Summary of Sermon preached on Sunday, December 13, 2020

Introduction:  Summary of Sermon preached on Sunday, December 13, 2020

This sermon talks about the joy of the Lord.  It talks about the fact that we will be most thankful in heaven because the most High God gave His life for our salvation – something Angels do not have.


Summary of Sermon preached on Sunday, December 13, 2020

We listened to a sermon titled “Overlooked”, CD # 1019, preached by Brother Neal Frisby on 8/26/84 (AM).

In the sermon, Brother Frisby said:

When you talk about Jesus, about the goodness of the Lord, when you witness, it gives you more confidence, you are more accomplished in this life, you will be blessed.

Don’t be like the world.

Faith is what leads you to the word of God which leads you to eternal life.

Jesus has given us the joy of the Lord.

The cares of this life prevent Christians from having the joy of the Lord.

Inflation will steal your victory.  Don’t let inflation steal the joy of the Lord.

Prepare your heart; don’t lose your joy in the Lord.

The joy of the Lord is connected to your faith.

Let the Lord lead your life.

Don’t let Satan steal your joy.  Satan takes the word of God and sows tears.

Have compassion on others.

Anyone that is in the Lord is a new creature.

Isaiah 12: 3:  “Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.”

Say in your heart that you have the answer, that you have the joy of the Lord.

Psalm 16: 11:  “Thou wilt shew me the path of life:  in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”

The path of life will give you fulness of joy and it will give you divine love and faith.

For God is love (1 John 4: 8) and you have joy.

Don’t be ignorant of God’s promises.

Satan cannot stand anyone having the joy of the Lord.

The joy of the Lord will give healing to your body, health to your body.

The joy of the Lord will help you to understand the word of God.

The great revival coming at this end of time will come with the joy of the Lord.

Satan is fighting everything that you gain from the Lord, but the joy of the Lord will stop him.

Be happy in the Lord no matter what others around you do.

The joy of the Lord gives energy and enthusiasm to the brain and heart.

The joy of the Lord gives you a positive outlook, it gives faith, it makes your salvation more valuable.

The best things in this life are already in you and you must believe it.

You have the fountain of life and you have the fountain of youth because these come from the Lord Jesus.

Within you is a measure of faith; within you is a measure of joy; within you is a measure of peace.

The things that you desire, believe that you have them.

Spiritual joy works with the physical joy and can bubble into a spiritual river.

Jesus said my peace I leave with you (John 14: 27).

It is the will of God that you should be in good health, that you should be healed, that you should have the joy of the Lord.

Jesus is the best friend that you have.  It is as if you have known Him for ever.  He will be new to you every day.  You will not wear out on Him.

When you are glorified, you will be automatically drawn to Him.  He will be the greatest sweetheart to you.  You will be like old true friends.  Our spiritual part has known Him from eternity because He has known us from eternity.


I started the sermon:

Nehemiah 8: 10 states:  “for the joy of the LORD is your strength”.

It says “the joy of the LORD”.  The Lord is the author – and not you, of this joy.  Through salvation, the Lord’s joy now becomes your joy.  This joy is now your strength.

The joy of the Lord is eternal – because it is the joy of the Lord who is eternal.  The Devil cannot overcome the joy of the Lord that is in us.  Indeed, nothing can separate us from this joy (or love) of the Lord.

When we walk in the joy of the Lord, we are walking in His presence.  Psalm 91: 1: “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”  He that dwelleth in the secret place (that is, in the praises and joy) of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Psalm 21: 1:  “THE king shall joy in thy strength, O Lord; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!”  In the Lord’s salvation, we greatly rejoice.

We have the power of the Lord to overcome anything that will try to steal the joy of the Lord that is in us.

Matthew 28: 18:  “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”

We now have this power.  Matthew 17: 20 states:  “and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”

Do not let anything in your past, anything in your present or anything in your future take away your joy.


Do not let Satan tell you about your past.  Do not let Satan tell you that the sins from your past are still with you.

Rather, tell the Devil what Psalm 103: 3 says: “Who forgiveth all thine iniquities”.  All of your sins, all of my sins, are forgiven – not some, but all of our sins.  Tell the Devil what Colossians 1: 14 says:  “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins”.  We now have redemption through the blood of our Lord Jesus; we have the forgiveness of our sins.

Do not let what anyone else may be doing take away your joy.  It does not matter what your son, daughter, grand-child, co-worker, friend or anyone else may be doing.  Rather, pray for such a person, but don’t let their actions take away your joy in the Lord.

Do not let the cares of this life affect you.

Matthew 6: 31 -32:  “Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat?  or, What shall we drink?  or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?  (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.” No matter your need in this life, the Lord God knows what it is and He will supply it.  Philippians 4: 19 states:  “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

Do not let anything that may come up in your future disturb you.  Do not let the fear of how any of your family members will survive, should in case anything were to happen to you, affect your joy in the Lord.  Do not let your thought of what may happen to your material wealth in the future affect you.

