“But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said unto him, Why is thy spirit so sad, that thou eatest no bread? And he said unto her, Because I spake unto Naboth the Jezreelite, and said unto him, Give me the vineyard for money; or else, if it please thee, I will give thee another vineyard for it: and he answered, I will not give thee my vineyard. And Jezebel his wife said unto him, Dost thou not govern the kingdom of Israel? Arise, and eat bread, and let thine heart be merry; I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite. So she wrote letters in Ahab’s name, and sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters unto the elders and to the nobles that were in his city, dwelling with Naboth. And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people: and set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme God and the king. And then carry him out, and stone him, that he may die” – (I Kings 21:5-10).
“Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed to idols. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. Behold I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death…” – (Rev.2:20-23).
The spirit of Jezebel, the original feminist, is abounding in America today. Jezebel was the O.T. Bible example of a radical feminist who usurped the authority of her husband the king of Israel. She ruled over her hen-picked husband Ahab and usurped his power and so ruled over Israel with her bullying ‘Queen Bee’ behavior. Using her husband’s power she persecuted and killed the true prophets and was a great patroness of idolatry and the false prophets of Baal and fornication and witchcraft. “Jezebel slew the prophets of the Lord” – (I Kings 18:13). And “…the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many” – (2 Kings 9:22). Jezebel usurped Ahab’s authority and corrupted the government; then used the government to oppose God’s religion and God’s people and murdered many people. Their daughter Athaliah actually usurped the king’s throne and became the only woman sovereign in Israel or Judah. Like mother, like daughter, only worse. She was even more wicked than her mother Jezebel and even murdered all her grandchildren but one. “..Athaliah, that wicked woman” – (2 Chr.24:7). Athaliah was a man’s name until she usurped it and many feminist women do the same today. Feminists today will not take their husband’s last name but will steal men’s first names. Jezebel and her daughter were political feminists.
But the N.T. Jezebel was a religious feminist. The fist woman to teach and seduce the church into apostasy was a false prophetess named Jezebel. The church had a malignant heresy in their midst, and we call it today the ‘feminist heresy.’ They allowed this woman to assume leadership in the church and usurp the authority of men and she taught the false doctrine of idolatry and fornication which were the same sins as the O.T. Jezebel. Satan used the O.T. Jezebel to corrupt the people through political power and he used the N.T. Jezebel to corrupt the church people through religious power, which are the two great powers in the world. God wants you to see this wicked Jezebel and the wicked spirit of feminism in our land that is destroying our homes. God wants you to see that these two Jezebels were the original feminists.
It is written in (I Tim.2:10-15). “Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, none to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in child bearing…” Not in ‘child murder’ as the feminists do who have supported abortion on demand and have made it an essential element of their life creed. And 45 million babies have been murdered by abortion so far. How wicked our American women have become who murder the fruit of their womb. They have the same murderous heart as Jezebel. Jesus said this to the Jezebel church of Thyatira – “And I will kill her children with death” – (Rev.2:23). God is not going to judge America for her abortion, abortion is already God’s judgment on Jezebel America.
Truly the church in America has become the modern-day church of Thyatira. Jezebel the feminist has been tolerated and even ordained as preachers and bishops in our churches. Feminists in church teach ‘free love’ which is fornication that is unconstrained and this includes fornication with the same sex, lesbians and homosexuals – (Sodomites). Not only is homosexuality taught in the church, but practicing homosexuals are made members of the church and even ordained as pastors and bishops and church leaders. Under disguise of equal rights, the feminist heresy is flooding the church and destroying our homes and our republic. The Jezebel spirit is a wicked evil spirit that is destroying God’s order for the family worldwide. Only those with the Holy Spirit can fight it.
The O.T. Jezebel was a dominant and domineering woman with a wicked heart and a thirst for power. No doubt her husband was afraid of her and the great prophet Elijah ran from her for fear of his life also. Jezebel had killed almost all of God’s prophets so that Elijah thought he was alone and now he thought he was next on the hit list. Ahab was a weak man with a strong wicked wife who would not be in submission to him and the whole nation suffered greatly for it.
Ahab coveted Naboth’s vineyard and when he doesn’t get his way, he goes home and pouts like a little boy, he won’t eat because he can’t have the vineyard. And Jezebel says to him – “Dost thou not govern the kingdom of Israel.?” No, he doesn’t govern Israel, she does. And when a man can’t rule his own house, neither can he rule a kingdom or anything else. So Jezebel usurps his name and wrote letters in his name and sealed it with her husband’s royal seal and uses his power to murder Naboth with two false witnesses so Ahab could possess Naboth’s vineyard. Now this is governmental abuse of authority. Jezebels like to emasculate men and control them and ultimately to usurp their power.
