JEZEBEL AND AHAB -
In the Bible, King Ahab broke God's laws by marrying
Jezebel, a non-Israelite who worshipped Babylonian gods and goddesses. 1 Ki. 16:31.
God considers him the most evil king ever, up to his time. 1 Ki. 16:30.
He soon became an ardent worshipper of his wife’s deities. 1 Ki. 16:32-34. Jezebel was beautiful and Ahab was a pushover
for sex. He gave way to sexual lust and
participated in ceremonial sex orgies that were part of the worship of
Ashtoroth, the demon wife of Baal (Baal is the general name given to Babylon’s male
deities). It is said that
"groves" were places of sexual orgies replete with huge carvings of
sexual organs. Ahab gladly joined in the
fun. 1 Ki. 16:33. Jezebel was the chief priestess of the cult
of Ashtoroth, which featured temple prostitution, ceremonial sex orgies, and
all manner of sexual promiscuity, including incest, pornography, adultery,
fornication, infant sacrifice and disdain for marriage. So it is with Ahab-infested men today, who
love pornography, masturbation, fornication, adultery and a host of other
sexual activities. Ahab’s marriage to
Jezebel was a union made in hell.
Jezebel and Ahab are one.
They are behind abortions (infant sacrifice), mind-altering drugs (the
forerunners of the Babylonians, the Mesopotamians, invented cocaine),
homosexuality, disdain for marriage, illegitimate children, astrology and
related occult activities (Is. 47:9-14), violence and murder, female dominance
and weak men.
The spirit of Jezebel is a ruler in Satan's kingdom; perhaps
of the highest rank among Satan’s strong men.
Her predecessors, one of which was the original queen of Babylon, was
called the goddess of a thousand names, including Astar, Cybele, Queen of
Heaven, Virgin Mother of God, Madonna, Athena, Pele, Mother Kali, Kwan Yin,
Easter (Ishtar), and Mother of Wisdom and all mankind. Jezebel (we will refer to it as a “she” for
convenience sake) is a spirit of witchcraft, mind control, manipulation and a
nest of related spirits. The companion
spirit to Jezebel is the spirit of Ahab.
Men can have Jezebel too, but perhaps 95% of the time, it dwells in
women. You can read about Jezebel and
Ahab in 1 Kings 16:25 to the end of 1 Kings 22:53. Go to my Spiritual Warfare Manual and to the
chapter on the Spirit of Jezebel on my website at: www.lightoftheworldmissions.com.
Women with the spirit of Jezebel are demanding, controlling
and manipulative. However, she can be
seemingly soft-spoken and clinging but in the final analysis, she always gets
her way. Such women have a strong spirit
of rejection, unforgiveness and bitterness against male authority. Mother is very often a person with that
spirit too - controlling and manipulative.
She's the boss of the family.
Father is laid back, nice guy and in his own world. He is also a victim of rejection. Women tend to counter rejection by becoming
controlling, manipulative and aggressive, while men tend to have many fears and
become non-aggressive, lacking ambition, lazy and irresponsible. A Jezebel wife does it all. Jezebel usually marries a man who has the
Ahab spirit in him. She needs someone to
play the clown. He is a nice guy, but
wife is the spiritual one. She's the
prophetess and the one who receives visions, dreams and words from God. Husband usually does not.
He is the un-spiritual supporter of Jezebel.
Jezebel in the church loves to cozy up to the pastor or
leaders. Her intent is to control and
ruin the church. Remember, it's the
spirit and not the woman, although she is the one that gives in to it. There are many holy and righteous women, but
Jezebel is self-promoting and self-glorifying.
She seeks to rule. She will
attend almost every meeting, promote her spiritual ideas, control through
prophecy and is known as a spiritual leader by others. She is cunning. Most of the time, the women with this spirit
have no idea what is motivating or controlling them.
