Yesterday, I lay my head down to take a short nap, and dozed off. As I awoke, I heard a word “Jehu’s rug”. Remembering Jehu as a Biblical figure, I immediately went to Scripture to investigate the potential meaning of this “word”. Is this a Word of knowledge from the Lord? If so, what does it mean? Let’s take a few moments to understand what is a Rhema word, how it differs from the written Word, and the Spiritual Gifts of Words (wisdom & knowledge) in general.
1 Corinthians 12: Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware.
4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. 6 There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons. 7 But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.8 For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10 and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills.
There are two primary Greek words which are translated “word” in the New Testament. The first, “logos”, refers primarily to the entire WRITTEN Word of God and to Jesus, who is the LIVING Word. Logos is the special revelation of God to people and is personified in the Revelation of God as Jesus the Messiah. The second Greek word translated “word” in Scripture is rhema, which refers to the spoken word. Rhema literally means an utterance. A rhema is a verse or portion of Scripture that the Holy Spirit brings to our attention with application to a current situation or need for direction.
Words of wisdom and knowledge are two of the GIFTS from the Holy Spirit. All believers in Jesus receive Spiritual Gifts, but not all believers receive the SAME spiritual gift! Spiritual Gifts are meant to “give away”, meaning that they are meant to build up, encourage, inform, or in some way bless others!
I think this MAY have been a Rhema word…”Jehu’s rug”. It certainly peaked my curiosity, so I had to dig in to find out if there is such a thing in the Bible and how it might apply to our world today. I actually love these little Biblical treasure hunts that the Lord sometimes sends me on. God’s Word IS a Treasure, an ENDLESS trove of discovery and revelation that I treasure in my heart!
As I said above, Jehu IS a Biblical figure. He was around in the days of the Divided Kingdom of Israel, specifically during the time of Elisha the prophet and the Northern Kingdom of Ephraim. During those days Israel had separated into two nations and even warred against each other from time to time. The Southern 2 Tribes were known as “Judah” (these are primarily the “Jews” of today). The Northern 10 Tribes were known as Ephraim, and were “swallowed by the Gentiles (Hosea 8:8), thus completely losing their identity. Many of the prophets from the Old Testament PROPHESIED during the time of the Divided Kingdom. Elijah and Elisha were prophets of the Lord during this time, primarily prophesying to the Northern Kingdom of Israel (Ephraim). Elijah was taken in a “whirlwind” to Heaven (type of Rapture), and Elisha was given the “mantle” or (job) of prophesying to the Northern Kingdom. Though much attention is given to Elijah, Elisha actually performed many more miracles than his mentor and spiritual teacher Elijah. Perhaps this is because when Elijah was taken up in a whirlwind, Elisha asked for a “double portion” of the “Spirit of Elijah”, which is really the Holy Spirit that had powered Elijah to perform Miracles.
2 Kings 2:9: When they had crossed over, Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask what I shall do for you before I am taken from you.” And Elisha said, “Please, let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.”
In 2 Kings 9, Elisha asked for a double portion of the Holy Spirit (the power of YHWH that was “with” Elijah), and God granted this request. Elisha became a very powerful prophet in Israel, attempting to turn the people’s hearts to repentance from idolatry, sexual sins, and ungodliness.
The Northern Kingdom was plagued by only “bad kings” who led the people into IDOLATRY (the worship of “other gods”). Why did they do this? We discovered awhile ago that there were numerous reasons, but one of the biggest reasons is because they feared losing their “autonomy” not wanting the people to worship at the Temple in Jerusalem as God had commanded them. The Kings of Ephraim (Israel) feared that if the people of Samaria worshiped in Jerusalem, they would desire to become a part of the Southern Kingdom of Judah, and then the Northern Kingdom would cease to exist, along with her “kings”. Basically, they feared losing POWER. Therefore, the Northern Kings created their own places of worship, where they even set up golden calves and idols in High Places. The Northern Kingdom was combining the worship of YHWH with the worship of idols.
