“For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred” Timothy 3:2
THE CHURCH MUST BEGIN TO REALIZE that CHRIST came so that men would not have to suffer ETERNAL DAMNATION! There must be a refocus on winning souls and repentance. There is a real war for souls going on and just as in the times of King Ahab and the Wicked Queen Jezebel During the days of Elijah, we are still contending with and facing the same if not more sin, ungodliness, and dilemmas there were in those times! We are living in times where there is worshipping and following after all manners of idol gods, deities, and worship, witchcraft and occult practices, pride and self-exaltations, wickedness and corruption and the love of money, perversion and sexual immorality- fornication, adultery, homosexuality, incest, ungodly music and entertainment, and sin of every nature and on all levels. The most blatant truth that we face is that sin and false worship is not only found in our governments and all levels of society, but also through the leaders and ministers of God, these same spirits have infiltrated into the church of the Living God!
First, in our world and society, just as Elijah had to contend with Jezebel and her false prophets of his times, so are the true prophets and followers of God in these times. The same spirits of “manipulation, control, and rebellion” that wielded the wicked Jezebel and that led the people away from God is running rampart today within our laws, governments, and world leaders and within the people in society. The altars of Baal have been raised in society and there is a theme of inclusion and compromise for the fear of “offending” someone and for the fear of violating personal and individual rights. The world leaders, governments, and society are “strengthening” the hands of the evil doers by agreeing, supporting, and passing laws that violate the Word and the Will the “HOLY” God just like in the days of NOAH and the times of SODOM AND GOMMORAH (Luke 17:26)! (Jeremiah 23:14) It is more acceptable to live “IMMORAL” and UNGODLY lifestyles, than IT IS TO LIVE HOLY and to confront people with their willful, intentional sinful lives… Applauding and exalting ungodly and evil acts as “good, and labeling “Good” as evil!
With this twisted and confused mindset, this ungodly thinking and agenda is leading people’s heart away from God to follow after the desires and the lust of the flesh. All nations are guilty! – and God will not only Judge those who loves and intentionally practices the sins, but He will also require the Blood to be at the hands of the leaders and supporters that make it legal and possible for the people to willfully sin! We live in a world where it is more honorable to be “politically correct” than it is to live and to stand up for “HOLINESS”! God is A Holy God and He is not a political pundit! His Holiness and Righteousness is not dependent upon the Laws and Ideals of any man or nation!! He has no concern for man’s ungodly laws and political agendas (Leviticus 20:7).
Next, largely, the Church (people) has become Apostate, Self-Centered, and Nearly Void!!…. The Church seems to be bowing down to Baal and there is a falling away from the “true doctrine “and the real meaning of why the “Church of Christ” was established (Matthew 28:19-20) (2 Thessalonians 2:3). The church too is strengthening the hands of the evil doers!! By this, the reference is being made to the church (people) and the worship of God has turned to man’s entertainment, man-made businesses, agendas, projects, the support of sexual immorality, and programs that fail to empower the church for the spiritual warfare that is prevalent in these perilous times. Identically, there is a concept of “inclusion and compromise” within the church body just as it is in the world’s system! In other words, there is a hesitation within the church to confront sin for fear or “judging” or driving someone away who has money to support these self-centered ambitions!
The Body of Christ LACKS a voice or spokesman to the world because there is an intermingling of the same concepts and ideas within the leadership of God who are now in the place of influence and media. There is too much of resembling the world’s ways, entertainment, and the greed and need to rub elbows with those with worldly wealth and influence! There are all kinds of false gospels and teachings in the church, “prosperity gospels”; “Inclusion gospels” sin is prevalent within the church with little or no confrontations for neither the leaders nor the people. Likewise, there are some that are in leadership that are scripturally out of order with leaders and sexual immorality; as there are divorced and remarried Bishops still in leadership after divorcing their wives for the women for whom they have now married.
However, yet most will believe and say that God has not called “women” into church leadership within the Five Fold Ministry as if they have the power to delegate the gifts given by God through his Holy Spirit (Joel 2:28)! It is God that Judges the heart both men and women! (1 Samuel 16:7). The church leaders focus on fleshly and worldly pursuits, man-made doctrines coupled with false teachings and a lack of soul winning with the absence of the plea for repentance and Holy living! They have made God’s House a place for their own business ventures and they desire more and more their own selfish ambitions and diligent pursuit of the god of mammon…. more money. and more money! (Matthew 6:24)! As a result, the agendas are to build bigger buildings and church businesses, to get more members and to get more money flowing from the people with very little concern for soul winning and repentance from sin.
In any form of media where there is a ministry platform, it doesn’t take but a few seconds for leaders and ministers of the gospel to begin focusing their messages on money and giving instead of repentance! As ministers, “the love of money and the pursuit thereof” can be detrimental to the gift and anointing. Subsequently, it will become a problem and the gifting and anointing of God will become an item to make a profit and to make a gain. Thereby, “The Word and the will of the Lord” will no longer be relevant, as the person will be caught up by seducing spirits of control and manipulation of the flesh and people (1 Timothy 4).
