KEY SCRIPTURE:1Ki 21:7 KJV” And Jezebel his wife said unto him, Dost thou now govern the kingdom of Israel? arise, and eat bread, and let thine heart be merry: I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite”
(Read 1 kings 21)
King Ahab saw a vineyard owned by a man called Naboth. He asked Naboth to sell his vineyard to him, but Naboth refused. Ahab came home very sad. Jezebel his wife after hearing about her husband’s problem told him she would get Naboth’s vineyard for him. 1Kings 21:7 KJV” And Jezebel his wife said unto him, Dost thou now govern the kingdom of Israel? arise, and eat bread, and let thine heart be merry: I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.” Jezebel managed to set Naboth up to be killed by stoning. Jezebel then delivered the vineyard to her husband.
Dear Minister, a wife is a help mate for you, and not to take control or manipulate affairs. There are certain wives who do not have any calling on their lives for ministry work. You must be very careful how you allow your wife to manipulate others in the church. There are some very helpful wives, yet there are those who are so self-seeking. Some of such women, just want church offerings to come to them. This same Jezebel declared she would cut off Elijah’s head. This woman had the spirit of witchcraft. The spirit of witchcraft imposes one’s will on others. Women who manipulate men by imposing their will on them normally come under the spirit of witchcraft.
The wrath of God was kindled against Ahab and his family because he allowed his wife to kill Naboth and took Naboth’s vineyard. The Lord sent Elijah to tell Ahab about God’s fury and judgment against Ahab. Why should Ahab insist on taking Naboth’s vineyard, when he refused? As the king he felt he had the right to get what he wanted in the kingdom. Dear man of God, you do not have the right to possess that which belongs to another by force. Some ministers take the cars of members and would not return it. When these members request for their cars, these ministers get offended. This is not right. Be content with such things as you have and know also that, you do not owe anything of another brother or sister. You are not a boss over them but their servant.
I am content with such things as I have. I do not crave for anything owed by any other person. My God supplies all my needs.
Heb 13:5 KJV” Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
Proverbs 28:16 KJV” The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.”