Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our LORD. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”
So the Levites quieted all the people, saying, “Be still, for the day is holy; do not be grieved.”
God is bringing you to a season of rejoicing. The time of weeping is gradually coming to an end. you may have been in a time of intense persecution, pain and affliction but God is releasing supernatural ability to overcome. Gloomy days are over and seasons of refreshing are hear! The word “Joy” in the above scripture comes from the Hebrew word “Chedvah”. It means to rejoice and to make glad. What produces joy is our union with Christ. Joy is the result of hope. The present situation may be tough and unpleasant but joy comes from knowing that Christ has paid the price for your salvation and knowing that he possess the ability to bring to pass what he has promised. Joy is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. The word encourages and enable us to create the presence of the Holy Spirit.
“Strength” from the above scripture speaks of a place of safety, a stronghold and a place of refuge. Rejoicing is a weapon of power because it puts you under the protection of the Most High. The name of the Lord is a strong tower and we find refuge therein. Angelic Host is at your command.
Sing praise to the LORD, You saints of His, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.Psalm 30:4-5
For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.
It is time to rejoice and give thanks to the Lord. Sing joyfully unto our God! He is a great King and a Mighty deliverer. The remembrance of his name is the remembrance of his authority, his integrity and his power to make possible what he promised. Mourning is giving way to gladness. God’s anger is momentary but the favor of God imparts life. Zoe is available to strengthen and to restore all that the enemy has stolen. Heaven is rejoicing over you with singing. Remember always that joy comes from knowing God. The word of God is our anchor that holds in the raging storm. The word keeps us in a constant state of reconciliation, it produces peace and subdues internal hostilities. As this is going on, joy, gladness and exultation are stirred from within. You are the apple of his eyes. Be still, do not grief anymore for the Joy of the lord has come to help you.
O LORD, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot.
The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yes, I have a good inheritance.
I will bless the LORD who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons.
¶ I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope.
For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.