Summary: In this message we must understand that we are in a Spiritual Warfare that is trying to destroy the House of God. And in this spiritual fight we have to use the gift of discernment. There are 3 questions in this message that need to addressed.
What Is Your Spirit?
Defeating the Spirit of Jezebel
Church let me ask a few questions this morning. Do you remember your first love? Do you remember how our mind was always on that special one? Do you remember how you could not sleep without saying goodnight my love? Do you remember how your spirit was overjoyed with excitement and anticipation of being in the presence of that special one? Understand that true love asks for nothing it’s acceptance comes straight from the depths of one’s heart. You cannot put a price on Love, you cannot have the option to buy on a payment plan with Love, and you cannot put on layaway. So, let us look at this word today in the scripture it begins with when the angel I know your works, love, patience, and above all your works have we as a church in the 21st century forgotten our first true Love. Has the church been hypnotized with false love and allowing idol things within this world to become our first love. Now get this, the catch is, we have allowed the JEZEBEL SPIRIT to run the church. Today’s churches have been become so corrupt with Domination, Intimidation, Elimination, Manipulation, Interrogation, Fornication, Idolatry, Adultery, and Inconsiderate of the Lord Our God Almighty. It has simply become A Ball of Confusion in the HOUSE OF GOD which directs us to the points in this message:
1. What is the Jezebel Spirit?
2. Rebuking the Jezebel Spirit?
3. What is your Spirit?
First in this message today the objective is to present the church with the Spiritual Warfare that is taking place in the Body of Christ. For Jesus, our Lord dictated to the seven churches that operated throughout Asia Minor warning of the problems and pitfalls in their faith which affected their growth in their Faith. These letters imply today for we live in a time where being accountable for our minds, body, souls and spirits is swept under the rug. Let me ask the question What is your Spirit? Don’t answer right away until you hear the message today. See we all must evaluate our spiritual health for it is important in our relationship with Jesus Christ.
To begin with the first point What is the Jezebel Spirit. We must understand it is not just one spirit like Satan it is a type of evil spirit in Satan’s kingdom. Let me clarify that there is one Satan whose goal is to kill, steal and destroy anything that is good. In 1 Kings 21:25-26 But there was no one like Ahab who sold himself to do wickedness in the sight of the Lord, because Jezebel his wife stirred him up. And he behaved very abominably in following idols, according to all that the Amorites had done, whom the Lord had cast out before the children of Israel. Jezebel caused chaos among the people of Israel and in the church of Thyatira the Jezebel Spirit took over the church. Now let us look at the 21st century and the Jezebel Spirit which is still lurking throughout the church. Think about my questions What is Your Spirit? The important fact about Jezebel is she proclaimed to be a prophetess yet she created so many sins against our Heavenly Father. Let me make this point perfectly clear there is a Jezebel Spirit in every church that is creating havoc. Keep in mind that this spirit is not gender based it is genderless. Jesus was upset with the Church of Thyatira because they allowed false prophets to walk into the church and have their way creating the act of impurities against our God. Just as the same today there is a Ball of Confusion taking place currently in the churches all over the world. As stated in the beginning there are spirits like domination, manipulation, fornication, hesitation, adultery, idolatry instigation and intimidation that are taking place in the church houses today.
The Jezebel Spirit is the “Master Spirit” for it is full of cunning and high intelligence than any other demonic spirit. To make this plain and simple this spirit is one of Satan high ranking spirit which makes it dangerous and deadly in the church. See, how this spirit operates is basically the same way every time it moves in on someone and takes over. But after a certain length of time it keeps playing the same types of games then moves from one person to another. Using its level of intelligence this spirit can play more than one type of game in the church to attempt to destroy the church. In Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge I also will reject you from being priest of me; because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. See with the Jezebel spirit we reject our God. See my brothers and sisters we must rebuke such spirits from in within our souls. For nothing can be hidden from the Lord for he knows the core of our hearts.