The Crown of Joy, the POWER of the JOY of The LORD and the Dark Storm of the Soul.
I heard, “Weep not, My Child. Let My Joy empower you!”
And I saw black clouds surrounding the Bride of Christ. I saw the words fear, depression, dread, oppression, and hopelessness swirling around her like a dark tornado.
As long as she kept her eyes on this storm, it remained. But when she lifted up her eyes to The LORD, her eyes were opened to see that Jesus was with her and suddenly the dark storm of the soul disappeared.
And I saw that The LORD had placed a Crown of Joy upon her head!
“Beloved. Do not grieve, My Child. Do not be fearful or anxious. I AM still God over all. Do not grieve, for the JOY of The LORD is your strength.
As you look to Me, JOY and gladness will overtake you, and sorrow and sighing will flee. I AM your Joy. You are joined with Me by The Spirit. My Joy is not based on circumstances.
You do not have to strive to have joy. My Joy is a fruit of The Spirit. Just receive it, Dear One. The Oil of Gladness is forever flowing from the throne of Grace.
Oh My Child, do you know there is POWER in My Joy? Do you know there is WONDER WORKING POWER in the Joy of The LORD?
No one has told you, but hear what The Spirit is saying. The enemy would hide this Truth from you. Listen to what the Spirit is saying, Dear One. THE JOY OF YAHWEH is your strength!
MY STRENGTH is made PERFECT in your weakness! You are not appointed to sadness, My Love. Depression and grief are not your portion. The Oil of Gladness is the cure for your mourning.
MY JOY breaks strongholds! MY JOY brings freedom! You are a Child of the King! Have joy in My strength, Beloved.
I shall give you your heart’s desire and I will not withhold the request of your lips. I have met you with the blessings of goodness; I have set a Crown of pure gold upon your head.
This is who you are, My Child. You asked Life from Me and I give it to you; Length of days forever and ever.
Honor and majesty I have placed upon you. I have made you most blessed forever; I make you exceedingly glad with My Presence. MY JOY IS POWER from on high! Receive, Beloved, receive!
I have crowned you with unending JOY! Not by might nor by your own power, but by My Spirit, says The LORD of Hosts.
The Bride has JOY in the Presence of her Bridegroom. These things I have spoken to you, that My Joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.”
JOY: Strong’s Hebrew 2304 root 2302: gladness; exultation, make glad, BE JOINED, rejoice
“Then Nehemiah told them, “Go and eat what is rich, drink what is sweet, and send out portions to those who have nothing prepared, since today is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the JOY of The LORD is your strength,” Nehemiah 8:10.
“These things I have spoken to you, that my JOY may be in you, and that your joy may be full,”John 15:11.
“To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of JOY for mourning,” Isaiah 61:3.
“So the redeemed of The LORD will return and enter Zion with singing, CROWNED with unending JOY. Joy and gladness will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee,”Isaiah 51:11.
“My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever,” Psalm 73:26.
“The king shall have JOY in Your strength, O Lord; and in Your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! You have given him his heart’s desire, and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.
For You meet him with the blessings of goodness; You set a crown of pure gold upon his head. He asked life from You, and You gave it to him — length of days forever and ever. His glory is great in Your salvation; Honor and majesty You have placed upon him.
For You have made him most blessed forever; You have made him exceedingly glad with Your presence. For the king trusts in The LORD, And through the mercy of the Most High he shall not be moved,”Psalm 21:1-7.
~ Deborah Waldron Fry