Jezebel

Part 3 ~ The Elijah Generation

This is part three of a series on the Jezebel spirit. Please refer to the first two blog posts.

The Jezebel spirit not only believes it is above the law, it believes it is the law and will try to convince us of this lie. The power of this spirit lies within its ability to stay hidden and work behind the scenes. Jezebel wasn’t the king she was the queen, the puppet master pulling the strings. As long as we are ignorant of this spirit and its schemes, it has the upper hand. We are in trouble if we do not believe we have an enemy and we do not know the tactics he uses against us. We must not be ignorant of our enemies’ schemes, 2 Cor. 2:10. We do not war against flesh and blood…, Ephesians 6. However, we do war. 

It is evident this spirit is working in our nation; in politics, the media, our families and our congregations. Why? Because we are tolerating it. I believe we have gone beyond tolerating it to accepting it, mostly out of ignorance. Since Jesus told the ekklesia they were tolerating Jezebel He was also implying we shouldn’t be tolerating it. Not only that, He already gave us the authority and power to overcome this spirit and drive it out!

What made Jezebel a Jezebel is also what makes us vulnerable to its influence.

First, we must drive out any idol worship in our own lives. We cannot overcome Jezebel with the same spirit operating in us. We must operate in a different spirit than that of our enemy. The main idol we worship is “self”. Self is at the core of all other idols. Idols of convenience, entertainment, self-image, self-gratification, children, spouse, money, success, glory, etc. Simply stated an idol is anything or anyone that we are devoted to more than Christ Jesus. It is the same motivation of Satan; he is all about himself and ever trying to redirect our worship. This is why Jesus told us; “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it, Matt 16:24-25. The word “must” does not mean it is optional.

The idol in modern day America is “self”. 

Elijah represents the voice of God and the will of God in the earth. Jezebel on the other hand, represents the will of Hell to silence the voice of God and stop the will of God from being accomplished on the earth. Satan always reacts to what God is doing, not the other way around. God didn’t send Elijah because there was a Jezebel. Jezebel showed up because there was an Elijah coming. Jezebel is no match for the spirit of Elijah. Elijah demonstrated the power of God to all Israel and then killed 850 false prophets of Jezebel, 1 Kings 18. Take note; when we are submitted to the Lord operating in faith, Jezebel cannot stop us. 

God didn’t send Elijah because there was a Jezebel. Jezebel showed up because there was an Elijah coming.

Long after Elijah, Malachi prophesied that Elijah was coming to restore the hearts of Father’s to their children and children to their fathers, Mal. 4:6. Not the first man named Elijah but, the “spirit” of Elijah was coming. In response to a question from His disciples, Jesus said John the Baptist was Elijah and He also said that Elijah is coming and will restore all things, Matt 17:11. Among the many similarities between Elijah and John the Baptist, they both dressed alike and were rough looking. They both dwelled in the wilderness and had interesting diets. They both confronted wicked kings of their day and both were harassed by Jezebel. John lost his head at the hands of this wicked spirit. 

So, we have the man Elijah, then John the Baptist who had the spirit of Elijah and then another Elijah; the spirit of Elijah that is coming Jesus said. Jesus also said he (Elijah) will restore all things. Who is this other Elijah? We are! The Ekklesia. The spirit of Elijah is not on just one man as it was with Elijah and John the Baptist. It is on a generation of born-again children of God baptized in the Holy Spirit with explosive power. In a similar way, Jesus said it was better for Him to leave so the Holy Spirit would come and fill a generation of people with the presence and power of Christ. 

We are an Elijah generation that is to function as one new man in the power of the Holy Spirit. Remember, Jesus said Elijah will restore all things. We are living in a period of the restoration of all things, Acts 3:20. God the Father also said to Jesus; “Sit at My right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”, Luke 20:42-43, Psalm 110:1. Who is He going to use to make His enemies a footstool? 

An Elijah generation is here and rising!

Joe Nicola

Pseudo-Christianity

Pseudo-Christianity is nothing new. It just manifests in different forms. I say pseudo-Christianity, however it isn’t very Christian at all. It looks like it and some of the language is the same, but it is becoming more and more watered down and mixed with the ideas and influence of Humanism, Islam, Marxism, Socialism and Communism.

Ready or not the Church in America is changing. On the one hand there are those who are understanding that “church” as usual isn’t working and they are discovering what Jesus intended all along, the Ekklesia. On the other hand there are those who are accepting and preaching anti-Biblical ideas that will destroy Christianity from the inside out. Of course that is the goal of the ones out to do their best to destroy America. To destroy America, Christianity must be infiltrated, watered down and mixed with non-Biblical ideals. In other words, become non-Christian. Sadly, this is being accomplished with the participation of many Christians.

