THE MESSAGE NOW
Vol. 4, No. 40 – Monday, 14th October, 2019
THE ORIGINAL MOCKERS OF GOD
The account contained in verses 1-15 of today’s text is a common account to students of the Bible. Indeed, the preceding chapter from which today’s text is a build-up is equally a common account to Christians.
What is not common is the uncommonality of the mysteries therein contained and the lessons derived therefrom. If only men count the eventual consequences of their action before their involvement, perhaps they would have given audience to a second thought.
As I have argued somewhere in literature ‘there is no better intelligence than hindsight intelligence’. The problem with the laurels of hindsight intelligence is that it is always fraught with pains, regrets and “Had I known”.
So, if only king David thought about the reality of the fact that to every cause there will always be an effect and that to every action or reaction there will be a consequence and that to every positive or negative step there would always eventualize a certain result of some kind, then he would have been more careful.
Leaving all these aside, there is a deep mystery worthy of close examination from our text. Notice that verse 14 of today’s Scripture states: ‘however, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, the child also who is born to thee shall surely die’.
Hmmm! For the sin of king David, the life of an innocent child was taken. But why? Because king David activated mockery against God. How? The first question in unraveling this mystery contained in verse 14 is the question who are the enemies being referred to in this verse.
Understand that all that king David did including sending letter through Uriah, the death of Uriah, the sexual sin with Bathsheba, the pregnancy of Bathsheba and in fact making Uriah’s wife, Bathsheba to become his own wife after Uriah’s death were all done with some guile, deceit and cover-up.
So then, humanly speaking, we cannot but conclude that no enemy knew about it. Who then are the enemies of the Lord being referred to in verse 14. The enemies under reference are Satan, demons, wicked spirits and fallen angels. For every sin that a man commits these forces are immediately aware. And one of the early things they do is to go before God and make a mockery of God about what that child of God has done.
This is an aspect of satanic activity triggered by man’s action which man often forgets to deal with. Oftentimes, man, especially Christians only remember that dark forces go before God to raise accusations. But how many know that for their actions God too is being mocked and accused?
Are you a child of God who causes shame and mockery to God? Do you think you will go scotfree? Each time man commits sins, these forces stir, laugh and scorn the Almighty. They reopen the wounds of Christ on the cross of Calvary afresh.
Think about it! Do demons respect you sir? Can God recommend and commend you as He did to Job? What defines your life when you are left alone in the secret or in the closet of your heart?
When you read messages of this kind, do you agitate and say that message is nothing else but judgmental? Will a message of this kind make you to be more watchful? Will it stir you into serious prayer for holiness?
In the final equation, a fundamental principle of the law of agency states that ‘qui facit per alium facit per se (he who acts by another acts by himself). The Christians who lives in sin is the one who hands over the authority and ensuing right flowing from that authority to the enemies of God to make a mockery of God. So then, such Christian is the one who is mocking God originally and indirectly.
IN THE END, ARE YOU A CHILD OF GOD?THEN I THANK GOD GREATLY FOR YOU. IF YOU ARE NOT YET SAVED, THEN REPENT TODAY AND FORSAKE DARKNESS AND SIN OF EVERY KIND. KNOW THAT THERE WILL BE NO NEGOTIATIONS AFTER DEATH.
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Question: How many daughters had Job after his tribulations?
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Backslidden – living in sin – needing fresh recommitment (say):
Christ Jesus, You are the Anointed One of the Most High. I come to you today as I am. In your mercy, help me out of my situation. Heal my soul, my spirit, my body, my life and my destiny. I acknowledge you as the only true lover of my soul. Please, deliver me on every side and save me through and through. I promise from the depth of my soul to be yours from henceforth, in Jesus name. Help me now O God. Be my Lord, my Saviour and my all in all from this day. Thank you Lord (read Ps.54 in closing and pray more).
HYMN: Yield Not To Temptation
1. Repent of every known sin and promise the Father a life of purity without sin from henceforth.
2.O you polluters, depart from me and return no more.
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