Summary: Jesus said: My sheep know my voice, Everything depends on not just hearing his words but knowing his voice.
1Ki 18:21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
How long halt ye between two opinions?
There is no power in Neutral
Isa 28:6 For strength to them that turn the battle to the gate
Jos 10:25 for thus shall the LORD do to all your enemies against whom ye fight.
A church in park or neutral is as useless and powerless as a car without an engine.
You cannot be for Worship in spirit and truth
without being against Selfish living, spiritual idolatry
you cannot be for Humility and service without being against Pride and carelessness
You cannot be for holiness and sanctification without being against Impurity and corruption
You can’t be for The power of God, Gifts of the Spirit
without being against Sickness, poverty, disease, oppression,
You can’t be for faithfulness and committment without being against Unfaithfulness, Spiritual Adultery
Satan accomplishes his greatest work when the church falls into the sleep of indifference.
It’s not the devil who defeats the church, it’s the slumber of indifference, indecision, neutrality.
This Indifference is what produces Impotency = Powerlessness
(Power follows Passion)
*What causes an individual, or church, or organization to lose it’s passion and Power?
Answ: Loss of vision
Pro 29:18 Where there is no vision the people perish
Where does the vision come from in the church?
Answ: The prophetic
Vision = Oracle, Prophecy, Divine communication.
Jezebel knew this, In order to Lead Gods people into apostasy she first had to blind them to Gods Plans and purposes for them, In order to do this she had to get rid of the prophets of God. (Once Gods True Prophets were destroyed Israel had no Divine Vision and could be led Into Witchcraft and Idolatry).
Jezebel is the spirit of religion that despises and rebels against the vision and the authority of the prophetic ministry because It calls people to passionate commitment and obedience to the righteous commands of God.
How Does This spirit of Jezebel = Religion Destroy Gods prophets today and blind his people?
Answ: Exe 20:19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
This is How Jezebel today Destroys the prophetic voice in the church
By the attitude and mindset that disassociates the man of God and his message from the power and authority of God.
By mentally separating the Prophet from the authority of God There is produced a spirit of Individual sovereignty, This individual sovereignty then feels qualified to analyze, criticize, condemn and ignore the word of God, By doing this we religiously spiritually kill the prophets.
*Why do many people not want to recognize Gods voice and authority in his prophets?
Answ: Exe 20:19 Lest we die.
We Know that a God encounter means self has to die: Pride, Lust, Criticism, Self-righteousness, Slothfulness, Prejudice, Traditions, Stubbornness and self will, Anger, Resentment, (Religious self).