If truth is watered down, is it still truth? No, it is not. If the Gospel is watered down, is it still the Gospel? No, it is not. 

2 Peter 2:1-2; But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned;…

“God is revealing to all praying people that a glorious new work of the Spirit is about to break forth. God is going to shake everything that can be shaken. He will tear down the old political, backslidden, ecclesiastical system. He will disown the formal, super-church structure. He will chase out of His presence all who are engaging in self-promoting ministries.”   ~ David Wilkerson

As Balaam couldn’t curse the people of God, he knew the best way to defeat them was to get them to destroy themselves, Numbers 25. When the Israelites played the harlot and mixed with Baal worship they were destroyed by their own hands. This same strategy is being used today. The destroyers push their agenda using inter-faith dialogue, Critical Race Theory (racism, white privilege), intersectionality, hate speech, climate change, social justice, immigration, open borders, globalism, sustainability, gender confusion, LGBTQ+, toxic masculinity, abortion, group think, information warfare and many other things. Tragically many Christians are duped and jumping onboard accepting these things because of the emotions they arouse and/or ignorance of scripture. Biblical love, acceptance and tolerance are being misdefined and perverted.

Socialism is precisely the religion that must overwhelm Christianity. … In the new order, Socialism will triumph by first capturing the culture via infiltration of schools, universities, churches and the media by transforming the consciousness of society. ~Antonio Gramsci, one of the founders of the Communist Party in Italy during the early 20th century.

There is very little to no Biblical understanding about God’s purpose for civil government and His purpose for His people, the Ekklesia. The lack of understanding of these two different mandates is causing confusion among Christians. There is an anger toward our country for not being the type of Christian they themselves are unwilling to be. The God given mandate to civil government is not the same as the one God gave to His people, the Ekklesia. I have written about this in previous blogs.

There is a type of concentration camp in America today called “Group Think”. Group Think is defined by Merriam Webster Dictionary as a pattern of thought characterized by self-deception, forced manufacture of consent, and conformity to group values and ethics. The population is being herded into this brain-washing “Group Think Camp” in public schools, college campuses, universities, seminaries, politics and yes even in Christianity. A propaganda assault (information warfare) is happening and churches are being targeted. The destroyers desire to sever us from our Judeo-Christian roots and history to indoctrinate us to anti-Christ ideals using emotional hot buttons that pull on the heart strings of Christians.

Click here to listen to what Dr. Bella Dodd had to say about the Communist tactics 67 years ago. She was a member of the Communist Party USA. In a speech at Fordham University in 1953 she explains the Communist strategy for the United States and how she helped to infiltrate the Catholic Church. Make no mistake they are actively working to take over Christianity in America so they can take over America.

When a lie is repeated often enough, well, some will accept it as truth. No matter how often a lie is repeated, it is still a lie. You know, there may be things we hear that aren’t true, but we want them to be true so much we believe them anyway. We can even twist scripture, taking it out of context and make it fit our warped sense of truth. The battle field is the mind and where spiritual warfare is fought. Scripture teaches us to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. Every thought and all the information that comes to us we must take it captive and line it up with scripture. Scripture in context I might add.

2 Cor 10:3-6; For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, and we are ready to punish all disobedience, whenever your obedience is complete.

In Hebrews 5:11-13 Christians that were expected to be teachers “by now” are being rebuked because they have become dull of hearing, partaking of only milk and not solid food. You see, saying all the right things, attending “church”, reading our Bibles, praying, listening to preaching and singing songs, doesn’t mean we are becoming Christ-like and living godly lives. These are all good things and essential, however, it doesn’t mean we are growing and maturing in Christ. Knowing what scripture says is a great start, but it doesn’t mean we are actually living it. Look at what verse 14 says; But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. Because of practice. As the result of living godly, holy lives, becoming Christ-like in character, our senses are trained to discern good and evil. Today many Christians are calling good evil and evil good! 

Jesus said we are the light of the world and the salt of the earth, Matthew 5. If the light is hidden or the salt loses its taste, what then? As long as we continue to stay ignorant of the scriptures, speak it, but don’t live it, all the while disconnected from the public square, America is in serious trouble. This does not need to happen. We must be aware of our enemies tactics and know when destructive heresies have been secretly introduced. We must know our God, His nature, His character, His voice. We must see what He is doing and our part in it.

“We have to see that these days have to come, before the Lord can come. There has to be a falling away. There are in the world two classes of believers. There are believers which are disobedient, or I ought to say there are children which are saved by the power of God which are disobedient children. And there are children which are just the same saved by the power of God, who all the time are longing to be more obedient.”  ~ Smith Wigglesworth

We can choose to be part of the solution. It is time to tighten our Belt of Truth and allow our roots to go deeper searching out the water of the Word of Life.

The Ekklesia is rising!

Joe Nicola