Jesus (Joy and Rejoicing)

And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple praising and blessing God. Amen. Luke 24:52-53

Today I want to conclude my columns on Jesus and joy. In this column I want us to know that Jesus wants you to have Joy. Many times Jesus speaks of His followers having to suffer and endure, etc. Now we see that no matter what we face in life we are to follow, suffer and endure with JOY!

The joy Jesus gives in not conditional. In the past columns on the subject I gave the scripture where for the ‘joy that was set before Him’ Jesus endured the cross.

Joy should be in every believer! Do you have the Joy of Jesus in you?

Let your heart receive the Joy of Jesus and in your body the earthly temple of God let the praises and joy and blessing to God rise up.

Oh, just now lift your hands and say “I’ve got the Joy of the Lord in me’!

Repent of your sins and ask Jesus to cleanse you and fill you with His mercy and grace and blessings and joy.

With salvation in your heart you can face whatever the world throws at you.

Please read the following slowly and carefully.

Matthew 28:9

And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, “Rejoice!” So they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him.

Luke 1:14

“And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.

Luke 1:44

“For indeed, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.

Luke 2:10

Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.

Luke 6:22-23

Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they exclude you, and revile you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of Man’s sake.

Rejoice in that day and leap for joy!

Luke 10:17

Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.”

John 15:11

“These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.

John 16:20

“Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.

John 16:20-22

“Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.

“A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.

“Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you.

John 17:13

“But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves.

Matt 5:11-12

“Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.

“Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Luke 10:20

“Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”

Luke 19:37

Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen,

John 4:36

“And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together.

I would like to make a comment about my columns.

Often you see that I make a few comments and the let the scripture speak for it’s self. We often take a few words of scripture and the write pages of comments. Well I like to do just the opposite. Ha

Now this column is about Jesus and the joy His followers should have. I feel that Jesus explains it better than any person could. Few comments needed! Ha

I want to help you see that the Word of God best explains it’s meaning. Now in some columns I do much writing but often I do them like today.

Now be blessed and live in Joy,

A pilgrim follower of Jesus,

Arthur and Denise Blessitt

Luke 18:1