Heavenly Father thank You, we have nothing to give but just to say you Lord; heavenly Father thank You. I don’t why You love me so, I don’t why? Thank You Father for Yet another in the land of the living, we say thank You for another moment of refreshing in Your presence. Blessed be Thy Holy Name.
Beloved, do the zeal of your Father’s house consume you? Is your heart panting or thirsting for the Lord? Where do we put in our energy? Is so important that we check out our longings. Why? Someone wants to know, because if we don’t, a day will come when we have few hours to spend here, a revisit on how you spent your 80yrs, 70yrs, 60yrs, 50yrs, 40yrs, 30yrs, 20yrs, 10yrs only for you to discover that you have spend so much time doing the wrong thing which the few hours left will not undo (1 Cor 3:12-15).
Another reason for this spiritual check-up is to make sure your works are not standing on a wrong ladder. How will I know when I am on the right path? The Spirit bears you witness and if you have given your life to Jesus, you will not miss it, because you have the “Spring of Life” living inside you.
The promise of Joy Unlimited as promised us is not for those who are yet to give their life to Christ. Is not for those who have their one leg in; one leg out in the Kingdom of the Most High God. It is for that brother and that sister who are sold out for Christ. Why? Someone is asking.
The determinate of this kind of joy is not dependable in material wealth or possessions. This joy goes beyond here. It means that the relationship you are have with Christ here continues after your walk here on earth. It means that why it is still day you are doing the work of Him Who sent you so that when the night comes when no one can work, you firmly secured.
It means that when your eyes lips closed here on earth, you are so confident that Christ will not allow your body to see corruption. It also means that you have the assurance of everlasting Joy which is only possible with eternal life. Beloved that is the unending joy package the Lord is unfolding for you and I.
But the big question is are you for it? Putting it in another way, are you qualify to receive this gift? Are you making any effort to qualify?
In the beginning, I did made mention we must make effort or check out what our heart beats after or pant after. Beloved is so important we do that because we do not know the time nor the hour of the His appearing.
Those who have gone ahead of us have marvelous testimonies of their relationship with the Master of which they wrote to us concerning by the help of the Holy Spirit, so that we will not be ignorant of such but work hard to part take of same that our joy will indeed be complete in Him. Read more :
What we have seen and heard
we also declare to you,
so that you may have fellowship along with us;
and indeed our fellowship is with the Father
and with His Son Jesus Christ.
We are writing these things
so that our joy may be complete.—1 John 1:3–4
John the apostle never ceased to marvel at the life-changing relationship he enjoyed with his Lord. It overwhelmed him to know that, at a particular time in history, the God of the universe chose to have fellowship with him, a simple fisherman. John was so overjoyed that he earnestly wanted to share his joy with others so they, too, might experience the same joy. A special fellowship or “bonding” developed between those who had personally encountered Christ as they rejoiced together at God’s goodness to them.
Those around you desperately need to be encouraged by your latest encounter with Christ. Some have lost hope that they can experience the reality of God’s presence in their lives. They don’t need your philosophies or theological speculations. They don’t need to hear your opinions on what they should do. They need to hear from someone who has just come from a personal, life-changing encounter with the living Christ.
When you have had such an experience you will be like the apostle John, hardly able to contain yourself as you rush out to tell others of your amazing encounter with God. Your responsibility will not be to convince others of the reality of God, but simply to bear witness to what your Lord has said and done for you.
The change in your life will be your greatest testimony of your relationship to Christ. There is nothing more appealing or convincing to a watching world than to hear the testimony of someone who has just been with Jesus.
It that be said of you that you just encountered Him few hours ago or years ago? Our Joy grows when we can testify of a swelling relationship between us and the Lord Jesus. despite all the challenges you are going through, will it be said that you are still bearing witness to the king of kings. You are after the Master for the food on the table or the bank account that is full (all though important).
Can it be said of you that in spite of it all, I stand for Jesus for I know when He comes, my joy will be unlimited; my joy will be full. Praise the Lord! come and see for you are alone in this desperate situation, the saints that has gone ahead of us had one time in their lives experience same but the difference is that, they did not give up:
“The king also himself passed over the brook Kidron.” 2Samuel 15:23
David passed that gloomy brook when flying with his mourning company from his traitor son. The man after God’s own heart was not exempt from trouble, nay, his life was full of it. He was both the Lord’s Anointed, and the Lord’s Afflicted. Why then should we expect to escape? At sorrow’s gates the noblest of our race have waited with ashes on their heads, wherefore then should we complain as though some strange thing had happened unto us?
The KING of kings himself was not favoured with a more cheerful or royal road. He passed over the filthy ditch of Kidron, through which the filth of Jerusalem flowed. God had one Son without sin, but not a single child without the rod. It is a great joy to believe that Jesus has been tempted in all points like as we are.
What is our Kidron this morning? Is it a faithless friend, a sad bereavement, a slanderous reproach, a dark foreboding? The King has passed over all these. Is it bodily pain, poverty, persecution, or contempt? Over each of these Kidrons the King has gone before us. “In all our afflictions He was afflicted.” The idea of strangeness in our trials must be banished at once and for ever, for He who is the Head of all saints, knows by experience the grief which we think so peculiar. All the citizens of Zion must be free of the Honourable Company of Mourners, of which the Prince Immanuel is Head and Captain.
Notwithstanding the abasement of David, he yet returned in triumph to his city, and David’s Lord arose victorious from the grave; let us then be of good courage, for we also shall win the day. We shall yet with joy draw water out of the wells of salvation, though now for a season we have to pass by the noxious streams of sin and sorrow. Courage, soldiers of the Cross, the King himself triumphed after going over Kidron, and so shall you.
Beloved, never know what you are passing through but God our God will raise for you. he will yet make you to be joyous again only believe that it is possible and the God of impossibility will arise for you. listen every power contending the promises of in your life will see you triumphant according to the Word of the Lord. the Lord Himself will bring it to pass. Praise the Lord.
Just know that you are in your season of ending joy, tap into it. Enough of those gloomy face; downcast gaze. Look up and see the bridegroom coming your way, your sorrow He will take away and make you smile again. If you believe it, shout alleluia and as you shouting alleluia your burden is lifted and you are position to receive your Joy Unlimited package and is dropping in your hand right now. Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Remain blessed in the Lord.