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Edition 67. 31st December 2010
In this edition:
●Jezebel in the church...the death of the prophecy.
Jezebel in the church and the answer.
When the prophetic eyes of the church are blinded, she is doomed!!
This together with demonic replacement theology, is perhaps the biggest threat and danger to the church in our time. The tragedy is that most church goers don't have the foggiest idea of even what the Jezebel spirit is, never mind how to identify it and deal with it.
A vast part of the professing church is and will become shipwrecked by this powerful all-encompassing evil spirit if it is not identified rooted out and destroyed.
What is the Jezebel spirit?
Jezebel was a princess from Sidon, the daughter of a strong man who had usurped the throne. She married Ahab who was also a usurper-king of Israel. When she moved to Israel she kept all of her occult practises, which included Baal worship. She and Ahab were successful initially in influencing Israel with the occult.
Here are a few Bible verses identifying Jezebel and her characteristics:
1Kings 16:31-33. 1 Kings18:4, 13, 19. 1 Kings 21:7, 23-25.. 2Kings 9:7, 10, 22, 30-35. Revelation 2:20
The verses above deal with relationships between Jezebel and Ahab, the prophets of Baal on the one hand and Elijah, Jehu, the prophets of God and Israel on the other.
Firstly, the name Jezebel means "without co-habitation," identifying an unsettled and uncontrollable spirit.
To identify this powerful evil demonic spirit, we need to look into the scriptures above, to find the main characteristics of the woman.
●She is a "cursed woman." (2Kings 9:34)
●She struck fear into Elijah, the prophet of God.
●She was friends with and had sex with numerous prophets of Baal. (The other names for Baal relate directly to Satan.)
●She was a tyrant queen and murderer who sacrificed children to the fire god Moloch. .
●She was a pathological liar. She operates in the progressive phases of manipulation, intimidation and domination all to gain control.
●She had no remorse. She was callous, deceiving and full of pride and arrogance. She wore heavy paint or makeup on her eyes.
●She had a parasitic lifestyle, designed to get close to authority figures, ultimately to bring them down.
●She had a well hidden, disguised hatred for God's truth. She was a friend of devils, demons and the world system.
●She was dominant while her husband Ahab was submissive to her.
●She had a main central purpose which was to kill and destroy the prophets of God, or the prophetic word.
●She was a sex manic, but Biblical whoredom is also typed with false doctrine, false worship and idolatry.
●Jehu, went after Jezebel in the place called Jezreel.
There was a shocking, disastrous but significant end to Jezebel. She was forced to a window, thrown out to the ground below, where her body was trampled by horses and torn to shreds by dogs, scattering her blood on the surrounding walls. A normal death was not appropriate for her. This graphic scene has powerful lessons within it, which we will discuss further on.
To summarise: The Jezebel spirit is, restless, remorseless, unrepentant, controlling, evil, unclean, lustful, a hater of authority, a false prophet, a hater of of God's prophets, and prophecy, a hater of Israel
The Jezebel spirit can also manifest with only one or two of the above characterisitcs..
The essence of the Jezebel spirit is it's attack on God's authority. This is seen in attacking the authority of men of God in leadership, the Word of God and in particular Bible prophecy. Jezebel wants to weaken and blind the church.
The Jezebel spirit manifests primarily in a female but can manifest in a male as well.
Jezebels in the church are often those who have had a previous involvement with the occult or direct Satanic activity.
Since Bible prophecy relates to Israel in many ways, the Jezebel spirit today is strongly anti-Semitic and involved in replacement theology. The Jezebel spirit hates and seeks to destroy the authority of the Bible.
Jezebel in the church today:
The Jezebel spirit has infiltrated the church over the ages, but it is growing in significance and intensity now, simply because we are now in the time period of fast moving prophetic fulfilment.
For a strong nation under God, He has ordained three institutions which should be run within certain Biblical parameters. These are government family and church. All three are under attack by the devil now.
The Jezebel spirit within the church is common but goes largely unnoticed until its too late.
One of the ways in which the Jezebel spirit has entered the church is in the form of female pastors. There is no such thing. The word pastor and rabbi are male words in their original form. It's like 'mister' which is a gender-specific word. There is no precedent in the Bible for a female rabbi or pastor. We do have examples in the Bible for females in some of the other ministry offices. Church leadership is male! (There is an old but very good book on the subject by David Pawson called "Leadership is male")
Churches full of Jezebels will be rebellious to God's authority, worldly, and uninterested in prophecy. They will be full of members with broken relationships, with rebellious children without discipline and full of disrespect for authority.
The Jezebel spirit in the church will primarily be seen in her attack on the prophets of God and Bible prophecy.
Bible prophecy is the eyes of the church. It's directive, warns, edifies, and plots the course into the future. Today most churches are greatly lacking in these areas. Many of these churches are full of Jezebels!
