Jezebel’s deception

Have you been deceived by Jezebel’s false religious orders or are you part of the sold-out bride of Christ?

By Pieter Kirstein

God speaks to His people.



Understand the deception of false religion and dominion.

2 Corinthians 1:24 Not that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith you stand.

1. When religious people want to pursue God through their leaders when Jesus was given to us by the Father as the only Mediator.

2. When preachers are worshipped through religious and many times unscriptural titles.

3. When temple taxes are charged and manipulated out of the flock using the Bible as a sword to put guilt on people and to intimidate as if the church is a harlot that charge for her services contrary to God’s instructions in scripture – 2 Corinthians 9:7 Let each man give according as he has determined in his heart; not grudgingly, or under compulsion; for God loves a cheerful giver.

God’s people should support God’s full – time servants as they are naturally led by the Holy Spirit.

God said to me that when you ask for money then you are building your own Kingdom but when you build My Kingdom I will supply the finances.


Psalms 24

1 The earth is the LORD’s, and its fullness; the world, and those who dwell in it.

1 Corinthians 9:7 What soldier ever serves at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard, and does not eat of its fruit? Or who feeds a flock, and does not drink from the flock’s milk? 8 Do I say these things according to man? Or does not the Law also say the same thing? 9 For it is written in the Law of Mushe, “Do not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain.” a Is it for the oxen that God cares, 10 or does he say it assuredly for our sake? Yes, it was written for our sake, because he who plows ought to plow in hope, and he who threshes in the hope of having a share. 11 If we sowed to you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we reap your fleshly things? 12 If others partake of this right over you, do not we yet more? Nevertheless we did not use this right, but we bear all things, that we may cause no hindrance to the Good News of Meshikha. 13 Do you not know that those who serve around sacred things eat from the things of the temple, and those who wait on the altar have their portion with the altar?

14 Even so the Lord ordained that those who proclaim the Good News should live from the Good News.

4. When people are deceived by religious spirits they only live to have a visitation from God in the cathedral setting of a religious gathering while they live as strangers before His throne during the week worshipping their various idols. Religious spirits puts a distance between God and His children and deceives them by thinking to follow Christ must only happen on a Sunday in a church building while they are ignorant of the Lord during the week. This makes them ineffective and useless in the kingdom because they only live for themselves and unto themselves. The religious spirit is an abusive devil that makes people abuse the grace of God by using Jesus to safely get them into heaven while you live as a complete stranger on earth before God. Religious spirits makes people think that you have to go to a man made temple to meet with God when scripture clearly tells us that we are the temple and dwelling place of the Lord. Your whole heart should be the daily ballroom of intimacy where you dance with the Lover of your soul. He’s not a spare wheel that we call upon only when we need Him.

How many people who calls themselves Christians sleep together outside of the holy covenant of marriage?


If you are guilty and have not repented of the things mentioned in the following scripture then you will not inherit kingdom of God – GOD HAS SPOKEN !


1 Corinthians 6:9 Do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor abusers, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you are washed, but you are sanctified, but you are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
12 All things are lawful to me, but not all things profit. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
13 Meats for the belly and the belly for meats, but God shall destroy both it and them. But the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord is for the body. 14 And God has both raised up the Lord, and also will raise us up by His own power. 15 Do you not know that your bodies are the members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them the members of a harlot? Let it not be! (THOSE WHO REBEL AGAINST GOD’S INSTRUCTIONS MAKE THEMSELVES MEMBERS OF JEZEBEL THE HARLOT AND BECOME CHILDREN OF PROSTITUTIONS) 16 Or do you not know that he being joined to a harlot is one body? For He says, The two shall be one flesh. 17 But he being joined to the Lord is one spirit. 18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits fornication sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit in you, whom you have of God? And you are not your own, 20 for you are bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.

1 Thessalonians 4: 3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification, for you to abstain from fornication, 4 each one of you to know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honor 5 (not in the passion of lust, even as the nations who do not know God), 6 not to go beyond and defraud his brother in this matter (because the Lord [is the] avenger concerning all these, as we also have forewarned you and testified). 7 For God has not called us to uncleanness, but in sanctification. 8 Therefore he who despises does not despise man, but God, who also has given us His Holy Spirit.

5. When we are distracted by many lovers which are things that corrupts pure devotion to Christ preventing us from making the various sacrifices to follow the Lord in the way of the cross as true devoted disciples.

