Run the Devil Off With Joy!
Whatever is happening in your life today, you need to stir up the joy that is within you as a born-again child of God.
How can you do that?
For starters, you can begin by meditating on the Word of God. When you meditate on the Word and revelation begins to rise in your heart, joy comes! It comes because you begin to have a deeper and clearer knowledge of the Father. It comes because you realize you can go boldly before Him in prayer on the basis of the Word, and be confident your prayers will be answered.
If you’ve been sorrowing over a wayward child, for example, you can replace your sad thoughts with a revelation of God’s promise in Isaiah 54:13, and joy will come into your heart. Suddenly, instead of crying over what the devil is doing to that child, start shouting about what God will do. You laugh and say, “You might as well forget it, devil. Just pack up and go home right now, because as far as I’m concerned, the victory is won. All my children shall be taught of the Lord. And great shall be the peace of my children!”
Then when the devil comes back at you and says, Maybe so, but aren’t you sorry over all the years that child has wasted? you can shoot the Word right back at him and say, “No, I’m not sorry. I don’t have to be sorry because Jesus bore my griefs and carried my sorrows (Isaiah 53:4). So I’ll just go ahead and have myself a grand time rejoicing in Him!”
Proverbs 15:23 says, “A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth.” When you start answering the troubles and trials you’re facing with the Word of God, it will release joy in you and run the devil off. He can’t stand the joy of the Lord!
So stir up that joy within you. Meditate the Word. Replace wrong thoughts with God’s thoughts. And enjoy the victory!
Speak the Word
I ask and I receive, that my joy may be full. (John 16:24)
Heiligschriftstudium: Isaiah 51:11-16