Jesus' Pierced Heart Won Back Our Joy
The sixth place Jesus shed His blood was where a soldier shoved a spear into His side and blood and water poured out. Jesus died from a broken heart -- from the weight of our sin. It is a physical phenomenon that when a person's heart bursts, the water and blood of his body flow together.
When Jesus announced His ministry in the synagogue, He read from the scroll:
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed." (Luke 4:18)
Jesus was anointed with the power to heal the brokenhearted because God desires for His people to live in joy. When we are filled with joy, we have the strength to fight the good fight of faith.
Nehemiah 8:10 - "The joy of the Lord is your strength."
His heart was broken so our hearts could be made whole. We overcome the wounds of broken hearts by the blood of the Lamb. Jesus became our sin so we wouldn't have to sin. He became our sickness so we wouldn't have to be sick. He became our broken heart so we wouldn't have to have a broken heart. Jesus came to restore our joy
Psalm 138:8; 147:3 - "The Lord will accomplish what concerens me; Your lovingkindness, O Lord, is everlasting; Do not forsake the works of Your hands. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
TODAY I ALLOW THE HEALING POWER OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS TO DELIVER ME FROM ALL PAIN, SORROW, AND GRIEF. I LET HIM FILL ME WITH THE JOY OF THE LORD AND LET THAT JOY BECOME MY STRENGTH, NOT JUST FOR TODAY, BUT FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.
Heavenly Father, I want to consecrate myself to you all over again. I confess my sins to you now. I ask for the blood of Jesus to cleanse me from every sin.
God, I want more of the anointing, whatever the cost. Spirit of the Lord I want you to come mightily upon my life; stir my heart with desire to walk in humility and compassion. Please come upon me mightily like you came upon Jesus when He said that the Spirit of the Lord was upon Him to preach the gospel to the poor, to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and the oppressed, and to recover the sight of the blind.
I love Jesus and I want to be like Him. God, please anoint me! I want to fulfill the vision that you have given me to accomplish. Thank you dear Heavenly Father for imparting to me the spirit of wisdom and revelation.
In Jesus name I pray. Amen.