There are often ‘real and present danger’ with many families of tribes, languages,  people and nations, who confront and/experience issues, troubles and difficulties and even wars that do not make sense in the physical; logically and reasonably, and yet the atrocities and afflictions of their pains and losses continues. What can someone in that family, situation or scenario do?

We will find out how but let’s start this article with an understanding that no matter how bad or terrible the problem is, when God comes into the matter by invitation, intercession, and/or by favoured request and petition, the clarity of one’s human and divine resolutions and his or her entitlements of grace will always translate into peaceful, fruitful and meaningful outcomes, and eventually into such progressive paths that lead to enthronement of prosperity, growth and humility trends and tendencies in the the lives of many people, citizens and families, be they at home or abroad.

Ezekiel 12:22-23 AMP: Son of man, what is this proverb that you have in the land of Israel, saying, The days drag on and every vision comes to nothing and is not fulfilled? Tell them therefore, Thus says the Lord God: I will put an end to this proverb, and they shall use it no more as a proverb in Israel. But say to them, The days are at hand and the fulfillment of every vision.

The Holy Spirit once assured a believer of this guarantee of grace, one day by saying this to that disciple of Christ, “When you sweep under the mango tree, it does not impact the fruits of the mango tree,” during a heavenly encounter and dialogue. 

So whenever believers get enlightenment by their spirit, soul and mind, we can, and will certainly attest that poverty is not just horrible, damaging but evil, stagnating, devastating and demonic, among its other attributes and characters. 

Nonetheless, if you can pray, think and pursue your goals and objectives well, in line with heavenly and earthly sound principles, processes and systems of righteous living; be it experiential or learned, one will know that the worst outcomes in life’s affairs; be it in the spiritual attack against the offerings of the realms of light (due to attacks or mistakes) and even within the realm of darkness due to evil and demonized possession, suppression, oppression and other spirit-to-spirit interactions on people’s joy, peace, happiness and celebrations are not always only the results of divine allocation and/or of human decisions and deeds.

This is because, according to God’s word,  promises and provisions, any thing or person that is experiencing bad, evil, and complex situations, orchestrations and issues can seek or call for help for those things to be handled and resolved so that divine grace and mercy can facilitate and bring about joy with its types, and inner peace, soundness, happiness, and celebrations so as to give the redeemed person the power to pursue his or her goals  and ambitions within one’s clearly defined statement of purpose. And this can be done so powerfully, relevantly and gloriously when the joy of the LORD is birth in one’s spirit. 

However, the often needed advice and counsel for the celebrants, will be to be always prepared, purposeful, determined and even respectful as he or she increases one’s faith, hope, love and also by or via speaking right and well in accordance with Heaven’s decision, mind and declarations, and by the values and standards of Christ’s achieved works regarding one’s life, family and destiny. And then, you will be rest assured that you will be qualified step-by-step through the process between time amd chance on the pathways of destiny.

And, remember that along these pathways, even the rich, wise and mighty are advised to be prepared, and to do their best in their works, confessions and in worships so that when the material, financial and mental resources, and divine help come in, one can do whatever that needs to be done.

I discovered that among other tangible things such as possessing one’s inner peace, soundness of thought and intellect, and enlightened grace to bring delight to the heart, lips, and gestures, aw well as other things of revelations and knowledge and encounters may even be seen in people’s lives, families, relationships, and even dreams and prophecies as one prays, plans and pursues courses, purposes, assignments and agendas. 

Now, let’s discuss joy. What is joy? And, what does joy mean in people’s lives? And specifically in your life, and in your soul, in your emotions, in your body, in your possessions, in your finances, in your family, and even in the Biblical knowledge and wisdom acquisition? And how do they differ from one another?

Success, salvation, and life’s sovereignty all bring different kinds of joy. As an illustration, consider the following: 

1. Joy 

2. All Joy 

3. Greatest Joy 

4. Ultimate Joy 

5. Fullness of Joy 

6. Everlasting Joy. 

7. Eternal Joy.  Reference to the Bible such as: Isaiah 54, verses 1–17., James 1 vs 2-4, Isaiah 60 vs 1-5, Job 29 13 – 14, 19 – 20, John 3 vs 16, Isa 55 vs 5, 12, 13, Psalm 23.

To the delight and happiness or to the sadness and troubles of people, organizations, and even nations, many tthingsand people start, collaborate, result in, and execute plans and strategies for happenings to occur in order to form, precipitate and act to ensure the nature of the expressions of one’s emotions and feelings. 

