Mercy – Victory over Judgement

Mercy – Victory over Judgement

At last Koinonia we encountered the spirit of Jezebel really vividly, and we took the right position toward this spirit, as well as we entered the next 5 years that the Lord called ‘5 Years of Unity.’

The spirit of Jezebel is an ancient spirit that in the Bible shown through a woman (Ahab’s wife from the 1 Kings), though actually this spirit doesn’t have a gender, it can manifest itself both through women and men. The spirit of Jezebel is manipulating and controlling spirit that pushes the weak leaders off and aborts the birth of the Sons, who are still in the embryo state. Thus this spirit by means of control, accusation, religion, criticism, lies, pride, self-satisfaction and unhealthy ambitions is trying to hinder the children of God to become who they are and to fully transform into the image of the Father.

I am sure that this spirit, as well as other slaves of the enemy, can act, influence or use someone through the uncircumcised flesh. The man, who is not in the fleshly state, has the fruit of the Spirit. It means that the person allowed the Spirit of God to touch his spirit, and it brought fruit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, mercy (goodness in NASB), faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Gal. 5:22-23). The center of this process is Jesus Himself (we are “crucified with Christ” Gal. 2:19).

The spirit of Jezebel brings a lot of judgement and division among believers all over the Earth, and I would say that the key Scripture about this is Jacob 2:13,

“For judgment {will be} merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.” (NASB)

Once my pastor said one phrase that literally pierced my spirit, and I was thinking a lot about the depth of what I heard him say. “Understanding leads to mercy.” When I heard that, the Holy Spirit came on me, and these words were sealed in me, and later I understood why.

Mercy (the fruit of spirit) is the position of maturity. It is what comes out of our spirit, and it is mercy that overcomes judgement. When we attain to the “stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ” (Eph. 4:13), we stop being babies in the Spirit through the realization of His Love. We become mature, when we take our positions, and the true understanding comes. Through this particular understanding we are being led to mercy. When we understand the reasons why someone does or doesn’t do something, this also leads us to mercy, to the ability to forgive and not to judge.

The Russian dictionary of Ushakov is unfolding the meaning of the word “Mercifulness” as the readiness to help the one in need because of compassion. The synonyms given are: mercy, compassion, sympathy, indulgence, kindness. The antonym is: hardness of heart.

Luke 6:35-36 “…for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil {men.} Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”

Numbers 14:18 “The Lord is long-patient and all-merciful…” (“The LORD is slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness” NASB)

Reading the above mentioned Scriptures we can see that to be merciful is the heart of our Father. And namely because of the fleshly nature people tend to show lack of mercy (hardness of heart),

Mark 16:14 “Afterward He appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining {at the table;} and He reproached them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who had seen Him after He had risen.”

Spiritual maturity doesn’t depend on physical age, but on the depth of knowledge of His love. This knowledge is where all the victories over the powers of evil come from, as “in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us” (Rom.8:37). We are the generation that is called to see great victories, as well as victory over the spirit of Jezebel. We are called not only to see, but to live in these victories. It is a “great and victorious procession of the church under the banners of love” (Max Biievets). In this procession we need one another, and Love of our Father covers us in it.

Great blessings to you,

With Love, Lydia