Summary: It gives me a lot of concern when those who are actually God’s enemies join others to sing the popular song, which says, “Let God arise and His enemies be scattered.” It is foolishness for those who are qualified as the enemies of God to be singing that s
Beloved, this week, we shall be looking at a message entitled, “The last laugh”. We shall start by looking at Psalm 2:1-5. It says, “Why do the heathen rage and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed saying. Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure”. Verse 9: “Thou shall break them with a rod of iron, thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”
God laughs at His enemies and He laughs them to scorn. The first question is this:
WHO ARE THE ENEMIES OF GOD?
1. All those who oppose the gospel and all the lovers of the world are the enemies of God. The bible says in 1 John 3:15, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the father is not in him.” And James 4; 4 says, “. know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God”.
So, those who are comfortable with the world system and the way it operates, are God’s enemies.
It gives me a lot of concern when those who are actually God’s enemies join others to sing the popular song, which says, “Let God arise and His enemies be scattered.” It is foolishness for those who are qualified as the enemies of God to be singing that song.
2. All those who hate the truth. Some people will prefer to believe lies to believing the truth. Once you prefer lies to the truth, the Bible says you are an enemy of God.
3. All those who are not born again. As far as God is concerned, the spirit of the power of the air controls all unbelievers. No matter how nice they are, no matter how educated, beautiful or handsome they are, as far as they are not born again, they are enemies of God.
4. All those who attack God’s children. Apostle Paul before his conversion was attacking the children of God. But while he was on his way to deal severely with the apostles, there was a blinding flash of light and then the voice sounded, “Saul, Saul, why persecutes thou me? It is a hard thing for thee to kick against thorns.” And Paul said, “Who art thou Lord?” He was persecuting the body of Christ on earth, and Jesus made him to understand that it was He the Lord he was persecuting. All those who are fighting the children of God in one way or the other, constitute themselves as enemies of God. The Bible says the Lord shall laugh them to scorn. The Lord sees them as jokers.
Psalm 37:12 says, “The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth. The Lord shall laugh at him; for he seeth that this day is coming.”
When you look through the word of God from the beginning to the end, you will discover that all those who wanted to serve God from the bottom of their hearts were always subjects of hatred. Enemies in the Bible sometimes had to resolve their differences because they wanted to fight against a child of God. It is still happening now. But the Bible says they imagine a vain thing. Some stubbornly fight on even when they are losing.
WHAT WILL GOD DO?
The Bible says, “He shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.” People like Pharaoh and Haman in the Bible understood that message very well when they fought against the children of God.
As a child of God, when God is asking you to change, you better do so unless you want to belong to the group of people who He laughs at. I don’t want you to belong to that category at all. Proverbs 1:24 says, “Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded.” For example, if God asks you to stop drinking, or smoking, or going around with strange women, or moving about like a ghost at night and you refuse, or He says, “Come” and you say you are not interested, verses 25-26 say, “But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof; I also will laugh at your calamity: I will mock when your fear cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.”