‘Today’, says the Holy Spirit, ‘You will be filled afresh with my joy in the midst of your troubles and trials. I am causing your heart to be lifted up again in hopeful expectation’.
It’s time to rejoice once more in the triumph of Jesus. Lift your eyes upwards, off your own circumstances and the seeming chaos of the world around. Look up and receive a fresh understanding of the rulership of our God, who laughs at the raging of the nations.
Close your eyes to your troubles for a moment and re-connect with the awesome truth of who God is. Rejoice. Laugh out loud. Go on… actually laugh out loud! Laugh at your problems and obstacles, laugh even at the seemingly insurmountable troubles of the nations. Laugh them into submission to God’s will.
Joyfully release new decrees over your circumstances, your problems and over your nation. For example, ‘I decree that my nation is Jesus’ inheritance and therefore my inheritance.’
Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed, saying, “Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.”
The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them. He rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying, “I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.”
I will proclaim the Lord’s decree:
He said to me, “You are my son; today I have become your father.
Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.