When Jezebel confronted Elijah, he was left fearful and depressed. He sulked in the wilderness. He called on God to kill him. The power of this evil woman anointed by demons had caused him to lose his anointing and vision. He was left uninspired. This is what the Jezebel spirit will do to its victims today.
The Jezebel spirit will draw close to church leaders, especially those with a heart for Israel and the prophetic. She will try to get close to leaders with flattery and lies of how holy she is and how she loves God and His prophetic word. "She calls herself a prophetess", but God calls her a liar (Revelation 2:20)
When the Jezebel spirit is identified, there will be war. She will spread fear into the leader and cause total havoc in the church. Remember that Elijah was God's fearless prophet until she made her threats. Modern day Elijah's need Jehu's with them. Jehu, on Elijah's behalf destroyed Jezebel. Jehu showed not the slightest trace of mercy. The Bible says that he even "drove his chariot furiously" as went to kill her.
Interestingly, Jezebel was torn, trampled and devoured by dogs until there was only her skull and a few body parts left. This demonstrates how serious and deep the dealings need to be to rid the church of this evil spirit.
2Kings 9:22 "How can there be peace as long as the harlotries and witchcrafts of Jezebel are many."
In case you are thinking that this isn't the way to treat people especially women in the church, let me refer you to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Revelation 2:20 "I have a few things against you because you tolerate that woman Jezebel who calls herself a prophetess..."
The Jezebel spirit is all about destroying the true church. She must be destroyed and not tolerated for a minute.
There is much agreement amongst prophecy teachers that the message to the church of Thyatira in Revelation 2 refers prophetically to the Roman Catholic church and other similar orthodox churches.
Revelation 2:20-24 "Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you tolerate that woman Jezebel who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and beguile My servants to commit sexual immorality and to eat things sacrificed to idols. I gave her time to repent and she did not. Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation unless they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. But I say to you and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as who do not have this doctrine and have not known the depths of Satan as they call them, I will put on you no other burden."
This portion of scripture (above) identifies much within the Catholic church. Here we see Jezebel in direct association with the church. Here the Jezebel spirit would relate to the worship of Mary, to the church's leaders false claim to infallibility. To their huge amount of occult activities and to the false prophecies of this church relating to its self importance.
The Catholic church has done more to destroy the prophetic word than any other. In fact, it removed the Bible completely from the laity (people) for hundreds of years.
The Catholic church has been preeminent in the mass murder of untold millions of Jews and has hindered them coming into the church for salvation.
It is a usurper of God's authority in that it has changed His commands and introduced pagan and occult practises many of which are associated with Baal worship.
Let's take note of Jezebel's death now in direct association with the church:
As with the shocking death of Jezebel herself historically, here is another great shock.
Members of this church are condemned and told that they will be cast into the great tribulation, because of idolatry. God says, "I will kill the children of this church with death!" The word "children" here represents those who cling to the mother religion and it's spiritual harlotries. A child feeds off it's mother. The symbolism here is that those who refuse to repent of the paganism and idolatrous practices of this church and constantly feed off it are doomed.
Note that God Himself uses very strong words in dealing with this situation. He doesn't water down His position.
There are some in this church who do repent and are saved.
The Jezebel spirit is associated with a church in disorder and out of God's call and place. It is associated with false doctrine, error, and the occult in the church.
Elijah and Jezebel will again meet in conflict:
The Bible says that Elijah will return shortly before the Second Coming to restore all things. Matthew 17:11 "|Elijah is truly coming first and will restore all things." Malachi 4:5 "Behold I will send you Elijah the prophet, before the coming of the dreadful day of the Lord and he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the children to their fathers."
If Elijah is coming again you can be sure that Satan will strengthen the Jezebel spirit at this time, to obstruct and mess up what God is doing.
The Jezebel spirit will try to kill what God is doing. Elijah killed the prophets of Baal (Satan) This again will be the situation as we move forward into the dramatic times ahead.
It's interesting that Jezebel met her horrific death in a place called Jezreel. The Jezreel valley is the sight of the hill of Meggido. This general area will also be the sight of the final war of 'Har-Meggidon.' I've personally stood on top of Meggido (below), most likely close to the place where Jezebel was massacred. I stood there wondering about these things and the soon coming battles to be fought.
As the restoration of the church gains momentum, conflict and chaos will accompany it. Nothing has changed unfortunately!
God's way will endure, flourish and be victorious while again Jezebel and her ways will be forever destroyed this time.
Jezebel and the coming Holocaust:
The Jezebel spirit will manifest strongly in its relation to Israel. Jezebel herself was primarily involved in defeating Israel with idolatry and killing Israel's prophets of God. The situation now is just the same.
Jezebel's first victim was Israel. It will be her last!
God has a very deliberate, specific plan for Israel, the Jews and Jerusalem in the coming days. It is spelt out in Bible prophecy, new Testament and Old. It is not the way of the world and it's god Satan.