We discussed in a previous post how one of the most evil and well known kings in the Northern Kingdom was King Ahab. King Ahab had a “partner in crime” who was even more evil than him, his wife Jezebel. Jezebel was a Phoenician princess who married King Ahab. She brought with her the “gods” of her land and demanded that Israel bow down to them. This “dynamic duo” became a very powerful force for evil in the land. They promoted ungodly things such as idol worship, sexual immorality, persecution and murder of God’s true prophets, and in some cases, child sacrifice. In-fact, in the book of Revelation, the apostle John even wrote about the Jezebel spirit that was leading God’s Church in Thyatira into idolatry. The book of Revelation is not speaking of the literal woman Jezebel, as she was killed hundreds of years before Jesus even came on the scene. The book of Revelation is speaking of a “Jezebel spirit” that primarily infects women of power, especially when they are NOT being led by the One True TRIUNE God, Elohim (Father/Son/Holy Spirit). The Jezebel Spirit is AGAINST the True God of Israel, Yeshua Hamashiach, Jesus the Christ.
Revelation 2: 20 But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.
As it was in the days of Israel, these evil spirits (Ahab and Jezebel) often inhabit husband and wife “power-brokers”, or powerful people in the world today. Anywhere we see a weak husband, especially one who had known the Lord, or at least claimed to know the Lord (Jesus), and a strong woman who does not subscribe to Biblical values, we’re likely dealing with the Ahab/Jezebel spirits. The Jezebel Spirit is running rampant today with the RADICAL feminist movement.
But what about Jehu? Who was Jehu and how does Elisha factor into this conversation? What, if anything, is “Jehu’s rug”?
In ancient times, a mantle was an outer cloak worn over other clothing. While used primarily as a means to keep warm, it also served, for some people, as a symbol of authority. The English word “rug” can sometimes be used interchangeably with mantle. Sem-ee-caw, meaning a rug, was what Jael used to cover Sisera to hide him in her tent. A ‘mantle’ is a Scriptural metaphor (symbol) for a calling, ministry, anointing, specific purpose and—when applicable—office, given to individuals by God.
What I discovered on this little treasure hunt, was at the time that Elisha’s servant anointed Jehu to be King over Israel (according to the Word of the Lord), an interesting thing took place that is only DESCRIBED one other time in the whole Bible.
2 Kings 9: Now Elisha the prophet called one of the sons of the prophets and said to him, “Gird up your loins, and take this flask of oil in your hand and go to Ramoth-gilead. 2 When you arrive there, search out Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi, and go in and bid him arise from among his brothers, and bring him to an inner room. 3 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 wait.”
At this point, the servant of Elisha, a “son of the prophets” goes secretly to Jehu to anoint him King over Israel. It had to be done in secret because at this time there was another King over Israel, King Joram, Ahab’s son. God was anointing Jehu with a very specific “mantle” (purpose) to perform…very specific and controversial. God was done with the Ahab and Jezebel team. God was finished with their extreme idolatry, their murderous ways, their corruption, greed, and sexual immorality. God selected Jehu to RID Israel of the murder, corruption, greed, idolatry, and sexual immorality by ridding Israel of the ENTIRE lineage of King Ahab. This was to fulfill the earlier prophecy of Elijah from 1 KINGS 21: 20-29 . In 1st Kings 21, the wicked Jezebel had previously had every TRUE prophet of the Lord MASSACRED! Only Elijah the Tishbite (Elisha’s mentor) had escaped Jezebel’s murderous rampage. The Lord was bringing judgement down on this evil duo’s head via his prophet Elisha and the newly anointed King Jehu of Israel.
2 Kings 9:7: You shall STRIKE the house of AHAB your master, that I may AVENGE the blood of My servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of the Lord, at the hand of Jezebel. 8 For the whole house of Ahab shall perish, and I will cut off from Ahab every male person both bond and free in Israel.
What was Jehu like? He was tough as nails, he was an “outsider”, he had not lived a Godly life, and he was apparently a bit reckless….but he was the perfect man for the “job”, the Lord’s HAMMER. What makes us think that Jehu was “reckless”?
2 Kings 9:20 The watchman reported, “He came even to them, and he did not return; and the driving is like the driving of Jehu the son of Nimshi, for HE DRIVES FURIOUSLY.” (like a madman).
