In the history of mankind, there is no other name that is as synonymous to whoredom, manipulation, fatality and witchcraft combined as that of Jezebel. Delilah, Rahab or Herodias are nowhere near Jezebel’s notoriety!
See the testimony of a man (Joe Dee – not real name) about his experience:
“I’m a survivor of a mother with a strong Jezebel spirit and well I have dealt with spirits of Ahab and others linked with them as a result of many years of my life as a result of that wicked spirit of Jezebel in my mother. I have dealt with spirits like Arrested Development that caused Schizophrenia in my life (I’m being delivered of these type of spirits like rejection which causes Schizophrenia) and other things that have kept me back for many years of reaching my full potential in life. I don’t care what anyone says about Schizophrenia it is curable because much if not all of it is demonic in nature. I thank God for deliverance because without it I’d probably be dead by now from suicide.”
Interestingly, Strong’s dictionary informs us of the name’s etymology. Formed from the root word, ‘ı̂yzebel (pronounced ee-zeh’-bel) or Izebel, meaning chaste. I am quite sure many will find it ironic and amusing that a name that means “chaste” is the strongest name also associated with whoredom.
So when people call someone a jezebel, they are referring to someone who is shameless, morally unrestrained and seductively manipulative who would use sex to wrestle her way through obstacles.
As some of us may know, Jezebel is the Phoenician wife of King Ahab of Israel, who according to the account in I and II Kings, pressed the cult of Baal on the Israelite kingdom. She was the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians. These were a people noted for their worship and service to Baal, the king of darkness.
While biblical accounts present Jezebel as a regal woman, many are too naïve to think that Jezebel is actually a person, let alone a woman. When you check different passages of the Bible and see similar situations with similar outcomes then you know that there is more to the matter than meets the eye.
First, we must know that human beings die, but spirits don’t die. When a person who is associated with an act, positive or negative, dies, it is said that the spirit of the person lives on. For example, after Jesus Christ had resurrected and ascended to heaven, His disciples were nicknamed, “Christians”. People were trying to say that the Spirit of Christ, the act of Christ lives in them; because they could see similarities between them and Jesus.
In the same way we see this with Jezebel, too. It is a spirit. It was just that this spirit was fully manifested through this woman called Jezebel, just like Christians in the days of Paul.
Looking through the Bible, we can see some characters who manifested this same spirit – Portiphar’s wife, Delilah, Athaliah, Herodias, and the Whore of Babylon. Of course, the Bible did mention some other adulterers in the Bible, but none of those were described with contortion as these ones.
As I mentioned, you would be strongly deceived if you think this spirit is just a woman. Spirits can work in a man as much as in a woman. So, which other male characters do we see this spirit working through them in the Bible?
In Genesis 10:9, we read of an account: “He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD”.
While the Bible does not say much about him, that statement “before the LORD” speaks volumes. The original renders it as someone who rebels before God.
In fact, historians tell us that Nimrod may have been his nickname due to his character and that his actual name was Gilgamesh1 and was actually a rebel, adulterer and devil-worshipper. Josephus, the historian, had this to write about him:
“Now it was Nimrod who excited them to such an affront and contempt of God. He was the grandson of Ham, the son of Noah – a bold man, and of great strength of hand. He persuaded them not to ascribe it to God, as if it were through his means they were happy, but to believe that it was their own courage which procured that happiness. He also gradually changed the government into tyranny – seeing no other way of turning men from the fear of God, but to bring them into a constant dependence upon his own power.
“He also said he would be revenged on God, if he should have a mind to drown the world again; for that he would build a tower too high for the waters to be able to reach! and that he would avenge himself on God for destroying their forefathers! (Ant. I: iv: 2)”
History also had it that he killed his father, Cush, to marry his own mother, too. What a terrible spirit was working IN Nimrod!1, 2, 3
Jesus mentioned another man with this spirit as well. “But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.” [Revelation 2:14]
Balaam was a prophet whom God would always listen to in the place of prayer. He was known for being able to commune with God and get answers to his prayers. Then this spirit had him enticed and used, to cause a breach among the people of God.
“Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.” [1 Corinthians 10:8]
Characteristics of Jezebel
Now, having noted that this entity can manifest in a man as much as a woman, what can we glean as a common trait of character among all the people with this spirit? It is not just sexual promiscuity you want to look for, but a couple of traits. When you analyse a person in possession of this spirit, you will see many of these traits in their personality.
My suggestion is that before you start pointing an accusing finger or beholding the log in another person’s eye, check the mote in yours first. I mean, examine yourself, because you may be under the influence of this entity. For ease of writing, I may occasionally express Jezebel as a “she” or “he”, but in reality, the spirit is an “it” that manifests in a man or woman.
It studies your likes and dislikes then get into the act of seduction and manipulation. It would constantly ask you questions to see if you are ignorant or you are uncovering its true intentions. It is a familiar spirit. It would then start a game of love and rejection with you. One moment it would get so close and make itself quite attached and the next moment it would withdraw to create a rejection syndrome.
In reality they are wicked controlling energy vampires trying to keep you in their lair. They drain and manipulate you in every way possible, physically and spiritually. If possible, get away from them. You will always be hurt mentally, psychologically, emotionally, and in most cases, physically. They have no self-control, zero empathy, boundaries, lack morals nor fear of God. It’s an evil obstacle sent to you to take your eyes off of GOD and undermine your peace and strip your dignity away. Recognize it, avoid it and pass by it!
Narcissist Royalty. This person is either born into a royal family or like to be treated as if she is a princess, and others around are her subjects. If it is a woman, her husband would spend all his life’s earnings to please her, but she would never be satisfied. She sees the man as a subservient dog and never truly respects him. She is never submissive to her husband at home, yet she would cringe before her bosses at work until she is able to conquer that boss.
Abused/Traumatised. This person has suffered abuse as a child, usually sexual abuse, through incest, rape or paedophilia. Otherwise, she has suffered a trauma that seriously fractured her personality and hence does have multiple personalities. A child would suffer severe trauma if her innocence is forcibly taken away.
Emotional Blackmail. Due to the experience of abuse or trauma, anger and bitterness become embedded in the fabric of the soul of the person. So, the person will either become a sociopath or psychopath. In fact, someone wrote this:
Sociopaths: act the same in real life as on social media they can get attached to at least one person; they don’t have the sense of what is right or wrong; they also can manipulate their ways out of problems and they LIE a lot about many things. They can feel some emotions but not all.
Psychopaths: they are different on social media than in real life. When you are face to face with a psychopath they will not speak as much as on social media, they do know the difference between right or wrong, but their right looks wrong to other people in many cases killing and they can’t feel any emotion. These are usually those who were traumatised in their childhood.
Both sociopaths and psychopaths are addicted to killing and making people feel pain. Now, killing is not just about physical termination, but unforgiveness and hatred is as serious as murder.
“Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life remaining in him.” [1 John 3:15]
It uses emotion for emotional blackmail, often using words such as: “If you loved me you would do this for me.” So the target is conditioned to associate love with pain. Jezebel spirit does not know the true meaning of love and hence cannot express it. It sees your expression of love as your weakness and a weapon against you, too!
Seeking Approval Through Gifts. This is one of the deadly weapons of this entity. She would go to great lengths and spend all that she has to buy gifts to please someone. Her aim is not just to be good, but to control the recipient. She is a great believer in using gifts to blind the wise. Moses said, “A gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.” (Deuteronomy 16:19)
Highly Religious. See Balaam? See Jezebel? They were showing a form of godliness, but denying the power of godliness at the same time. Jezebel is highly religious, but she has no heart to obey God. She has no fear of God.
Before she murdered Naboth and his family, she requested the elders of his town to fast. Fast? Fast to a God of Justice and then use His name to murder an innocent man and his family? She wouldn’t miss any service or even prayer meeting, but she can leave that place of worship to go and cheat on her husband! She likes to influence and control a church to her objectives. Woe betide a church that has a horde of Jezebels! It means such a place is a brothel with emasculated men.
