Hebrews 13:5 “New circumstances by JOY”
Nov 12 2018
“New circumstances by JOY”
Over the last few weeks I’ve been ministered to by the Lord by His love and faithfulness.
There is none greater than the promise the writer of Hebrews wrote about in Hebrews 13:5 where we read “For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” The context of this goes to being content or full of joy with what God has already granted us. God in His wisdom has caused the His followers to be radically different with regards too our happiness than upon favorable circumstance: God does not create joy by new circumstance He creates new circumstances by JOY! He transforms our hearts which makes it unnecessary for removing us from our adverse situations and circumstances. Our happiness isn’t as fickle as our feelings it has the security of God’s presence in the midst of our turmoil! The reason for this is stated: “For He Himself has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you.” The phrase “For He Himself has said” tells us that the following promise and guarantee was spoken directly by God! The Greek word for “leave” is not the usual word for leave instead it is proceeded by two negatives which in the Greek don’t make a positive but instead further strengthens the negative of the Greek word that means to loosen or let slip. This promise in the Greek is: “I will not, I will not ever cease to sustain you and uphold you!” The word “forsake” is also proceeded by three negatives and is a word that means to reject or be helpless or abandoned or left destitute or to let one down. This is a triple assurance that says: “I will not, not ever, no never, let you down, leave you you destitute or abandoned.” Or God promises to rescue us when we find ourselves in difficult circumstances. Because of this; “we may boldly say: The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” The promise of God is that He is our great and unending resource and will never fail us. The strongest negative in the New Testament that is a positive is that: “I will never, never, ever, under any circumstances, leave you or forsake you.” I can tell you personally that such truth has and is creating new circumstances by JOY!
This has been pastor Dale, Blessings!