The End of Jezebel
This is a continuation of the Overcoming the Spirit of Jezebel series by authors Edwin and Sophia Christiaan. Some of our most read articles on the site come from this series, so I wanted to post the latest article on the subject for our readers who’ve followed it. These teachings are from their life and experiences in dealing with, and studying the subject. With this stated, not all guest articles necessarily reflect the views of Fire Press. For more information on their ministry, please visit their website: http://instituteoflove.net/. Being the 3rd article I encourage you to read the previous articles by clicking here.
Thanks, David E.
Some time ago, as we were about to board a flight for a mission trip, we bought an excellent book entitled, “Breaking the Threefold Demonic Cord” by Sandie Freed, which deals with three evil women in the Bible: Jezebel, Athaliah and Delilah and how to discern and defeat their lies. Even though we knew much about the workings of Jezebel and her daughter Athaliah, we were not aware of the profound spiritual connection and power these three women have when forming their “demonic threefold cord.” In a nutshell, this cord consists of: Jezebel’s assignment to kill the prophets (those who speak and expose on behalf of God), Athaliah’s assignment to kill the generations and the generational blessing by murdering the children and grandchildren to ensure her illegitimate right to the throne as a queen, and Delilah’s assignment to strangle the anointing and steal the destiny of God’s chosen warriors as she did to her own husband, Samson.
This book was a real eye-opener to us, and we are very thankful to God for using this warrior lady author to reveal powerful ways to combat these three evil spirits. And they are real spirits that come down the generational lineage. (See Exodus 34:7).
Although we now have much knowledge and experience in this area of discerning the spirit of Jezebel, lately we have encountered some people who are clearly under the evil power of the Jezebel spirit – and are moving in religious (actually Christian) circles – who are vehemently denying that such a thing as a Jezebel spirit or anything like that is real or exists, or is even mentioned in the Bible. Because the description of the personality traits of the Jezebel spirit are so clearly defined and so strikingly similar to them, it poses a real threat to them, and they will do anything to combat being exposed. (Unfortunately, as we know, evil spirits inhabit humans, who legitimize the spirits’ stay by willful rebellion to God and His order. When a spirit inhabits a human being, it will do anything to avoid being detected, and uses the human to resist God.) These people think that by belittling the revelation about the Jezebel spirit to something unbiblical, they can defer the attention away from themselves.
We are always amazed to experience, how strikingly similar the Jezebel spirit-possessed people are all over the world. They come in different size and shape, but they all have the same evil features and try the same old schemes. A little education about this spirit goes a long way for Christians who are tired of being battered by Jezebel’s guilt-trip games, intimidating and self-righteous behavior, along with the division and trail of destruction that lies in the wake of these people, they are left to sort out and find solutions to.
In addition to the many examples we have given in our studies on this website, we are determined to continue educating about this evil spirit of Jezebel, how to recognize it and defeat it. A female is more likely to operate in the Jezebel spirit because of its seductive nature, but beware that also men can be possessed by a Jezebel spirit. Also, we want to remind you that although a person shows some of these traits, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are “full-fledged” Jezebel’s, so to speak. They might be on the path to becoming one, and there might still be hope for them to be delivered if they cooperate when confronted in love and wisdom. Here are some characteristics to look for when you suspect you may be dealing with the spirit of Jezebel:
Jezebel will talk a lot about herself – how people love her; how she is considered the “best mom;” the “best grandmother;” how much her children adore her; how much she has done for her family, and so on.
Jezebel likes to brag about her family being the best – the best student in the class; going to the best school; being superior in some way and having an absolutely perfect, exemplary family life and legacy.
Jezebel likes to lead a conversation. She likes to offer her own opinions without being asked, and speaking counsel or advice as if it is the TRUTH and the only way. Some have a tendency to talk loud and have dominating hand and body gestures, although this feature doesn’t apply to the low-profile type Jezebel spirit who demands attention through a higher power-level of intimidation and control.
Jezebel usually has a lot of hurt and pain inside, and she is willing to share with almost anyone who shows interest in her. She is not interested in people’s input or advice, but simply enjoys getting sympathy from the listener and will gladly shed a few crocodile tears to enhance the listener’s sense of pity for her.
Jezebel is a sponge for attention and affirmation. She will create embellished stories, and lie to cause drama and intrigue. She is highly insecure of herself and uses affirmations from others to feel she is doing “something right.” Jezebel lies so much, she can easily bring people in doubt of what they believe. Trust your spiritual instincts, and always believe the exact opposite of what she says.
Jezebel has a fatalistic mindset that lures underneath her stellar façade of handling everything perfectly. If she doesn’t get her will, she quickly reverts to self rejection and a hopeless pit of disappointment. She is a lonely person who has a deep empty hole in her soul. To soothe this painful feeling, she surrounds herself with people who can be trained to worship and adore her, saying wonderful words to encourage her, so she can feed off that for a while. This is a brutal way to use people for her own gratification, but she feels she has no choice – she needs the affirmation to rise again.
Jezebel has a thing with grandiose ideas and lives in a delusion of grandeur. She likes to go beyond and above the norm to stand out for her accomplishment, in order to receive admiration from people. This way, she can rise to a counselor-level and ultimately achieve more power. Jezebel despises poverty and moderation, and will always seek to rise above her standards. She likes to splurge on herself and spend money she doesn’t have because she needs to feel “worth it.” Many times, you will find a deeply frustrated Jezebel who has married a man below her standards, and for that, he will suffer unending punishment until he gives her everything she desires, even if it goes far beyond their means. It has to be big, and it has to be just accurate according to her expectations – or else heads will roll.
