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Joy

The World Didn’t Give It to You and the World Can’t Take It Away.

January 26, 2022 • Bishop Adam G. Blackstock

Joy is an important balancer of the soul. It is special because it is founded in God’s love. It is so important that even carnal movies, television shows, and stage plays are dedicated to finding it. Pixar made a movie called “Inside Out.” Its main premise was getting joy back to the main protagonist’s mind, will and emotions. If the world understands this principle of God, we have to. We should understand the love that Jesus has for us and that he gives us joy. “Joy is an expression of the Spirit of God. When a man is possessed by the spirit of God, the Spirit expresses Himself as many things such as love, peace, gentleness, faith, joy, and others. A believer who is domiciled by the Holy Spirit becomes of a house for the fruit of the Spirit which one of them is Joy. Spirit of Joy meaning will help you know how joy affects your life directly. God operates in the atmosphere of joy. If you want to host God, then you must put joy in place. The activities of the spirit of God become heightened around your life the moment you set up an atmosphere of joy. Knowing the Spirit of Joy meaning will help you increase the activities of the Spirit around your life and bring God into your situations. When God steps into your situations, turnaround is assured. Joy is an expression of excitement or gladness informed by the knowledge of God’s love for you and the inheritance He has kept for you. The Spirit of Joy is best expressed based on your heavenly realities, not earthly realities. When your happiness and excitement are no longer influenced by earthly events but heavenly realities, that’s the true understanding of the spirit of Joy meaning.” (Israel, 2021) Repeat after me; I have joy - the world didn’t give it to me, and the world can’t take it away. Let’s look at a few scriptures too that should help you build your joy. Joy is a principle that Jesus delivered to us through the Holy Spirit. “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.” (John 15:11 – 15 KJV) In the previous scripture Jesus himself presents joy as a reason that He chose the things He did. If Jesus found it that important, shouldn’t you? Repeat after me; I have joy - the world didn’t give it to me, and the world can’t take it away. Jesus declares later in the book of John that the travail you could go through will end in joy. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.” (John 16:20 – 24 KJV) Repeat after me; I have joy - the world didn’t give it to me, and the world can’t take it away. God didn’t just give you salvation, eternal life, healing, and deliverance through His loving act of sacrifice on Calvary’s cross; He gave us peace, love, power, wisdom and of course, joy. Thank you for reading another Bishop’s Buzz. A buzz is not a buzz unless you share it! God Bless, Bishop Adam Blackstock

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No Other King

April 1, 2022 • Bishop Adam G. Blackstock

In the book of Psalms, we find a powerful passage of scripture that gives us a great illustration of Jesus. He is strong and mighty and the King of Glory.  Besides that account in Psalms, we find other accounts that describe Yeshua as the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, and the Prince of Peace.  No other King is described like that ever before God, and no other king will be described like that ever again.  There is a simple reason for this plain hard fact, as Kenneth Copeland would say “Jesus is Lord.”  He, being Jesus, means so much to Prophetess and me that we say it after every radio broadcast as well.   Repeat after me --- There is no other king because Jesus is Lord.     Let’s look at a few passages of scriptures that reinforce my message today.  The first is Psalm 24:1-10.  It reads “The earth is the LORD's, and the fulness thereof; The world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, And established it upon the floods. Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; Who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, And righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is the generation of them that seek him, That seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.  Lift up your heads, O ye gates; And be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.” (Psalm 24:1-10 KJV) We find David, the writer of this Psalm defines God as the King of Glory.   Repeat after me --- There is no other king because Jesus is Lord.     Secondly, Paul, in the first letter to Timothy tells us that the Lord is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. It reads “that thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: 1which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; 1who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.” (1 Timothy 6:14-16 KJV) Repeat after me --- There is no other king because Jesus is Lord.     Lastly God has also revealed this same powerful revelation to John in the Book of Revelation during the great revelation.  In the book, it is mentioned twice verbatim.  First, in chapter 17 and again in chapter 19.  Let’s look at both of those scriptures.  “These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.” (Revelation 17:14 KJV) Notice in this text that we that follow Jesus are called, chosen, and faithful.  I declare and decree that you are called, chosen, and faithful.  Two chapters later Jesus says the same thing.  Here it reads “And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” (Revelation 19:15-16 KJV) Here it is written on His clothes and body.  I am believing for us to see Jesus like that again.   Repeat after me --- There is no other king because Jesus is Lord.     In conclusion, God will reveal Himself to us from this point on as King of Kings, Lord of Lords, and the King of Glory!!! He is doing it in my life right now.   Repeat after me --- There is no other king because Jesus is Lord.     Thank you for reading another Bishop’s Buzz.  A buzz is not a buzz unless you share it! God Bless, Bishop Adam Blackstock