Joy To The World // Part 2

Joy to the World, the Savior reigns!

(Luke 1:26-33 ESV) In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin's name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” (Reference verse: Philippians 2-10-11) 

Let men their songs employ; While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains

(Psalm 98:4-9 ESV) Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises! Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody! With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord! Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who dwell in it! Let the rivers clap their hands; let the hills sing for joy together before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity. (Reference verse: Psalm 66:4)

(Romans 8:20-22) For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time

Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy. 

(Psalm 100:1 NASB) Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth.

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He demands and deserves all glory. 

(Isaiah 42:8 NLT) "I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not give my glory to anyone else, nor share my praise with carved idols.

(Isaiah 48:11) For my own sake, for my own sake, I do this. How can I let myself be defamed? I will not yield my glory to another.

He has made us heirs and co-heir.

(Romans 8:14-17 ESV) For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. (Reference verse: II Timothy 2:11-13)

(I Peter 1:4 NLT) and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.

He defines the way we worship. 

(John 4:23-24) Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

(Revelation 5:13) Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!”