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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.


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. 26:20. 

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 spotlight.

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 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.  Col. 2:16.

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. 

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