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Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rules 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.
(Psalm 2:1-4)
The Good News Translation of verse four says: “From His throne in heaven the Lord laughs and mocks their feeble plans.”

Psalm 2 is a picture of God’s great plan of redemption. It shows that no evil imagination of Satan to destroy humanity through the demonic manipulation of kings and rulers of nations will ever work. The thief has come to steal, kill and destroy people, but actually he is coming against God.

Remember how Satan worked through kings to kill all the baby boys when both Moses and Jesus were in infants? I can imagine God sitting in the Heavens and laughing at that failed plan.

Psalms 2:1-4 also has reference to Revelation 11:18 and Revelation 19:15. These verses refer to the culmination of God’s plan of redemption and how He will take care of business in end times.

Every victory you win in your life is hinged to the great plan of redemption that continues to unfold until Satan is bound. Ephesians 3:10 says, “…now unto principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God.”

Your laughing and rejoicing is a sign to the unseen in Heaven and hell, that what God has planned will all come to pass.
The Holy Spirit will prompt you at times, to laugh in derision at the enemy’s plans to steal, kill or destroy you. In Christ, you share in His victory procession, “Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Chirst, and maketh manifest the savour of His knowledge by us in every place.”
(2 Cor. 2:14)
Your laugh of triumph is sweet smell of victory to Christians and at the same time, defeat to the enemy!

God Got the Last Laugh
Jesus was betrayed by Judas, abandoned by His friends, beaten and sentenced to death by the Jewish religious and Roman government authorities of that day. Mark 15:1 says the whole council of Jewish scribes, elders, and chief priests held a meeting and decided to destroy Him.

What they did fit into the plan spoken by prophets by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit many years before. God got the last laugh when He raised Jesus for the dead! In fact, Paul said that if the princes of this world would have known what was happening when Jesus was crucified, they would of have never crucified the Lord of Glory. (1 Cor. 2:8)

Enforce Your Authority
When you release your authority as a believer, declaring the Word and laughing in derision at your trouble, you are sharing in the victorious power of God over every foe!

Acts 4:24-30 is the prayer the church prayed after being persecuted by the Jews for preaching. They quoted Psalm 2 in reference to their trouble that day in prayer. Then they began to praise and magnify God, thankful to be counted worthy to suffer persecution.

Jesus had taught them to rejoice when they were persecuted and here was a good opportunity. When they rejoiced, God showed up, shook the place and supplied all their needs! God got the last laugh that day.

Laughing at your enemies such as sickness, poverty, and fear is one way to enforce the authority Jesus gave you. Your enemies are His enemies and you are to tread on serpents, scorpions, and all the power of the enemy (Luke 10:19, Psalms 110:1).

His (Christ’s) victory is still unfolding. God is the great Judge of all, Who through Christ’s work on the cross, has destroyed principalities and powers and made a show of them openly (Col. 2:15).

Romans 16:20 says, “And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly…” There is a constant unfolding of the victory won at the cross. When you put the enemy under your feet by laughing in derision you are overcoming.

Every battle you win is part of the great plan of redemption that will ultimately see every knee bow and every tongue cofess that Jesus is Lord (Phil. 2:10-11).

From Heavens perspective, there is complete victory! That victory is big enough to cover your situation! Nothing can compare to the triumph of Christ! In view of these facts, we who have been raised to sit with Him in heavenly places, can laugh with Him out of deep respect for His great wisdom and power.

Laughing at your enemies such as sickness, poverty, and fear is one way to enforce the authority Jesus gave you!

I tell people that if Almighty God is laughing, you should laugh out of respect, even if you don’t understand the joke.

If you were with the president of the United States and he hold a joke and was laughing, you would laugh with him even if you didn’t understand the joke. How much more should we laugh when God is laughing?

He sees the big picture and knows the end form the beginning. He is the God who knows the end from the beginning. He is the God who never says, “uh-oh!” He is never surprised by our situation. He always sees ahead and makes provision for us. Ha, ha, ha! All things work together for good! Glory to God!

Source: The Secret Power of Joy by Mark Hankins
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House

Author Biography

Mark Hankins
Web site: Mark Hankins Ministries
Mark and Trina Hankins travel nationally and internationally preaching the Word of God with the power of the Holy Spirit. The vision of MHM is to take the spirit of faith, the message of who the believer is in Christ, and the work of the Holy Spirit to every generation and to every nation. Mark and Trina Hankins have been in full-time ministry for over thirty five years. Through church services, leadership conferences, mission trips, publications, radio, television, Bible schools, and the internet, MHM is reaching the world with the Word of God. Mark is known widely for his unique anointing to minister on the subjects of faith and the believer’s identification in Christ.

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