God The Consuming Fire Versus Jezebel [2]


Day 29: Wednesday 27th May, 2020.

Scripture:- 1 Kings 21:1-23

Topic:- God The Consuming Fire Versus Jezebel [2]

Text:- 1 Kings 16:31

B. Jezebel’s character:
The superiority of Yahweh-worship was not as clear then as it is to us today. It may also be held that baal-worship was not unknown in Hebrew life, compare Judges 6:25, that baal of Canaan had become incorporated with Yahweh of Sinai, and that there were pagan elements in the worship of the latter.
But against all this it must be clear that the baal whom Jezebel attempted to introduce was the Phoenician baal, pure and simple; he was another god, or rather in him was presented an idea of god very different from Yahweh.
And further, “In Phoenicia, where wealth and luxury had been enjoyed on a scale unknown to either Israel or the Canaanites of the interior, there was a refinement, if one may so speak, and at the same time a prodigality of vicious indulgences, connected with the worship of baal and Astarte to which Israel had hitherto been a stranger.
The verdict of the Hebrew historian is thus substantiated. Jezebel is an example–an extreme one no doubt–of the bad influence of a highly developed civilization forcing itself with all its sins upon a community less highly civilized, but possessed of nobler moral and religious conceptions.
She has parallels both in family and in national life. Jezebel killed God’s prophets: This is not described; it is only referred to in 1 Kings 18:4, “When Jezebel cut off the Prophets of Yahweh”; and this shows the history of the time to be incompletely related.
In 1 Kings 18:19 we are further told that “450 prophets of baal ate at her table. In 1 Kings 19:1-2, Ahab tells Jezebel of the slaughter of the prophets of baal by Elijah, and then Jezebel sends a messenger to Elijah to threaten his life. This leads to the prophet’s flight, an object which Jezebel had in view, perhaps, for she would hardly dare to murder Elijah himself.

C. Jezebel’s plot against Naboth:
Ahab expresses a desire to possess the vineyard neighboring upon his palace in Jezreel, owned by Naboth, who refuses to part with the family inheritance though offered either its money value or a better vineyard in exchange.
Ahab is depressed at this, and Jezebel, upon finding the cause of his melancholy feelings, asks him sarcastically if he is not king, suggesting that as king his wishes should be immediately granted by his subjects. She thereupon plots to secure him Naboth’s vineyard.
Jezebel sends letters sealed in Ahab’s name to the elders of Naboth’s township, and bids them arrange a public fast and make Naboth “Sit at the head of the people.” Two witnesses–a sufficient number for that purpose–are to be brought to accuse Naboth of blasphemy and treason. This is done, and Naboth is found guilty, and stoned to death. The property is confiscated, and falls to the King. See 1 Kings 21:1-16.
Elijah hears of this, and is sent to threaten Ahab with divine vengeance; dogs shall lick his dead body. See 1 Kings 21:19.
But in 1 Kings 21:20-25, this prophecy is made, not concerning Ahab but against Jezebel, and attributes the sins of Ahab to her influence over him. The prophecy is fulfilled in 2 Kings 9:30-37.
Ahaziah and Jehoram had succeeded their father Ahab; the one reigned for 2 years, (Kings 22:51), the other 12 years, (2 Kings 3:1).
Jehu heads a revolt against the house of Ahab, and one day comes to Jezreel. Jezebel had “painted her eyes, and attired her head,” and sees Jehu coming. She greets him sarcastically as his master’s. She is then thrown down and the horses tread upon her in 2 Kings 9:33.
When search is afterward made for her remains, they are found terribly mutilated. Thus was the prophecy fulfilled.

Prayer Points:-
1. I command, i possess back all my rightful Godly possessions now by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. Every spirit of Jezebel come out of my life by God’s consuming fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. O Lord God, dethrone anyone that is oppressing me with his/her throne, in the name of Jesus Christ.
4. Jezebel, you are evil, demonic and devil influence over me and my family, what are you waiting for, summersult and die by God’s consuming fire now, in the name of Jesus Christ.
5. Jezebel, your throne of authority, collapse now by God’s consuming fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
6. Jezebel must die, die now by God’s consuming fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
7. I command every evil conspiracy against my life, be exposed and scattered, in the name of Jesus Christ.

Happy Mid-Week!

Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Tim Ogundele_Jesu is a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and an apostle by the grace of God. He has been used by God prominently in the area of salvation, healing, blessing, and especially deliverance.

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