that you will be blessed by this teaching.
Over a week ago the Lord started talking to me about JOY and the fact that it is an absolute necessity
in our lives. We cannot be without it if we want to have successful Christian lives. It is sad to say
that many Christians have not CHOSEN to walk in this victory and because of it they lead a
Nehemiah came back to Jerusalem from exile in Persia (Iran) and in the miraculous time of 52 days
along with his fellow Jewish brothers rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem even though there was strong
opposition from their enemies. Nehemiah meets with them after the rebuilding of the walls and
reads the law of Moses to them. As he did this Nehemiah exhorted the people not to mourn nor
weep instead he exhorted them to have a celebration to the Lord. NEHEMIAH ADMONISHED
THEM THAT THE JOY OF THE LORD WAS THEIR STRENGTH. Nehemiah 8:10
You see many times you can lose your joy right after a great victory which seems very odd,
but it happens often.
KING DAVID IN PSALM 28:7 SAID THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH AND MY SHIELD.
Remember, King David was a man that was not ashamed being the King of Israel to dance
before the Lord. King David knew what joy was all about. Worshipping the Lord is one of the
ways we can stir up joy in our lives.
I mentioned above that joy is a DECISION and you must CHOOSE to walk in it as a Christian.
However many Christians are depressed and and not taking advantage of the source of joy in us.
and the list goes on. We are seeing end time prophecy come to pass much of which is mentioned
in Matthew 24:1-35 and prophecy no matter how hard it may be to hear must come to pass. We know
from all the things we see around us that we are living in the moments before the Rapture of the
Church. In other words, the rapture of born again Christians all over the face of the earth. As I
mentioned prophecy must come to pass or God would be a liar as He has said through His Word
that these things must come.
But PRAISE THE LORD WE ARE LIVING IN THE GREATEST MOST EXCITING TIME OF
THE CHURCH AND HUMAN HISTORY. JESUS RETURN IS AT THE DOOR. That is something
to rejoice about, to have great joy about.
THE PRECIOUS HOLY SPIRIT IS THE SOURCE OF OUR JOY. HE INDWELLS US, HE LIVES
IN US, HIS PRESENCE BRINGS JOY. But with all of this going for us we can get our
eyes off the Lord, stop reading His Word and praying every day, start looking at the
dismal side of life and let the devil steal your joy. That is real crime. John 10:10 satan
came to steal, kill and destroy but Jesus came to bring abundant life to you, which one
are you going to accept. You see it is really up to you. You make decisions every day
and this is one of the most important decisions that you can make.
Elijah had a tremendous victory over the false prophets of Baal in 1 Kings 18:20-46 as
Elijah showed who his God was by calling down fire from heaven and devouring the sacrifices.
Then after that great victory he flees to Horeb 1 Kings 19:1-18 and gets into depression
1 Kings 19:14
But notice what the Lord speaks to Elijah in 1 Kings 19:15. The Lord told Elijah WOULD HAVE
TO GET UP AND GO. IF YOU HAVE LOST YOUR JOY AND YOU ARE DEPRESSED THE
ONLY WAY TO COME OUT OF IT IS TO GET UP AND GO. God never blesses inactivity
and withdrawal. You must find out what God wants you to do and get up and do it. I
am not trying to seem harsh but this is the only way you will get out of depression and
get your joy back. As it turned out Elijah was obedient, thank God, and he did get up and
did what the Lord told him to do and soon the Lord gave him a protégé by the
name of Elisha and Elijah was full of joy again.
There is nothing like making a decision to have joy in your life, it is one of the most
wonderful things. You can walk in total joy in your life when everything seems like it is
against you, while you are singing the praises of your Lord and have the most wonderful
victories you have ever had in your life. Joy translates to His spiritual power in your life every
Next week I will continue with this wonderful message of JOY. It will give you victory in
your life, just like Nehemiah and his Jewish brothers, like King David and like the great
PLEASE NOTE THAT NITA AND I ARE CALLED OF THE LORD TO BE EVANGELISTS.
WE ARE OPEN TO MINISTERING IN ANY DENOMINATIONAL CHURCH OR OTHER
CHURCH THAT IS HUNGRY FOR THE WORD OF GOD AND THE MOVE OF THE PRECIOUS
HOLY SPIRIT. WE WOULD BE HONORED TO MINISTER IN THESE CHURCHES AS THE
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WE HAVE SEVERAL DIFFERENT MINISTRIES IN THIS CHURCH AND BEGINNING NEXT
SUNDAY AUGUST 24, 2014 WE WILL BEGIN AN ADDITIONAL SERVICE MINISTERING
ON THE HOLY SPIRIT ONCE A MONTH ALONG WITH OTHER WEEKLY TEACHING
THAT WE MINISTER IN THE CHURCH.
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CONRAD & NITA