Respectively, another reason that the church is in apostasy is because of the false teachers and prophets that have crawled into the church. They attack and try to spiritually “kill” those who pose a threat to them with the TRUE WORD OF GOD! They have made it a focus for the followers to look at their vain predictions of weather patterns, disasters, signs, and wonders in order to make financial gain. They have mislead and lied to the people by saying that miracles will be given to them if they “sow or give” into certain ministries or themselves. However, giving the money is not wrong, but it is the motive of the giver who is seeking to hear “personal prophecies” and the person from which it is being requested. Jesus says in Matthew 24:24 “For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect — if that were possible.” When God was ready to destroy Nineveh … did not He send Jonah directly to that particular place and people to warn them before hand? God’s Revelation is accurate and to the point! Everyday and every minute, you can go to the television or pull up a news article from the internet any where with disaster, storms, murders, and peril anywhere in the world. Christ has already told us these things would come and they happen on a daily basis somewhere in this world (Matthew 24).
So instead of prophesying vain words and predictions, the real CLARION CALL SHOULD BE FOR THE SOUL TO REPENT and TO LIVE A LIFE OF HOLINESS… just in case there is a physical, spiritual, or emotional disaster (Psalms 27 & 46:2). John the Baptist was one of the Greatest Prophets of God, yet he did not perform outward signs, miracles or wonders. In Matthew chapter 6, Jesus warned the people of how an “adulterous generation” seeks after signs and wonders. He warns about eating bread from the wrong table AND TO BEWARE OF THESE WOLVES AND HIRELINGS IN SHEEP CLOTHING!! So therefore, signs and wonders alone are not an indication that a person is truly sent from God. Rather in contrast, Christ says that we should look at the “fruit” of the person and not the works (Matthew 7:18)! If the motive of the fruit is corrupt, then the tree is corrupt! Corrupt spirits are only seeking to satisfy and please their own fleshly and personal desires instead of seeking to do the will of God!
The question is, WHY are the people of God, the Body of Christ, allowing the Jezebel spirit of the world’s system to infiltrate into the church? Does it seem that instead of tearing down the altars of Baal that actually we are in a sense “raising and supporting them? When you look at the fruits of today’s universal church, there are many similar compromises, ideas, and concepts that are the same within the world and its system!
BUT… GOD HAS AN END-TIME ARMY PREPARED AGAINST Jezebel and the world’s system. THEY HAVE not won the war! She will invariably be trampled under the feet of God’s Saints! There are revival fires being set ablaze across the world by God! In essence, The Harvest is Ripe and there is a spiritual and Godly Awakening coming over the nations. God has already done a changing of the Guards from the old and corrupt leadership in His house to his CHOSEN and APPOINTED servants; and those that are corrupt and disobedient have been rejected will not EVEN recognize it until it is too late (1 Samuel 15). GOD, Himself will deal with the corrupt leadership, false teachers and false prophets who have belittled the work of His son Jesus! They have done this by aborting the true mission and compromising His Holy Word FOR SELF GAIN AND SELF AMBITION. They have chosen worldly pursuits, profit and gain over His standards of RIGTHEOUSNESS AND HOLINESS! They have strengthened the hands of those who are comfortable in sin by not addressing and confronting the transgressions of the people! THEY HAVE NOT SOUNDED THE TRUMPET IN ZION AND HAS NOT SHOWN THEM THEIR TRANSGRESSIONS NOR THEIR SINS (Isaiah 58:1). God has given them their space to repent just as He did the wicked witch, Jezebel! But now God has raised up a True Army of Five Fold Ministry! God has now anointed, appointed, and given his chosen army a clear vision and discernment and they have recognized this prevalent spirit that is running freely in the Body of Christ and in the world. Yes, God has a prepared people in every nation that will come forth in these times to KILL THE WITCH and to tear down the ALTARS OF BAAL.
“Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand” Joel 2:1.
“On that very night the Lord said to him, “Take your father’s young bull and a second bull seven years old. Then tear down the altar of Baal that belongs to your father and cut down the Asherah pole beside it” Judges 6:25.
“Then Jehu went to Jezreel. When Jezebel heard about it, she put on eye makeup, arranged her hair and looked out of a window. As Jehu entered the gate, she asked, “Have you come in peace, you Zimri, you murderer of your master?
He looked up at the window and called out, “Who is on my side? Who?” Two or three eunuchs looked down at him. “Throw her down!” Jehu said. So they threw her down, and some of her blood spattered the wall and the horses as they trampled her underfoot” 2 Kings 9:30–32.
– by Geraldine Coleman
Geraldine Coleman: Is a teacher and educator and ministers to prisoners at a prison facility where she is an instructor.