Living By Faith


Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. (Isaiah 12:3)

There is no penalty for excessive celebration in the kingdom of God! Mark Hankins

You can make a withdrawal from your salvation account with joy. The wells of salvation are reservoirs of healing and blessing. Joy is your bucket to draw out your blessing. If you have great joy, you have a great bucket with which to draw much salvation.

James 1:2 says, “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into divers temptations.” He did not say that it was a joy to have multiple troubles. He said to count it joy. Look at your problems and count. One joy…two joy…three joy…then laugh at the devil! What Satan meant for evil, God is turning around for your good. God paid too high a price for your victory for you to be defeated. Ha! Ha! Ha!

One translation of James 1:2 says to count it “Maximum Joy.” I like that! Smile, laugh, jump, shout, then dance — turn it up and things will turn around!

Confession: God brought me here to have a good time– now I am going to have a good time! Hallelujah!


  1. chris chime says:

    Thank you Pastor Mark for letting me know that Joy is the bucket I use to draw out my blessings from the wells of salvation…this is comforting. I love it when you said look at all the problems and name them Joy 1, 2, 3 and so On.

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