Heavenly Joy is your Portion
Bible Nugget 0320 [Isaiah 51:11, KJV]
11Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
Do you want to have long-lasting joy, a foretaste of everlasting joy? Or do you want to have joy that is situation-dependent? Situation-dependent joy is earthly joy. It is short-lived or transient. When one say’s earthly joy, it means happiness that is not perpetual. Not whirling from within. It depends on other external factors, people etc. Earthly joy is diluted by sorrow.
There is another type of joy God wants his children to have, live and dwell in at all times. It is called heavenly joy. At the end of age, that is the joy that the children of God will possess for ever. Our nugget scripture says “the children of Zion shall return ….”, and then everlasting joy shall be on their head. When we return to God in heaven after this life, that is when true everlasting joy shall begin because sorrow and pain will pass away. Meanwhile we can be content with long-lasting joy not diluted with sorrow and pain. It is possible because it agrees with the Word of God, the Bible. Heaven is a place of Joy and if the children of God will return there, then they must be perpetually happy people. In other words, God wants his children to have true happiness on earth here. Hence whatever will not make you happy or steals your joy is not the will of God for you. When the Apostle John visited heaven in the Spirit in Rev 4:1-11, the heavenly spirits around the throne of God were all full of joy.
Revelations 4:9-11 (KJV)
9And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,
10The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
11Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
On earth, the Holy Ghost supplies continuous joy to a believer’s heart, as the believer learns to rejoice in the Lord. Joy is a believer’s portion, just like healing is as our right. Jesus purchased or healing with his own blood, and when you have faith in the name of Jesus and that by that name sickness and disease has to bow, you receive your healing. Faith for healing comes by hearing the word of God. Likewise, hearing the word of God brings joy and assurance to a believer’s heart.
Jesus in John 15:11 says:
11These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
Today, Jesus is represented by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit speaks words of comfort and consolation to our hearts all the time. Give heed to what the Spirit is telling you. He wants to have continuous fellowship with you in your heart. The disciples as they continue in the faith in the book of Acts, the bible says they were filled with joy and the Holy Ghost.
1If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
2Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
Philippians 3: 1: “Finally my brethen, rejoice in the Lord.”
Philippians 4:4: “Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say, rejoice.”
The will of God for you is that you live perpetually in joy. What is troubling your heart at this time? Cast all your burdens on Jesus because he cares for you. He has been on this road called earth before where he bore your pain and sorrow. He was a man acquainted with grief and sorrow so that your joy will be full. Turn everything to Jesus and you will be happy the rest of your days.
Prayer Nugget 0320
- Lord, let your joy be my portion all the day long in the Name of Jesus.
- Every pain and sorrow hindering my full joy, disappear from my heart in the name of Jesus.
- Holy Spirit, anoint my head with your oil of joy and gladness in Jesus Name.
- Holy Spirit, you are the supplier of joy. Supply my heart with abundance of joy that will last me all eternity in Jesus Name.