Rejoice Evermore!

“Rejoice evermore.” – 1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:16‬ 

Rejoice evermore, let that simple biblical phrase ring in your spirit for just a minute. As Christians many people will rise up against you, the world in general will come against you, the devil himself and all the armies of hell are against you, so you will have great opportunity for sorrow, for weeping, and for distress. Yet in it all, you always have more reason to rejoice because, though all the world be against you, God is for you and it is all working for you a weight of glory in eternity. Besides, the more the enemy comes against you, if handled in faith, love, patience, and humility, the more miraculously God will defend you and turn it all around for your good! Therefore, “even though sorrow may last the night, Joy will come in the morning”! (Psalm 30:5) 

“But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.” – Genesis‬ ‭50:20-21‬ ‭

Even the difficult and heart wrenching things we face have their place. Many times what seems like attacks are really God setting us up for a huge victory. He will allow the enemy’s attacks to position us for the turnaround that proves His perfection! Like Joseph being sold into slavery and placed in prison, the devil thought he was winning but really God was simply allowing it for a positioning that would eventually place Joseph on the thrown. God used the hardship that he went through, to position him for kingship. The lower you seem to be, more you need to praise because the higher He plans to raise you if you stay humble, peaceable, joyful, and pure. Therefore, in everything, even in adversity, trial, and attack, be thankful! Be joyful! For your redemption draweth nigh and He will cause it to all work together for your good in unexpected, unforgettable, and undeniable ways! So rejoice evermore and in all things, give praise!

“Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” – 1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:16-18‬ ‭

“But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.” – Psalms‬ ‭5:11‬ ‭

“Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;” – 2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:14-17‬ ‭

“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.” – Psalms‬ ‭100:4‬ ‭

“This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” – Psalms‬ ‭118:24‬ ‭

“Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.” – Philippians‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭

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