Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice (Philippians 4:4). Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall hurt you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” In that same hour He rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said: “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was Your gracious will (Luke 10:19-21). Because our names are written in the Lamb’s book of life, we have every reason to rejoice. He has given us authority beyond our wildest dreams, He torn the curtains open and we are invited to walk into the very presence of God to worship Him. In His presence, we can rejoice that He can hear, He will answer us according to His will, and one day soon, we will be able to see Him face to face. We have reasons to rejoice and no one can take this away from us so rejoice in the Lord always, great things He has done. Jesus rejoiced because God hid His mystery from the wise and revealed it to babes. He is amazing, and in His Spirit we rejoice forevermore.
Rejoice In Hope
Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, endurance produces character, character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person; though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die; but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation (Romans 5:2-12). For all the above reasons, we rejoice in Hope; not because we have done anything, but because God loves us so much when we never thought about Him and His interest. Our dis-obedience to Him did not stop Him from loving us that much. He did it all to save us, and because of His great love, we spend our lives rejoicing all the way into His kingdom. God be praised indeed!