The Ahab and Jezebel of Our Time

Several days ago, I wrote a post about what things would be like if Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn into office. 

I compared them to Ahab and Jezebel. The text of the post was as follows:

Looking for a biblical picture of a Biden-Harris administration?

Look no further than Ahab and Jezebel.

Ahab was a henpecked, dottering old fool of a king, who would do whatever Jezebel wanted, and Jezebel was as wicked as one can be.

They both worshipped at the feet of Baal, instead fearing the one, true God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Jezebel ordered the slaying of God’s prophets, and if it wasn’t for Obadiah who hid a hundred, they might have been wiped out.

Joe Biden is Ahab, and Kamala Harris is Jezebel.

Mark my words, if these two are sworn into office, it’s not just our constitution at stake – our very faith will be at stake.

Pray like your very life and faith depend on it people, for the corruption to be exposed, and that these two are sent packing.

Since we only have so many characters to use, the post was short.  Today, we break it down.

I suggest that you start reading in 1 Kings, chapter 16, starting in verse 29 – and continue through the end of the book (1 Kings, chapter 22) – where you can read all about Ahab. It makes for a wonderful study on people who should not lead.

Today, we’ll concentrate on the 18th chapter – where Elijah confronts Ahab.

It was at this time, that Jezebel had threatened the lives of the prophets of God – not knowing that she had one running the house – Obadiah. Obadiah was obedient to Ahab and Jezebel in matters of running the house, but when that threat was issued, he hid one hundred prophets in caves – fifty in each one, and supplied their needs.

If he were caught – it would mean his death. His loyalty meant nothing to Jezebel.

If we go back to 1 Kings 16:29-31, we see the evil in both of them:

In the thirty-eighth year of Asa king of Judah, Ahab the son of Omri began to reign over Israel, and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty-two years. And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the Lord, more than all who were before him. And as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, he took for his wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went and served Baal and worshiped him.

These two were a piece of work – it says in the Bible that Ahab did was evil in God’s sight – more than all of the kings who came before him! And if that weren’t bad enough – he took Jezebel as his wife – and she was worse than Ahab. 

Both of them worshipped Baal – not Yahveh, the one, true living God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Let’s take a look at the major gods back then – again these are the major ones, there were numerous others:

Baal: The name itself means “lord” and Baal was considered the highest god over all – even higher than Yahveh. Baal was a fertility god who was believed to enable the earth to produce crops and people to produce children. Different regions worshiped Baal in different ways, and Baal proved to be a highly adaptable god. Various locales emphasized one or another of his attributes and developed special “denominations” of Baalism.

Ashtoreth:  Also called Asherah, Ishtar and Astarte, depending on the region, Ashtoreth was often presented as a consort of Baal, the sun-god (Judges 3:7, 6:28, 10:6; 1 Samuel 7:4, 12:10). Ashtoreth was also worshiped as the goddess of love and war and was sometimes linked with Anath, another Canaanite goddess. Worship of Ashtoreth was noted for its sensuality and involved ritual prostitution. The priests and priestesses of Ashtoreth also practiced divination and fortune-telling.

Chemosh: Also called the subduer, was the national god of the Moabites and was also worshiped by the Ammonites. Rites involving this god were said to be cruel also and may have involved human sacrifice. Solomon erected an altar to Chemosh south of the Mount of Olives outside Jerusalem, on the Hill of Corruption. (2 Kings 23:13).

Molech: In addition to sexual rituals, Moloch worship included child sacrifice, or “passing children through the fire.” It is believed that idols of Moloch were giant metal statues of a man with a bull’s head. Each image had a hole in the abdomen and possibly outstretched forearms that made a kind of ramp to the hole. A fire was lit in or around the statue. Babies were placed in the statue’s arms or in the hole. When a couple sacrificed their firstborn, they believed that Moloch would ensure financial prosperity for the family and future children.

Imagine going to church, and having sexual relations with someone you don’t know, as worship to Ashtoreth and Baal. Further study into these false gods reveal evil, that we could never imagine.

Ahab, was a pretty strong leader – not good, he was still evil – but he was authoritative, until Jezebel came onto the scene. She was a no-nonsense type that never took “no” for an answer. It was her way – or you were on her wrong side – and that went for Ahab as well. Whatever Jezebel wanted, she got.

That’s why I wrote in my post: “Ahab was a henpecked, dottering old fool of a king, who would do whatever Jezebel wanted, and Jezebel was as wicked as one can be.”

