The Jezebel

 Spirit

 

 

“Not withstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

 

And I gave her space to repent of her fornication: and she repented not. Behold I will cast her into a bed and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

 

And I will kill her children with death: and all the churches shall know that I am He which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.”

 

(Rev. 2:20-23)

 

 Jesus preached to the church in Revelation on the doctrine of Jezebel and I am doing the same. This false doctrine is prevalent in society and in the church today just before the Great Tribulation.

 

   Now the complaint of the Lord toward the church of Thyatira--she is called Jezebel after the wickedest woman in the Bible. For a woman to be called a Jezebel is every bit as bad as for a man to be called Ahab. (wimp).

 

   She was probably a very attractive woman (seduction is always done best by a beautiful woman). No doubt she possessed a charming personality, a most persuasive tongue, forceful ideas, and great leadership qualities. She was, it would seem, a woman who put most men to shame.

 

   She arrives on the scene just before the Great Tribulation and it certainly speaks of the church today, as we are living in the time just prior to the Great Tribulation. The spirit of Jezebel pervades society and the church today and few men have the guts to stand against it. It’s an evil spirit straight from Satan to destroy our family, our nation, and our church.

 

   Her husband and the men of the church were in obedience to her. They are out of her hand like Ahab did to Jezebel and like Ahab and Jezebel Clinton in the White House.

 

   ‘That woman Jezebel’- It may not have been her real name, but it fit her like a glove. Jezebel was a domineering, forceful, strong willed and self-willed woman. A masculine spirit in a woman. And Jezebels always marry hen-pecked wimpy men like Ahab.

 

   The Jezebel Spirit is that wicked Satanic spirit that makes a woman rule over a man (I will not obey him). It’s call the Feminist Movement today, but at the beginning of this century, they were called suffragettes. It’s the spirit in women today that says, “I will not have a man rule over me- not in my home, not in the church, not on the job, and not in government.”

 

   In the U.S.A., it started four generations ago and now has produced its deadly fruit in society. A total breakdown of the family and women ruling in most homes and churches. It has been passed down from mother to daughter to granddaughter. It’s a wicked, deadly anti-Christ spirit.

 

   Jezebel’s daughter, Athaliah, was more wicked than Jezebel. Athaliah (2 Kings 11) was a replica of her mother, but worse. In idolatry and murder, she bore the hideous likeness of her mother. Like mother, like daughter, and mother teaching daughters to not submit to men. Athaliah is referred to as, “that wicked woman.” (2 Chron.24:7)

 

   Athaliah kills her grandsons (seed royal) and then ‘usurps’ the throne herself and rules over Judah for six years. Not just the power behind the throne like her mother Jezebel, but the power herself. Like in England, the Queen rules, not the King. (and the Royal Family is being destroyed).

 

   Athaliah was the only woman who reigned in either of the two kingdoms and we see this same Jezebel spirit in the U.S. as we hear talk of a woman president.

 

   She “usurped the throne” and the bible says a woman shall not usurp the authority of a man. If she rules the home then she will also rule the church and the nation. It starts in the home. Each man is to be king of his own castle and his wife is not to usurp his throne, “But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.” (2 Tim.2:12). Any wife who will not submit to her husband’s authority is creating a situation for Satan to destroy the family. If she is in authority, then she’s usurping it; she’s seizing the power and authority wrongfully. It’s against God’s Word. The devil is working mightily in this area worldwide to destroy the family as this spirit of anti-Christ prepares the world for the Anti-Christ. The Jezebel Spirit- beware of it!

 

   Jezebel named her daughter Athaliah, which is a man’s name in the bible. First she usurped a man’s name, and many women are usurping men’s first names today and refusing to take their husband’s last name in marriage. She says, “No man will name me,” or she gets a hyphenated name.

  

   The Jezebel spirit is one of the main reasons for the high divorce rate and mothers not wanting their children. The Jezebel spirit wants you out of the home. Christian wives are to be “keepers at home” (Titus 2:5) and not bring their children to day care moms to raise. The Jezebel Spirit makes effeminate and homosexual sons and masculine daughters, teaching them to wear the pants in the home. (Mother rules- Matriarch rules).

