can have what is not yours....
You can have what is not yours....
By Lars Widerberg
Ahab, the son of Omri became king over Israel . . .
And Ahab did evil in the sight of the Lord more than
all who were before
him. And it came about, as though it had been a trivial thing for him
walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he married Jezebel
the daughter of Etbaal king of the Sidonians, and went to serve Baal
worshiped him. 1 Kings 16:29-31.
The thoughts gathered under this rather provocative
heading find their
beginning in a royal family where dignity and testimony was lost and
in the name of an individualistic approach to national prosperity and
This meditation focuses on the spiritual dynamics
which produce and
aggressively mould the moral climate and attitude of the late days of
dispensation, when the Lord is occupied with a recovering of the
within his house.
We find ourselves involved with a description of the
opposing the Testimony of Jesus Christ in the name of an improved
adapted to contemporary society.
Our story begins with the less than great king Ahab
and vexed in spirit from a business tour. He had not been successful in
his efforts gathering to himself a piece of land, a vineyard, a loved
cherished family lot - the inheritance of the fathers of Naboth. The
great dream was to turn this quality vineyard into a vegetable garden,
turning the many years of hard labour of cultivating quality grapes
a simple operation of mass-production for personal pleasure.
Ahab is remembered as the number one in producing
evil - at least up
until then. Ahab is remembered as the sobbing, sulking, sullen king who
in this very significant and delicate situation appeals to his
inclined wife and queen for help. Ahab is remembered as a most childish
ruler, the epitome of fleshly desire. And Jezebel helps sobbing, sullen
flesh. The spiritual, spiritistic - even prophetic - dynamics of
are designed to help the one who is hurt, who cannot have what he
She defends the rights of men who will not bow to the prospects and
of the cross. She is aiding in trespassing. The Queen uses her position
close to the throne to twist and distort the concept of authority. Her
name is used as a label, a abbreviation for the definition of the
complex of power operating in the Church to help and to force her to
rights and walk walks never willed and designed by Heaven.
In Revelations 2-3 she appears again with the same
to rulers, rulers of churches. In these pregnant letters of reproach
also of commendation, the Lord divides between flesh and spirit with
sword in his mouth, Rev 1:16, 2:16, also Hebr 4:12. Together with her
and male counterparts, the Nicolaitans, she moves to the forefront as
main obstruction of Heaven’s rules and heavenly conduct. Her
aim is to
establish a concept of authority which is twisted and blown out of
Under her tuition priesthood and prophets become people-pleasers or
of men’s hearts and thoughts. She bends and teaches her
disciples to bend
Heaven’s rule to man’s will and desire. Desire is
the big arbiter. In the
letter to Thyatira she is graphically described as the prophetic
leading leadership astray while working as a stimulating and arousing
over sexual desire, need of belonging, security and recognition and
the protecting functions neglecting and rejecting the cross as the sole
way to proper provision in the spiritual realm, the relational area and
in regards to physical needs. Her main lesson which she teaches with
fervency is unfaithfulness.
Jezebel regards herself as the perfect interpreter
of the redeeming
message of Heaven. She redefines the love of the Father, she represses
the redemption of the Son, she redirects and restructures the
of the Spirit. She adds the nonessential and leaves out the
Love becomes lax and lustful her fashion. Holiness becomes harsh
to her apprehension. The Spirit transforms into spirit, as in
because of eternal enmity between her and him. Man’s sobbing
priority. God’s sovereignty is turned into a serving toll, a
apron. The revelation of Jesus Christ is ever sufficient, ever growing,
never changing. According to the workbook of Jezebel, this revelation
most unqualified and must be added to. His appearance must be changed
We do well in shedding light on and defining her
presence. She is something
more than a spirit. She cannot be cast out as if she would be just
demon. She plants and develops attitudes. She produces a moral climate.
