Prepare for a good laugh as the oil of gladness and joy is poured out upon you.
Some believers may think that you can have joy…but they might question having ‘too much joy.’ But why? People take anti-depressant drugs now days because of depression and suicidal tendencies some have. God is the true anti-depressant. Outside of God people grasp for joy and happiness, but true joy is only found through the power of the Holy Spirit living in you. Healing of heart and depression leaves as people are touched with the ‘oil of gladness.’

” you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions” Psalm 45:7, Heb. 1:9.

Isaiah 61:3 ” provide for those who grieve in Zion–to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning”

We often read about joy in the Bible, why not experience it? (source)

I thought this “sign” went away years ago…

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  1. stan says:

    True joy is based on some factual event that happens to a person. For example, the man at the gate beautiful was “walking and leaping and praising God” in sheer joy for he had received a miracle that changed his life from the shame of a begging cripple to a productive life where he could go where he wanted to and do what he wanted to and perhaps even help cripples he might meet later. He could get married, go traveling, take a walk through the marketplace or go visit places or a thousand other things suddenly which became possible to his mind. It went even beyond the sheer wonder of receiving strength in his ankles and feet for the first time in his life. His joy is quite appropriate. If he staggered about or hooted no one could blame him, that’s for sure. In Samaria, Philip caused joy in the city for the same kind of divine benefits bestowed upon the people who were hearing the Gospel. Obviously, even without such overt miracles, joy is also very evident as a fruit of the Spirit for any believer. His joy is based on being forgiven and saved from his destructive sins and knowing he has eternal life by faith in the Resurrected man. He also rejoices in having fellowship with God and his Son through the Spirit, with whom he is at peace through faith. Joy is based on these great truths. Even when depressed, a believer can rejoice in these things and joy bubbles up accordingly. When he prays to confess sin, his peace with God is restored immediately and joy arises. Joy can also be granted in persecution as Peter and John experienced when they considered it an honor to suffer shame for His name. So, true joy is based on what has occurred to the believer through God’s grace.

    What is going on in the video has no context. That’s the giveaway it’s false. This exhilaration is the “joy” of fleshly suggestion and/or the manifestation of false spirits. It is artificially induced, as if it were a drug. Pain relief is not a miracle in such a setting but a physiological reaction to endorphin release which dries up in a little while. When such feelings are created without reason, then it shows them not to be of God.

    Stan

  2. Beukeboom says:

    And I thought Rodney Howard-Brown was bad.

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