 

   Like Israel of old, our leaders are causing us to err. “As for my people, children are their oppressors and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err and to destroy the way of thy paths.” (Isaiah 3:12) Like Jesus said, “They be blind leaders of the blind, and if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall in the ditch.” (Matt. 15:14)

 

   First, the false doctrine of Jezebel is that she was allowed to teach in the church. “Thou sufferest that woman Jezebel- to teach.” And the bible says, suffer not a woman to teach.” The church had then and most certainly has now, a malignant heresy, yet they indulgently tolerated it in their midst. They allowed this woman to assume leadership in the church and now just prior to the Great Tribulation, women are Sunday School teachers like Jezebel. And preachers and pastors and bishops as well. How can a woman who is silent in the church possibly be a teacher? She is not to teach but to learn in silence. “Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.” (1 Tim.2:11)

 

   The church of  Thyatira exposed themselves to threefold error. First, they were wrong in principle. God’s Word declares that she is not to rule over the man. This has its’ roots in creation. (Adam first-then Eve) “Thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.” (Gen. 3:16)

 

   Second, the church was wrong in precept. She led the people astray. The thought is that of deception. It is interesting to observe how many false cults have been founded by women and promoted by women. Seventh Day Adventists- -Spiritism- Christian Science- Theosophy- New Agers- 4 Square Gospel- all have been steered into error by women. Many Pentecostals and Charismatics have women teachers and pastors and most mainline denominations have women in leadership positions as well. The Charismatics would fall tomorrow if the woman obeyed the Word of God. It’s ruled by women. They ought to read the ‘Tongues’ chapter in the bible (I Cor.14). “Let your women keep silence in the churches.” (vs. 34)

 

   The scriptures teach that a woman is much more susceptible to error in spiritual things than a man. She is more easily deceived for this reason she cannot teach in church or hold leadership positions. The devil deceived Eve, “and Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.” (II Tim.2:14)

   Third, the church was wrong in practice. They committed fornication. They let her have authority and she led them astray with false doctrine and they sinned by following her teaching. And men flock to churches today to sit under a woman pastor. They have despised their birthright and God-given authority to rule. They are raised by mothers who rule the home and they see nothing wrong with women ruling in the church. They have the Ahab spirit of a wimp.

 

   She taught fornication (both physical and spiritual fornication) - both idolatry and adultery. Many Jezebels are teaching by their example of dressing like a whore with immodest apparel today. Jezebel was a whore. She taught it and she looked like it. Fornication is also taught in churches today- under the deceptive idea of sex education. Showing these ungodly movies and literature in the church.

 

   Women who are living in sin, shacking up, are allowed to become members of the churches today and even teach Sunday School. Now even lesbians are in our churches teaching that form of ungodly fornication. Church leaders are marching on the streets with the Sodomites to our great shame. Beware of the Jezebel Spirit.

 

   Jezebel- woe betide her weakling husband, Ahab, or anyone else who stood in her way. The daughter of a pagan king, she imposed upon Israel the worst type of heathenism. The worship of the true God was swept aside and idolatry put in its place. She tried to kill all the prophets of God. (God give us more Elijahs to stand against the Jezebel spirit.)

 

   Jezebel’s spiritual heir and successor was in the church of Thyatira and has blossomed into full bloom with the church today.

 

   The devil is the Great Deceiver and it makes it easier for him to deceive when women are in authority. The devils E.R.A. (Eve Rules Adam). Weakling, wimpish men are refusing to rule today and they allow women to rule in the church and teach Sunday School. Pastors’ wives are receiving the Jezebel spirit today and usurping their husbands’ authority and ruling the church. They are doing more and more speaking in the church and teaching the women in the church the same Jezebel spirit. Instead of being a good example of an obedient wife who is silent in the church, they follow the Jezebels of the world and teach the other women in the church to do the same. They never teach about being daughters of Sarah (I Peter 3) and obeying their husbands and being Godly wives and mothers (Titus 2:4). In effect, the pastor’s wife becomes co-pastor.

 

   Christian ladies- don’t follow the worldly Jezebel spirit, follow the Bible and be a daughter of Sarah. A good obedient wife is one of God’s best gifts, but a disobedient wife is the worst thing he can have. Jezebel can destroy her husband’s ministry, if he’s a preacher.

 

   I’ve seen whole churches ruled by this Jezebel spirit and it is destroying our churches. Women teachers, deaconesses, pastors, bishops, rebelling totally against God’s Word. The daughters of Jezebel rule the churches and the few daughters of Sarah are ridiculed and even forced to leave the church. God help us.