Before you can cast this spirit out, you may have to first
cast out her servants - subordinate spirits under the control of this ruler
spirit. She is the queen and has many
spirits under her, such as unforgiveness, hatred of father, hatred of men,
bitterness, rejection, rebellion, fear of men and other spirits related to
rejection and the root of bitterness. She
will push her subordinates to the surface while she hides in the dungeon. She is sometimes seen in the spirit as an
overweight, naked woman with attendants combing her hair and fussing with
her. At other times, she is seen as a
black-widow spider with the face of a beautiful woman with dark black hair and
bright red lips. She can also appear as
a beautiful, young girl who can suddenly twitch into an old hag.
JEZEBEL AND AHAB -
In the Bible, Jezebel was a murderous spirit who killed
Naboth in order to steal his vineyard and the reins of the kingdom at the same
time. Ahab tacitly gave approval and his
seal to Jezebel because he had no guts or brains to get the vineyard of Naboth on
his own. Instead, he pouted and would
not eat when Naboth refused him. 1 Ki.
21:1-5. Ahab men are crybabies and
ineffective compared to Jezebel. Jezebel
will do just about anything to take over control of family, church and
workplace. She is usually ambitious,
intelligent and aggressive. She thinks
most men, including husband, are either stupid or wimps. 1 Ki. 21:1-20. She resents having to cater or bow to
males. It irks her to no end that most
societies favor males. God’s kingdom
order is reversed in an Ahab-Jezebel family.
Spiritually, you have to also go after the spirit of Ahab in
the husband. He's the one that allows
Jezebel to operate in his family. An
Ahab husband could appear physically strong and manly, but inside he is a
Momma's boy and hates to fight and argue with his wife, so he takes the easy
way out and caves in to her most of the time.
He gives up his rightful and God-given authority. Wife can be five feet tall and husband over
six feet in height, but she is the bully.
The children of this relationship are often confused. The daughters often take after their mother
and the sons after father. Daughters may
sometimes become lesbians and sons homosexuals.
Divorce is prevalent in the family and mother is the spiritual head
instead of father, who was called by God to be the head priest of the
family. Eph. 5:22. A Jezebel spirit actually hates women and
brings about diseases of the reproductive tract, barrenness, excessive
bleeding, irregular periods, tumors and cancers of the uterus, ovaries and
breasts. Of course, a woman that has one
or more of those diseases is not necessarily infested with Jezebel.
An Ahab husband capitulates and allows Jezebel to rule by
default because Ahab is irresponsible and passes the buck. God dealt with King Ahab long before He
brought judgment against Jezebel. In the
end, the Ahab men will be held responsible by God. This is not to say that men should become
male Jezebels. God requires much love by
husband for wife. Eph. 5:25-29. Lack of love often opens the door for
Jezebel, as insecure wives are often forced to protect themselves by becoming
controlling and bossy.
In Satan's kingdom, the women rule. There are at least ten female witches for
every male. But, not to worry; Satan and
Ahab have plans. They are just
temporarily using women for their own gain.
When the time is ripe, they will toss the Jezebel women aside. Rev. 17:16.
Ahab men use Jezebel wives to shelter them against having to go out into
the world and confront all their inner fears.
They are often irresponsible cowards.
Many give only lip service to a belief in God. Wife hauls the kids to church while father
watches TV. He will often come to church
or use the name of Jesus just to gain something for himself.
The ease of casting out Jezebel depends on how strong this
Jezebel spirit is. On a scale from 1 to
10, a five is fairly strong and an eight is into Satanism and out-and-out
witchcraft. A woman desiring to be rid
of this insidious demon or demons must repent and seek to submit and obey male
authority, although this may be difficult where husband continues to give in to
the Ahab spirit. Humility is key. Sometimes, this spirit will pretend that it
has left, but really hasn't. She will
kick out some lesser spirits (such as rejection, sexual abuse, hatred of
father, hatred of men, etc.) in her place and then hide. But, if you keep binding her up and
commanding her to come out in Jesus' name, she will suddenly manifest and start
screaming. It is a sign of weakening and
she will leave shortly if you persist.
