Jezebel is a spirit. But where does it come from? That’s what I want to know. Why was she so hell bent on destruction? Why is she so against the Prophets of God? She must have got that way somehow. Yes, her Father led her the wrong way. She followed him into witchcraft and sorcery. It was her choice. And she led many astray.
But you know the interesting thing? There was a great man of God, Elijah, who displayed the powers and wonders of our God during her lifetime. God was there. And then it hit me:
Where there is an Elijah – there is a Jezebel.
Where there is a huge prophetic movement in a church or community – there will be a Jezebel spirit trying to pull it down. She will do whatever is necessary to divide the community, to push her fake ‘religious’ self and her agenda. And she hates the Spirit of the Living God. She will have those who follow and worship her.
But the good news – Elijah and God win! Elijah called down fire from Heaven and God answered his prayer. Even after the enemies of God poured water on the alter three times.
You cannot quench the fire and Spirit of God!
God is victorious! And the followers of Jezebel died that day. It’s quite an amazing story. You can read it all at 1 Kings 18. Here is a sample:
Now therefore, send and gather all Israel to me on Mount Carmel, the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal, and the four hundred prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel’s table.” (1 Kings 18:19 NKJV)
And it came to pass, at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near and said, “Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that You are God in Israel and I am Your servant, and that I have done all these things at Your word. Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that You are the Lord God, and that You have turned their hearts back to You again.”
Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood and the stones and the dust, and it licked up the water that was in the trench. Now when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, “TheLord, He is God! The Lord, He is God!”
And Elijah said to them, “Seize the prophets of Baal! Do not let one of them escape!” So they seized them; and Elijah brought them down to the Brook Kishon and executed them there. (1 Kings 18: 36-40 NKJV)
After Elijah called down the fire of God. God showed Himself strong. And Elijah killed all Jezebel’s followers in one day. After she heard the news Jezebel was determined to kill Elijah. Elijah had displayed how powerful God was, and how the 450 prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of Asherah had no power. They all died. Jezebel said she would kill Elijah. But again, God stepped in.
And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, also how he had executed all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time.” And when he saw that,he arose and ran for his life, and went to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there. (1 Kings 19:1-3 NKJV)
Here is an interesting article I found on how Jezebel spirits are ‘born’. I have mixed feelings about it, let me know what you think. It is very hard for me to see Jezebel as a ‘victim’. Yet, there was a doorway open somewhere that let that spirit in.
What do you think?
“Babies are born to be normal, loving beings. This is to examine why anyone, like a Jezebel, would turn evil, or be open to an evil presence, that would dominate their thinking. Scripture says we war not against “flesh,” but against (evil) spirits, and principalities in high places. We have to remember that Jezebel is a spirit that infects people, who are victims as much as those people they damage by their behavior.”
Read the full article at:
- Many Times in My Life – burningfireshutinmybones.wordpress.com
- Blurred Vision… (apostolicmommyandwife.com)
- Blog for Week of February 8, 2015 (oldgreenbrierbaptistchurch.typepad.com)
- Open Heavens Devotional (emmanuelayeni.com)
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6 thoughts on “The Fire Falls Despite the Roots of Jezebel”
We lived in a church for 15 years that was choc full of Narcissists. They literally destroyed families, caused nervous breakdowns and suicides. They were a fully fledged Christian Cult, looking every inch the normal conservative church on the outside but on the inside, sick, foul, reprobate and marching to hell.
You can’t stop the slaughter. We tried. You have to be very very close to Jesus, ensure you have no outstanding warrants for sin, be in the Spirit, pray, fast etc. All the usual things you might imagine. And even then, you have a HUGE battle on your hands.
I don’t buy the argument that Jezebel inhabits victims. Demons enter into people’s lives, including those of children by the way (I have seen some wicked kids – I am talking pre-pubescent not little ones) because people choose a lifestyle of rebellion and carnality. Christians also who are raised by good parents can become ensnared by sin and allow demonic influence and finally they become demonized. Jezebel was not saved, she was not even Jewish, she was the daughter of a priest of Baal and was deeply committed to her Gods. Ahab was also a wicked king. These people asked for it and had absolutely no intention of letting go of their power, they were literally power drunk. I understand why it is comforting to assume people are victims of demonic spirits, but honestly, how does God figure in to it if you are talking about Christians. Surely He would protect His own from being inhabited by demonic forces of this nature, and they are virulently destructive.
People choose to sin just as they choose to believe in Jesus. We all have a propensity to sin, but remember Jacob and Esau. Some people are always just going to be those who choose their own fleshly lusts over God and holiness. God didn’t make Esau, but He knew who he was going to be thus Jacob I have loved and Esau I have hated. God also doesn’t wish any should perish, but He knows that many will because they choose their own flesh and the lures of the demonic realm over that of God and eternal life.
We are currently exposing narcissism in the church we are in at the moment. We are in the worst battle we have been in for years, battling illness, misfortune and all kinds of difficulties, everything from feral neighbours (who for months have been peaceful and quiet and minding their own business) to work situation which suddenly devolves (redundancy). All in the last few weeks because we chose to pray and fast against the narcs. We haven’t even confronted them yet, all we are doing is keeping our noses clean, our heads down and our prayers continual.
My suggestion is that if you find a narc pray like you have never prayed before in your life and make sure you ask God what you should do. Sometimes they leave, sometimes you have to walk away, its all up to God.
Thank you for sharing your insight. Prayers and fasting is the best way to watch God move. May God continue to move the mountain of Narcs Out! God bless you, Diana
I have dealt with that spirit. It is a viscous spirit. It does seek to definitely destroy and silence the prophetic voice.
How did you battle this spirit Tony? I ended up leaving the church where I encountered this spirit in the Worship leader. She was the Pastor’s daughter. I just couldn’t watch her crucify any more people. She was ruthless. The church ended up closing about a year later.
Jezebel must be met head on by a strong man/woman of God. Jezebel always cozies up to those in power and tries to control them and once she does, she rules. Some with this spirit came to me for deliverance while others outright hated me because the spirit knew that the Lord had exposed it to me.
One thing about Jezebel is that she loves to hurl false accusations