She Is A Whore. She is flirtatious and seductive. She would try it on with anyone so as to get whatever she wants from that person. This same person would refuse her husband what she would easily give to strangers and if she would yield to her husband, it is because she needs him for some favours. She never sees anything wrong with pornography! She would dress seductively and provocatively and carry herself in such a way draw attention to cause arousal of her target, even person of same gender.
Encourages Bad Habits. Balaam? Jezebel? Jezebel asked people to fast, then make false witness and then murder and innocent soul. Balaam knew God’s people were safe from his curses so he got Balak to send prostitutes among the congregation of Israel and cause them to sin against God and provoke His anger. When the children of these people start engaging in bad habits, they see nothing wrong and even secretly encourage it.
Deadly For Success. Jezebel gets whatever she wants! Naboth’s family property was not an issue, she used her royal powers to influence elders and manipulated them through a fast to kill Naboth. Then she took the man’s property and gave it to her husband as a gift. Despite God’s warning, Balaam was determined to attack God’s people because of the wages of sin.
Surrounded By Eunuchs. She would always have eunuchs around her for service. She lives like a queen and has many needs. All the people she becomes friends with or associate with would ultimately become eunuchs around her. That is, they become unproductive and hence look up to her for favours, especially financial favours. Jesus calls her eunuchs her children.
If she is a family, she would do everything to prevent the children from bonding with her partner. The reason is because she wants to control the children. She would berate the efforts of her partner right in front of the children.
Emasculates Her Husband. She would never submit to her own husband at home. As they say, she’s the one who wears the trouser. She is as nasty to her husband as you can imagine and then uses him for her dirty jobs taking advantage of him. Herodias took advantage of Herod’s benevolence.
Jezebel would destroy her husband’s confidence, kill his dreams and hopes and push him to the extreme of ridicule in life. She does not mind killing her husband either with the man having heart attack and dying off or destroying him psychologically. Hence the tag, black widow.
If her husband were someone like Elijah, you can just imagine the daily fireworks at home! And somehow, we have many couples like this in the Church. If it were Balaam, can you imagine what his life would be if he was married to someone like Esther – frustrating!
Hates Gods Prophets. This spirit hates the prophets of God to the very core. It would not hesitate to steal from them, destroy their ministry and kill them. In fact, Jezebel was so destructive that Elijah thought he was the only prophet of God alive (1 Kings 19:14). It has always engineered the death of God’s prophets. It is either you yield to her demands or face the music – death!
Potiphar’s wife wanted to pollute Joseph, but he refused and rejected her advances. So, she set him up to be killed. You know that Bible is said to be the Captain of the King’s Guard, that is, the hangman in the palace. Potiphar could have chopped off the head of Joseph and no one would have queried him.
Effeminate. The male carriers of this spirit can easily be identified by their effeminacy. He speaks seductively and is highly manipulative.
Dictionary meaning of Effeminacy: Effeminacy is the manifestation of traits in a human boy or man that are more often associated with feminine nature, behavior, mannerisms, style or gender roles rather than with masculine nature, behavior, mannerisms, style or roles.
He sees nothing wrong in effeminacy. You easily see him through the styles he adopts in grooming his hair like a woman and wearing jewellery atop – ears, nose, lips, etc.
Ultimate Goal is Destruction. Anyone remember the story of Michelle Carter and Conrad Roy III in the US?
When her boyfriend gassed himself to death, his teenage sweetheart professed herself heartbroken. Michelle Carter took to Twitter to mourn “a beautiful soul gone too soon”, and vowed on Facebook to save other troubled souls “even though I could not save my boyfriend’s life”.
She even organised a charity softball tournament to raise money for mental health awareness. But would you believe that she was the one who actually coaxed him into his untimely death? This was later discovered through the telephone text messaging conversation4. That is the typical Jezebel spirit at work.
So, its aim is to destroy the individual and also cause mayhem with other lives attached to the person along the way.
Part 2 of this article is ready and reveals HOW to strategically defeat this wicked spirit that has caused so much disharmony in the Church and at homes.
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Part 2: Defeat of Jezebel