Joy is going to carry you through the storm.
Hebrews 12:2 (NKJV)
looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of [our] faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
There is a glorious storm of JOY coming! Just like the enemy is preparing a storm for the United States, the Lord is also preparing a storm for this nation. The enemy prepares a storm of danger, destruction, violence and evil to bring people into fear and disillusionment.
But God is preparing a storm of his glory, JOY and his presence. It will come on the wings of his Holy Spirit outpouring on our nation. He promised that in the last days he would pour out his Spirit upon all flesh. That time is upon us. It has already begun. People are in countering the presence of God on a daily basis more and more.
In addition, Scripture says that Christ in you is the hope of glory. The glory of God is his mercy, his goodness, his grace it is all things hopeful in the midst of danger, destruction, and violence. Hope is the joyful anticipation of the goodness of God as you go through difficulty. for example, Jesus endured the cross with the image of the joy of the Lord set before him.
There are some dark images that have been spoken, dreamed, and prophesied over our nation. And just like Jesus had to look through the difficulty of the cross to see the joy of the Lord, we must also set the joy of the Lord before us. We must joyfully anticipate the outpouring of the glory of God! It is coming! It is here! It is now!
It is important that we embrace the joy of our salvation! People will need the joy of the Lord in you in these coming days. Joi will allow you to move through difficulty and come out on the other side victoriously. Embrace the joy of the Lord now! Decree the joy of the Lord now! Experience the joy of the Lord now!
Because of the joy will carry you through the coming storm.
Psalm 27:6 (NKJV)
And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me; Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.
Psalm 35:27 (NKJV)
Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, “Let the LORD be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”
Isaiah 29:19 (NKJV)
The humble also shall increase [their] joy in the LORD, And the poor among men shall rejoice In the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 51:3 (NKJV)
For the LORD will comfort Zion, He will comfort all her waste places; He will make her wilderness like Eden, And her desert like the garden of the LORD; Joy and gladness will be found in it, Thanksgiving and the voice of melody.
Isaiah 61:3 (NKJV)
To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”
Jeremiah 33:11 (NKJV)
‘the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voice of those who will say: “Praise the LORD of hosts, For the LORD [is] good, For His mercy [endures] forever”–[and] of those [who will] bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause the captives of the land to return as at the first,’ says the LORD.
Habakkuk 3:18 (NKJV)
Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Matthew 25:21 (NKJV)
“His lord said to him, ‘Well [done,] good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’
Acts 20:24 (NKJV)
“But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.