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Rejoice in the Lord Always. Photo: PEXELS/John-Mark Smith

IT IS WRITTEN: Rejoice in the Lord – ALWAYS!

If there’s one promise He has made to you Eternally, is that there’s always a place for you by His side.

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Rejoice in the Lord Always. Photo: PEXELS/John-Mark Smith

With God, there is always a reason to rejoice! 

"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!" Philippians 4:4 

The eternal promise 

Luke 10:19-20: “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all  the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. 20 However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to  you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” 

As believers, we have been given authority because of the powerful name of Jesus causing even  demons to flee! 

Though this is a magnificent truth, enabling us to live free from the enemy’s torments and bondage,  there is a far greater truth to rejoice in. 

As we stand before the throne of the Father, being accused by the enemy because of our sins, we  are declared righteous because of the blood Christ shed for us. 

Tetelestai! It is finished!  

John 19:30. This is what Jesus cried out on the cross just before He died. He had accomplished what He had been  sent to accomplish. The price for our sin was fully paid, for all eternity!  

The sinless, spotless Lamb of God, shed His blood for our redemption. 

This is our hope: This is the reason we are to rejoice! 

His work is complete. There is nothing He has left undone.  

2 Peter 1:3 “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our  knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 

Sin is no longer our master. As we submit ourselves to God, we can resist the devil in and through  Him. We have been redeemed from the devil’s dominion and influence. No matter what situation  we face, we have this firm foundation, this sure hope…. 

Our names are written in the lamb’s book of life, and not even death can defeat us. We will spend eternity with him! 

PRAYER

God, we stand in awe of the price you paid to give us eternal life in your Kingdom. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Our hearts rejoice in this powerful truth:  

You have reserved a place for us in heaven to look forward to. 

Amen