Spirit of antichrist from the seven churches which is the spirit of Jezebel
Revelation 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. KJV
It is Sunday morning on February 20th 2011, when the Spirit of God gave to me another understanding about the spirit of antichrist for I had been working on a study of the seven churches and researching the spirit of Jezebel. For the most part the spirit of Jezebel is a topic that is known in several parts of the church and the prophetic word of our Lord in the book of Revelation and His message to each of the seven churches. However, many do not know what it is or how it works or how it affects the church and its behavior. The fact is that this spirit works hard in controlling leaders of the church with its seducing spirit. Now I must post unto you a warning to beware for the church is the main target for attack the leaders and people of the church by these two spirits, the spirit of Jezebel and the spirit of antichrist. The spirit of Jezebel and the spirit of antichrist is ultimately, the spiritual battle of our hearts and minds of the Jews and Gentiles within the modern-day church.
There are many who study the word of God and the life of the church today have become aware that the same destructive spirit which challenged the spirit of prophecy in the day of Elijah and the church of Thyatira, is very much at work today. Yes, it is well to note or take heed that these two spirits, the spirit of antichrist and the spirit of Jezebel are the agent of Satan to seek out those individuals within the church and to develop a web in these elements of deception and manipulation to exercise power over the church and its leaders. I would feel safe in saying that these spirits approaches the pastor of the church first. The spirit of Jezebel and the spirit of antichrist will use several strategies against the pastor and the church in their deception. In addition, these spirits knows the individuals who are within the church that are the most vulnerable. Therefore, these spirits makes it a point to have a relationship with these people. The fact is that these individuals become victims of these two skillful manipulator of Satan’s the spirit of antichrist and the spirit of Jezebel.
The Spirit of God said unto me that the church cannot truly teach and discuss antichrist without coming to an understanding or knowledge of spirit of antichrist recorded in 1 John 4:3, and of spirit of Jezebel the false prophetess recorded in Revelation 2:18-29. Whether any individual within the church has the spirit of Jezebel or the spirit of antichrist or the whole entire church, the method of these seducing spirit is the same. This seducing spirit of Jezebel creates a spiritual environment that the Spirit of God cannot function in the will of God requires, and of that God requires of them He has called. In order for any individual and church to understand how to repel the spirit of Jezebel and the spirit of antichrist they must know what it is all about; and furthermore, it evil tactics or strategies.
The spirit of Jezebel is an anti-anointing spirit of evil as well as the spirit of antichrist for it is not the Spirit of our Lord Jesus nor His Father. These two satanic spirits of evil purpose is out to rob and destroy the gospel of Christ and laws of God within Israel, the church, and the saints of the church living in the last days. The spirit of Jezebel and the spirit of antichrist are counterfeit spirits to be exact that is masquerading as angels of light as apostle of Christ to oppose the Spirit of God, 2 Corinthians 11:13. The thought came to me how could this woman Jezebel exert such power within the church of Thyatira? In addition, is in this fact how do we account for this power and authority she possessed that she could seduce leaders and followers of Jesus to abandon their doctrine and faith to commit sexual immorality and spiritual adultery. One might in addition, ask is this still taking place today within the modern-day evangelical church?
Think about this, that the spirit of Jezebel is a spirit of compromise. This spirit is of Satan and of the world which seeks to seduce the church into a union with the world. Jesus clearly defines this spirit of deception in Revelation 2:20. Some people and even churches may be tempted to dismiss what message Jesus sent regarding this spirit of Jezebel within the church based upon what the New Testament states about that women are not allowed to exercise spiritual gifts within the church. However, if I read my Holy Scriptures right it is clear that on the Day of Pentecost that the Spirit of God fell upon all flesh and Peter proclaim that message. Moreover, the prophecy of God pouring out His Spirit goes all the way back to the book of Joel 2:28. “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:” KJV
In the last days it is not a question about the presence of false Christ, prophets, and prophetess which will play havoc within the church. Before, I go any further it might be good if I gave you my logic about using the term spirit of Jezebel. Although this term is not found in the Bible and yet it has been used in the church for generations. May be the best way I can relate this issue about the word “spirit” I believe it can be used in these ways one of the human spirit which is their attitude or disposition. Secondly, of those individuals who show the power of the Holy Spirit with the divine message of God to remove the evil spirits out of people’s lives?
