The Jezebel spirit and the spirit of whoredom
Jezebel and the spirit of whoredom
The spirit of Jezebel doesn’t work alone, she has a network. The Jezebel spirit is the most wicked of spirits. Historically, the rise and fall of spiritual power within the Church of Christ has been related to the acknowledgement and opposition toward demonic principalities and powers.
You are in a spiritual war whether you want to be or not. There are high level spiritual assignments against you and the Church. One of the most powerful is the Jezebel spirit. That spirit works with a network of demon spirits to steal, kill and destroy your life, marriage, family and ministry. Your success depends on your ability to see this spirit’s operations. You can’t fight what you can’t see. You can see.
Spiritual warfare is part of Christianity and the spiritual warfare is not over. Jesus did not ignore demon powers and he didn’t teach his apostles to ignore them either (Matthew 10:1). The Apostle Paul pulled the natural curtain back to see what really goes on in the spiritual realm. He taught the church in Ephesus how to battle unseen spirits saying,
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God that ye may be able to withstand (fight back) in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” (Ephesians 6:10-13)
Warriors wear armor. Armor is for the fighting man. Like the Apostle Paul you will fight many spiritual battles including those released by the Jezebel spirit. As leaders recognize the spiritual warfare released by Jezebel’s network of demons they can equip believers to use their delegated spiritual authority to fight back. Christ said, “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means hurt you” (Luke 10:19). When leaders ignore this dark ruler believers and the Church suffer. You are not like others. You will not ignore Jezebel. You will learn how to stop the Jezebel spirit.
The Jezebel spirit is discussed in both the Old Testament and New Testament. Elijah had contact with Queen Jezebel and the governing church of Thyatira with a person carrying a Jezebel spirit. There are thousands of years between Elijah’s face-off and the Thyatira testimony. This gives evidence that the Jezebel spirit did not die with a wicked queen.
The church in Thyatira was commanded not to suffer the spirit of Jezebel.
“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 unto idols.” (Revelation 2:20)
“Sufferest that woman Jezebel” means:
- To allow, permit, and let.
- To allow one to do as he wishes, not to restrain, and to let alone.
- To give up, let go, and leave.
This means you know the Jezebel spirit is working through a particular person but refuse to do anything about it. One thing I can tell you for sure, to ignore the Jezebel spirit is ministerial suicide. You cannot beat this devil by leaving it alone. Ignore it and suffer the consequences, confront it and win.
A STRONG MAN SPIRIT
The Jezebel spirit is a “strong man spirit.” Strong man spirits watch for gate keepers. Gate keepers control the access to something whether it’s wealth, power or influence. A strong man spirit uses other weaker spirits to advance its ambition of dominion. Jesus mentioned strong man spirits saying, “No man can enter into a strong man’s house and spoil his goods except he will first bind the strong man and then he will spoil his house” (Mark 3:27). It’s the collective of evil spirits and Jezebel’s team that makes the Jezebel spirit a strong man spirit. The network consists of many different wicked spirits including whoredom spirits, divination spirits and witchcraft spirits.
JEZEBEL AND WHOREDOM SPIRITS
The whoredom spirit is part of Jezebel’s network of evil spirits. The great sins of Jezebel include whoredoms. Jehu mentions the whoredoms and witchcrafts of Jezebel.
“And it came to pass when Joram saw Jehu that he said, ‘Is it peace, Jehu?’ And he answered, ‘What peace so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many?’” (2 Kings 9:22).
Jezebel’s whoredoms include adultery, fornication, prostitution, debasement and sexual sins of all sorts. Whoredoms also refer to betrayal of faithfulness, breaking of vows, and prostitution of self and others for advancement. The whoredom spirit will sell itself and you out. As you can read the Jezebel spirit is not faithful in relationships, in word, or deed. Take the bait and fall in love with an unfaithful Jezebel spirit and you will get your heart ripped out. Scripture declares, “For a whore is a deep ditch and a strange woman is a narrow pit. She also lieth in wait as for a prey and increaseth the transgressors among men” (Proverbs 23:27-28). Jezebel is the strange woman. Give this spirit a place in your life and chaos and destruction will follow. The bottom line is to avoid personal relationships with those having a Jezebel spirit at all price. It’s one thing when family members carry a Jezebel spirit but it’s another to pursue a relationship with someone that has that spirit.
