Salvation, a pathway to everlasting Joy John 1:12 “But as many as received him to them gave he tpower to become the sons of GOD, even to them that believe on his name.”(KJV) God can be effected only when we acknowledge what He has done for us and respond by surrendering our lives to Jesus Christ. Multitudes of people hold the false idea that Christ’s atoning death on the cross means the debt of human sin has been paid and automatically everyone is forgiven. Through, the cross God reaches out to penitent sinners, but it is only as they respond to him in a willing submission that they can experience the benefits of Christ’s atonement and perfect joy of the Lord. Forgiveness has to be received before it can take effect in our lives. The joy of the Lord, Heaven, as today’s text clearly implies, is open only to God’s children, and to become a child of God we have to open our heart to him in an act of penitence and faith. Key of the Joy to Heaven John 5:24 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”(KJV) In order to be sure we go to heaven, when we die we must apply the work that Christ did on the cross by personally accepting Him as Saviour and Lord. For those who fail to do this and ignore Christ’s sacrifice the situation is as if the atonement had never taken place. Know this that, the Lord Jesus Christ, creator of the universe, will not step over the threshold of your heart unless invited. Without inviting Jesus into your Life – You’re denying yourself the everlasting joy of the Lord. Assurance of joy of the Lord for every unbreakable believer There is assurance of joy for an unbreakable believer - Who does not break with God. Paul Apostle tells us of ten things that cannot separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus. He calls the roll of these ten things he identifies all the things that might break us here east of Eden: Roman 8:38-39 “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (KJV) In reality, Paul is saying, nothing can break you if you don’t break with God. We see these tens things as the ten horses of evil which attempt to ride us down and trample us with their feet. But because God is with us - No one, Nothing can be against us, instead of these ten horses of evil riding us down, we are able to grasp their bridles, swing into the saddle and ride them, making them go our way and not their way. As a believer, who doesn’t break with God – God assures you that he will cater for you and you experience the joy of the Lord here on earth and after death.
All the believers should know the fact about Joy and what Bible tells us about joy: the fact is that Joy is from the LORD and is permanent. And you as a believer can still experience joy during trials, suffering, and testing. And when you experience joy, everyone around you will perceive the sign of joy which you have experienced. Joy cannot be hidden, is like a smoke from blazing flames which could not be hidden. It is this joy that ignites and motivates believers. Christ experienced joy which made him focus while He suffered excruciatingly on the cross. Though none of us will ever have to experience what Jesus did on the cross of Calvary – Hebrew 12:2 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 is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.(KJV) This bible verse makes us know that joy was set before Christ and that the joy which was set before him makes him have endured the cross, despising the shame and the same joy is also set before us in time of trials, suffering, and temptation. Having endured the trials or suffering, you won a crown. the joy which has set before you must be your priority in time of trial you have to count it all joy, according to the word of God in James 1:2-3 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall, divers, temptation. Verse 3, knowing this that, the try of your faith worketh patience.(KJV) But note, that joy which is from God, will come during and after our suffering. And when it comes no one takes it away from you, it remains permanent with you. John 16:22And ye now, therefore, have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.(KJV)
Christian’s joy is a joy won out of the heart of pain. All the believers should strive to win a joy by the heart of pain. Knowing that, the reward is awaiting us; Jesus enlightens us about the joy, which we are going to receive after sorrow or pain in our heart. He says in John 16:22 “And ye now, therefore, have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. (KJV)” Just before Jesus went to the cross to die for our sins, He perceives that his disciples were full of anxiety because they were feeling like orphans. Jesus acknowledged their sorrow for now, but when they see Him again, a resurrected Jesus, they will leap for joy and this joy will remain with them through all eternity and Jesus promises that in John 16:22“So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.” Because Jesus knew that the lasting joy is the joy that endured or a joy having won the heart of pain: So Jesus was able to bear the cross because He looked beyond it and saw what it would accomplish. And the joy of his achievement was greater than the depth of His pain. A Pure Joy James considers the joy that endures being pure joy in James 1:2-3 “My Brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptation; verse 3 knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. Now, what is endured joy? The joy that endures is the joy that comes through doing good to those who ill-treat you – the joy of one who dies for his crucifiers. This is the kind of joy Jesus had and this is the kind of joy He is able to impart to us The fact of Joy The fact of joy is that Joy is from the LORD and is permanent. And what Bible tells us, is that you as a believer should count it joy during trials, suffering, and testing. And when you experience joy, no man will ever take it from you. And everyone around you will perceive the sign of joy which you have experienced. Joy cannot be hidden, is like a smoke from blazing flames which could not be hidden. It is this joy that ignites and motivates believers. Christ experienced joy which made him focus while He suffered excruciatingly on the cross. Though none of us will ever have to experience what Jesus did on the cross of Calvary – Hebrew 12:2 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 is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.(KJV) This bible verse makes us know that joy was set before Christ and that the joy which was set before him makes him endure the cross, despising the shame and the same joy is also set before us in time of trials, suffering, and temptation. Having endured the trials or suffering, you won a crown. the joy which has set before you must be your priority in time of trial you have to count it all joy, according to the word of God in James 1:2-3 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall, divers temptation. Verse 3, knowing this that, the try of your faith worketh patience.(KJV) But note, that joy which is from God, will come during and after our suffering. And when it comes no one takes it away from you, it remains permanent with you. John 16:22 confirm it. And so shall be in Jesus’ name. Amen.
