Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!
Philippians 4:4 (NKJV)
There is empowerment that comes when we make the decision to rejoice in the Lord. We are not moved by circumstances because our fellowship with Jesus has become the source of our joy! When we walk in His joy we walk in His completeness, and out of this supernatural breakthroughs can take place.
Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
1 John 4:13 (KJV)
We have been joined to God through His Spirit. Now the Holy Spirit in us teaches us, guides us, and makes the truths of the Word real to our hearts. This enables us to walk more fully as who God has called us to be.
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Psalm 19:14 (KJV)
Let us purpose to have the words of our mouth and the meditations of our heart be in agreement with what God has said about us in His Word. As we mediate on God’s goodness and favor, speaking the Word daily, we establish the truth in our hearts. This makes us receptive and available to seeing it come to pass in our lives.
The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).
John 10:10 (AMP)
Jesus has come to give us the more abundant life. This is life to the full, till it overflows. It is God’s will for us to see an overflow of His goodness and glory in the various areas of our life. The key to breakthrough is to not let circumstances move us off track, but to keep our attention and our focus on Jesus. We will surely see His promises come to pass in our lives.
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
John 17:3 (KJV)
Salvation at its very core is to know God. As we live in intimate fellowship with Jesus through letting His Word abide in our hearts, we will see the fruits of salvation showing up in our lives. The fruits of salvation include healing, deliverance, soundness, godly prosperity and peace.
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Psalm 16:11 (KJV)
Getting in the presence of God through His Word, worship, praise, prayer and simply talking with Him, takes us to a place of joy that is independent of any circumstances. Out of this fellowship with God that is available to all will come wisdom and revelation to guide us on the path of life.
For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Romans 8:6 (KJV)
To be carnally minded is to live merely according to what we can perceive through our physical senses and feel in our emotions, whereas a spiritually minded person will live by what the Word of God says. When we think and live according to God’s Word, we will have life and peace independent of any situations or circumstances in the natural.
By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Hebrews 10:10 (KJV)
Through Jesus offering His body we have been sanctified once for all time. Once for all time means that no shortcoming on our part can ever change the fact that God has chosen to make us righteous, set us apart, and call us His own in Christ Jesus.
Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
John 14:17 (KJV)
The Holy Spirit is the spirit of truth. He makes the truths of the Word of God real to us, He confirms the reality of the Word to our heart. As we live in complete dependence upon the Holy Spirit, He enables us and equips us to do what we cannot do in our own strength.
For he who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit. Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.
1 Peter 3:10-11 (NKJV)
As we deliberately fill our hearts with God’s Word and as we allow the love of Jesus to saturate us, we will find our words coming into alignment with life and peace. Let us be mindful of the tremendous power of our tongue, and let us purpose in our hearts to speak only words of life.