6. When we place our agendas above the will of God.

7. When people want to control the flow and sovereignty of the Holy Spirit in a meeting to do as He please and want to box God into a religious church program.

8. When preachers walk around as if they are gods, lording it over the people as if the people are their slaves and subordinates when Jesus instructed us all to become humble servants by the power and the beauty of His love.

9. When the world system is brought into our meetings to entertain the flesh as if our gatherings are night clubs and people’s emotions must be stirred up instead of allowing the Holy Spirit to usher people into God’s Presence.

10. When favouritism is shown which God condemns in James 2: 1 My brothers, do not hold the faith of our Lord Yeshua Meshikha of glory with partiality. 2 For if a man with a gold ring, in fine clothing, comes into your synagogue, and a poor man in filthy clothing also comes in; 3 and you pay special attention to him who wears the fine clothing, and say, “Sit here in a good place;” but you tell the poor man, “Stand there,” or “Sit by my footstool;” 4 haven’t you shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts? 5 Listen, my beloved brothers. Did not God choose those who are poor in this world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he promised to those who love him? 6 But you have dishonored the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you, and personally drag you before the courts? 7 Do not they blaspheme the honorable name by which you are called? 8 However, if you fulfill the royal law, according to the Scripture, “You are to love your neighbor as yourself,” a you do well. 9 But if you show partiality, you commit sin, being convicted by the law as transgressors.

11. When we are ignorant of those in need according to God’s instructions in James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit orphans and widows in their afflictions, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

12. When we spread gossip and slander and when we shoot our wounded by talking down on others within the Lord’s body who are struggling with various weaknesses and who are not as “holy and righteous” as we think ourselves to be as if any of us can do anything without the grace of God.

13. When, because you are bound and influenced by a religious self righteous devil, you are critical, fault finding and judgmental of others when Christ commands us to rather pray and cover each other in prayer.

James 5:9 Do not grudge against one another, brothers, lest you be condemned. Behold, the Judge stands before the door. 10 My brothers, take the prophets who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering ill, and of patience. 11 Behold, we count blessed those who endure. You have heard of the patience of Job, and you have seen the end of the Lord, that the Lord is full of pity and of tender mercy. 12 But before all things, my brothers, do not swear; neither by the heaven nor by the earth, nor any other oath. But let your yes be yes, and your no, no, lest you fall into condemnation. 13 Is any among you afflicted? Let him pray. Is any cheerful? Let him sing psalms. 14 Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will cure the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up. And if he has committed sins, it will be forgiven him. 16 Confess faults to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous one avails much.

14. When a lukewarm false fleshly gospel is preached under the guise and deception of false grace without the call to holiness and repentance from sin.

15. When we prostitute ourselves with the world after God’s Son was crucified to set us free from its evil grip and influence.

1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from every appearance of evil.

1 Peter 2:11 Dearly beloved, I exhort you as temporary residents and pilgrims to abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul,
12 having your conduct honest among the nations, in that which they speak against you as evildoers, they may glorify God in a day of His visitation, seeing your good works.

16. When we abuse the grace of God without understanding why grace is given to us in the first place. Heb 12:28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, 12 teaching us that having denied ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live discreetly, righteously and godly, in this present world, 13 looking for the blessed hope, and the appearance of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,
14 who gave Himself for us that He might redeem us from all iniquity and purify to Himself a special people, zealous of good works. 15 Speak these things, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you.

17. When religious wise in their own eyes people values their own interpretations and opinions above the holy counsel and revelation knowledge of a sovereign God.

Do you want to keep boxing God into the chicken pen cathedral mentality of dead religion or will you answer the challenge to become a majestic eagle son and daughter of the Father and king of the sky where He lifts you on the joyful winds of His Holy Spirit to fly with Him into the limitless heights and depths of His measureless glory?



God spoke the following powerful blueprint about the harlot churches of men through His servant Charles Newbold.

Who Shall Ascend?

I called upon the name of the Lord, “Who, Lord, shall ascend to the high mountain of our God and

He answered, “He who has a broken and contrite heart. He who humbles himself in My presence. He is the one who shall ascend unto My holy hill.” And I called again and I asked, “Lord, how does one humble himself?

Man is so full of pride.”

And He said, “He who humbles himself is he who recognizes his pride and breaks before Me. I will see him. I will come to him. I will break his heart. He will weep and mourn for he will know that he is a man of unclean lips. I will see him and I will lift him up. But if he lifts himself up, I will let him fall again.”