21 Bible Verses on Joy from Isaiah till the end of Old Testament
But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.
And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.
Hear the word of the Lord, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name's sake, said, Let the Lord be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.
Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her:
Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of hosts.
Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.
And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honour before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear all the good that I do unto them: and they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I procure unto it.
The voice of joy, and
the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride,
the voice of them that shall say, Praise the Lord
of hosts: for the Lord is good; for his mercy
endureth for ever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into
the house of the Lord. For I will cause to return
the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the Lord.
For was not Israel a
derision unto thee? was he found among thieves? for since thou spakest of him,
thou skippedst for joy.
And joy and gladness
is taken from the plentiful field, and from the land of Moab,
and I have caused wine to fail from the winepresses: none shall tread with
shouting; their shouting shall be no shouting.
How is the city of praise not
left, the city of my joy!
All that pass by clap their
hands at thee; they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this
the city that men call The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole
The joy of our heart
is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning.
Also, thou son of man, shall
it not be in the day when I take from them their strength, the joy of
their glory, the desire of their eyes, and that whereupon they set their minds,
their sons and their daughters,
Therefore thus saith the Lord
God; Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I
spoken against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea, which have
appointed my land into their possession with the joy of all their heart,
with despiteful minds, to cast it out for a prey.
Rejoice not, O Israel, for joy,
as other people: for thou hast gone a whoring from thy God, thou hast loved a
reward upon every cornfloor.
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.
Is not the meat cut off
before our eyes, yea, joy and gladness from the house of our God?
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee
with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with
Thus saith the Lord of hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the
fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth,
shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts;
therefore love the truth and peace.
JOY SCRIPTURE VERSES IN NEW TESTAMENT
When they saw the star, they
rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is
he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a
field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof
goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful
servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over
many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful
servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over
many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and
great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.
And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall
rejoice at his birth.
For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in
mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring
you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for,
behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their
fathers unto the prophets.
They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive
the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe,
and in time of temptation fall away.
And the seventy returned again with joy, saying,
Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven
over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons,
which need no repentance.
Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the
presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.
And while they yet believed not for joy, and
wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?
And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:
He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of
the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of
the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy
might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and
lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow
shall be turned into joy.
A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour
is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more
the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.
And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again,
and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall
receive, that your joy may be full.
And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the
world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
Welcome to the Home of JOY, read and get inspire with bible verses on Joy in Psalm.
But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
The king shall joy in thy strength, O Lord; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.
And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord: it shall rejoice in his salvation.
Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.
When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.
Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.
Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:
The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.
Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands:
O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.
Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.
O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.
With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the Lord, the King.
Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness:
He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord.
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy.
I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.
Bible Verses for Joy (Bible Verses about Joy, In Old Testament)
Because thou servedst not the Lord thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;
1 Samuel 18:6
And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick.
