The book of 1 Kings tells us the story of King Ahab and his wife Jezebel. We first learn of Ahab in 1 Kings 16. He did evil in the sight of the Lord, and his thumbing of his nose at God deepened when he married Jezebel, a Phoenician princess. Jezebel’ s father was a priest of Baal and she was herself a priestess. Upon their marriage, Ahab built altars in worship of Baal. To this day, the name Jezebel is synonymous with debauchery, idolatry and all sorts of evil.
The Bible does not say anything specifically about the spirit of Jezebel, but Jesus does use her name when addressing the church at Thyratira:
Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent. Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds. I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works. “Now to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say, I will put on you no other burden.
Revelation 2:20-24 NKJV
While He may have been speaking about an actual woman within that church, He was no doubt addressing the evil spirit behind such deeds.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Ephesians 6:12 NKJV
Mankind certainly has free will and can overcome the influence of evil spirits, but they do influence us. They try to, anyway, and very often succeed. Just as it is claimed the spirit of Elijah was upon John the Baptist, so the spirit of Jezebel can rest upon those who are not armored up (Ephesians 6).
The number one goal of this spirit is to destroy the prophets of God. People influenced by this spirit compromise the Truth, engage in modern-day idolatry, are narcissistic and overbearing. Women with this spirit are demanding and do not respect men, especially man’s God-given roles, often usurping their authority. Like the woman Jezebel, they will act in their husband’s name, often without him realizing it. She will do whatever it takes to get what she wants. She threatens and over powers. She distorts the Word of God or disregards it altogether. As Jesus mentioned in the above passage, people influenced by this spirit know the very depths of satan. Have no doubt, this is a very powerful spirit. Jezebel, after all, by just writing a letter, was able to convince the leaders of the city to frame and ultimately murder a man whose only crime was telling Ahab “No”.
Unfortunately, she is running amok in these last days and has even infiltrated the church. I have been in some intense warfare with this spirit lately, no doubt because the Holy Spirit has instructed me to sound the alarm and expose her, and it continues even now. Below is a video I made of one particularly unsettling encounter with “her”.
Here is an image I found that, after a little editing, looks very close to what I actually saw.
I am not the only one sounding the alarm. The true body of Christ has been doing it for years, but for whatever reason, I am led to do so now.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—
Ephesians 6:10-18 NKJV