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Lord, Give Me Helpers Of Joy!



Topic: Lord, Give Me Helpers Of Joy!

Text: 2 Corinthians 1 vs 24, Psalm 4 vs 6.


Confession:

I receive the oil of joy of the Lord into all areas of my life. This oil insulates me from stress, distress, pains, anxiety and all worries of life. Jesus is my joy and because His spirit is alive in me, I have all joy in Jesus' name. Amen.

Exhortation:
Apostle Paul, in 2 Corinthians 1 vs 24 describes himself and other Apostles ministering to the Corinthian church as " helpers of their joy".  They were in their lives to add grace and light up their world.  Every life has  a need for this. Particularly, a world of loneliness and aloofness, of selfish drives and myopic pursuits like ours,  need people, situations, environments that will buoy up the spirit of men and women for higher values.

Helpers of joys are not angels.: they are men and women of light. They are ordinary irons that are sharpening other irons, they are lifters and planters- people of conscious disposition to bless, increase, encourage and build. Jesus is the number one helper of joy in heaven and on earth. This is why the Bible says in Acts 10:38-" How God anointed Jesus Christ of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him".

Helpers of joy are not self-appointed: they are thrust to us by God. He could be a husband; a wife; a friend; a colleague, neighbor, sibling, a boss or anyone around you that is serving a purpose of love. They don't come to us automatically- they are chosen by God for a purpose. The enemy may make them unavailable in many lives . This is why the Psalmist observes in Psalm 4 vs 6- "There be many that say: Who will shew us any good? Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us".  There are people who scarcely find helpers-it is the work of the enemy and they need to pray very hard.

Brethren, just as we have helpers of joy, there are also drainers of joy. They are agents of Satan serving the purpose of darkness in any life or environment where they are found. God will never allow such agents have access to our lives in Jesus' name. Difficult people around us: envious, plotting and scheming people are in this mould. Powers of darkness may plant them in homes, work places,  worship centers, businesses and in relationships- we need to pray them away. They are desperate "to steal, to kill and to destroy"( John 10:10a).

Today, marriages are breaking easily like China plates. Businesses are quacking and ministries are floundering because helpers of joy are thinning out. The solution is prayers. There are those the Almighty God has appointed as helpers of joy but are getting proud and hardening their hearts. Don't worry about such people- God will replace them if you are a child of God.  Also, pray that God will also raise you as a helper of joy because your reward is momentous. You can only reap what you sowed. Life does not really give any gift to anyone: everyone gets what he has given!

Lastly, take a close look at patterns of things around you. How many of your good friends are still with you? Why did those who fell out with you fall out ? How easily did you change your mind about good things God is using you to do for others? Are you in charge of your relationships and businesses? How easily do you attract helpers of joy? Do you keep them? What is your tolerance level about drainers of joy around you? What is your relationship with the Holy spirit? These are some of the things you need to observe and pray about. As you pray today, God will visit you with new joy and peace in Jesus' name. Amen.

Prayers.

Give quality praise and worship today. Try to compose a new song and sing it all day to praise the Lord.

1. Lord, glory be to your name for pouring your oil of joy upon me in Jesus' name.
2. Holy Ghost, raise new helpers of joy for me in all areas of my life in Jesus' name.
3. Father, lift up my head above cloud of hatred and rejection in Jesus' name.
4. I drop every stress and distress at the feet of Jesus in Jesus' name.
5. Power of marriage without mileage, break in Jesus' name.
6. Lord, by your mercies, hold me against  errors of Saul in Jesus' name.
7.  Forces depleting favours and help, crash in Jesus' name.
8. Lord, raise me many times as you raised Peter in Jesus' name.
9. Father, don't harden my heart against anyone you have appointed me to help in Jesus' name.
10. I receive wisdom to attract and retain help and grace in Jesus' name.
11. O Lord arise, let your light shine in my heart all my life in Jesus' name.
12. Father, by your east wind, sweep away every drainer of joy from my life in Jesus' name.
13. Anthem of  pains and battles,  cease in Jesus' name.
14. Powers that change friends to enemies, break in Jesus' name.
15.  Ancestral patterns of failure and losses, break forever in Jesus' name.
16. Holy Ghost, plant my joy where its leaf cannot wither in Jesus' name.
17.  Lord, by your fire, burn every battle garment of my father's house hanging around my life in Jesus' name.
18. Power of expiry of joy and blessings, break in Jesus' name.
19.  Boasts of the cemetery ringing against my life, cease in Jesus' name.
20. My throne will not become a stool in Jesus' name.
21. Thank you Lord for for being my shield, my glory and the lifter up of my head in Jesus' name.

Glory to the Father of light! Pls, pray & share. God bless you. Pastor Dele Oyewale( August 18, 2014)

 

 

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