But the redeemed will walk there, and the ransomed of the LORD will return and come with joyful shouting to Zion, with everlasting joy upon their heads. They will find gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing will flee away. Isaiah 35:9-10.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
The glorious freedom of My children, the life of the redeemed—called, justified, sanctified and glorified. Romans 8:30. Freedom is in being transformed to be conformed to the image of My Son. I have made you complete in Him and I have anointed you in Him. And He is anointed with the oil of joy. The joy of the Holy Spirit, who is the anointing.
Everyone wants to have a happy life; everyone is looking for joy. If you ask people what is it that they want, they want to be happy.
How can you have this? Joy is a fruit of the Holy Spirit that comes from love and produces peace. And I tell you that Jesus was anointed with the oil of joy because He loved righteousness and hated wickedness.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of joy above Your fellows. Psalm 45:7; Hebrews 1:9.
You who have taken Jesus as Lord, the redeemed, I have released you to JOY. Released you from what? From your sins, shame, guilt, regret, blame, reproach, and unrighteousness.
Though in your disobedience and sin you were once children of wrath without hope and without Me in the world, now My Son made peace through the blood of His cross between you and Me and qualified you to share in the inheritance of the redeemed in Light. For in Christ, I rescued you from the domain of darkness, and transferred you to the kingdom of My beloved Son, in whom you have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Your sins are not just forgiven, they are gone, like the mist in the morning sun, borne by Him who knew no sin but became sin for you all.
You were once were foolish, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending your life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another. And this is a life without constant joy, joy unspeakable filled with glory. But in My great love for you I saved you, not on the basis of deeds which you have done in righteousness, but according to My lovingkindness and mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom I poured out upon you richly through Jesus Christ your Savior, so that being justified by His grace you would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. And Jesus told you that joy, the joy that is constant and no one can take from you comes from knowing of His resurrection and that He is with you, your sins are gone, and I am well pleased in you as I am in Him.
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 16:22.
As long as you are weighed down by regrets, shame and remorse over your past, or just ashamed of who you are because of your failures to do anything you think is significant or great, you cannot have lasting joy. You will not have joy in your relationship with Me but insecurity and fear. Like Adam and Eve after they had sinned and lost their robe of glorious righteousness.
You will keep tormenting yourself and will lose hope about ever becoming the person you so want to be. You feel it is too late and you have spent too many years in meaningless toil.
But I have good news for you in Christ I make all things NEW! Especially you. I make you righteous with My own righteousness. I clothe you again in glory. I took away ALL your sins and put them on Christ and they became His faults and He was punished for them in full. Peace on earth and good will towards men!
“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.
You are not just forgiven, your sins are GONE. Legally you cannot be punished for them again for they are not even there. My Spirit testifies to your spirit that your sins and offenses I remember NO MORE. I am the lifter of your countenance! From remorse and shame to holy, blameless and beyond reproach.
And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach. Colossians 1:21-22.
Joy is being freed from the sins and the mistakes of your past to go forward to something new and wonderful, significant and precious. It is freedom to enter your promised land—a land of abundance, a place called grace giving you an eternal future of glory in Me.
As long as you retreat in shame and stay in the darkness of your sins, you will no have joy, your disappointment in yourself is a real joy blocker. But if you will confess your sins to Me and open up to My Light you will find that everything is forgiven in Christ and that I have made you a new creation in the beauty of holiness.
How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered! How blessed is the man to whom the LOR does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit! When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; my vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer. Selah. I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I did not hide; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD”; and You forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah. Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to You in a time when You may be found; surely in a flood of great waters they will not reach him. You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32:1-7.
Joyful songs of deliverance. I tell you that that was the way I redeemed My people out of Egypt:
And He brought forth His people with joy, His chosen ones with a joyful shout and joyful songs. Psalm 105:43.
And how does Psalm 32 end? In it David sings I forgave his sins and made him righteous and he concludes telling you of the joy of being forgiven and made righteous.
Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but he who trusts in the LORD, lovingkindness shall surround him. Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous ones; and shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart. Psalm 32:10.
The joy of righteousness and uprightness in the heart. Remember why I tell you Jesus was anointed with joy? He hated wickedness and loved righteousness. So He took all your wickedness on Himself and gave you His righteousness so you could have joy and have it to its max.
And you are not only cleansed of sin and made righteous before Me, you have also become citizens of My Kingdom, My children and joint heirs with Christ, and I have espoused you to Myself in My everlasting Covenant of love. I will NEVER leave you or forsake you. I am totally committed to your good. And that is joy for joy is having someone who loves you and you can rely on always present at your side ready to make all things work together for your good at all times and in all places. One who finds you precious, valuable and a treasure, worth dying for and worth rising again for to have you with Me forever.. And you have that in Me.
I have joy. And I give it to you in My Word.
These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full. John 15:11.
Jeremiah, My prophet, had joy in My Word. “Your Words were found and I ate them, and Your Words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart.” Jeremiah 15:16.
In being in Christ, you have a future and a hope. When trouble comes you have a secret place where the floods of trouble cannot touch you.
Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully with a shout of joy. For the word of the LORD is upright, and all His work is done in faithfulness. He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the lovingkindness of the LORD. Psalm 33:3-5.
But for you who love and honor My Name and the Name by which you are saved, Jesus, the sun of righteousness has risen with healing in His wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall. You will tread down the devil and his demons, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day which I am preparing, I the LORD of hosts. Malachi 4:2-5.
It is time you stopped moping around about what you are not and became that person who you are in Christ Jesus. I have turned your mourning into dancing. I have beautified you with Salvation, Jesus.
And now that you know how free you are from sin, come to Me with confidence and know that you have a healer, so there is no need to fear sickness or pain, I already healed you in Jesus, so just receive your healing with faith for it is there for you. That you have a provider who has given you the Kingdom and all the treasures therein, just come with confidence to receive them in time of need. You have a good shepherd and a great High Priest. And He gave you His peace, His joy, and His righteousness. You are loved beyond love and are My heart’s desire and My dream come true. Come share My joy!
I love you. Let us joyously sing together of our everlasting love. And love gives you joy all the day. It is a joy to know that every little thing you do I am watching with loving eyes to reward you. Just a cup of cold water to a disciple will bring you a reward. Nothing goes unnoticed that you do for Me. And I love a joyful giver. And I am one as well. I love to give you all good things. In Christ, My gift to you, are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. You have been released to JOY. And joy also means “Jesus Over You,” which is the best place to be, anointed with and clothed in Christ. Which means clothed in joy. Joy to the world, and most especially to you.
Strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light. Colossians 1:10-11.