She is a way of life, a set of principles or perhaps better, the
of principles and character. Isaiah 47 defines her as pride
as desire running wild, as one who believes she can run the world as an
item yielding to magical manipulation and bizarre authority. She
to the market and the market belongs to her. She dares to try to make
on the presence of the altar. She turns the House of God into a market
This woman draws you, entices you to move outside
the realm of true
faith in the name to faith in the extraordinary as being the true realm
and revelation of the spiritual. This evil woman offers you a sense of
belonging by her messy mega-gatherings. Big deals and large quantities
take the place of genuine togetherness for the sake of the Testimony,
presence of the Lord. Commotion has been put in the place of Life in
economy. She allows you and opens way for you to have what is not
but denies you the possibility to be touched by the major work of the
Spirit unto a character like our Lord’s.
The Greek word husteros is one given to Paul by the
Holy Spirit to set
a limit to the last part of the existence of civilisation as we know it
and call it. The word means "the last part", "the things and objects
are situated at the end", "on the edge" - time and things taken to the
extreme. The psychologist uses the word to determine and define
aberrant and unbalanced states of behaviour and consciousness.
The Endtime is the time of husteros, hysterics and
extremism. Our time
is out of balance. Thinking and behaviour is taken to the extreme. The
Endtime is the time of Jezebel. She generates this unquenchable urge
the sensational and the fantastic. The Endtime is the time of fantasy
megalomania, cyber-societies and dream-worlds. Our civilisation
tools to break the limits of reality and veracity.
This sequence of time is indeed the time of the
quest for emotional bliss and material prosperity. This sequence of
is the time of judgment coming down on this whore. She is indeed
- no truth. She is indeed a barren woman - no fruit. Her barrenness
her - she tries to track down a solid method to prophesy forth her own
future. She takes everything to the extreme.
You can have what you want. You can have what is not
yours. This woman,
Jezebel, takes you beyond limits. And we all want to be set free from
and the grey, sullen, tone of our tardy, traditional, uneventful
Her method majors on exaggeration and hype. She loves to pump things up
and blow them apart in our faces, leaving us with disappointment and
just to be able to start the whole process over again.
She stretches things and ideas out of proportion,
she turns you into
a trespasser of her own sort. Her words are: overstep, overdo,
overcrowded, overemphasis, overrule - please, fill in your own. You can
have what you would never try to take if you were not forced off limit.
She laughs at and scoffs those who believe thinking and evaluation
the Spirit from doing his work. She brings you what should never be
One of her standard statements - "Don’t
judge" - opens for her mysterious
activity. Her name is "The great Mystery"; indeed mysterious simply
we do not allow ourselves to consider her activity and because her
and ways of expression are commonly accepted as "normal".
"But I have this against you, that you tolerate the
woman Jezebel, who
calls herself a prophetess." Rev2:20.
"Don’t judge, be of an open mind, show
tolerance. Love is God. Tolerance
is Lord." This twists the message to a church that is infested and
by the twisted Gospel according to Jezebel.
"Be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the
purpose of prayer." 1
Peter 4:7. A praying church is a tool in the hands of the Lord to move
in proper judgment in these hysteric times to establish the Testimony.
Be of an open, fully operative mind showing no tolerance towards
The Church, the household of God, is meant to be the pillar and support
of the truth. God is love; he therefore sent his Son. . . to eliminate
sin, and to establish sound judgment. He so loved the world that he
his only begotten Son equals he so hated sin that he gave. . .
This sword in the mouth of the Son goes after
mixture and compromise.
Purify your hearts, you double-minded. James 4:8. To be open-minded
a thorough cleansing from the mixture and blend of the concoction
by the hands of Jezebel, poured into the mind and will of Christians of
this late hour. A sulking king comforted by the hands and the words of
an adulteress is a matter of immaturity. A Christian moving along the
paths of the very same woman is gross immaturity.
The Church of Jezebel lives by an improved
Christianity, a Christianity
blown out of proportion. There is no cross in that Church. Flesh has
to the front row and dwells safely by decisions made by a board that is
placed firmly beyond correction. Fantasy equals prophecy in her
Her Church majors on prosperity, enrichment and self-gratification.
whole system understands the times and contemporary culture to be the
pattern set up for the Church. Real love, true truth and prophecy dies
under her provision. Hers is a Church full of trespassers who believe
can have what is not theirs.
