Why is it when a woman walks in the church half naked she is often called Jezebel? Why are we lead to believe she was JUST a sex symbol of the past? Jezebel was a woman who worshipped a pagan fertility god Baal, thought to many to control rain and harvest.
Lets look at some of her ways. Jezebel was a religious woman who spread idolatry throughout Israel. She was a woman of great arrogance, cunning and known to murder. A woman determined to make people believe in a god who was not real.
After looking at it that way I think it’s fair to say we have Jezebel’s all throughout the church. And I’m not talking about the one running around half naked sleeping with every Tom, Dick and Harry. Lets talk about the Jezebel of deception.
Week after week we see bumper stickers, T shirts and vanity plates that say we love God. What god are you lifting on high? The god of too much debt? The god of The Joneses? Or the god of I want to impress folks who don’t even like me? Either way you look at it it’s all deception. Being and advertising something you don’t believe in.
Look at it this was when you drive the car plates reading, “Romans 8:28” where do you drive it to? Kind of hard pulling into the club with Jesus plates. I had vanity plates and would hate for my mother to drive my car to the place she shot darts at. I never wanted people to see my car there.
Your actions in your WWJD T shirt, do they make God proud? That middle finger you flipped when the slow driver pulled in front of you. Would God have flipped the bird?
What if your bumper sticker reads, “following me can lead you to Heaven.” You pull the car into the parking lot of a strip club? Really Heaven bound? Well with some repentance that could still happen.
Yes those examples are a little extreme but still reality. I used examples like that because we always use those sleeping around and call them Jezebel. We don’t deal with the spirit as it is. Anyone man or woman is capable of carrying this spirit inside of them. Please read on..
Men with the Jezebel the king of this next one. How often are you out having unprotected sex, the young lady gets pregnant NOW you want her to abort the baby. Murder is murder. Am I saying its always the men NOT at all some women use abortion as a form of birth control. This example was used to show both men and women have the spirit inside of them. After all you are what you sleep with.
Arrogance is at a all time high. Money seems to make some people degrade the next just to get a dollar. We step on toes, lie and backstab the next to make people believe something that’s NOT true. We have people denying the power of God acting like we in the natural hold more power than God. Not just any god but the God who rescued Daniel out of the Lions Den. The same God who rescued Jonah from the belly of a whale!
Unless you have done either one of those you have NO natural healing power. It’s what’s lives in you that allows you to be used be God. I guess we can call this the Jezebel of the pulpit.
The one going around spreading religious deception. Doing more harm than good to the kingdom. The one doing any and everything in the name of I need my bills paid. It’s time out for what we have allowed to take place in the church.
Jezebel is running the church, teaching Sunday School, speaking in tongues, giving visions not of God and laying on hands on the sick. And we wonder why we have yet to see signs, wonders and miracles going forth in the body.
What Spirit are you sitting under week after week? Are you allowing a man/woman to use people’s personal issues for his/her lack of study? Let me ask you this question if you did an awful job week after week, is your employer going to keep you? Most of you said, “No!” Then why do we allow our souls to be treated any kind of way?
Today take a look at what the Bible says those who walk in the Spirt should look like: But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge]. And those who belong to Christ Jesus (the Messiah) have crucified the flesh (the godless human nature) with its passions and appetites and desires. (Galatians 5:22-24 AMP)
Anything other than that is NOT of God. Today check your own life as well what do you have in common with Jezebel? After all the Bible tells us to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling.
I’m sure you have thinking to do just as I did when I studied Jezebel and all she carried with her. You’re never to far from God that’s He can’t deliver you!