Jezebel, Goddesses and Armageddon

 

“…He took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal King of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him” – (I Kings 16:31).

“For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other Gods… For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians…” – (I Kings 11:4,5).

 

   Solomon went against God’s Word and multiplied wives to himself, including foreign wives, and his foreign wives turned his heart to worship their false gods. The first false god mentioned is a female goddess named Ashtoreth that was worshipped by those of Zidon. And years later, King Ahab did the same thing and married Jezebel the daughter of the King of Zidon. So we can see Jezebel, the original feminist and her worship of female goddesses.

 

   (First Samuel 31:10) connects Ashtoreth with the Philistines and the worship of this goddess was practiced by the Israelites from time to time and brought the wrath of God upon them. She was considered the wife of the male god Baal – “And they forsook the Lord, and served Baal and Ashtaroth. And the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel…” – (Jud.2:13,14). Again – “And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the Lord, and served Baalim and Ashtaroth”- (Jud.10:6). Again – “Then the children of Israel did put away Baalim and Ashtaroth, and served the Lord only” – (I Sam.7:4). Josiah destroyed the shrine built for her – (2 Kings 23:13). The reference to the “Queen of heaven” in (Jer.7:18) may have Ashtaroth in mind. This is the title that the idolatrous Catholics give to their goddess Mary.

 

   The greatest Satanic goddess of all is the Catholic Mary. Like the goddess of the O.T., she is called ‘queen of heaven’ replacing God the Father as king of heaven. Multiplied millions of Marian followers visit her idolatrous shrines worldwide. In Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico they are set to build an image of Our Lady of the Rosary that tops 1,500 ft. Millions of Marian devotees have petitioned Rome to officially name her Co-Redemtrix with Christ. Mary is also gaining popularity in Protestant divinity schools and churches. Many mainline Protestants are turning to Mary and her veneration. They pray to Mary and request her intercession. Muslims also hold her in high regard. And Hindus and Buddhists worship goddesses that look like Catholic Mary. 1`1

 

   We see the same Jezebel spirit today with the feminist movement as they bring in false gods and goddesses to worship. ‘The declaration of feminism’ in 1971 stated – “We must go back to ancient female religions like witchcraft.” Feminism has drifted toward lesbianism, goddess worship and witchcraft. The Re-Imagining Conference sponsored by feminist organizations within the National Council of Churches, was one notorious attempt to enshrine the goddess Sophia as a Christian deity. Witchcraft was the pagan religion of all of Europe for centuries prior to the rise of Christianity and is now growing tremendously in the U.S. – witness the popularity of ‘Harry Potter.’ The feminists are changing Father God to Mother God and goddess worship like Jezebel of old.

 

   Feminism is in fact a spiritual movement based partly on reawakening of ‘goddess consciousness and it’s real goal is matriarchy, not equality. Consider the advice feminist O.H.P Belmont gave a young woman: “Call on God my dear. She will help you.” Another feminist, Rosalind Miles gave her own version of (Gen.1:1) – “In the beginning, as human kind emerged from the darkness of prehistory, god was a women. And what a woman.”

 

   The ultimate symbol of the patriarchy is a male God – the Father. In response, feminists at the National Council of Churches pushed through a unisex version of the Bible in which God is ‘Our father and mother in heaven’ and Jesus Christ is not the ‘Son of God,’ but the ‘child of God.’ The Minnesota chapter NOW advocate the return to ‘primitive goddess worship’ as a replacement for Christianity. Not only witchcraft, but goddess worship has become a major component of feminist activity all over America.

 

   The spirit of feminism is the evil spirit of witchcraft, goddess worship, and rebellion, the spirit manifested in Jezebel. It is the spirit which rejects God’s authority of the Bible and tries to usurp that authority to women. Modern feminists are rediscovering the great goddess that can be called the modern Ashtoreth movement. Certainly nothing can seem to lift a woman’s self-esteem more than becoming a goddess. To them it indicates the feminine in the universe. If the goal is judicial equality in society, then the same alternative must be applied to the cosmos. Followers of the modern-day Ashtoreth goddess say that a male deity must be counterbalanced with a female counterpart.

 

   It would appear that the feminist movement has bought the oldest lie. Like Eve, who ate of the forbidden fruit at the subtlety of the serpent with the promise that she would become as god (a female goddess) and never die. It is again, as part of the feminist movement, who has again been deceived by Satan, and is trying to pass on the same forbidden fruit today. The first temptation on earth was to Eve to become a goddess. “Ye shall be as gods…” – (Gen.3:5).

 

   The New Age movement’s women are also bringing in many false gods and goddesses from all the earth-based religions, including Native American spiritism and nature religions and witchcraft, Westernized Hinduism, Chinese Taoism, Japanese Shintuism and Buddhism. Ungodly feminists have brought in false gods just as Jezebel did.

