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Everlasting joy and gladness!

Posted by appolus on March 10, 2015

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.

The context of Isaiah 51 is Isaiah speaking to a remnant in Babylon. They had been there for almost seventy years, living among the gentiles and a great proportion of their fellow Israelites were thoroughly taken up with life in Babylon, in fact it is reckoned that when the time came and they were released to return to Jerusalem, almost two-thirds opted to stay behind in the comfort of Babylon. Yet there was a remnant whose hearts were full of sorrow and mourning and a deep desire to return to promised land. They were promised here in this passage, that their sorrow and mourning would soon be replaced with gladness and joy. In our own day, there is a remnant people who are full of sorrow and mourning for what they see unfolding around them. Strikingly there is a great majority who believe everything is fine. They would look at those who mourn and sorrow as if they were mad. I would like to encourage all the saints whose hearts are heavy because of the low state of Christianity. You are not mad, in fact I believe that you have a fire in your bones and a burden on your heart placed there by God Himself. Can I tell you that our Lord is coming back soon and He will be looking for those who remained faithful to their calling. He will find such faith on the earth. And though there may be days ahead of great sorrow and mourning, they will be followed by everlasting joy and singing. You may not have it in this world but you shall certainly be rewarded with it in the world to come. This is the reward to those who overcome.

3 Responses to “Everlasting joy and gladness!”

  1. Kathleen said

    Thanks Brother, I needed to hear that today…

  2. Steve said

    I’ll agree with Kathleen. This scripture is great encouragement in dire times, and thank you for posting it ! blessings, Steve

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