Tuesday, July 22, 2014

THE OIL OF JOY

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Ps 45:7

7 You love righteousness and hate wickedness;

therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions

by anointing you with the oil of joy.

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Babies are not born into this world smiling. Joy is not a natural thing that just happens without cause, joy is a fruit of the spirit indicating that joy is in the domain of the spirit, mere happiness is in the domain of the mind and is based on physical happenings.

One of the major attributes indicating the presence of the kingdom of God in a life or in a place is Joy, the others are righteousness and peace (see Rom 14:17).

Isaiah 12:3 says that with Joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. Also remember that the joy of the lord is your strength, you need spiritual strength to draw spiritual life which is the living water.

Because you are now saved, you are expected to overflow with the rivers of living water (see John 7:38). What you use to pump out this water (from the wells of salvation) is the joy of the lord. This joy is a result of the Holy spirit’s presence within you and the peace and sweet fellowship you enjoy with God in your heart; all sense of insecurity and care vanishes in this sanctuary of your heart, this is indeed the definition of the secret place and anyone who dwells there abides under the shadow of the almighty (see Ps 91)

Go into today determined to live a life filled with the Joy of the lord, do this by staying in the secret place that you access by faith in the righteousness of Christ not yours. This Joy is your strength and the force that draws out the life of God within you for the world to see. Have a glorious day.

Prayer: Dear heavenly father, I thank you for this day. I pray dear lord that you give me grace to walk in this Joy that you supply. I do not want to live one more day without this Joy and peace, in Jesus mighty name I pray. Amen

By SD Abraham

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