THE WRONG ALLIANCE, MARRYING JEZEBEL. PART 7

THE WRONG ALLIANCE, MARRYING JEZEBEL. PART 7

BY ISAIAH-PHILLIPS AKINTOLA

1 kings 16:29-34

As we continue to track the architect of the spirit of Jezebel so we can be prophetically equipped in dealing with it. We have reached a critical point in understanding how this spirit gets to infiltrate the community of God’s people and society.

There’s no better way to unveil the mystery of a spirit or character than being able to discover how such a spirit in the first place gets into such human space and heart. The formation of Alliances has always been one of the most effective instruments used for nations to prevent or stop protracted wars and battles between the two nations.

In most cases, this alliance is made through the payments of dowries and ransoms; and the given away of certain key villages, cities, or territories. But the most effective one is the giving away in marriage of the princess in most cases, or Prince in some case from one kingdom to the other as a seal of peace.

This idea as further been adopted by very wealthy and influential families across nations through the centuries for the purpose of keeping their riches, name, and fame from being corrupted by those deemed as the commoners or the ignoble of society. In the cases of Princess, often, they are usually prepared and groomed to be given away in marriage to other Kings or kingdom as a pawn that might become a very powerful and influential entity in the strategy of building or reinforcing alliance.

However, God, in his covenant sovereignty, wisdom, and relationship with the nation of Israel had pre-warned them never to go into any form of alliance with foreign, gentile nations. Not even ordinary Israelis citizens are allowed to marry from other nations under the Old Testament biblical law. They’ve been forbidden to marrying from countries that serves and worship foreign gods.

Marrying from nations that serves other gods outside the God of their fathers is a serious offense that carries severe punishment. Unfortunately, this violation has been of the greatest sins the children of Israel had committed in the sight of God by marrying and given their children in marriage to nations that worships Baal.

The plan of the Father for the children of Israel as a nation of a kingdom of priest was one of the reasons this law was promulgated. The issue of divine separation as a nation that will reflect the standard and glory of God to the rest of the world was and is still a major objective in the call to stand out from the rest of the world.

The easiest way for the enemy to infiltrate the prophetic activity of the Father in the earth is through wrong connections and alliance. As powerful as relationship means to the prophetic advancement of the purposes of God, particularly, a marriage relationship, so is relationship one of Satan’s key strategies in seeking to cripple, pollute, and destroy the agenda of God.

We today live in a world where what informs our connection to people is basically sensual and material base, and this has made it even easier for the enemy to carry out his diabolic attacks. If all we are preoccupied with is a pleasure to be derived from a relationship without considering another critical impact such a relationship will usher into our lives and space, then it means we really do not understand the effects of spiritual things around our lives.

The life and objective of a relationship cannot be genuinely comprehended through emotion or intelligence as highly important as they may be.  We need spiritual knowledge, insight, and wisdom in going into any kind of activity that we bind us with other people, so we are not taking advantage of through ignorance. Humans are carriers of spirits; these spirits can the right or wrong spirit.

Sometimes, the issues we are trying to resolve or make sense of in marriage or in our workplace are more of spiritual than just a position of bad attitude, and even in cases of bad character, these characters or attitudes can be traced to spiritual issues that seek to get us to a place of point of compromise by the enemy.  This is one of the major reasons we should be careful regarding who we define to be it friends or relationship, and worst still, who we finally decide to choose to be our life-partner in marriage. These are major, life decisions that cannot be made on face value or in the context of emotional excitement.

Marriage is not just about two people coming to live together because they both claim to ‘love’ each other. Love is a big part of our lives we, unfortunately, know very little about. There is great advantage to marriage when we understand its main purpose and objective from God’s perfect ice, after all, marriage was his idea. Unfortunately, there are also serious consequences to marriage when we ignorantly ignore the foundational values and framework that ought be in place before we go into a covenant of marriage.

In Joshua chapter 6 we see a terrible mistake made by the children of Israel under the military leadership of Joshua regarding the Gibeonite. The children ignorantly allowed themselves to be tricked into false alliance to present the Israelites from attacking the Gibeonite.

Marriage is one of the highest levels of blood covenant and when it’s made ignorantly without a precise, biblical, prophetic direction, we can directly or indirectly bind ourselves to certain obligations, contracts, covenant, or even influence of the powers of darkness.

In relating to the people of God, insecurity and the lack of trust is what pushes most of the kings to join affinity with other nations, particularly, through the medium of marriage. In the cases of others, it’s just the issue of lust like we see in relations to King Solomon and King Ahab.

