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Thursday, August 31, 2017

HOW IS THE JOY OF THE LORD YOUR STRENGTH?




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THE JOY OF THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH
“…Now THE JOY OF THE LORD IS YOUR STRENGTH…” (NEHEMIAH 8:10 KJV).  
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 Hopefully we have learned that JOY is God-given gladness, merriment, exultation, well-being, great delight, cheerfulness, excitement, happiness, rejoicing, or laughter OVER the GREAT things God has DONE. “…Rejoice and be glad, For the LORD has done great things…” (Joel 2:21 NASB).
People experience many of the above emotions when they hear the “GOOD NEWS” of the Gospel on Sunday mornings. “… [The]…good news that will cause great JOY for all the people…” (Luke 2:10 NIV). “…The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy…” (Psalms 126:3 NIV).
This response is called “the JOY of the Lord” which stems from the heart and comes from knowing, understanding, and being aware of, “… the … [great things] … LORD has done …” (Joel 2:21 NASB).. “…The JOY of your salvation…” (Psalms 51:12 NIV).
“…And though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly REJOICE with JOY inexpressible …” (1 Peter 1:8 NASB).
STRENGTH stems from God-given JOY. God-given JOY is indwelling, supernatural POWER. “…The fruit of the Spirit is love, JOY…” (Galatians 5:22-23 KJV). “…GOD IS SPIRIT…” (John 4:24 KJV).   “….Look, GOD IS ALL-POWERFUL  …” (Job 36:22-33 NLT). “… There is NONE like unto thee, O LORD; thou art GREAT, and thy name is great in might.…” (Jeremiah 10:6 KJV). “POWER belongeth unto God...” (Psalms 62:11 NIV).  “…There is NO POWER but of God: THE POWERS that be are ordained of God…” (Romans 13:1 KJV). “….[God]…changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings…” (Daniel 2:21 KJV).
“…In order that the living may know That the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind, And bestows it on whom He wishes …” (Daniel 4:17 NASB). “…Jesus answered, "You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above…” (John 19:22 NIV).
 “…The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein…” (Psalm 24:1 KJV). “…for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof…” (Psalm 50:12 KJV). “…all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine” (1 Chronicles 29:11 KJV). Therefore, ALL “…POWER belongeth unto God...” (Psalms 62:11 NIV).
SINCE “JOY” comes from ABIDING in the UNION with God through Christ, then your “STRENGTH” “IS” the Lord’s indwelling JOY, which FILLS you. “… That  … “my joy” might remain in you….” (John 11:15 KJV). “…Jesus Christ (God’s JOY) IS IN YOU” (2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV). “…Christ in you,…” (Colossians 1:27 KJV).
Strength, therefore, comes from the JOY, who is Jesus, himself. You are STRONG because: “… [He will]…strengthened … [you] …with MIGHT by his Spirit in the inner man…” (Ephesians 3:16 KJV).  …God… works IN [you]… to will and to act” (Philippians 2:13 NIV). …GodEQUIP[s] … [YOU] with everything good for doing his will, and … work]s] … IN [you]…  what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ,” (Hebrews 13:20-21 NIV). “… [He]… IS “ABLE” to do exceeding abundantly above all that [you]… ask or think, according to the POWER that worketh IN [YOU]…” (Ephesians 3:20 KJV). “…HE WHICH HATH “BEGUN” A GOOD “WORK” IN [YOU] “WILL” “PERFORM” IT “UNTIL” the day of Jesus Christ…” (Philippians 1:6 KJV). “….Apart from Me (Jesus) ..[YOU could]… do nothing…” (John 15:5 NIV). However,“…[YOU]…can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth …[YOU]…” (Philippians 4:13 KJV). “…He gives POWER to the weak and strength to the POWERless.…” (Isaiah 40:28-31 NLT). “….GODGIVETH strength and POWER UNTO HIS PEOPLE” (Psalms 68:35 KJV).  
“….The JOY of the Lord is your strength…” (Nehemiah 8:10 KJV). “…I have told you this so that my JOY may be in you and that your JOY may be complete…” (John 15:11 NIV). “…Jesus Christ (God’s JOY) IS IN YOU” (2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV). “….The JOY of the Lord is your strength…” (Nehemiah 8:10 KJV). “… [He]… [strengthens] … [you] …with MIGHT by his Spirit (Jesus, God’s JOY) in the inner man…” (Ephesians 3:16 KJV).
