The infilling of the Holy Spirit will not only produce “tongues”, it will also produce “joy”. To be filled with the Holy Spirit is to be filled with joy unspeakable. Whenever there is a full expression of the Holy Spirit; joy will definitely be produced inside the heart, and once this happens; every sense of need will be lost. The word of God must be taught/received well enough until people see their needs met in the word. One of the ways to get God’s word work for you is to get thrilled with it. Rejoicing over every word of God will cause you to move from believing to receiving.
Psalm 119: 162 [NLT] – I rejoice in your word like one who discovers a great treasure.
Expressing your joy in the realm of the spirit is a big business. “Joy is the business of heaven.” You have been praying, fasting and confessing the word; Brother, it is time to leap for joy. The “Gospel” simply means “good news”; the default response to any good news is joy. As the Word without the Spirit is dead, so also the Word without an expression of joy is lifeless. This “joy” is one of the many packages of our recreated human spirit; joy so great and special, impossible to be expressed with words. Just as fruits are naturally produced from a tree, so joy is produced naturally in the believer by the Holy Spirit. (Galatians 5: 22 – 23).
The content of our rejoicing is “who we are” and “what we have” in Christ. The ultimate source of this “joy” is Christ in us the hope of glory. Rejoicing is an expression your faith. Your rejoicing is a sense of the anticipated victory. It is the demonstration of your celebration and triumph. It must be practised daily. When faith is fully acted out, it will cause you to rejoice at the most unusual time.
CONFESSION – I’ve got joy like a river and peace that passes all understanding. My joy is turned from minimum to maximum. I have lost every sense of depression, sorrow, condemnation and shame. I rejoice!!!