“He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.” Job 8:21
Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” Psalms 126:2 ESV
Joy has a voice, and that voice is laughter! A joyful person is one who recognizes that the Lord does and has done great things for them! As Born-Again Believers, it shouldn’t take us long to find a reason to rejoice. For a person who is on Fire for God, just thinking about their salvation is enough to make them want to rejoice!
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. – Psalms 51:12
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
– Luke 2:10
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
– Psalms 16:11
3 Reasons To Have An Overflow of Joy
1. Supernatural Health
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Proverbs 17:22
Oral Roberts said that out of all the ways a Believer should receive their healing, having Joy was #1. A depressed person magnifies oppression around them. A joyful person is a hope filled person who magnifies Jesus and His Word!
2. Supernatural Strength
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds… James 1:2
… for the joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross…
– Hebrews 12:2
The enemy doesn’t want you to have joy because he doesn’t want you to have strength. People get divorced because “they no longer make me happy.” Some quit going to Church or leave the ministry because there is no joy in serving the Lord for them. If the enemy can take your joy, he can make you give up quit! God has the solution and it’s a Fruit of the Spirit: Joy!
3. Supernatural Deliverance
And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: Eph 2:6
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh… Psalms 2:4
At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth. Job 5:22
Just like there is an environment of depression where the devil can move freely; there is an environment of Joy that you can create that the devil cannot operate in. The Lord sits in the heavens and laughs at his enemies, and we are seated with Him in heavenly places far above principalities and powers! If you believe that, it’s time to start activating these scriptures in your life! At destruction and famine, laugh! The Lord is with you! Overwhelming victory is yours through Christ!