No matter what YOU face in life, REJOICE, by being content, restful and confidently relying on the indwelling JOY. “…I am with you always, to the very end…"(Matthew 28:20 NIV). God will “…Never leave nor forsake you…” (Hebrews 13:5 KJV). “…I am the Lord, I change NOT…” (Malachi 3:6 KJV). “…Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever…” (Hebrews 13:8 NIV).
The SECRET of your STRENGTH is within YOU always. “… HIS SECRET is with the righteous…” (PROVERBS 3:32).
God PROMISED:  ….I will give thee … HIDDEN RICHES of SECRET PLACES…” (ISAIAH 45:3). God has “… [MADE] KNOWN… [TO YOU]...the RICHES of the glory … which is Christ IN YOU…” (Colossians 1:27 KJV). “…Jesus Christ IS IN YOU” (2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV). “…THE SECRET of the Lord is with [YOU]…” (PROVERBS 25:14) “…Christ in you, …” (Colossians 1:27 KJV).
Therefore, Paul said: “…I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want…” Philippians 4:11-12 NIV).
“…I have learned the secret ” Philippians 4:11-12 NIV).  “…I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me….” (Philippians 4:13 KJV). “…THE SECRET of the Lord is with them that fear him…” (PROVERBS 25:14). “….The JOY of the Lord is your strength…” (Nehemiah 8:10 KJV).
Whether you are weak or strong, the indwelling Spirit of JOY supernaturally and amazingly increases the NECESSARY strength befitting for a child of God. “…The fruit of the Spirit is love, JOY…” (Galatians 5:22-23 KJV). “….Jesus Christ maketh thee WHOLE…” (Acts 9:34 KJV). Therefore, “…delight in weaknesses … For when [you are] … weak, then [are you] … strong … [God’s] … power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9-10 NIV).   … The God of peace, … that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip[s] you with everything good for doing his will, and …work[s] in [you]… what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen…” (Hebrews 13:20-21 NIV).
It is NORMAL to grow tire and weary on the Christian journey, but feelings of fatigue, sadness, grief, deep sorrows, weakness, or reasonable doubts doesn’t STOP God’s indwelling SUPPORT. God’s …grace [becomes] … sufficient for [you]…” (2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV). “…[He is] .. with you always, to the very end…"(Matthew 28:20 NIV). “…Take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when … [you are] … weak, then .. [are you] … strong..” (2 Corinthians 12:10 KJV).
 “…Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we DO NOT GIVE UP” (Galatians 6:9 NIV). God says: “… [I will] … never leave nor forsake you…” (Hebrews 13:5 KJV). “…I am the Lord, I change NOT…” (Malachi 3:6 KJV).
“…Keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the JOY awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame…” (Hebrews 12:2 NLT).  Therefore, … they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31 KJV). “…DO NOT GIVE UP” (Galatians 6:9 NIV).
“…THE SECRET of the Lord is with [YOU]…” (PROVERBS 25:14) “…[You] … have learned the secret ” Philippians 4:11-12 NIV). “…Jesus Christ (God’s JOY) IS IN YOU” (2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV).  “…[You] … can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth …[you]….” (Philippians 4:13 KJV). “….The JOY of the Lord is your strength…” (Nehemiah 8:10 KJV).
He is your STRENGTH, your REFUGE. …He alone is my refuge, my place of safetyFor he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease.  He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter,  no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home. …The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name…” (Psalms 91 NLT).
God is your STRONG TOWER. “…The name of the Lord is a strong tower (REFUGE); The righteous runs into it and is safe” (Proverbs 18:10 NASB). “…God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble…” (Psalms 46:1 NASB).
God is eternally STRONG and POWERFUL and in turn will strengthen the believer. It is God who works in [the weak]… to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose…” (Philippians 2:13 NIV). God causes them“…to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man…” (Ephesians 3:16 KJV). THE WEAK …can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth  … [THEM].” (Philippians 4:13 KJV. “….Apart from [jesus], [the weak]… can do nothing…” (John 15:5 NIV). “…Now may the God of peace … that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip … [the weak]… with everything good for doing his will, and may he work IN [the weak]… what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen” (Hebrews 13:20-21 NIV). “…according to the POWER that worketh IN [the weak]…” (Ephesians 3:20 KJV). “…HE WHICH HATH “BEGUN” A GOOD “WORK” IN [the weak]… “WILL” “PERFORM” IT “UNTIL” the day of Jesus Christ…” (Philippians 1:6 KJV).