Jezebel didn’t think much of Yahveh either – in fact, she had the prophets of God killed, as the only god to be worshipped was Baal. She didn’t want to hear from the prophets, and she didn’t need Ahab influenced by them either. Again, Obadiah saved a hundred of them by secretly hiding them. Elijah escaped as well.

Anyone see Joe Biden as Ahab – and Kamala Harris as Jezebel?

Both, have no problem with sacrificing children to the god of Molech – which we call abortion today – up until the ninth month – and even shortly after birth, if the mother doesn’t want the child. Even Virginia governor Ralph Northam is quoted as saying:

“So in this particular example if a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen, the infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

Even in this pandemic, there are so-called leaders who are forbidding elective procedures such as knee replacements, but permitting abortions calling them “essential women’s healthcare” – which is a load of garbage. What part of the sixth commandment – do not murder – do they not understand?

Both, have no problem with freedom of sexuality – homosexuality, transgenderism, elective sex-change surgeries. extramarital affairs, premarital sex – what part of the seven commandment – no committing adultery – which is meant to cover all sexual sin – don’t they understand?

For those of us who are born-again Christians – this is abhorrent! This is not the United States of America, founded on Judeo-Christian principles. Look at the list of the commandments below, and you’ll find that these two – Ahab and Jezebel, I mean, Biden and Harris, are planning to obliterate every one, if they haven’t done so already.

You shall have no other gods before Me.
You shall make no idols.
You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
Keep the Sabbath day holy.
Honor your father and your mother.
You shall not murder.
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
You shall not covet.

The “state” is your new god – not Yahveh.  You shall worship the state. Just look at the garbage they’re teaching in schools! Speak against the government, and you’re under surveillance and/or punished in some way. Look at the list and take it from there – THAT’S where we’re headed – and in some cases, we’re already there!

It’s no wonder that God is ticked off! God loves us – yes, but He also chastises those He loves (Hebrews 12:6). Let’s look at that text, because it doesn’t mean “everyone” …

For the Lord disciplines the one He loves, and chastises every son whom He receives.” (Hebrews 12:6)

Note – the writer of Hebrews says “whom He receives” – this means those who are saved and born-again. When you’re saved, and you stray, your heavenly father will discipline you, to get your attention and get you back. The unsaved don’t have this – God provides for salvation, but there’s no forgiveness of sin until one is truly born again. It’s that simple.

We pray for everyone to be saved – and that includes Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Until then, there’s a special place in Hell for them. Joe Biden shouldn’t be receiving communion – and no priest or minister should offer it to him. I would forbid him to take it and turn him away. I really don’t care how it would make me look — communion is for born-again believers only – and he’s definitely not. 

I also wrote: Mark my words, if these two are sworn into office, it’s not just our constitution at stake – our very faith will be at stake.

I meant it – they would like nothing less than to close the churches and stop all worship. Heck people, they’re doing this now with the pandemic!

Remember when Barack Obama said

“And it’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations,”

People – that’s all we have to cling to – is God.

Without God, we’re nothing. Without God, this nation is reduced to nothing.

If we really want to be praying for this nation, pray what Daniel prayed, when it came to the restoration of Israel – Daniel 9:3-10:

Then I turned my face to the Lord God, seeking him by prayer and pleas for mercy with fasting and sackcloth and ashes. I prayed to the Lord my God and made confession, saying, “O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, we have sinned and done wrong and acted wickedly and rebelled, turning aside from your commandments and rules. We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land. To you, O Lord, belongs righteousness, but to us open shame, as at this day, to the men of Judah, to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to all Israel, those who are near and those who are far away, in all the lands to which you have driven them, because of the treachery that they have committed against you. To us, O Lord, belongs open shame, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against you. To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against him  and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God by walking in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.

It’s one thing to say “I’m sorry for what this nation has done” – it’s quote another to get on your face in tears, for what this nation has become – and truly repent for this nation. This once-great nation, is on the road to judgment, if we’re not there already. 

It’s time for His church to step it up. It’s time for the lukewarm preachers to step aside and get preachers in there that aren’t afraid to offend. It’s what people need right now – for God’s prophets to offend the people, to show them where they erred, and get people back to doing right. 

Let’s take our nation back – and we can only do it with God’s help.

 

3 Replies to “The Ahab and Jezebel of Our Time”

  1. Great message. Unfortunate reality. I cannot understand how they were elected…its evil right before our eyes…no one is obstructing their paths…we are entering the polar opposite… a preparation for the king…of lies…he is approaching . What posture do we take ? How does one stand against such Evil? The deceiver has cast a fog over those lost not to regain their senses, cauterized consciences…ripe for doing the will of those with mal intent

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