Summary: The absence of supernatural joy in a christians life means the kingdom of God is not in full manifestation.
Ps 132:9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy.
Isa 55: 12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace:
Ps 5:11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
Ne 8:10 Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.
The Normal Christian Life is Characterized by Supernatural Joy
The Joy doesn’t come from us, it comes to us and through us through our fellowship and relationship with Jesus.
Ro 14:17 The Kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness peace and Joy in the Holy Ghost.
The Normal Christian Life is the Kingdom Life = The Spiritual realm of righteousness peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Col 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
The Kingdom of God is the spiritual rule and dominion of God through which his power and authority are manifested in the earth.
1Co 4:20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.
1Th 1:5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
Here is the Key to seeing the power of God manifested in your life and mine
1Th 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
When Gods word is received and believed it releases the power of God that is contained in those words to be manifested in your life.
One of the greatest works and operations of the Kingdom of God in the believers life is supernatural Joy
* Any where the Kingdom of God is in full manifestation there will be supernatural joy.
Joy is a key element of the kingdom of God
This joy is a work of the Holy Ghost.
This supernatural Joy is manifested in those whose lives the Kingdom of God is in full manifestation.
*This supernatural Joy of the Holy Ghost becomes the strength of the believer.
Jesus desire for his people has always been that there lives be filled with joy
Joh 15:11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
If God is allowed to accomplish his will in our lives he will fill us with supernatural Joy
Ro 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Ps 16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
The Normal Christian Life is one lived in the presence of The Lord
A life lived in the presence of the Lord produces fullness of Joy
* A Christian life with no supernatural Joy is an indication that they have not been living in close fellowship with the Lord>
*The absence of supernatural Joy in the believers life means that the Kingdom of God is not in full manifestation in their lives
* When our lives are in complete submission to the rule and authority of the Kingdom of God there will be a supernatural release of Joy flowing out of our innermost being.
Isa 12:3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.
Ac 13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.
Ac 8:8 And there was great joy in that city.
* One of the greatest needs of the church today is to receive a baptism of supernatural joy in the Holy Ghost.
A most revealing sign that you are not living the normal spirit filled life is the absence of supernatural joy.
Ps 35:9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation.
Listen to David’s prayer when he realized he had lost his joy
Ps 51: 11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.