The Jezebel spirit is good at sizing up people, and knows within minutes if they are a “good match” for her. A good match is somebody who is open, trusting, and slightly naïve to evil, whom she can take under her wings and train to become an admiring subject. The needier the subject, the better a fit, because she will quickly gain first place and priority in that person’s life by providing what they need emotionally and materially.
How to discern when a Jezebel possessed person’s havoc wreaking is coming to an end
We are not always able to understand God’s infinite mercy and grace and why He sometimes seems to delay punishment for evil people. The Bible tells us, that God wants everyone to come to the knowledge of the Truth, (1. Timothy 2:4)and He is a good God who deals more mercifully with us than we deserve. When it comes to the Jezebel spirit, we do however have some signs by which we can discern when God is about to intervene and put an end to the era of the Jezebel spirit’s evil reign.
The Bible says in Revelation 2:21-23 NLT, that
“I (Jesus) gave her time to repent, but she would not turn away from her immorality. Therefore, I will throw her upon a sickbed, and she will suffer greatly with all who commit adultery with her, unless they turn away from all their evil deeds.”
There is a season in which God tries to get her attention by using people to come to her and confront her doings. This season might span over years and even decades, and even though she is allowed to continue to damage people, she is still allotted time to come to her senses and repent. However, the Jezebel spirit is a stubborn and downright wicked spirit that opposes godly correction, and the Bible says, “She would not turn away from her immorality.”“Therefore,” Jesus continues, “I will throw her upon a sickbed.” There comes a moment in time when God “throws her upon a sickbed.” This will happen in God’s perfectly appointed time, and when it does happen, it will be over for Jezebel. This is the consequence for her deceptive ways, calling herself a prophetess and teaching false doctrine, her witchcraft, seduction, and power hunger. Her continued evil comes to a culmination and God shuts her down. In other words, Jezebels don’t end up coming to their senses in the end – they don’t repent, and they don’t change (because they simply don’t want to). They will rather retaliate when being confronted, discrediting you and lying about you.
Her followers—those who have allowed and supported her—will also have a chance to get out and away from her, in order to avoid their own demise. The Bible doesn’t say whether they will take this opportunity or not, but that they will have the opportunity.
Queen Jezebel’s daughter ,Queen Athaliah, another evil queen in the Bible, (2. Kings 11) was allowed to brutally murder all her descendants to the throne, except for one little boy names Joash who was saved by God and hidden in the temple for the appointed time for his emerge to take back the stolen throne. Joash was six years old when the priests arranged a coup in which Athaliah, mortified by the discovery of the remnant boy who was entitled to the throne, screamed “treason, treason” as if a great crime had occurred. This had in fact nothing to do with treason however, only the perfect timing of God’s hand to intervene and overthrow Athaliah’s evil reign. Athaliah’s reaction is typical of that of a Jezebel spirit who will lie and distort the truth to make people think a great injustice has happened to her, when in fact she herself is the great offender and perpetrator. It takes Godly discernment to stay on the right side.
Another example of Jezebel’s evil reign coming to an end, happened to Queen Jezebel, who after plotting to kill an innocent man named Naboth and being responsible for killing many of God’s prophets in the land of Israel where her husband King Ahab ruled the land with her by his side, finally met the warrior king Jehu who didn’t fear her and whom the Lord had empowered to bring an end to her reign. She put on her makeup to meet Jehu and with flirtatious threats she shouted at him from her palace window when he entered the palace court yard. But Jehu didn’t so much as talk to her, but merely asked the eunuchs serving under her to throw her out of the palace window to her death, which they didn’t hesitate to do. Her death came horrifyingly and quickly as her body splattered on the ground for the ferocious dogs to devour, just like the prophet Elijah had predicted. Jehu’s horse trampled upon her remains and he went into the palace to eat and drink.
Jezebels are resilient people, who would rather die than suffering defeat or admitting defeat. They will fight against God to the bitter end, accusing everyone that comes against her, and pointing fingers and blaming anyone for everything, never taking an ounce of responsibility for her actions. When she triumphs the most, claiming to be back on top, it is actually a sign that her inevitable end has come
The Bible says to “Resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). We resist the Jezebel spirit in faith and prayer, and we have the promise that she will ultimately flee and that her reign of terror will come to an end, just like it happened when Israel got delivered from Queen Jezebel’s tyranny.
God does care when innocent people suffer under the hands of evil rulers. He does hear their cry and He does come to their aid. When it comes to the Jezebel spirit, we have two ditches to be aware of not falling into. One, is being too lenient with people who have the spirit (Revelation 2:20), thinking that just loving them will be enough to win them and to win the battle. Another, is being consumed with unforgiveness and hatred which doesn’t produce the desired outcome either. Where we may have been too tolerant to the witchcraft of Jezebel, we need to learn to step up and confront and expose (Ephesians 5:11). Where we may have fought in our own strength and waged war with this spirit in the natural by quarreling and arguing, we need to learn to fight the spirit by taking authority over it, knowing what we are up against and that it’s a spiritual battle, not a personal one (Ephesians 6:12).
“And no doubt you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the Devil, for God was with Him.” Acts 10:38 NLT.
Our prayer is that the Jezebel spirit will be removed out of our families, churches, and society, as the warrior king Jehu said: “How can there be peace as long as the idolatry and witchcraft of your mother, Jezebel, are all around us?” 2. Kings 9:22 NLT
Copyright © 2010 Sophia & Edwin Christiaan
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May 29th/2012 Edit:
Don’t forget to check out our latest podcast episode with authors Stephen R. Crosby and S.J. Hill, The New Jezebel: