Jezebel gained her reputation as an enemy to the prophets of God in the Old Testament era. While dogs devoured the wicked Queen Jezebel, her spirit is alive and well in New Testament times. And this depraved principality has earned another reputation in the last days: enemy of the apostolic.
Queen Jezebel is infamous for her antics in the Book of I Kings. Jezebel is charged with murdering many prophets and cutting off the voice of others that fearfully hid in caves (I Kings 18:4, 13). The Book of Revelation exposes this spirit’s operation in the New Testament age as one that calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce the Lord’s true prophets with lust and idolatry (Revelation 2:20).
Jezebel’s attack on prophets has a ripple effect on apostles because these two graces are foundational gifts that work together to build the Church (Ephesians 2:20). Prophets say and apostles do. Cutting off or perverting the prophetic voice, then, hinders the manifestation of the glorious church because apostles are most effective when prophets are in watchtowers instead of caves, in local churches instead of in lust, parking lots and street corners.
While Jezebel has not given up on her mission to cut off the prophetic voice, God’s mouthpieces are no longer ignorant to her devices and this powerful principality is now employing more subtle tactics in effort to corrupt the apostolic reformation. She is using false prophets and false apostles that flow in divination (fortune telling) and merchandising (using spiritual gifts for unjust gain) to discredit God’s true ambassadors.
In part two of this series, we’ll talk about the Apostle Paul and the spirit of Jezebel.
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