Connect With the Holy Ghost 20 December For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
There are several ways to stir up joy within yourselfsuch as meditating on Gods Word, replacing your thoughts with His thoughts, and so on. But another way to stir up your joy is to fellowship with the Holy Spirit. According to Romans 14:17, there is joy in the Holy Ghost! So connect with Him! Pray and sing in other tongues. Jump into the river of the Spirit with praise and thanksgiving. You may start out thinking you dont have anything to thank God forbut youll quickly find out that you do. You can begin by thanking Him for the blood of Jesus that has washed away your sin. You can thank Him that youre on your way to heaven. If you cant think of any other reason to praise Him, just center on those two things. Keep shouting, Thank God, my sins are washed away! until joy rises up within you. I cant do that. I just dont feel like it. That doesnt matter! You dont have to feel any certain way to rejoice. Joy is bigger than your emotions. In Psalm 27:6, King David wrote, And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his [Gods] tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord. Rejoicing is an act of the will. When you dont feel like rejoicing, set your will and rejoice anyway. If youre having financial problems, dont stay up all night worrying about how you will pay your bills. If youre going to stay up, stay up and praise God. Sing. Dance. Give thanks. Shout the Word of God and laugh at the devil until joy comes. Then keep on rejoicing until youre so filled with the strength and might of God that nothing can stop you. Keep on rejoicing until your body is well. Keep on rejoicing until every chain the devil has used to keep you in bondage snaps like a thread. Keep on rejoicing until people start coming to youand they willsaying, Hey, I want some of that joy! Can you tell me how to get it? Think about it. Wouldnt it be wonderful if we started rejoicing this Christmas and just kept on rejoicing every day from now on until this whole earth was absolutely filled with the glory of God? I believe with all my heart thats what God is calling us to do. Lets get on with it so we can rejoice our way right into the Rapture. Lets rejoice in the Lord, always. Lets hook up with the Holy Ghost and get that joy!Micah 7; Nahum 1-3; Psalm 137I am in the kingdom of God, and therefore I have righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. Romans 14:17
Scripture Reading: Numbers 14:21; Psalm 72:18-19; Habakkuk 2:14