“Faith & Joy” Pt 2

“Joy Now”

1Pet. 1:5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time 6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations

Rejoicing means; shouting loud, jumping, and spinning around…

7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ

8 Whom having not seen, ye love;

Believing when you don’t see it pleases God.

Everything Jesus did he did by faith…

8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory

The more we experience His spirit you can’t express it

8 yet believing, ye rejoice with joy

Your measure of believing may determine your measure of rejoicing…

Heb. 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

You can be so full of joy that it resembles being drunk or high…

Expressions of joy include laughing, singing, shouting & dancing…

2 who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross,

Walking by sight keeps you in the present. Walking by faith keeps you in the future.

Acts 16:22 And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them. 23 And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely

24 Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks. 25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, (started crying & reasoning) and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.