DEPARTURE OF SPIRITUAL ELDER LIKE REINHARD BONNKE?
By Isaiah-Phillips Akintola
What is the meaning or spiritual implication when a spiritual (gift) personality like Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, who literally shifts the spiritual realm of an entire continent, exits the earth? What does it mean for a man who expresses humility to the core, but carries an awesome governmental authority that many of the high and mighty in the elites of ecclesiastical leadership listens to his voice? What does the departure of this kind of spiritual representative mean to the Body of Christ? These and many more critical questions, we should be asking ourselves as spiritually minded individuals and the corporate body of Christ, if indeed, we are moving towards the ultimate maturity and the finishing of all things.
More so, we’ve prophetically entered a more accelerated realm of the nearness and the impact of the kingdom of God upon the earth; many of the things happening now carries a high-level prophetic frequency and implication that we cannot afford to ignore or trivialize.
We live in a time where it has almost become the norm to trivialize spiritual things, particularly when what is seen seem not to make sense through carnal, human understanding. Appreciation and honor are no longer defined by a deep sense of prophetic insight but through the visual lens of material possession or sensual appraisal.
The concept of engaging values by spiritual knowledge, wisdom and revelational understanding has almost become a thing of the past, especially when almost everyone now claims both intellectual and [spiritual] psychological sigh as long as they have the pulpit and altar of social media to voice the opinion or objection about any spiritual matter.
In our overt quest for information and unending knowledge, we’ve managed to raise a generation that is highly informed, but also shallow and opinionists in its expression. Many have mistaken acquired information and psychological awareness for the inflow and impartation of the Spirit of knowledge, counsel, wisdom, and understanding, which comes with the fear of God.
The relationship between Elisha and tutorship under Elijah took Elisha beyond the realm of mere awareness. When the Sons of the prophet said to Elisha, did you know that the Lord is about to take your master from the earth today? Elisha replied, yes, I know, but hold your peace.
The apprentice [Sons] prophets all know that Elijah was to be taken to heaven, but they did not understand the prophetic implication of what they knew. Yet, for the first time that Elisha was also very much aware of the departure of his master, but he will not allow such knowledge to distract him from the bigger picture of his prophetic assignment.
The implication of allowing one to be submerged in the quest of seeking to know [information] without the formation of Christ in us as brought about a disease of spiritual blindness and the inability to discern movements, seasons, and divine directive. Wisdom is when we can carefully marry the vast realm of information power, we are exposed to with the virtue of humility that comes via the school of obedience in wisdom. To pursue the narrative of the 21st century of boundless information is to expose ourselves to falsehood, shallowness, and the seduction of the wisdom of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Tracking the prophetic implication of a man of such spiritual caliber like Reinhard Bonnke is highly necessary to see what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to the Church, notably when he departed on the 7th day of the month of December. Without flogging the idea of numerology, I believe his departure, on the seventh of the last month of the year, speaks to us of several things that allow us to shift our perfective as the Church.
Furthermore, there are other prophetic shifts, directions, and implications we should consider and be keenly aware of; least we underestimate his departure as just another death that happens in the Body of Christ. The passing away of such carrier of grace, wisdom, and anointing in the redemptive, prophetic program of the Father in creation is never to be taken for granted or be just another incident of old Age death.
The passing away of God’s prophetic vanguards in a generation means several things, including the closure of a prophetic season and the opening of another. The passing of the type of ministry leadership grace and voice should be highly noted. Elijah and Elisha are two different personalities with unique grace, but we see Elisha receiving a double portion of the anointing upon the life of Elisha.
The anointing is God’s prophetic voice that allows certain things to be done on behalf of the kingdom of God, especially in the objective of redemption. There are certain individuals the Lord had developed and matured in the spiritual ranking to the degree that they have been entrusted with a specific position of influence as Eldership and governmental authority at the gates of nations and continents.
Such an individual has is not just limited to how we conventionally see their gifts; these individuals have become a prince over global affairs as we see them in the book of Daniel. They’ve been shifted and positioned in the realm of spiritual administration in order to advance and execute the judgment of God in the earth. The problem of generalization of grace, gifts, and ministry office due to the abuse of charisma and leadership position has aggravated our spiritual blindness and the lack of honor in the Body of Christ.
As we begin to exit the day of Saul’s type of leadership towards the restoration of the tabernacle of David, one of the things we must learn fast is the ministry of sighting and honoring faithful Elders at the gates. The scripture speaks about 24 Elders that surround the throne of the Father and not 24 gifts.
When our gift matures into the realm of Eldership, we’ve entered into the sphere of governmental authority that can be used to shift times and seasons according to the calendar of heaven, and I firmly believe that Reinhard Bonnke functioned in this capacity even as Evangelist.
There’s no single part of the ascended ministry that is lower and less in quality than another, even though they function in accordance with divine order. Ranking in the ministry gifts is a personal reward of how we respond to the unique dealings of the Father.
The Father is the one who defines our level of obedience to and reward. It is said of our Lord Jesus Christ; this day I have begotten you as a Son. Sonship is the place where we come to in the Spirit of obedience that enhances our gifts to function in a governmental capacity. Meaning, we function in our ascended gift from various levels of spiritual authority.
When we are keenly sighted and knowledgeable and spiritual things, we are open to receive the required training that allows us to receive and function within certain leadership, administrative Spirit that engages the operations of spiritual darkness over realms, cities, and nations.