Consider this example, and remember this is just an example, that the cross may have been part of the spirit of Jezebel vocabulary, but there is no real understanding of God’s atonement, nor of repentance, which leaves out the doctrine of Christ and of the laws of God. Therefore, and biblical speaking or theologically speaking that the atoning grace of God is non-existent in the theology of the spirit of Jezebel and the spirit of antichrist. In addition, this spirit of Jezebel is a spirit which seeks to control through manipulation. Furthermore, it is a spirit that has a deep hatred for the true spiritual authority of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Christian people. In the Hebrew meaning, of the name Jezebel means “without cohabitation.” The spirit of Jezebel will not live or “cohabit” with those individuals she cannot dominate and control. She will have no equals. The spirit of Jezebel wants control of everything and she wants this more than anything.
Now this spirit of Jezebel goes back to the Old Testament in the book of 1 Kings 16:30-33. These texts of scriptures in 1 kings talk about a man named Ahab who worship Baal; and Jezebel, was the daughter of Ethbaal and these individuals done all they could do to provoke God. It would be well to note what the name of Jezebel means “Baal exulted” and a further meaning of “unchaste, and non-cohabitant.” If you look up the meaning of non-cohabitant means “unhusband”. To show you the true character of Jezebel look at the meaning of “unchaste” “lewd, impure, and defiled”. All of these display the characteristics of the spirit of Jezebel as well as the spirit of antichrist.
Again, it was on a Sunday morning that I was remembering back many years that one night I went to this worship service where they had a guest evangelist speaking. What took place that night I still remember what took place the evangelist came down from the pulpit and pointed his finger at me and said the devil wants you dead. At that time I did not truly understand; however, today with what I am writing about how the spirit of antichrist will destroy many a good Christian men and women that the devil wants dead as well as me so I could not do so by writing about these satanic spirits working still within the church. But praise be to the Almighty God had other plans for me to proclaim His Holy Word to the church of the last days.
In addressing the spirit of Jezebel in the church of Thyatira there are many points that we need to bring out to show the work of the spirit of Jezebel. The very first thing that our Lord addresses is that He has a few things against this church because they allow the woman Jezebel to seduce the servants of Christ. I believe that Jesus pick this church to show that in the last days there would be this seducing spirit that would test the genuine Christian to destroy their faith then and today; yes, the testing comes by the spirit of Jezebel or the spirit of antichrist and it is not God doing the testing.
The first time that I mentioned the spirit of antichrist I wrote about in chapter 1 on spiritual adultery the second is the seducing spirit of Jezebel. Let me be very clear that this seducing spirit within the church is not always a woman however it is a spirit that wants to over step the law of God in a man or woman. Furthermore, and repeating myself while I am writing let me say that this spirit is not in women only, but it is a spirit that comes upon men as well. In addition, it loves a place where the very nature of the person is to be manipulated. However, it is sad to say, this spirit finds the individual who can be easy to access in a lot of ways because of their own manipulation. Another thing that takes place between people within the church and with this seducing spirit is bitterness and resentment seen within the physical realm of the church. In addition, this seducing spirit takes away from the truth and from the word of our Lord has given us for our benefit His Church. Therefore, since the spirit of Jezebel counterfeits the prophetic anointing of spiritual gifts, calling, and authority, leaders will become a target of the spirit of Jezebel and spirit of antichrist. So if the church of the last days is going to return to having prophetic leaders like Elijah then the church must realize that the spirit of antichrist and the spirit of Jezebel will come upon them hard.
Paul also writes to Timothy about how they will be caught away with seducing spirits and doctrine of devils 1Timothy 4:1. I cannot help but feel that it is important for the church to discern within their heart the opinions and attitudes within individuals who may show the spirit of Jezebel. I also would want to make it known that the spirit of Jezebel was within the world during the time of Moses and the prophets. Moreover, what Paul is telling Timothy to be aware explicitly of the spirit of antichrist that proclaims false doctrine of the demons of Satan for the Spirit of God will show you this evil doctrine.
As the church is getting closer to the Second Coming of Christ we are seeing more and more of the counterfeit Christian in their spiritually with the seducing spirit of Jezebel working more actively. While some of Christians are ignorant or maybe even skeptical of the spirit of Jezebel, many on the other hand are becoming educated about what the spirit of Jezebel truly is. Yes there are many questions from those who want to be educated about this spirit. For example, I know I must fight the spirit of Jezebel and not in my flesh, but how does that affect me in real life? Second question how should I behave around people in church and family where I work who have the spirit of Jezebel? Many give answers like this I do not understand why this is happening to me? Yet even another question why are they doing this to me? What is sad to hear is some will say to you I have tried so hard to stand strong and pray with all my heart but my energy is gone, I’m about to give up. Will I ever win over this spirit of Jezebel? Our Lord was calling Jezebel a false teacher, false prophet that was leading the church astray; this was done by encouraging believers to worship idols, eat food that was sacrificed unto idols, and to commit acts of sexual immorality Revelation 2:20. Spirit of Antichrist Still Working Chapter Six