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AHAB AND JEZEBEL
In these first sections, we have seen some truly amazing things that Yahweh has performed, revealing to us His plan and the great hope for mankind. As amazing as these are, you are getting ready to learn something from this and the following section that is not only confirming regarding everything we have been seeing, but is entirely awesome! It is awesome in that, (1) both sections reveal the consistency or even the extent in which Yahweh performs through these patterns, works that both reveal and intercede for that which He will perform on a higher level, and (2) particularly the next section reveals in a most intimate way the personality of Yahweh.
There are two events from the Bible we will look at, each in their own sections. Both relate in a very confirming way to what we have been learning. These are not events that occurred specifically at Carmel; but as you will see, the testimony is identical nonetheless.
Let us precede this first event by saying that patterns do not always fit into pure circumstances. For example, Yahshua compared His death and resurrection to that of Jonah - "for just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea-monster, so shall the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth" (Matthew 12:40). Though Jonah was a prophetic picture of Yahshua, no one would compare the disobedience of Jonah to the obedient work of Yahshua. Nonetheless, the pattern of Jonah revealed the work of Yahshua. Equally, you are getting ready to see a pattern in which you will not like the characters, but it is wonderful how Yahweh is still faithful to keep His testimonies. So, here we go!
You already know the pattern that is seen in so many cases - the Remnant bride will cover and "save" the masculine body. This should be quite obvious by now. However, what you are getting ready to see is not presented here so much to confirm what we have been learning, but to reveal Yahweh to you - His consistency, His dominion in the affairs of ALL men and women. Not only will you see this in this section, but in the next as well.
OK, keep the pattern in mind, and what do you know about Ahab and Jezebel? They were a most unique and very corrupt couple. Ahab was king of Israel during the life and ministry of our prophet, Elijah. When Elijah was having his showdown on Mount Carmel with the prophets of Baal, Ahab was king and was there on the mountain with them.
There is a vast amount of truth that could be gleaned from a study of this couple, but we will examine only one point relative to this writing. In 1 Kings 21, we read that King Ahab desired the vineyard of his neighbor, Naboth. Ahab wanted the vineyard in order to plant his own vegetable garden by his house. He went to Naboth to obtain it, but Naboth would not give it up - "Yahweh forbid me that I should give you the inheritance of my fathers," he replied. Ahab went home, became depressed, laid on his bed, and would not eat. Obviously, Ahab really wanted this vineyard for his personal use.
Jezebel came in and wanted to know why Ahab was so sullen. He told her, and Jezebel reassured him that she would get him the vineyard. And she did get it for him; though using very unscrupulous means. In the end, Naboth was stoned to death on trumped-up charges conspired by Jezebel. Jezebel then went to Ahab and said - "Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth." So the deal was done! What Ahab could not obtain for himself, his wife fulfilled!
Are you already seeing the pattern here? Isn't is just amazing that Yahweh would use such a corrupt situation to express the pattern we have been seeing. No mater if it is a corrupt Ahab and Jezebel, the truth remains - what the masculine body cannot obtain (a vineyard), the bride effects. The bride obtains for the body what the body longs for, but cannot obtain for itself. This account is very amazing, and most revealing. It is revealing of not only the truth we have been considering here regarding the body and the bride, but it is very amazing regarding the way Yahweh works and the witness He consistently brings forth here in a most unusual manner.
Let us take a moment now to bring this example much closer to these days and times. Yahweh has not quit performing these intercessions, these testimonies, any more than He is out of the picture concerning the affairs of mankind. You can be assured, as long as Yahweh is God, He will continue being the same awesome God He was when these accounts took place. Case in point:
We cannot delve into this, but even as a remnant of Christians teach, it is most true that America is restored Israel. The promise given to Abraham that his offspring would be "a great nation" and that "all the families of the earth shall be blessed" by them (Genesis 12:1-3), could only be fulfilled by one nation - The United States of America. Americans by-in-large are Israelites by blood. The blood of Abraham flows in the veins of most Americans. (There are many books written by both Jew and Christian that support this.)
So if Yahweh used the lives of Ahab and Jezebel, Saul, and David to prophecy His truth (just to name the ones we have considered in this writing), why would He not use US Presidents in a like manner? We have already stated here that just because Malachi is the last book of the Old Testament, does not mean that Yahweh has changed. Just as Yahweh brought forth prophetic and intercessoral testimonies from the kings of Israel, so He has continued to bring forth these evidences from the "Kings"/Presidents of restored Israel, America. Let us now consider the example that is much closer to these days and times.
America has had a President and First Lady for two terms that is nothing less than a present day Ahab and Jezebel. Need we say more? They have had their questionable land deal, Hillary was even told by our military once to "go to the dogs," that "maybe they will take you." This was Jezebel's destiny - she went to the dogs (2 Kings 9:35-37). But most striking here is the undisputed fact that if it were not for Hillary, Bill Clinton would not be President. From the beginning, her decision to "stand by her man" has put and kept Bill in office. Hillary Clinton is a corrupt testimony of the great value that the bride affords to the body of Christ.
Now, why is this shared here? To malign the Clintons? No, but to show the sovereign way in which Yahweh works. As it is written in Ecclesiastes 1:9, "That which has been is that which will be, and that which has been done is that which will be done. So, there is nothing new under the sun." What Yahweh performed through Ahab and Jezebel, He likewise performs through Bill and Hillary. "There is nothing new under the sun."
Whether it is Jezebel acting to the gain and benefit of Ahab, or Hillary for Bill, the truth is the same - the bride is the intercessoral covering for the husband. Do you see this?
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