People like Reinhard Bonnke though functioned as an Evangelist but carried a much mature, governmental influence in the prophetic activity of God in the earth and within the leadership of the Body of Christ. The way the Father used this great servant to awake and further push the prophetic agenda of the Lord of the can only be seen and measured by those who have been spiritually aware.
The inability to acutely reorganize elders and kingdom accessing point [gates of authority] beyond just a functional gift or even office is one of the main weaknesses of the present spiritual knowledge of the many in the Body of Christ, and worst still, amongst professors of the current apostolic initiatives.
Another powerful strategy of the enemy which is part of the narrative of the spirit of Jezebel is the altering of words and their meaning, and I’ll like to highlight this point briefly we before begin to deal with the issue of how Jezebel infiltrate our lives, families, community and society.
Words, language, phrases are some of the most powerful tools in capturing and expressing culture. There’s absolutely no way we can capture the spirit of an Age or civilization without understanding the lingua of such society. Today, new language is be coined while old, relevant words are systematically being eroded, and this is what I’ll like us to briefly consider.
there are all sorts of languages in the world, yet none of them is without meaning.
11 If then I do not grasp the meaning of what someone is saying, I am a
foreigner to the speaker, and the speaker is a foreigner to me. 1 Corinthians
more I look into the scripture in the context of what we are assigned to
represent in the 21st-century society, the more I see a lack of
preparation and almost the sense of total disconnection in terms of awareness
and understanding of the nature of the season.
a sheep among wolves requires a deeper sense of the operation of the Spirit of
wisdom, and being wise as a serpent and harmless as a dove is certainly
operating from another realm of life that gives us the edge to effectively
represent the eternal intentions of the Father is an ever-increasing hustle
nature and character of the days we’ve been brought into demand we are skilled
in all the langue of the Chaldeans, the Babylonians, and the Egyptians, and we
should stop seeing this idea as a foreign idea or unbiblical. As we know, Jesus spoke Aramaic because that
was the language of the day. The big
question we should be asking ourselves is, what is today’s language?
I speak of language, please note that I am not merely referring to lingua
franca but the generation ideological, operating interface within societies; a
manner of thinking that connects people, places, things and even machines in a
manner that allows a general communication and understanding. Every generation
developed and operated through this kind of language they adopted in promoting
certain values, beliefs and ideologies we sought to promote.
ideologies, traditions and captured within the language. Language is the total
sum of what defines our identity.
we can notice, the past three decades or so, the world and its philosophers
have been busy developing a new language that has almost become matured in use
to promote their ideology today but the church has been caught sleeping in
combatting the wrong ideology behind this language.
unique thing we witness throughout the scripture that gave the people of God
the edge to stand out even in times of captivity is their ability to quickly
learn and use the language of their captors as an advantage to advance the
purposes of God. Indeed, language is a
medium of communication. However, we are seeing various forms of communicating
today that goes way beyond two people merely talking. Communication today has
become a very powerful tool to imprint and establish a philosophy that is
weaponized to kill, steal, and destroy.
art of communication has become one of the most lucrative 21st-century
business that yields lots of profit. My point, however, is not just about the
profiting side of communication but to highlight the deliberate war on
destroying the meaning and definition of words, as they are today viewed to
serve the certain narratives and agendas.
is being assaulted from all angles by those whose agenda is to destroy the very
fiber of society and sought to change the order of things redesign. Language
today, has transcended to the level of ideology; an ideology that should
promote certain ‘progressive beliefs’
live in a day where we are constantly being bombarded by various voices,
opinions, and ideologies that society seek to impress upon us regardless of our
interest or not. Unfortunately, many within the community of the Church have
not been adequately sensitized and prepared for these kinds of subtle
Indeed, these voices, when we face them, come across aggressively, demanding we take a side, and of cause, they want us to take their side because they’ve tried to desensitize the minds of many us using phrases the promotes their ideology of the new world order they are trying to create.
spiritual leaders are yet to fully comprehend the nature and complexity of the
battle before the Church, and I do hope this few points will wake us up as we
confront the spirit of Jezebel and other powerful Satanic principalities.
I strongly believe the Father gave the Church the platform of social media to
propagate the gospel of Christ to the lost, and to serve as a melting point to
speak redirection to the disgruntled members of the lost sheep of God. We are yet
to understand that the social media just like other platforms is actually a 21st-century
language we must learn like Daniel and his friends learnt the language of the
Babylonians in other to carry out the mandate of the kingdom.
who are masters of language will determine the direction of society, its
philosophy and economy. Everything today has a coded language that should be
learnt in order to utilize its power or influence. We, as the ecclesia is in
the midst of powerful warfare, and this war is all about influencing other
POWER OF LANGUAGE IN THE DEVELOPMENT CIVILIZATION
of the main reasons countries like America and China are fighting what is
termed as economic war is for the single reason of language. As I said,
languages, which the scripture also refers to as voices, has gone beyond voice
communication to an ideological war that is playing out on every form of system
that made has created to establish his dominance.
other words, those who are skilled in computer language have the edge of power
and influence. Introducing computer program language from early childhood is
necessary and highly critical for any nation or society to service.
of the wealthiest companies today is those dealing with computer language and
pregaming. I have used these points to further stress the point I am making.
world of social media has become a tool to increase the volumes of the voices
and noises to distract many away from the pathway of sound moral
judgement. There is all kind of voices
today that have been empowered and indeed, amplified through the tool of social
media that has brought more confusion and challenges regarding being able to
ascertain what the Spirit of the Lord will have many knows.
