Why We Rejoice
What do we rejoice in during these troubled times? We rejoice in our salvation. We have been delivered from the kingdom of darkness. (Colossians 1:13) We rejoice in the fact that we are redeemed by Jesus’ blood, free from the bondage of slavery to sin, by the forgiveness of sin through the blood of Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 1:7) We rejoice that we are not under the law of sin and death, but rather under the law of the Spirit of life. (8:2) We are adopted as children of God! All we have to do is believe in and receive Jesus Lord and Savior. These are cause for rejoicing! Don’t let the devil steal your joy. As believers, we need to remember that our joy is not based on agreeable circumstances, but on our relationship with God. We will face troubles and trials, but throughout the storm we are to maintain our joy in the Lord. This process begins with replacing our old thoughts with new thoughts. For more insight, listen to this message delivered by Dr. Dowdy on July 12, 2020.
Philippians 4:4 NKJV
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
Special Scriptures: The service has been separated into three parts. We encourage you to feast on this three course meal! This week’s dessert features scriptures that remind us of the Joy of the Lord. Psalm 118:24, Psalm 33:21, Nehemiah 8:10, Psalm 34:5, Psalm 97:11, Psalm 26:30, Psalm 19:8, 1 Chronicles 16:27, and Psalm 118:15.
Foundation Scripture for LOJWC Ministry:
“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” Mark 11:23
What We Believe:
We believe in God, the Father, Almighty, and in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. On the third day he rose again according to Scripture. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father, from whence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the God-head, who revealed himself on the day of Pentecost. We believe in the gifts of the Spirit and their continuous operation in the body of Christ. And we believe in one holy, universal, and apostolic church. Amen.
We conduct spiritual warfare. It begins with us as we speak God’s word and speak to our bodies, minds, and emotions. Therefore we make a faith confession which says: “Satan, in the Name of Jesus, I declare this body a sickness-disease-free zone. Every germ, virus, bacterium, etc., that touches this body dies instantly in the name of Jesus, who bore my sicknesses, carried my diseases, and by whose stripes I have been healed. Therefore I command life into every cell in this body, I receive healing for my emotions from every past embedded hurtful, fearful memory. I speak active deliverance from the law of sin and death, according to the finished works of Jesus the Christ, the anointed and His anointing.”
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