Acts 13:52 And the disciples were continually filled with joy and with the holy spirit.
the anointing is called the oil of joy
Smith wigglesworth said, there’s a place in god satan dare not come.
the devil doesn’t hang around happy, spirit filled people
The disciples walked in a consciousness of the triumph of christ
2 Cor 2:14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of him in every place.
Phil 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!
the devil works overtime to steal your joy…
god did not create us to live in grief and sorrow, depression…
Prov 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.
god didn’t create man so we could be depressed, confused, upset, stressed out, grieving & sorrowful.
Psalm 2:4 say’s that God sits in the heavens and laughs
Isaiah 61:3 The oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting.
Nehemiah 8:10 the joy of the Lord is your strength
WHEN YOU ARE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT SOMETHING HAPPENS IN YOUR INNER MAN SO YOU CAN FACE LIFE AND OVERCOME ADVERSITY.
Isaiah 53: 4-5 Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was pierced through for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed.
12 Therefore, I will allot him a portion with the great, and he will divide the booty with the strong;
Ephesians 6:10 “Be strong in the lord”…
it’s the strong ones that lay hold and gather up the spoils
James 1: 2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,
YOU CAN’T COUNT IT JOY IF YOU DON’T KNOW SOMETHING…
JOY CRUCIFIES the FLESH… JOY IS A FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
Psalm 126:1 When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. 2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, 3 the Lord hath done great things for them. the Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.
4 Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the south.
5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. 6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.