This week I have been thinking about this clip of a sermon by David Wilkerson.
Paul experienced this anguish…
2Co_2:4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.
The prophet Jeremiah…
Jer_6:24 We have heard the fame thereof: our hands wax feeble: anguish hath taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail.
Rom_14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
How can this joy take place without first the mourning?
Do not the grapes need crushed first before the wine comes out?
Deny yourself and take up your cross for great is your reward in Heaven.
He gives “oil of joy for [your] mourning” Is. 61:3