This Church of Jezebel is prophetic indeed. It
fulfils certain words
in regards to the Endtime, uttered with strict finality by the One in
mouth is a blazing, sharp, two-edged sword, Rev 1:16. This woman
pretends to be prophetic, never giving second thought to what name she
uses as her final authority, always quick to add the Name of Jesus to
and every word she utters. She is indeed bold and daring, always ready
to speak positiveness and prosperity through her willing vessels. These
prophets are led out into the realms of unfaithfulness in the name of
faith, into areas in which no true prophet ever moves. Her mode is
overdrive, speeding ahead into confusion and collapse. Her source is
and fantasy, therefore the door is wide open to any spirit but the Holy
Spirit. She forces the Church into the spiritistic realm.
Prophets know the time, the Endtime - husteros, and
therefore they avoid
the hysteric mode at all times. Prophets know sources, they are trained
in the art of identification. Prophets are those who are able to lead
people back to the cross. Prophets are those who dare to move against
tide. Prophets are those who are eager to move with the Lord for a
of the Testimony. This Testimony speaks against the Jezebel dynamics.
testimony speaks against the flesh and its strategic connection to the
spiritistic realm. The deeds of the flesh are evident, which are
impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery. . . Gal 5:19-20. The mood of
brings in sorcery which belongs to the spiritistic realm.
The righteous are the victims of Jezebel. She
arranged for the stoning
of Naboth to allow for the vineyard to fall into the king’s
hands over the Church to the ruling party of the strong and
The poor and needy always pay the bills.
The prophet is the victim of Jezebel. She condemns
his words as belonging
to the realm of the Old Testament where there is no grace. She shuts
ears simply because she thinks she deserves approval. Her main defence
against judgement is a bold "I always help God", "I am fully on his
"Please, do not judge, show tolerance".
The message of the prophets, of the pastors, of the
the Church at large has to be one of repentance, repentance out from a
deeply felt need and urge to become different from what is in this
at this very late hour. Jezebel does not give up as if she is a spirit
who can be cast out together with other evil and foul spirits of lust,
greed and whatever. She is something else, something much more complex
and much more disastrous. It takes the cross to begin to deal with her.
It takes the message of the cross of Christ to confront her. It takes
Testimony of the cross of Jesus Christ to take her to judgement and
It takes the cross to show that you cannot have what
is not yours, as
is her promise. It takes the cross thoroughly applied to bring each and
every one of us out of her world of folly and fantasy. It takes the
to convince the Church that she cannot prophecy her own future. It
the cross to bring out a solid Testimony of the mind and measurements
Jesus Christ in the midst of an unruly, unwilling people.
We are, as the Church, called to fight the good
fight, 1 Tim 1:18, to
allow ourselves to become involved in good warfare according to
standards. The Lord is pictured as one who has a sword in mouth when he
speaks to his Church. This is a prophetic picture pointedly
the effects of the Word once and for all given to the Church and the
application of this Word within the Church of today. It leaves no room
for any tolerance of the woman Jezebel, of her view of reality, of her
way of handling truth and certainly not of her way of treating the
realm. Prophets bring you back to Christ. Prophets bring you back to
The dynamics of Jezebel are defeated at the cross,
this hysteric activity leads up to a final denial of the cross of
Hers is a different way of overcoming. Hers is a
of obstacles set up to hinder her in her paths to rulership. She helps
the sulking king to take what is not his, She is everywhere present to
help a sullen, pleasure-hungry Church to get what will never become
The true Church has made herself available for the Testimony of Jesus
to be restored. This Testimony is in itself the prophetic realm. This
brings and establishes the very things it carries as testimony. There
no discrepancy between what you see in the appearance of that Church
what you will receive from the gathering of such a spiritual unity. The
presence of a prophetic testimony equals the presence of the Lord
It is Life and within the limits of that Life there is no need going
there is no need of reaching out for something else because the Life
Testimony of Christ is inexhaustible. This is yours. . . This is ours.
. . This you can have, and have it abundantly.