I asked again, “Lord, where do we go from here?”

And He answered, “Where do you want to go?

Whatever is in your heart, that is where you will go.

If it is in your heart to follow after Me, then we will walk together and abide in deeper and richer things. We will go from glory to glory, from faith to faith. Yes, we will ascend and ascend, every round going higher and higher.

This, My son, is a place in Me. I am Mount Zion. I am My holy hill. When I say come unto Me, I am calling you up to My high hill.

“If, on the other hand, it is in your heart to go down to Babylon or back to Egypt, then you shall go there. The rewards of Babylon will be there and the jewels of Egypt will be yours. Only do not trust in
them for they cannot save you, and in that hour when I come in all My glory, do not try to ransom your soul with them. They are vile to Me. I shall cast them away from you.

I shall strip you naked and leave you in your shame.

“There is glory in Babylon and there are riches in Egypt, but they will go down to the pit. For from the pit have they ascended. They are flesh and appeal to the flesh. Do not touch them. Do not go after them, for surely they shall be yours if you like.”

“Lord,” I inquired, “this is a great deception isn’t it–Babylon and Egypt?”

“There has never been a greater deception than this,” He answered.
I shuddered at the thought of this.

“So great is this deception,” He explained, “that men go down to Babylon, adorn themselves in religion
and piety, and truly believe that they have come unto Me.

They are shaken to anger at the suggestion that this, their Babylon, is not of Me, that I am not there.

“And Egypt, what can I say of My son, Egypt? He, too, is beautiful and rich and dwells in houses and owns land and buys and trades and sells in the marketplace. The prosperity abounds and so does the deception. For in their riches they live and move and have their being. But where will their riches get them, and what will it buy them when I come?

I will look the poor man in the eye and see from whence came his hunger. I will look the rich man in the eye and ask from whence came his satisfaction, and he will be lifted up in his heart, and he will show Me all the things in his barns and say, ‘My Lord, from all
that is mine.’ I will turn again to the poor man, and I will ask from whence came your poverty, and he will point to the rich man’s barn and say, ‘My Lord, from all that is his.’

From whence comes your satisfaction?

The poor man will bow and say, ‘Ah, my Lord, from You; from You, my Lord, from You.'”

I said, “Lord, speak plainly to us. What is Babylon and what is Egypt?”

He answered, “Babylon is all that the carnal mind devises. It is the pride and arrogance and the haughtiness of man who exalts his own knowledge above the knowledge of God.

“As for Egypt, this is the flesh and all the lust thereof.

“Can you not see, My son, how the carnal mind has devised his own plan with all its traditions and labeled it church?

For generations men thought this was of Me and for Me, but it is not so. This is the harlot, the woman who sits on many waters, who pretends allegiance to Me, but she is widowed.

She is not My bride. Her deception is great. She has attained for herself the riches of this world. She has lavished herself with fine buildings and calls them temples and cathedrals and synagogues and churches.

She has dressed herself in royal robes which she wove by her own hands. The linen I give is righteousness which has been purchased by My blood. She has accrued great riches with bank accounts and investments and have men bound to her by these things. She has purchased these things by the blood of martyrs.

“Everywhere you look, you can see the harlot. She is everywhere in men’s hearts. Men go after her, and she loves it so. She is not married, but has taken unto herself many lovers. She is defiled and those who sleep with her are defiled.

“Mercy and peace are with those who have eyes to see and ears to hear when the trumpets sound and the call goes forth, ‘Come out of her, My people, come out!’

“The road to Zion is paved with humility.” “Lord,” I cried, “it’s so hard to say. Why is it so hard for me to say it plainly? Why is it so hard for you to say it plainly?”

He answered, “Because the deception is so great.

“Christianity is a religion, and religious men are caught in its web.

Who can hear Me,” said the Lord, “or
who can hear My prophets when it is said of Christianity that it, as a religious system, is a false religion?

Who can understand when I declare that all religion is false?

The greatest deception of all is for men to come to it in My name, thinking they have come to Me. I am not an “it.”

I am not a religion.

I am the living and true God. I require that men come unto Me and renounce all religion, but who can hear?

“Religion has boundaries.

I am boundless.

It has its laws and rules and regulations.

I offer grace and love and peace.

Religion binds men; I free them. Religion suppresses men; I call them to ascend into the heavenlies.

Religion restrains and controls; I release. Religion requires obedience to it; I require obedience to Me.

