The Bible speaks out against the wicked and how they will perish, lest they repent and come to Jesus. However, every worker of iniquity who does not repent will be destroyed. Even in 2 Kings 9, we learn how God destroyed the house of Ahab, even while these people were alive. This story is literal in every sense of the word, of which we must learn from. Because of what Ahab did, in causing people to worship the false gods of Baal, God’s wrath was upon him. Also, Jezebel was his wife, who was one of the most wicked women to ever step foot upon this earth. For she was the cause of many of the prophets of God losing their lives. As you remember in 1 Kings 18, it reads that 1“when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the Lord, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.” (1 Kings 18:4) It is also said that she instructed her people to become false prophets of Baal. This we know since Elijah said, 1“now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four hundred, which eat at Jezebel’s table.” (1 Kings 18:19) My friends, what Jezebel did was very wicked in the sight of God. She not only had prophets of God killed in loads but also set up false gods and false prophets, in order to lead people astray from the Lord. Wow. Therefore her outcome and the people of Ahab were also destruction. Ahab may have already died at this time, but his family was also in big trouble with God. In 2 Kings 9, we learn about how Jezebel would die and then see it take place in action. And we may wonder why this had to happen, but it all makes sense when we read in Psalm 5, which David said, 3“thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee. The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity. Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.” (Pslam 5:4-6) Because she and the house of Ahab were not going to repent anyway, they were going to see God’s fury first hand. Even on earth, as we will learn in 2 Kings 9.
It was Elisha, the prophet of God, who told a young man of the prophets to speak to Jehu and then anoint him as king. However, as this man was in the presence of Jehu, the word of the Lord came him also and he said the following to Jehu. 2“Thou shalt smite the house of Ahab thy master, that I may avenge the blood of my servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of the Lord, at the hand of Jezebel. For the whole house of Ahab shall perish: and I will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel: And I will make the house of Ahab like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah: And the dogs shall eat Jezebel in the portion of Jezreel, and there shall be none to bury her. And he opened the door, and fled.” (2 Kings 9:7-9) It was later on after he heard this that 2“Jehu rode in a chariot, and went to Jezreel” (2 Kings 9:16), which is where the house of Ahab resided. It was after he spoke with different men and they died, that he went up to Jezebel also. It is said that 2“when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window. And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said, Had Zimri peace, who slew his master? And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, Who is on my side? who? And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs. And he said, Throw her down. So they threw her down: and some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses: and he trode her under foot. And when he was come in, he did eat and drink, and said, Go, see now this cursed woman, and bury her: for she is a king’s daughter. And they went to bury her: but they found no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of her hands.” (2 Kings 9:30-35) It later says that this is because the dogs had come already and eaten her flesh as was prophesied of. My friends, this may seem like a terrible way to die, but it was necessary. Unfortunately, her life of sin was too much that she had to be destroyed. This leads us to where she is now, which is hell. My friends, don’t be like her but repent before it is too late.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will wake up to their wicked ways before they die. May these people of the world no longer be a worker of iniquity come death. There is still time for them to repent and get right with You, God. However, time is ticking and every minute that I pray this prayer, I fear that someone is dying and going to hell. What a sad place this will be for these people when they open their eyes in fire and torment. There is a way out for these wicked and evil people. They don’t have to suffer when they die. You already paid the price for our sins, but it is up to us to repent and get right with You before it is too late. I just fear that this pleading from me and others for these evil people is only going in one ear and out the other. This causes me to shiver inside, for I know that death and hell await them. I wish that many more souls would repent and be allowed into Your heavenly abode, but I cannot twist their arms. I can only talk truth with people that will listen and hope that the seeds that were planted gave root. That the Holy Spirit convicted them of their sins, in order to lead them to confession and repentance. Your hand of mercy is for us still, but most people deny their chance to be cleansed. So Lord, wake people up to their evil standing before You now. May they see themselves in the mirror of how You see them. That they may know that their lifestyle is evil and needs to be changed, in order to be saved. Surely, there is no playing games with You God. We are either for You or against You. There is no middle ground. There is no faith with words alone, but with action only. This is saving faith. I love You, Lord. Your ways are true. Any other way is a lie from Satan. Lead me on Your path, that I might not be destroyed, but go to heaven when I die. My desire is to do Your will now and forever. My heart is Yours. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
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