days that we are living in.
Many Christians are not experiencing JOY and in fact are experiencing depression, this should not be so.
By spiritual birthright every Christian has the right and the ability to walk in joy all the time.
You see joy is a spiritual blessing that only born again Christians can experience, it becomes inherent
in them as they receive the new birth. (BELIEVE IT OR NOT IT BELONGS TO YOU).
“For what if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?” (Romans 3:3)
I love that scripture it makes us think about what we believe or as the case may be, do not believe.
It’s good for us it gets our bad thinking back in line to the Word of God. In other words just because
you do not believe that will not change the Word of God, it stays the same, no matter what you think.
Our precious Lord is the source of all of our joy, when you received the new birth the Lord came into
Your spirit with His Holy Spirit and your spirit that was dead unto God became alive unto God. It’s
like a huge spiritual light turned on inside of us. GLORY BE TO GOD.
So the Precious Holy Spirit is your JOY.
But here is what happens so often in a Christian’s life. John 10:10 says satan has come to steal, kill
and destroy and he loves it when you get your eyes off of the Lord and the Word of God. Then
the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the Word of God and you then
become unfruitful, saddened and then eventually can become depressed. (Matthew 13:22)
But happiness is a completely different thing. Happiness has manycontingencies, or should I say dependencies.
It is the original CO DEPENDENT. People that are not Christians are not able to have JOY as the Holy Spirit is
the source of joy. People that rely on happiness are dependent on having a good day, feeling good, someone making a nice comment to them, and generally having a life with no waves to rock their boat. But when those waves come and they will and those nice comments cease and they have a bad hair day, their life is like a
roller coaster, they are at the bottom of the track. A real downer. That’s the problem with happiness it is
temporary and codependent on so many other factors that have to turn out right for them.
Listen to what the great Apostle Paul said, “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned in WHATSOVER STATE I AM, THEREWITH TO BE CONTENT.” Philippians 4: 11. Also “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended (ARRIVED): but this one thing I do; forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of
God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14.
The Apostle Paul was unstoppable, but all of us can be also. The same Holy Spirit that lived in him lives in you. The whole secret to living a joyful life is to KEEP YOUR FOCUS ON THE LORD AND HIS WORD DON’T ALLOW CIRCUMSTANCES TO STEAL YOUR JOY. (KEEP FOCUSED)
Learn to sing and praise the Lord even when everything seems like it is going south.
Let me ask you a question, how did the walls of Jericho fall down. The Hebrews did not bulldoze them, right?
They didn’t use any dynamite, that’s right they did not have any. So what did they do, even after they saw
the height and thickness of those Jericho walls, they shouted for joy, they praised the Lord and the Lord took
over the battle and those mighty walls fell flat. What a great object lesson, we can liken those walls to your problem, your mountain. Praise God, the same God that made those walls fall can do the same with your impossible situation if you learn to praise and worship God right in the midst of battle. Raise both of those
arms straight up and shout for joy, quote the Word, sing to the Lord, REJOICE AND AGAIN I SAY REJOICE.
Philippians 4:4. (WOW, ALL OF A SUDDEN WE ARE ALL OVER PHILIPPIANS AREN’T WE, 3 SCRIPTURES IN A ROW, BELIEVE ME I DID NOT PLAN IT, I WONDER WHO DID)?
Look at Peter on the boat and the storm came but he saw Jesus walking on the water and He called Peter to
walk over to him. You know the account, Peter was doing great until he got his eyes off the Master and
started looking at the circumstances and then he started to sink.
Where is your focus today, is it on the right person, i.e. the Lord and His Word. ARE YOU READING
THE WORD OF GOD EVERY DAY AND PRAYING EVERY DAY ALONG WITH WORSHIPPING YOUR
TALK ABOUT A SPIRITUAL PRESCRIPTION, THE COMMENT ABOVE WILL HAVE YOUR JOY
OVERFLOWING. THINK ABOUT THIS WHEN YOU TEND TO LACK FOCUS, YOUR NAME
IS WRITTEN IN THE LAMB’S BOOK OF LIFE AND YOUR GOING TO LIVE WITH THE LORD
FOREVER. THAT OUGHT TO GET YOU, JUMPING FOR JOY.
There is a spiritual brother to JOY and it is PEACE.
“Thou wilt keep him (You) in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusteth
in thee.”(The Lord). Isaiah 26:3.
So Christians are the only ones that can have JOY, it is a blessing that only the Precious Lord
can give, PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME.
BROTHERS AND SISTERS, WALK IN JOY. MAKE THE DECISION TO ALWAYS WALK IN
AN UPDATE ON THE TRIP TO UGANDA, AFRICA. BECAUSE OF THE EBOLA OUTBREAK IN
AFRICA OUR TRIP IS POSTPONED TO MARCH OF 2015 WHICH IS JUST A FEW SHORT
MONTHS AWAY AND WE STILL NEED FUNDS FORTHIS. (PLEASE PRAY ABOUT HELPING
WE HAVE SOME GOOD NEWS, THE COST OF OUR WEBSITE AND THE COST OF FORMING
CONRAD FREIHOLTZ MINSITRIES INC. HAS BEEN TAKEN CARE OF.
WE ASK THAT IF THIS MINISTRY HAS BEEN A BLESSING TO YOU THAT YOU WOULD SUPPORT
IT WITH YOUR GIVING SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO LEAD PEOPLE TO JESUS CHRIST AND
MINISTER WHERE THE LORD WOULD ASK US TO GO.
WE HAVE A PASSION TO MINISTER TO THE LOST.
“FOR WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED.”
“HOW THEN SHALL THEY CALL ON HIM IN WHOM THEY HAVE NOT BELIEVED?
AND HOW SHALL THEY BELIEVE IN HIM OF WHOMTHEY HAVE NOT HEARD? AND HOW
SHALL THEY HEAR WITHOUT A PREACHER?”
“AND HOW SHALL THEY PREACH EXCEPT THEY BE SENT? AS IT IS WRITTEN, HOW
BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THEM THAT PREACH THE GOSPEL OF PEACE, AND
BRING GLAD TIDINGS OF GOOD THINGS.” (Romans 10: 13-15)
If the Lord speaks to your heart you can give to this ministry at our post office box
in Tempe, Az.
Conrad Freiholtz Ministries
P. O. Box 11806
Thank you so much for visiting us at our website.
We’re bless to have you visit us each Monday.
We love all of you,
Conrad & Nita