we talk about information overload, we are dealing with a reality that has come
to define the culture and structural fabric of today’s society. We are at the
twilight of a new sociocultural revolution; a revolution that is not fought
with guns and sword but with language and what I define as New Age opinions.
the last three decades or so, the English language has dramatically revolved to
the point that the meanings of certain key words that defines our social
lifestyle have been forced to change their meaning, or in some cases have been
reduced to obsolescence. Words are losing
their true meaning, and this is a deliberate act in reconfiguring how we
process thoughts, meaning, intentions, and actions.
agenda of the powers of darkness in this season carries various faces of
expression as we have earlier discussed, all depending on the position of the
battle line they find themselves and the objective they seek to achieve. As we continue to witness the systematic
introduction of certain phrases and words into the society the idea is to
reprogram how we see, process and accept meanings. One of the keyways the enemy can infiltrate
any heart or space is to change the meaning of words, particularly, if those
words expresses certain sense of morality, accountability and demand to
The American society and a larger part of Europe have lost a major ground during the first battle around language in the last three decades, and the loss opened the door for certain ideologies and philosophy to be introduced their society to the point that an average teen or adult today are struggling to comprehend or appreciate the meaning of certain words that ought to give them moral definition and a deep sense of correctness.
Right from the beginning of time, language has played a major role in the development of humans and the desire to build a strong, shared community, and we saw this greatly impressed during the building of the tower of Babel. Every time there’s a need to build a tower of [Babel] rebellion, human always seeks for a common language to implement such a task, even if they have nothing in common with each other. The enemy also play behind the call and support for
unity for as long as such call play towards its diabolic agenda.
Principle of spiritual warfare and kingdom authority over the high places
By Isaiah-Phillips Akintola
JEZEBEL ATTACKS THE PROPHETIC
we have noticed, this is a spirit that is not afraid to charge against the
gift, ministry, and office of the prophet. Arguably, the office of the prophet
is one of the highest governmental position of spiritual authority,
representing the activities of God’s affairs within the church and around the
realms of societal affairs across earth.
are in a day of the awakening of some dark, ancient, governmental spiritual
activities within the realms of men that need urgent, but bold, courageous and
strategic intervention. Let me highlight
at this point that all that is unfolding from the powers of darkness,
assaulting the very nature and identity of both the Church and the nations,
specifically, today from the house of Ahab with his wife, Jezebel is a direct
response or confrontation to the prophetic awakening and engagement of God’s
Saints across the earth.
Mount Carmel, a type of the gathering of the nation under the false leadership of Jezebel will be the very place and point where the power of God will finally judge this evil spirit of Jezebel and the male prophets who have yielded their authority and ministry under her illegitimate authority due to her financial economic influence. Jehu reflects the personification character the Lord will employ to finally destroy this character or entity that has sought to capture, incarcerate, and change the desired order of God for man and the society but it will take a courageous spirit of Elijah to stand instead of running from her.
Jezebel had that prophet, Elijah had commanded the execution of her false
prophets on Mount Carmel, she sent words to the prophet of God that by this
time tomorrow, your head will be given to the vulture to feed. This was a
direct confrontation to intimidate and neutralize the authority and the
position [influence] of the prophet of God in the land.
Spirit of Elijah.
Spirit of Elijah is shifting things back to the Father’s ordained program for
the earth. The Spirit of the two witnesses is being released to prepare the
ecclesia for the great showdown. The Spirit of Exodus is characterized through
the anointed grace of Moses while the Spirit of Elijah is the Spirit that
breaks the hold of identity bondage from the illegitimate power of Jezebel;
this is also known as the Spirit of fire.
Lord is restoring his wind and fire in this third day. We are told that before
the dreadful day of the Lord, the Lord will send Elijah who will turn the
hearts of the Father’s back to their sons, and the hearts of sons back to their
Father. This prophetic activity in the earth is activating the closer proximity
and visibility of their kingdom of God.
coming or emerging reality of God’s presence and glory to the earth is shaking
the foundations, ideologies, beliefs, philosophy and the dominant political
cultures that have ruled and reign in the minds of men for centuries. The day
of the Lord is emerging with great noise and the rolling away of everything
that can be shaken.
said to Jeremiah, this day, I have made you a prophet over nations…the
jurisdictional matron authority of a prophet in most cases, especially, a
seasoned, well-matured prophet reaches far beyond his or her place of
prophet based on one end of the continent can speak authoritatively, of course,
according to the directives, guidance and wisdom of the Spirit into another
city or nation. This is often carried according to the prophetic seasons and
initiatives of the Father around realms and continents. We saw Samuel,
Jeremiah, and many of whom we call minor prophets, operated in the apostolic,
governmental grace over nations. The
seven churches in the book of Revelation were all positioned prophetic across
Asia minor to spiritually influence the realms as we shall later examine
regarding the church of Thyatira.
governmental authority of prophets always creates a deep panic in the camp of
the enemy, and therefore, the assigned, principalities, powers, and wicked spirits,
over such realms gets agitated and therefore, tries to shut down or frustrate
the influence of the prophetic voice within such regions.
