Moments Of Truth: The Jebusites

Joshua 3:9-10… “And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, Come hither, and hear the words of the LORD your God. And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall know that the living God is among you, and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusites” (KJV).

Last lesson we touched on the Amorites, a people who speak against others in order to cast them down, murmur against others, and say something in a wrong spirit. In this lesson I want to talk about the Jebusites. The word “Jebusite” means “to trod down with the feet, to trample, to put your foot on the neck.” It also means “pollution and defilement of the temple (body, soul, and spirit), or to cast down in order to destroy. Jebus is an old name for Jerusalem. This clan originally controlled Jerusalem. Israel never expelled them from the Promised Land. King David captured the city and made it the capital of Israel. Later King David purchased a field there and Solomon built the temple on the same site (2 Samuel 24:16-24).

Paul teaches in 1 Corinthians 6 that we are to make sure that these immoral attitudes do not infiltrate the church. Paul said that, in their pre-conversion days, some of the people were fornicators and abusers of themselves with mankind, but God saved them and delivered them from these things and sanctified them (vv. 9-11). Our bodies, Paul teaches, are the temples of the Holy Spirit. A temple is a place for worship and a place set apart for God. The Jebusite spirit wants to infiltrate your mind and spirit and body. God did not create immorality. When people say, “God made me like I am,” it’s a Jebusite lie. The Bible teaches that adulterers and fornicators have no inheritance in the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Revelation 21:27). Unless they repent and turn from their sinful ways, they abide in darkness. This is the day to guard the mind and spirit against the lusts of the flesh and the subtle lies perpetuated by means of the media. Are you bound by a Jebusite spirit? Give it the boot. Give it no room in your life.

Pastor George Belobaba

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