If you don’t really believe it you will never see it!
Only unbelief can keep you from your inheritance as co-heirs with Christ. Everything of heaven and earth was given to Jesus for enduring the cross, finishing the work his Father sent him to do, and ascended Jesus gives it all to we who believe it! We sow tears and reap Joy! Our Father sowed Jesus on the earth and we reap the harvest of Joy and Glory! (Psalm 126; John 17:22-23)
“For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory” Romans 8:14-18 (NIV)
We go through the fiery flames of trials; we go through the floods, we eat the bread of adversity and drink the water of affliction, and then our Teacher comes, shows himself to us and we yoke with him so we go wherever he goes (seated on the throne with his Father) and receive everything he is given from our Father (the whole royal inheritance as kings and priests, sons and brides). “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you” Matthew 6:33
“They are not in naive denial, nor Pollyanna idealism, but true biblical hope and faith that can only be realized on the other side of suffering and failure, in a resurrected awareness. Too many “believers” think they are enlightened because they can identify darkness, sin, and scandal of humanity. But more and more often I am connecting with people who have been perfected through trial rather than become theologians of trial” (Awakened To Love)
I have lived James 1 to prove that JOY is the result of enduring your cross, trials, tests of faith. The end result is perfect, complete and lacking nothing which is having everything of God: filled with all the fullness of God; rooted and grounded in Christ in Love, upbuilt in Love and branches in Love seated in heavenly places!
All paths lead to Jesus, and Jesus is the only way to our Father and true Joy! Reunion with our First Love is beyond Joy! The secret is Jesus! The final answer is Jesus! The solution to every problem on the earth is Jesus! We call him Jesus; his name is the Name above all names! His nature is beyond words amazing, incredible, astonishing, astounding, awe inspiring, wonderful, glorious, beyond compare, unmatchable, unspeakable, miraculous, etc. etc. etc…
Psalm 126 (RSV)
A Harvest of Joy
A Song of Ascents.
When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,
we were like those who dream.
Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
and our tongue with shouts of joy;
then they said among the nations,
“The Lord has done great things for them.”
The Lord has done great things for us;
we are glad.
Restore our fortunes, O Lord,
like the watercourses in the Negeb!
May those who sow in tears
reap with shouts of joy!
He that goes forth weeping,
bearing the seed for sowing,
shall come home with shouts of joy,
bringing his sheaves with him.