Celebration Power - God's Love at Work - Week of February 4

Published: Feb 04, 2024

Celebration Power

By Margaret D. Mitchell
Week of February 4, 2024

God is releasing His breakthrough power to finish action items and tie up loose ends. 

The drawn out, dreadful things that have loomed over His faithful ones will be no more. He is graciously settling matters suddenly in a single day and opening doors for them to establish a new life by His Spirit. 

Those who have remained steadfast can expect bursts of celebration (Psalm 2:8). King David and his wild dance came to mind. 

A key verse here is Psalm 2:11.

The TPT version says, "Serve and worship the awe-inspiring God. Recognize his greatness and bow before him, trembling with reverence in his presence."

The AMP version says, "Worship the LORD and serve Him with reverence [with awe-inspired fear and submissive wonder]; Rejoice [yet do so] with trembling."

The Word "rejoice" in this verse means to celebrate, to be glad, joyful and "to spin around" (Strong's #1523).

God is coming into our otherwise impossible circumstances (Psalm 68:4); and giving us cause to celebrate beyond our expectations for His glory (Psalm 112:1). 

For God is the triumphant King; all the powers of the earth are his. So sing your celebration songs of highest praise to the glorious Enlightened One (Psalm 47:7 TPT)!

His timing is right in line with entering into a Jubilee year. Psalm 81:3 TPT says, "Go ahead! Blow the jubilee trumpet to begin the feast! Blow it before every joyous celebration and festival."

The Book of Philippians is described as "Heaven's Joy." In chapter 2 verse 12, Paul writes from his celebratory heart in his prison cell, saying to his congregation:

My beloved ones, just like you’ve always listened to everything I’ve taught you in the past, I’m asking you now to keep following my instructions as though I were right there with you. Now you must continue to make this new life fully manifested as you live in the holy awe of God—which brings you trembling into his presence.

Can you see how this verse links back to Psalm 2:11?

Paul instructs his congregation in Philippians 2:18 TPT that, no matter what, "you should rejoice in ecstatic celebration with me!" 

To rejoice in this verse means to be "favorably disposed, leaning towards...to delight in God's grace...literally, to experience God's grace (favor), be conscious (glad) for His grace" (HELPS Word-studies).

Celebration in this verse means "sharing God's grace with another person, so that both rejoice together" in that they "(mutually participate in God's favor, grace)" (HELPS Word-studies).

So, we see a cyclical blessing here, where grace as favor in one person’s life builds another in community and in Kingdom.

Paul goes on to instruct them how to push through and work out their Kingdom service to appear "as shinning lights in the universe, offering them the words of eternal life" (Psalms 2:12, 15-16 TPT).

Holy Spirit gave me the revelation that there are those who were sent ahead years ago to work their missions separately and incrementally in preparation for a big convergence that is now right before them. 

In God's time, these faithful ones will join together, as He assigns, all having worked their piece and having been made ready—to become even greater blessings to those in need.

This cycle of convergence, in itself, is reason to celebrate. But awesome God is working even greater outward transformations.

Holy Spirit highlighted Isaiah 29:19 ESV, which says, "The meek shall obtain fresh joy in the Lord, and the poor among mankind shall exult in the Holy One of Israel."

This coming together in Christ-union is for the purpose of miraculous restoration for all parties. This means spiritual, physical, and material (including financial) outpourings of blessings to include the facilitation of people’s purposes and assignments, especially for the poor in spirit.

This will be a grace upon grace experience for both givers and receivers. 

God says in Jeremiah 31:13-14 MSG that "I’ll convert their weeping into laughter, lavishing comfort, invading their grief with joy. I’ll make sure...that my people have more than enough."

Rejoice in verse 13 here means to have, to cheer up, to make merry, to make joyful, to make glad (Strong’s #8055). 

Philippians 4:4 TPT reminds us to "Be cheerful with joyous celebration in every season of life. Let your joy overflow!" The Amplified version says to delight and take pleasure in Him.

A key discipline here is to really keep our focus on God, lovingly obey Him, celebrate Him and celebrate with Him in what He will surely do.

When we delight and take pleasure in God, He gives us the desires of our hearts, according to Psalm 37:4.

Friends, this is such a great time of rejoice as God brings His people into manifest promises that are breaking open more each day as He continues to align us for divine purposes. 

Isaiah 25:9 NIV tells us that "In that day they will say, 'Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the LORD, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.'"

"Our faith guarantees us permanent access into this marvelous kindness that has given us a perfect relationship with God. What incredible joy bursts forth within us as we keep on celebrating our hope of experiencing God’s glory" (Romans 5:2 TPT)!

In Jesus’ Mighty Name, 

Amen.


Margaret D. Mitchell is the Founder of God's Love at Work, a marketplace outreach purposed to share God's greatest power source - the love of Christ.

Originally published Sunday, 04 February 2024.

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