Lance And Michelle Rowe
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Jezebel

Posted 12/10/2015
Much is said in reference to the “Jezebel” spirit that characterizes some people’s lives. One of the most common definitions of a “Jezebel” is a woman who seduces married men, or who steals the affection of a man from another woman.
 
Some see Jezebel as the woman who dresses in a seductive manner when she goes to church on Sunday. All the deacons are smitten with her, and the pastor has been observed by some to be checking her out on the sly when he thought no one was looking. It’s common knowledge among many in the congregation that the pastor has a special interest in her, although he tries to hide that fact. If the truth were known, those who hold that common knowledge are operating in the Jezebel Spirit more than the woman they are talking about.
 
Jezebel is about bringing down ministries and working division in the Body of Christ. The Word of God clearly defines the modus operandi of Jezebel, and we need not go beyond Scripture to see how that spirit works. In His message to the messenger of the Church at Thyratira, Jesus says:
 
Rev 2:20 Notwithstanding 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.
 
 
The first thing we see is that Jezebel calls herself a prophetess. Those who love to be known by their titles wrap themselves in a cloak of spirituality and are convinced of their importance to the Body of Christ.
 
They use their titles as a qualification to bring others in subjection to their authority, and they use that authority to further their personal agenda.
 
If we look at the Jezebel of the Bible, we see that she convinced her husband King Ahab to exercise his authority to take Naboth’s vineyard (1 Kings 21:1-16). From this account, we can see that Jezebel plays on covetousness. Whereas the Word of God tells us that we should learn to be content whether we have lack or whether we have an abundance, Jezebel sees lack as a sign of weakness or a failure to act in one’s authority as a “king who belongs to the King of kings”.
 
Covetousness is defined as idolatry in Scripture:
 
Col 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
 
 
The word idolatry means “image worship”, which is actually what covetousness is all about. That “thing” that it seems like you just can’t live without, whether it is a house, a car, a boat, a motorcycle, fine clothes, a piece of jewelry, a jet, or a piece of land, and it occupies your mind to the point that you can’t be happy until you have it.
 
You might dream of that object of your affection. You might even have a miniature model or a picture of the thing you are coveting, so you can have a “point of contact” to visualize the thing that you are “believing for”. Jezebel will tell you it is yours, and you have the right to claim it by faith. Just use your authority to get it in Jesus’ Name.
 
But just a few verses before Colossians 3:5 which defines covetousness as idolatry, we are plainly told not to set our affections on the things of this world:
 
Col 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
 
Those who are under the influence of the spirit of Jezebel use their position of authority, their title, to give them the credibility to teach and seduce the children of God to get caught up in the idolatry of covetousness. The Word of God plainly warns against these:
 
2Pe 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
 
Those who are under the influence of Jezebel often become vindictive and vicious against those who speak against her. Just as Jezebel sought to put the true prophets of God to death, so one who is given to the Jezebel spirit will seek to discredit or to ruin the reputation of the true man or woman of God who stands against her influence in the Church.
 
The rest of the Word of God to the Messenger of the Church in Thyratira?
 
Rev 2:21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
23 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.
 
Are you a child of God, or a child of Jezebel? Judgment begins at the House of God.

 

 

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