Jesus said to the church of Thyatira (and to many of us by extension)…
“Notwithstanding, I have a few things against thee, because thou suffers (tolerates) that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.” (Rev. 2:20)
Beloved, God desires for us to live in VICTORY and to “prosper in all things even as our soul prospers.” This certainly has an application toward us being in good health and having the financial means for decent living and for generous giving. It also has an application toward us walking continually in the Power and Presence of God and performing the Father’s will as we go.
It should be quite obvious to the readers here though that SOMETHING has gotten in the way of all of this. The disciples of Christ are to live FREE from the bonds of sin and death and from evil attachments to the world (or as the Bible describes it, “without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish”) and are to be walking IN POWER IN INTIMATE UNION with the Lord, but SOMETHING seems to have driven a wedge between most disciples today and the Lord Himself, and it seems that this wedge is preventing the “marriage” relationship by which the Lord is “KNOWN.”
In short; “something” is causing Christians today to struggle terribly, to feel spiritually isolated from God much of the time and to largely feel foggy and unsure about His will, and this all seems to be causing an impotence in bringing forth the Kingdom. Most Christians today have lost the ability to walk in God’s power, His unconditional love, and in a sound and clear (not confused) mind, and I propose to you that this is because of “something” called “SPIRITUAL ADULTERY.”
What this means, beloved, is that in certain ways and in varying degrees many (if not most all) of Christ’s followers today have entered into an extramarital affair with something other than God. I can also assure you that this has to do with JEZEBEL, in that this spirit’s clear purpose is to SEDUCE God’s people and lead them AWAY FROM GOD by having them commit spiritual adultery with her/it and with other spirits.
I may share more about all of this later. For now though, with all that I have already shared, please consider the following passage of scripture; the end of Jesus’ letter to the church of Thyatira…
“He who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations; and he shall rule them with a rod of iron, as the vessels of the potter are broken to pieces, as I also have received authority from My Father; and I will give him the morning star. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”
If you read this passage of scripture in its context, beloved, you should be able to see that to Thyatira (and to us by extension) this letter was an exhortation and admonishment to OVERCOME JEZEBEL. It seems that the nations today are being given over to this spirit, but to those of us who overcome it, we shall be given “authority over the nations.”