One of the main things that brought Solomon with his great wisdom, wealth, and power down as the Son of one of the greatest Kings ever lived in human history, King David, was his love for foreign women, and the scripture told us that Solomon foreign wives turned his heart away from the love of the God of his Father David. The bible told us that they tuned Solomon heart away from God when he began to get old. As we begin to track the fall of great kingdoms, empires, and ordinary people right from bible days to this present day, one can see is clear that great men and leaders fall due to marrying the wrong person.

AHAB MARRIED JEZEBEL.

The marriage of princess Jezebel the daughter of King Ethbaal, a Phoenician empire was a serious crime in the sight of God that brought terrible consequence to the house of Ahab, and the entire nation of Israel. Ahab, the son of Omri did not just marry Jezebel due to the issue of protecting his kingdom, at least, the scripture never suggested this; Ahab took Jezebel in marriage due to arrogance, and lust in disobedience to the command of the Lord.

As many theologians will further confirm that Jezebel was not just a mere Princess but in fact, she was a priestess of Baal. She was a direct worshipper of Beelzebub, and we will later see how she turned the capital of Israel that became Samaria to the capital of Baal worship. Beyond the sin of Jeroboam that was committed by Ahab, he further angered God by going to join hands in marriage to a nation that is openly committed to the worship of idols. Idolatry is one of the highest crimes any human, family, or society can commit before God.

Because of the leadership position and influence of Ahab, he exposed the entire nation to the spirit of Beelzebub, and this is where the judgement of God took another turn regarding the nation of Israel. As we can see the scripture that the direct judgement of God against Baal worship was is an attack on the economy and that’s because Baal worshippers believed that Baal is the provider of rain and good crops.

To be continued…

Realignment, a focal point into 2017

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REALIGNMENT, A FOCAL POINT INTO 2017

A prophetic perspective.

 

By Isaiah-Phillips Akintola

 

 

1 Kings 22

Wrong alignment is probably one of the greatest weaponry the enemy has since applied to weaken, frustrate, and even derail the development and advancement of individuals and the corporate church.

 

The issue of proper, effective coalition is a major theme in the entire scriptures. The fact is, one can summarize the whole bible into the account of man realigning back to its original source. If we are wrongly positioned or connected, our entire life and ministry can be negatively affected such that it brings unnecessary issues and conflict into our lives.

 

A wrong alignment generally means to be wrongly placed, positioned, or connected. It means to be wasting one’s skill, energy, or resource at the wrong position. It is a means of distraction, energy and time wasting.  It also suggests, doing the right thing in the wrong place or with the wrong person or people. It also suggests the lack of the proper connection to learn, function and contribute within ones assigned grace, skill, and capacity. 

 

Wrong alignment could also refer to a lack of a well-balanced spiritual, and psychological outlook to life and relationship. It hides the beauty of your inner skill and creativity. It steals your confidence and courage to boldly express your God given ability in a way that allows you to gracefully develop even through the contradictions of life.

 

Thus, a person suffering insecurity will usually seek audience with certain groups, or individuals to hang out with in order to gain some kind of acceptance, recognition, and a sense of importance, even when such a person is constantly being used, abused and manipulated. Meaning that insecurity, fear, the lack of emotional wholeness, and other forms of dysfunctional life outlook primarily causes wrong alignment or relationship.

 

Furthermore, such alignment or relationship takes a lot from you without recognizing and appreciating the best you offer.  Such relationship thrives on your desire to serve, lack of understanding, or weakness, low self-esteem, poverty of mind, and spiritual witchcraft to manipulate your good will and servant heart.

 

Wrong alignment is a position of dysfunctionality, unproductive service and wasteful management of your resources and time.  It is important to state that relationship at any level can be primarily aborted when there’s a lack of truthfulness and commitment towards the sheer value of such relationship’s vision and objective at any given season.

 

In other words, if the factors that aligns a person, or group of people to a visionary objective is no longer in view or focus, it becomes highly challenging for people within such alliance to remain objective and directional in their core input to the mandate. It is a significant factor within the sphere of a vision- mandate to continually recast the vision and constantly evaluate development and progress of the sheer value and cultural ethnical code of the relationship or assignment.

 

So many laudable vision and assignment has been prematurely terminated due to the lack of the understanding of the principle and value protocol of relationship, especially within the church circle. It is not enough to receive good vision and good intention for a cause If there’s no effective community life that allows for liberty of individuals to contribute in an objective and respectful manner.

 

 A wrong relationship, or false alignment can prematurely end your life and ministry. It can turn your good spirit into a foul, unclean spirit within the culture of the community of Saints. Wrong alignment brings division and schism to the camp. It turns friends with each other. It frustrates and weaken the advance of the Spirit at all levels.  It develops a wrong, unhealthy competitive spirit within the body of Christ, but more dangerously, it causes you to compromise and lower the values and high principles of the kingdom of God.

