“I’ll rejoice over them to do good for them, and I’ll faithfully plant them in this land with all my heart and soul.” Jer. 32:41
“I’ll again build you, and you will be rebuilt, Virgin Israel! You will again take up your tambourines and go out to dance with those who are filled with joy….The virgins will rejoice with dancing together with young men and old men. For I’ll turn their mourning into joy, and I’ll comfort them and give them gladness instead of sorrow. I’ll give the priests abundant provisions, and my people will be satisfied with my goodness,” declares the LORD. ” Jer. 31:4, 13-14.
To rejoice means “to experience joy and gladness in a high degree”; it also means to be “exhilarated with lively and pleasurable sensations” – in other words the person rejoicing is experiencing an indescribable excitement; an excitement that cannot be contained; an excitement that you cannot but express no matter how you try to withhold yourself from being excited. It is an unspeakable joy.
The expression of this experience can result in shouting with great joy; it can result in jumping and dancing and singing at the same time. This kind of excitement pulls down all forms of strongholds – strongholds of pain and sorrow; disappointment; rejection; failure; sickness; poverty; strife; backbiting; oppression; disunity and more.
And this is what the LORD is saying HE will do unto you this month: HE Himself will rejoice over you to do you good and because of the good HE is set to do for you, HE will plant you in this land. HE says HE will put HIS HEART and SOUL to ensuring that this is done. Just you set your sights on HIM wholly this season and I guarantee you that you will not be put to shame. Welcome to SEPTEMBER 2013: your month of REJOICING.