Emanna for 02/13/2021

The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength

Bible Verses

Neh 8:10 ...for the joy of the LORD is your strength. Phil 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.

Words of Ministry

"For the joy of the Lord is your strength." The life that God has given us is expressed in joy. Our Lord Jesus lives in an atmosphere of joy, rejoicing, praise, and thanksgiving. This is the lesson I have learned during the past few years. In the past, I knew that I was forgiven and that I had endured, consecrated, and obeyed the Lord. But I felt somewhat bitter, and there were some small complaints. I could not thank and praise the Lord. Whenever we cannot thank and praise Him, we are defeated. Brothers and sisters, our victory is found in our joy. Whenever we throw away our joy and rejoicing, we throw away our victory as well. Whenever we throw away our joy and rejoicing, we become bound. A brother testified that he had never realized as much as in these past few days that joy affords strength. Whenever we are not joyful and rejoicing, we are depressed. We have to maintain our victory in joy and rejoicing. Victory is like a fish which must be kept in water. Victory has to be kept in joy and rejoicing. We should maintain our victory in joy and rejoicing.

Bible verses are taken from the recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, The Overcoming Life, pp. 163. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat from 9/27/97) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.