Our Focal Scripture makes mention of Herod who was king of Judaea (Judah). This was the Herod who ordered that little children who were two years and below be murdered because he wanted to kill Jesus. Herod was a joy killer; he was one who interrupted the laughter of families who had been blessed with the fruit of the womb; he was one who exchanged joy for pain; he was one who stopped laughter abruptly.
Friend, hear me as I hear the Lord: your laughter will not be cut short; your increase will not stop on the way; your good news will not be cut short while it is still on the way; your progress will not be terminated prematurely; your joy will not end prematurely; your blessings will not be exchanged with pain; your laughter will not be exchanged with tears of pain and shame; your increase will not be exchanged with retrogression.
Any killer of joy in your destiny, I decree, the judgement of God upon them. Let the Lord arise and judge every wicked man who has come to steal your joy; let the judgement of God arise against every satanic priest who wants your good news to be cut short; let the judgement of God arise against every exchanger of your good news; let the judgement of God arise against every man who wants to make you cry tears of regret.
Herod did not just kill one child; he killed many children in a bid to get at Jesus. He was a messenger of widespread pain and tears. Every messenger of widespread pain and tears, I decree divine judgement upon them. You will not be a victim of collective pain; you will not be caught up in collective disaster; you will not be a victim of another man’s wickedness.
If you have embraced Jesus, then you are connected to that same power that raised Him from the dead; and if that power lives in you, you joy will not be killed.