I've had the opportunity to observe people over the years and I made a remarkable discovery: people who don't laugh easily get sick, whereas laughing people hardly ever get sick. I discovered that laughter is more spiritual than many realize. There's more to it than a mere response to a joke or hilarious event. In the Kingdom of God, laughter is medicine: A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones (Proverbs 17:22).
Laughter is generally found in the atmosphere that's full of joy. The anointing of the Holy Spirit is most effective in such an environment, everything that's not of God, including poverty, discouragement, sickness and diseases are dispelled. Thus it's no wonder that the sick are easily healed in an atmosphere that saturated with joy.
Moreover, joy inspires success and prosperity. The joy I'm talking about isn't of the world but of God. You received it the moment the Holy Spirit came to live in you. The Lord Jesus already told us in John 16:22, "but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you." This joy isn't subject to circumstances of life. Paul the apostle reiterated this when he said, "As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing..."(2 Corinthians 6:10).
Let the joy of the Lord spring up from within your heart in spite of prevailing situations. Learn to laugh your way to victory! Remember, the Bible says "Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation,"(Isaiah 12:3). So learn to be joyful always! Let nothing take the laughter of the Spirit away from your mouth.
The joy of the Lord is my strength, for the Lord has put a song of joy and laughter in my mouth! I'm laughing my way through in victory, health, prosperity and success, knowing that I've been called into the glorious life, and nothing can hinder my journey of success and progress in life. Hallelujah.
Rhapsody of Realities September 26, 2008
-Pastor Anita Oyakhilome