 Now is the time for readjustment and realignment. Yoke yourself to those whom heaven has designed and prepare for you before time began. If our Lord could send his own disciple two by two, how much more do we need to carefully give thought to precise wisdom and force of a mutually bound, seasoned relationship.

 

Think of all the great battles won in the word of God and through history, it’s all because there was proper positioning and alignment of people and the weaponries of warfare. Unproductive, self-seeking relationship, is getting to be one of Satan’s deadliest weapons in this season as we saw in 2 Kings 22.

 

Do not simply look for acquaintance and mere partners, but the search for those whom heaven has ordained you to share of the same spiritual genotype and value system as you press into 2017.

 

This new day of the Lord will require more than just ministry and preaching partners. The days ahead of the church will demand those who have been harvested out of seasons of needs, contradictions, trials, and fire of purification. Those who have been purified through a season of lack, needs and even prosperity have learnt some of the outstanding virtue of all time.

 

The character of the Spirit of the Lord has been formed within them, therefore, they carry the fruit of life that understands your strength and weakness at the same time. These are the one you must search for diligently. Break away from frivolous, competitive ministry relationships that only seeks to corrupt the good seed of the father in you. Search for those whom the spirit of wisdom, the fear of the Lord, godliness and humility has matured in them as a fruit of honor and dignity to cover you.

 

Search and look for those who speak the language of what you can pick up in the spirit, but you don’t recognize how to express it because you’ve not yet been given the language of expression which is very fine. Diligently search for those who do not only relate to what they physically see around you, but to what they discern in you.

 

Look for those you share of the same spiritual bloodline, the same DNA, the same lens-view, and perspective, but can at the same time give clarity and manifestation to the truth you’ve been given. Inquire of those whom you can learn and can transfer of their pure spirit into yours, so you may gain even greater wisdom and insight. Search and befriend those who can challenge, inspire, and increase your gift and fruit capacity in a multiple fold.

 

 Look for those who precisely understand your divine construct without you saying a word. Just by mere contact and interaction, they can pick what you are made of, and where you are heading. These are the type who can relate to your weakness, fear, failure, and strength at the same time. They are not surprise at your short coming for they can relate to what the know and see of your future.

 

Friendship is good, but you will need more than friendship to fully maximize those gifts and fruit designed for your generation. Look and even search in true submission to those who can light your light and flame your fire. Seek for the company of those who can tell you the truth, even when it hurts.

 

 Don’t break rank with those whom heaven has allotted to lead you into the ascended platform of what heaven has ordained for you. Seek your own angel within the company of the messengers sent to your community. Honor and respect the grace and truth found on their lips. For in doing so, you will find your own voice and increase level and strength of your ordained message. The lord will break and scatter what you’ve termed has friendship in the coming season.

 

Though it may hurt, but it will reposition you and the assignment the father has planned for you. Some of you will be removed from where you are now suddenly to be planted where you can be effective and productively function as Christ regent in the earth. Others will be relocated from one city to another only to be divinely connected with those who will grace and resource you.

 

Get ready to be yoked with your destined trainers and mentors for effective and productive life. Until you are moved from where you are now before gift and seed within you starts kicking for birthing. Seek not to be moved. Search not to be replace from where you are. For it will be divinely done in a manner that you will know that this is the hand of the lord. For those who are now despondent.

The Lord says, start praying for others to come into a fruitful and productive relationship, and the lord will raise others to begin praying and interceding for you until the spirit of direction baptize you afresh. Now is your time to seek for those designed for you. Those who carry your spiritual genotype will be able to boldly speak with compassion into that situation that seem challenging and difficult.

 

 

 The reason there’s seem to be so much frustration and disappointment with what has been termed relationship amongst the people of the lord is due to the lack of understanding the reason the father generally places people into our lives.

 

Find your joining partner. Search for those who carry the wisdom that gives voice to your grace, gift and creativity. For the Lord sent out his disciples two by two. This partnership is not your marriage partner, but your gift and ministry partner.

This is the other iron that can sharpen your own iron. This is the one who can pick up and confirm what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to you, or is about to say to you.

This is the one who is not in competition with you, but a dependable ally, who does not only desire your success, but has been ordained to see to your development, maturity, and fruition.  

 

It’s time for realignment. It’s time to upgrade. It’s time for a kingdom driven relationship that is truly eternally designed for your perfection and prophetic destiny. Have a blessed and prosperous 2017 season.