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.
17 "Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, That they might gaze at you.
18 "You defiled your sanctuaries By the multitude of your iniquities, By the iniquity of your trading; Therefore I brought fire from your midst; It devoured you, And I turned you to ashes upon the earth In the sight of all who saw you. 19 All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you; You have become a horror, And shall be no more forever." ’ "
After pride entered and iniquity was found in Lucifer we see the “abundance of his trading” (trafficking)
Vs. 16 Violence, Profanity & Destruction
Vs. 17 Pride & Corruption
Vs. 18 Defilement & Multitude of Sin
Vs 19 Eternal Horrors
Lucifer’s fall was caused from his dissatisfaction with his anointing and calling on his life
He was dissastisfied with his role
He wanted more than his portion
Was he jealous of man?
What was man going to do that he couldn’t do?
His ego was hurt because someone else was going to be close to the “Big Pastor?”
Lucifer perceived injury - based on assumption or opinion, not fact
**ILL** Dick Bernal was walking through the church with a guest minister and a woman in the church said hi