“What does it mean that God is not mocked?”
<If you have haters, you have mockers. And until EVERYONE RESPECTS Elohim, we will receive ridicule from someone. For we must FIRST give respect to Elohim, the Father, His son, Yeshua and the Holy Spirit. R812>
To mock God is to disrespect, dishonor, or ignore Him. It is a serious offense committed by those who have no fear of God or who deny His existence. The most easily recognized form of mockery is disrespect typified by verbal insults or other acts of disdain. It is associated with ridicule, scoffing, and defiance. Mockery is a dishonoring attitude that shows low estimation, contempt, or even open hostility.
<for Webster and the others definition of mockery today is VERY limited…ALWAYS look for the way the Bible defines things.>
In the Bible mockery is a behavior and attitude shown by the fool (Psalm 74:22), the wicked (Psalm 1:1), the enemy (Psalm 74:10), the hater of knowledge (Proverbs 1:22; 13:1), the proud (Psalm 119:51; Isaiah 37:17), and the unteachable (Proverbs 15:12). A mocker goes beyond mere lack of judgment to making a conscious decision for evil. Mockers are without a spirit of obedience, teachability, discernment, wisdom, worship, or faith.
<many people today are making a CONSCIOUS decision to do something they KNOW is wrong, this is evil.>
Those who mock God will mock the people of God as well. The prophet Jeremiah “became the laughingstock of all my people” and was mocked “in song all day long” (Lamentations 3:14). Mockery of God’s prophets was commonplace (2 Chronicles 36:16). Nehemiah was mocked by his enemies (Nehemiah 2:19). Elisha was mocked by the youths of Bethel (2 Kings 2:23). And of course our Lord Jesus was mocked—by Herod and his soldiers (Luke 23:11), by the Roman soldiers (Mark 15:20; Luke 23:36), by a thief on a cross (Luke 23:39), and by the Jewish leaders who passed by the cross (Matthew 27:41).
It is easy for us as believers to point the finger at those outside the church who mock God. But the most subtle mockery of God, and the most dangerous, comes from those of us sitting in church. We are guilty of mockery when we behave with an outward show of spirituality or godliness without an inward engagement or change of heart.
<Wow! and TY Yeshua!> 😀 <for i have been having this problem for a looooong time now. I didn’t grow up with the level of mockery/haters that exist today! It puzzled me so! That i looked up mockers in the bible and started reading those verses out loud, whenever attacked with it…and it got worse! Now i understand more of why. TY Yeshua!> 😀
<FAKERS! Or as the bible says, HYPOCRISY!>
Charles G. Finney, a preacher in the 1800s, wrote about the effects of mocking God: “To mock God is to pretend to love and serve him when we do not; to act in a false manner, to be insincere and hypocritical in our professions, pretending to obey him, love, serve, and worship him, when we do not. . . . Mocking God grieves the Holy Spirit, and sears the conscience; and thus the bands of sin become stronger and stronger. The heart becomes gradually hardened by such a process.”
God warns that mockery of what is holy will be punished.
There are repercussions for ignoring God’s directives and willfully choosing sin.
<Consciously choosing something you KNOW is wrong>
Ananias and Sapphira’s deception brought about a swift and public judgment (Acts 5:1–11). Galatians 6:7 states a universal principle: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.”
God cannot be deceived (Hebrews 4:12–13).
The Bible shows us the way to live a blessed life, sometimes by the good examples of godly men and women and sometimes by the negative examples of those who choose to follow another path. Psalm 1:1–3 says, “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.”
<I am just in awe. R812 Hallelujah.>
<i realize upon collecting photos for the subject of Mockery that we have a culture of Mockery in the US, we take the gold. R812>
<and yeah! Black folks love to do the your-momma-jokes, we made an Art of Dis’>
<with all THAT in mind-we all need a prayer against the Spirit of Hypocrisy>
PRAYER FOR SALVATION:
<see the complete unmodified version of this prayer by clicking the link above>
<i am gonna have to write one Lord! for they ALL SUCK!>
Mocking spirits are easy to discern and silence when you know the truth!
<DANGER! The Bible says DO NOT rebuke a mocker! Proverbs 9:7-12>
When mockery began its assault against what God was doing in my life, I declared out loud the exact opposite.
Let me give you an example.
Once someone called me stupid for believing I could be renewed and changed. I declared; “I must be brilliant or the enemy would not use you to say that.”
Demons of Mockery Can Tag Team With Rejection
When spirits of rejection ganged up with the mocking spirits, I declared, under my breath: ”I am not rejected, I am the apple of God’s eye!”
<this is a MUCH BETTER response to mocking-remember what the Holy Spirit tells you.>
I began to think like this every time I heard or felt something that did not line up with the truth found in God’s word.
It actually got quite comical when people mocked me, I became joyous. Pretty soon the enemy gave up!
One of the people used to mock me that year actually slammed their hands on a table and stated: “I can’t get to you anymore!”
I realized that a demon was speaking through her, so I quickly said, “Good it’s time for you to move on!”
I had won that war!
You can win too when you study what God says about you. All hell will try and deceive you, but your purpose is the same today as it was the day you were born!
Speak the opposite of mockery!
Changing your thinking is a great first step. If you need help in breaking demonic assignments, that have created a pattern of negative thinking…
<Read Overcoming the Victim Spirit, join Aap-The Attitude Adjustment Program, or make your own like i did! (Check out the best version of The Attitude Adjustment Program on Romans 8:12’s Pinterest Board!>
It’s never too late to start. Your purpose is waiting for you!