When I was a boy, I used to go out, and we'd, us boys we'd go out, and had a big old tree we used to set under, a big old beech tree. And the winds would blow; and I'd wonder, looked like that thing, so much in the top looked like it'd blow the thing over. But you know, every time wind blows on a tree, it rocks the tree, and it loosens up the roots, so that they can just dig deeper and get a better hold.
And that's the way mockery, laughing, making fun of a Christian, what it does is, persecution shakes the Christian to make him pray more, dig down, get a better hold, so he can stand the storms.
-- Brother Branham
April 22, 1962