LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF HEBREWS 11:36
:""And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment
10 KEYS ON HOW TO STAND STRONG IN THE MIDST OF CRUEL MOCKERY.
1.Your knowledge of scripture , gives you an edge over the situation . You need to know what scripture is saying concerning it . Why ? The same scriptures puts it like this in Prov 24:10 "If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.". and your knowledge of scripture is what gives you the your strenght to rise above it . Prov 24:5b "A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength."
2.Prayer - Now how does prayer come into this matter . Key - with the knowledge of scripture you have as your armour , you are able to do a good warfare with it , by reminding God of His promises concerning you . Isaiah 62:6(Amp) " you who [are His servants and by your prayers] put the Lord in remembrance [of His promises], keep not silence,". Now this is why you should , see verse 7 "And give Him no rest until He establishes Jerusalem and makes her a praise in the earth.". until He has done it . make you a praise , rolled away the reproach and turn you into a testimony . Amen.
3. I discovered , Satan loves it , when you pay him attention . No! Refuse to give him any . Key - James 4:7 (NLT)"So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."". When he sees , he is not getting any attention . he will flee. "lol"
4.your mockery is out to steal your joy . And when joy is gone , Satan brings you into his own atmosphere of depression , so he can deal with you the more . No ! Key - Maintain your stand in God's presence , by remaining joyful , so as to lock unto His pleasures . Psalm 16:11"Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore."
5.Faith - by faith ( your confidence in God) you will quench all the flaming missiles (cruel mockings) of the wicked one. Eph 6:16(Amp)" Lift up over all the [covering] shield of [saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked [one].".Key - learn to fight the good fight of faith . Is good because you will win ! Amen.
6. When you are face with a cruel mockery . peace is a very strong weapon to use . never show the enemy you are moved or pained by it . hold your peace and let 1. God fight for you . Exodus 14:14 (NLT)"The LORD himself will fight for you. Just stay calm."..2. Allow room for the good thing He is bringing to come into your life , without resistance . Job 22:21 (Amp)"Acquaint now yourself with Him [agree with God and show yourself to be conformed to His will] and be at peace; by that [you shall prosper and great] good shall come to you."
7.Always see your challenge as a test of your faith . Once you pass the test , you are ready for your next season ..promotion is at the door , take it and dump the mockery . 1 Peter 1:7:Amp)" So that [the genuineness] of your faith may be tested, [your faith] which is infinitely more precious than the perishable gold which is tested and purified by fire. [This proving of your faith is intended] to redound to [your] praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) is revealed."
8.Listen , your mockery prepares you for the blessing . if you can't stand the mockery , how will you be able to stand the blessing . When Peter saw the miracle that Jesus did , he couldn't stand it . Luke 5:8-10(Msg)"Simon Peter, when he saw it, fell to his knees before Jesus. “Master, leave. I’m a sinner and can’t handle this holiness. Leave me to myself.” When they pulled in that catch of fish, awe overwhelmed Simon and everyone with him. It was the same with James and John, Zebedee’s sons, coworkers with Simon."
9.Listen, mockery comes with fear and intimidation ,don't you ever allow it . Don't ! Satan is going to box you in , if you do and will always use it as an avenue to mock and intimidate you always with it .Key- Isaiah 41:10 (Msg)"Don’t panic. I’m with you, There’s no need to fear for I’m your God.I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you."
10.Now hear me , what do you think , you ought to be doing now ? celebrate , celebrate , celebrate!! That is how kingdom people do it . we celebrate because God is about to do something great . Amen. Roms 12:12 (NIV)"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."
PRAYER : Father the grace to celebrate it now , let it come upon me in Jesus name , Amen. Ok begin to dance and celebrate . Jeremiah 33:11
Love youuuu!!lol, Amen.