What happened after Jehu was anointed King and told of his very important mission of completely eradicating the lineage of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel from the land? Here’s another place where we “see” Jehu’s rug (mantle). This “event” seen in 2nd Kings 9:13 is only detailed in one other place in the Bible.
2 Kings 9:11 Now Jehu came out to the servants of his master, and one said to him, “Is all well? Why did this mad fellow come to you?” And he said to them, “You know very well the man and his talk.” 12 They said, “It is a lie, tell us now.” And he said, “Thus and thus he said to me, ‘Thus says the Lord, “I have anointed you king over Israel.”’” 13 Then they hurried and each man took his garment and placed it under him on the bare steps, and blew the trumpet, saying, “Jehu is king!”
The servants of Jehu’s master (the servants of Queen Jezebel and King Joram (Ahab’s son), witnessed the prophet of God, the servant of Elisha, secretly speaking with Jehu into a solitary room for the purpose of anointing him as king. After Jehu was anointed, these servants inquired “what in the world was that all about?” Jehu then REVEALED to them that the LORD was ANOINTING him as King over Israel. Without asking any questions at all, these servants of the CURRENT King (Joram who was Ahab’s son) IMMEDIATELY placed their GARMENTS under Jehu’s feet (as a “type” of RUG, like rolling out the “red carpet” of the ancient days) and blew a TRUMPET saying “Jehu is King”. Although this was likely a common practice in ancient days, the ONLY other place in Scripture where people lay their clothes and cloaks down under a King’s Feet, is on what we call “Palm Sunday” when Jesus the Messiah, the King of kings and Lord of lords rode into Jerusalem on a Donkey.
Matthew 21:6-9: 6 The disciples went and did just as Jesus had instructed them, 7 and brought the donkey and the colt, and laid their coats on them; and He sat on the coats. 8 Most of the crowd spread their coats in the road, and others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them in the road.
9 The crowds going ahead of Him, and those who followed, were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David;Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest!”
The only 2 places in the entire Bible that detail cloaks being placed under the feet of a King, (like rolling out the Red Carpet) is in 2nd Kings, when King Jehu is anointed King over Israel, and also when Jesus makes His Triumphal entry into Jerusalem! Although Jehu may be a “type” of King Jesus in that he eradicated the evil, idolatrous baal worship and the evil family of Ahab from Israel, he is NO KING JESUS! King Jesus is both RIGHTEOUS and MERCIFUL! Jehu was anointed by God for a specific purpose, which he accomplished, but merciful he was not. Jehu was to be God’s HAMMER of judgment, BUT we find out in Hosea that Jehu went too far in his zeal for the Lord. Jehu went much further than the Lord intended, and massacred many people who had worshiped the baals.
Hosea 1:4 Then the Lord said to Hosea, “Call him Jezreel, because I will soon punish the house of Jehu for the MASSACRE at Jezreel, and I will put an end to the kingdom of Israel. 5 In that day I will break Israel’s bow in the Valley of Jezreel.”
The question I have is “What is it about Jehu’s mantle, about Jehu’s “rug” that may apply to us today?” We know that God uses patterns and cycles in the Bible to teach us eternal truths. Jehu, an outsider who was tough as nails, a reckless man, was anointed by God, as “king” for the PURPOSE of EXPOSING and ELIMINATING the evil that was going on behind the scenes with the POWERFUL family of Ahab and Jezebel. Do we know another “king” who is an outsider, who is tough as nails, who is sometimes crass and loud, who some believe is “reckless”, moves quickly, and may be used by God to EXPOSE the evil CORRUPTION of a very powerful political couple (and others) in the United States and around the world…the “shadow Governments” also known as the Deep State? Does this man have a special anointing by God for this very specific purpose? Note that when the clothes were placed on the ground to “honor” King Jehu, that a TRUMPet was simultaneously blown (2 Kings 9:13).
In the book of Ecclesiastes, God says that what was done will be done again, there is nothing NEW under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9).