Yes, obedience is far better than sacrifices. I loathe religion and religious men. They are dangerous and spread the deception to innocent hearts.”

“Lord, you have spoken plainly. So where shall they go who come out of Babylon?”

And He answered simply, “To Jesus.”

“Ascend, My holy ones, ascend into the heavenlies.

Sit at My right hand and at My left. I will show you mysteries. I will show you great and glorious things.

“You are My witnesses–My two witnesses–one on My left and the other on My right. On My left is grace and mercy and peace. And on My right is righteousness, justice, and wrath. I am a two-edged sword.

My sword goes forth out of My mouth. It divides the righteous from the unrighteous. It is sharp and quick and sure.

“Behold, I am dividing right from wrong. I am making straight the path. I am exalting valleys. I am moving mountains. The high will be made low, and the low will be made high.

“If he cannot understand this (the man of sin), let him go down into his house, shut his door and weep and mourn, for surely pity shall come upon his house.”

“How shall they come out of Babylon?” I asked the Lord.

“They shall come out by coming unto Me. Simply leave. The door is opened. The way is made clear.

The prophets have gone before. Do not look back. Do not go back. Simply leave.

“And when they criticize you and call you blasphemous names, let your head be as flint; be silent; be at peace; love them; turn the other cheek, for they so persecuted your fathers before you.

“Do not look back. Do not do anything. Do not say anything. Simply leave. Say in your heart, ‘I have left Babylon and have ascended the high hill of my God. I have come to Mount Zion, to Jesus, the author and finisher of My faith.’

“You cannot take Zion down to Babylon. You have to come out of her.

You cannot sing Zion’s songs in Babylon. They can only be sung in Zion.

“Zion is a place in the Spirit where Jesus is the only thing there is.””Lord,” my questions seemed endless, “this kind of freedom, this independence, this liberty–will it not be a great threat to those who lead in Babylon?”

“Oh yes, My son, they will take great offense at My holy ones. They will say you are deceived. They will slander, accuse, and defame you. They would plot to kill you if they could. For you, My holy ones, have become what they cannot, because they cannot let go of what they have. Yet, it shall all very soon be taken from them anyway.”

“Tell me, Lord, in view of all of this, have we really heard the gospel yet?

What is the gospel?

Speak plainly to us.”

“The gospel has been twisted and perverted to fit the molds of traditions and religions–so uniquely so, that men confuse the Christ with their systems and join converts to them rather than to Him.

“But the truth of the gospel is this: that I, the Lord God of Israel, came in human flesh, fulfilled the Law and Prophets, shed My blood of righteousness, arose from the grave, ascended into heaven where I now sit at the right hand of God the Father, where I intercede on behalf of the saints, and through faith am gathering unto Myself My assembly of holy ones. They are gathered into Me.

They are My general assembly of the first-born. I have birthed them by My Spirit. I have filled them with My Spirit. I lead them by My Spirit. They are one in faith, hope, spirit, and love. They are everywhere and worship Me in spirit
and truth. In obedience they serve Me where they are, out of who they are in Me. And none of this has anything to do with that Thing men call church. They are My body, My temple, My holy ones, a royal priesthood, a holy nation.

They are above institutionalism–beyond doctrines, creeds, and rituals.

They are not religious. They are sanctified.

“This is the good news: that Jesus Christ is Lord. And whosoever shall call upon His name shall be saved.”

“Lord, I know of young pastors, Spirit-filled, who love you and want to go on with you. What shall they do once they see these things?”

“No man having put his hands to the plow and looking back is fit for the kingdom of heaven.”

“Again, I plead with you, my Lord, speak plainly.”

And He said, “He who sees these things and obeys My word will simply come out. He will leave home and family and friends and come out. It is a hard word, who can hear?

“These are they who follow the Lamb wherever He goes.” Rev. 14:4.

“Lord, what shall I do with this word?”
“Shout it from the housetops. Proclaim it to the nations. What has been revealed to you in secret, proclaim it in the open. Be bold! Be forthright! Be strong! Speak it boldly. Shock the nations. Rattle their doors.

Shake their foundations. If they cannot stand, they are not of Me. If it can be shut down and closed up, it is not of Me. If it can be tossed by the wind, it is not of Me. If it produces anger and violence and malicious gossip and slanderings and lies from those who hear it, they are not of Me, for such things do not come out of Me.

