God Will Kill

Laying some ground work again so here goes. Political Correctness is having a government regulate what you say and how you say it, look it up in a good dictionary.  Elijah was a man of God and he was not politically correct.

Actually, Elijah lived at a time when one of the most wicked rulers of Israel reigned, Ahab. At that time Israel was a divided nation. We had the northern kingdom called Israel and the southern kingdom called Judah. Judah followed after God for a while and Israel turned away from God.

Israel had a wicked king named Omri who reigned for 12 years. Omri actually bought for two talents of silver, Samaria. You can read all this in 1 Kings 16. As king over the northern kingdom Israel, Omri did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord.

Just like us, Omri had children and one of his children was Ahab. Students of the word of God know a lot about Ahab and how wicked he was. But not only was Ahab wicked, like his father, Ahab took a wife from the Zidonians. The Zidonians were careless people who did whatever they wanted and they did not have magistrates (judges) to shame them of their wicked behaviour. [You can read about the Zidonians in Judges 18]. Sounds like America today.

Ahab marries this Zidonian named Jezebel. And as scripture says,
1 Kings 16:29-33 KJV  “And in the thirty and eighth year of Asa king of Judah began Ahab the son of Omri to reign over Israel: and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty and two years.
[30] And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the Lord above all that were before him.
[31] And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.
[32] And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.
[33] And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.”

So why am I bringing this up now? It is foundational to understanding Revelation 2. We read in
Revelation 2:18-23 KJV  “And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;
[19] I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.
[20] Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
[21] And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.
[22] Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
[23] And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.”

You see, King Ahab and his wife Jezebel lived and reigned before God took Elijah to heaven. Ahab and Jezebel were before Jerusalem was destroyed by the Chaldeans. It was not until later we read Jesus had come and the disciples were called. It was a long time from Ahab and Jezebel to the apostle John being on the island of Patmos and God gave him the words for the book of Revelation. Yet in Revelation 2, Jesus mentions Jezebel.

Previous to Jesus addressing the church of Thyatira and Jezebel, Jesus addressed the church in Pergamos. To Pergamos Jesus spoke of their “doctrine” and of Baal and Balaam. Then Jesus speaks to Thyatira mentioning Jezebel.

Like the Zidonians, Jezebels, we have magistrates and judges who have turned from God and now rule anything goes. We have a president who said he was a Christian but has ruled against God by:
~  promoting sodomites in the LGBT movement
~ saying ISIL instead of ISIS. The L meaning the Levant which means no Israel or land of Israel
~ putting the country into twice as much debt knowing God’s word said debtors are servants to the lenders  (another words slaves, slavery)
~ Standing with Islam over Christianity
~ Helping Iran and countries that hate America and Israel

And the sad thing? A president with a high approval rating. But God is not mocked and this can be nothing more than we have a president with a Jezebel spirit. As Revelation points out in Rev. 2:23, I would not be surprised if and when we see God Almighty bring evil onto Obama and his family, just like God sent an evil spirit to King Saul.

There are hundreds of years that passed from the time of Jezebel to John on Patmos. Yet Jesus uses the name Jezebel. And now the foundation is laid. We will pick it up next time. Have a great weekend and share the gospel of salvation with someone over the weekend.

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