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Ahab Begot Jezebel : Highly Contagious and Deadly – Part 4 of 4

AHAB BEGOT JEZEBEL : HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS AND DEADLY – Part 4 of 4

…I will avenge the blood of my servants the prophets and the blood of all the Lord’s servants shed by Jezebel. The whole house of Ahab will perish…2 Kings 9: 7-8

Ahabs may arrive from nowhere, but seldom without a plan to get somewhere. Jezebels may have personal potential limited vision, but are adept at leveraging the potential of others. While their sticky potential in the natural is obvious, Ahab and Jezebel are bonded by a dark spiritual agency, mutual immorality and loyalty to deception.

After sufficient exposure, deception yields the highly contagious and deadly spiritual virus of delusion. The strength of the virus increases exponentially so long as delusion resides. Infected by delusion, Ahabs beget many more Ahabs, and Jezebels beget many more Jezebels. Only personal reconciliation with biblical truth can arrest this deadly spiritual virus. Delusion, having anesthetized the spiritual senses, makes discerning deception difficult. Delusion embraces emoting as confirmation of true worship.

Structure has brought membership growth, but not liberty to the human spirit. Within organizations acutely infected by the virus of delusion, few lead their lives, households, or relationships in agreement with the spirit of truth. While members may have been infected by Ahab and Jezebel inspired viral delusion, this spiritual infection can’t be eradicated by attacking its communicable agents.

The actual battle for release and relief from debilitating spiritual diminishment is between the spirit of truth and the spirit of deception. Ahab and Jezebel have two abiding connections with deception; it is the progeny of their personal immorality. Should this progeny come under assault by the truth, they will resist dissemination of the truth by attacking the source of revelation or obfuscating the truth itself. They will also enlist the support of the many Ahabs and Jezebels, their viral delusion has birthed.

Truth has its own spiritual authority and power of revelation. Truth is impenetrable and unimpeachable, undaunted yet accessible, courageous and survivable, peerless yet reviewable. Truth needs no gift-wrapping nor ruggedized containment. Truth excavates and evacuates, while seeding and liberating. Truth sets those arrested by deception free, while causing patrons of deceptions to flee. Truth causes dark spirits to cower, while the spirit of life towers. Only the same truth that empowers the Angel Armies can overcome deception. Truth disrobes Ahabs and exposes Jezebels. Truth sets the captives free.

The end of Ahabs who are malfeasant with the authority entrusted to them by God, and the Jezebels who usurp and fraudulently exercise it, is well understood. The end for those who join this sinful mob, choosing the spirit of deception over the spirit of truth is no different, never mind having been infected by those they trusted.

Ahab Begot Jezebel : Defeating Deception and Delusion – Part 3 of 4

AHAB BEGOT JEZEBEL : DEFEATING DECEPTION AND DELUSION – Part 3 of 4

“Is there no longer a prophet of the Lord here whom we can inquire of?” “There is still one prophet… but I hate him because he never prophesies anything good about me…1 Kings 22: 8-9

Immorality begot deception, which begot delusion, and delusion always begets destruction. The delusion that controls Ahab and Jezebel is the same that developed in Satan, leading him to attack God’s sovereign rule in heaven. Ahab and Jezebel are but clandestine agents pursuing this same initiative. Ahab’s and Jezebel’s mission is to take authority over and disrupt the mission of God in the earth realm. Satan must resort to deception to obfuscate the truth regarding his defeat at the hands of Christ Jesus, and God’s magnanimous plan for His creation in eternity. He has no other weapon or choice.

To allow delusion to operate unchallenged is to invite both spiritual and natural calamity. Those who embrace the author of truth and life must realize that the spirit that indwells them has both exposed the deadly intent of delusion, and tread upon the pernicious spirit of deception. Discernment and embrace of truth are sufficient for victory. While truth and transparency have their own power and have already overcome the world – how are Ahab and Jezebel able to conquer so much territory and take so many captive?

