Much has been said about the world using RIDICULE to influence and manipulate those it wishes to control.
In this regard, the world’s expression, “He who laughs last, laughs best” is VERY appropriate.
Particularly for those who must traverse the end times.
At some point, the ‘falling away’ will occur. The ‘falling away’ is NOT people getting up one Sunday morning and deciding to skip church.
“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition”
The ‘falling away’ is the great rebellion against God and His Son, Jesus Christ.
During that rebellion, a great many who congregate in the churches and who insist that they “love Jesus” will be LAUGHED AT for holding such an unpopular opinion.
Say what you will about mankind: being laughed at is probably one of the most demeaning things that can happen to a man.
There are those who are fully prepared to suffer physical indignation but who are VERY sensitive to being made fun of.
Perhaps it goes back to when one was a kid and was taunted by others?
The world–gripped as it will be by the falling away (great rebellion against God and His Son, Jesus Christ)–will be doubled over with a HEARTY LAUGHTER (ridicule) of all those who are followers of Jesus.
It is at this EXACT POINT IN TIME that the world’s advice (“He who laughs last, laughs best“) is completely forgotten by those doing the laughing.
And so, God will have his vengeance on those doing the rebelling–and laughing at others who do NOT rebel.
“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.”
So, AFTER the world has had its PREMATURE laugh, God will get the LAST LAUGH.
The followers of Jesus?
Not so much: they will likely be thinking of all of the deceived souls lost to the lake of fire–and wondering why God showed MERCY to them so that they avoided that pitfall.
“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
To recap: the world will have its laugh FIRST–as it ridicules all those who do not agree with its rebellion against God–and then will be forced to watch as God and Jesus have a SECOND, more satisfying, one.
DOES the reader believe he will NOT fall prey to ridicule and being laughed at?
It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: May 23, 2022.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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