Saturday, May 12, 2018

"When Grief Turns To Joy"

“When Grief Turns To Joy”


Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices.  You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.

So with you:  Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.

John 16:20, 22


These are the words of Jesus to His Disciples, concerning His DEATH and RESURRECTION.  He tells them that He will be leaving them, and they will not be able to see Him, but after a little while they will see Him. 


While He’s DEAD and in the GRAVE, they will weep and mourn, but the world will rejoice, because of their HATE for Him.  He tells them they will GRIEVE, but their GRIEF will turn to JOY.  He says that “NOW is your time of GRIEF, but I will see you again, (speaking of His RESURRECTION), and you will REJOICE, and NO ONE will take away your JOY. 


His Disciples would GRIEVE over the DEATH of their Lord, but in time they would REJOICE because of the work of God’s Holy Spirit’s interpretation, which would enlighten them, to be able to ACCEPT His DEATH, and to cause them to UNDERSTAND that His DEATH would bring them the FORGIVENESS of their sins.  Their seeing Him, after His RESURRECTION, would bring them JOY that would NEVER end.  Jesus Christ DIED ONCE for the SINS of ALL mankind, but He is ALIVE in Heaven, FOREVER.  And because of His RESURRECTION, we have the HOPE of ETERNAL LIFE in Heaven with Him too. 


Just like the DISCIPLES, we are living in times, which brings us much GRIEF, because of the NEGATIVITY and HOSTILITY towards our CHRISTIAN VALUES.  The TRUE BELIEVERS, though, KNOWS that because of the DEATH of Jesus Christ, the OVERCOMER of this sinful world, has brought the GREATEST gift, ever given to mankind, the gift of FORGIVENESS of sins, and an ETERNAL HOME in HEAVEN. 


When He comes and calls His TRUE CHILDREN home (the Rapture), we will be able to experience JOY UNSPEAKABLE, that NO ONE or NOTHING can take away from us.  Do you have JOY in your HEART because of the FORGIVENESS of your sins, and the Hope of HEAVEN?


If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, you cannot experience the JOY I am talking about, and your destiny is HELL, with ALL its HORRORS.  In order to ESCAPE HELL, you MUST TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL, and GAIN an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with NO MORE GRIEF, just JOY UNSPEAKABLE.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!


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