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*Last time* we *said* that the *fruit of the spirit* is *Love*, and *because we have love* the *other 8 characteristics* will *begin to manifest* in our lives, *if we let it*.
The *Bible says* in *(Romans 5:5)* “*/The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us/*.”
These *fruits* *should be manifesting* in our daily lives, but they *may not be*.
*I.   **(PHIL 2:12)* Says, “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”
*A.    **All of us have* the *fruit* of the *H.S**.
**in us*, but there is a part of “*/Working out our own salvation/*,” *Bringing* the *fruit* of the spirit *to the surface*.
*1.      **Last time* we *talked about* *Love*.
*Today* we’re going to talk about the *2nd* one listed and that’s *JOY*.
**It’s through the work of Jesus* that *we have joy*.
*A.    **Jesus’ birth brought joy*.
*/LUKE 2:10-11/* Jesus birth not only brought joy, *it brought great joy*.
*1.      *Not only *then*, but *now*.
*B.     **Jesus' life brought joy*.
(*/ACT 10:38/*) “*/How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him/*.”
*1.      **Wherever Jesus went*, He *brought joy*, weather it be *through* His *teaching*, His *ministry*, His *healing*, His *miracles*, or even His *prayer life*.
*C.    **Jesus’ death brought joy* - (*/REV 13:8/*) “*/And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world/*.”
*1.      *In (*/JOHN 1:36/*) *John the Baptist* says that “*/Jesus is the Lamb of God/*.”
*2.      *That was a *different saying* *for them* at that time.
*a.      *It’s *common for us*, but for them *only a literal lamb* was *called* a *lamb of God*.
*3.      *?
*How could Jesus’* *death* *bring* us *joy*?
*a.      *It’s because *Jesus was the last sacrifice* that had to be slain.
*(1)   **Through Jesus’* *death* *we have* the *forgiveness* of sin.
*(2)   **/JOHN 1:29/*.
*D.    **Jesus’ resurrection brought joy*.
*1.      **/JOHN 14:19/*.
**Because He lives, we too shall live*.
(*/John 11:25-26/* KJV) Says, “*/Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: (26) And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.
Believest thou this/*?”
*A.    **Jesus’ ascension brought joy*.
*1.      **/JOHN 14/* *Notice* Jesus’ *words* just *before* His *ascension*.
*2.      **/JOHN 14:1-3/**.
*a.      **They* *knew* that wherever Jesus went *they would go* also.
*3.      **Listen* to what the *angels* *had to say* after Jesus ascension.
*a.      *(*/ACT 1:11/*) “*/Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven?
this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven/*.”
*4.      *Not only are we going to be with the Lord, but we will also *come* *back with Him to rule and reign*.
*There are */two kinds of joy/*.
*A.    *There is a */joy/* that */anyone can have/*, *Christians* *and non Christians*.
*1.      *But *this kind of joy* will *come and go* *depending* on the *situation*.
*a.      *If things are going good then we have an */external joy/*.
The *Word talks about* *sinners* who were *filled with joy*.
(*/JOB 20:5/*) Says, “*/The joy of the hypocrite but for a moment/*?”
*b.      *But */there is also a joy that comes from the H.S./*
*2.      **/ZEP 3:17/*
*a.      *God is full of joy.
He rejoices over us with singing.
*3.      **/ROM 14:17/*
*a.      *(*/ROM 15:13/*) Says, “*/Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost/*.”
*4.      **/1THES 1:6/*
*a.      *This *V* speaks about a joy of the Holy Ghost, or the Holy Spirit.
*b.      *The *NIV* says, “*/Joy given by the Holy Spirit/*.”
*(1)   **We have a joy that the World can not have*.
*Notice */1THES 1:6/* again.
*1.      *This *V* is talking about */joy through much affliction/*.
*a.      **Even when* we’re *going through* *some things* that are *not* very *pleasant*, weather it be the *storms* of life or it be some other *tests*, *trials* or *tribulations*, *we can still have that joy*.
*2.      *There is a *joy* that *comes* *from the H.S*., but there’s *more* to it *than* just *normal joy*.
*a.      **/1PET 1:7-9/*
*(1)   **Jude* calls it “*/Exceeding Joy/*,” *PETER* calls it “*/Joy Unspeakable/*,” *John* says that your */Joy May Be Full/* or the */fullness of Joy/*, the *Palmist* calls it “*/Exceeding Joy/*.”
**/JOHN 16:22/*
*a.      **This* kind of *joy* that *comes from the Holy Ghost* *no man* can *take away* from us.
*(1)   *It’s something that *resides on the inside of us*.
*(2)   *It *doesn’t matter what* the *situation is*, the *joy will still be there*.
**/2COR 12:7-9/*
*a.      *Paul said “*/I rather glory in my infirmities/*.”
The w*o*rd “*/Glory/*” can *also mean* “*/rejoice/*” and many times it is translated that way.
*b.      **Even though Paul* was *going through* many *buffetings* from the messenger of Satan, he *still had the Joy of the Lord* on the inside.
*C.    *?
*How are we going to get this Joy*?
*1.      **/PSA 16:11/*
*a.      **To get this fullness of Joy* all you have to do is */stay in God’s presence/*.
*V.   *It is */possible/* to */lose your Joy/*.
*A.    *In (*/PSA 51:12/*) the *psalmist* wrote “*/Restore unto me the Joy of thy salvation/*.”
*B.     **You can lose your joy through anger*, *criticism*, *pride*, *disobedience* to God, *depression*.
*1.    *Look at */ISA 61:3/*
*a.      *The word “*/garment/*” means to “*/wrap yourself/*.”
*(1)   *In other words to *wrap yourself in praise for the spirit of heaviness*.
*The word “*/heaviness/*” from the expanded Strong’s concordance says that it *means* “*/dim, dull, colorless, be dark, faint/*.”
*(1)   **When things seem to be dim* to you *or* even *dull* you need to *put on the garment of praise*.
**Sin is another area* that can *cause you to lose your joy*.
*a.      **Sin breaks our fellowship with God*.
*(1)   **REPENT*
*3.      *(*/ISA 51:11/*) “*/Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy {shall be} upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; {and} sorrow and mourning shall flee away/*.”
*C.    **Get back in the presence of God*.
*1.      **Satan will do everything that he can to steel your Joy*.
*2.      **/PRO 17:22/*
*a.      *The word “*/MERRY/*” here also means “*/JOYFUL/*, */REJOICE/*, */REJOICING/*.”
But just the *opposite* *can be* *true*.
*(1)   *The *Bible talks about* how *sin*, *weather* it be *bitterness* *or* *something else*, it *can cause* “*/ROTTENNESS TO THE BONES/*,” or some sickness,  
*We need to *tell ourselves to rejoice*.
*a.      *We* have a lot to rejoice about*.
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