Jesus Did Not Die For Us To Be Miserable


Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.


God’s will for us is that we have joy and that our joy would be full (John 15:11). Jesus did not die for us and resurrect that we might be miserable. He died to deliver us not only from sin but also from every oppression and misery. The reason we can have joy is that Jesus has overcome the world and His victory is our victory (John 16:33). The basis of joy is His victory not a work we have to do to generate or create the provision of joy. His work is already finished and the only thing that remains to be accomplished is for us to believe.


As Christians, we often pray for something that simply requires a choice to believe. We pray, “God, give me joy,” while the Word of God says that joy is in us, in our spirit (Galatians 5:22) and in the Holy Ghost Who lives inside of us. Romans 14:17 says, “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.”


Most of what God gives us came as a package deal at the time of salvation and is like a well of life in us we can draw from. Our believing is one of the things that draws that joy out for us to experience the reality of it. Romans 15:13 says, “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”



Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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