Jezebel is a very intelligent and cunning spirit. She can make a person very intelligent. My pastor related that he once had a 14 year
old girl in his church that could multiply five numbers by another five numbers
and give the correct answer in seconds.
When Jezebel was cast out, she had difficulty multiplying two numbers by
two other numbers. Jezebel makes females
very intelligent and ambitious. She also
produces lesbians and homosexuals.
Jezebel rules the roost.
In the church, she strives for recognition and control, desiring to take
over the prayer ministry, Sunday School, music, etc. She craves attention and worship. Spiritually, she kills the prophets and
priests, as in the days of Elijah the prophet.
Jezebel killed as many of God's prophets and priests as she could
find. 1 Ki. 18:13. If the affected woman is beautiful, she can
be a seducer of men and male leaders, creating career-ending scandals. She works to kill and destroy the church and
leadership. But no one sees her. “None
seeth me.” Is. 47:10. She is usually behind church divisions,
discords and splits. She is a gossiper
or talebearer that brings strife. Pr.
Jezebel loves to control the church through prophecies. She calls herself a prophetess. Rev. 2:20.
I once had a Jezebel woman in the audience stare at me and grey worms of
death came out of her eyes and floated to me behind the podium. In the spiritual realm, she sends death
against the prophet and priest. I learned
to bind up the spirit of death, call down fire from heaven to destroy the worms
of death (Ac. 12:23) and apply the blood of Jesus. The life is in the blood. Lev. 17:11, 14. Jezebel will use money, flattery and seduction
where possible, to gain control of the church.
She desires recognition in order to control, and will strive for the
When I was in Hong Kong teaching
about Jezebel's quest to destroy church leadership and churches through
control, my host suddenly said, "That's exactly what happened to my church!" Apparently a girl of about 26 years of age joined
this particular church. She seemed
super-spiritual as she knew the Bible inside-out, loved to pray, prophesy,
volunteer, and support the pastor. She
soon became the intercessory prayer leader and Bible teacher for the
children. There were over 1,200 members
in the church at the time. She would
make snide remarks about the pastor's wife behind her back. A couple of years later, the pastor's wife
died. A year later, the girl married the
pastor. He was seventy-five years old
and she was twenty-nine. She literally
took over the church and the church ended up with only 200 members and falling.
God hates this spirit.
In Revelation 2:18-29, He promises to destroy Jezebel and all of her
children. Rev. 2:19-23. I have experienced women who refuse to repent
and who eventually fell away from the church.
In one case, a Jezebel woman became a witch and psychic. In other cases, they were struck down with a
fatal disease and God would not heal them.
Jezebel seeks to kill the person she lives in. Is. 47:6.
My wife and I have seen the spirit of Jezebel peering out at us through
the eyes of women on their death beds.
God promises that all who overcome Jezebel will have power
over the nations, "and he shall rule
them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to
shivers: even as I received of my Father.
And I will give him the morning star." Rev. 26-28.
Church leaders who cannot handle Jezebel cannot handle nations
either. It takes a strong and ruthless
determination to rid the church and members of this ugly spirit.
JEZEBEL AND AHAB -
Jezebel is often thought of as synonymous with Babylon the
Great, although the latter is a worldwide demonic system of witchcraft with
many facets. In ancient Babylon, women were the true spiritual and
political leaders in a matriarchal society.
They called the shots. When the
Israelites were living in Babylon
during the captivity, they worshipped the Queen of Heaven more than any other
deity. Jer. 44:17-19. Her names include "the Virgin" and
"Madonna." Is. 47:1, 5, 7. Madonna is Italian for “Lady.” She claims that she is God and there is no
other. She seduces God's people and
deceives them into worshipping and following
her. Is. 47:8; Rev. 2:20-23, She is the spirit of witchcraft. Is. 47:9-13.
All forms of witchcraft and the occult come out of this spirit,
including fortune-telling, astrology, tarot cards, spells, hexes, vexes and so
forth. By definition, witchcraft is the
unholy control and manipulation of others.