UNFAITHFUL QUEEN OF HEAVEN
As already said the Jezebel spirit networks with the spirit of whoredoms. It will profane, defile, pollute, and desecrate relationships and organizations at every level. A prostitute in the familiar sense of the word is one that sells their body for financial gain. Jezebel will prostitute herself. It is promiscuous and unrestrained when it comes to advancing her queer lust for power, control, position, wealth, influence, and prestige. Jezebel is the unfaithful Queen of Heaven.
A loyal person is truehearted and steadfast in allegiance, in other words faithful. Jezebel has no faithful qualities. She is not looking for friendship, she is looking for control. Their interest in you is limited to what you can do for them. Once something or someone better comes along they will shelf you until you become useful again, if you ever do.
The whoredom spirit is a worldly spirit. It is well versed in the things of this world like status, titles, and position. It understands what it takes to gain power within the Babylonian system, within a religious church, and, as we will explore later, a prophetic church. This is an earthly, carnal, and sensuous spirit that’s not afraid to use sex to create the most dangerous of soul ties. Soul ties are those strings that the Jezebel spirit uses to tie you to it. They can be physical, emotional, and spiritual.
SPIRITS REPRODUCE THEMSELVES
The Jezebel spirit conceives through whoredoms and bears bastard children. A bastard child is a fatherless child. Think spiritual fathering, not natural fathering. The children of Jezebel are full of rebellion. “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry” (1 Samuel 15:23). Jezebel will not allow spiritual fathers to parent what she considers her children.
When Jezebel is allowed unfettered freedom her sins lead to a land full of wickedness. Scripture says, “Do not prostitute thy daughter to cause her to be a whore lest the land fall to whoredom and the land become full of wickedness” (Leviticus 19:29). Spirits reproduce themselves. Whoredoms produce whoredoms.
Jezebel is a traitor. She will betray, two-time and double-cross you. She says one thing and does another. There are no loyalties with this worldly double-dealing wicked spirit that seeks to take you out of the plan of God for your life.
SEDUCE, CAPTURE AND CONTROL
Many understand the Jezebel spirit will use sex and sensuality to seduce, capture, and control. Jezebel cannot control you without first seducing you. Seduction is a “spiritual force” released by the whoredom spirit. The sensual enticements come in many ways especially through flattery. She may say things like, “Nobody understands you like I do.” Or she may flirt and get all touchy-feely. This spirit knows how to “pull on your soul.” If need be she will swap sex for favors. Sex is a strong weapon used to capture the unsuspecting, the sinner, and even the mighty. To the Jezebel spirit sex is a tool and another weapon in her arsenal. Sex is only the means to an end. Jezebel is the strange woman that uses flattery to entice her victims. Scripture gives ample warning.
“To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman. Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids. For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.” (Proverbs 6:24-26)
A HUNTING SPIRIT
Remember the spirit of whoredom is a hunting spirit and always on the prowl. We have prayed for thousands of people for three decades. Sometimes those with a Jezebel spirit are spotted in the prayer line. I have seen Jezebel’s whoredoms and the trappings of edacious spirits resting on people at the altar. The good news is the anointing breaks the yoke and removes the burden. During prayer and the ministry of the laying on of hands under the anointing of the Holy Ghost these evil spirits have to leave. I can see them actually depart and watch people’s faces light up when they do. Some spirits leave for good and others come back. It depends on the individual. Some people need deliverance from the things Jezebel spirits cling like hurts and wounds, rejection, abuse, abandonment, and rebellion. At other times the demon spirits leave and the people go with them.
Whoredom spirits can even make the homely look sexually attractive. I remember a particular pastor that left a beautiful wife of many years for a totally unattractive and homely woman that carried a Jezebel spirit. “Spiritual seduction” from a whoredom spirit has nothing to do with natural beauty.
When the Jezebel spirit releases her network of seducing spirits they look for something in you to latch onto. Jesus said the prince of this world could find nothing in him (John 14:30). This is why you have to live the Christian life. Some may play games with God for a season but wicked spirits don’t play games, they come only to steal, kill and destroy.
Close all doors to Jezebel’s weapons and beware of the spirit of whoredoms.