JEZEBEL LOVES TO TEACH
written by Jayson Pagan
John said about Jezebel that, “by her teaching has misled my servants.” This was a message from Jesus to the advancing church of Thyatira.
Very important to understand the teaching motus-operandi of Jezebel.
Jezebel loves to teach.
Jezebel lives to preach.
On a personal level:
That spirit whispers in the person’s ear her teachings. Her contradictions to authority. Her disagreements with the man of God. Her twisting and mis-contexting of scripture. That spirit wants you to think these are your own thoughts and take ownership of them. Once you do, that spirit can unravel all the growth and success you’ve had over years of time.
On a public scale:
That spirit will try to secure a public position of influence in some way. A pulpit would be best, but any position will do, where it can whisper its thoughts, lies, disagreements, and teaching. The spirit can work even on an organizational level.
One on one:
That spirit begins to build a “sub-group” within the body. Going to one vulnerable and weak person at a time to manipulate, deceive, confuse, and create.
Her purpose: was “to mislead my servants”.
Witchcraft works by confusing people.
Be wise. Guard your heart.
In the New Testment, Jezebel of history reflects a spirit as demonstrated above. The godly women will ensure they don’t reflect any of the above mentioned attributes.
What the Bible tells us about the historical Jezebel.
Jezebel, also spelled Jezabel, (died c. 843 BCE), in the Bible (books of Kings), the wife of King Ahab, who ruled the kingdom of Israel. By interfering with the exclusive worship of the Hebrew God, Yahweh, by disregarding the rights of the common people, and by defying the great prophets Elijah and Elisha, she provoked the internecine strife that enfeebled Israel for decades. She has come to be known as an archetype of the wicked woman. Jezebel was the daughter of the priest-king Ethbaal, ruler of the coastal Phoenician cities (now in Lebanon) of Tyre and Sidon (Arabic: Ṣaydā). When Jezebel married Ahab (ruled c. 874–c. 853 BCE), she persuaded him to introduce the worship of the Tyrian god Baal-Melkart, a nature god. A woman of fierce energy, she tried to destroy those who opposed her; most of the prophets of Yahweh were killed at her command. These cruel and despotic actions provoked the righteous wrath of Elijah; according to 1 Kings 17, he accurately prophesied the onset of a severe drought as divine retribution. Sometime later Elijah had the Baal priests slain, after they lost a contest with him to see which god would heed prayers to ignite a bull offering, Baal or Yahweh. When Jezebel heard of the slaughter, she angrily swore to have Elijah killed, forcing him to flee for his life (1 Kings 18:19–19:3). The last vicious act attributed to Jezebel is recorded in 1 Kings 21:5–16. Adjacent to Ahab’s palace was a vineyard, which he coveted; it belonged to a commoner, Naboth of Jezreel (an ancient city at the foot of Mount Gilboa, probably the site of the modern Israeli settlement of the same name). When Naboth refused to part with his vineyard (“the inheritance of my fathers”), Jezebel falsely charged him with blaspheming “God and the king,” which led to Naboth’s death by stoning. Elijah confronted Ahab in the vineyard, predicting that he and all his heirs would be destroyed and that dogs in Jezreel would devour Jezebel.
A few years later Ahab perished in battle with the Syrians. Jezebel lived on for approximately another ten years. Elijah’s successor, Elisha the prophet, equally determined to end Baal worship, had a military commander named Jehu anointed to be king of Israel, an act that provoked civil war, for Jezebel’s son Jehoram (Joram) then ruled. Jehu killed Jehoram at the site of Naboth’s property and then went to Jezebel’s palace. Expecting him, she adorned herself for the occasion. Looking down from her window, she taunted him, and Jehu ordered her eunuchs to throw her out the window. Later, when he commanded that she be properly buried as a king’s daughter, it was discovered that dogs had eaten most of her body.