The Bible is full of cycles and patterns, of events that LITERALLY took place many hundreds and even thousands of years ago, and yet are still applicable to our current times. In our quest to understand patterns and cycles of the Bible, we should NOT look for absolutes. Jehu literally KILLED all of the VERY EVIL family of Ahab and Jezebel, along with the baal worshipers. Although Jehu did complete God’s purpose, he went so far overboard in his massacre of baal worshipers that God decided to “punish the house of Jehu”. We are NOT saying that Donald Trump is going to LITERALLY KILL God’s adversaries; HOWEVER, we are saying that he appears to be a “type” of King Jehu, anointed by God for the PURPOSE of EXPOSING the evil and CORRUPTION that has been going on behind the scenes for many years. Honestly, there are those in the media who hate Donald Trump with a passion so great that it can only be described as demonic. Their obsession with him, with having him impeached, is beyond anything I have EVER seen before. The mere fact that he has been able to SURVIVE (politically and literally) the NUMEROUS attacks, fiery darts, and vicious slander that has been coming at him from so many places (world “globalist” leaders, Democratic party, Hollywood and entertainment icons, MULTIPLE Mainstream media organizations, Republican globalist “Never Trumpers”, and others) can only be described as a MIRACLE from GOD.
Ezekiel 3:9: Like emery harder than flint I have made your forehead. Do not be afraid of them or be dismayed before them, though they are a rebellious house.”
The jury is still out for many people on Donald J. Trump. We know that he is crass, that he says what’s on his mind (unlike a normal “politician”), but we also know that he defends Christians and Jews, he defends unborn children who are being massacred via abortion, and that he gets things done. Although this will probably NEVER be discussed in the vast majority of the Mainstream Media, the entire Russian Collusion Scandal was a HUGE HOAX, bought and paid for by the Ahab/Jezebel couple (and their people), to STEAL the election from Donald Trump. There is evidence that is being collected as we speak, and it will be presented in the days and weeks ahead. I don’t know how many people will be shown this evidence because it is and will be HIDDEN by the Mainstream Trump-hating Media; however, if Trump is like Jehu, it will become VISIBLE (to those with eyes to see), and there will be consequences to the elite power brokers of the world. What transpires after that is anybody’s guess. We are in the Last Days, so anything is possible. If there are criminal charges against some of the most powerful people in the world, don’t expect them to go “quietly into that good night”. They won’t give up without a FIGHT.
So many people make the mistake of thinking that God only uses “choir boys” or perfect people for His purposes. The Bible shows us CLEARLY that God uses whomever He will to accomplish His purposes on this earth. Some of those people are really good, Godly men and women, and others are like King Jehu of Israel, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon or King Cyrus of Persia.
Although we do not yet know how this will turn out, please keep in mind that we are in the LAST of the last days. We are seeing things transpire in this world that I would NEVER have dreamed possible. Everything seems upside down. That which is good is called evil, and that which is evil is CELEBRATED by the Mainstream Media, CELEBRATED by many World Government leaders, and DEFINITELY CELEBRATED by the entertainment industry! Expect the unexpected and stay close to the Savior of the World, Jesus the Christ, the TRULY ANOINTED KING who is both RIGHTEOUS and MERCIFUL! Jesus is going to take this earth back from its current “landlord” (aka satan), but the enemy WILL NOT give up without a fight.
We are going to continue our study of Revelation so that we will have a better understanding of what may be about to transpire just around the corner. Yes, we could be raptured before any trouble occurs, but God still wants ALL of His people to understand as much as possible about the upcoming events so that they can be a BLESSING to other people! We have been warned of the upcoming DECEPTION, who we KNOW will ULTIMATELY be REVEALED to us as the White Horse of Revelation (false peace, false “goodness”). We are being SHOWN the repeating patterns of the Bible so that we can recognize those who are anointed by God for His purposes and who are NOT. We also have a better understanding of WHO God can use, and that those people do NOT have to be perfect people, but they are always the RIGHT people for the JOB. Our only real SOURCE of TRUTH is Jesus, Himself, through His Word and through His Holy Spirit. All news, media sources, entertainment sources, and other sources who CLAIM to speak the TRUTH have “sold out” to the prince of the power of the air (satan) and should only be listened to with PRAYERFUL discernment!
I hadn’t even heard of this new book until tonight “Jezebel’s war with America”, but this completely correlates to the Word that I received (Jehu’s Rug), and is very applicable to what is going on in America and around our world today! If you have the time, please listen to the short 15 minute interview by the author of this new book. It’s very telling indeed!