 

   And most preachers keep silent and never preach this truth. They are afraid of the Jezebels in the church. (I know that fear.) They play up to these wicked bossy women and tickle their ears and even commit fornication with them. They ask these women what they want the church to do. These cowardly pastors love to preach on Elijah, but they would never let Elijah preach in their pulpits.

 

   Jezebels use terms like male chauvinist. She probably wears short hair and dresses, either very sexy or very masculine. She likes to work outside the home and especially be the boss. She doesn’t like her kitchen or taking care of her children. She’s a career woman. She’s the boss in the home and the speaker of the house. She talks and he’s silent and she always gets the last word. 

 

   This spirit operates through women who desire to control or dominate men. This spirit is behind the woman who will publicly humiliate her husband with her tongue in order to have the control over him. (A daughter of Sarah has a meek and quiet spirit.) And she will use sex to control him also. If women don’t war against this spirit today, they will be used for destruction by Satan.

    We live in a society where there is hatred for male authority. The Jezebel spirit is anti-father and anti-God the Father also. They are changing the Bible to mother god and goddess worship. Jezebel says, “I must control- I will be the boss.” Her heart submits to no man. I will have no man rule over me. I will support myself.

 

   The spirit of Jezebel is controlling most churches today. When the men want to take control, there is a resisting, there is rebellion, and there is out and out refusal to submit by these Jezebels. Or there is manipulation that goes on in order to gain control. Like tears (her favorite way to get her way) or getting depressed. She will even refuse to go to church with her husband or she’s always sick or even will threaten to take the children and leave him. She must control at all costs.

 

   The news media is pushing the Jezebel spirit today. Our public schools are pushing it. The air waves, the prince of power of the air (Satan) and radio and T.V. is pushing it. The Jezebel spirit flows unhindered throughout the entertainment world. It’s the spirit of the world. Beware ladies – “Love not the world, neither the things that are the world.” (I John 2:15)

  

   As a preacher, I never knew that I was fighting against the Jezebel spirit until finally God gave me this truth. I’d say “Button that top button”, “Get a longer dress”, “Take those pants off”, “Don’t cut your hair like a man”, “Be in submission to your husband.” Now I know the truth – there is a Jezebel spirit that exists today that says, “Nobody tells me how to dress.” Well, that’s what the fashion world does. Somebody is telling you how to dress.

 

   The Jezebel spirit is the motivator behind abortion. “I want my independence. I don’t want to be tied down to motherhood. I’ll take the pill and if I get pregnant, I’ll kill the baby.” Hear God’s Word – “I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, etc.” (I Tim. 5:14)

 

   It’s the spirit that generates dissatisfaction among wives. “I’m not happy at home” and you get another woman who has the Jezebel spirit “I’m not happy and fulfilled at home either. Let’s get a job.” And it spreads like bad leaven through society.

 

   Who does the Jezebel spirit hate the most? Her most feared enemy is the faithful preacher who’s not afraid to preach the truth. She hates this man of God, and so wars to stir up people in the church against him like Jezebel did to Elijah.

  

   Elijah will come again soon before the second coming of Jesus and he will fight against this Jezebel spirit as he did in the day of old (see Mal. 4:5-6) “He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children” which will include putting down the Jezebel spirit that usurps father’s throne in the home.

 

   “Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness who Jezebel his wife stirred up.” (I Kings 21:25) he sold out and she kept stirring things up and never let things settle down. (She should stir up her supper.) If you’ll look at the women that keep stirring things up in church, you’ll find the Jezebel spirit. And they’re usually married to Ahabs or have no husbands at all to submit to. These Jezebels will do everything in their power to destroy the preacher. A true preacher brings the wicked spirit out in the open and you can see the hatred arise against him. Both the Ahabs and the Jezebels will despise the true preacher. The Ahabs, the hen-pecked husbands, hate the light also. “For the husband is the head of the wife.” (Eph. 5:23)

 

   The Jezebel spirit is coming in stronger and stronger as more and more preachers refuse to preach the truth because they don’t want to incur the wrath of Jezebels in their church.

 

Beware of the Jezebel Spirit!

   Are you saved? Are you a born again? Jesus  said “Ye must be born again.” (John 3) If you want to be saved and have eternal life “Call upon the name of the Lord.” (Jesus)

 

First – Repent of you sins - turn away from your wicked ways.

 

Second – Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ in your heart.

 

Third – Confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and give your testimony.

 

“For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Eph. 2:8-9)