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One Voice Makes A Difference with Janet Swanson

Aug 28, 2023

Janet speaks a word of encouragement to lift the soul back to joy with prophetic words from the Bible in Greek and Hebrew

One of the most powerful ways to find joy in the Lord is through prayer and worship. The Bible instructs us to "Rejoice in the Lord." As we praise God in worship our hearts are filled with joy. As you worship God, ask God to fill you with His Spirit.

It’s time to get your JOY back!  This week’s podcast is a little different. I just wanted to pour into your soul and pray for you.  I am speaking directly to the heart of the believer that it’s TIME TO GET YOUR JOY BACK.

Here are some of the scripture references:

Philippians 4:4

Rejoice in Greek: 5463 xaírō (favorably disposed, leaning towards"– literally, to experience God's grace (favor), be conscious (glad) for His grace.

Romans 15:13

Joy in Greek: Cognate: 5479 xará: extend favor, lean towards, be favorably disposed,  awareness of God’s grace, favor; joy; it is grace recognized.

Hope in Greek: elpís expectation of something sure (certain); hope.

For believers, 1680/elpís hope, an active expectation always from God about what He has spoken, it is not mere human optimism ("wishful thinking”).

Galatians 5:22-23, John 16:24, Psalm 16:11

Joy in Hebrew: 8057 śimḥâ – to flourish within with inner triumph supplied by the Lord – a mood-oriented term based on inner awareness of the Lord's victory.

Romans 14:17, 1 Peter 1:8

Rejoice in Greek: agalliáō hállomai:  glad enough to jump in celebration; to exult (boast) because so experientially joyful.

21/agalliaō ("exuberantly rejoice") means to "bubble over with uncontainable joy" – with "intensive joy and gladness"

Nehemiah 8:10

The joy of the Lord is my strength!

JOY in Hebrew: 2304 ḥed̠wâ to rejoice with a personal sense of victory


Strength in Hebrew: māʽôz – near-and-ready stronghold, the place of immediate and sufficient shelter – see Ju 6:26; Ps 27:1, 28:8; Is 17:10; Ezek 24:25; Dan 11:1; seek or take immediate (hasty!) refuge. It means the joy of the Lord is ENOUGH!

Jeremiah 15:16

Joy in Hebrew: 8342 śāśôn exultation, rejoicing; glad with abounding delight focusing on its basis cause,  THE WORDS OF THE LORD!

Psalm 16:8-9

Glad in Hebrew: (SN 8055) śāmaḥ –, flourish within with inner triumph supplied by the Lord – a mood-oriented term based on inner awareness of the Lord's victory; a flourishing within, because perceiving one is in superior position; inwardly celebrative "as the Holy Spirit rejoices within"

Rejoice in Hebrew: (SN 1523) gîl – properly, to circle around – the root of the popular Jewish song Hāva nāgîlâ ("Come, let's dance in a circle"); (figuratively) so excited by good news one breaks out in dance – expressing joy with jubilant, vigorous movement; rejoicing, outwardly demonstrated – great gladness which makes one whirl about.

1 Chronicles 16:27, Zephaniah 3:17, John 15:10-11, Romans 12:12, Philippians 2:1-2