Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2.

When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. Hebrews 1:3.

Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord, equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. Hebrews 13:20-21.

Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:

The Gospel is a message of joy. It is the sharing of My joy with you.

Jesus had such joy sharing the good news with His followers when I raised Him from the dead. At the sight of Jesus back with them again more beautiful than before when they had witnessed His horrific appearance on the cross they REJOICED. And to be among you again having purged you of all your sins and having made you His brethren, My children, and our friends was the thrill and delight of His heart. He could hardly wait to bring them the good news.

And this was the joy that lay before Him that caused Him to endure the cross, despising the shame! Having purged and purified you of all sins, He could take His seat at My right hand and I could now seat you there with Him as holy, blameless and beyond reproach for He had paid the ransom for you so I could justly raise you there with Him. Hebrews 12:2. And now, He shares that joy with you. Like the Shepherd giving a huge celebration over bringing back His lost sheep, so My Son and I rejoice and celebrate over you in My Spirit and the angels join in the celebration as well. Myriads of them on Mt. Zion, the heavenly Jerusalem, the church of the firstborn. For as He is so are you in this world and He is the firstborn. Double portion of all is yours.

He has made us one, you are a sharer of the Divine nature in Him, and your life is forever with Me in splendor, majesty, and glory as you reign with Me as one forever. Revelation 22:5. Joy unspeakable and filled with glory. He opened the door, He is the door, for you to return home to Me, the place you truly belong, the place that is prepared for you before the foundation of the world. Your abundant, open, wealthy, healthy, secure, and grace-filled place. And your great good Shepherd died for you to come back and take you there with Him. He died and was raised to raise you up with Him and seat you in Heaven with Him where you belong but Adam abdicated.

Come share your Master’s joy! And what was the joy of Jesus? To come back to His friends and tell them the good news that He had taken away all that divided them from Me, that He had reversed the curse Adam unleashed into the world and made their lives blameless, holy and beyond reproach before Me. That He had given them an inheritance, His own inheritance, with Me as the firstborn Son and had made them entirely new- a new creation in Christ.

Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth, who loves you and released you from your sins by His blood and made you to be a kingdom, priests to Me, your God and Father. Revelation 1:5-6. Now as My royal priesthood and precious children, you have confidence to enter the very Holy of Holies to converse with Me by the blood of Jesus. He has opened for you a new and living way through the veil, that is, His flesh, and since you have a great priest over My house you can draw near with a pure heart in full assurance of faith, having had your hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and your bodies washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:19-21. Now, in Him, you can all know Me and hear My voice from the least to the greatest. Jesus has called you friends, brethren, children, His Body, and His Bride. And we are one, so you are all those things to Me also in Him.

There is cause for rejoicing here. Come share My joy and share it with others too, go and share the good news of Jesus! In Him, I have taken away all your sins and made you into the “YOU” that you always wanted to be, that you were made to be.

Perfect in My sight. For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. Hebrews 10:14.

I have loosed your bonds. Psalm 116:16. All who call on the Name of the Lord will be saved (delivered, rescued, escape). Romans 10:13. Return to your rest, troubled souls, for I have dealt bountifully with you. I have rescued your soul from death, your eyes from tears, your feet from stumbling. You shall walk before Me in the land of the living. Psalm 116:7-9; Revelation 21:4. Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, Jesus Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives. For assuredly He does not give help to angels (Satan and the angels who followed him in rebellion cannot be saved, their destiny is sealed to hell), but He gives help to the seed of Abraham, which you all are in Christ. Galatians 3:29. Therefore, Jesus had to be made like His brethren (kinsman redeemer) in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to Me, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted. Hebrews 2:14-18.

When I raised Jesus from the dead, He came into the upper room to greet His followers with a greeting of “Shalom” and showed them His hands and His side and they rejoiced with a joy no one could take from them. John 20:19-20.

At the night before He died, Jesus told His disciples in the upper room, “Are you deliberating together about this, that I said, ‘A little while, and you will not see Me, and again a little while, and you will see Me’? Truly, truly, I say to you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will grieve, but your grief will be turned into joy. Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world. Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.” John 16:19-22. I raised Him from the dead to give you joy, joy unconquerable.

He came back to share His joy, the joy that you are reconciled with Me and in right standing to come before Me. The way home is open. The door is open to Heaven and to all that is stored up for you there. The Shepherd has given His life for the sheep and I have raised Him from the dead as your great good Shepherd by the blood of the eternal covenant. He is with you always to bring you home. And He brings you home rejoicing. “And He brought forth His people with joy, His chosen ones with a joyful shout!” Psalm 105:43. And not only that, He brings you out laden with silver and gold and no one stumbles. Psalm 105:37. I made everything for you to richly enjoy. With Me, it is an affair of the heart to impart My joy and share with you good news.

Remember what the angels proclaimed over the fields of Bethlehem the hour My Son was born into the world, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:10-11. Good news of great JOY! I have loved blessing you from the start, the BLESSING was My first Word to mankind, and I do not change.

Therefore My people shall know My name; therefore in that day I am the one who is speaking, “Here I am.” How lovely on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who announces peace and brings good news of happiness, who announces salvation, and says to Zion, “Your God is King!” Isaiah 52:6-7.

I love you. Come share My joy so your joy can be complete. We will be enjoying each other forever.