Spirit and operation of Jezebel are primarily assigned as a corrupt,
illegitimate, governmental spirit assigned to attack and frighten the prophets,
and their prophetic position and authority over cities and nations. The enemy is quite aware that if they can
stop or frustrate the operational initiatives and assignment of the prophet
over any community, city or region, such a region is already captured, it’s
only a matter of time.
and the fight for the Soul of America
cities, nations, and regions carry or wear certain unique character or
personality traits that heaven identifies, relates to, and engage in judgement
accordingly to such persons. It is critically important that the Saints,
particularly, those called and grace with the spirit of intercession to
identify the image and personality each city or nation wear, so that when they
are praying, they can address such personality.
city or nation in the Bible can be related to in particular name character.
Some cities, however, exhibit more than one character just as ordinary humans
can have more than one name or character expression. Most times in the
scriptures, the Lord addresses, cities by their predominant character
personality. In other words, the name of Israel can be exhibiting the character
of Sodom, therefore, when the Lord is addressing Israel in a context of a
certain issue, he will rather address Israel in the appropriate name that
captures the spirit he is addressing amongst is people.
nation has got a soul that allows certain inflow or outflows of values,
beliefs, and philosophy. This is one of the reasons we are called to war for
the soul of cities and nation. To effectively address the predominant spirit
over an atmosphere, you need to identify the spiritual personality, such city
or nation is operating, and in most cases, not always, such spirit can be found
within the character framework of the founding fathers of such society.
character trait that defines the image-soul of the nation is then passed down
the ages through those thoroughly vetted and initiated into key leadership
positions of such society. This is one of the reasons why we need to understand
that there’s another election behind the so-called democratic election citizens
votes are important, but not as important as the vote of those who are
following the agenda and narrative of what has been covenanted by the dedication
of what such city or nation should maintain.
An alliance is formed on behalf of cities and nations through certain
foreknowledge agreements that are sealed by blood, and this is where compromise
is reached regarding how such cities or nations should express themselves in
all manners of policies and values.
have said, my main objective in is article is to unmask the subtle, but a
powerful operational spirit of Jezebel within the current global affairs which
is unfortunately now shaping the narrative of most political debates and
discussions as the battle for the position of power in the new world order
reality is, the sociocultural ideologies of societies, including many, who
today claimed to be Christ-followers unfortunately has almost been eroded by
this wicked spirit of Jezebel to the degree that if what you think and say
don’t fit into the narrative of political correctness, then you’re labelled as
the enemy of God or enemy of the state.
powerful Satanic system has almost capture, crippled, and redefine the
identity, culture, and authority given by God to men to be responsible in presenting
themselves, families and communities at large before the Lord as kingdom
priests. As we shall later study, we
will highlight the main purpose of the spirit of Jezebel which is to mainly to
emasculate, frustrate, and neutralize the identity and authority of manhood
within society, and that is the current agenda across most countries in the
name of democracy but in particular, in Europe and America.
the institutionalized power of governance
are today seeing one of the greatest, satanic assault against the church and
the lives of ordinary Americans. There are various ancient, demonic stronghold
with being awaken today with the objective to disrupt, capture, and change the
very prophetic identity of the people of America and the rest of the world as
the Jezebel spirit leads this campaign.
assault should be worrisome to all awakened sons of God, particularly, those
with an advanced intercessory, leadership spirits, and elders within the order
of the fivefold ministry. America is a strategic nation that plays a role in
shaping the cultural and socioeconomic status of many continents. Whatever is
birth, established and accepted within the context of the America society, it’s
only a matter of times before such in adopted. The influence of America,
globally, is a two-way stream; it all depends on the school of thought or
agenda that is sought to be promoted from the political leadership class.
political party is an ideology that seeks to promote an ideological belief.
these beliefs are systematically integrated into the political process that
shapes and forms the policies that inform society. Therefore, we need to adjust
our understanding and narratives about economic struggle. Behind the agenda of
fighting for equality and prosperity, there are invisible key players that seek
to manipulate the outcome of things. [Rev 18:} speaks about global trade and
whom the world trades with.
is not just about goods and services; the heart of global trade is about the
influence of lives, territories and mineral resource, and no doubt America is a
key player in this global trade as we can with the current trade war between
the two parties biggest economy-China and America.
nation of America has never been so divisive on almost everything, and there’s
a reason for this. The election of Donald Trump as the president of America was
a game-changer. His appointment was a statement that will shake the very
foundation of certain narrative that seeks to utter and change the prophetic
program of God not only for America but for the world at large.
war between the nation of America and China is far beyond the idea of goods and
service; the is about the control of power, and it’s important we have precise
prophetic insight into what is going on. We have always taken the stand that
God has a definite, prophetic program for each nation. No nation exists by
their own effort or plan; God has set nations and regions where they are for
his prophetic mandate. Just like Egypt, Mali empire, Rome, and Greece to
mention a few, were a powerful trade route in the early century, United
Kingdom, America, China and Russia are today, some of the most powerful economies,
and this is translated to global influence or power.
is currently being invaded by the spirit of Jezebel, and it’s critical for us
to study what’s going on as we reexamine the word of God in finding the
prophetic weapon to paralyze this spirit. What makes this study important is
the fact that Jezebel operate under a false, illegitimate authority. Therefore,
it is highly important we understand what leadership and spiritual authority
mean, and how it’s designed to function, so we are not captured by false spirit
in the name of leadership influence.
this point, I’ll like to highlight some concerns I believe needs to be
addressed in the context of the revelation of the spirit of Jezebel in relating
to what is today known as political correctness, which is my strongest point
has almost crippled the leadership authority ordained to guide and protect
families and individuals from the assault of the forces of darkness.
of the things that have become almost the trademark of the current political
landscape of the European society and of cause, the larger American political
narrative is the subjects on the accuracy of truth definition and other concepts
around moral values, issues relating to biblical position of sociocultural and
institutional development. These important fabrics of strong, family and
institutional structures are almost no longer accepted, nor is room given to
teach and debate on these subjects due to what is now known as gender
we are increasingly seeing certain important subject that speaks to the issue
of moral correctness, faith, identity, the natural definition and
characteristics of the male species, and the concept of womanhood from a sound,
biblical perspective are today seen as unaccepted In the promotion of the idea
of progressive beliefs.
push for humanist value has almost eroded the right order of human existence
and this is being promoted by the ideology of the new world order global
narrative. Therefore, the idea of gender-sensitive has become a weapon the
powers of darkness are today using to short down the voice of truth that needs
to be had regarding the current distortion of the identity and structure of
human values within society.
many within the Church are almost crippled to speak out regarding certain laws
and institutional practices that are contrary to their faith and believe due to
the fear of powerful political backlash against their organization, this is
totally unaccepted. Issues that deals with order, leadership and correctness
regarding homes, family, marriage, manhood, and womanhood are all today left untouched.
children are becoming more and more confused and dysfunctional without the
right leadership identity and authority to bring nurturing, correction,
direction, and affirmation to them because the authority of father has almost
been stripped from them through the Satanic influence of the spirit of Jezebel
controlling the state powers.
promotion of feminist power is destroying the very structure and order of
family and societal values, and this is presenting feeding into how many now
view the principle of God’s word. Many are now interpreting the word of God
with the humanist and feminist lens view and this totally unaccepted.
perversion of sexuality and the right order of identity, which speaks into who
we are as the male man or a female, are almost now known existence. The moment
you begin to deal with subject that points to certain wrong values connected to
the female entity, suddenly it becomes an issue of the lack of gender
spiritual leaders are increasingly become frustrated due to the fact that they
are not able to exercise the spiritual authority God has given to them in
dealing with issues as they should be because they are afraid of not being
politically correct. The idea of political correctness or gender equality is an
idea that was systematically introduced into the political space through a
Satanic agenda to create a false narrative of inequality on issue of gender so
that the feminist agenda can use such a platform to promote the various program
they desire to push to society and the various institutions of society.
truth is, this has been the plan of Satanic agenda in promoting Jezebel
influence as the economic system, empowered by state and global institutions to
silence the voice of truth and to discredit and neutralize the authority of
faith and God’s word in their so-called New Age, progressive society.
this, I saw another angel coming down from heaven. He had great authority, and
the earth was illuminated by his splendour. 2With a mighty voice he shouted: “‘Fallen!
Fallen is Babylon the Great!’ a She has become a dwelling for demons and a
haunt for every impure spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for
every unclean and detestable animal. 3 For all the nations have drunk the
maddening wine of her adulteries. The kings of the earth committed adultery
with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive
The spirit of Jezebel which today has taken the form of political and economic authority and has infiltrated almost every arm of government institutions and sociocultural view.
principle of spiritual authority and governmental warfare
ARCHITECTURE OVER THE NATIONS
by Isaiah-Phillips Akintola
Revelation 2: 18
“To the angel of the church in
These are the words of the Son
of God, whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished
bronze. 19 I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and
perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first.
20 Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. 21 I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling. 22 So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways. 23 I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.
comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and
have it to the full.
me to start this note by defining the meaning of a thief because it gives us a
footing and a perspective into what we shall be examining at the cause of this
message. A thief is defined as a person who steals another person’s property,
especially by stealth [cautious and surreptitious] and without using force or
threat of violence.
scriptural declaration by our Lord Jesus Christ himself and the definition of a
thief give a clear, in-depth, characteristics of the subtle nature of the battle
we’ve found ourselves as the Body of Christ. This description further defines
for us how we should engage the reality of the days we’re in with a deep sense
of cautiousness, sobriety, and prophetic discernment.
are back to the very same point and method the enemy used in invading the
Garden in Genesis without the voice or visibility of the man placed in charge
to challenge the invasion of his space and territory.
the Garden was invaded and violated by Lucifer, the Church and the nations
today are being invaded by the same enemy who is now using the rebellious spirit
and persona of the woman called Jezebel.
increase of deception and seduction to lure the nations and the Saints to
follow the charming voice of the woman who sits upon many waters, according to
the book of Revelation has become increasely visible in many homes, government
institutions and Churches across the globe. The degree of compromise in today’s
Church as seen in the society is a testimony to the failure of sound
focus of this teaching, we are about to examine is the concept of a failed
leadership. Leadership is about being present and visible! Jezebel thrives
where sound, biblical spiritual leadership has been compromised as we saw
regarding King Ahab of Israel.
spirits of deception, delusion, and corruption begins to operate in a society,
family, or Church when fathers and leaders abdicate their position and
responsibility. It is my strong believe
that behind the woes of today’s civilization is the reality of leadership failure.
We shall later consider these points as the Lord will grant us direction.
There’s no doubt the nature of the battle the Church of the Lord is currently faced with, characterize the spirit of Jezebel, and we are going to examine this spirit as we allow the Lord to open our eyes of wisdom and spiritual understanding. We shall look at what Jezebel is currently stealing, killing and destroying both the Body of Christ and within society.
no doubt we are living in one of the most intense seasons of spiritual warfare seen
the beginning of human history, and this battle will continue to increase even
as the Church and the nations enter the scope of the visibility of the
manifestation of the kingdom of God.
closer we step towards the declaration of the appearance of Christ’s government
on earth, the more intense our battles, birth pang, and of course, our tribulation.
sociocultural war of ideology and identity dysfunctionality we are seeing today,
even in the Church, reveals without a doubt the narrative objective the enemy
desire to see. However, this battle is far from you a cultural war; it is a
spiritual battle that is geared toward a total annihilation of human dignity,
morality, and obedience toward the standard of God and his kingdom.
those aware of this diabolic attack and have been well built and equipped with
the sevenfold spirit of Christ will stand their ground in facing this deadly assault.
Ignorance of the ways of the Lord and his dealings both within human affairs and
the Church of the living God is already costing many in the Body of Christ in a
great deal, but I hope that through some points that will be highlighted
through this note will help you see things in divine perspective.
is everything when it comes to understanding and responding to the demands and
challenges of our day. Both reading and studying the word of God in the light
of revelation and spiritual understanding in such a manner that gives clarity
and illumination is a high virtue required today in dealing with many of the seemingly
complex questions being asked, and I hope by the end of this resource note, with
the series of videos webinars already published on this topic should add to
the insights and keys of the kingdom to
effectively bring answers, solution, and direction.
current assault to change God’s moral code, order, values, and standard of
existence is a deliberate attack on the wisdom of God that has intensified in a
manner that is almost eroding the position of spiritual authority and
leadership within the community of God’s people, and this is where we need to walk
in reclaiming our position of biblical truth and its foundation.
The assault of Satanic powers through the spirit of Jezebel is one major battle today’s church and society is faced with, and unfortunately, many, including some of our spiritual leaders are not adequately equipped nor prepared to face. This is a battle that has already claimed many lives in the Body of Christ.
My joy however is, the Lord does not wait for everyone to be ready before he begins to equip his Saints to rise and fight the enemy already causing casualties across the nations.
We are now being giving spiritual tools, for divine upgrade; additional kingdom keys to unlock truths that will allow us to strategically address certain challenges that may seem as complex, or even mysterious to us at this end of days. Getting the keys and access the realms in the Father are two different things.
It seems to me while ready Mathews 16:20 that the first key to access within the bunch of keys is the revelation of Christ. And Jesus Christ said to his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Christ.
look at some scripture to give us perspective.
I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the
gates of Hades will not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys of the
kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and
whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” 20 Then He admonished
the disciples not to tell anyone that He was the Christ. Mathews 16:18-20
foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was
clearly portrayed as crucified. 2 I would like to learn just one thing from you:
Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard?
3 Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying
to finish by means of the flesh?
the angel of the church in Thyatira write: These are the words of the Son of God,
whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze. 19 I
know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you
are now doing more than you did at first.
I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet.
By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of
food sacrificed to idols. 21 I have given her time to repent of her immorality,
but she is unwilling. 22 So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make
those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways.
23 I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he
who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.
ten horns are ten kings who will rise from this kingdom. After them another king,
different from the earlier ones, will rise and subdue three kings. 25 He will speak
out against the Most High and oppress the saints of the Most High, intending to
change the set times and laws, and the saints will be given into his hand for a
time, and times, and half a time. 26 But the court will convene, and his dominion
will be taken away and completely destroyed forever.…
the reality of the season
live in days where the prevailing culture of Babylon and the ancient, established
high places has almost swallowed the moral compass and spiritual identity of many
who claimed to be followers of Christ and members of his kingdom.
culture of the New Age spirits and the awakened occultic, eastern demonic worship
order has almost succeeded in changing the names, language, diet, and apparels of
many, particularly, in the Western world concept of Christianity as we’re now seeing
in Africa and the rest of the world.
Satanic agenda that seeks to change times and set laws, continue to harass the Saints
and the nations, [ set time and laws, meaning, moral, ethical standards of human
existence and biblically sound spiritual values] many, unfortunately, have given
into this false agenda and lies because they were never grounded in the spiritual
philosophy of a sound, apostolic biblical paradigm.
of Christians today are now being assimilated into the very way of life we’ve been
empowered and commissioned [sent] to change; the people we are called to redeem,
disciple, and deliver for the Lord have almost managed to capture our weak spiritual
position and ideology of ‘Christianity’. They are pursuing the agenda to change
the times and the laws of God before our very eyes while we hide in caves and holes
as we see during the reign of Ahab and Jezebel.
that captured the kings of the earth have managed to bewitch and seduce society,
they’ve been charmed and bewitched; the spell of Jezebel is today written all over
our desires, actions, conducts, our pattern of thinking, desires, spiritual, and
emotional preferences, unfortunately.
[AND ARROWS], TURNED [AND RAN] ON THE DAY OF BATTLE.
by Isaiah-Phillips Akintola
Many seemingly mighty and elegant edifice, erected within the minds and around many Christians to behold will be collapsing at this end of days, particularly, from amongst what is presumptively defined as kingdom communities due to their weak, imbalanced spiritual philosophy and understanding.
We shall continue to discover as the new dawn of the days of the Lord falls upon us that that size, weight, and height do not necessarily amount to vision, strength, longevity, capacity, and productivity. The root or foundation we build will ultimately determine how far we go, and how long we shall remain, and this truth has now become a critical focal point as the sound of this present, spiritual advancement begins to lead us to a new frontier.
