TEACHING FROM PS. NOMSA, TRT LEADER
From the Servant’s Pulpit
May i suggest that you read John chapter 17 before studying this Teaching.
Joh 17:13 And now I am coming to You; I say these things while I am still in the world, so that My joy may be made full and complete and perfect in them [that they may experience My delight fulfilled in them, that My enjoyment may be perfected in their own souls, that they may have My gladness within them, filling their hearts].
In the whole of Chapter 17 of John, Jesus is having a conversation with His Father. There are many issues that Jesus is addressing with His Father; but one of the scriptures that really touched my heart was Joh 17:13. Let us have a look at this amazing scripture:
Here underneath i am breaking the scripture open for you:
Joh 17:13 And now I am coming to You; (Jesus confesses that He was going to the Father)
I say these things while I am still in the world, (He spoke these things while He was still on the earth)
so that My joy may be made full (He spoke them so that His joy could be full)
and complete (and He spoke them so that His joy could be complete)
and perfect (He spoke them so that His joy could be perfect)
in them (the “Them” here in this verse is us, the believers in Christ)
[that they may experience My delight fulfilled in them, (He wanted His delight (Joy, enjoyment, pleasure, exstacy, eden, paradise…) to be complete in us.
that My enjoyment may be perfected in their own souls, (He wanted His enjoyment to be perfected in our souls)
that they may have My gladness within them, filling their hearts]. (He wanted His gladness to fill our hearts, our spirit).
What we have realized from this verse is that:
The Joy of Jesus must be made full;
The Joy of Jesus must be made complete;
The joy of Jesus must be made perfect;
And it must all be made full, complete, perfect IN US! In Believers!
So that we, can experience His DELIGHT fulfilled in us.
So that His enjoyment may be perfected in our own souls,
So that we may have gladness within us,
And this gladness will fill our hearts.
When we have received this fullness of JOY, His gladness, and His enjoyment then His Spirit of JOY has filled our hearts; and we are FULL of the JOY of our Lord! In this Spiritual realm this means that you have received your Crown of JOY! There is a Crown of every Gift of the Holy Spirit. A crown of Love, a crown of Joy, a crown of Peace, a crown of Patience, etc. Apart from this you also receive strength from God Himself, the fullness of the bodily Godhead (Col 2:9-10) lives inside you, His JOY gives you the strength you need to overcome ANY obstacle in your life! (Neh 8:10)
May the JOY of the Lord overflow in your hearts this day!
Prophetic Teacher Nomsa. TRT CHURCH LEADER