On the Christian journey God allows plenty of opportunities for the believer to cry for HELP and SUPPORT and STRENGTH and COMFORT.  “…So that … [they] … will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which … [they themselves] … are comforted by [God and people God sends their way]…” (2 Corinthians 1:3-5 NASB).
 Some believers do NOT want to be dependent on anyone for strength, not even God. From within, out of the heart … proceed evil thoughts… pride...  All these evil things come from within...” (Mark 7:21-23 KJV). Everything in the world—the pride of lifecomes NOT from the Father but from the world…” (1 John 2:16-17 NLT). “…The wicked, THROUGH THE PRIDE of his countenance, WILL NOT SEEK AFTER GOD: God is not in all his thoughts…” (Psalms 10:4 KJV).
God has ALWAYS warned his people against the pitfalls of pride. “…A man’s [or woman's] …pride shall bring [them] low…” (Proverbs 29:23 KJV).  “…Pride [goeth] before destruction…” (Proverbs 16:18 KJV). “…if a man [or woman] …think [themselves] …to be something, when [they are]… nothing … [they] ... deceiveth [themselves]…” (Galatians 6:3 KJV). “…Let another [person].. praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips…” (Proverbs 27:2 KJV). “…Seest thou a man [or woman] …wise in [their]… own conceit? [there is] more hope of a fool than of [them]…” (Proverbs 26:12 KJV). “…Those who walk in pride [God]… is able to humble…” (Daniel 4 NIV).
In order to accept God’s strength, when needed, a man or woman voluntarily chooses to “humble themselves.” “HUMBLE YOURSELVES in the sight of the Lord…” (James 4:10 KJV). …HUMBLE YOURSELVES therefore under the mighty hand of God…” (1 Peter 5:6 KJV). Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus…” (Philippians 2:5 KJV).I am gentle and HUMBLE IN HEART” (Matthew 11:29 NIV).
The believer can CHOOSE to RELY on God’s indwelling STRENGTH at ANY times. “…God is able to make all GRACE abound toward [the WEAK]; that [he or she will]… always having all sufficiency in all things” (2 Corinthians 8:9 KJV).
 …[They]… can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth [them]….” (Philippians 4:13 KJV). “…Apart from [Jesus, they] can do nothing….” (John 15:5 KJV). “…God will supply all [the strength they need]…” (Philippians 4:19 NASB) AND  “…The LORD will [take care of]…that which concerns [them]…” (John 14:31 NASB). “….[God] careth for [them]… (1 Peter 5:7 KJV).
 [God’s] grace is sufficient for you, for [his] power is made perfect in weakness. ” (2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV).
TRULY “…The LORD has done great things for us …” (Psalms 126:3 NIV). “…Rejoice and be glad, For the LORD has done great things…” (Joel 2:21 NASB).
When I am weak, then am I strong...” (2 Corinthians 12:10 KJV). God’s …grace [IS] … sufficient for [YOU]…” (2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV). “… That  …”my joy” might remain in you….” (John 11:15 KJV). “…Jesus Christ IS IN YOU” (2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV). “…The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy…” (Psalms 126:3 NIV).
“….The JOY of the Lord is your strength…” (Nehemiah 8:10 KJV).

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

JOY: IS "THESE THINGS" HE SPOKE TO YOU!


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JOY:THESE THINGS HE SPOKE

“…THESE THINGS HAVE I SPOKEN UNTO YOU…” (JOHN 15:11 KJV).
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“THESE THINGS” that Jesus spoke in John 15 were concerned with ABIDING in him for the benefit of sanctification, for producing much fruit, for confidently asking him for anything, and for remaining connected to his love. “…if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ…” (2 Peter 1:8 KJV).
“….Abide in me and I in youye are clean….the same bringeth forth much fruit….ye shall ask what ye will and it shall be done unto you…..keep my commandments…and abide in MY love…THESE THINGS have I spoken unto you that MY JOYremain in you, and … YOUR JOY …be full…” (John 15:1-11 KJV). “…I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy…” (John 15:11 NLT). “…We are writing these things so that you may fully share our joy…” (1 John 1:4 KJV).  
