Isa 43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Rejoice In The LORD Through It All!

Php 4:4  Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.

It is a good thing to “rejoice in the Lord.”Perhaps you have tried it but seemed to fail at first.

Don’t give it a second thought, and forge ahead.

Even when you cannot feel any joy, there is no spring in your step, nor any comfort or encouragement in your life, continue to rejoice and “consider it pure joy”.

Jas 1:2  My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

Whenever you face trials of many kinds regard it as joy,
delight in it,  and God will reward your faith.

Do you believe that your heavenly Father will let you carry the banner of His victory and joy to the very front of the battle, only to calmly withdraw to see you captured or beaten back by the enemy?


His Holy Spirit will sustain you in your bold advance and fill your heart with gladness and praise.

You will find that your heart is exhilarated and refreshed by the fullness within.

Lord, teach me to rejoice in “be joyful alway."

1Th 5:16  Rejoice evermore.


The weakest saint may Satan rout, Who meets him with a praiseful shout.

Be filled with the Spirit.

Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord.

Eph 5:18  And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

Eph 5:19  Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

In these verses, the apostle Paul urges us to use singing as inspiration in our spiritual life.

He warns his readers to seek motivation not through the body but through the spirit, not by stimulating the flesh but by exalting the soul.

Sometimes a light surprises The Christian while he sings.

Let us sing even when we do not feel like it, for in this way we give wings to heavy feet and turn weariness into strength.

~John Henry Jowett~

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing
hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to

Act 16:25  And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

O Paul, what a wonderful example you are to us!

You gloried in the fact that you “bear on [your] body the marks of Jesus”

Gal 6:17  From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.

You bore the marks from nearly being stoned to death, from three times being “beaten with rods", from receiving 195 lashes from the Jews,and from being bloodily beaten in the Philippian jail.

2Co 11:25  Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;

Surely the grace that enabled you to sing praises while enduring such suffering is sufficient for us.

~J. Roach~

Oh, let us rejoice in the Lord, evermore, When darts of the Tempter are flying...

For Satan still dreads, as he oft did before, Our singing much more than our crying.

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