Tuesday, 10 October 2017

'JOY UNSPEAKABLE'

"Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you see Him not, yet believing, you rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory" - 1 Peter 1:8
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In the world, seeing is believing but in the Word, believing is without seeing - this is the hallmark of faith.
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Do you have joy unspeakable that is full of glory over that situation you're presently going through?
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You cannot experience unspeakable joy when you are moved by what you see. If what you see determines your joy, then when you do not see those things, you'll be in sorrow.
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To experience joy unspeakable, you must see with the eyes of faith and believe without any iota of doubt. Do you know why the martyrs of Christ rejoiced at the point of their execution? Take Stephen for instance, he saw what ordinary men couldn't see and he believed (Acts 7:55-56).
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You may not see vision like Stephen but what does your eyes see - faith or your challenges? The just can only live by faith and not by sight.
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If you must experience joy unspeakable in life, you must not look at the things which are seen even if your senses can relate well with them; but see the unseen with the eyes of faith. The things you see are temporal. I tell you, that problem, predicament, hardship, affliction and so on are temporal but the invisible things (victory, rest, blessings) are eternal (2 Cor. 4:18).
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Jesus said to Thomas, "Blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed" (John 20:29). Those who believed without seeing are they that can experience joy unspeakable.
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When you love and believe Him without seeing, which stems from your soul and not just an empty confession of the mouth, the kind of rejoicing you would have in life and in that situation will be unspeakable joy.
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And when this happens, you'll receive the outcome of what you're trusting God for (1 Pet. 1:9).

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