Has anyone else noticed that a primary tool of the Antichrist System is mockery?
Mockery is an action word – a verb. To mock is to treat someone with contempt or ridicule. Please note that contempt is connected to wicked, prideful people: “When the wicked comes, contempt comes also; and with dishonor comes reproach” (Proverbs 18:3 NKJV). “Do not let me be ashamed, O Lord, for I have called upon You; Let the wicked be ashamed; Let them be silent in the grave. Let the lying lips be put to silence, which speak insolent things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous” (Psalms 31:17-18 NKJV).
Please note that to despise, to disdain, to deride, to provoke scorn, willful disobedience, and open disrespect are literally the definition of the word “contempt” and “contemptuous.” Are you getting the picture?
To mock someone is to deride them in an attempt to disappoint their hopes and dreams. To mock someone is to imitate their mannerisms closely in order to mimic them, to poke fun at them, to have sport with them, or just plain old derision. To deride someone is to laugh at them contemptuously. This derision uses bitter ridicule to show scorn or contempt. Ridicule implies a deliberate and often malicious belittling. It is no coincidence that ridicule goes hand-in-hand with scornful mocking, which is often ironically expressed by someone who thinks that they are better than someone else. “By pride comes nothing but strife” (Proverbs 13:10 NKJV).
I have heard that when someone mocks another person, they are insecure. Sure. Insecurity and false humility are simply the other side of pride’s two-edged sword of haughtiness and arrogance.
I have been on the receiving end of lots of mockery and contempt over the years. Now, I actually see mockery as one of the signs of hitting the bull’s eye of our Heavenly Father’s heart and will; because the enemy seems to pull out mockery when they are attempting to shut down God’s people. If you have the fear of man instead of the fear of God, mockery will shut you down. However, I have learned as I press onward and upward toward the highest mark of God in Christ Jesus, I simply see mockery as a crucifixion tool that is an answer to my daily prayer that I be humble and teachable before the Lord. When you look with the right perspective, mockery can be a good instrument of the cross for one’s flesh where one can choose to die to all fear of man and anything not resonating at the frequency of God’s Word. You have heard the saying whatever doesn’t destroy you, make you stronger. I choose to be stronger in Him and not myself. Mockery is fuel to the refiner’s fire, which burns off things that does not keeps me humble.
Remember, we have good company when it comes to being on the receiving end of mockery, ridicule, and contempt. King David was so inundated that he dedicated an entire psalm/song to it. Notice Psalms 123:4 tells us that contempt only comes by pride: “Unto You I lift up my eyes, O You who dwell in the heavens. Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, Until He has mercy on us. Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us! For we are exceedingly filled with contempt. Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorn of those who are at ease, with the contempt of the proud” (Psalms 123:1-4 NKJV).
We all need to take our thoughts and words captive to the obedience of Christ (2 Cor 10:5). If you catch yourself making fun of someone else by mimicking them with scorn and contempt, you first have to recognize its not right before you can quit participating in these wicked ways. The enemy uses mockery to get people on his side through them siding with their carnal sensual nature.
Just keep in mind that mockers can always be recognized by their fruits of pride, sensual lust, and self-focus. They cause division and are not OF the Spirit of the Living God: “Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, ‘Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.’ These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage. But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: how they told you that THERE WOULD BE MOCKERS IN THE LAST TIME WHO WALK ACCORDING TO THEIR OWN UNGODLY LUSTS. THESE ARE SENSUAL PERSONS, WHO CAUSE DIVISIONS, NOT HAVING THE SPIRIT” (Jude 1:14-19 NKJV).
Since pride is at the root of mockery and contempt, both of their cure is choosing humility through letting the Cross of Christ have its way in you and me:
“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up: Do not speak evil of one another, brethren…” (James 4:7-11 NKJV).
“Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works…’ ” (Matthew 16:24-27 NKJV).
Give em heaven!!!
Written August 1, 2021 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source. Blessings!
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