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Mean Ol' Jezebel- Edited!
Well, friend, a really weird, unexplainable thing happened with this episode. The raw, unedited recording of this episode was uploaded initially. Fortunately, a regular listener made me aware of the debacle! The final recording and the rendered version for upload are missing from my computer. Really weird. Anyway, here is the RE-EDITED episode 92! If you made it through the rough cut, please listen again to the edited version-it will make more sense and be easier to follow!
It’s is clear, due to the fact that sexual immorality and idolatry is the key problem in 2 out of the seven churches-these two devastating destructive sins are perched at the doorsteps of us all. We all must hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches. We must guard our hearts in the areas of doctrine, relationships, and worship of God. To deviate into heresy can overwhelm us and ultimately result in paying the ultimate price for our sin and disobedience, by God striking us dead. In the letter to the pastor and church at Thyatira, Jesus calls out the false prophetess Jezebel and her adulterous partners in heretical teaching of supposed deeper things (which Christ highlights as doctrines from Satan) which by deceit lead the people into sexual immorality and idolatry. Jesus makes it very clear, that unless the people in bed with the adulterous and idolatrous false teacher repent, that their children will be killed dead. It is assumed here that the reference of the children has to do with those who are birthed into this heresy. The point is, to adhere to the spirit of Jezebel brings dire consequences to the child of God. The podcast finishes up with the evaporation of the thoughts into the core of the "so what" of this podcast. As you get to that portion at the end, you will notice a difference in recording quality. In an effort to capture the thoughts as they were bursting through my mind, I grabbed my IPhone and recorded. The background noise is a fan running in the background. May God bless you and encourage you as we discuss this difficult but very timely subject.
Here are the four key take aways from today's podcast:
- Immorality & idolatry is not that far from each of us. It is one deceitful false teaching away. Each should take heed lest he fall.
- Cancel culture has been with us since the church began, and the leniency and excuses made by the church on behalf of the deadly false teacher and false spokesperson for God results in the ultimate punishment on earth, death, being executed by Jesus himself. Tolerance of the bold, arrogant, strong personality who is a perpetrator of Satan’s carries with it the death penalty. The existence of a Jezebel is an intolerable situation and the consequences for the toleration are devastating.
- We are fearful to point fingers, yet there comes a time to speak and stand. Great blessing of true strength, power, and fellowship with Jesus are promised to the ones who stays pure, doesn’t engage in the heresy, and does the hard thing now, and stays the course of right actions- the one who conquers and keeps Jesus’s work.
- Repentance is possible. We must ring the bell of warning with boldness to guard our own hearts against deceit and decline and rescue others from the impending disaster.
US News Article on Jezebel example of the celebration and defense of one of the most wicked people in the Bible.
Biblical Archaeology Article on Jezebel another example of a cultural realignment of Jezebel
Both of these Bible dictionaries have a rather liberal view of Jezebel…Anchor Bible Dictionary and the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia…and we wonder why the church of Jesus Christ is in such moral failure and culturally absent today, while evil is bursting forth in almost every conceivable way in our nation and our world.
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