The first time Jezebel was mentioned in the bible was 1 Kings 16:31 And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD above all that were before him. And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.
Ahab was an evil king and to compound the matter, he went and married Jezebel, a more evil woman as a wife which tripled the sins of Ahab.
When Jezebel became queen to Ahab, it was reported in 1 King 18:13 she would have slewed all the prophets of the LORD, if not for Obadiah who hid some hundred men of the LORD’S prophets by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water?
Prophet Elijah was the only one then that could confront that evil woman Jezebel. The encounter of Elijah and the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal appointed by Jezebel on Mount Carmel led to Elijah slaughtering them.
In 1 Kings 19:1 which says, “And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword.
It was reported in 1 Kings 19:2 “Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time.
Based on the above threat by Jezebel, Elijah fled for his life as was reported in 1 Kings 19:3 “And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there.
In 1 Kings 21:15, it was reported, it was the same Jezebel that plotted the death of Naboth. “And it came to pass, when Jezebel heard that Naboth was stoned, and was dead, that Jezebel said to Ahab,
Arise; take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, which he refused to give thee for money: for Naboth is not alive, but dead.
In the Old Testament, the woman Jezebel was noted for her high level of wickedness, but that is not the essence of this post because the spirit of Jezebel is still very much in operation today.
In the New Testament, in the book of Revelation 2:19 Jesus commanded the angel of the church in Thyatira saying, “I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first”.
However, Jesus went further to reprimand the church in Thyatira, saying in Revelation 2:20 “Nevertheless I have a few things against you because you allow that woman Jezebel,
Who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.
You see, in the Old Testament, Jezebel was known to propagate false religion. She slaughtered the true prophets of God and replaced them with the prophets of Baal as seen in the books of 1 king.
In the New Testament, her spirit of Jezebel is equally in operation in our society, especially in churches by turning herself into a prophetess giving false prophecies and teaching false doctrines, and as well as $exual seductions of servants of the LORD.
Most of the churches today are been controlled by the spirit of Jezebel like this Kenyan Pastor who ‘bans women from wearing underwear at his church’.
In my country, one of Jezebel’s incarnate was bold, and she publicly declared that “God has Anointed her Vagina3 and that men who Sleep with her will get Cured of their problem of Infertility”
I ask, is it the same God who she said anointed her vagina is the same God who gave the commandment in Exodus 20: 14 “You shall not commit adultery”.
Also, it cannot be the same God that Apostle Paul warned in 1 Corinthians 10:8 “Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand”.
End of part one, we will continue our discourse next in part two. Keep a date with us for the continuation. Shalom!