1 Kings 1:40
And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rent with the sound of them.
1 Kings 8:66
On the eighth day he sent the people away: and they blessed the king, and went unto their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that the Lord had done for David his servant, and for Israel his people.
1 Chronicles 12:40
Moreover they that were nigh them, even unto Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought bread on asses, and on camels, and on mules, and on oxen, and meat, meal, cakes of figs, and bunches of raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen, and sheep abundantly: for there was joy in Israel.
1 Chronicles 15:16
And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers with instruments of musick, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy.
1 Chronicles 15:25
So David, and the elders of Israel, and the captains over thousands, went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the Lord out of the house of Obededom with joy.
1 Chronicles 29:9
Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the Lord: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.
1 Chronicles 29:17
I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee.
2 Chronicles 20:27
Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehoshaphat in the forefront of them, to go again to Jerusalem with joy; for the Lord had made them to rejoice over their enemies.
2 Chronicles 30:26
So there was great joy in Jerusalem: for since the time of Solomon the son of David king of Israel there was not the like in Jerusalem.
But many of the priests and Levites and chief of the fathers, who were ancient men, that had seen the first house, when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a loud voice; and many shouted aloud for joy:
So that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people: for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the noise was heard afar off.
And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy.
And kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy: for the Lord had made them joyful, and turned the heart of the king of Assyria unto them, to strengthen their hands in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.
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.
Also that day they offered great sacrifices, and rejoiced: 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.
Then went Haman forth that day joyful and with a glad heart: but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king's gate, that he stood not up, nor moved for him, he was full of indignation against Mordecai.
The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honour.
And in every province, and in every city, whithersoever the king's commandment and his decree came, the Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day. And many of the people of the land became Jews; for the fear of the Jews fell upon them.
As the days wherein the Jews rested from their enemies, and the month which was turned unto them from sorrow to joy, and from mourning into a good day: that they should make them days of feasting and joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor.
Lo, let that night be solitary, let no joyful voice come therein.
Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others grow.
That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?
The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
He shall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness.
When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him.
But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
The king shall joy in thy strength, O Lord; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
Jesus Source of Our Joy
Bible Verse on Joy described Joy in the hearts of the three wise men. When they saw the star of Christ’s birth, they were joyous. because Jesus Christ our Saviour was born. It signifies and declares that Jesus Christ is our Joy. “When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. Mathew 2:10” When a child is born, everybody celebrates the birth of the child, because he is joy for everyone to see a new born baby. whom delivered safely, for this reason, they rejoice and the day is marked as a birthday. But in the case of Jesus Christ is different because nobody’s birth had ever been directed by the star or visited by the three wise men. But it only happens on Christ’s birth; this is reason to celebrate him as a joy of the world.
Incomparable birth of Christ
Bible Verse on Joy has no account of birth of anyone compared to the birth of Christ. Jesus Christ birthday is incomparable to any other person’s birthday. Because, he is a Saviour to the world. It is noted that once person is dead, they may mourn her for months, perhaps years, but the birth of the person is forgotten. But Jesus though he died, rose and he reigns forever. The birthday of Jesus is marked as indelible day to be celebrated in the whole world. The day is honour, it is important day for all Christians, which no generation will be left unaware. Therefore no one birthday can be remembered and celebrated like the birth of Jesus Christ.
THE JOY AND VISITATION OF THREE WISE MEN TO CHRIST
Bible Verse on Joy in Mathew 2:10 highlighted the degree of Joy in the hearts of the three wise men. “they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.” The Joy was exceeding great, because the three wise men knew the important of Christ’s birth and his duties to the world. And the major one of his duties as a Saviour, he came to save souls. “For he shall save his people from their sins Mathew 1:21B” and to fulfilled his commitment, John 4:34 “My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.” For this reason, three wise men knew the birth of Christ, they visited him. And the visitation of the three wise men to Christ shows the respect, humility, an honour, adoration, obedience and faithfulness to the KING of kings and LORD of lords. The wise men who should have seen themselves as wise and highly reputable people, they ignored their reputation and were totally submissive to Christ; for they left their activities and spent their time to find where Christ was born. This truly shows humility and total submission to Christ in the regard to prove that he is our source of joy.
