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Posted by John Smith on October 5, 2012

2Kings 10:4 NKJV  But they were exceedingly afraid, and said, “Look, two kings could not stand up to him; how then can we stand?”

 Jehu a general in the army of Israel had just been anointed as God’s choice as the King of Israel and commissioned to remove Joram and Ahaziah, sons of Ahab and kings of Israel and Judah, Jezebel and the entire house of Ahab from power.  He was anointed as King and authorized to set the people free from the tyranny of evil and persecution of God’s priests and people that they experienced under Ahab and Jezebel.  Jehu and the army of those who united and flourished under his leadership, easily defeated and killed the two wicked kings and now has issued a challenge to the entire house of Ahab to see if any would be bold enough to stand up against him and his God appointed Kingship.  Their response was to fear him.

With great boldness and conviction Jehu went forth anointed by God and reclaimed what was the Lords.  Fearlessly he went forth and won the victory, causing fear to come upon all who might even think about opposing him.  This is only a glimpse of the GREAT VICTORY that Jesus, our anointed King, obtained over the devil and his kingdom at Calvary (Acts 10:38, 1 Timothy 6:13, Ephesians 1:20-22, Colossians 4:15, Revelation 17:14, Revelation 19:16…).

Just like Jehu defeated the tyrannical kingdom casting fear upon all representing it.  Jesus has defeated the devil and the kingdom of darkness.  Soon He will return and the all of the Satan’s  kingdom and officials will be destroyed, just like Jehu ultimately destroyed the name of the family of Ahab, wiping them from the face of the earth, Jesus will do the same.  The devil knows his fate as do all in his kingdom.  When Christians boldly stand up and take their place as the royal priesthood that we are (1 Peter 2:9), the kingdom of the devil becomes exceedingly afraid.  They say, “Satan could not stand up against, Jesus; how then can we stand against those who bear His Name and walk in the same anointing and power that raised Him from the dead (Ephesians 1:19-20).

Be bold in your faith.  You have been adopted into the family of God (Romans 8:15-17), anointed as royalty and priests, and given that glorious Name, which is above all other Names.  The kingdom of darkness is terrified of anyone in that Name, bold enough to stand up and walk in the reality of who they are.  But I never had any great spiritual experience like Paul or Peter.  Neither did Jehu.

Elisha sent an unnamed child of one of the prophets serving under him at the school of the prophets (2 Kings 9:1), to anoint Jehu as King of Israel.  He had no great spiritual experience nor did anyone great act as a representative of God in anointing him, yet Jehu accomplished great things.  Why?  Because it isn’t about supernatural experiences or encounters with God, they are wonderful, but not necessary to fulfill our call and walk fearlessly and confidently in this life.  It is about recognizing who we are IN HIM, because He has anointed us with the Holy Spirit with Power and given us the authority over the devil.  Rise up in the knowledge of who you are and the enemy will be exceedingly afraid.  FEAR NOT.

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