“Behold, I have laid My foundation. I have built My walls. And now I am dropping My plumb line. My word of truth goes forth. That which does not align with My word will be torn down and cast into the sea.

I am sending My prophets again. They go out in the spirit of Elijah, preaching the kingdom of God and calling men everywhere to repent and be immersed into Jesus. They are My “John the Baptists.” They go forth to prepare the way of the Lord.

“Shall I return to wed a harlot? Oh, how repulsive that is to Me. Nor shall I take unto Myself those who are joined to her. Search your hearts, My people. Babylon is in the heart. Come out of her and she will come out of you. Zion, likewise, is in the heart. Come unto Me and I will become your only love.
“Arise. Shine. Come unto Me.”

“Lord,” I prayed, “forgive me for the fear and the intimidation I feel when I think about speaking these things out.”

“You shall know the harlot by this as well, that she has such a powerful control over the hearts and minds of men that they are laden with fear to dare come out of her, let alone speak against her. She is the epitome of idolatry and full of idolatry, and all those joined to her are idolaters.

Now you must realize, My son, that a thing is an idol when men have put their trust and love in it. And idolaters do not want their idols touched.

It is a dangerous thing to touch another man’s idol. As you speak these things, you will be pulling down strongholds and shattering idols–and you will be hated by many for My name’s sake.

“Now the harlot, the mother of harlots, is the spirit of Satan himself. He has hidden behind her skirt and deceived the nations. He is last of all willing for her to be exposed. He is, indeed, the great dragon and will try to consume My bond-servants, those I am sending forth in My name to proclaim the gospel of the kingdom and to expose the harlot and her counterfeits.
“A fierce war has begun in the heavenlies.

All hell is loosed to destroy My bond-servants if they could, but they cannot even so much as touch them because they are dead and hidden in Me. This is why the fear is so compelling. It is real. Nevertheless, My bond-servants will, indeed, follow Me wherever I go at all cost to their own lives.”

“Why is it so hard to leave Babylon? Why can’t Christian people just walk away from it?”

“The spirits of Babylon are numerous and very compelling. At the head of the system is the mother of harlots, Jezebel. She is disguised as the bride and, thereby, has deceived the best of hearts. Yet, she is an enticing spirit. Her seductive ways appeal to the flesh of men and their desire for power, position, and riches.

Working under her are all the Ahabs: the kings and rulers in the churches, spirits operating through prideful men. The Ahabs are the Nicolaitans–the conquerors of the people. They are the clergy system that elevates itself above the people. Working for them are such other demons as pride, haughtiness, control, position, authority, power, possessiveness, domination, ownership, jealousy.

“These spirits rule the churches, the systems, and the people under them. They rule through spirits of fear and intimidation. Cooperating with these are spirits of tradition, dogmatism, sectarianism, doctrine, sentimentalism, denominationalism; the warring spirits are confusion, hatred, division, divisiveness, bitterness, and the like.

These have holds on men and are strongholds in the minds of men. But at the root of them all are the despicable spirits of religion.

“For men to come out, they must first understand these things. Then they must repent of them and come unto Me with a pure heart. I will deliver them. I will separate them and cleanse their defiled hearts. I will dress them in readiness and prepare them for My banqueting table. I will feed them the
good fodder of My word instead of the indigestible twigs of men’s mind. Who can digest the human intellect?

Who can swallow its lies and deceits?

The answer is everyone. For man is stupid and devoid of knowledge. But he who has My Spirit will hunger and thirst after Me, and I will reveal My nature to
him. He will come unto Me, and I will sup with him and he with Me. He is the one who can come out of the harlot.

“He is the one who will come out of the harlot, for I shall lose not one whom the Father has given to Me–none, except the son of perdition.

“The harlot is everywhere. She is in the ministry, seeking to promote herself in power, position, and riches. She is in the ministers–the Ahabs, the Nicolaitans. She plays politics to promote herself. She lies, cheats, defrauds; she will do anything to get ahead. She is full of ambition and selfish desires. She is an abomination to Me, the very opposite of My nature and of the nature of My bride.

“This, My son, is why I say a woman is to be quiet and gentle and submissive, for she bears the joy of the bride in her heart. She loves her lover. The harlot loves herself. The bride gives of herself.

The harlot takes unto herself.

The bride hides herself in hiddenness.

The harlot exposes herself–even in her

She advertises herself and entices men to come into her, be joined to her for the pleasures of the flesh.

Self is flesh.

Anything for Self is flesh.