Presentation of gift by the three wise men
The presentation of gift by the three wise men to Christ was as recognition of honour to Christ our saviour, who served as our source of joy to the world.
Restoration of JOY
Bible verses on joy in Psalms 51:12 say “restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
The Joy of Salvation is the Joy of the Lord over a sinner that repented and be saved. For the salvation of a sinner brings joy to the Lord, God then sees the repented sinner whom redeemed by the blood of the Lamb as his son. “But as many as received him to them gave he power to become the sons of GOD, even to them that believe on his name:” John 1:12.
When you are saved, your name is recorded in the book of life. But, once you go astray or backslide your name is erased completely from the book of life “And the Lord said unto Moses, whosoever hath sinned against me. Him will I blot out of my book.” Exodus 32:33
David’s sinned against God: in 2 Samuel 12:1-13 “AND the LORD sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one rich and the other poor. The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds: But the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter. And there came a traveler unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come unto him; but took the poor man’s lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him. And David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man; and said to Nathan, as the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die: and he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity. And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul; And gave thee thy master’s house, and thy master’s wife into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel an of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things. Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? Thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon. Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife. Thus saith the LORD. Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun. For thou didst it secretly; but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun. And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shall not die.
Restoration of the Joy: When your sins are forgiven, Joy of the Lord is restored. In order for your sins to be forgiven as in case of David in 2 Samuel 12:13, he shows qualities of humility, genuine repentance, patience and faith. David sinned and was confronted with it, he repented and was forgiven. One must acknowledge one’s sins when confronted by conscience, Holy Spirit or fellow human being. And pray for forgiveness as David prayed wholeheartedly and his prayer was answered immediately. Without praying for forgiveness of your sins and for your sins to be forgiven the joy of the lord cannot be restored, which David was praying for, that is, God would not have joy in you! That’s why David kept on praying even in psalms 51:1-19. But in verse 14 of these psalms 51 “Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
Why David kept on praying for God: David kept on praying to God because he was still perturbed in his mind and wanted to be totally cleaned from his blood-guiltiness and he knew that only God is his salvation “O God thou God of my salvation:” absolutely knew and believed that he can restored back the joy of salvation, which he had once experienced.
And uphold me with thy free Spirit: David included this phrase in his prayer to conform to restoration of joy of the salvation. Because, it is reliable, David prayed for the free spirit of God to uphold him because he knew that after the forgiveness and restoration without Holy Spirit to guides him he can backslide.
The joy of salvation can only be restored, if you acknowledge your sins and pray sincerely with humility for forgiveness and also for Holy Spirit to guide you so as not to backslide. May the Lord almighty have joy daily in our life in Jesus name-AMEN
Condition for the Joy of the Lord: in order for everyone to obtain the joy of the Lord, there is a condition to fulfill and sacrifice to make. And what are the conditions; the conditions are that He that covereth his sin shall not prosper but he that confess and forsake shall obtain mercy. Here it tells us that nothing goes for nothing as the Lord himself paid the price for sins we also need to abstain from our sins to conform to the price paid for our sins in order for us to constantly receive his joy we need to abstain from our sins, confess and forsake them
Basis of Joy of the Lord: Joy of the Lord comes when you fear God, do his will, testify him, seeking his face and drawing nearer to him. Owning to hardship or challenges of life one may ask is there any joy in this life of evil generation and perilous time which we are into, the answer is yes to those that fear God. His words said the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. A good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever. When you have wisdom of God you can deal with any challenges of life; as in the life of Solomon, who with the wisdom of God made good decision when it comes to Judge Israelite in time of conflict when he was a king. As God is source of wisdom to everyone even unto Solomon, that is why he says in THE LETTER OF JAMES 1:17 “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. This bible verse gives joy in the sense that, it tells us that, it’s God alone can give good and perfect gift so we should only hope on him. What we only need to do is deliberately ask him and he will give us. He said in JAMES 1:5 “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” 2 Chronicles 1:7 “In the night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, ask what I shall give thee. Then in Bible verse of this Chronicles 1:10 Solomon replied God what he want him to do for him. Here he said “Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for can who judge this thy people, that is so great?”
