Summary: JESUS, GOD THE SON, IS OFTEN REFERRED TO IN SCRIPTURE AS A MAN OF SORROW, ACQUAINTED WITH GRIEF** YET GOD SAYS IN OUR TEXT; HE WILL LAUGH AT THE CALAMITY OF THOSE WHO CHOOSE TO BE THE ENEMY OF GOD AND REBEL AGAINST HIS WORD AND HIS WILL.
WHEN GOD LAUGHS
TEXT: PSALM 37: VS. 10--13
INTRODUCTION: JESUS, GOD THE SON, IS OFTEN REFERRED TO IN SCRIPTURE AS A MAN OF SORROW, ACQUAINTED WITH GRIEF** YET GOD SAYS IN OUR TEXT; HE WILL LAUGH AT THE CALAMITY OF THOSE WHO CHOOSE TO BE THE ENEMY OF GOD AND REBEL AGAINST HIS WORD AND HIS WILL.
THE HEATHEN IS LAUGHING TODAY LIKE NEVER BEFORE. TO THE MAD LOST SINFUL WORLD, THE CHURCH AND ALL OF IT’S ACTIVITY IS NO MORE THAN A JOKE**
1PT. 5:8 SATAN IS A ROARING LION, SEEKING TO DEVOUR THE SOUL OF MANKIND.
SATAN AND ALL OF HIS FOLLOWERS ARE HAVING A “HEY-DAY“, LAUGHING, AND MAKING A MOCKERY OF GOD’S CHURCH, BUT THE WORD OF GOD ASSURES US THAT ONE DAY SOON* THEIR LAUGHTER WILL BE TURNED TO WEEPING, THEIR MOCKERY WILL BE TURNED TO MEEKNESS OF SORROW AND GOD WILL LAUGH AT THEIR CALAMITY.
OLD SAYING: “I’D RATHER LAUGH WITH THE SINNERS THAN CRY WITH THE SAINTS, BUT ONE DAY (TOO LATE) EVERY KNEE WILL BEND AND EVERY MOUTH WILL CONFESS THAT JESUS IS LORD; AND THERE WILL BE CRYING AMONG THOSE FOREVER LOST AND FOREVER SENTENCED TO THE PITTS OF HELL , NOT ONLY WEEPING AND WAILING BUT GNASHING OF TEETH AND ETERNAL TORMENT IN THE LAKE OF FIRE. YES! THE VERY ONE THEY LAUGHED AND SCORNED AT AND REFUSED TO BELIEVE EXISTED.
MANKIND TODAY SEEMS TO THINK HE IS IN CONTROL OF EVERYTHING ON EARTH. HE HAS THE SAME “I WILL” ATTITUDE THAT SATAN HAD IN ISAIAH CH. 14
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
GOD HAS A SCORE TO SETTLE WITH SATAN AND EVERY ONE THAT HAS CHOSEN TO FOLLOW SATAN. IT WILL BE GOD’S TIME TO LAUGH
I. NOTICE THE ACCOUNT OF GOD’S REDEMPTION (DEEP)
Rev 5: 1-5
And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
WHAT IS THIS BOOK AND WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THE SEALS?***
(1) IT IS THE TITLE DEED OF THE WORLD
JESUS IS THE ONLY ONE WORTHY TO OPEN THE BOOK AND REVEAL THE SEALS.
(2) IT DEALS WITH A WIFE, A SLAVE AND THE LAND, IN REDEMPTIVE TERMS.
(A) THE WIFE. (N.T. CHURCH) THE BRIDE OF CHRIST, REDEEMED BY HIS BLOOD. ACTS 20:28: CHRIST REDEEMED US BU HIS OWN BLOOD
1 COR. 7:12: YOU ARE BOUGHT WITH A PRICE.>> BLOOD OF JESUS.
(B) THE WIFE, BOUGHT BY THE RIGHTFUL OWNER (CHRIST)
( C) THE WIFE,
IS NOW REDEEMED AND WAITING FOR THE BRIDEGROOM.