KHANDIE'S KORNER - June 20, 2004

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Timely Insights into God's Word from Khandielese Reyes

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-PART 4 OF 7-

“And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire and his feet are like fine brass;  I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.  Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed to idols.  And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.  Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.  And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.  But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depth of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.  But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.  And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.   And I will give him the morning star.  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. ”  (Rev 2:18-29)

The church at “Thyatira” was very similar to the church at Pergamos in that they also subjected themselves to false doctrine and followed after evil and corrupt teachings.  Despite KNOWING the truth, many of the believers there welcomed the false teachings of one who PROFESSED to be a “prophetess”, but who was actually a servant of the devil, sent for the sole purpose of seducing the servants of the Lord away from the truth.  The doctrine this woman taught led many into the depth of sin, and although she was given by the Lord opportunity to repent, she refused and chose to not only continue LIVING the lie but to continue spreading the evils of this falsity throughout the church.  One may questioned how is it so that this woman could so easily enter in and through the “power of persuasion” and “seduction” lure many away from following the truth into acts of fornication and the worshiping of idols.  If these were indeed men of God, how were they so easily persuaded into submission of false doctrine.  The answer to this question is very simple.  When we walk according to the Spirit, we do those things OF the spirit.  In like manner, when we walk according to the flesh, we work the deeds of the flesh.   Although KNOWING the truth, these believers allowed their flesh to do the leading and once that door was open, they then opened themselves to receive the deception of the enemy.  Whenever we walk according to the LUST of our flesh, we reject those things of the Spirit for the flesh is at constant war against the spirit.  As we follow the flesh it will lead to spiritual decay and death as it is written: “For they that are AFTER the flesh do MIND the things of the flesh; but they that are AFTER the Spirit the things of the Spirit.  For to be carnally minded IS death; but to be spiritually minded IS life and peace.” (Rom 8:5-6) and also “For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.  But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.  Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication,  uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulation’s, wrath, strife, sedition’s, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, reveling, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall NOT inherit the kingdom of God.” (Gal 5:17-21)  The believers in Thyatira who followed after the teachings of the false prophetess Jezebel, no doubt rejected the divine order of God the Father in allowing their flesh to lead, and subjected the spirit to it’s authority.  For just as it is given by God a DIVINE ORDER within the church, within our households, within our lives, there is also given divine order within each individual.   SPIRIT FIRST, then soul (emotions) and following these things, the body (flesh).   Whenever we step out of God’s PERFECT order, we only bring havoc and calamity to ourselves and there is a heavy price to pay when we are led by the flesh, just as there are blessings that await those who are led by the Spirit.

The spirit of “Jezebel” hovers greatly in and around the church today.  It enters the heart of one who’s set against the PROPER ORDER of the things of God and is allowed by those who are bent on following after the weakness of their flesh.   It is a very manipulative, sneaky, unruly, seductive, prideful, and boastful spirit whose sole intent is to lead man away from God’s natural order that leads to life, to the sins of the flesh that leads to death.  It enters the church not in secret, but makes itself known and those who are walking according to the Spirit can instantly identify it’s presence.   It hates the things of God thus, it speaks opposite of the truth and sadly many have fallen prey to it.  It often disguises itself in the form of persuasive and alluring speech, and/or  through a seductive physical presence and because many are so focus on the outward, they take the bait and are immediately drawn to such.  Having the foolish notion that “if it looks and sounds good, then it must be good”,  however because a “piece of fruit” may APPEAR ripen and ready to eat outwardly, INWARDLY it may be rotten to the core.  You will not know until you peel away its’ layers. 

This spirit has been sent to corrupt the church, the heart of the believer, and so many have eaten of it’s bitter and tasteless fruit and have digested it well without concern that it shall lead to spiritual decay.  Desiring an excuse to continue in sinful behavior, they open themselves up to a doctrine that does not condemn sin, but rather condones it.  And willfully submits to such that they may work the works of the flesh without conviction.  But, the word of God condemns all sin, especially the sin of fornication.  Why?  Because when one commits sexually sin, he does so against his own body which is the TEMPLE of the Holy Spirit and it is grievous to The Holy Spirit of God.  That which we join ourselves to, becomes ONE, even that of joining ourselves “spiritually” to our Lord, we become one spirit with Him.  “But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.” (1st Cor 7:17)  When a believer is joined to Christ, there is a spiritual UNION , thus when one indulges in sexual sin, he/she is no longer honoring that blessed union with Christ but are in a sense committing spiritual adultery against Him seeing as we were bought with a great price and ALL belongs to him, even our bodies.  For one to continue in sexual immorality, will place such in “The Corrupt Church, for this sort of sin ONLY leads to corruption BOTH physically and spiritually!  “Flee fornication.  Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What?  Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is IN YOU, which ye have OF GOD, and ye are Not YOUR OWN?  For ye are bought with a price: therefore GLORIFY GOD IN YOUR BODY, and IN YOUR SPIRIT, which ARE GOD’S.” (1st Cor 6:18-20)

A word to those who are married, KEEP THE SPIRIT OF JEZEBEL FAR FROM YOU!  For again, this spirit is sent to destroy the natural plans and DIVINE ORDER of God.  The blessed union between husband and wife is identical to the union between Christ and The Church.  There IS DIVINE ORDER.  Just as the Church (who is the BRIDE OF CHRIST) is to submit herself to Christ, so the wife must submit herself to her husband.  And, just as the body of Christ cannot usurp authority over the head, (Jesus Christ our Lord), neither shall a wife usurp authority over her husband but must surrender to the leadership and follow after the ways of the Lord for a successful and blessed union.  If your husband has not completely surrendered to The Lord, pray for him my sisters, seeking the Holy Spirits help in all things that he may become the husband God has called him to be.  And husbands, you must LOVE your wives as Christ LOVES his bride THE CHURCH.  Be kind, patient, and tenderhearted, just as Christ Jesus is to us.   See HIM as your example and FOLLOW HIM!   You are not a dictator, but are called to be your wife’s SPIRITUAL covering just as Christ is the covering for His bride, The church.  Therefore, be gentle and loving to your wives in speech and in deed.  To attempt to do it any other way, will only lead to corruption. For the spirit of Jezebel seeks to enter in and destroy the power of this union called “marriage”, IN the church, and IN the households of husbands and wives.  PLEASE…be aware, be SPIRITUALLY aware. 

This 4th letter in the book of Revelation is sent to the church at Thyatira.  There is warning to those who would teach false doctrine and ALL who would submit themselves to these false teachings, giving  themselves over to sin: Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, EXCEPT THEY REPENT OF THEIR DEEDS.”  Surrender ALWAYS to the TRUTH.  Allow NO other doctrine to enter into your spiritual ears and heart.  Keep yourselves pure and holy, by the Power of the Holy Spirit until that great and coming day of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  BEHOLD…HE COMES QUICKLY!  INDEED……HE COMES QUICKLY!!!!

 I Love you all so very much.  Have a blessed week in the Lord and remember:  Whatever we do, do ALL for the GLORY of GOD, who ALONE is worthy of the GLORY and the PRAISE!

The Lord be with you this day and always!  Shalom Uvracha (Peace and Blessings)……..

Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh,
Adonai Elohim Tzeva-ot
Asher Hayah Va-ho-veh VaY’vo

Holy, Holy, Holy
Lord God Almighty
Who was and is and is to come!

May the peace of the Lord be with you today and always……

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