Monday 2nd January , Today’s Article: Joy In The Realm Of Salvation (Rhapsody of Realities Today)

JOY IN THE REALMS OF SALVATION 

……. _For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation_ ( *ROMANS 10:10)

In the realms of salvation is joy. That’s because all the blessings of God, all the blessings that exist in Christ, are in salvation. So, we’re full of joy all the time because we have all things. The Bible says, “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost” (Romans 14:17). There’s no room for frustration in our lives. We don’t give vent to sadness, anger or bitterness. We give vent to the joy of the Lord—joy unspeakable and full of glory.

Consider what the Spirit says through Paul to the saints in Thessalonica: “And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost” (1 Thessalonians 1:6). Despite the affliction, they were full of joy. Isn’t that what James also said? James 1:2 NIV: “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds.”

That’s how come Paul and Silas could be singing praises to God while in prison, with their hands and feet in stocks. They joyfully praised God, not so He would deliver them (even though He did), but because that’s the life of the new creation—it’s the extrusion and manifestation of true joy ; it just flows.

If that hasn’t been your experience, it’s because you’re not acting on the Word. Being joyful is your life. The Bible says, “Therefore with joy shall thou draw water out of the wells of salvation” (Isaiah 12:3). Without joy, you can’t experience the awesome blessings that God has delivered to you when you received salvation.

Joy is one of the intrinsic attributes of your recreated spirit; you only need to express and exude it always, irrespective and independent of circumstances. That’s where your strength lies—strength for an ever-victorious life: “…for the joy of the LORD is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10).

 PRAYER

Righteous Father, I’ve put on the new man, which, after you, is created in righteousness and true holiness. Therefore, I’m full of joy, and strengthened by the Holy Spirit today! My life is the testimony of your grace and goodness, and I rejoice always, with joy unspeakable and full of glory. Hallelujah!

FURTHER STUDY

1 PETER 1:8, ROMANS 14:17

1 Year Bible Reading Plan: Matthew 2 & Genesis 3-5

2 Year Bible Reading Plan: Matthew 1:15-25 & Genesis 2

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About the author

Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.

 

Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.

 

At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.

 

Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.

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