Make a Joyful Noise
I often talk about Joy. Simple and glorious, unbridled JOY! This Easter season, let’s bask in the light of the luminous joy that God intended for us to experience and was promised to us as part of the resurrection of His son, Jesus Christ! Pure joy is not just something we attain when we go to Heaven, it’s when Heaven is within us right here on earth. What I mean by this is when the Holy Spirit dwells inside our hearts and minds, we can feel Heavenly joy — right here, right now. My friend, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish in His name. When we falter and fail and are dragged down by challenging situations, please remind yourself that God will work wondrous miracles in your life. “I will do my best and forget the rest,” is a mantra I say and it’s worth repeating! If you trust in the Lord, He will bring you a peaceful spirit and lightheartedness to smile again and experience authentic joy.
Easter is a blessed reminder that God gave His only Son out of His glorious and joyful love for you. All love, and all giving, starts with God. The most famous verse in the Bible declares: “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). He thinks about you all the time and is looking at you right now, not with judgment or wrath, but with eyes of love and acceptance. You have a Father in Heaven who will always love you. No one else in the whole universe can love you in the same way that He does, and it is an undying love you simply cannot lose. This is a reason to celebrate and know that God wanted us to feel real Joy! You know real joy when you see it. Joy laughs and joy sings! Joy smiles big! Joy celebrates when your football team wins or when you see your child accomplish a great feat!
Think about how much joy you feel when your child is blissfully happy. Even if you aren’t a parent, you are a child of someone. The insurmountable love that a parent feels for their child is multiplied by infinity by the love that God has for us! He watches over us, and He wants us to be gloriously joyful. Every other love can fail — even those who love you best will occasionally let you down. But God’s love cannot — and will not — fail. This love for you is enduring and true. It cannot — and will not — change.
When you truly accept and have faith in the Bible truth that you are loved by God, you inherit a kind of “soul armor,” a protection from and resilience to the pain of life on this earth. I know this from personal experience. Hannah and I have been discovering together that the more we accept and place our faith in the fact that God loves us, the more we find our center and our hope in Christ alone.
This means the difficult things that may happen in everyday life are pushed further and further to the margins, where they can’t affect us in deep or lasting ways. When you are armored in the love of God, convinced you are His child, that He would do anything for you, it gives you a strength, a tranquility, a peace of mind, and a joy that propels you into a life of righteousness.
This is the beautiful message of love you can share with others through your family here at Hour of Power. It’s the same Godly love I want to impart to you and hope you will accept and receive right now. So, make a joyful noise! Share with others what you know and love about our loving Father, who gave us the gift of His perfect Son, Jesus, and joyous love!
God loves you and so do I!
Joyful Viewers Rejoice!
As Christians, we’re invited to share the good news of Jesus so people’s hearts and souls can be delivered spiritually. As a friend and faithful supporter of this ministry, YOU are taking part in the Lord’s rescue mission to the world, each and every day. Because of you, over a million people on five continents are hearing the amazing news that they are loved by Jesus. By investing in the Kingdom of God with us, you are impacting those who feel bound by the chains of illness, discouragement, and loss. Together, we are delivering the key that sets them free!
YOU are a difference-maker, and here are just a few of the lives you have already impacted as you have partnered with us:
Sowing Seeds of God’s Love Around the World…
“Dear Pastor Bobby and entire Hour of Power team, as I said recently in the chat, through your ministry the Lord is breathing new life in me again. Thank you Pastor Bobby for your devotionals, the Lord speaks to me and so often, today for example, it was exactly what I needed. This is the most challenging and tough time I ever experienced. Two years ago it seemed to me that God wants to do something in my life, it was a time of hope and joy, but the last year was a year of loss, things got worse and sometimes I doubt if there is really something like a call from God for me or if it is just a pipe dream. But today I read your devotional and it was so uplifting and encouraging, it is so helpful to regard that David’s life became more difficult after God had called him. I’m a rather anxious person, but ministries like Hour of Power or Bayless Conley help me to stay the course and so (even though slowly), I am learning to trust the Lord and I’m still hoping that HE is preparing something good for me in the spiritual realms although I’m not so young anymore. I hope the Lord has a way for me and shows me what He wants me to do. So thank you again dear friends for all you are doing for us, you are a wonderful reminder of God’s love and power. I’m happy to be a friend of Hour of Power (I donate to Hour of Power here in Germany). I pray for your ministry. May the Lord bless you and your families and may HE prosper your ministry in 2022!”
“Thank you for your ministry. We are very happy to see your beautiful family in your church program, especially seeing your kids growing up. We watch your program every night on TV, and enjoy your sermons. We really enjoyed watching you sharing your son’s 10th birthday and the many balloon presentations. Happy birthday Cohen and may God bless you with His great healing power so you can enjoy your life. P.S. My wife fell a few days ago, and she broke her wrist and needs surgery to fix the bone, but she is in great pain for now until next week for the surgery. I have to say, watching the birthday program made my wife forget her pain for a while, and changed the perspective of life and especially others like your family.”
As a reminder of the power of the cross to impart new life, we have a very special gift for you. For your donation of just $20 or more, we will send you our stunning and contemporary Joyful Cross Necklace. A bold statement of faith, this delicate, gold-plated necklace is tarnish free and designed with five tiny crosses laying sideways on a 16-inch chain with a 2-inch extender. Give this beautiful necklace to your loved one, or wear it yourself as a reminder of the people you have shared God’s love with through Hour of Power.
BECAUSE OF YOU, GOD’S LOVE IS TRANSFORMING LIVES
by Hannah Schuller
I love this season when we get to celebrate the world-changing moment that Jesus overcame death! Because He is risen and lives today, He makes everything in us come alive, too! He speaks new life to our health, our finances, our minds, our relationships, our marriages, our callings, and our hearts! When He went to the cross and rose again, He redeemed every moment of every day of the rest of our lives and called us to a glorious eternity with Him in Heaven. In short, He has given us a LIVING HOPE and there is nothing that can overcome it!
Be encouraged by these words from Matthew 28:1-7:
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”
Rejoice, today, child of God, as Jesus says to your whole being, “COME ALIVE!” Death has no victory! The grave is defeated and your life is redeemed! Sing and rejoice, for your resurrected King is resurrecting you. He is Risen indeed!
God loves you and so do I,
We’ve all heard of the expression, “leaving a legacy.” It evokes images of a positive and noble act for future generations to find meaning in. When you make the choice to “pay it forward” in the name of God, “leaving a legacy” takes on a whole new meaning! By investing a portion of your estate in growing the Kingdom of God, the things you worked hard to build in your lifetime continue to change people’s destinies long after your passing.
In fact, if you’re enjoying the ministry of Hour of Power today, it’s because faithful friends in generations past chose to bless us with a legacy gift. Through changing seasons, we’ve been empowered to carry on because members of our viewing family have honored us with a bequest. Knowing that, there are no words to convey how important these special offerings are as we embrace the future!
If God has been speaking to your heart to share the Gospel with future generations through an estate gift to Hour of Power, we encourage you to do the following:
Ask the Lord to
give you wisdom
call us at 714-971-4111 or
email us and let us guide you through the process.
May the Lord bless you for your faithfulness. We’re grateful for your life, your devotion to Jesus, and your dedication to the ongoing work of this ministry!