 

   Jezebel was the original feminist and the Jezebel spirit abounds in America today as women turn away from Jesus Christ and the true God, to worshipping false gods and goddesses like Israel of old. And the same wrath of God will fall on U.S. as well. Ashtoreth, wife of Baal was personified in Jezebel and Ahab and this wicked pair led most of Israel to idolatry of false gods. The wrath of God upon the world for its embrace of the Jezebel feminist movement is Armageddon, because that’s exactly where Jezebel was destroyed. Jezebel was killed in Jezreel, a city in the center of the valley of Jezreel where Armageddon takes place. Jezreel was a city in the valley of Jezreel between Mt. Carmel and Mt. Gilboa. King Ahab’s palace was situated there. Jezreel was Ahab’s capital during his evil reign of 22 years. Here Jezebel and all others associated with Ahab’s reign were assassinated by Jehu, God’s avenger. The valley of Jezreel was also known as the valley of Megiddon – hence Armageddon. Throughout history, the valley of Jezreel has been a major battlefield of nations. Jesus was raised in Nazareth of Galilee, a town on a hill overlooking the valley of Jezreel or Armageddon. No doubt Jesus stood on the hill of Nazareth and looked at the valley knowing that it was the scene of His second coming in wrath. Ahab and Jezebel standing in the middle of the valley of Megiddon shows us the same spirit of Ahab and Jezebel today just before Armageddon.

 

   But the valley was of major importance when King Ahab and Jezebel ruled over Israel. The city of Jezreel in the valley of Jezreel was Ahab’s capital and his palace was there. Certainly God is pointing to these end days just before the great tribulation and the battle of Armageddon and the Jezebel spirit that has spread across the world. The evil Jezebel spirit that tries to dethrone God the Father for ruling His universe will finally receive God’s righteous judgment upon them at Armageddon, the home of Jezebel and where she was killed – (2 Kings 9:30:27). Jezebel stands in the center of Armageddon in the valley of Jezreel. The Jezebel spirit of feminism will be destroyed at Armageddon.

 

   It is written – Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision” – (Philip.3:2). Here we are warned about wicked two-legged dogs. Dog is God spelled backwards. A dog is an ungodly, evil person. And the two famous examples of dogs in the Old Testament are Ahab and Jezebel. Elijah pronounced God’s judgment on them in (I Kings 21:24). “And of Jezebel spake the Lord, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel. Him that dieth of Ahab in the city the dogs shall eat…” In (Rev.22:15) God’s judgment is shown upon all the unsaved, wicked dogs who would not repent of sin and get saved and born again – “For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.” And that includes Jew dogs as well as Gentile dogs.

 

   But everyone of us wicked, ungodly dogs have the chance to become godly through repentance and forgiveness of sins through Christ and being born again by the Holy Sprit. When Elijah preached his dog sermon to Ahab and told him because he lived like a dog, he’ll be eaten by dogs, Ahab repented of his wickedness and God pardoned him. “And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly. And the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, Seest thou how Ahab humbleth himself before me? Because he humbleth himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days: but in his son’s days will I bring the evil upon his house” – (I Kings 21:27-29).

 

   Ahab had finally done something commendable. For once he gave some respect to what Elijah said regarding right and wrong. Later in scripture, however, we will see that his repentance was not very deep. He didn’t attack Elijah and punish him for speaking the truth – an attack Ahab was guilty of later in regards to Micaiah. Ahab’s repentance was observed by God and resulted in the manifestation of God’s grace. God’s grace delayed the execution of the sentence until the days of Ahab’s wicked sons. How marvelous is God’s grace, it reaches even to the worst of sinners. God is indeed – “ready to forgive” – (Ps.86:5). In fact, He is more ready to forgive than we are to repent. See how the message on the wrath of God resulted in a manifestation of the grace of God, and shows us to preach this way. The message of the wrath of God is a message filled with the grace of God. Had no message on the wrath of God been given to Ahab, there would have been no grace forthcoming. God in mercy sends the severe message about His wrath in order to wake us up to repent so He can show us grace. Preaching the message on wrath is motivated by grace. And a great multitude will be saved and experience the grace of God when the two Elijah type witnesses preach in the tribulation.

 

   Have you repented of your sins and by faith believed on Christ in your heart and received forgiveness of sins and become a new born again creature in Christ? “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” – (Jn.3:36). And so the Lord Jesus preaches the wrath of God so that we may be saved by God’s grace through Him.

 

   God is “Longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” – (2 Pet.3:9). Only through the Lord Jesus Christ do we have access into God’s grace – “By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God” – (Rom.5:2). Again – “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him” – (Rom.5:8,9).

 

Be truly saved and follow God’s Word of truth.

Not the feminist movement and their words of falsehood.

 

Pastor Mike Storti

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