This may sound like an April Fool’s Day joke.
But this is the Sovereign Creator — He who is the way, the truth, and the life — being absolutely truthful…
The fruit of the Spirit is joy. —Gal. 5:22.
Joy in the Holy Ghost. —Unspeakable and full of glory.
Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; . . . exceeding joyful in all our tribulation. —We glory in tribulations.
Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; . . . for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame. —These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. —As the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. —The joy of the Lord is your strength.
In thy presence is fulness of joy: at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. —For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
Rom. 14:17. -I Pet. 1:8. II Cor. 6:10; 7:4. -Rom. 5:3. Heb. 12:2. -John 15:11. -II Cor. 1:5. Phi. 4:4. -Neh. 8:10. Psa. 16:11. -Rev. 7:17
This is no joke.
This is no April Liar’s trick.