• Johanan John Great posted an update 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Nehemiah 8:7 The Levites instructed the people in the Law while the people were standing there. 8 They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear[a] and giving the meaning so that the people understood what was being read.

    9 Then Nehemiah the governor, Ezra the priest and teacher of the Law, and the Levites who were instructing the people said to them all, “This day is holy to the Lord your God. Do not mourn or weep.” For all the people had been weeping as they listened to the words of the Law.

    10 Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

    11 The Levites calmed all the people, saying, “Be still, for this is a holy day. Do not grieve.”

    12 Then all the people went away to eat and drink, to send portions of food and to celebrate with great joy, because they now understood the words that had been made known to them.

    Isaiah 12:3 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

    Nehemiah 8:10 The joy of the Lord is your strength.

    Your salvation has WELLS of blessings, but you can only draw them out and take advantage of them with JOY…

    Joy is what enables you to get what the Lord wants for you, and get the strength and blessings the Lord wants for you. You will find extremely difficult to get blessed when you are sad or complaining. It is a spiritual principle.

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