The living Jesus gives joy / demons bring torment

Biblical Christianity’s about inner rivers of elation that flow from “Christ in you.” The joy that the living Jesus gives is beyond description. He frequently causes my heart to soar with elation. I love to bask my heart in the inner currents of Jesus’ rivers of living water.

Following the living Jesus is a wonderful way to be elated without being medicated. Jesus often fills me with elation, far beyond my expectation. The greatest antidepressant is the joy of surrendering to the risen Jesus.

Perhaps it’s time to set aside your debate with God and let the living Jesus elate you.

Badness will bring you sadness, but Christ’s forgiveness will fill you with gladness. Positive anticipation produces a better attitude than negative anticipation. Hope! Instead of focusing on things you dread, focus on things you hopefully anticipate.

Christians are called to be beyond hostility, bullying, and hate. “Love your enemies.” But too many Christians, called to be peacemakers, are stirring up hostility and hatred. Demons influence people to be hostile; love releases kindness. Christians, be careful that you don’t support behaviors that violate God’s love. “I do not want you to be participants with demons.” –1 Corinthians 10:20. If you don’t believe demons are real, notice the hostility and hate being spread today.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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