PROVOCATION DEFEATED

 

 

 

“Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but provocation by a fool is heavier than both’ (PV 27:3)

To provoke it means to wound you with words, to excite your anger. Fools hate your God’s presence with you. They hate your rest and peace. They want to scatter your happiness. They hate when you ignore them. They want you to over- react, to become frustrated. In particular, they love to attack the believers. Fools desire to see you react in flesh and then regret it. They want you to backslide. When you become bitter with God and men, they feel good. When you make mistakes they rejoice for they are champions of destruction.

 

Do not excuse foolishness! Fools are not ‘innocent and mild’ sinners. When ‘the fool says in his heart that there is no God’ he denies all things pertaining to God and the Bible. They ignore and oppose the Word of God, the Kingdom of God, the servants of God, the Holy Spirit, even the very presence of God that gives them breath. The fools care nothing about cursing, slander or mocking all God’s children. They cause much harm thru their selfish, deadly words. Their main weapon is their mouth; they hurt and destroy the faith of many with their bitter words.

Do not underestimate a fool’s mouth…Do not think that a fool is funny…Do not laugh at their ‘jokes’ for you may be the next victim. Make no friends with fools! Do not marry a fool!

 

My Testimony…

Maybe you ask, dear reader, how is it that I know so much about foolishness? This is because once upon a time I was the greatest fool myself. I was an atheist until I became 32 years old. I believed in the Big Bang and Darwin’s theory. I too said in my heart and even with my lips: ‘there is no God’…I said that heaven and hell are the imaginations of men…I said that prayer is a waste of time…I said that faith is the deception of the illiterates and ‘religion, the opium of the masses’…I mocked the faith of the Christians and ignored their efforts’ to save’ me…I was a confirmed atheist, as many of my people in Romania, where I was born…These lies were injected into my mind since I was a child… Unbelief was my religion and doubt, my philosophy…

Until the day I became born again…that holy moment when mercy was poured on my head (I can’t think of it and not weep…)… when the true and real grace of God was manifested to my wretched soul…I gave my life to Jesus Christ…I died to sin and to the world… I now no longer live; it is Christ living in me… Christ became my wisdom, foolishness was removed; faith came in, peace and joy followed…O, blessed salvation human words cannot describe…Since then abiding fruits followed to the glory of God!

 

’Amazing Grace, how sweet thy sound, that saved a wretch like me…I once was lost, but now I am found, was blind, but now I see…’

Lord Jesus, I am forever grateful! To You alone be all the glory! I worship You at Your throne…”

 

In Christ I declare:

It is my greatest privilege and honor to openly confess that I am a child of God!

I am sure of my eternal salvation! No fool can provoke me enough to deny it!

Jesus Christ is my Savior and my Lord!

In Jesus name

Amen!

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