For the Joy of Lord he granted Solomon his request: Because Solomon knowingly asked God for wisdom and knowledge to Judge Israelite who is great to judge. And the joy of the Lord full for this request and Lord said in 2 Chronicles 1:11 And God said to Solomon, because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king: and in verse 12, God said “Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like. Here God teaches us that when we asking in prayer we should not ask selfishly, as Solomon did not ask pertained to himself, then the Lord in his joy will multiply an answers to prayers.
oy of the Lord in King’s heart; By the strength of the Lord, the joy of the Lord must always be in the king whose God is his strength. One of the bible verses on joy recorded this in Psalms 21:1 that, the king shall joy in thy strength, O Lord; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! Here in this verse, it enlighten all the Kings that joy comes not but by the strength of the Lord; and that all the kings should believe in his strength because with their strength they can do nothing. And to let the joy of the lord be their strength, Secondly, the same bible verse tells all the Kings that salvation is coming not from any Man, Woman or any other place but from God. That is why it says “And in thy Salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!”
The Joy of the Lord by putting trust in Him: Church of Joy is the Church who obtains joy of the lord by putting it trust in the Lord. Bible verse on joy highlighted two fact of joy of the Lord in Psalms 5:11, the first fact of joy of the Lord, is that joy of the Lord will be among those or Churches who always put their trust in the Lord. And they will ever shout for joy because God is their defense for putting trust in him. Secondly, bible verse on joy point out here in Psalms 5:11C that the Joy of the Lord is in those who love the name of the Lord. It says “Let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.” Therefore, there is always joy of the Lord in the heart of those that love the name of the Lord. Let this be priority in your life, so as to testify.
Assurance of Safety and Security from the Lord:
Bible verses on Joy scrutinize the Joy of the Lord in the life of the Children of God whom God hide in his pavilion, in the secret place of his tabernacle and set up upon a rock in the time of trouble. This bible verse on joy in Psalms 27:5-6, tells us first about the safety and security of the Lord to all his Children. Now for the joy of this security of the Lord secondly, that your head is lifted up above your enemies round about you and in this reason thirdly, that you now offer unto the Lord in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy.
Kings have no joy in their life until they accepted that the source of their joy is of the Lord, before they can witness and testify the true joy of the Lord in their life. And in the Salvation of God that they would greatly rejoice, without Salvation of the Lord, they are but nothing and lifeless. And every Christian should put their trust in the Lord only and shout for joy because the Lord is our defense and to let the joy of the Lord overflows your mine for the love of his name.
ible verses on joy tell us that there is Joy of the Lord when the heavens, nations are glad and sing for joy unto God’s righteous judgment. Psalms 96:11-12 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof. Let the field be joyful and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice.
Joy of the Lord in serving God righteously: there is always joy in the heart of God for serving him righteously. Great joy in serving God righteously was in the life of Elijah; for this reason, God heard his voice whenever he called unto him and answered him even by fire to shame the prophets of Baals and surprised Israelites who had turned away from God. 1 kings 18, and God also sent his Angel to fed Elijah with meat and drink when there was no meat and drink to eat and the meat sustained him forty days and forty night and he went with that strength of the meat unto Horeb mount of God 1 kings 19:5,
Fullness of Joy: the ways of life has made known by the countenance of the Lord. And make full of joy – the ways of life would not have been known by anyone if not by the countenance of the Lord; since this is known, the sinful dead have been taken from the believers. And there is assurance of life eternal therefore fullness of joy of the Lord in the life of believers. Acts 2:28, Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance, John 17:13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might my joy fulfilled in themselves
Great Joy of God and Church of joy: there was great joy of God in that city, as a result of signs and wonders performed by the men of God; Acts 8:8,and there was great joy in that city.
Acts 15:3 and being brought on their way by the Church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.