“…The Lord will help you understand all these things…” (2 Timothy 2:7 KJV). “…If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them…” (John 13:17 KJV). “…I have told you these things before they happen so that when they do happen, you will believe…” (John 14:29 KJV). “…I have told you these things so that you won’t abandon your faith…” (John 16:1 KJV). “…These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace…” (John 16:33 KJV). “…What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31 KJV). “…In all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us…” (Romans 8:37 KJV). “…You know these things so well you can teach each other all about them…” (Romans 15:14 NLT). “…With all these things in mind, dear brothers and sisters, stand firm and keep a strong grip on the teaching …” (2 Thessalonians 2:15 NLT).“…it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets…” (1 Corinthians 1:20 NLT).“…Whatever happens, my dear brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord. I never get tired of telling you these things, and I do it to safeguard your faith…” (Philippians 3:1 NLT).
“…Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things…” (Philippians 4:8 NLT).
“…These things command and teach…” (1 Timothy 4:11 KJV).
“…Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all…” (1 Timothy 4:15 KJV).
“…God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us…” (Hebrews 6:18 NLT).
“…These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God…” (1 John 5:13 KJV).
“…these words are true and faithful…” (Revelation 21:5 KJV).
“..These sayings are faithful and true…” (Revelation 22:6 KJV).
“…These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33 KJV).
The words “THESE THINGS” are always followed by a promise designed to comfort, guide, warn, direct, or inform the believer about the “JOYFUL” LIFE in Christ Jesus. “…I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy…” (John 15:11 NLT).
“These things” expressed in John 15:11 represents the JOY promised, to the believer, “IF” they continue to ABIDE in the UNION with Christ Jesus. “…THESE THINGS have I spoken unto you that MY JOY…” (John 15:1-11 KJV).
BECOMING the “Gift of Salvation” for the lost sinner was a source of JOY to Jesus. “…Because of the JOY awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame…” (Hebrews 12:2 NIV).
Jesus suffered, labored, and died to RANSOM the lost sinner and generously give them the overflowing JOY of SALVATION. “…God will generously provide all you need…” (2 Corinthians 9:8 NLT). . “…my cup runneth over…” (Psalms 23:5 KJV). “….THE SON OF MAN CAME “NOT” to be served but to serve others and TO GIVE his life as a ransom for many…" (Matthew 20:28 NIV).
“These things” were spoken as blessings, warnings and directions for ABIDING in his love through the UNION with Jesus Christ. The continual connection with Jesus is the path to the true and lasting JOY of eternal SALVATION. “…The branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me …” (John 15:4-6 NASB). .Apart from Me you can do nothing…” (John 15:4-6 NASB). “…If a man abide NOT in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned…” (John 15:6 KJV).
Therefore, keeping the WORD or “these things” he has spoken to you is JOY. A JOY that depends, entirely, on ABIDING in him. “…I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy…” (John 15:11 NLT).
“These things” were also spoken to CLEAN and FREE the lost sinner from the effects of sin, the consequences of sin, and the POWER of sin. “…ye are CLEAN (FREED) through the WORD which I have spoken unto you…” (John 15:3 KJV). “…if the Son (the WORD)…shall make you FREE (clean), ye shall be FREE (clean) indeed.” (John 8:36 KJV).
Jesus enables you to WALK in that deliverance and freedom as a surety to continue to receive his love, to be comforted by his Holy Spirit, and as an ongoing source of JOY! “…It is God which worketh in [me]… both to will and to do of his good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13 KJV).    walk in a manner worthy of the calling ” (Ephesians 4:1 NASB).“….CONTINUE IN MY LOVE….” (JOHN 15:9 KJV).
 “…THESE THINGS have I spoken unto you that MY JOY …” (John 15:1-11 KJV). Jesus spoke words of instruction and truth. Knowing the truths in John 15:1-11 serves the purpose of filling the believer with JOY.
Knowing the truths in the John 15 is NOT to simply encourage knowledge, but to encourage experience of the true and genuine JOY of one’s SALVATION. “…Thy word is truth (JOHN 17:17 KJV). “…The truth shall MAKE YOU FREE…” (JOHN 8:32 KJV). “…The JOY of your salvation…” (Psalms 51:12 NIV).
The JOY of ABIDING in the UNION with Christ and the JOY of what has been FREELY given by GRACE through FAITH. “…for BY GRACE have ye been saved THROUGH FAITH; and that NOT OF YOURSELVES, IT IS THE … [free] …GIFT OF GOD; not of works, that no man should glory…” (Ephesians 2:8-9 ASV).
“…THESE THINGS have I spoken unto you …” are referring to God’s WORD  (John 15:1-11 KJV). God’s WORD FILL you with “HIS” JOY. “…I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy…” (John 15:11 NLT).
