LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF LUKE 8:52-53
" And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead. And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise."
10 SECRETS BEHIND YOUR MOCKERY OR SHAME
1. if they don't laugh at you now , how can God make you? Even Jesus our Master was laughed to scorn (painful laughter ).but God turned that laughter into His testimony . Luke 21:13 says "And it shall turn to you for a testimony ". Amen.
2.If they don't laugh at you , how can God "celebrate" you ? What story will you have to share ? I remember years ago when I use to "trek" some distance to church every sunday , how my friends will drive pass in their cars, pretending not to see me. lol, wow.. thank God I passed the test .! glory to God. Amen. John 16:22 "And ye now therefore have sorrow : but I will see you again ,and your heart shall rejoice , and your joy no man taketh from you ."
3.Your testimony is hidden inside their laughter; so if you desire to see it , you have to be determined ,resolute, steadfast and keep your focus like Jesus did. Jesus was never moved by his mockers because He saw the joy ahead of Him . Don't be moved by it .Amen. Scripture says in the book of 1 Cor 15:58 " Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." Pay day is coming .God is not a task master! Amen.
4.When God wants to perform a great miracle in your life , he allows your enemies to go ahead of you first , while He prepares you behind the scenes for a major "breakthrough" in that area of your shame, everyone thought , it wasn't going to happen. Scripture says "But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first." Matt 19:30. I drop you a hint . Have you seen the new luxury jets yet ? or a diamond coin that is worth not trillions of dollars but Zillions. It might sound crazy to you . But is it hard for God ? lol .hmm Jer 32:27 ? "Behold , I am the Lord , the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me ?"
5.It was after they mocked Jesus , the miracle took place , not before. Key , don't doubt , don't be discouraged because of your shame , but rather take advantage of your shame and become heavily pregnant with your miracle. be expectant. NB: verse 56 of the same chapter "And her parents were astonished". Men willbe astonished at you very soon , when you share your testimony in the name of Jesus ,Amen. so , " you don't ve a womb " "you ve sold your house" " you re broke" " you don't ve a husband/wife " "you can't make it" are all signs your miracle is about to happen !Amen. Don't give up!.1 Peter 4:12,13 (Msg)"12-13 Friends, when life gets really difficult, don’t jump to the conclusion that God isn’t on the job. Instead, be glad that you are in the very thick of what Christ experienced. This is a spiritual refining process, with glory just around the corner."
6.When they mock you is a sign God is already working behind the scenes to give you your testimony .Isaiah 45:15 (Msg)"Clearly, you are a God who works behind the scenes, God of Israel, Savior God."
7.key into this - your mockery has a way of drawing you closer to God . Why? If people could help you , why would they mock you ? .Is only God that can , Amen. Psalm 50:15(Msg)"And call for help when you’re in trouble— I’ll help you, and you’ll honor me.”
8.If you have not passed the test of your mockery , how can you pass the test of your blessings.If you are not humble with the little ones He has done for you , how will you be humbled with the big ones He will make happen in your life ? Luke 16:10(NLT)"“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities. "
9.Your mockery has a way of boosting your prayer life. here is the key - if you can pray "very important " you can make heaven on earth to happen in your life . see this verse of scripture James 5:16(Amp)"The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power]." That is what your shame/mockery can do to your prayer life because you want a change . Amen.
10.The area of your shame ,mockery is where God has choosen to bless you . How do I know this truth . Zep 3:19 says it "Behold, at that time I am going to deal With all your oppressors; I will save the lame and gather the scattered, And I will turn their shame into praise and renown In every land [where they have suffered]."
Prayer : Father turn my shame into testimonies in the name of Jesus ,Amen.
you are blessed!
YOUR SHAME IS ONLY FOR A SEASON ; GOD IS ABOUT TO PROVE THEM WRONG !AMEN.
I PRAY FOR YOU ; BEFORE THIS YEAR IS OVER IN THE NAME OF JESUS , YOU WILL SHARE YOUR TESTIMONY TO THE GLORY OF GOD IN JESUS NAME, AMEN.