Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Philippians 4:4.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
Rejoice in Me. Always. And you will live in a whole new dimension. The dimension of joy unspeakable filled with glory. Come share My joy!
And He brought forth His people with joy, His chosen ones with a joyful shout. Psalm 105:43.
Where do you find this joy unspeakable filled with glory so that you can sing for joy and gladness deep within your bubbling heart all the day and night? In My Word, especially My magnificent promises as guaranteed in My Covenant Names and the Covenant Names of My Son, and tapping into the flow of the living waters of the Holy Spirit dwelling in your heart.
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.
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.
For the LORD God is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation. Therefore you will joyously draw water from the springs of salvation. Isaiah 12:2-3.
And the disciples were continually filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit. Acts 13:52.
My Kingdom flow is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. Romans 14:17.
But above all, I tell you to rejoice in Me. I am your source of joy and My joy is your strength. Joy comes from a deep and close relationship with Me. It is knowing who I am to you.
Now let Me tell you why that is what will give you joy. In Me you have the One who loves you beyond love, with an everlasting, never ending love. I am the One who created you and knows you like no one else does. I made you in My image and according to My likeness because I wanted you to be My family, the unique you I made you to be. I made you not like anyone else. I knew you before you were born, before I formed you in your mother’s womb and I made wonderful awesome plans for you that are for now and eternity. I am always with you and never leave you or forsake you, I hear your every thought, whisper, desire, and cry. I sing songs of joy and deliverance over you. I surround you with them and sing them in your heart. I am your shepherd, your provider, your healer, your deliverer, your peace, your sanctifier, your redeemer, your refuge, your fortress, your helper, and your gladness and exceeding joy.
My love reaches out to call you to Myself, to pull you back into Me as My own special treasure and Covenant family, so I can heal you, provide for you, protect you, defend you, lead you, guide you, teach you, direct you, correct you, perfect you, prosper you, give you good things and perfect gifts, fill you with My goodness, and fill you with My love, joy, and peace.
At all times My throne of grace is open to you who come with faith and it has pleased Me to give you who are in My Son by your covenant with Him, the Kingdom in all its abundant splendor.
And My love for you reaches out to remove every sin from you as if you had never sinned. I am your righteousness, for in Jesus I have given you the gift of My own righteousness. And My Spirit testifies to your spirit that your sins and lawless deeds I remember no more.
Let us stop here for one moment. Many of you have a time in your past or even recently that you did something that you regret and feel condemned about. By condemned I mean you are pushing yourself down under the weight of an act of disobedience to My Word you have committed and believe you failed and disappointed Me and that you lost your destiny and cannot now go get it back. This is a lie of the accuser of the brethren, that is, the devil, to keep you from being comfortable with Me and to hold you back from running forward with Me to your high calling in Christ with joy. If you missed one path I opened, I will open a new and higher one when you get back on track with Me. I never take you back, I always take you forward. I restore, but when I restore I make it better than it was before. In Jesus, I have restored you to the relationship Adam rejected and lost, but I have made it better than it was. Now it is based on Covenant which is a far stronger bond and has better promises, not only of life on earth but life in My Kingdom of Heaven joined with earth and you as My heirs of all.
You cannot put your hand to the plow and keep looking back. The weight and encumbrance of sin you have done will be like you have a rope tied around you that every time you try to move forward pulls you back, that every time you try to reach out to take what I want to give you the pull behind you that your other hand has hold of will not release you to go forward. Let it go in the light of the truth of My Word.
By the blood of My Son I have forgiven you, but not only forgiven you, I have completely washed out that sin so that it is no longer seen because it is no longer there, not even a trace of it. Though your robe of life was stained as red as crimson from sin, I have put that sin off you onto Jesus.
He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. Revelation 19:13.
And you have, by faith in His sacrificial death for your sins, washed your robe in His atoning blood and made yourself spotless, blameless and beyond reproach before Me.
They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Revelation 7:14.
I have done this for you in Jesus by My grace and you have taken it by your faith.
Come now, and let us reason together,” says the LORD, “Though your sins are as scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool. If you are willing and obey you will have the best of the land. Isaiah 1:18-19.
Be willing and obey My Word so that next time Satan accuses you with your sin and pounds it like a hammer on a nail to drive it deeper in your soul, just smile, because there is NOTHING there for him to hammer upon. I put your sins on the hands and feet of Jesus and pierced Him for your sins. Those nails were pounded into the hands and feet of Jesus. He bore your sins and took the hammering for you. I crushed Him for your iniquities until He was so marred you could not recognize Him. He cried out, “I am a worm, not a man!” The worm of guilt. The lake of fire where the worm dies not (guilt and shame) and the fire is never extinguished (the fire of remorse, bitterness, blame, and hate). Jesus tasted that eternal death for you so that you will never have to taste it.
When He died to sin so did you in Him and when I raised Him with all punishment for sin fully satisfied, I raised you with Him and seated you with Him in Heaven.
When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. Hebrews 1:3.
And I sat you there in Him, clothed in the garments of Salvation and the robe of righteousness.
For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. Hebrews 10:14.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:4-9.
Honor what I have done for you in Jesus and never hammer yourself about things in your past ever again. Delight yourself in what I have done for you in Jesus, rejoice in Me for this, and I will give you the desires of your heart.
I will give you the right desires and fulfill them all with you and for you and in you and through you if you will just offer Me a willing, joyful heart filled with awe and wonder at all I am doing for you and in you and in the others around you by your joyful, prayerful heart.
And never forget, I am the God of all comfort and tender mercies, I will give you comfort for all the times you have failed, for I have given you Jesus. Like I showed you in the shadow of the burnt offering, the priest was not examining the sinner, oh no! He was examining the lamb to make sure it was without blemish, and if the lamb passed, so did you.
Do you see? Love consists in this, not that you have loved Me, but that I have loved you and given you Jesus in propitiation for your sins so that you might live your life through Him, spotless, without blemish, pure, clean, holy, and beyond reproach.
Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:12-14.
But you will have to do this. You have to shout and make melody to Me in your heart, I can help you but you have to take hold of My joy. Just open your eyes to what I am about and you will get excited, and out will come the shout before you can even stop it. And it will be a Holy Spirit shout and down will come those walls you thought were trapping you! Grace to it, grace to it!
The LORD is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation. The sound of joyful shouting and salvation is in the tents of the righteous; The right hand of the Lord does valiantly. Psalm 118:14-15.
I love you. Rejoice in Me and rest in Me with loud shouts of joy at all I am delivering you out of and where I am taking you in your life. Be alert to see, for I am doing something NEW. I am renewing you youth if you will just join in My joy that I have anointed you with and poured into My Words that I have put in your mouth. Give them utterance. Prophesy! And pray in the Spirit (tongues) and sing in the Spirit as well (tongues), it will release a fountain, rivers, and a flood!
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself in Christ Jesus. 2 Corinthians 5:17-18.