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Kenneth Copeland Devotional 20 February 2024 – Joy: A Very Real Force

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Topic – Joy: A Very Real Force

The joy of the Lord is your strength. – Nehemiah 8:10

Joy. It’s not a warm, happy feeling you’re supposed to have now and then when things are going well. It’s much more than that. Joy is one of the most potent spiritual forces in the world.

Look again at Nehemiah 8:10, and I’ll show you why. If you were to diagram that scripture and remove the phrase “of the Lord,” you would find that it honestly means strength. The two are interchangeable.

That’s what makes joy so crucial. You can’t live a life of faith without being strong in the Lord—and when God wants to make you strong, joy is what He uses to do the job!

Joy is not just a state of mind. It is not a fleeting emotion. Joy is a new force, and the devil doesn’t have anything thousand up against it. Just as fear has to yield to faith, discouragement has to pay to joy.

Since joy is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit, you already have it within you. But you must develop, confess, and live by it to enjoy its power.

Whatever circumstances you are facing today, you can be full of joy. You can be strong in the Lord. You can draw on the supply of the Holy Spirit within you and come out on top.


Scripture Reading: Psalm 18:28-50

This message was written by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, the leader of the Kenneth Copeland Ministries ( that specializes in teaching principles of bible faith – prayer, healing, salvation and other biblical topics.

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