Essentially, God's plan involves the land of Israel being restored to the returning Jews, the return of Jerusalem to the Jews and the Jewish people coming to salvation en-mass. Satan's plan opposes this and replaces it with his own plan. This is now called the world's 'roadmap to peace'. God's word shows that this roadmap will lead to war on a huge scale and not peace.
The Jezebel spirit will be a significant force in blinding the church and the world to God's plan. She will kill the prophetic in this regard and be instrumental in forcing replacement theology in all it's forms into action. Replacement theology leads to replacement reality!! This will cause Israel to accept the roadmap plan and bring about the fury of God.
Joel 3:2 "I will gather all nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehosophat and I will enter into judgement with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations and they have divided up My land."
Zechariah 12:3 "It will happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all the peoples; and all who will heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all the nations of the earth are gathered against it."
All of this will occur very soon.
Most of the church are already blind to these things. In fact just the two verses above are unknown in many churches.
Jezebel in the church has already been very successful in blinding much of the church to God's prophetic word in this regard. In fact many churches are now working with and for Satan himself and his plan for Israel.
The Jezebel spirit is rife in the world:
This spirit operates unrestricted in the world outside of the church. It is clearly seen in the entertainment world, Hollywood and the homosexual world. American society is perhaps where this demonic spirit is most prevalent. The Jezebel spirit has overthrown God's authority in family, church and state and will see America fall by the wayside as a result very soon.
How to deal with the Jezebel spirit:
It takes the true anointing of God to destroy the Jezebel spirit. Only those with genuine Godly authority in them will be successful.
She must be destroyed. It's no coincidence that Jezebel was forcibly thrown from a window and then trampled by horses and left for dogs to tear her body to shreds, scattering blood all over the surroundings.
Obviously we don't kill the physical person, but the symbolism here for us now, shows a very severe, thorough and complete dealing. We don't sit around and have discussions with her. We don't negotiate with her. Once the Jezebel spirit has been identified, she will be at war. She will use all sorts of strategies to keep herself alive and active. She will use manipulation, intimidation and domination if allowed. She must be offered no compromise.
If the person carrying the Jezebel spirit is willing to be set free and exposed to real strong authoritative deliverance ministry and there are clear signs of enduring victory afterwards, then things can return to normal. This is very rare, I might add. These people almost always need to be thrown out of the church and banished from ever returning. There needs to be a total break, a cut and a severance from Jezebels. With most there is no hope of repentance or reform. Throw them out forever!
A church with a heart beat for the living God is clean, holy and separate form the evil influences of the devil and the world, which has infiltrated into much of the modern church. The heart beat of the church surrendered to our Lord will have a strong Godly male leadership. It will have a strong preeminent recognition of God's authority structures and of the authority of God's word and Bible prophecy. It will see the devil in disguise and his demise. It will see the plans of God for a victorious future.
The Jezebel spirit is alive and well today seeking whom she may devour, although she was physically killed long ago.
Jezebel was killed in the most violent way. The Jezebel spirit must be ejected, expelled rejected and cast out. If the person is not willing for this, she herself must be cast out of the church.
Elijah on the other hand, never saw death. He was raptured alive and taken up to God in a mighty whirlwind and is coming back again in association with the end-time ministry of the restoration of all things. The Jezebel spirit will again resist these things and again cause cause havoc in the church.
Huge conflict is coming within the church.
God's will will be done. He will prevail. He will win! His plan is so exciting, I can't wait to see it all come about!
Isaiah 47:5 "You shall no longer be called the Lady of our Kingdoms"
Isaiah 47:10-12 "You have trusted in your wickedness; you have said; no one sees me; your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; and you have said in your heart, I am and there is no one else besides me. Therefore evil will come upon you...Stand now with your enchantments and the multitude of your sorceries in which you have laboured from your youth...you are wearied in the multitude of your sorceries." Verse 15 "No one will save you."
Heaven or hell:
Leader of the Catholic church, you've tolerated the practises of Jezebel! You wear a hat in honour of the fish-god Dagon. You wear images of sun worship and hold a twisted bent cross with an un-resurrected Christ still there. The twisted cross is used in satanic worship! The harlotries of Jezebel all relate to pagan practises. God says He will "kill your children with death!" (Revelation 2:23)
Tradition says that Jezebel over did it with her eye make up. Perhaps this was to appear more intimidating than she was. What really matters though, is what your spiritual eye sees. Has your spiritual eye seen our Lord? Have you seen the war for your soul on the go in the spiritual realm? Has your spiritual eye seen into eternity? You need to be born again to receive spiritual eyesight.
Here is an amazing woodcut impression by Gustave Dore. It show Jezebel being thrown out of a window to her death and to waiting horses and dogs who trampled and tore her to pieces.
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!