April 13, 2006
"Jezebel and Athaliah At The Gate"
of the Throne
I was praying for God's glory to manifest upon the earth in a more tangible way. Suddenly, I
had a vision of God's throne. Angels were beholding His divine glory. The angels turned to look
at me, as if they were revealing a hidden secret by allowing me to see their faces. Their faces
were lit with a brilliant light, I knew they had SEEN His glory, and it was His glory which caused
this brilliant light upon their countenances. I was then made aware of God's throne room strategy
for today. The angels were being released to show forth God's glory. There would be multiplied
measures of angelic activity among us, and their purpose was to reveal God's glory! They would
be bringing divine impartations, healings, and warfare strategies of victory. God's glory would
be seen upon the prayers of the Saints as He answered their prayers with realms of His glory.
Then, I saw Jesus approach the Father. Jesus asked the Father, "Can I go now?" I knew that Jesus
was asking to return to the earth and gather His own.
The Father answered, "No, it is not yet time. They must see and experience the fullness of My
glory first. There is still a realm of My glory that My people must press into. I have much to
do in them and through them."
We Must Cry Out For His Glory!
Somehow I knew that God's people needed to cry out for more of His glory. I then saw a sea of
hands lifted toward heaven, and the Saints began to touch God. As they touched Him, His face
appeared to them and they were face-to-face with God. As they reached out to touch His glory,
they touched His face, and then as a result they began to be changed into His image.
When the vision concluded, I cried for quite a while. I have once again realized that the breakthroughs
to our victory and protection from the seducing spirits are determined by us crying out for His
glory. We are also must be determined to co-labor with the Holy Spirit, and therefore show His
glory to others. We must ask for the Holy Spirit to begin to reveal God's glory. Then we must
commit to not trying to restrict Him--whichever way He decides to move in our lives. This would
apply to personal lives, church services, businesses, etc.
We cannot settle just for His presence. We must press into
experiencing more of His manifest GLORY which involves signs, wonders, and miracles. We cannot
allow our mindsets and religious traditions to attempt to contain His glory. With open hearts
and minds, we are to ASK for Him to be jealous over us. This will most certainly bring a fire
of purity, but it will also release a fresh fire of zeal to seek His face!
I asked the Lord what we are to do to receive the full measure of His glory. He said that in
order to fulfill our mission and assignments at this present time, we must first have the visitation
of a greater level of glory. I realized that when God's glory comes, there are also seducing
spirits at work at even greater levels of intensity. These seducing spirits are sitting at different
gates blocking God's glory being released to us. In my book, Destiny Thieves, there is
exposure of the seductions of Belial (the Accuser of the Brethren), the Amalekite spirit, Jezebel,
and Athaliah (who is Jezebel's daughter). I then realized that Jezebel and her seed, Athaliah,
were at the gate of entrance of God's glory released into our lives.
Jezebel and Athaliah: Evil Seducing Spirits of the Present
Jezebel was a seductive, manipulating woman who murdered, worshiped idols, and is Biblically
linked to witchcraft and sorcery. It is this same spirit at work today to seduce the saints into
sin, control, and apostasy. However, her SEED is even more active, more seducing, and more treacherous
than Jezebel was!
Athaliah: A Generation of Evil
Athaliah is the spirit that attacks our generations. God is very concerned about the generations
to come. Yet, at the same time, as our generations are coming forth to receive Godly inheritance
there is a "generation of vipers" in the form of religious, Pharisees and Sadducees, strongholds
of tradition that we need to be concerned about! In Matthew 12:34 Jesus
addresses the "generation of vipers," which I believe refers to, and inclusive to, the generation
A viper is a venomous snake (spiritually representing seductiveness and craftiness) which is
poisonous. It strikes swiftly with a fatal bite. Isn't this just like the devil? He blindsides
us and then moves in quickly for the kill. Yet, there is hope! Remember Paul, when the viper
attached itself to his arm, he shook the snake off into a fire? Paul's life was spared and the
fire destroyed the snake! It is the very same for today. It will take a Holy Ghost fire to destroy
the seducing spirits that lie in wait to deceive us. It is time to embrace the cleansing fire
of God. This will insure our victory over the seductive plans of the enemy as well as prepare
us for our future.
