Summary: it don't mater how good you think you are.
Still a castaway
Scripture; 2Kings9:1-37, 10:1-31
The prophet Elisha sent one of his young prophets to anoint Jehu as king and to give him instruction on how to obtain this position.
Jehu had a calling on his life to fulfill the prophecy that Elijah spoke. (And it was time)
God works in his own time. (1Kings21:17-29)
Jehu was told to destroy (kill, remove, teardown) the one he served and his dissidence and their idols. Talk about a call to ministry!!
If God has called you to do a work he will make you successful and strong enough to do it. If you take it seriously.
Jehu rode hard into battle. Two kings were defeated. He went to were Jezebel was she had prepared for him. Sin is always ready for you and will paint itself so you don’t see the truth.
There are often people in the background that believe they just need some encouragement or direction.
Who’s on my side? The eunuchs looked out. Action looked not spoke, looked! Throw her down. We must Throw down what we serve to serve another.
Jehu sent to Samaria telling them there king was dead choose another because I’m on my way to defeat you also. The enemy is going to fear more if you have some victories. They picked Jehu
Jehu went to Samaria to establish his rein. Then declared a assemble of Baal. All who wash-up Baal must appear or die. They (the Baal worshipers) were all given a garment to identify them
Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
Then Jehu ordered the death of all Baal worshipers all the images of Baal destroyed and the house of Baal destroyed. Baal was destroyed out of Israel.
God was pleased with Jehu for doing the works that he did. But Jehu never turned to God
But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.