John 16:21-24 – It’s Always Worse When We Are Going Through It” “A woman, when she is in travail, hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she rememberth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. And in that day ye shall ask the Father in my Name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my Name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.”
Has your joy waned? Do you want it to be restored? If your answer is YES to both of these questions, then I implore you to stop all that you are doing and get to your knees and ask our creator Father to replace your sorrow, fear, confusion, despair, or whatever you are fighting, in the Name of Jesus Christ our savior the Son of God, pray for your joy to be filled again by nothing that you can do but only God can restore! Be assured that God will answer when we ask in Jesus name and all that you have experienced shall be as a lesson and a memory, so that we can walk forward in JOY!
The reformers were willing to give their lives for what they stood on as TRUTH! Martin Luther stood firm and when he was demanded by the Roman church to renounce his stand, he said without hesitation, “Here I stand, I can do nothing else”. Have you ever been in that place where you have been challenged with the Word of God to stand for its TRUTH and not the truth of the world? Did you make the stand, would you make the stand if challenged? Also consider, you might want to be sure that the Word you stand on is the TRUTH! Think this through because the day could come when you will have to be strong and make that stand. Martin Luther was protected by a Prince and he survived the pernicious pursuit that was against him and the church’s desire to silence him. Luther was a prolific writer and left a large amount of writings for all those that would follow his era. He was once asked a question by his barber whom he responded to in writing that ended up to be a pamphlet.