A RIGHTEOUS REVOLUTION PART II
"Nevertheless I have these things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. "And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent." Revelation 2:20,21
Jezebel is not just another loud mouth woman in the church who dominates men and leaders, she is a full blown evil principality that controls an entire area as in the days of Elijah, who is a type and shadow of the church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the future. A principality is the territory of a prince, a demonic entity assigned to rule over a specific area of influence and dominate the people through oppression and fear!
Today the church of Jesus Christ is plagued with false prophets, immorality and idolatry and because of a lack of sound biblical doctrine and the preaching of the gospel it has been overrun with a generation of unconverted spectators, wanting to ease their guilt by attending, but not serious enough to repent and follow Jesus! The spirit of Jezebel reigns supreme and the body of Christ remains in a vegetated state of complacency in a sermon induced coma.
In order to see revival and restoration the people of God, those who are truly born again and filled with God's Holy Spirit must arise and revolt against the powers of darkness, religious tradition, doctrines of demons and the teaching of misguided and ill-advised leadership! We must start a bonfire of zeal for God's word and His will for His kingdom instead of attending some religious box once a week thinking this will appease God's wrath on an apathetic people and as the apostle Paul said, "Fight the good fight!"
Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. II Timothy 4;2-4
THE SPIRIT OF ELIJAH
Then it happened, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him, "Is that you, O troubler of Israel?" And he answered, "I have not troubled Israel, but you and your father's house have, in that you have forsaken the commandments of the Lord and have followed the Baals. I Kings 18:17,18
Israel had fallen under the spell of the evil Queen Jezebel who led them to worship devils and forsake the commandments of God! Elijah, a type and shadow of the Body of Christ of the future was called of God to confront this evil principality and her false prophets on Mt. Carmel.
Elijah had the false prophets build an altar with their sacrifice on it and call to their gods and the god who answered by fire was God! Elijah then proceeded to repair the altar of the Lord and took twelve stones, the number of God's divine government and then poured twelve water pots of water over the sacrifice and the wood as the false prophets called upon their god, but to no avail!
Then Elijah called upon the God of Israel to send fire from Heaven to turn the people back to Him and so the fire fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice, the wood, the stones and licked up the water that filled the trench around the altar, and the people fell on their faces and cried out to God, proclaiming Him to be God. Elijah then told them to seize the prophets of Baal and to execute them, thus restoring truth and divine judgment to Israel.
"Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that You are the Lord God, and that You have turned their hearts back to You again." I Kings 18:37
A RIGHTEOUS REVOLT
The church today has fallen under this same spell, filling their sanctuaries with lost spectators to pad their pockets and promote their own fleshly kingdoms without concern for lost souls, they tickle their ears and seduce them to sit in their religious boxes, totally deceived into thinking they are pleasing God when in actuality they are serving the devil! Where are the men who carry the mantle of Elijah who will tear this demonic religious system to pieces and proclaim the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to a backslidden people, held captive by false shepherds?
Church is not a place to go, it is the exact representation of the Lord Jesus Christ, filled with God's Spirit and commissioned to go into all the world and make disciples! It was never intended to be a family oriented private country club to visit once or twice a week to be entertained, but not trained and equipped to serve in the kingdom of God! The man-centered model for the modern day consumer driven, spectator oriented church on every corner is in actuality a cheap imitation of the old priesthood that Jesus did away with when He went to the cross!
Satan has resurrected a demonic religious box to hold deceived people who don't follow Jesus and don't obey the commandments of a Holy God who left us a divine design in the book of Acts and in the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ! The pastor of today has replaced the apostle who has the blueprint of the body of Christ and has been exalted to reign supreme over a brood of rebellious children blinded by false prophecy and a spirit of Jezebel! The only hope for God's people is to rise from the ashes of dead religion and repent and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit into the perfect will for His glorious church of sold-out believers!
"And behold I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the last." Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter the gates into the city. But outside are the dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie. "I Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star." Revelation 22:12-16
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin