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The Jezebel Spirit

June 8, 2017 | by: Sam Storms| 4 Comments

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Alex Dye

Jun 10, 2017

If this was something you observed in someone, how would you call them specifically to repentance from it? Or constructing a barrier to avoid it in oneself?

Amanda Black

Jun 9, 2017

In studying Amos and and Hosea lately, I've spent some time digging into the world from which Jezebel came. She was the queen mother at a time when Israel and Judah were split. It's the same time the prophets were preaching to the people. The common folks and kings had left God behind and were following the religions and ways of their neighbors. They were participating in worshipping of idols (and actual statues), fertility cults at sacred spaces, and other terrible things. The kings even hired priests and weren't using Levites to lead the temple duties. She persuaded her husband, Ahab, and her son, Ahaziah, to do terrible things in battle and in life in honor of her Phoenician gods. Even her name Jezebel is a reminder of the Baals. Revelation has harsh words for Jezebels as well "Revelation 2:20English Standard Version (ESV)

20 But I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and seducing my servants to practice sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols." These are not good things to be. That's the background of Jezebel. It has everything to do with false prophecy as the article states. I do think this word has been thrown around unfairly to some women, but not the ones in the Bible.

John Finochio

Jun 8, 2017

We have to let the scripture speak for itself. It certainly no where remotely suggests that it is not a person being referred to here. I too have heard a lot of teaching on this particular 'Jezebel spirit' over the years that places at it's feet an endless list of church woes. The reference to repentance is the strongest indicator to me and the warning of discipline and judgment of her children that this is indeed a person and not a spirit. Demonic spirits are not offered an opportunity to repent by Christ, nor are they disciplined as Christians would be by being thrown into a 'bed of tribulation'. The application you are suggesting as a tendency of prophetic ministers because this woman happened to be one is worthy of consideration but does it not apply to all ministry leaders (Apostles, Evangelists, Pastor and Teachers) alike? In it's context it seems to me to be a warning to all church's and Christians of how much God hates impurity in all it's forms and how much He desires the Church to embrace holiness by embracing a crucified life. We charismatics have often tended to characterize as 'spirit' activity that which is referred to as 'works of the flesh'. Might this be the case here?

Jason Hubbard

Jun 8, 2017

Excellent teaching, thank you brother!

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