During one of our recent morning beyond devotional series, I was interested in probing why 22 thousand soldiers, armed for battle were disqualified, having failed the test of their fears and their lack of courage.
I have often used this scripture in Judges 7: 2-3 to reinforce my strong points while I am extrapolating on the subject of kingdom apostolic values and its principles, but it never really dawned on me to view this scripture from a redemptive perspective which is highly critical on the matters of advancing our kingdom mandate in this season.
During this last Easter week celebration, I took the time to do a series of teachings to highlight the importance and meaning of our salvation in Christ, and it’s advisable that we should often revisit this foundational truth even as we go on with the Lord.
The reality is, we cannot exhaust the ascended, revelatory, knowledge infused within the ministry of redemption. If creation is waiting in anticipation for its redemption, the logical reality will be that it’s those who have thoroughly understood the process and working of the various aspects of regeneration within the complex soul-life will be able to effectively and successfully carry out such a complicated task.
The important lesson from these 22 thousand, sandaled soldiers is that It’s so easy to make a declaration that we are taking back the land from the forces of darkness who have invaded our cities and space, it’s a different ballgame to be equipped ready for the warfare of reclaiming our lands.
The bottom line was 22 out of 33 thousand chosen warriors on the way to the battle were sent back home because something that ought to have been part of their default, the footing of readiness as the army of God was not there, hence, they were sent home. What could disqualify you and me in this season of preparedness and enrolment for the battle of the Lord?
I am sure you’ll agree with me that they’ve been times when we’ve assumed a sense of preparedness and readiness for an assignment only for a superior eye to access and scrutinize us, only to fish out of fear, weakness, ignorance, and unpreparedness.
How many times have we been told we are prepared and ready, particularly, from those who we assumed should know better than us; how many times we’ve presumed readiness in terms of receiving the necessary intelligence, training and capacity to engage the complexity of life like becoming a wife, or ready to be a husband and a father?
What about raising children, going into business, taking that position of leadership either in ministry or in some corporate, secular position, only to realize we’ve been disqualified because something regarding our foundational footing and philosophy is not in order?
Redemption does just deal with our initial position of salvation but also addresses the dysfunctional realities within the core structure of our humanity. The ability to identify and accept the various dysfunctional, well-seated, Adamic has fallen believes and characters that have become part of our default operational system of thinking and behaving is a milestone in the journey of redemption.
“The LORD said to Gideon, “You have too many men with you for me to hand Midian over to you. Israel might brag and say, ‘We saved ourselves.’ Announce to the troops, ‘Whoever is scared or frightened should leave Mount Gilead and go back home.’ “So 22,000 men went back home, and 10,000 were left”. GOD’S WORD Translation. Judges 7: 2-3
One of the most unfortunate things we can accept as followers and members of the Christian faith is to allow the deception of the enemy to shut change, reduce, downplay, or even confuse the core meaning, purpose, and implications of our redemption. 90% of the challenges we are facing today are due to the lack of insightful knowledge of the implementation and impact of the ministry of redemption.
Moving from a presumptive notion to a more precise understanding will allow us to begin the adjustment process in our orientation to sound biblical concept of redemption. We cannot bring light to humanity if our spiritual ideology is out of synch due to a wrong and imbalance doctrinal knowledge.
The re-civilization of creation, according to the word of God, starts from the precise redemption of creation. Redemption [regeneration] is both the footing and the framework of the value worth of spiritual essence and maturity.
Once the foundation of what we define to be redemption is not in alignment with the divine architectural design principles of progressive spiritual development, whatever we seek to achieve or build, including our family values, or ministry objectives will never arrive at the divine intention of God.
This is a day, a season of spiritual breakthrough for us. We are not leaving any stone on turned; we are not giving the enemy any chance within the space of our lives. We want to enter the realm of spiritual breakthrough without hindrance, and therefore, the Spirit of the Lord has led me to pen down this short prayer of confession. I’ve deliberately generalized the prayers; you can personalize it if you wish. This is a timely prayer of self-deliverance and breakthrough. There’s power in your confession and word declaration. Please, pray these words by faith and total trust in the word of God, and you will see the liberating power of the Holy Spirit manifest in your life.
Father in the name of your Son Jesus Christ, we, your people, today declare that we are united with you through the eternal blood of your Son who died on the cross to redeem us from the curse of the law. Because of the new life we have through the virtue of our covenant as joint heirs with Christ, we declare that we’ve been free from every form of bondage and Satanic imposition. We renounce every known and unknown allegiance with the spirit of disobedience. We break the bondage of ignorance, wrong affiliation, and demonic presence within our lives and space.
We are sons of obedience; bearers of the eternal light of Christ, and therefore, we refuse every form of Darkness or Satanic, New Age projections over our life, family, ministry, or community. Your words say, for my people, perish for the lack of your knowledge. Father, perhaps, we have been living in ignorance through certain wrong affiliations, decisions and relationships that may have become open doors for the enemy to gain access into our lives and space.
Today, we ask for your forgiveness, and we confess every wrong action, decision, and connection we have that is contrary to your intention for us; we submit to your leadership and authority. We shut the doors we’ve ignorantly open for the wrong spirit to torment and hinder us from the life of liberty you’ve given to us. We bind our soul to the love of Christ; we yield our thoughts and imagination to the will of Christ.
