The Doctrine Of Jezebel

by David Wilkerson
[May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011]

Read Revelation 2:18-29 and you will see that Christ warned the church against
the doctrine of Jezebel. “Thou sufferest 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” (Revelation 2:20). The Greek word here
for Jezebel is a synonym for a “false teacher.” She clearly represents
false doctrines. Jesus clears it up by continuing, “As many as have not this
doctrine” (Revelation 2:24).

Here is a group of God’s people, full of good works and charity, having a form
of faith and patience. But with all that is good and commendable, something
very dangerous is going on, something so seductive that Christ warns He will
send judgment and make them an example to all the churches. Certain members of
the church were selling out to Satan. Their good works, charity, service, faith
and patience were overshadowed by a seduction of false doctrine. They were under
the spell of a false teaching, a teaching that came disguised as the true Word
but was, in fact, evil.

It is dangerous to sit under wrong teaching and Christ does not take this
matter lightly. His eyes are piercing the Church, and He has come to warn,
expose and save His people from this terrible seduction. Where you go to
church, who you are listening to, the teaching that has your heart is very,
very serious.

The mark of a seduced Christian is that he is “carried about” seeking some new,
different, strange teaching. The Bible warns, “Be not carried about with
different and strange doctrines” (Hebrews 13:9). This is speaking of running
from place to place, seminar to convention, church to church, having no roots.
The ears of such people are always itching to hear something new, something
sensational, something entertaining, something pleasing to their flesh. We get
them at Times Square Church: gadabouts, human tumbleweeds riding the winds of
doctrines. They resemble the Athenians who “spent their time in nothing else,
but either to tell, or to hear some new thing” (Acts 17:21). Paul warned
Timothy, “They will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall
they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears” (2 Timothy 4:3).

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