We have both the joy of Jesus and the joy of the Holy Spirit. Did you get that? We have been given a double anointing for joy!
The Joy of Jesus
Jesus was not a recluse. He performed His first miracle at a wedding when He changed water into wine. He was so full of life that His enemies called Him a wine-bibber and a glutton.
The joy of Jesus is not a joy that comes and goes; it is constant. Jesus says, “that this joy will remain in you.” We will all have down times, but Bible says in Isaiah 61:3 that God gives us the oil of joy for mourning. That means in the time of sadness, in the time of brokenheartedness, God pours in the oil of His joy.
Now I’m coming to you and I say these things while I’m in the world so that they can share completely in my joy.
The Joy of Holy Spirit
Supreme joy is God’s nature and character! We see proof everywhere in God’s creation—birds singing, animals leaping, flowers blooming, brooks babbling and the sun shining! God “gives us richly all things to enjoy” (1 Timothy 6:17).
Since God is exceedingly joyful, His servants should also be joyful! Sadly, many who claim to be His disciples are harsh, sour and gloomy. But take note of Luke’s description of true disciples: “And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit”
Holy Spirit is a tree of life, producing life-giving fruit. That fruit includes great joy.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against things like this.