We saw in Jezebel Spirit Part 1 that Ahab was the worst king in all Israel but even he knew he could not force a man to sell his property. He was depressed; he tried to buy a vineyard owned by Naboth the Jezreelite, but he would not sell it.
But Naboth said to Ahab, “Yehovah forbid that I should give the inheritance of my fathers to you!” So Ahab went into his house sullen and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him; for he had said, “I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers.” And he lay down on his bed, and turned away his face, and would eat no food. (1Ki 21:3-4)
A Jezebel Spirit
But, because Jezebel did not know her place, she decided to act independently, unlawfully and without her husband’s knowledge [this is where the term Jezebel spirit comes from]. She, used deceit, ordered men (there is another abomination) to bear false witness and then had an innocent man killed in order to have her will done.
Then Jezebel his woman said to him, “You now exercise authority over Israel! Arise, eat food, and let your heart be cheerful; I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.” And she wrote letters in Ahab’s name, sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters to the elders and the nobles who were dwelling in the city with Naboth. She wrote in the letters, saying, “Proclaim a fast, and seat Naboth with high honor among the people. Then seat two men, scoundrels, before him to bear witness against him, saying, ‘You have blasphemed God and the king.’ Then take him out, and stone him, that he may die.” (1Ki 21:7-10)
Once news came of Naboth’s death, Jezebel then ordered Ahab (who is supposed to be her master) to arise and take possession of the vineyard of another man.
Then they sent to Jezebel, saying, “Naboth has been stoned and is dead.” And it came to pass, when Jezebel heard that Naboth had been stoned and was dead, that Jezebel said to Ahab, “Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, which he refused to give you for money; for Naboth is not alive, but dead.” (1Ki 21:14-15)
A woman is bone of her master’s bone and flesh of her master’s flesh; as such, she is he. What she does, he does. Since she had Naboth killed, he did also.
Then the word of Yehovah came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, “Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, who lives in Samaria. There he is, in the vineyard of Naboth, where he has gone down to take possession of it. You shall speak to him, saying, ‘Thus says Yehovah: “Have you murdered and also taken possession?” ‘ And you shall speak to him, saying, ‘Thus says Yehovah: “In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth, dogs shall lick your blood, even yours.” ‘ ” So Ahab said to Elijah, “Have you found me, O my enemy?” And he answered, “I have found you, because you have sold yourself to do evil in the sight of Yehovah: ‘Behold, I will bring calamity on you. I will take away your posterity, and will cut off from Ahab every male [Ahab’s offspring] in Israel, both bond and free. (1Ki 21:17-21)
Because of the acts of Jezebel, Ahab and all his descendants, his seed, were cut off. And, for the most part, what happens to a man also happens to his woman. That was certainly the case with Jezebel.
And concerning Jezebel Yehovah also spoke, saying, ‘The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.’ The dogs shall eat whoever belongs to Ahab and dies in the city, and the birds of the air shall eat whoever dies in the field.” But there was no one like Ahab who sold himself to do wickedness in the sight of Yehovah, because Jezebel his woman stirred him up. (1Ki 21:23-25)
This Jezebel Spirit Has Deep Roots In Our Lives Today
Women do not lead men, men are to lead their women. But currently we have generations of women with this Jezebel spirit who have no man to lead them. This is a travesty. At least Jezebel had a covering, even though she left him often in her harlotries. Today, women act on their own behalf by taking authority over their man and others, usually with the strength of their nimrodian kingdom laws of men in which we find ourselves living as our eyes begin to open.
Television, movies, radio, books, newspapers and all realms of society (including the “church”) teach women to act like men; and worse, to control their man rather than submit to him. Our world is sooo much worse than it was in the days of Ahab, the most wicked king in Israel.
I know the rebellious attitudes of many men, and especially women, today who will immediately turn, in their minds, to the married (ba’-al[ed]) woman Deborah as a woman who led men. They use this argument because they do not know Yehovah eternal and unchanging ways. To them I say,
Deborah. Deborah? Why is it our minds immediately turn to Deborah to justify our jezebellion ways? Where in Torah, or the prophets, does Yehovah make provision for a woman to judge or lead a man, and worse men, in any manner? Remember when Deborah (Lapidoth’s woman) took over, Israel was at another low; we, men had once again turned from Yehovah’s eternal and unchanging ways to our own wicked ways.
When Ehud was dead, Israel’s seed again did evil in the sight of Yehovah. So Yehovah sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor. The commander of his army was Sisera, who dwelt in Harosheth Hagoyim. And Israel’s seed cried out to Yehovah; for Jabin had nine hundred chariots of iron, and for twenty years he had harshly oppressed Israel’s seed. (Jdg 4:1-3)
Having A Woman Ruling Over His Men Is A Punishment!
As for My people, babies (infants, those who need milk) are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O My people! Those who lead you cause you to err, and destroy the way of your paths.” (Isa 3:12)
Women ruling over Yehovah’s spiritually born seed is no better that an infant (men who have no knowledge and understanding of His eternal and unchanging ways) ruling over them.
Using this Deborah “sound-byte,” and ignoring all the foundations that Yehovah has laid out in His Torah (His instructions) to excuse our Jezebel spirit, is going to get us killed and, worse yet, excluded from Yehovah’s eternal kingdom.
As I said above, the programing that teaches women to act with this Jezebel spirit is pervasive. One of my favorite movies about women who act with knowledge and understanding of Yehovah’s ways for them is “One Night with the King” which tells the story about Esther; I watch it at least a couple of times a year. Often with tears in my eyes. Just last night I started to watch a movie called “Esther;” I stayed with it for about 30 minutes before I had to turn it off in total disgust. EVERY woman in it was portrayed with a Jezebel spirit. I am not only talking about queen Vashti; I am talking about Mordecai’s woman and even Hadassah (Esther) herself. The only woman of worth I saw in it was the completely fictitious daughter of Haman who was treated shamefully by her father. I am so sad for the woman who want to live the way Yehovah created them to, but who learn and receive lies from movies like this one and because they lack knowledge and understanding of Yehovah’s plan for them. Woman was created to serve “the man.”
A woman can never renew her mind to Yehovah’s good and acceptable and perfect will for her, until she can see and understand the wickedness of this Jezebel spirit. Only then can she reject it and turn back to her man or find a man to join with.
So they went to bury her, but they found no more of her than the skull and the feet and the palms of her hands. Therefore they came back and told him [Yehu]. And he said, “This is the word of Yehovah, which He spoke by His servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, ‘On the plot of ground at Jezreel dogs shall eat the flesh of Jezebel; and the corpse of Jezebel shall be as refuse on the surface of the field, in the plot at Jezreel, so that they shall not say, “Here lies Jezebel.” ‘ ” (2Ki 9:35-37)
Yehovah spoke, and His word was done. A woman who lives and acts with this Jezebel spirit should expect nothing better in the end.