Exuberant Joy!

Exuberant Joy!

Exuberant Joy! When was the last time you let the Holy Spirit fill you with exuberant joy? Jesus was anointed with it.

  • “Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness [agalliasis=exuberant joy] more than Your companions.” (Heb 1:9)

(1) Jesus was filled with joy, thinking lightly of the shame of the cross because it made a way for you to be saved.

  • “looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising [kataphroneo – to think lightly of; not be hostile toward] the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Heb 12:2)

(2) Peter spoke of exuberant rejoicing with inexpressible joy that you have, and you are full of God’s glory (some of the benefits of loving Jesus).

  • “whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice [agalliao] with joy [chara] inexpressible [aneklaletos] and full of glory [doxazo]” (1Pet 1:8)
  • “And of His fullness [pleroma] we have all received, and grace for grace.” (Jn 1:16)
  • “to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness [pleroma] of God.” (Eph 3:19)
  • “And the glory [doxa] which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one” (Jn 17:22)

(3) Jesus spoke of joy that you have because He rose from the dead, and no one can take it away.

  • “your heart will rejoice [chairo], and your joy [chara] no one will take from you.” (Jn 16:22)

(4) The Holy Spirit is filling you with His fruit, one of which is joy.

  • “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy [chara], peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.” (Gal 5:22-23)

(5) God’s joy is your strength.

  • “Do not sorrow, for the joy [chedvah] of the LORD is your strength.” (Neh 8:10)

(6) You will have exuberant joy when Jesus comes for you.

  • “that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy [agalliao].” (1Pet 4:13)

(7) The Philippian jailer had exuberant joy when he was saved.

  • “he rejoiced [agalliao], having believed in God with all his household.” (Acts 16:34)