The Jezebel spirit seeks to hide itself, seduce, intimidate, manipulate, murder and trade in human souls.
Some people talk about the "Jezebel spirit" because this is the kind of spirit that was working powerfully through Queen Jezebel, a Sidonian princess who married King Ahab of Israel, and killed so many prophets of God. The woman Jezebel is mentioned also in the book of Revelation, chapter 2, verse 20 in the context of the church of Thyatira. Here she is called a false prophetess, a teacher of sexual immorality. It would seem here again that Jezebel is the name of a person who comes under the influence of this spirit, because the Lord says he gave her time to repent.
The Queen of Heaven/Spirit of Jezebel/Mystery Babylon/Harlot Spirit is a very religious spirit, but it promotes religious things that are contrary to God. Jezebel promotes fleshly indulgence amongst God's people and shuns the cross.
The Jezebel spirit is the enemy of the true prophets of the Lord. The book of Revelation has a chapter almost exclusively devoted to exposing this spirit – Chapter 17. In this chapter we read that the woman is drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. (Revelation 17:6). So this spirit especially hates and seeks to murder righteous people and those who speak faithfully the Word of the Lord, just as Jezebel the wife of Ahab was responsible for most of the true prophets of Yahweh in her day (1 Kings 18:13)
This evil power is also exposed in the book of Isaiah, chapter 47
"Come down and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon; Sit on the ground without a throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans! For you shall no more be called Tender and delicate. 2Take the millstones and grind meal. Remove your veil, Take off the skirt, Uncover the thigh, Pass through the rivers. 3Your nakedness shall be uncovered, Yes, your shame will be seen; I will take vengeance, And I will not arbitrate with a man." 4As for our Redeemer, the LORD of hosts is His name, The Holy One of Israel.
5"Sit in silence, and go into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans; For you shall no longer be called The Lady of Kingdoms. 6I was angry with My people; I have profaned My inheritance, And given them into your hand. You showed them no mercy; On the elderly you laid your yoke very heavily. 7And you said, "I shall be a lady forever,' So that you did not take these things to heart, Nor remember the latter end of them.
8"Therefore hear this now, you who are given to pleasures, Who dwell securely, Who say in your heart, "I am, and there is no one else besides me; I shall not sit as a widow, Nor shall I know the loss of children'; 9But these two things shall come to you In a moment, in one day: The loss of children, and widowhood. They shall come upon you in their fullness Because of the multitude of your sorceries, For the great abundance of your enchantments.
10 "For you have trusted in your wickedness; You have said, "No one sees me'; Your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; And you have said in your heart, "I am, and there is no one else besides me.' 11Therefore evil shall come upon you; You shall not know from where it arises. And trouble shall fall upon you; You will not be able to put it off. And desolation shall come upon you suddenly, Which you shall not know.
12"Stand now with your enchantments And the multitude of your sorceries, In which you have labored from your youth– Perhaps you will be able to profit, Perhaps you will prevail. 13You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels; Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, And the monthly prognosticators Stand up and save you From what shall come upon you. 14Behold, they shall be as stubble, The fire shall burn them; They shall not deliver themselves From the power of the flame; It shall not be a coal to be warmed by, Nor a fire to sit before! 15Thus shall they be to you With whom you have labored, Your merchants from your youth; They shall wander each one to his quarter. No one shall save you.
We are still dealing with this Babylonian spirit today. It is the spirit that takes captive the people of God. It is this spirit that caused the church to go into the bondage of Roman Catholicism for centuries. Note Revelation 17:9 – the seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. It is a fact that Rome is built on seven hills. The same spirit which caused the Israelites to worship "the Queen of Heaven" mentioned in Jeremiah 44:17-19 and Jeremiah 7:18 is the one behind all the false mother/son religions that ever have been, including the Marian cult of the Roman Catholic Church. This spirit does lying wonders, such as making statues weep.
Jeremiah 7:18 says:
"The children gather wood, the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough, to make cakes for the queen of heaven; and they pour out drink offerings to other gods, that they may provoke Me to anger."
The true God is NOT happy with such worship to the Queen of Heaven. Why do Roman Catholics and so-called Orthodox Christians call Mary the "Queen of Heaven" and practically exalt her above Jesus in their art and theology? It is this same idolatrous spirit, taking a "christian" form.
But this harlot spirit has an influence beyond that of roman catholicism. Its influence extends into Hollywood and the TV programs Christians pollute their minds with, into the United Nations, and in fact into the whole global political, economical and religious system of the world which is now seeking to unite all people everywhere under the antichrist. It gets into the church as a spirit of ungodly control and seduction which encourages people to "live it up" in the world as long as they are submissive to the church leadership and don't move in the Holy Spirit. It seeks to kill the prophetic even in pentecostal churches, and this has happened in many places already.
To say 'No' to this spirit you will start to experience opposition in this life. You can dream along well enough and live a life of carnal pleasure, telling yourself you are Christian, without having too much trouble from this spirit, because in this way you are still held captive. Try to break free, and you will see what it is.
God has promised to judge and destroy this spirit and its works. This will not come without pain to the people of the world.
We may well be entering the season of this kind of judgment, with the collapse of economic systems. Yet, I believe that this Babylonian spirit has not yet come to the zenith of its power. We will have to persevere and endure for some time yet. Things may get worse before they can get better.
Even so, we can get the claws of Jezebel and Babylon out of our own lives. We do this by taking an uncompromising stand for truth in an age of religious expediency. We do it chiefly by embracing the cross. Those who do not are enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction. (Philippians 3:18,19).
"18 For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame–who set their mind on earthly things."
We have to be willing to actually suffer for Jesus if we want to defeat this evil power. It is by saying 'No' to the cravings of our flesh and to carnal ambition that we can be the true servants of the Lord in an age of "deep darkness" (Isaiah 60).
The cross is the place where we truly meet the Messiah. Any "anointing" which is not rooted in the cross is a false jezebel anointing. Such false anointings can be used to gather people together to hear what their itching ears want to hear (2 Timothy 4:3). And many are impressed because the people so gathered can be induced to give large amounts of money to the cause. This then multiplies the influence of this false spirit.
If we keep the cross central in our lives and our teaching, we will do much to escape this spirit. For their is no deliverance from its witchcraft and its sorceries on the fleshly side of the cross. The man who is dead and hid in God will escape her, but the ungodly and the fool will not.
I hope to write more on this subject in the days ahead. Please pray for me that the Lord will give me the strength and the wisdom to do so.