Hello Precious One! 2-8-2018
Hebrews 12:2-3 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
Here is our secret to not growing weary and getting discouraged and losing heart during times of great difficulty, trails and tribulations. These verses say to consider Jesus, do like Jesus, when He suffered the way He suffered. There is a way to go through extremely difficult times, like Jesus did on the Cross, and do so like Jesus, and not grow weary or lose heart or get discouraged, even when times are really, really tough!
What was Jesus secret to not grow weary? He set His heart and mind on the Joy of the heavenly realm!!!! That was the only Joy that Jesus could set His heart on. Everything on the earthly was crumbling before Him; but the heavenly realm, which is full of Joy, was not and is not, affected by earthly circumstances, whatsoever! So, He was able to set His heart on the things above, the heavenly realm, that is always full of Joy, even while he was being brutalized on the earth! Very big lesson here on how to live life on the earth!
While they were ripping out His beard, He set His heart on the Joy of the heavenly realm, so He could endure! When they flogged Him over and over, He set His heart on the Joy of the heavenly realm, so He could endure. When they pushed the crown of thorns into His head, He set His heart on the Joy of the heavenly realm, so He could endure! When they mocked Him and spit on Him, He set His heart on the Joy of the heavenly realm, so He could endure! When they gave Him the cross to carry to His crucifixion, He set His heart on the Joy of heaven so He could endure! When they put nails in His hands and feet, He set His heart on the Joy of the heavenly realm, so He could endure! When they speared in His side and all of His fluids came out, His heart was set on the Joy of the heavenly realm, so He could endure! When He was breathing His last breath, His heart was set on the Joy of the heavenly realm, so He could endure the brutality!
These verses say to consider Him, do like He did, so that we don’t get weary, weak, discouraged and lose heart! Jesus set His heart on the Joy of the heavenly realm so He could endure the Cross and this verse is telling us to do the same! We are to set our heart on the Joy set before us, the heavenly realm, no matter the brutality and rejection, even death or murder! We need the revelation, by the Holy Spirit, of the Joy of the Lord in the heavenly realm, so that this Joy is very powerful inside of the depths of our heart, so we too, can endure the greatest of difficulties in the Joy and Love of the Lord!!!!!!
Here is the account of Stephen as he was being stoned, yet he was looking intently into the heavenly realm.
Acts 7:54-60 On hearing this, the members of the Sanhedrin were enraged, and they gnashed their teeth at him. But he being full of the Holy Spirit, having looked intently into heaven, saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, “Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him, dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul. While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep.
How did Stephen endure His stoning? He “having looked intently into heaven, saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. ‘Look he said, ‘ I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” Stephen was looking intently into heaven, saw the glory of God.” Other versions say that “he looked steadfastly into heaven and saw the glory of God.”
Ephesians 1:17-19 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.
Psalms 16:11 In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.
As we look intently into the heavenly realm, like Stephen, we are looking into the realm that IS FULL of the Joy of the Lord!!!! Many people today are full of gloom, doom, fear, wrath and judgement during these end times, but, they fail to realize that “In His presence is the fullness of Joy, In Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.”
We are In Christ Jesus; the Bible refers to over a hundred times. In Christ Jesus, In His presence, IS, the fullness of Joy and pleasures forevermore!!!!!! So, we ask Holy Spirit to open the eyes of our heart to see and know, deeply and powerfully this Joy of the Lord, so we too, as we go, through our trails and tribulations, we can be like Jesus and Stephen, having the Joy of the heavenly realm, deeply and firmly etched in the depths of our heart, the new heavenly heart!!!!!!!!!!
Ephesians 6:10 Be strong IN the Lord and IN His mighty power.
I Bless you in the revelation of this power and strength of the Joy of the Lord!!!!!! I bless the full awakening of your new heart that is full of the Father’s Love, Peace and Joy!!!!!! I Bless you so that nothing moves you from this all-powerful revelation of the Joy of the Lord!!!!!! I Bless you that this revelation of the heavenly realm of the Father’s Love, Peace and Joy, flood you, overwhelm you, and possess you like a Tsunami, by the full power of the Holy Spirit!!!!!!!! I Bless you!!!!!
Jerry Brown For prayer, call: 951-704-5290