Some Truths About Joy was taught by Rev. Sophia Okunowo on the 21st of November 2021 at Shouts of Grace Center, Joke Plaza, Beside Trans Amusement Park, Bodija-UI Road, Ibadan.
In her teaching, Rev. Sophia made mention of the following important points:
Our God is a joyful God
God is a God of joy.
Understand that as a believer, your DNA is joy.
Your joy is linked to your strength.
These are powerful truths about joy.
Any time you have the joy of the LORD strength wells up from within you.
Sadness is always associated with stagnation.
Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for [this] day [is] holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.Nehemiah 8:10 (KJV)
God’s Kingdom is Joy
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.Romans 14:17 (KJV)
Therefore when you come to God’s Kingdom you don’t have any business being sad.
When you are joyful, you are giving your angels fuel to work.
One of the ways the Kingdom of God operates is through joy.
Our situations and circumstances should not determine if we are joyful or not. Joy is a choice. Joy is a decision. Joy is the fruit of the recreated human spirit.
Make this declaration:
I make up my mind, by the help of the Holy Spirit, to be joyful.
Three truths about joy have been discussed already; let’s move to the fourth.
There is victory in our rejoicing
So the people shouted when [the priests] blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.Joshua 6:20 (KJV)
There is victory in your shout!
One of the weapons God has given us is joy
There is victory ahead of us, but we need joy to take possession of it.
Joy is a drawer
Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.Isaiah 12:3 (KJV)
God has already provided everything we need – He has given us wells of salvation – but you need a drawer (something to draw out the provision God has made for you). Joy is that drawer!
Joy is linked to your prosperity
The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languisheth; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, [even] all the trees of the field, are withered: because joy is withered away from the sons of men.Joel 1:12 (KJV)
You cannot stop people from offending you, but make sure they don’t take away your joy.
The above are some of the truths about joy that you need to have knowledge of.
There are indeed more truths about joy; do well to explore them.