This is why it is the abomination that makes desolate My holy place.

My holy place is the spirit of men. When that spirit is defiled by the flesh, that is an abomination to Me.

“The harlot is the flesh nature of man that has taken its rule in the churches–self-aggrandizement, men seeking to increase themselves in flocks. They count numbers and glory in them. They own their own sheep and call them Mine. They lie, for they are not My sheep. They make disciples unto themselves, of themselves, and for themselves. They fleece their flocks for their own sordid gain.

These are not My ministers. They are hirelings and Nicolaitans.

“The harlot is ugly and hides her ugliness in gaudy garments and decorates her face in lavishing colors.
She hides behind these things. She is ashamed of her sin. Yet, she will not repent. She cannot repent. She is evil from within.”

“What about the harlot, Lord? Who or what is the harlot spirit? How can we know when she is operating?”

“The harlot spirit, My son, is anything for Self. She is the abomination that makes desolate My holy place. My bride, My holy bride is robed in righteousness.

She has eyes only for Me. She is given wholly to Me.

She is pure and undefiled and seeks nothing for herself. She is the laid-down life.

She denies herself of Self, takes up her cross, and follows Me daily. My bride is beautiful and shines in the innocence of her holiness.

She is separated unto Me.

She is joined to Me. I am her husband and she is My only true love.

I have birthed her. I have given her sup. I have adorned her in righteousness, beauty, and holiness.

My bride is hard to see in the world because she is quiet, unassuming, gentle, meek–she is hidden in Me.

“But the harlot–she is loud and boisterous.

She seeks herself. She wishes to expand her own bosom with the wealth of the nations.

She seeks Self in everything, and everything she does is for Self.

She has painted her face with all manner of atrocities.

She loathes the bride. For she has no husband.

She is a harlot.

She takes anyone or anything into her bosom if it brings about an increase to her.

She is an abomination to Me because she is full of boasting.

She is deceitful.

She is carnal.

She is a harlot.

A harlot is untrue.

She is the counterfeit.

“Men come to her seeking Self–self-aggrandizement, self-reliance, self-pity, self-strength, self-anything.

Self, Self, Self.

This, My son, is how you can know if the harlot is at work: Ask yourself, ‘Is what I am about to do, or is what I am discerning have to do with Self?

Am I seeking Self?

Or am I seeking the good of others?’

If it is Self, it is the harlot every time. If it is from Me,” says the Lord, “it will be for others; it will be the laid-down life of agape.

“She is a deceiver.

She holds out all sorts of promises.

She promises life and joy and prosperity and peace; and, in return, she charges a price. She cannot offer these things; for, in fact, those who go into her go down into Sheol–they go down into death, into poverty, into despair, into bondage and anguish.

“Ah, she cannot offer these things. Only I can offer life and joy and peace and blessing and happiness.

These are found in Me. She says, take unto yourself what is yours. I say, lay it down. She says to live, drink, and be merry. I say, weep and mourn. She says, I will give you pleasure and great delight.

But I say, I will give you life everlasting. Ah, she cannot offer you peace. She cannot offer you these things.

They are not hers. She entices her lovers into thinking she holds these things, but she does not.

“The harlot is Self–anything for Self. You play the harlot when your heart goes after any substitute for

“Remember this, My son, and guard your heart. Empty yourself of Self. Stay humble, broken, empty before Me. I will fill you up. I will be your joy, your satisfaction, your everything.

“Beware of the harlot.

She is everywhere–in every window, every door, every street corner.

She is in the voice of everyone who speaks.

She is boasting, bragging, enticing, flattering, and seductive.

Beware! Beware!

“The harlot is in the bosom of every man. She rises up and says I want this or that, or I want to do this or that, or I want to be this or that. At all times and in every way she seeks herself.

Can you see her in the church?

Can you see her in the ministry?

Can you see her on the boards and committees, in places of high leadership?

Can you see her in the pew?

Can you see her in the choir?

Everywhere she lifts her
skirt to dance her own dance to the tune she has written in her own invention.

And when she has finished, she takes her bows and receives her accolades, her applause, her plaques and trophies; she decks her walls with them.

She is the harlot, the counterfeit to My bride who is simply hidden in Me.”
“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for My sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.” Mark 8:35.

The trumpet call is sounding: “Come out of her, My people!” “Let us go out to Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach.” Heb. 13:13.

Dare we face our idols, cleanse the temple, and return to the God of our salvation?

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