The strategy employed by Ahab and Jezebel is no different than that seen in Heaven and Eden. A choice for truth ushers in the assurance of deliverance and eternal relational access to a holy God. Deception is the only arrow in the enemies quiver with any potential to carry out an attack on the truth. However, a sound understanding of this diabolical strategy is second in importance only to the revelation of truth itself. The arrows of deception can only find their marks when by free election one disengages their loyalty from truth. Such disengagement is often induced by human alliances and wanting-what-we-want, which pushes away the giver.

Does God sit ideally by while Ahab and Jezebel covertly and clandestinely reap havoc on the truth? No. God has already defeated the author of deception and provided His own with potent resources for exposing it. Nevertheless, the people of God must both chose truth and remain loyal to truth. The purveyor of deception is fully aware of his defeat, yet he remains committed to discrediting the truth, his objective being to destroy God’s elect. Only through those who yield their loyalty, does deception achieve new facility by which to operate.

Fully aware of his eternally defeated status, God’s enemy has not retreated. Ahab and Jezebel embrace their undeclared mission similarly. Only by embrace of the same power of truth and life that brought about the defeat of darkness at Calvary, can Ahab and Jezebel be delivered.

Ahab Begot Jezebel : Immorality Loyal to Deception – Part 1 of 4

AHAB BEGOT JEZEBEL : IMMORALITY LOYAL TO DECEPTION – Part 1 of 4

    So she [Jezebel] wrote letters in Ahab’s name, placed his seal on them, and sent them

to the elders and nobles – 1 Kings 21: 8

Whether natural or spiritual, conception requires a seed and first cause event. There can never be sunrise or sunset absent sunlight and planetary rotation. There can never be progress absent objective and initiative. There can never be choice absent the right and capacity for free election. There can never be accountability absent responsibility and immutable authority. There can never be a Jezebel absent commission and sanction; all Jezebels, no matter their pre-existing potential are foremost the progeny of Ahabs.

While the disastrous impact of classical Jezebels is well chronicled, how Jezebels attain their thrones of misadventure is seldom scrutinized. Ahabs and Jezebels may be the progeny of aberrant emotional and circumstantial conditioning: adolescents unduly influenced by decidedly matriarchal family structures or denied maternal approval and acceptance. While Ahab can ignite the Jezebel potential in an otherwise disinclined women, a couple so predisposed harbors great potential for treachery and betrayal.

Ahab and Jezebel may at times exhibit a form of giftedness exercised for the benefit of others, yet the discontinuity that undergirds both their effort and inaction is disquieting. The attraction entrapping them is neither authentically romantic nor conventionally social, its inspiration derives from premeditated unethicalness, the spirit of immorality. Conflicted worldview, intellectual, and cultural cues are insufficient to either illuminate or dissuade their pernicious addiction to one another. Tragically for those subject to their influence or leadership, Ahab and Jezebel are devout patrons of deception.

Throughout the Eden era, Prophetic age, to more recent contemporary periods, Jezebels have been presumed to be scandalous and self-inspired. In reality, Jezebels are the boots who march to the beat of their Ahab’s brokenness. Ahab’s aversion to accountability gestates in Jezebel a compulsion to assume responsibility for that which she possesses no authority. Blinded by deception, neither appreciates that Ahab can forfeit his authority, but cannot delegate it. Jezebel confiscates counterfeit authority, for which she must become adroit at both beguiling subterfuge (BS) and spiritual deception.

Jezebel exudes an aura of all knowingness and all powerfulness, beguiling those lacking spiritual discernment. Jezebel craves adulation for herself not Ahab. Jezebel: drives Ahab to attain possessions and positions that enhance her personal prestige, subsumes community accomplishments for her personal glorification, and demands financial tribute to nourish her unquenchable appetite for treasure. Jezebel only destroys, while Ahab lashes out in anger to ventilate that his lament cannot comfort.

When mortally wounded in their death chariots or on their death beds, Ahabs experience their last opportunity for clarity and spiritual redress regarding the tragic consequences of their own creation; Jezebel.