"Ishtar" or “Easter” is one of her other names. Ishtar is the Babylonian spirit of witchcraft
and fertility, whose signs are colored eggs and bunnies. Christmas is the birthday of her son, called
Tammuz, the sun god of Babylon,
who is born on the winter solstice of each year (December 23-25) and whose
signs are green trees cut out of the forest, stood upright in the house, and
decked with silver and gold ornaments.
The Babylonians gave gifts to one another to celebrate Tammuz'
birthday. Jer. 10:1-5. None of these celebrations are in the Bible
and neither Christmas nor Easter were celebrated by the early church for over
325 years until the Roman Catholic Church was formed. Read the books of Jewish historians, Josephus
and Eusebius. In fact, the Bible tells
us not to observe any holy days or sabbaths.
God mentions the worship of Tammuz in Ezekiel 8:14-16. It is such an abomination to God that He
calls six angels with slaughter weapons, one with an inkhorn. He commands the angel with the inkhorn to
mark the foreheads of only those "men
that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst
thereof. And to the others He said in
mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye
spare, neither have ye pity: slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little
children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin
at My sanctuary. then they began at the4
ancient men where were before the house.
And He said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the
slain: go ye forth. And they went forth,
and slew in the city." Eze.
9:1-7. The angels slew all of God's
people except those that had His mark on their foreheads. The others were worshipping Babylonian gods
and goddesses. God has not changed. He is "the
same yesterday, and today, and forever." Heb. 13:8.
As in Ezekiel 9:4, 6, we find mention of the mark of God on
the foreheads of God's true servants in Rev. 7:3 and Rev. 9:4. God instructs His angels not to harm those
with His mark on their forehead at the end of the age and during
Tribulation. The church is in big
trouble with God.
There is so much more to be said about this spirit. The first Ahab and Jezebel were Adam and Eve
when they rebelled against God. Adam was
laid back and allowed his wife, Eve, to make her own decisions regarding the
forbidden fruit and did not stop her.
Why? Because he already wanted to be God (Is. 14:13-14; Eze. 28:6, 9.),
but didn't have the courage to do anything about it. 1 Ti.
2:14. So, he let his wife do
it. Adam reasoned, "If we get
caught, I can always blame Eve." He
did. When God questioned him, Adam said,
"The woman whom Thou gavest to be
with me, she gave me of the tree and I did eat." Gen. 3:12.
He blamed God and then Eve. In
other words, "Don't kill me, kill her!" Moses was innocent, but asked God to forgive
the people who worshipped the golden calf, and kill him instead. Ex. 32:31-32.
Our Lord Jesus Christ was innocent, but gave his life for the guilty. Adam and Eve were the first Ahab and
Jezebel. Satan's kingdom is patterned
after "the man" and woman of sin.
Deliverance from this spirit can be quite daunting; but God
will anoint those that desire to do battle against this spirit. Start off by having this woman forgive
everyone that hurt her in the past, especially father and other male
figures. Break the curses that come from
unforgiveness and down the generations.
Have her repent of any controlling, manipulative behavior and
witchcraft. Bind up and cast out
rejection, unforgiveness, bitterness, fear of men, hatred of men, sexual abuse,
etc. If she was a Roman Catholic, break
all vows and dedications made over her to the Virgin Mary. Have her destroy all statues of the Virgin
Mary, Jesus or any other religious figure or painting such as Last Supper,
Bleeding Heart and Mary. We are
commanded not to make any graven or other image of things in heaven, on earth
and under the earth. She needs to
sincerely want to be set free.
Sometimes, you can go directly against Jezebel, but at other times, it
will be a fierce battle. This spirit
usually hides until you get under her skin in battle. She often hides in the marrow of the
spine. Some people think that she is
also the spirit of Kundalini, a Hindu spirit that is a serpent of 7-1/2 coils
living at the base of the spine. When
Jezebel comes out, she will come out with wailing or screaming. When you hear screaming during deliverance,
it is most often Jezebel or witchcraft.
Don't be afraid of this spirit. God is on your side.