Category Archives: Joy

The Old, The New

Col.1:16-17 “for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth…  Everything was created through him and for him. He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together

Jesus holds all creation together! Everything is held together by Him including the demons, the angels, and the forces. If Jesus says, “Stop!”, everything stops. In the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, we command every affliction in your life to stop. Read the rest of this entry

Permit

Rom.2:4 (GW) “Don’t you realize that it is God’s kindness that is trying to lead you to Him and change the way you think and act?” (emphasis added).

 

We are totally grateful to God for all that He is doing and for unstoppable cheer. I have no doubt that being on this journey over the past few days,  Read the rest of this entry

The Exchange II

Isa.61:3 (Voice) “…God has sent me to give them a beautiful crown in exchange for ashes, To anoint them with gladness instead of sorrow, to wrap them in victory, joy, and praise instead of depression and sadness…”

 

The good news for you and me today is that the Lord is bringing an exchange. God is exchanging our ashes for beauty, mourning for joy, and giving us praise instead of despair. Read the rest of this entry

The Exchange I

Isa.61:3 (Voice) “…God has sent me to give them a beautiful crown in exchange for ashes, To anoint them with gladness instead of sorrow, to wrap them in victory, joy, and praise instead of depression and sadness…”

 

Let God transform you by changing you and changing the way you think. How does God use defeat to transform us? I am going to give you an equation and with this equation, Read the rest of this entry

Look Inside

Matt.2:10 “When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! 11 They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh” [with emphasis].

These men were rather wealthy and well advanced in age but as soon as they saw Jesus, they bowed and worshipped Him. The question to you as we celebrate Christmas is, what is keeping you from bowing to Jesus? Read the rest of this entry

Surplus

Matt.7:7 “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.”

God specializes in surplus and this is consistent with scriptures. Read the rest of this entry

Color Catcher

Matt.11:28 “Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”

Shepherds are to sheep what the goatherd is to goats. Have you ever seen a goatherd? I saw one once when I was serving in Northern Nigeria. That day, we were evangelizing from village to village, Read the rest of this entry

Big Picture

Isa.43:10 “…There is no other God— there never has been, and there never will be. 11 I, yes I, am the Lord, and there is no other Savior… 13 From eternity to eternity I am God. No one can snatch anyone out of my hand. No one can undo what I have done.” [with emphasis].

Have you tried playing chess with an eight-year-old? There was this eight-year-old girl that had won chess tournaments for her school. Read the rest of this entry

The Way

Heb.12:2 “We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne” [with emphasis].

Do you want to sit in the place of honour God has for you and your destiny? If your answer is yes, then you must keep your eyes on the joy while you go through the pain. It is not about the pain, it is about the joy. Read the rest of this entry

Good News!

Isa.9:6 (KJV) “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

 

Christmas is very unique for several reasons and I will explain why. The Christmas season is very unique because it is the season we have chosen to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

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