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                             Count It All Joy


     By Peter James from:   



 Kings James Bible translation


James 1: 2  My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

James 1: 3  Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

James 1: 4  But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect

and entire, wanting nothing.


These simple verses have a profound meaning, which we have overlooked

for many years.

In general we have taken it to mean, that we should just accept whatever

happens to us, and that is the end of the matter.


Now, I will show you what it does mean.


You will know that the basic bible, which I use is the King James  Bible,

and that is what I quoted above.

I have often explained the benefits of it, but there are also difficulties,

as I have also shown.

As I have said translation is a science as well as an art.


Recently I had a very difficult situation with which to deal.

The part of the verse which came into my mind was, ‘count it all joy’,

so for a few minutes I just kept going about my business and saying,

‘Count it all joy’.

The more that I said it the better I felt.

I had never had such a thing happen to me before.

Pretty soon the whole situation completely went out of my mind,

and I felt great.


A little later I got my bible and read the verse.

It was speaking about divers temptations, which means many temptations,

but the fact was that I had not experienced any temptation at all.

A situation had existed, but it could never qualify as a temptation.


I meditated on this situation.

Long ago I had thrown out almost all other versions of the bible,

Also as a general rule I do not use commentaries.

I have a link The Bible Is Used To Deceive all over my website,

and the link is on most documents.


I have one modern translation, which sometimes helps with difficult words,

and measures, and things like that.


I looked at the critical verse, it said:


James 1:2 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way,

consider it an opportunity for great joy.


It had replaced temptations with ‘troubles of any kind come your way’.

that made great sense,

but then it says that we must consider it’, rather than count.


How can we look at a serious problem and think in our minds,

that it is not a serious problem and it is great joy?


What good is that going to do? I pondered.

I could not see any benefit in it at all.

So I continued with counting it great joy.

So over a couple of days, I had the thought,

When you are teaching a child to count what do you do?

You tell it to say 1, 2, 3,  etc.

I then saw that this thought was actually what I had done.

So I replaced count, with speak out the fact that you regard

this difficulty as an opportunity for great joy.

Now that was easy for me, because I already had the experience.


James 1: 2  My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

can be quoted as:

James 1: 2 

My brethren, speak out it is all joy when ‘troubles of any kind come your way’.


The verses, which follow then give us the purpose of troubles.


James 1: 3  Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

James 1: 4  But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire,

wanting nothing.


A primary purpose of the Eternal God is to develop His character in us,

which are the good and perfect gifts, which James mentions just a few verses later.

It is not a bigger and better house, car, job, bank account or even partner.


We all tend to lack patience, but almost everyone I know tells me how very patient

they are. It really makes me smile.


James 1:17  Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,

and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness,

neither shadow of turning.


Many people say that they are ‘in love’,

when they are in the most horrific relationship possible.

Many people say that they cannot forgive,

when something horrible has happened to them,

of if they see someone being abused.

They claim, I could never forgive that.

Without knowing it, they are actually right.

It is above the character of a carnal human being to forgive,

because forgiveness is a quality of the Eternal God,

just like Love is actually a title of the Eternal God.


The Eternal God said:


Romans 12:19  Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves,

but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written,

Vengeance is mine;

I will repay, saith the Lord.


This is translated in the same version I just mentioned.


Romans 12:19 Dear Friends, never take revenge

(try to get even – p.j.) Leave that to the righteous anger of God.

King James: Vengeance is mine;

I will repay, saith the Lord.


So we now have seen that forgiveness and Vengeance are both

the prerogative of the Eternal God.


When Christ had been beaten until he was unrecognisable,

and nailed to the tree, He did not say that He forgave the people,

who killed Him.

Think about it.


When Christ had all the sins of humanity, that existed,

and will exist dumped on Him, He became sin for us.


2 Corinthians 5:21  For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin;

that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.


Hebrews 9:26  For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world:

but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin

by the sacrifice of himself.


Hebrews 9:28  So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many;

and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time

without sin unto salvation.


We need to be very clear in our minds, that this is not just a random pile of wickedness,

which was called sin.

It was a precise account of all sins of all humanity, from the time that man was made,

until the last man will have died.


How can I make such a statement?


All of our sins, including every little one, are written in the judgment books.


Stop and think about this for moment.


How many times have I urged everyone to wake up,

and get their act together?

