Are You Happy? By Daniel Sheridan #Bible #Joy #Love #Peace #SuccessfulSavior
Jesus called His gospel “Good News.”
He told His disciples to “be of good cheer.” Mark 9:2
He compared Himself and His disciples to a wedding party. Mark 2:19
Although His life saw privation, temptation, betrayal, and suffering, He is the model of one who joyously lived His live with confidence in the dependable God.
This joy caught on with His top two followers.
Paul, while in prison, wanted to share the “joy of faith” as he “rejoiced in the Lord.” Philippians 1, 3, 4.
Peter “rejoiced with joy unspeakable.” 1 Peter 1:8.
On Resurrection morning after certain women heard the angel say from the tomb of Jesus, “He is not here…He is risen,” they departed from the place of the dead with “great joy.” Matthew 28:8
Since Jesus is the firstfruits of them that slept because “as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive,” that joy of Matthew 28 is only a very miniature foretaste of the universal joy to come.
If You Have The Right God And The Right Message You Will Be Happy… Both NOW and THEN.
The fruit of the spirit is…JOY.