Be Glad, and Rejoice.

”God cares, and I know it is true. Fear may arise, but I know my God would lift up a standard against the evil tide, and secure me in His warm embrace.”

Joel 2:21-22 KJVA “Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the Lord will do great things. Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.”

It takes more than the willpower or the art of self-discipline to thwart the surge of fear that comes to trouble the human soul sometimes. Fear is a very powerful tool of the enemy. He uses it so often to destabilize the heart of the believer. He wants to rob you of your confidence in God, and the certainty to breathe hope inside your soul.

“Thus it is written, The first man Adam became a living being (an individual personality); the last Adam (Christ) became a life-giving Spirit [restoring the dead to life]. [Gen. 2:7.]” 1 Corinthians 15:45 AMPC

The power of Gods Word is the therapeutic force that breaks the weight of the spirit of fear on the shoulders of men. The spirit of Christ is a life-giving force. An anchor that keeps us strong; steadfast and sure.

RE-ALIGN TODAY | Throughout the holy scriptures, whenever the saints have faced complicated circumstance and their confidence shut down by fear, God has always drawn near to His people to empower them in order for them to break free from such subtle quagmire of life. When they’ve learned to depend on Him to the core, the impossible happened. In those instants, when God draws near, you can holistically observe two vital things which transpire in the spirit dimension.

Firstly, the Lord knows that his covenant nation is hemmed between doubt and confusion, and that the future is not clear, and therefore life is out of touch with their reality. God could see Satan is playing with their minds and therefore the courage to live through trying times, and the pure joy to fellowship with Him is under attack. The kind of authentic joy the spirit produces in us which propels us to walk in uncommon faith with the Father is the target of Hell. We thrive in the joys of the Lord.

Secondly, whenever he draws near to exhorts us to break free from fear then he’s up to something amazing which can only be discerned via true alignment with Him. Why will God encourage you to not fear if he can’t handle that problem or burden which makes you panic or feel anxious? God is up to something, regardless of the negativity written on the walls. Your spiritual alignment with Him today shall invoke the life-giving spirit of heaven to supernaturally change the impossible.

YOUR PLACE IN PROPHECY | Today, connect with the truth of Gods word from the prophet, Joel. Gods word is ours. It has to be prophetically embraced today just as the people of God embraced it in the days of old. The same God of yesterday is still speaking to the land today. Hold this to be true for our country, and your own spiritual landscape. This is the word of the Lord; “Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the Lord will do great things.” Joel 2:21a

THE COURAGE TO REJOICE | The key to activating the great things the Lord has promised through his word is to rejoice and be glad. God is saying; ”don’t wait for the miracle to manifest physically before you rejoice.” God is saying to you who is fearful over the chronic ailment, the fear of the deal falling into thin air, the state of your church as a pastor, the bills, the scarcity, the nightmares and what have you. Here is the key spiritual truth: ” to unlocking the riches of my inheritance in Christ Jesus, rejoice and be glad.” But I don’t feel it. You may not feel it, yet go ahead and rejoice in the faithfulness of God. This is how we soar in the Kingdom. It is your act of faith.

O’ Land, instead of announcing your fears and the mountains that stand before you, talk about the goodness of the Lord. Focus today on the amazing things God is working on your behalf. He will not disappoint you. He’s faithful to his word. But I still don’t feel it!!

YOU CAN CREATE THAT INNER FEEL | You can rejoice today, by leaning on Christ. I know Christianity is not a matter of feelings but a deep conviction. This inner feel is not about the goosebumps but an awakening of belief. You can shut that inner voice which tells you there’s no option and it’s over with you. No, no, that’s a lie from the devil. Do this my friend. Just whisper to Him, your God and your Father: ”O’ life-giving spirit, fill my heart from the pleasures of your abundance, that I could soar with you in praise.” After this sincere prayer from the heart, begin to Rejoice for the open doors. Yes, go ahead as the spirit of God quickens you. Rejoice for the healing of soul and body. Bible says, He will restore your soul (Psalm 23) Rejoice for his manifold graces which are able to fulfil all of your desires in Christ Jesus. It is not by might not by your power. It may seem too simple for some people to shift from fear to great joy but sometimes one has to press deeper for that spiritual release your soul yearns for.

I AM VALUABLE THAN THE BEAST OF THE FIELDS |If God cares to meet the need of the beast of the fields then what about His prized children? We are His sons and daughters, bought by the precious blood of Christ. We are regenerated spirits of Christ, created to express His image and likeness through the power of Christ. We have become the children of His delight. Halleluiah!

If that doesn’t give you a sense of hope then think about this: I personally find real nuggets from the anchor scripture. I see the faithfulness God in the same verse, He announced the good news also to the beast of the fields who had also experienced the terrible effects of the dry periods.

The natural habitats and pasture lands of their civilization were suddenly eclipsed by total fear. The fear of extinction due to insufficiency all around. But God never counts them out. He said to the beasts: ”the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.” Joel 2:22

Are you not valuable than the beast of the field? Let this prophetic word marinate deep inside your spirit today, and see God keep your heart and mind with shalom peace, and the faith to receive supernatural help as you chose the path of joy and gladness, which will unlock the flood gates of heaven.

‘Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows,’ says Jesus in Matthew 10:29-31.

Dear Father,

Thank you for sending help to our land

O’ You to whom all flesh shall come

Fill my life with the life-giving spirit

And quickened me from the burdens

Of fear which has crippled our conviction

In your presence, I find joy, peace, and true

Happiness. The power of your face breaking through the

Dark clouds of doubts and fear

Hanging over my head, like

A glass ceiling

Dear, Lord Jesus

Thank you for making

All things well in my life, and in

Our land, in your name I have

Prayed today. amen.

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