God laughs as they plan, as the nations and their kings plot destruction against His people. He laughs at the evil men who plan to destroy the people of the Cross, who plan to reduce God’s kingdom to rubble.
God laughs from His throne, but not because their violence is funny. He laughs because no man can overthrow his own Creator. No nation can destroy the One who spoke the very earth from nothing. Like a kingdom of ants trying to defeat a pride of lions, evil men bite and sting and threaten, but to no avail.
The people of God will prevail, because God cannot lose. Because the day is coming, the day is coming so quickly, when the enthroned and holy Maker of the earth will no longer countenance violence against His people. No more will the nations and kings and terrorists of the world line up God’s people for execution and imprisonment and destruction.
From the very start, violent men and women have launched their little wars, determined to wipe out the authority and power of the One who made them, determined to exterminate anybody who dares proclaim that One God rules the cosmos.
But God laughs, and God’s laughter is only the prelude to His powerful justice.
Then He will speak to them in His wrath, and He will terrify them with fury.
“I have established my king on my mountain and no man can overthrow Him. You kings and wicked nations, heed My warning. You kings and wicked nations, bow before my Son. Bend like a reed, or you’ll break like a vase.”
God laughs, but the day approaches when His laughing will cease and His judgment will begin.
God’s people have no need to resort to violence. Instead they bathe their brothers and sisters in prayer, knowing that the King of the Earth is their One Protector. They know how He will vindicate the persecuted and put a stop to all those who seek their destruction. The day approaches fast, the day approaches so fast, when God will destroy rebellion forever and set up His kingdom, a kingdom that will never fail.
The holy mountain of God will shine with the glory of the One who died and rose again. No more will the innocent be threatened by death. Death will be dead forever. Violent plans will no longer succeed. The kingdoms of the earth, the plotters and schemers who think they can wipe out what God has built, they will all pass away.
The people who stand in the glory of Christ’s resurrection will live forever, basking in His glory and mercy and love. And the dead in Christ will rise, never again to die. Never again will wicked men of violence come anywhere near God’s people.
God laughs because His plans will prevail. He never worries, because He always wins.
And yet God waits for even violent men to turn and find His mercy. He knows that grace is stronger than violence, and love is stronger than fear. He knows that no kingdom of man can ever prevail against His power and love, against the powerful love of God.
All who stand against Him are destined to fall. All who fall before Him are destined to stand. And those who stand in Him will laugh for joy when they see His perfect plan unfold.
A plan for no more fear. A plan for no more death. A plan of life that never ends for the people who bear His name.
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