Bible verses on Joy recorded on Joy of the Lord in Ethiopian Eunuch: joy of the Lord in understanding and conformity to scriptures – here Ethiopian Eunuch was reading what was written on the scriptures but did not understand, but there was joy of the lord in him when the scriptures was led by spirit in Philip to interpret the scriptures to him (Ethiopian Eunuch), he was conformed, surrendered and baptized by Philip and thereafter, went his way rejoicing. Acts 8:39-
Joy of the Lord for the tear Sower: God assured those who are sowing in tear that the joy of the lord will be theirs at the time of reaping. Psalms 126:5-6 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth , bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him
Bible verses on joy expresses the joy of the Lord in the Life of Christians, joy in Jesus, joy of God through the work of God’s Saints. The scripture on joy about Abraham whom God receives joy by his work of faith.
JOY OF THE LORD BY FAITH:- There is always joy of the lord in the life of whosoever obey and have in the Lord; Abraham of faith shew us exemplary life of faith, when was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance. Obeyed and he went out not knowing whither he went. By faith Abraham sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling n tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God Hebrews 11:8-10. Bible verses of joy here counted Abraham righteous by his faith in the Lord. For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted u to him for righteousness and for this, joy of the Lord toward him was great.
JOY OF THE LORD IN THANKSGIVING: Thanksgiving is the source of joy of the Lord when received thanks. When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for the good land which he hath given thee Deuteronomy 8:10. Joy of the Lord will abound when you always give thanks to God and he will do more for you. When you fear the lord and serve him truth in all your heart, for the sake of all he had done for you the joy of the Lord is full. Always be thankful to God. In every thing give thanks: for this and the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you 1 Thessalonians 5:18. the joy of the Lord through Jesus Christ
JOY OF THE LORD IN PRAISES: God has joy when he receives praise, for this God regards David as a man after his own heart because he praises God wholeheartedly; Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. Psalms 103:1-2 and when he sinned against God suddenly repented when confronted with it. And joy of the Lord full toward him
Bible verses on joy are verses given by God to express the joy of the lord or joy in Jesus or even joy among Christian ministers or members. Although joy in Jesus is tantamount to joy of the lord because, God have joy in Jesus that is why God said this is mine beloved son in whom I am well please.
Bible verses on joy will have been difficult to outline in whole manuscripts of the holy writings (Bible). Because Bible writers did not divide their message into chapters or verses. They just wrote down the whole message God gave them so that the readers could also get the whole message, not just tiny parts of it. Early in the 13th century C.E., English cleric Stephen Langton experimented with different ways of dividing the Bible into smaller section or chapters, mainly it seems, for reference purposes. Therefore for the benefit of this, you can now search on Bible verses on joy and have as many you need.
Most of the Bible verses on joy highlight the Joy of the Lord from Salvation of a sinner, there is joy in Jesus when a sinner repents of his sins and turns away from them all. He is cleansed, justified and adopted into God’s family. His name is written in the book of life and he receives the hope of eternal life. He experiences newness of life with joy of God. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new 2 Corinthians 5:17
How Can You Experience the Joy Of the Lord From Salvation?
The joy of the Lord comes from the following steps
Ø Acknowledge your sinfulness before God: This is a step of joy in Jesus from salvation, when you are wholeheartedly surrender yourself to God, acknowledge that you are a sinner confess and repent from them all you will now experience the great joy in your life because the joy of God from salvation is never earned; rather, it is an experience freely bestowed on all who believe.
Ø In Order To Get Joy of God through Salvation as a Sinner you must believe the record of God’s word which declares every man a sinner. Roman 5:12 wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. In this verse, it tells us that we all have inherited sins from our first father Adam. So for you to purge of these sins and become anew creature in Christ you are to accept the fact that Jesus died for your sins. Repent of your sins turn away from them completely. Ask God to save you on the merit of Christ’s death. For the joy of God and the joy in Jesus you invite Jesus into your heart and believe that with this simple prayer, you are saved. Let your faith be hinged on God’s word and not on your feelings. Then start to walk with God in the newness of life for the joy of the lord to be fully manifest in you.To keep saved. Let your faith be hinged on God, you must daily abide in Christ and his word. Here is another area Satan deceives many who profess to be saved but whose lives are absent from God’s demand for holy living. Although we are saved by grace, we are created unto good works in Christ Jesus.