We accept the good plans of the Father for us; we eat of the fruit of the tree of life that produces righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. We receive the love and mercy of God for us. We are partakers of the good life in Christ Jesus. Our confession is that of faith, hope, and love for Christ and his kingdom. We, as your sons and daughters proclaim the liberty of the gospel of Christ that sets free from every Satanic, occultic and demonic influence.
We rise against the spirit of fear, depression, oppression, insecurity, perversion, manipulation, intimidation, control and abuse. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, we are free from the lies and deception of the enemy. For he whom the Son sets free is truly free indeed. I declared that I am free from the spirit of religion, wrong ancestral connections, poverty, sickness and diseases.
Today, we renew the covenant of eternal union and oneness we share with Christ. We confess that we are delivered and liberated from every limitation, bondage, doubt, fear, intimidation, insecurity and lack. Father we declare, may your kingdom come into our live and space. May the authority of your kingdom dominion override every authority or dominion we have ignorantly allowed to influence our lives and space. In obedience, we submit to your love and wisdom.
We, therefore, declare and confess the enemy has no foot whole over any area of our life. We are secure in obedience, faith, and total trust in you. We are free from the influence of wrong words, interference, and negative, soulish people in our lives. We are no longer controlled nor prejudiced by the mistakes, misdeeds, and the wrong decisions of our childhood or teenage years
Our minds, thoughts, and imagination today are freed, renewed, transformed and delivered through the spoken words of life. Yes, we are people birth through the incorruptible word of life and not of death; we are free from the curse of the law of sin and death. We have the life of Christ reside in us, and therefore, we have the penetrating, illuminating light of God residing and transforming us from inside out.
In the Name of Jesus Christ, the name that is higher and stronger than all names and authority in the heavens, on earth and beneath, we declare we are stronger than any Satanic and demonic words sent to cripple us from advancing into the new beginning of the Father for us. We take our place in the ministry of divine governance; we proclaim today that we are seated with Christ in heavenly places, far above all powers, principalities, and wicked spirits. We break into a new day of glorious light, favor and abundance blessing. We are bless and not cursed. We are rich and not poor; we are well and not sick.
We proclaim, no weapon formed or fashioned against us will prosper. We condemn every tongue, words, thoughts, idea, imagination and intentions, designed to harm, frustrate or stop us from reaching our destination. We cannot be stopped because the Lord is our strength, shield and defense. We go forth in the name and authority of our Lord Jesus Christ. We reclaim our inheritance in the name of Jesus Christ. In faith, we take possession of what belongs to us and our family, ministry and community. We declare that greater is he who is in us than he who is in the world. We go forth in the spirit of breakthrough to God’s ordained plan for us in this season and beyond….In Jesus name… Amen.
Allow me to bother you again with one of the life-messages of wisdom. Many Christians today have become so naturally accustomed to specific and essential, practices to the extent that we have almost forgotten the transforming-life lesson we should be learning from them.
Yesterday evening my wife brought these plants home, and she immediately got a cup with water inside and dropped the plants in it. I didn’t give much attention to it except for the fact that she said one of the plants is a pine tree.
This morning while I was making myself a cup of tea, the Holy Spirit drew my attention to the cup and asked me, what do you see? I immediately cut the reason for the question; if the plants are not secure in the appropriate environment, they will eventually die in the next few hours or days depending on their longevity.
The right habitat of the plants does not only secure their existence but also their potential in growing and fulfilling their ordained purpose for life.
What a profound truth that we daily take for granted. Living daily in the environment that sustains who we are made to be is an ever-fresh revelation we should always cherish if we must remain relevant in life.
We’ve been placed in an environment that sustains everything we are, and should represent as humans made in the likeness of God. A life lived in the consciousness of the abiding presence of God is one that receives provision for life and godliness according to brother Peter.
Let me remind us that we do not have any excuse whatsoever not to remain in our natural habitat as followers of Christ, and for those who are none-Christians, nature speaks to us of who we are, and how we ought to be sustained in life even without a preacher.
This is the reason the book of Romans declares that as humans, we have no excuse for not living our lives according to the ethics code of God.
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
Why is it easy to see the repercussion of not transplanting a plant in their right habitat of water supply, yet, it seems so difficult to accept our own inherent sustained environment within the stream of living water?
While these plants do not have the will of their own to jump out of the water, and if they can, they will eventually die. We, however, see the will of these plants bound to the eternal objective of what they’ve been ordained for in their service to the use of man and the rest of creation.
Man, as the most superior of all Gods creation has been given a will because the one who created him has a will. However, we have not truly fathomed, understand, nor appreciate why we’ve been given a will that should be continually surrendered to the one who gave it to us as part of our daily devotional service to him who created us for his own good pleasure.
We’ve assumed that because we have a sense of where we came from, at least as Christians, immediately translates to been secured within the environment of our sustainability which of course is a terrible lie.
Refusing to consciously yield ourselves in obedience to the will of God is like a fish out of the water, assuming it will survive. Friends, this is not just some natural law, but a spiritual one, that should be daily sustained and in practice if we desire peace and fulfillment.
If you ever assume that you can survive with your supposed advanced intelligence and secured financial muscle without you abiding continually in the presence of Christ who is the source of all things, is a lie and you will soon die if you don’t remain in your natural spiritual habitat in Christ.
I hope these few lines will stir and motivate your spirit mind to start abiding in Christ our eternal source.