During this month we have all noticed that the warfare is “up a notch” and as I was worshipping, the Lord repeatedly said,
“REJOICE!” and then again, “REJOICE, WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT!”

There are secret keys to the Kingdom, which we only receive in the place of intimacy.  This is a powerful key and one that
opens the door into a place of constant victory.  As I realized that there is more to this key than I understood, I asked for
revelation and for the Lord to pour out His oil of gladness over me.  

But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy
kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the
oil of gladness above thy fellows.
”  Hebrews 1: 8-9

It is amazing how many blessings are promised to those who walk in uprightness, righteousness and justice.  Oil of joy is your
portion!

The word of the Lord also says, “
Ask and it shall be given to you…” (Matthew 7:7), and sure enough I woke up the next
morning with “
a joy unspeakable and full of glory” in spite of the circumstances.   Glory to God!

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh
patience.  But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.  If any of you
lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
” (James 1:
2-5)

The Lord is the joy of my salvation, and the key to use in difficult situations, is to rejoice in the sure knowledge that He will save
me out of every trial. In the process my patience is developed until it is complete.

Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the
fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:  Yet I will
rejoice in THE LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.


Joy is the “energeio” of the Holy Spirit.  It energizes your spirit, and puts a spring in your step and you dance over your
difficulties with victory power!  

The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high
places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.
” Habakuk 3:19

When we look at our circumstances and allow distractions to derail us, we lose sight of the Lord’s power.

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are
temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
” (2 Corintians 4: 17-18)

Here we get instruction to keep our eyes on the glory, and not on the negative situation and we are reminded that it is only
“light” and “momentarily”. Remember that your attitude determines your altitude.  So, go up higher in praises and rejoicing,
knowing that God uses the situation to work out for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory!  Halleluyah!

What is it that we rejoice in? We rejoice in the victory that was bought for us on the cross through the precious blood of Jesus
Christ.  This means victory in every area of our lives, because in Christ is all our provision: salvation deliverance, healing, and
everything else.

He instructs us to rejoice in Him with High praises and with His Word and that will bring judgment on the enemy:

Psalm 149
Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto THE LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.
Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.
FOR THE LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.
Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;
To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;
To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.



Then in Philippians 4: 4 He says, “
Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.”  This means in all circumstances!

God’s ways are not our ways, and when we simply put our situations in His hands in childlike trust, rejoicing in His almighty
power, He works out everything for our good.

The word also states that a thief should pay back sevenfold if he is found (Prov. 6:31) and the devil is a thief, therefore rejoice
in God’s Word and declare your sevenfold recompense for everything that the enemy has stolen from you!

So, “again I say, REJOICE!!!”

Let your spirit rise up in you in a new song, and sing of the victory in His Name and by His Blood, in the power of the Holy Spirit
and you will see the manifestation of it!

Let your difficulties become the empowering for greater degrees of God’s glory!

Hallelujah!  THE LORD REIGNS!

May the Lord bless you with victory in every area as you use the powerful key of REJOICING IN HIS ALMIGHTY POWER AND
VICTORY!

Elsabe Briers
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