Kjv Psa 18:28 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. 29 For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.
Mess Psa. 18:28 Suddenly, GOD, you floodlight my life; I’m blazing with glory, God’s glory! 29 I smash the bands of marauders, I vault the highest fences
Ex. THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL FACED THE RED-SEA
OUTWARDLY IT CAN LOOK AS IF YOU HAVE COME TO AN END BUT SPIRITUALLY YOU KEEP MOVING…
NOTHING CAN STOP YOU FROM MOVING FORWARD SPIRITUALLY BUT YOU
Phil. 4:11 Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. 13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
TPT “I’m trained in the secret of overcoming all things”
Ex. Mark 5 – JAIRUS CAME TO JESUS TO ASK FOR HIM TO COME AND HEAL HIS DAUGHTER.
THIS MAN DIDN’T ACCEPT HIS CIRCUMSTANCES
PAUL’S NOT TEACHING, “GIVE UP AND ACCEPT EVERYTHING THAT COMES YOUR WAY”
THINGS CAN BE HAPPENING SPRITUALLY WHILE NOTHING SEEMS TO BE GOING ON NATURALLY
SPIRITUAL ACTIVITY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ACTIVITY THERE IS!
DON’T LET NEGATIVE CIRCUMSTANCES ROB YOU OF YOUR CONTENTMENT AND PROGRESS
MOVE THROUGH THE MADNESS
PRAISING GOD IN DARK TIMES IS ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO TURN OUR CIRCUMSTANCES AROUND
SATAN WANTS TO STEAL YOUR JOY
Neh 8:10 the joy of the LORD is your strength.
“JOY IS NOT BASED ON CIRCUMSTANCES”. OUR JOY IS BASED UPON WHAT WE KNOW
TO MAINTAIN JOY WE’VE GOT TO MAINTAIN A KNOWLEDGE OF GOD’S WORD
Kjv Acts 8:4 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word. 5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. 6 And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. 7 For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed. 8 And there was great joy in that city.
JOY COMES AS A RESULT OF HEARING THE WORD
Kjv John 15:11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
Rom 15:13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Ps 94:12-13) Power to keep calm
JOY IS NOT A FEELING… IT’S A KNOWLEDGE… SOMETHING YOU KNOW. YOU DON’T HAVE TO FEEL IT.
IF YOU TAKE AWAY THE WORD YOU TAKE AWAY THE SOURCE OF JOY
Kjv Phil 1:25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith
FAITH IS NOT A FEELING AND JOY IS NOT A FEELING
Kjv James 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations
YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO SPEND YOUR LIFE CHASEING FEELINGS!
FAITH BELIEVES IN SPITE OF WHAT YOU FEEL
Kjv Acts 16:23 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, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.