In Luke 16: 19 – 31, the Lord Jesus told us about the rich man and Lazarus.  The rich man did not come to salvation.  Once he passed from this life, his concern was not for the material wealth of his five brothers.  Rather, he was concerned with their salvation.  He did not want them to come and join him in hell.  The Lord is telling us that once someone, who did not come to salvation, passes from this life, that person is no longer interested in anything of this world for those that he/she left behind.  Rather, that person is now concerned for their salvation and does not want them joining him or her in hell.  It shows the importance of witnessing to others of what the Lord Jesus did on the cross for all of us.

Mark 8: 36 – 37:  “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?  Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”  We are not talking of the number of houses or the amount of wealth you may acquire.  We are talking of you acquiring the whole world.  Of what benefit is it to acquire the whole world and lose your soul?

Philippians 4: 4 – 7:  “Rejoice in the Lord alway:  and again I say, Rejoice.  Let your moderation be known unto all men.  The Lord is at hand.  Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”  Do not be anxious for anything – whatever it may be.  Rather, pray about it with thanksgiving and leave it by faith in God’s hands.  He will meet every need that you have.  He will also give peace to your soul.

Praying in tongues:  When you pray in tongues, the Lord will help you pray about things that you know nothing about that can steal your joy.  Romans 8: 26 – 28:  “Likewise the Sprit also helpeth our infirmities:  for we know not what we should pray for as we ought:  but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.  And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”  The only way you can pray for everything that you should pray for is when you also pray in tongues.  It says:  “for we know not what we should pray for as we ought”.  You have taken care of some of those things that could steal your joy when you prayed in the holy Ghost.  All things will now work together for good to you.

There is also joy in heaven.  Luke 15: 7:  “I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.”  Luke 15: 10:  “Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.”

Zephaniah 3: 17:  “The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.”

The Lord God is among us and He is mighty.  He will save souls as we witness.  He will keep us in His peace.  This Scripture states:  “he will rejoice over thee with joy”; “he will joy over thee with singing.”  It shows that the Lord rejoices over us with joy.  It shows that the Lord sings and He sings over us with joy.  The joy that the Lord has when He rejoices, when He sings, is the same joy that He has given to us – the joy of the Lord.  We can relate to Him and He can relate to us.  This joy of the Lord is eternal.

I read from Scroll # 154.

Scroll # 154:  ANGELS AND THE ELECT – “Men have often wondered when their bodies are glorified and changed how will they rank with the angels?  – In the world to come, the righteous are equal to angels! (Luke 20: 36) – In some respects and ways the redeemed will excel angels; for the overcomers will be the ‘very bride’ of Christ! – A privilege which is not given to angels!  There is no higher position for created beings than those in the Bride of Christ!” (Rev. 19: 7 – 9)


I continued the sermon:

This Scroll says:  “In some respects and ways the redeemed will excel angels; for the overcomers will be the ‘very bride’ of Christ! – A privilege which is not given to angels!”  Through salvation, we are now the ‘very bride’ of Christ – something the angels do not have.  It shows the eternal value of the most High becoming a human being and giving up His very life, His entire being, for us.  That is a love that is unmatched anywhere.  We will have the most to be thankful for in heaven.  In effect, what the Lord is doing now is setting up those who will be the highest group in heaven.  Do not let anything that you may go through now disturb you.  Knowing in your heart that you will be part of the highest group in heaven will, on its own, give joy to your heart.  Oh, the joy of the Lord.

What are some of the things that the Lord Jesus has created?  I then read from Scroll # 244:

BEAUTIFUL CITIES – Jesus, you are more than this who created all the beauty around us and the awesome heavens, universes and stars!  One day beside the Holy City we will see beautiful cities and places of such wonder of thy creation!

Besides the stars and heavens you have created magnificent things that we have not seen!  “Beautiful colors of icy wonder like, of spiritual fires and lights of such beauty, and creatures likewise of such formation that we will be amazed and startled by such a creator of so many more things that can not be mentioned and are without number!  Such glorious spiritual colors never seen or beheld by man’s eyes!”  Surely and definitely many marvelous mysteries await us that love Him!  Literally more than trillions of creations will He unveil to His chosen!  – After this was revealed to me I wondered how to unveil it and then I remembered God’s Word that could have to do with the millennium.  (Luke 19: 16-19)  But also may involve what was told.  Nevertheless the elect are in for many surprises that eye hath not seen!


I continued the sermon:

Among these trillions of creations of God are creatures of such formation that we have no idea about.  Not only are we going to be higher than Angels, we will also be higher than any other creature of God because “There is no higher position for created beings than those in the Bride of Christ!” 

When the translation takes place and we see our Lord Jesus, we cannot now imagine the extent of joy we will have.  Our bodies will be glorified and they will be eternal.  2 Corinthians 5: 1:  “For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.”

In our eternal bodies, when we look at the Lord Jesus, we will be looking at eternal life.  When He looks at us, He will be looking at eternal life.  We will be like Him.


1 John 3: 2:  “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be:  but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.”  He will be our friend for eternity.

There is a hymn that says:  “What A Friend We Have In Jesus”.  In your heart, you can say:  “What An Eternal Friend We Have In Jesus.”




Josephus Oluwatoyin Thomas


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