The Sin of Jeroboam
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Kings 12:26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the
house of David: 27 If this people go up to do sacrifice in the house of the LORD
at Jerusalem, then shall the heart of this people turn again unto their lord,
even unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they shall kill me, and go again to
Rehoboam king of Judah. 28 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves
of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem:
behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
The entire motivation here is, as was with Saul, was fear. The specific fear is the loss of the position that ironically God gave them. Both Saul and Jeroboam were made king by God yet they did not have the faith in God that He would ESTABLISH them as king over Israel because they feared the will of the people over the will of God!
The end result of this inner fear (lack of faith in God) was to block the pathway to true worship AND establish an order of false worship to take it's place in order to keep the people under his position. If we look at much of the pastoral leadership today we can see this exact fear and subsequent substitution in full operation.
If I could re-write 1 Kings 12:26-28 for today it would read:
Then the church leaders called by God to their leadership positions said in their hearts: If these people are allowed to find the true place of worship where they can find God for themselves and hear His voice for themselves then they will not need me any longer and I will be out of a job. Therefore, we will persecute any person who dares to come into our local institutions preaching any doctrine that will allow any of those under my authority to find God for themselves. So we made a covenant that we shall sit in the SEAT OF MOSES and make ourselves intermediaries between them and God and and instill fear in them that they will fall away from God if they listen to any doctrine that does not come from the established church leaders. So people, it's too much for you to ead that bible for yourself and hear God's voice so come to our conferences and bible studies and we will tell you what God wants from you and for you.
These same Nicolaitans existed in Jesus time as He taught:
Luke 11:52 - Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.
The Lord is RE-ESTABLISHING the five fold ministry for the sake of raising up the body. But make no mistake about it, they won't be most of the apostates who submit themselves to the false Nicolaitan leaders. It will be those in the wilderness both currently and those to come once they finally awaken out of their sleep. Over the past 30 years or so I have seen time and time again a perversion of this ministry when it tried to operate under the current religious institution.
If we are going to be the ones who are finally entrusted with a greater anointing FOR THE SAKE OF THE BODY then we need to understand what has happened historically, what is happening currently, and discern how to avoid it happening to us.
Mike Russo wrote in a recent article:
> One of the main problems within most of each fellowship I run into is a lack of
> Local understanding for the particular part of our Lords corporate body. A LACK of
> KNOWLEDGE and SIGHT.
This is purposefully hid by that hideous spirit of Jeroboam controlling the local churches. I don't see this changing as the call is to "come out of her My people". Those called to repent by John had to go outside of Jerusalem, those called as disciples had to find Jesus in the wilderness away from Jerusalem (the religious center), Jesus died outside of Jerusalem, and finally Paul tells us to partake with Jesus "outside the camp".
Hebrews 13:11 For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp. 12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. 13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. 14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.
The true revival is happening outside the camp. Many are willing vessels. Let us wait for our calling. The Lord will bring the harvest to us if we will wait!
I mentioned Escape From Christendom to the list previously. I feel so strongly about reading to that i offer the link to you as it is a "now" word.