Surely we can see the queen of the radical feminists today with Hillary Clinton. She ruled the U.S. as co-president with her husband for 8 years. Like Jezebel and now, like Athaliah, she wants to rule over U.S. all by herself. Hillary was a man’s name until the feminists usurped it so they could be the ruler. She wouldn’t take her husband’s last name until they were married six years and then only for political purposes. Surely America is in a time of apostasy like the days of Jezebel and Elijah. Surely America is at a crossroads and with no repentance judgment will soon fall.
The Jezebel-feminist spirit is so strong in the world today that very few preachers have the courage to preach against it and it’s coming in like a tidal wave. May God give us more male leaders in the church with courage to stand against this Jezebel onslaught. We need more courage, not college in the pulpits.
God give us more godly Christian men in the home that will lead their families. Men who will not be covetous and will provide for their families without their wives having to work and put their children in day care for strangers or grandma to raise. “But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worst than an infidel” – (I Tim.5:8). The wife is to be a “keeper at home” – “to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed” – (Titus 2:5). Husbands – (keep her at home) or you may very well lose her and your family to some other man on the job. There is very much adultery taking place in our unisex workplace today. Keep her home in her place of protection and security. The greatest business in the world is the homemaking business. Ladies, keep your homemaker’s apron on and don’t wear the feminist’s pants. Don’t be a Hillary wearing pearls and pants. As the feminist women have taken off their aprons, which are a symbol of housework, they have put on men’s pants to work outside the home. But the invisible apron strings of dominance and control over her husband is very evident.
Jezebels weaken their husband’s strength and authority, they emasculate them and become ‘strong women.’ They do not believe God’s Word that they are the weaker vessel and in doing so lose their husband’s love – “Likewise, ye husband’s dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel” – (I Pet.3:7).
The evil Jezebel spirit in feminists today is one of the Devil’s greatest schemes to destroy God’s order for the family and society. One of Frankie Lane’s greatest songs says it this way.
If ever the devil was born without a pair of horns
It was you, Jezebel, it was you
If ever an angel fell, Jezebel, it was you
Jezebel, it was you
If ever the Devil’s plan was made to torment man
It was you, Jezebel, it was you
Soon during the great tribulation, God will send His two last prophets to preach for 3 ½ years. They will be like two John the Baptist’s with the spirit and power of Elijah. And they will boldly confront the same Jezebel feminist spirit that Elijah faced. Only this time Elijah will not say – “Jezebel has killed all the prophets and I only am left alone and now she seeks my life.” But this time there are two Elijahs, two witnesses – 2×2 – so each can help the other stand strong without fear. Two of them to prepare the way of the Lord Jesus’ second coming. And John the Baptist was killed by another Jezebel queen named Herodias who had his bloody head served to her on a platter at a birthday party. John stood before King Herod in the spirit and power of Elijah – just as Elijah did before Ahab and Jezebel. Certainly Herod and Herodias had much in common with Ahab and Jezebel. Jezebels always take away a man’s headship.
The very fact that Ahab and Jezebel lived in their palace in the city of Jezreel and made it Israel’s capital points to Armageddon and the same Jezebel spirit of today. Jezreel was a city in the valley of Jezreel, known also as the valley of Megiddon where Armageddon starts. The Jezebel spirit abounds today and the great tribulation and Armageddon is soon to come.
Are you saved and born again by God’s Holy Spirit? Born again describes what happens to you when you’re truly saved – you become a new creature in Christ – (2 Cor.5:17). Jesus said – “…Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” – (Jn.3:3,6,7). God the Father in His great mercy, love and grace sent His only begotten Son to die on the cross so we could be saved and get forgiveness of sins. O do not spurn this marvelous mercy of God or the wrath of God abideth on you. You can be one of God’s winners on this earth who conquers his death and receives eternal life. “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life” – (I Jn.5:11,12).
Repent of your sins and by faith believe in Jesus Christ in your heart. If you do this in truth, you will be truly saved and born again. God will change you from an Ahab and a Jezebel to a holy man and woman.
Pastor Mike Storti
5000 N. LaCholla- Lot 76
Tucson, AZ 85705
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