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Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NKJV
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Strong’s 8055. samach. Rejoice

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root

Proverbs 23:24 NKJV
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who begets a wise child will delight in him.

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Powerful Rejoicing Prayer

It isn’t always easy to find the silver lining in a dark situation. Maybe it’s even harder to find something positive to say in the midst of negativity. It’s as if you’re on a sailboat rocking violently in the midst of turbulent winds and raging waves. However, when we finally understand the lesson that The Lord has for us to learn in the midst of perpetual patterns which we often endure because of our stubbornness and stiff-necked perspectives, is that we can achieve the rebuilding of our walls…the fortified bronze walls that The Lord allows us to become. We can tap into that protection and deliverance in rejoicing.

To rejoice is to uncover a secret weapon that unlocks powerful prayer. When we finally understand that complaining draws us further and further into that deep dark well but rejoicing brings us closer to The Light that shines bright. That Light is our Lord extending His hand and in Him we will know deliverance, perseverance, and victory in our small battles in this life.

The power in rejoicing in prayer and in daily living gives us a picture into the evidence of what is happening on the inside. It is a gauge to show that our patience, compassion, and tenacity is growing in The Lord and the Fruit of The Holy Spirit is shining through because we are no longer prisoners of our pain. Indeed, as we feel, we no longer are moved by emotions that can cause us to make decisions that may not always be beneficial for us and others. The act of rejoicing shows that we have overcome our troubles and have the confidence in Christ to persevere & prevail. We shall not be moved and the evidence of this surety is in rejoicing. 

Phillipians 4:4-9 NKJV
Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

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Q&A Forum

How Does Rejoicing Break Barriers, Bondage, and Strongholds?

Rejoicing is like a key that unlocks a door which could represent a barrier, bondage or a stronghold. It could also represent blessing and restoration. When we rejoice in The Lord, this is the evidence that we are fully trusting in Him.

We are giving up the nature of complaining and we are allowing our flesh to subside and put all of our cares and burdens in The Hands of The Lord. To rejoice is to have hope and faith in things unseen. For as much as it is easier for us to give praise when we see the manifestation of the blessing of God there is something about rejoicing in the midst of having the patience to wait on God’s perfect timing. Barriers, bondage, and strongholds are not hard to conquer. It’s about understanding our connection to God. Holiness, righteousness, worship, faith giving praise, obedience in love; these are some examples of the paths of righteousness. Our Great Example Yeshua HaMashiach is so gracious to show us the understandings of the framework of Him as the Foundation, The Cornerstone and Rock within our lives. When we rejoice we are signifying physically, spiritually, emotionally, and mentally that we are not going to give in to the adversary and the agenda of the enemy. We are taking a stand and glorifying The Lord in thanking Him, Praising Him, and worshipping Him in song [psalm] and prayer to say that we wholeheartedly in loyalty and genuineness honor The Father and Son. Rejoicing is a sign of overcoming even in the midst of our waiting for the manifestation in our physical realm. We stand unified to sing a heavenly song unto The Lamb unto The Spirit of God for what we know The Lord has already done spiritually. The meditation of God’s Word in our hearts…His Understanding and Wisdom coming out of our mouths break barriers because the enemy has to flee in The Name of Yeshua.

Strongholds built upon the sands…

they crumble. Bondage is like chains made out of clay they can be broken and can be molded to work for our benefit.

So you see, as a follower of Yeshua, nothing is done in vain. The Lord uses all things for our good. Our Lord Almighty God is a Good Good Father and in that, we rejoice for He has given us His Promise and Gift of Salvation Who is His Son.

Psalm 9:2 NKJV
I will be glad and rejoice in You;
I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.

How Can I Stay Consistent in Praise?

Have you ever noticed that there are repetitive cycles in our lives?

Even if you can’t identify the patterns in your own life experiences, surely you have bore witness to those around you and they’re continuous cycle of patterns.

(Isn’t it interesting how we can often see clearly for others more than for ourselves at times?)

For some have to get good and tired of the cycle in order to get it and finally give up and give in to trying something different. For others they can see the cycle that others experience and be a witness from afar and learn from that.

Nevertheless even though we are on different journeys in our lives and have various experiences, through The Christ, we can all identify with root causes and overall lessons to help us progress and gain momentum in positive forward movement in our lives.

Staying consistent in praise can come easily for some. It’s like a switch…one day maybe off and the next to may turn on – just like that. For most consistent praise is a lesson of endurance. The more you experience, the more you go through trial and error. Surely there are battle wounds but at some point for those who are willing, they’ll make a decision to follow The Example of our Lord and Savior because He is our Peace and He is Who gives us joy in our hearts. When we meditate on God’s Word day and night we start to fill our hearts with positivity which shows our confidence in The Lord. With assurance and resilience we begin to have thick skin because in being washed clean and made a new, the old ways of the world pass away and the traits of the new man exude the Characteristics of Christ.

We learn of God’s Holy Standard which is not only consistency but integrity. Understanding the framework of the citizenship of the Kingdom of God allows us to be accountable for our actions and aware of our decisions and gives us discernment and wisdom to see beyond what may be right in front of us or surrounding us on every side.

The Lord will be faithful to set us in His Strong Tower so that when we look beyond we can see that the troubles we may face in this life are only temporary and on the surface. YHVH’s Word which holds so much depth allows us to see His Mysteries and His Truth in layers. He allows us to see His All Consuming Fire surrounding the enemy that looks to devour us even as we stand in the midst of His Strong Tower. So when we can see beyond we have a reason to rejoice because as the enemy surrounds us, we know The Lord has surrounded the enemy.

Everything in His Creation reminds us of His Promises which is a cycle of consistency that is faithful to return every season. Surely, as we are made in the Image of God and as The Father and Son are a Mirror Image of One Another, we follow the Example of our Beloved Savior and we walk as a mirror image onto Him for we are His sheep and we follow His Lead and just as He rejoices in the faithfulness of His Father,; so shall we follow suit showing that we are true witnesses unto His Testimony.

Philippians 4:4 NKJV
Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!

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The Curse of Desolation on Babylon
In Jeremiah 51:37, the scripture says,
“Babylon will become a heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals,
An object of horror and hissing, without inhabitants.”

Just like Sodom and Gomorrah, Babylon is still a desolate land today and will continue to be forever. There are no inhabitants nor offspring or survivors to carry on the way of life in that region.

Surely, the world is driven by the agenda of the adversary under the Babylonian/Roman Imperial system. However, God’s Prophetic Word is True and Babylon is an example and evidence of what is to come according to the prophecies from Genesis to Revelation regarding the destruction and passing away of abominations and the lands in which they inhabit.

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Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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