 “…the WORD… [was] … made flesh, …” (John 1:14, 17 KJV). “…the WORD… [which]… came through Jesus Christ…” (John 1:14, 17 KJV).
 “…the WORD… dwelt among us, we beheld his glory, glory of the ONLY begotten (created)… [SON]… of the Father, full of grace and truth…” (John 1:14, 17 KJV). “…THESE THINGS have I spoken unto you …” (John 15:1-11 KJV). “…the WORD… [which]… came through Jesus Christ…” (John 1:14, 17 KJV).
“…THERE ARE THREE that bear record in heaven, the Father (God), the Word (Jesus), and the Holy Ghost (Spirit): and THESE THREE ARE ONE.…” (1 JOHN 5:6-8 KJV). God commands. Jesus speaks. The Holy Spirit does.
In other words, God commands; Jesus “SPEAKS” what God commands; the Holy Spirit “DOES” what Jesus SPEAKS and God commands. “…The Father (God), the Word (Jesus), and the Holy Ghost (Spirit)…” (1 JOHN 5:6-8 KJV).
God is the Father. Jesus is the Word of the Father. The Holy Spirit is the Power of the Father. “…THESE THREE ARE ONE.…” (1 JOHN 5:6-8 KJV).
God THINKS, SPEAKS, and DOES.
The FATHER’s (God, the thinker) WORD (Jesus, the speaker) is POWER (Holy Spirit, the doer) and they are ONE. “…THERE ARE THREE that bear record in heaven, the Father (GOD), the Word (JESUS), and the Holy Ghost (POWER): and THESE THREE ARE ONE.…” (1 JOHN 5:6-8 KJV).
HERE IS AN EXAMPLE: “…Then God SAID, “Let there be light”; AND THERE WAS LIGHT…” (Genesis 1:3 NASB). “…Then God SAID (God, the Father commanded), “Let there be light” (Jesus, the Word spoke his command); AND THERE WAS LIGHT (The Holy Spirit, the Power, did what was spoken and commanded) …” (Genesis 1:3 NASB).
“…In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being … (John 1:1-4 NASB).
The FATHER’s (God) WORD (Jesus) is POWER (Holy Spirit) and they are ONE. “…THERE ARE THREE that bear record in heaven, the Father (GOD), the Word (JESUS), and the Holy Ghost (POWER): and THESE THREE ARE ONE.…” (1 JOHN 5:6-8 KJV).
Jesus, the WORD, speaks God, the Father’s commands to impart and diffuse his JOY in YOU. “…These things have I “spoken”….” (John 15:11 KJV). “… THat  …”my joy” might remain in you….” (John 11:15 KJV).  
“… [Jesus is His]… dearly loved Son, and … bring[s him] … great joy….” (Mark 1:11 KJV).
God sent His Son (His JOY)...” (1 John 4:10 KJV). “…the WORD (joy was)… made flesh…” (John 1:14, 17 KJV). AND “…the word … [which]… came through Jesus Christ (god’s joy)…” (John 1:14, 17 KJV). “…That ye believe on Him whom he hath sent” (John 6:28-29 KJV).
Jesus said, “…my Father hath sent me (the word)…” (JOHN 20:19-21 KJV).  “… [the]…Father which hath sent me (the word)...” (John 6:38 KJV).  “ … he hath sent me (the word) to heal the brokenhearted, to PREACH deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised” (John 4:16-21 KJV). “… HE …sent His Son (the Word)...” (1 John 4:10 KJV). “…He sent out his word (Jesus) and healed them…” (Psalms 107:20 NIV). my word (jesus) … that goeth forth out of my mouth: …it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it…” (Isaiah 55:11 KJV). “…The WORD … full of grace and truth[which]… came through Jesus Christ…” (John 1:14, 17 KJV). “…These things have I “spoken”….” (John 15:11 KJV). “… THat  …”my joy” (my word, jesus) might remain in you….” (John 11:15 KJV).
Jesus Christ (God’s JOY) is in you” (2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV). “…Christ in you, …” (Colossians 1:27 KJV). “… That  …”my joy” (Jesus) might remain in you….” (John 11:15 KJV). Christ liveth in me” (Galatians 2:20 KJV).
The WORD (Jesus), which lives “IN” you, emanates straight from the bosom (most intimate) of God, the Father’s HEART. “…The only begotten (create) Son, which is in the bosom (secret, intimate place) of the Father, he hath declared (explained) him…” (John 1:18 KJV). “… Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us and SENT His Son.” (1 John 4:10 KJV). “…The … SON (the WORD), which is in the BOSOM (secret, most intimate) of the Father…” (John 1:18 KJV).
