Unmasking the Spirit of Jezebel Part II
by Sheila Lockhart
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“Jezebel: The Church and The Servants of God”
Jezebel is mentioned as the licentious false prophet of the Thyatira Church of the seven churches of Revelation. The church at Thyatira seems to fulfill the age of the Church at Rome in the dark ages unto the present time when their last works are more than the first. The Babylonian idea of fleshly leadership in the church started with Rome and continued with the Protestants with also the denial of the sacramental quality of marriage. What Jesus had against them was that "You suffer that woman Jezebel, which calls 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."
The thyratiran church continues to this day. The prophecy of the tribulation is in these last days and includes a greater part of Christendom, those under the papacy, independants, protestants and orthodox included, that have allowed the Jezebel spirit to flourish in the church and into all areas of society and do not teach a doctrine of holiness.
Jezebel is a figurative and spiritual name for us. The wife of Ahab had introduced the abominations of Astarte worship into Israel. She slew the prophets of the Lord, hiding others in a cave with bread and water. Jezebel led her husband into the same idolatry and fed the prophets of Baal at her own table. Ahab surrendered full authority to his wife, a man’s responsibility is to cover and be the spiritual head of his family.
She was a woman eventually destroyed by the very government she herself corrupted. The word of God came to Elijah and called him to show himself to Ahab. The prophet came out of nowhere, stirred the righteous hearts and the priests of Baal were put to death by the people. Jezebel is referred to as the corrupt woman, the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth.
In Thyatira, the Jezebel spirit was and is introducing these same vile practices into the Christian church. By attaching herself to the Christians, she is insisting on the right to teach and practice licentious indulgence and claiming inspiration for her teaching. Not all Thyatira pastors accept this teaching and this stinging rebuke is not for those that have not reached into Jezebel's satanic depth.
The spirit of Jezebel views personal prophecy as a tool to control. Some, not all, personal prophecy in the church today, is nothing more than Jezebel's controlling spiritual utterances. Just because the delivery has a spiritual sound or a spiritual punch with it, doesn't mean that it should not be judged, examined thoroughly, and submitted to your pastor (1 John 4:1, Heb 13:17).
The Jezebel principality wants to control you. It will let you have church as long as it can be in control . It wants to control what songs you sing, how loudly you pray, what you preach, whom you fellowship with, that's what it likes – controlling power. Jezebel is a master manipulator, no one is better at it. The Jezebel spirit’s control is crippled when intercessory prayer takes place, it hates it.
Different demons have different names. The Jezebel demon spirit entices God's servant to fornication and adultery, attitudes are contrived to try to cover the sin and the true prophetic spirit is allowed to be cast out.
The sin of fornication includes any sexual act outside of the sacrament of marriage, male and female, to one partner. Once under this delusionary spirit, it takes them captive and disguises itself as the spirit of God. It is hard to resist once under it’s spell, it feels just like Jesus. Those under the spell are given peace about the sin and the Holy spirit does not convict them of it because they are given over to Satan's deception for the destruction of the flesh. It will even counterfeit the Holy Spirit giving them a feeling of holiness in the heart.
This spirit also energizes on the, “Feminist movement” and it is the motivator of abortion.
It is also present in the entertainment industry. Just turn on the T.V. music channels and notice how those videos are choreographed to seduce the minds of the viewers. Even in the lyrics of the music, there is nothing left to the imagination. Occasionally I listen to the hip hop stations because I have four children, one who is entering teen life and I want to see what is being put out there. The lyrics in some of these songs are straight and to the point, “let’s fornicate!” to put it nicely. They don’t sugar coat it and it’s not just males, it’s also the females. And we will not mention that, “Thong Song”, come on some of you know what I am talking about, and it’s not a type of sandals. As one of my sisters and I was discussing, sometimes when you hear a certain song, it continues to play in your mind long after hearing it. Therefore, you better be careful of what you let go into your ears, because it may cause you to entertain thoughts that you should not entertain. The Jezebel spirit does not stop at the airwaves, it is in magazines, cartoons, talk shows, soap operas and don’t let me forget those dreadful television courtroom cases.
It is the Jezebel spirit that has seduced our present generation to commit fornication and allowed the spirit in the mainstream, justifying it according to the mores of the times.
The more we allow prophetic ministry to develop in our lives and churches, the less place we will give to the Jezebel spirit.
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Yes ma'am, it is my belief that the Lord is calling upon those who will operate in the spirit of Elijah to expose Jezebel, and those who will operate in the spirit of Jehu to do away with Jezebel. My prayer is that we be willing and that He prepare us... for the sake of our churches.