"That which begins with shamefacedness, equivocation, hesitation, and compromise will ripen into apostasy."
“And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: ‘The words of the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and whose feet are like burnished bronze.
“I know your works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first. But I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and seducing my servants to practice sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols.”
—Revelation 2: 18-20
“It is not pleasant to be negative; it is not enjoyable to have to denounce and to expose error. But any pastor who feels in a little measure, and with humility, the responsibility which the Apostle Paul knew in an infinitely greater degree for the souls and the well-being spiritually of his people is compelled to utter these warnings.”
The Bible teaches that the spirit of antichrist has had a long, active, and deadly record throughout human history. In the second chapter of the Book of Revelation, one particularly pernicious carrier of that spirit (a woman named Jezebel) is identified. The Lord rebukes the church at Thyatira for tolerating this false teacher and her seductive brand of spiritual deception (ie., sexual immorality). The Lord calls out the false “prophetess”( Jezebel) and calls her to repentance.
I’m afraid that the politically correct church of today would tolerate neither the Lord nor his judgmental pronouncement regarding Ms. Jezebel. I am convinced that the progressively enlightened , contemporary church would, on the contrary, single out the Son of God… (with eyes like a flame of fire)…. for disdainful, rebuke and reprimand. At the same time, the “enlightened” (ie., apostate) church of today would give the “prophetess” Jezebel (and her infamous spirit guide) a great big compassionate hug.
Needless to say….this is not a good sign.
The spirit of rebellion has been around for millennia, and it is in powerful resurgence today both outside and from within the church, the body and Bride of Christ.
Watch the Trix
For Kids She’s Turning
Jezebel is finding favor…
Here and now as we allow…
She’s alluring, she’s inviting,
She’s on every corner now.
She’s not in just Thyatira…
You can find her all around…
She’s a menace in the making,
Once again, she’s gaining ground.
She’s in clinics where the babies
Will be sacrificed, my friend…
She’s an undercover agent,
Where the darkness never ends.
She’s been chewing up the youngsters,
While the church is fast asleep…
That’s the hustle she had hoped for,
Now the killing field she reaps.
She’s the sultry voice on talk shows…..,
She’s progressive and she’s cool,
Silver screen and laptop dancing,
She’s enticing learned fools.
She campaigns in all the classrooms
Where she’s really coming on!
Watch the trix for kids she’s turning…,
She’s on Wall Street… She’s on Broad Way…
She’s on Hollywood and Vine,
She’s on Main Street winking at you,
And she’s giving you a sign.
She’s in liberal seminaries,
A seductress and a flirt,
She’s in politics and court rooms,
Where she’s hiking up her skirt.
Sometimes dressed in New Age-Gnostic,
Sometimes Hot-Pant Pagan-Pink,
She will offer you her goblet…
An intoxicating drink!
She’s in church, my friend, beside you…
(I’m surprised you haven’t heard!)
Often preaching from the pulpit,
An emasculated word.
Yes, her lips are dripping honey,
She’s that tare among the wheat.
Spirit antichrist incarnate,
She’s a liar and a cheat.
She’s a looker…She’s a hooker,
She’s a she-wolf in the fold,
And her prostituted “gospel”,
Friend, is very, VERY old.
Lord, forgive us for not seeing,
What’s been right before our eyes!
Lord, forgive us for believing
Satan’s “gospel” full of lies.
Help us see the implications,
And dispel this Jezebel…
Take us to the Cross of Calv’ry,
Help us, Lord, the Truth to tell.
May we find there true repentance,
Help our idol-eyes to close,
Bridegroom, help us see more clearly,
There our rebel hearts expose!
“Concerning the prophets:
“My heart is broken within me; all my bones tremble. I am like a drunken man, like a man overcome by wine, because of the LORD and his holy words. The land is full of adulterers…
“The [ false prophets] follow an evil course and use their power unjustly. Both prophet and priest are godless; even in my temple I find their wickedness," declares the LORD. "Therefore their path will become slippery; they will be banished to darkness and there they will fall….They prophesied by Baal and led my people Israel astray….They commit adultery and live a lie. They strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns from his wickedness. They are all like Sodom to me; the people of Jerusalem are like Gomorrah….
“This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD.”
—Jeremiah 23: 9-16
"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” (Matthew 7:15)