JOY (Journey Over Yourself) As Jesus said it to me!
This afternoon, in my time of worship with the Lord, I remembered joy and how abiding in the Lord will allow us to keep our Joy!
I looked at the Lord and said " Jesus, what is JOY to you? You in us? how did your life demonstrate Joy? How is that your joy is our strength?
Jesus life started to be quickened in front of me like a movie, I saw him being lost while he was 12 years old and then dealing with his parents anger search and looking for him for 3 days and I saw it normal. Then when he performed his first miracle after his mother asked him too and how he acted with so much love toward her and did his first miracle. then walking with his friends (disciple), teaching, enjoying children, sleeping, spending so much time with the father in prayer, doing miracles and feeding people and that all was him living a normal life exactly like his friends ( and us spiritually in HIM). That was normal.
He has been rejected from so many, betrayed, spitted at, accused by false things and that may happen to any of us. NORMAL, I didn't read a verse in the bible that said that " Jesus laughed" but instead there is a verse that said " Jesus wept" and laughing and weeping is normal.
The bible said that Jesus Christ has been anointed with the oil of Joy ...........Where and how can we see this ?
Let your sharp arrows pierce the hearts of the king's enemies; let the nations fall beneath your feet. Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom. You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy. (NIV)
Jesus has been anointed with the "Oil of Joy" and never read about him in the bible that you laughed loud or even danced to show his JOY! Jesus lived totally and completely with FOCUS!
His focus was HIS FATHER GOD AND THE GLORY THAT HE BROUGHT TO HIM IN DOING THE WORK THAT HE HAS BEEN ASKED TO DO! Jesus is our example in every thing and his life has been anointed with JOY. He has never been to HIMSELF and the world was not suppose to run around him in his eyes, HIS FOCUS WAS HIS FATHER AND HIS OBEDIENT TO HIM.
John 4:34 "My food," said Jesus, "is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.
I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. John 17:4
Most of our pain, disappointment, cold hearts, aches comes from us focusing on ourselves ( WHAT ABOUT ME?) A thing that Jesus never said! HE WAS ALL ABOUT LOVE AND HIS LOVE WAS ALWAYS GIVING AND PUTTING HIMSELF FOR ALL! THAT WAS THE KEY FOR JESUS JOY!
Here are some verse about the JOY of JESUS
I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. (NIV)
"I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. (NIV)
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. (NIV)
When someone lays down their life for you, it is a joy to them or else they wouldn't do it. Jesus laid down his life for us that we might have the full measure of his joy in us. He endured the cross for the joy set before him.
Maryam Ziadat is an anointed Apostolic prophet who desires for all people to wake up and rise to their true identity in the Lord. Maryam helped planted churches in the Middle East as well as USA. She ministered and preached in so many local and international churches. She posted prophetic messages online, on her fb page, groups, and her website: www.thefeastofhispromises.com as well as other ministries pages and groups.