The answer is many, many times.


How many do respond?

Very few.


Life is not a party, or a holiday.

Of course we all would like to be happy, but few actually

do the things which result in happiness.

They prefer their own agenda.


Matthew 27:46  And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice,

saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God,

why hast thou forsaken me?


Mark 15:34  And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying,

Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted,

My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?


It is because Christ had actually become sin in our stead that,

that His and our Father, the Eternal God had to turn his back on Him,

because He cannot be in the presence of sin.


That is the only time in the universe,

when The Eternal God separated himself from, Christ.


How can we act so carelessly and casually, if we really know and understand

the reality of our position?


We are not doing the Eternal God a favour by obeying Him.

It is for our good, and the good of all mankind, and the entire universe.


Countless people, including millions of children are suffering,

not just in India, Syria, Yemen, the many countries which are denied

food water and medicine, but also in the U.K., the U.K., and elsewhere,

because the Vatican, and its servants, the political, and religious leaders,

and  the super rich, want to own and control the entire world.

As I have written, regardless of how it seems, the New World Order,

and an alien saviour will never happen.


This is our position.


We need to understand that if our names are written in the ‘Book of Life’,

then we would not be at the throne of the Eternal God for Judgment,

at the great White Throne judgment.

It is the dead, whose names are not written in the Book of Life,

who are judged.


Revelation 20:12 12  And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God;

and the books were opened: and another book was opened,

which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things

which were written in the books, according to their works.


The Eternal God knows all things before they actually occur,

therefore we are told that He knows even the things, which

are not yet done, declaring what will happen at the beginning

before our actions take place.


Isaiah 46:10  Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times

the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand,

and I will do all my pleasure:


Returning to the crucifixion, when Christ had all of our sins dumped on Him,

He called out to His Father to forgive those who had tortured Him,

and crucified Him.


Luke 23:34  Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.

And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.


Christ did not say, I forgive them.

He said Father forgive them.


When people have suffered severe trauma at the hands of another,

we often hear them say, I forgive, but I cannot forget.

That is true.

It is only the Eternal God who can forgive and forget.

It is for this reason that the Eternal God has to be involved in forgiveness.


We have no ability whatsoever, to erase a single sin from the judgment books. 


It is Christ who cleans us, as I have explained many times.

Here it is once again.


Ezekiel 36:25 


(1) Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean:

from all your filthiness, and from all your idols,

(2)  will I cleanse you.

Ezekiel 36:26  A new heart also

(3) will I give you, and a new spirit

(4) will I put within you:

(5) and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh,

(6) and I will give you an heart of flesh.

Ezekiel 36:27 

(7) And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes,

and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.


Your contribution is to listen.

I am saying this daily, like a stuck record, to any and everyone.

Did you notice that I did not say obey?

The reason is that even obeying is a gift.


It is point number 7.

It is only from the time that Christ comes, and dwells in us as the Holy Spirit,

that we will be equipped from that moment to obey.

From that very instant,

you have Christ, as the Holy Spirit, dwelling in you to enable you to obey,

absolutely everything that Christ requires from us.

From this point on,  your contribution is to listen and to obey.


Of  course if you are in a state of rebellion and sin,

you need to immediately repent, and get your life back on track.


Be Fully aware that there is a finite time left for you to repen,

and It will soon come to an end,


You cannot be sinning and keep saying ‘this is great joy’.

That would be a great sin.


The beauty of this little document, is that you can easily put what I advise into practice,

and experience the benefits yourself.


So when any difficulties come your way,


speak out the fact that you regard

this difficulty as an opportunity for great joy.

There are additional bible verses,


which further expand this subject, and we can see this in action,

by ordinary people, who were genuine servants of our Eternal God.


The apostles were healing many people of all sorts of diseases,

by the most astounding miracles,

and freeing others from evil spirits.


Acts 5:14  And believers were the more added to the Lord,

multitudes both of men and women.)

Acts 5:15  Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets,

and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter

passing by might overshadow some of them.

Acts 5:16  There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem,

bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits:

and they were healed every one.


The ordinary people were very happy about this,

however, the High Priest and his supporters, the Sadducees,

(Some of the most important religious leaders of the time,

there were others like the Pharisees, of which Saul was one,

before he became converted and was then called Paul.)

were very unhappy about this, and they promptly had the apostles

locked up in the common prison.


Acts 5:17  Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him,

(which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation,

Acts 5:18  And laid their hands on the apostles,

and put them in the common prison.


The Eternal God does not just throw His servants to the wolves,

for them to be destroyed.

The angel of the Lord, which could be Christ Himself,

as this term is often used for Christ, opened the prison doors,

and brought them out.

The apostles were told to go to the temple, and to preach the words of this life.


Acts 5:19  But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors,

and brought them forth, and said,

Acts 5:20  Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.


They obeyed and early in the morning they did just that.

Whilst they were busy preaching in the temple, the High Priest,

who is the appointed top servant of the Eternal God,

sent his co-workers to prison to bring the apostles to him.


Acts 5:21  And when they heard that, they entered into the temple early in the morning,

and taught. But the high priest came, and they that were with him,

and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Israel,

and sent to the prison to have them brought.


To their astonishment, the co-workers found the apostles were missing.

Although the guards were there, and everything seemed normal,

with the doors safely shut, but when they opened the doors,

the apostles were missing, because they had been released by

the angel of the Lord, and they were doing as they had been told,

and they were in the Temple preaching and teaching the people.


Acts 5:22  But when the officers came, and found them not in the prison,

they returned, and told,

Acts 5:23  Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety,

and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened,

we found no man within.


Someone told the officers that  the apostles were in the temple.

They then brought them without violence to the High Priest,

because they feared that the people, might stone them. (the officers)


Acts 5:25  Then came one and told them, saying, Behold, the men whom ye put in prison

are standing in the temple, and teaching the people.

Acts 5:26  Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence:

for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned.

Acts 5:27  And when they had brought them, they set them before the council:

and the high priest asked them,


The High Priest, just like the countless false ministers, priests, elders and other

religious and political authorities do today, the High Priest and his lackeys,

wickedly used his God given authority to serve Satan,

and they threatened the apostles.


Acts 5:28  Saying, Did not we straitly (gave you strict orders) command you

that ye should not teach in this name?

and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine,

and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.


The apostle Peter, and the other apostles,

then cut the High Priest right down to size.

First they told them that we ought to obey God rather than men.

We all need to take that on board, and act the very same way.


Acts 5:29  Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said,

We ought to obey God rather than men.


The apostles then bluntly called this religious rabble, murderers to their faces.


Acts 5:30  The God of our fathers raised up Jesus,

whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.


The apostles then said that Christ was exalted by His Father

as Prince and Saviour.

Other translations correctly omit the a.

Of course there is only one saviour and mediator, and that is Jesus Christ.


The introduction to all of my documents, including this one,

explains this precise statement.


Acts 5:31  Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour,

for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.


Notice that as mentioned previously above, forgiveness and repentance,

is part and parcel of ‘Counting it all Joy’.


The apostles were speaking to the top religious authorities of Biblical Israel in the world,

and they said that  Christ’s death allowed Israel to repent, and to have  forgiveness of sins.

Of course this applies to all mankind.


The apostles then said that they were witnesses of these events,

as was the Holy Spirit, which is none other than Christ,

who dwells in those who obey Him.


Acts 5:32  And we are his witnesses of these things;

and so is also the Holy Spirit, whom God hath given to them that obey him.


Satan seems to use the same old system repeatedly once he has found

that it works. Read Ezekiel Chapter 34 and you will see how Satan’s religious

and political shepherds, of all types work. Almost every time that you see a terrorist attack,

you will see that an exercise for the very same event, has just taken place.


It is the rich and the super rich trillionaires, billionaires, who lust and covet,

and plunder the poverty of the poor.


James 2:5  Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world

rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

James 2:6  But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you,

and draw you before the judgment seats?


James 5:1  Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries

that shall come upon you.


The High Priest and his lackeys were so very angry they started to plot

how they could kill all of the apostles.


Acts 5:33  When they heard that, they were cut to the heart,

and took counsel to slay them.


Acts 5:34  Then stood there up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel,

a doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the people,

and commanded to put the apostles forth a little space;


Gamaliel then warned them that they were playing with fire.

Only an absolute fool would fight against the Eternal God,

but guess what? Many people do just that as they try to get their own way.

This is not a good idea, it is a course of action that will no only fail,

and it can lead to a swift or slow demise.


Acts 5:39  But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it;

lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.


They agreed, with what Gamaliel said, but as they were wicked lackeys of Satan,

they first had them beaten. Then they let them go.


Acts 5:40  And to him they agreed:

and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them,

they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.


Pilate did the very same thing, after he said that he found no fault in Christ.

He had him beaten without mercy, until He was unrecognisable.

Then he had Christ delivered to the Jews to be crucified.


Luke 23:4  Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man.


Luke 23:16  I will therefore chastise him, and release him.


What did the apostles do?


They counted it all joy.

They were not collapsed on the ground rolling around in pain


Acts 5:41  And they departed from the presence of the council,

rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.


They completely ignored the High Priest and his evil companions,

and continued to teach and preach tirelessly everywhere.


Acts 5:42  And daily in the temple, and in every house,

they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.


The Deacon Stephen was also a great servant of the Eternal God,

and he was used to perform many mighty miracles.

Some lying Jews confronted, and made false accusations against him.


Acts 6:9 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue

(a Satan of Synagogue really)

of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia,

disputing with Stephen.


Stephen then gave them a powerful history lesson whilst his face

shone like an angel.


Acts 6:15  And all that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on him,

saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.


Stephen was direct and very blunt.

He pulled no punches whatsoever.

To their faces he called them persecutors, betrayers, and murderers.


Acts 6:51   Ye stiff necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears,

ye do always resist the Holy Spirit: as your fathers did, so do ye.

Acts 6:52  Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted?

and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One;

of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:


    Was Deacon Stephen worried about them?

    Not in the slightest.

    His focus was elsewhere.


    Stephen was literally in a condition of great Joy.

    He saw the heavens open, and saw the magnificent glory of the Father and Christ.


    Acts 6:55  But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven,

    and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,

    Acts 6:56  And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened,

    and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.


     Acts 6:57  Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears,

     and ran upon him with one accord,

     Acts 6:58  And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down

     their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul.


     Deacon Steven said, Lord Jesus receive my spirit.

     He knew that he did not have a soul.


     Acts 6:59  And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying,

     Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.


     Stephen did not say that he forgave his murderers.

     He asked the Eternal God not to count his murder against his murderers.

     Once again we see forgiveness is up to God.


     If we are struggling with forgiveness, then we need to pray and ask

     the Eternal God to give us the spirit of forgiveness.

     As I said earlier, like Love, Peace, Wisdom, Forgiveness, Repentance, Patience

     these are attributes of God,

     His Good and Perfect gifts. 


     Acts 6:60  And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice,

     Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.


    Are the words ‘Count it all Joy’ a sort of Mantra, with magical powers,

which will solve all of our problems?

No not at all.


I have already mentioned that Christ dwells in all genuine believers,

as the Holy Spirit.

This means that whatever we are suffering, He also feels,

so He is totally aware in a most intimate way of our physical condition.

It also means that the source of every good and perfect gift,

is already in us, but we are not as aware of it as we can be.


The apostle Peter admonished us to grow in grace and knowledge,

and this document gives some precise instructions to do just that.


2 Peter 3:18  But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our

Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen. 


How can we do that?


From the evidence shown, it certainly seems that when we “count it all Joy”,

we remove ourselves from being the centre of attention,

and by obeying what we are told to do, our focus becomes Christ centred.

Once again the key is obedience.

Because we are obeying a command, ‘count it all joy’, everything changes.

This is taking not only our understanding, but our entire quality of life,

to a new and much higher level, than we could ever imagine,

especially when our circumstances are very dire.


We will experience the joy of Christ in a real tangible way.

To me this is an absolutely astounding piece of understanding.

I can see how this will reduce our stress, our blood pressure,

and countless ailments.


It enables us to deal with the most severe trauma, even death.

It seems that the pain and suffering is over ridden by joy.

This seems to be a major pointer in how we can, and will operate in the future.

It needs to be clear that this is not by our own strength,

but rather by Christ as the Holy Spirit dwelling in us.

So let us “count it all Joy”.


When any difficulties come your way,


speak out the fact that you regard

this difficulty as an opportunity for great joy.


This will be priceless when we have to operate in the world

after we return from The Wedding Feast at the Throne.


Even now your entire attitude and quality of life will change.