July 08 2018 0comment

JOY AND REJOICING – MAKING IT A LIFESTYLE

“My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.” (Psalm 57:7, KJV)

“I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” (Psalm 34:1, KJV)

When you read the word of God, most especially as it pertains to things that has happened before, it is meant as a guide to teach you what to do.

“ For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” (Romans 15:4, KJV)

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17, KJV)

What will make you to bless the Lord at all times or to sing and give praise irrespective of the situation is your faith in the infallibility of His word and promises.

It is your faith that will make joy and rejoicing a lifestyle.  “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18, KJV)

Faith is extremely important in any human endeavour most especially as Christians because it provides an avenue for communicating with God so as to receive what heaven had already prepared. May you receive all that heaven has prepared for you.  Faith in the Almighty God is what causes you to rejoice no matter what you are facing.

Your rejoicing is not tied to things but to the Almighty God.  This is because of the fact that you are sure that he has you in his plans and everything will work out for your good no matter what it presently looks like.  A person of faith is a person of joy.  This kind of joy is joy unspeakable that is full of glory.

Faith gives you wholeness instead of healing.  “And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.”  (Mark 5:42, KJV)

Faith demonstrates that you are looking unto God and not to persons, problems or personalities. This in turn causes you to be joyful.  You have joy like a river in your soul.  “They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.” (Psalm 34:5, KJV)

Looking at him turns whatever situation you are facing to nothing.  You are indirectly telling the situation that you might be powerless  but you have a powerful God when you look at the Almighty.  This is faith.

Even the disciples of Jesus recognized the importance of faith and they cried out to him.  “Increase our faith.” (Luke 17:5, KJV)

Faith grants you access to where generations before you have not entered.  In a gathering like this, when faith is increased there is enlargement in all its ramifications.  “Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men’s labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,” (1 Corinthians 10:15, KJV)

When you operate in faith, you are doing righteousness and it sets you up to do greater things through Jesus.  “Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.” (1 John 3:7, KJV)

Your faith is a divine converter.  It turns you from a mere mortal to a divine being. “If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.” (1 John 2:29, KJV)

It is extremely dangerous to operate in unbelief because:

  • Unbelief displeases God—“ But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6, KJV)
  • Unbelief is unprofitable—“ For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.” (Hebrews 4:2, KJV)
  • Unbelief exaggerates a situation or problem—“ And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.” (Mark 5:39, KJV)
  • Unbelief blocks the miracle avenue—“ And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.” (Luke 5:17, KJV)

“And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.” (Matthew 13:58, KJV)

The Blessedness of Faith allows you to:

  • Receive the Promise(s) of God—“  For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.” (Romans 4:13, KJV)

Until you begin to exercise faith, your blessings will continue to hang in the balance awaiting your retrieval.

  • Persuades you of God’s Power—“ He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.” (Romans 4:20-21, KJV)
  • Deposits treasures into your account—“ And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;” (Romans 4:22-24, KJV)
  • Gives peace and boldness to access the throne of God—“ Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” (Romans 5:1-2, KJV)

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Dedicated, Innovative, Anointed, Compassionate, Prayerful, Humble, Holy are few of the words that come to your mind when you want to describe Tayo Ojajuni. Tayo Ojajuni gradually discovered the essence of God in his life. His journey to the service of God would unfold sooner than later when he was made the acting pastor of The Redeemed Christian Church of God Covenant Chapel, Toronto Canada in 1999. His vision is to Redeem Destinies and Restore Dominion. He firmly believes that as a child of God body, soul and spirit we are marvelously made.

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