Be on Guard Against the Spirit of Athaliah!
Dear Ones, we need to be on guard against this strongly, seductive spirit. The name "Athaliah" means "whom
Jehovah has afflicted." I am sure that this spirit plans to afflict God's children; we must be
on guard during this intense season of revelation and understanding. However, God has already
promised to defeat Jezebel and Athaliah. In Revelation 2:23 God
has spoken that Jezebel's child (Athaliah) has been sentenced to death. In other words, Athaliah
has been "afflicted" by God! One of the translations for the word "afflicted" is to "crush and
trouble, to torment and make miserable."
Saints of God, hear me, we can afflict Athaliah through our prayers. We can cause the plans of
the seducing spirits to be troubled, crushed, and put to death as we come into unity. Unity involves
being in agreement with His Word as well as being unified as One in Him. By speaking the Word
over our situations and problems, we can bring torment to our adversary! And let's not forget
this very powerful weapon…REPENT! Jezebel hates repentance. As we repent, it will thwart the
enemy's plans against us and also, at the very same time, release God's glory into every situation!
Another interpretation for the name of Athaliah is "Jehovah is strong" implying that Jehovah
will handle evil violently! I recall Chuck Pierce calling for a season of violent praise. Also,
remember that the violent take the kingdom of God by force! (See Matthew
Interestingly the name Athaliah also means "due season of Jehovah."
Prophetically speaking, it is Jehovah's due season to destroy the seductive spirit of Jezebel
and Athaliah by commissioning a violent militant force of Saints.
Embracing His Fire
If we are to enter this greater realm of God's glory, then we must watch over our gates of entrance
and defeat Athaliah. We must keep her from affecting us and the generations to come. We must
embrace the fire of God's presence, the refiner's fire that WILL come in the last days!
When we study the book of Daniel, it gives insight into the last days saying, "Many
will be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the
wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand." (Daniel 12:10) It is clear
that God was alerting Daniel that the last days would involve a time of purification and refining
the Saints. The wicked will not understand and run away from the fire, but the Saints will understand
the fire and embrace it as necessary to receive the greater levels of His glory.
When we study about Athaliah, we see how it took the priesthood anointing to destroy her. Athaliah
murdered her own male descendents to illegitimately secure the throne of authority in Judah.
It was the priests who exposed Athaliah's illegitimate authority and crowned the true authority
to the throne. When we study the qualifications of the priesthood, we realize that they were
cleansed and purified and dedicated to the service of the Lord. It was the priests who prepared
the temple and sacrifices inviting God's glory to appear. It will be the same priestly anointing
that God will use in us today to destroy this enemy who stands at the gates of our breakthroughs!
Remember this one important thing…it is not a priesthood of religion that will destroy our enemy;
it is a priesthood of those in relationship with God.
How Do We Destroy the Spirits Blocking Our Breakthroughs?
In conclusion, this is our mandate:
Be committed to seek God's glory.
Embrace the fire. The fire involves purification and holiness,
but also the fire of His power and glory.
Be a consecrated and dedicated priest unto the Lord.
Ask for God to be jealous over you….this will release
the fire of purity but also release a zeal of passion for the Lord.
Allow the Holy Spirit to freely move in us, our church
services, businesses, and every area of our lives.
Remove the restraints of fear, control, and religious
mindsets and let Him move!
Pray that we clearly hear what the Holy Spirit is speaking,
and that we are quick to respond and obey His leading.
Also, take time to KNOW the Holy Spirit!
Free yourself from "religious encumbrances." These are
religious mindsets as to HOW God will move among us. Let GO completely. Let God show you
Destroy Jezebel and Athaliah through repentance of sin
and seduction, becoming priests unto the Lord, and warring over our next generation.
Also, become violent praisers!
Sandie Freed's Upcoming Itinerary:
April 24-25, 2006
Azusa Street Revival
May 5, 2006
Friday Fire Service
Zion Kingdom Training Center
1001 Airport Frwy, Bedford, Texas
May 5-6, 2006
School of Prophets and School of Prophetic Intercession