Jun 23

Joy and Laughter – Working Together


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Here we see joy and laughter connected. “Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.” (Isa 12:3)
We receive from the Lord when we are joyful. This next scripture is key. When we are filled with joy, we draw others to us. It is easy to witness when we are filled with joy. People want to serve a God who
they can see brings joy to everyone. “Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. Then …sinners shall be converted unto thee.” (Ps 51:12-13) This applies to witnessing. We GO…. And witness with joy and lead with peace. “For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace.” (Isa 55:12)
“Let the saints be joyful in glory:” (Ps 149:5) When we are in God’s presence or in the glory, it brings joy. “Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness.” (Ps 30:11) the kingdom of god is joy
The Lord brings us out of captivity with Joy. “And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness” (Ps 105:43) “When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.” (Ps 126:1-5) Our joy gets the attention of the heathen!
Here the Bible talks about the oil of joy or gladness. The anointing on Jesus was the oil of JOY. The anointing destroyed the yokes and bondage’s. “Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” (Ps 45:7)* “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings;… to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, …the oil of joy for mourning,” (Isa 61:1-3)* “…and it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.” (Isa 10:27) The anointing of Joy destroys yokes and burdens!
Joy can be full. “Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.” (Acts 2:28) Being in God’s presence fills us with Joy. “…And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.” (Acts 13:52) So if you can be full, you can be empty, or half full.
The kingdom of God is power that brings joy. “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” (Rom 15:13) “For unclean spirits… came out of many the joy of the kingdom … and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed. And there was great joy in that city.” (Acts 8:7-8)

Joy refreshes your spirit. It is spiritual power.

“That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed.” (Rom 15:32) “… exceedingly the more…because his spirit was refreshed by you all.” (2Cor 7:13) “Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord.” (Phil 1:20) Refreshing comes from spending time with God… “times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.” (Acts 3:19) “In Your presence is fullness of joy.” (Ps 16:11) “… for God had made them rejoice with great joy: the wives also and the children rejoiced: so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar off.” (Neh 12:43)

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