We are living in a day and age where rebellion is cloaked as love, where hate is cloaked as love, and an age where correction by authority is considered hate, rather than punish the rebels, we punish the authority. Those in our society who are supposed to have the most authority, the highest offices in the land, are all themselves operating in this spirit of rebellion, they themselves have become lawless. They hate God who is the highest authority, and especially any servant of God who would dare to tell them their sin.
THIS IS THE JEZEBEL SPIRIT AT WORK IN OUR SOCIETY, PLAIN AND SIMPLE!
(2Ti 3:1-6) This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
I am pretty sure that most people in the USA, and maybe around the world, saw the video that went viral of a Texas pool party gone bad. Attended by mostly under age black teens, the party with gutter mouth rap music became out of control, fist fights erupted and the police were called to break it up. The main controversy between the police and the out of control crowd occurred when the teens or children refused to obey police orders, they would not sit on the ground, but continued to run around and cuss at the police. It came to a head when a 14 year old black girl in a skimpy bathing suit refused to leave the party as ordered by the police, after disrespectful verbal exchanges the black girl was taken to the ground by one of the police officers and forced to comply. A couple of black males came at the cop who had taken down the black girl, who was still resisting arrest, and the police pulled out his gun to deter the black men who then ran away, but were shortly after arrested.
After this video went viral it appears that most people in our country have sided with the rebellious teen who was resisting arrest and agitating the crowd and the police. The officer in question was apparently having a bad day, he had just completed two suicide reports that day and now he has resigned his job and is receiving death threats. There has been stories of people who dared to side with the cop and have lost their jobs for simply observing the facts of this case. I first heard of the incident as it was reported by Megan Kelly of Fox News, she stated before showing the video “this is really hard to watch”, showing sympathy for the girl who was resisting arrest, she did not get hurt in anyway by the cop who took her down, he just forced her to comply.
I wonder what could be the driving force behind the sensibilities and the sympathies of the folks like Megan Kelly, who’s first gut reaction is to sympathize with a fourteen year old girl who is clearly rebelling against authority? Is it just because she is black and the officer is white? If the roles were reversed, would the same amount of outrage against a black police officer be seen? I doubt it!
You know what was hard for me to watch, as I viewed the video? You know where my sympathies and sensibilities lay? The first thing I thought about is what horrible parents these children must have, to allow them to attend such a party, I sure would never allow my daughter to show up at such a party in a bikini! The music was inappropriate, there was no parental supervision and why don’t these parents teach their children to respect authority, my children would NEVER behave in such a way towards a police officer! So what kind of message is being sent to these rebellious children by the sympathies of society and most importantly, their parents? Patting children on the back as they defy authority will lead to many problems down the road for them, maybe jail or even death! People who sympathize with rebellion are NOT looking out for the children, they are NOT loving the children. They are just hiding rebellion with a cloak of sympathy, it really is maliciousness being disguised as love!
A woman who has a blog and teaches others about Christ is making the claim that almost all correction and rebuke from others is born out of self-righteousness, the Pharisee argument is made, along with a desperate attempt to ignore all scriptures in support of rebuke, for any scripture about love and gentleness. Before I go down this road, let me just concede that there are many people who have no business criticizing others, they don’t do so because of love, they do so because they are internet trolls, the Word of God is NOT in them, and these people deserve no respect, they are fools. I am not here to address this, instead I want to address the other side of this issue where proclaiming Christians do NOT submit to one another in the fear of God, they hate rebuke, I know what is going on here.
They are hiding rebellion with a cloak of sympathy and love, but their cause is malicious, they do not love the brethren, it is in fact the spirit of Jezebel that to many brothers suffer to teach in the remnant community. (Rev. 2:20)
It is bad enough that we dwell in a wilderness place, and that brothers are scattered, it’s as though every man’s sword is against his neighbor, but when brothers do come together and deal with difficult issues, we have this Jezebel spirit pop up and pretend it is about love and gentleness when it’s not about that at all. Men tolerate Jezebel to teach for many reasons, they are tricked into allowing an idol in their heart, rather than standing for truth and doing the right thing, they are convinced by Jezebel that she should teach others, while any correction for false teaching is played out as abusive and the men come to her defense thinking that they are protecting this poor woman, it’s chivalry, one way she controls them. This woman believes that she is the authority over the children, she is there to protect them from the real authority, which she claims is abusive, the father or man who’s head is Christ. She paints her own false picture of biblical love and gentleness, unless brothers should come together and really love one another, correct, pray, rebuke, fellowship, forgive, she won’t allow it.
This woman hides behind a facade of victim-hood and abuse to garner the unwarranted sympathy of men who, for various reasons, chose not to see her for what she is. She plays on their unfaithful heart like a violin, painting a phony picture of love and gentleness.
Hiding rebellion with a Cloak of Sympathy and Love!
Yet the scriptures say: an Elder must be- (1Ti 3:4-6) One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
If a man have a rebellious wife and children, he is not qualified to set the standards of love and righteousness for the rest of us. Any man that falls for this Jezebel spirit is simply – Hiding rebellion with a Cloak of Sympathy and Love!