“Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation,”Isaiah 12:3.
The word Salvation here in the Hebrew is yĕshuw`ah which means: salvation, help, deliverance, health, save, saving, welfare.
The force of joy in us will be the key to unlocking the wells of deliverance, health, and welfare, to us and to those around us! This is why Paul said to Rejoice and again rejoice!
When Paul and Silas were in that Philippian jail, they began to sing the Word and in the midst of that filthy rat infested place God’s deliverance and salvation manifested to them! It is time to get your joy on!
“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open and everyone’s chains came loose. The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!”
The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved — you and your household.” Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his household were baptized. The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God — he and his whole household,” Acts 16:26-34.
~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
|Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.|