Summary: Exposing two spirits that work against the church… the spirit of Lucifer & the spirit of Jezebel. I credit Dick Bernal for this 2nd part to the Jezebel series.
The Spirits of Lucifer & Jezebel
Two great weapons we have against the enemy is spirit of discernment & revelation from God
Therefore we can expose the enemy & destroy his works
This is not one of those fun sermons to preach but I believe God is calling me to fortify our walls
I want to expose two spirits that work against the church… the spirit of Lucifer & the spirit of Jezebel
Theses spirits work in men (Lucifer) and women (Jezebel) to divide and destroy the churches of God
The point of this teaching is to equip us to identify and deal with these spirits (whether we see them come in or even find them working in our own lives to one degree or another)
We have been fortunate to have very little of this kind of activity in this church
THE SPIRIT OF LUCIFER
This spirit typically attaches itself to men
To understand the spirit of Lucifer, we need to look at it’s origin
How could such a gifted and trusted associate cause the first church split and take a third of the congregation?
Lucifer in Hebrew means light bearer or son of the morning
…"You were the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. 13 You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The sardius, topaz, and diamond, Beryl, onyx, and jasper, Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created.
Notice his description; Seal of perfection, Wise, Beautiful
Covering of precious stones
Gifted for worship on the day he was created
Who wouldn’t hire this guy?
He was perfect for the church; wise, good-looking, charming, can administrate, teach, lead worship
14 "You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.
He had a great anointing and authority
He had great favor with God
He had close proximity
15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you.
Again we see that he was created, he didn’t just arrive on the scene under his own power
He was authority from the Big Pastor Himself (God)
But pride entered in… this is where this spirit starts
**ILL** I am reminded of a story told by a pastor who took in a man who didn’t have a home or car of his own
He did have obvious gifts, talent and zeal
The pastor created a position for him of staff
Gave him a good salary and enough up front to buy a car
Yet pride got to him, like Lucifer he became ungrateful and bored with his role
This pastor asked. “why is that the ones you love and give to the most are the one who turn the quickest?”
16 "By the abundance of your trading You became filled with violence within, And you sinned; Therefore I cast you as a profane thing Out of the mountain of God; And I destroyed you, O covering cherub, From the midst of the fiery stones.