For the LORD your God is with you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With His love, He will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs. Zephaniah 3:17.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אֱלֹהִים) says:
I am the LORD who sanctifies you. YHWH (יהוה) Mekaddeshkem (מְקַדִּשְׁכֶֽם). And shabbat was the sign and seal of sanctification. Shabbat means rest. Resting in Me is resting in love, and perfect love casts out all fear. And love makes you complete.
Enter My rest. And that is where holiness lies, in My rest. In My rest of abiding peace and love you are made strong and pure. Why? Because therein lies true joy that no man can take from you. My joy shared with you. And My joy is your strength.
His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’ Matthe 25:23.
You remain in Me, that is, abide in My rest far from anxiety and worry even in the midst of a storm, when you are living in the beauty of holiness. Be holy as I am holy, for you are indwelt by My Spirit and are consecrated and set apart as holy.
Holiness is such an awesome and outstanding characteristic that without ceasing you hear joyful cries of “Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD God Almighty, the One who is and was and is to come,” in Heaven. And where does the holiness in Me lie? In My thoughts and in My Words, pure holy thoughts and pure holy words are power.
If you are abiding in Me, you are remaining in My Words and My Words are remaining in you and they are cleansing you, John 15:3, Ephesians 5:26, and sanctifying you as Holy. John 17:17.
My thoughts are higher than your thoughts and My ways are higher than your ways. So forsake the lowly thoughts that hold you down in the flesh and come up here with Me to higher realms and change the way you think to match My thoughts, and change your words to line up with My Words.
Seek the LORD while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the LORD, and He will have compassion on him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth and making it bear and sprout, and furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. For you will go out with joy and be led forth with peace.” Isaiah 55:6-12.
My Word leads you out with joy and forward in peace. You will be amazed at the transfiguration that takes place in you. Suddenly you will have joy unspeakable filled with glory without even knowing how it all came to pass.
And He was saying, “The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil; and he goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts and grows—how, he himself does not know. The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head. But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.” Mark 4:26-29.
And though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:8-9.
Change your thoughts and you will change your words. Change your words and you will change your life.
The reason so many people are weak is because they lost their joy. Think about yourself for a moment, have you lost your joy? How did you lose it? I will answer that for you. By negativity. The people around you are negative and you become negative. Adam plunged you all into fear and negativity. By negativity, I mean doubters of My Word and who fear the dreaded outcome rather then having faith for the promised desired result.
Just listen to yourself and others during the day. Husbands and wives talk negative about each other and often to each other as well. Parents scold and nag their children rather than disciplining them with love following the Word. And they speak negative of their own offspring. They nag rather than brag about their children.
Fathers, do not nag your children, so that they will not lose heart. Colossians 3:21.
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4-5.
Nagging, negative words are worthless and unfruitful. They are harmful to you and others, making life negative for all subjected to it. They put you in a critical, complaining lifestyle where you live a negative life devoid of joy. And without joy you are weak.
It is better to live in a corner of a roof than in a house shared with a nagging woman. Proverbs 21:9; Proverbs 25:24.
It is better to live in a desert land than with a contentious and nagging woman. Proverbs 21:19.
A constant dripping on a day of steady rain and a nagging woman are alike. Proverbs 27:15.
Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it than a house full of feasting with strife. Proverbs 17:
Stop nagging and pulling everyone into a negative mindset. You have lived in it so long no one tries to get out of negativity. It has become, since Adam, your default mode.
But you can rectify that today if you are willing and obey, then you will have the best things of life. Words took away your joy, so words can give you back your joy. The negative words of the world took your joy away, so divine words of life can give it back.
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.
Jesus gave you His joy by sharing My Word with you. My Words were His joy and He spoke them to you to give you His joy. A joy no one can take from you.
Will no one say, “Restore!”?
Build yourself up in your most holy faith. Encourage yourself in My Word.
But you, beloved, ought to remember the words that were spoken beforehand by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, that they were saying to you, “In the last time there will be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts.” These are the ones who cause divisions, worldly-minded, devoid of the Spirit. But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life. Jude 1:17-21.
Words of the world made you lose heart and took your joy, Words of the Kingdom of Heaven can return it, restore it, renew it, and redeem. The Words of the One who is love can bring it back. Come share My joy!
What made the cold, depressed, fearful hearts of the two disciples slowly walking to Emmaus on the day I raised Jesus from the dead begin to burn anew with joy and energized them to run all the way back to Jerusalem in a fraction of the time it had taken them to plod along to Emmaus? My Words from the books of the Old Testament that prophesied and revealed Jesus shared with them and revealed to them by Love Himself, the Word Himself.
If your joy is gone, love can bring it back. Cold hearts, dead hearts, can be lit by My Word to burn with new life and joy.
For You light my lamp; the LORD my God illumines my darkness. For by You I can run upon a troop; and by my God I can leap over a wall. Psalm 18:28-29.
I make you beautiful with salvation. When you are baptized you clothe yourself in Christ, the garments of Salvation and the robe of righteousness.
Let them praise His name with dancing; let them sing praises to Him with timbrel and lyre. For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation (Yeshuah). Psalm 149:3-4.
How do I beautify you with salvation (Yeshuah, which is Jesus’ Name in Hebrew)? I give you His Words. Let Jesus, My Word, explain:
But now I come to You; and these things I speak in the world so that they may have My joy made full in themselves. I have given them Your Word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; Your Word is truth. John 17:13-17.
And here we are back to sanctification again and the holiness without which no one can see Me. For I am holy and My Words make you holy too. You do not live on bread alone but on every Word that proceeds from My mouth. Words that give you joy which is your strength.
Jesus cleansed you (sanctified you) and gave you His joy by My Words He shared with you.
And never forget what birthed you anew and restored you to holiness, My imperishable Word in your heart.
For you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God. For “all flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls off, but the word of the Lord endures forever.” And this is the word which was preached to you. 1 Peter 1:23-25.
Love makes you beautiful and love gives you joy.
Love makes you beautiful by giving you joy. Joy not only makes you strong, it makes you beautiful. Joyful people are radiant. Everyone likes to be around a joyful, loving person. You will not find any nagging there. It is a different atmosphere. One you can rest in.
I love you, come to Me to rest and find joy unspeakable filled with glory. Love makes you beautiful. I want to make your life beautiful, the most beautiful life ever lived. And you can help Me in this by changing your thoughts to My thoughts and your words to My Words and watching in love as I transform you from glory to glory.