The Season of the Fast and the Furious
2 Kings 9:3 NKJV
“Then take the flask of oil, and pour it on his head, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord: ‘I have anointed you king over Israel.” Then open the door and flee, and do not delay.”
“When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.”
Jehu was part of God’s plan to counter the evil influence of Jezebel and all she represented. He was used by God as a wave of confrontation to break the enemy’s hold on the people. He did this by wiping out Jezebel and all those related to her. Jehu was the Lord’s standard against her evil.
In those days, against that darkness, God chose Jehu who was famous for his fierce fury as the Commander of the army. Whatever he did, he did it speedily and thoroughly. When he drove his chariot, he was famous for his reckless and furious driving (2 kings 9:20). He was even deemed dangerous by Elisha himself. He told his prophet-messenger to anoint Jehu as king and then flee. Elisha knew the tumult and chaos that would ensue as Jehu took over the nation. Yet Jehu was a needed vessel for the times. He represents the radical ridding of sin and uncompromising thirst for holiness. Though he did not complete his days this way, he did rid Israel of all the evil of Jezebel, Ahab and the Baals as was prophesied. They could only be dealt with by such a radical personality.
Jehu’s zealousness is a symbol now for us in the coming season. This is not now a physical zeal. We don’t deal with sin by going and fighting others! Now the fight is within on, a spiritual level. However, the same passion, fury and zeal is needed in our fight against sin and for holiness.
In this coming season, such a spirit is needed to combat all that the enemy will seek to throw at the workers of the Kingdom. Against the flood of the enemy, we have our banner raised against him – Jesus. However, the single-minded, furious attitude of Jehu is needed in the heart of the believer, to stand against compromise and to thirst for Holiness. Beloved, be crazy today in your pursuit of Jesus. Don’t be ashamed to appear to be ‘furious’ in your chasing after the Lord and your building of the Kingdom. It is the season to run and not get weary. He will give you supernatural strength and much fruit. You will aligning yourself with heaven and the Lord’s purposes.
God bless you,