That Woman Jezebel
Source: 28 July 2009 | flygurlual.wordpress.com/2009/07/28/that-woman-jezebel
Who is the woman Jezebel? She was an evil woman that controlled her husband the king, Ahab in 1 Kings 16 and because he coveted the property of Naboth, she plotted to get it for him. She wrote letters, forged documents, she held a banquet, pretended to be a wonderful woman of honor and Ahab the perfect king. Meanwhile at the banquet they placed two scoundrels next to Ahab and had him falsely accused of cursing both God and the king so that he was guilty of treason. So she basically destroyed his character and made herself look upstanding. She then had him taken outside the city gates and stoned to death. Lying, forgery, nothing bothered the conscience of Jezebel. She was a murderous woman and her covetousness and need for revenge bordered on insanity.
The prophet Elijah was told by the Lord, "now go and speak to Ahab" (1 Kings 21:18Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, which [is] in Samaria: behold, [he is] in the vineyard of Naboth, whither he is gone down to possess it.1 Kings 21 verse 18).
I find it interesting that first he asked him the question,
"Have you not murdered a man and seized his property?" But he did not wait for his answer, knowing that he would not be honest, he then spoke this is what the Lord says; In the place where dogs licked up Naboth’s blood, dogs will lick up your blood, -yes, yours! 1 Kings 21:19 (NIV)And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Hast thou killed, and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine.1 Kings 21 (KJV) verse 19
Ahab, said, "so you have found me, my enemy!" "I have found you, he answered, "because you have sold yourself to do evil in the eyes of the Lord. I am going to bring disaster on you." 1 Kings 21:20-21 (NIV)(verse 20) And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he answered, I have found [thee]: because thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the LORD.
(verse 21) Behold, I will bring evil upon thee, and will take away thy posterity, and will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel.1 Kings 21 (KJV) verses 20-21
Well, this is a story of a man being totally controlled by a woman and now we will skip forward and see what happened to Jezebel.
In verse 23And of Jezebel also spake the LORD, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.1 Kings 21 (KJV) verse 23 "and also concerning Jezebel the Lord says; Dogs will devour Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel."
In 1 Kings 22:38 (NIV)And [one] washed the chariot in the pool of Samaria; and the dogs licked up his blood; and they washed his armour; according unto the word of the LORD which he spake.1 Kings 22 (KJV) verse 38 you will see that king Ahab meets his own demise in the manner that Elijah has spoken and in
1 Kings 22:37-38(verse 37) So the king died, and was brought to Samaria; and they buried the king in Samaria.
(verse 38) And [one] washed the chariot in the pool of Samaria; and the dogs licked up his blood; and they washed his armour; according unto the word of the LORD which he spake.1 Kings 22 verses 37-38 you will see that Jehu has had Jezebel thrown down from the wall. He says she should have a proper burial since she was the king’s daughter, however the Jezreel dogs have already eaten her, in accordance with Elijah’s words.
Now, I find it interesting that Jezebel makes another appearance in the book of Revelation. So we know that Jezebel is also a spirit that operates through people. A powerful controlling spirit that longs to control men and dominate them. Usurping the authority that has been given to them from the very beginning. The spiritual hierarchy. Yes, there is a government, even in the spirit world and it’s spoken of all through scripture.
God has given a spiritual order and he listed this order in the book of Genesis. When this order is reversed, there are all kinds of problems. There is also a spirit of Ahab. Men that are controlled and abdicate their own God-given authority. My father was one of those men. He allowed this by his own wife until his death and it was a shame. This spirit is a spirit of witchcraft and it controls the mind. Powerful and persuasive, however, the Lord will not tolerate this as he speaks in the book of Revelation.This is the church of Thyatira. (Revelation 2:18And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet [are] like fine brass.Revelation 2 verse 18)
He speaks of prevalent sin within the church and the tendency to tolerate sin and unrighteousness within the church. People who state that God accepts within the church any who commit acts of immorality and participate in the worlds evil pleasures. Some in the church will often tolerate such false teaching because of indifference, personal friendships, or fear of confrontation. God will destroy such a church, and with its leaders. (The NIV Bible Notes 2)
This is the most dangerous age we are living in and anyone that does not see that they are under the persuasion of this spirit must be in the word of God and reading these passages. Pray that you will not be deceived. Have nothing to do with these things. No woman should be acting on behalf of her husband or any other man when it comes to legal matters. Reading his mail or signing his name.
God is dealing with this church right now. He is revealing to his prophets and the discipline to this woman Jezebel and Ahab is severe.
There is no excuse, but there is a way out and it is repentance. A person must first recognize they are under this control and turn from this. Only the word of God and it’s truth is the power to convict and show the way.