However, anyone seeking truth, clarity, and progress of real, evidence-based and gracious joy must also deal with the Spirituality of Joy itself, in order to determine the moods, levels and types of joy that can be openly expressed by people, be it in their spirits, souls, characters, personalities, behavior, services, and servanthood, as well as in their families, ministries, marriages, money-making affairs, and so forth.

Human, supernatural, and heavenly factors all work to thwart the development, expansion, establishment, and overflow of joy. By the supernatural  and heavenly factors, the following Spirits, both concrete and abstract, are among those things that automatically and adversely direct, affect and influence the qualities and characteristics of joy:

1. Stagnation, anti-stability and anti-wealth spirit

2. Lack of Success, Lack of Favour and Poverty Spirit

3. The Spirit of Near-Success completion and Imprisonment

4. The Spirit of Anti-Virtues and Anti-Marriage

5. The spirit of anti-progress and anti-success

6. The Spirit of Discontent and Disunity 

7. Anti-loyalty, anti-commitment, and similar spirits.

However, if you deal with the debilitating effects of  sadness,  and then condemn and curse its evil sources, causes, agents, strongholds, and other things, you can still become the joy of the Lord in the space and process between time and chance. You are the joy of the LORD!

That is why I often say that “if you clothe yourself with Faith, Wisdom and Strength, God will demonstrate His Power through you”. And that power is expressive in the gain of strength and might of the Spirit of God (Isaiah 11 vs 2) and in the righteous walk on the righteous path of God’s leadership (Psalm 27 vs 11).

Any time you see someone in this world rejoicing and celebrating, you can be sure that person has defeated and removed the problems, issues, and obstacles that were preventing them from being at peace. And by so doing, he or she has gain strength by its various graces, methodologies and avenues through the Joy of the LORD. But, remember this that sometimes, even in confrontational circumstances, one must be deliberate in his actions and emotions to, locate, find and express joy. 

And once and when you experience the thrill of acclaim and healing, you can live joyfully. Happiness is always ro⁸oted in a person’s heart and is spiritual in that it is influenced by interactions, verbal and physical expression, and experiences.

Joy has its nature, features, attributes and characteristics; it has the ability to be fully realized, to count, rate, and decide how much attention to give, to shout out its mood, to express its interest and intercessions, to pursue its intentions, to protect its virtues and values, and to win; it can even be used as a weapon to fight for more of its kind. 

The appropriate steps for attainment of the Joy of the LORD (Psalm 27 vs 11) includes the following: 

1. Trust, Obedience and Direction 

2. Fellowship and Fortification 

3. Compliance, Sovereignty and Success 

4. Prayer, Gratitude and Respect 

5. Rejoicing, Celebrating and Worship 

6. Righteousness and paying attention to details.

7. Morality, integrity and Virtuous behavior,

8. Serving and living in the spirit and by the truth,  

9. Hearing the word of God and listening to the voice of God, and among other things. 

Kindly refer to these Scriptural References:

“Nehemiah 8:10: Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Zephaniah 3:17: The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

Luke 17:15-16: One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan”

The Joy of the LORD also finds expression in one’s faith, hope and love (Rom 14 vs 16). But, remember that our faith in God birth forth our graces which lead every believer to his or her endowment and entitlements of God’s provisions, one of which is the Joy of the LORD. 

Thus one’s abidement and elevation in the divine knowledge, wisdom and understanding of God generate strength of faith and character for us to overcome the world systems through our workable faith, hope and love. These systems can brings in issues of life that deplete people’s levels and types of joy. Even the arrows that fly by midday (Psalm 91) can project ans launch pains, losses disgrace, diversion, shame, poverty, satanic delays, and so forth. 

To overcome and defeat the evil, anti-human and demonic systems, please effectively and principally use the name of Jesus, the  blood of Jesus Christ, the strength of the Lord (Psalms 28:7-8 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. 8 The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one), and your testimonies in your spiritual engagement to pray, confess, request request, petition, intercede, bind and loose, and to worship. They guarantee the Joy of the LORD..

And at the end of the matter, the rejoicing and celebrations that arrives when you overcome negativities, troubles, problems, challenges and even their brokenness, and the likes, by the grace of God, the expressions, manifestations and testimonies on the Joy of the LORD will firmly, gladly and gloriously speak loudly and clearly that the blessings of the Lord indeed stimulates and promotes joy, happiness and celebrations when one’s fights to win his or her battles in life (2 Tim 2 vs 3, John 16 vs 33)……. to be cont’d. Pray!

– Charles Kwamena Ackon 


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