God commands and Jesus SPEAKS from the most intimate place in his heart. “…These things have I “spoken”….” (John 15:11 KJV). “… THat  …”my joy” (my word) might remain in you….” (John 11:15 KJV). “… [His]… word (Jesus, god’s joy)  … that goeth forth out of [his]… mouth … it shall accomplish that which [Pleases God]  and it shall prosper in the thing where to [God]… sent it” (Isaiah 55:11 KJV).  “…Not one of the good promises which the Lord had madefailed; all came to pass…” (Joshua 21:45 NASB). God is “…watching over [his[… word to perform it…” (Jeremiah 1:12 NASB). “… THat  …”my joy” might remain in you….” (John 11:15 KJV).
Jesus, God’s JOY, the LIVING Word is God, the Father’s salvation plan.“…Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation (substitute, intervention) for our sins.” (1 John 4:10 KJV). “… [This] …was his plan from before the beginning of timeto show us his GRACE through Christ Jesus…” (2 Timothy 1:9 NLT).
Jesus is the ONLY REASON the sinner can come to God and become ALIVE again. “…Jesus saith unto him, I AM THE WAY, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me…” (John 14 6 KJV). “… [God]made [you]… ALIVE with Christ  …” (Ephesians 2:5 NIV). Like the prodigal son, “… [YOU were]…. DEAD and [you have been made]… ALIVE AGAIN; [you were]… lost and [have been]… found…” (Luke 15:24 NIV).
Jesus, the visual and spoken WORD of God was the expression and example of his JOY toward you. “…Jesus saith unto him, I AM THE WAY, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me…” (John 14 6 KJV).
Jesus was NOT “ONLY” the speaking JOY, but, after he died he would be the indwelling, everlasting, and remaining JOY. “…Because of the JOY awaiting him, [Jesus]… endured the cross…” (Hebrews 12:2 NLT).
Jesus Christ expressed God’s heart, verbally and became the demonstration of his heart, visually. “….The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and TO GIVE his life as a ransom for many" (Matthew 20:28 NIV).
“…These things have I “spoken…….” (John 15:11 KJV). Jesus SPOKE “these things” to bring sinners to GOD. He was also a LIVING witness of “these things” too. “Christ …died for sins ONCE for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God” (1 Peter 3:18 NASB).
Sin separated man from God.[Your] … iniquities (sin) …separated [YOU]… from God …” (Isaiah 59:2 KJV).  
God had a plan of SALVATION in Jesus Christ. Jesus SPOKE about and BECAME that plan. “… [This] …was his plan from before the beginning of timeto show us his GRACE through Christ Jesus…” (2 Timothy 1:9 NLT).
JESUS SPOKE “THESE THINGS” “…These things have I “spoken…….” (John 15:11 KJV). “…For WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED…” (Romans 10:13 KJV). “…REPENT …AND BELIEVE the gospel…” (Mark 1:15 KJV).
JESUS BECAME “THESE THINGS” HE SPOKE. “…he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him…” (Hebrew 5:7-8-9 KJV). “….the ... [FREE]… gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord…” (Romans 6:23 KJV).
“…THESE THINGS HAVE I SPOKEN UNTO YOU…” (JOHN 15:11 KJV). “…It was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. …” (1 Corinthians 1:20
 “…If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them…” (John 13:17 KJV). “…These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace…” (John 16:33 KJV). “…What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31 KJV). “…In all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us…” (Romans 8:37 KJV). “…With all these things in mind, dear brothers and sisters, stand firm and keep a strong grip on the teaching …” (2 Thessalonians 2:15 NLTNLT
 “…Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things…” (Philippians 4:8 NLT).
 “…Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all…” (1 Timothy 4:15 KJV).
 “…these words are true and faithful…” (Revelation 21:5 KJV).
“..These sayings are faithful and true…” (Revelation 22:6 KJV).
TRULY “…The LORD has done great things for us …” (Psalms 126:3 NIV). “…Rejoice and be glad, For the LORD has done great things…” (Joel 2:21 NASB).
“…THESE THINGS HAVE I SPOKEN UNTO YOU…” (JOHN 15:11 KJV). ). “… THat  …”my joy” might remain in you….” (John 11:15 KJV). “…Jesus Christ IS IN YOU” (2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV). “…Christ in you,…” (Colossians 1:27 KJV).
“…The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy…” (Psalms 126:3 NIV).