiving we give thanks to unto God; first and foremost, for His great mercy and grace of which none of us naturally deserve.  If we got what we deserved all mankind would be ...

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Take Up Your Cross November 20th 2014

Know God, know joy

Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. (Philippians 4:4 KJV)

Paul did not make this statement just once but rather he reaffirmed it: “rejoice in the Lord…”  The object of rejoicing is clearly directed squarely and exclusively centered upon the Lord.  Paul did not say “rejoice if …, or rejoice when …” There are no outer conditions we face in the world which limit real joy of the Lord from persistently burning from ...

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The Valley of Dry Bones

Many biblical scholars believe The Valley of dry Bones is an allegory or a prophetic vision of the future and not an actual reference to a place.  It is at the very least an illustration concerning the Jewish people and the entire nation of Israel.  The dry bones are a depiction their spiritual deprivation and their future restoration prophetically mentioned throughout scripture.

The Jewish people’s spiritual restoration is likened to a reconstruction of a physical human body.  These Biblical ...

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