By: Stacy Swimp
The Word of God makes it clear as to how we can identify what it calls “Mockers” and, furthermore, gives us definitive instructions as to how we ought to deal with the mocking spirits.
What is a ‘mocker”? The mocker is a false teacher. One who tries to teach against the Word of Truth. The mocker, especially, seeks to turn God’s people away from the Lord.
The Word says that “mockers” shall come in unaware and speak evil against Christ and the Word of God.
The mocker publicly scorns, rails against, imitates with ridicule, and comes against God’s Word and all who would stand firm upon God’s Word.
We see mocking spirits in society, without restraint, pushing for marriage redefinition. Mockers say that God’s people, in standing firm upon God’s definition of marriage, are “gay bashers” .
Mockers say they have peace with God in their assault on God’s Word and God’s people, but they do not, in fact, have peace with either God or man.
We also see mocking spirit champion the abortion of unborn children. President Obama said that abortion advocates are “doing God’s Work”. The mocker says that murdering unborn life which God creates is an act of compassion.
Is there any greater example of mocking God?
Mockers today are very influential in society. They are CEOs of companies, politicians, and even pastors and ministers.
They attempt to discredit God’s Word and God’s people, repeating what the Word says and what God’s people say, with the intent to belittle, mock, ridicule and cause man and women to turn away from God’s truth.
Mockers tend to be rather childish. They will “make sport” out of their public ridicule of God’s Word and God’s people.
Mockers do not understand spiritual matters. They have no knowledge of Jesus Christ. They have only carnal or worldly knowledge. They are blinded by the god of this world (II Corinthians 4:4)
Every word that comes of their mouths is idle. The mocker will indeed have to face the Almighty God in time.
Meanwhile, it is important that we, born again believers and the remnant of God, understand our role in dealing with the mocking spirit.
The person who has succumbed to the mocking spirit is reprobate. That means this person has been completely rejected by God and is in complete and utter darkness spiritually.
You cannot reason with and should never attempt to debate with the mocker. Their mind, soul and spirit is outside of the reach of our intellectual reasoning.
The following are the instructions God gave us in dealing the mocker in Jude:
1. Do not rail against them
2. Do not attempt to correct them. That is not possible per the Word of God
3. Pray for them, that they are born again or, in many cases, restored to the Word of Truth, that they might not be condemned eternally
4. Do not allow the mocker to distract you from what God has called you to do. Give them no place in your lives whatsoever
5. Give Praise to God day and night through all the public ridicule and false accusations the mocker is certain to hurl against both God’s Word and against God’s people (you)
If we will follow God’s instructions in identifying and dealing with the mocker, the Lord has promised us that He will indeed bring us the victory, for the battle is truly not ours anyway. It is the Lord’s.
“Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, To God our Savior, Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, Both now and forever. Amen- Jude 1:24, 25
May you blessed by the Word of Truth and most of all, may you be enlightened and ever more empowered for the spiritual battle ahead! God bless you, Saints!