In our Focal Scripture, the widow of one of the sons of the prophets told Elisha about how her husband feared the Lord, and how that creditors had come to take his sons into bondage. It seemed that after fearing and serving the Lord, all that the late son of the prophet got in return was impending bondage for his sons. He left behind a situation that mocked his relationship with God. His fear of God had negative results.
Friend, hear me as I hear the Lord: your fear of God will not yield negative results. You will not be counted amongst those who served the Lord, yet left their families in bondage. You will not be counted amongst those who had a walk with God, yet nothing worked for them. You will not be counted amongst those who feared the Lord, yet failed to make it in life. You will not face situations that will mock your walk with God.
The story of that son of the prophet moved from the tale of a man who nearly became a major prophet to the tale of a man whose sons were to become slaves. The trajectory of the man’s life moved from positive to negative. Hear me as I hear the Lord: the trajectory of your life will not move from positive to negative. You will not move from good news to bad news. You will not move from the front to the back.
If Jesus has redeemed you, then you were redeemed to a life that will move from glory to glory. You were not redeemed so that you can lose your glory. You were not redeemed to lose your reward. You were not redeemed so that the enemy will have grounds to mock you. You were not redeemed so that you can be an example of how it does not pay to serve the Lord. You were not redeemed so that the gates of hell will prevail.
The season of being mocked by the enemy, is over. Henceforth, your life will not mock your commitment to God.