We know that happiness and joy are crucial to our well being. God is Love and there is only pure Joy in Heaven.
The power of joy
The Lord gave Elo this very powerful revelation on being happy.
Nehemiah 8:10New American Standard Bible (NASB)
10 Then he said to them, “Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
One day while meditating, I heard the Lord tell me to look up when Nehemiah 8 v10 was used, and for what specific reason it was used. So I turned the pages and began reading Nehemiah and found that in that time, they were busy building the temple of the Lord.
Then He told me, the joy of the Lord is your Strength. Joy helps and in essence lightens the load and burdens cannot stick when a person is joyful.
Joy helps your progress in building. Whether it’s to build the Lord’s house, or be it to build your career or marriage.
Considering the joy of the Lord is our strength, when we enter into his presence we are filled with the fullness of that joy. (Psalm 16v11)
You will make known to me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.
‘Happy people are more open to receiving from Me, because they feel loved.
Sad people don’t feel that they deserve that which I give.
Joyous people are rarely sick. They are lively and young in appearance and heart. They are trusting and they are carefree. Remember whatever benefits it has to you in the physical, this joy, it carries the same weight in the Spirit as well.’
(1 Cor 15v46)
1 Corinthians 15:46
However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual.
‘Happy people are efficient people, both in My Kingdom and in the physical world. Joy is contagious.
Joy gives you the power to rebuild My Kingdom and My wall, the physical and spiritual wall of Jerusalem.’
We are forever building the temple of the Lord inside us. We are supposed to be walking Arks of the Covenant. Power resides in the Holy of Holies as we know from the Bible.
To be continued…