Becoming a Threat to Jezebel
by Robin Kirby-Gatto 1/12/11
1 Kings 21
The Jezebel spirit looks to usurp authority and is drawn to places to find someone who is not operating in their authority in order to take control. I have experienced many attacks in this area in many parts of my life and especially in ministry. When you step out in the call of God on your life Jezebel is going to try and weave in and out of your ministry, business and/or destiny so that she can look for an opportune time to take the seated position of authority in your life, ministry, business, etc. so that she can rule that place. The Jezebel spirit does not want to end your ministry or business, as long as she is in a place of authority then she can bring in her “TABLE” to begin the reproduction of her system and feeding more people with her food to keep them asleep from the call of God on their life. As long as you remain in a place with small authority or small success you are not a threat. It is when you are awakened to the GREATNESS of GOD inside of you that you are a threat to the Jezebel spirit. I remember three years ago Holy Spirit told me that I was not “DANGEROUS ENOUGH FOR THE JEZEBEL SPIRIT.” I said what are you talking about Holy Spirit what do you mean dangerous enough. Then one day later, when my husband and I went to the beach I took Frances Frangipane’s small book on the Jezebel Spirit I remember seeing that implication of being dangerous enough for the Jezebel spirit. It was as though God was saying I want you to become so filled with the fullness of My Holy Spirit inside of you and be compelled with the Love of Christ and My Name Jealous that you will make War against the spirit of Jezebel. I knew I was in training camp to be hit time and time again until I awakened to the greatness of God, Jesus Christ in me, to such a measure that I was a walking threat to the spirit of Jezebel.
The Jezebel spirit attacks those who do not do what she desires and moreover what her servants desire. It has been my experience and is identified in the Word that if someone does not set out to do what the Jezebel spirit wants then there is a pressure beyond all extent applied to that person to manipulate and control them to do what Jezebel wants them to do unto the point of DEATH (John 10:10 The devil came to steal, kill and destroy). Whenever you see a Jezebel spirit operating the premise behind it is death and death abundantly. As we saw in 1 Kings 18 Jezebel had slain 150 of God’s Prophets. Interestingly enough 100 signifies the fullness of and the number 50 signifies Pentecost and Harvest. Therefore, Holy Spirit is speaking about the very thing Jezebel is after. She is after the harvest of God, and wants to keep us from entering into the FULLNESS OF THE HARVEST! Fullness means the entire completeness, portion, and destiny of a matter. This is why Jezebel is after the prophetic voice because it is the prophetic voice that speaks Life and Life Abundantly (John 10:10 Jesus came to bring life and life abundantly). The life here in John 10:10 is a God kind of life, Zoe. It is the God kind of life where there is fullness of healing, joy, gladness, etc.
The Jezebel spirit recognizes those who are pushing forth towards the Zoe kind of Life, the God kind of Life. Revelation 19:10 states the Testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. Therefore, the very basis of prophecy testifies of Jesus. Holy Spirit showed me the spiritual realm what occurs when someone is getting a prophetic word from the Lord. In the natural it sounds like “God is saying that you are coming into a season of restoration and that what the enemy took from you in the last eight years….. “and so forth. However, in the spiritual realm what is actually happening is the transmission of the Name of Jesus is coming forth into that person’s life so the prophetic word in the spirit realm actually sounds like this “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!” The spirit of prophecy testifies of Jesus! Jesus came to bring life and life abundantly and to DESTROY the works of the devil, which we will get into with Jezebel.
Therefore, since the prophetic voice brings life and life abundantly it is a target for the assignment of the Jezebel spirit. People that have a prophetic mantle on them, even when they are not walking in the will of God, will find attack after attack coming against them keeping them in a position and state of constant death. They are losing their mind, their job, their family, their marriage, and their destiny. It is death, death, death all around the person. However, when the person is awakened by Holy Spirit to the seed of Jesus Christ, the hope of glory within them and they are sober to the attack of the enemy they will come forth by the Spirit of the Lord and be free of much bondage.
It is when the person who has become free in the Lord Jesus then awakens to their destiny, the greatness of God inside of them that they become an actual threat to the spirit of Jezebel. Jezebel has taken the high places for her gods Baal and Asherah and when anything comes against those high places, places of worship, and then there is a threat to the spirit of Jezebel. Therefore, when one is awakened to the prophetic voice of God, the greatness and destiny of God, the Testimony of Jesus within their spiritual DNA, then that person or ministry becomes a target for the Jezebel spirit. We can see with Naboth in 1 Kings 21 that he is awakened to his inheritance, his destiny and will not relent at moving from what he is called.
1NOW NABOTH the Jezreelite had a vineyard in Jezreel, close beside the palace of Ahab king of Samaria; and after these things, 2Ahab said to Naboth, Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near my house. I will give you a better vineyard for it or, if you prefer, I will give you its worth in money. 3Naboth said to Ahab, The Lord forbid that I should give the inheritance of my fathers to you. 4And Ahab [already depressed by the Lord’s message to him] came into his house [more] resentful and sullen because of what Naboth the Jezreelite had said to him; for he had said, I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers. And he lay down on his bed, turned away his face, and would eat no food. 5But Jezebel his wife came and said to him, Why is your spirit so troubled that you eat no food?
Here Ahab, Jezebel’s husband, who was King of Israel, was use to getting what he wanted and when he could not becomes sullen. However, the thing that he wanted was Naboth’s inheritance, Naboth’s destiny, Naboth’s call of greatness! Ahab pretty much throws a temper tantrum because he cannot get what he wants. This is symbolic of Jezebel’s servants or those who are manipulated and controlled by Jezebel because they have an immaturity in walking in the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22) and are use to walking in the fruits of the flesh. The flesh controls them and when they cannot get what they want then they come to Jezebel to wine and complain. However, the interesting thing here is Ahab’s immaturity caused him to turn away from eating at Jezebel’s table. It was his absence from eating the food, what she was use to feeding him that caught her attention. Jezebel likes to know what everyone is doing and having complete control. Therefore, when there is a person that is not present for any reason at her table she will come forth and inquire of their absence to see if it is because of breaking out of the system or their own fleshly appetites. If it is of their fleshly appetites like Ahab pouting and being sullen because he didn’t get what his flesh wanted then Jezebel will come in and manipulate to bring forth to her servants or those who are under her spell so to speak so they will continue to look at her as though she is great and not realize their own rebellion. Instead, like Ahab here, the person will believe that Jezebel hears God and is doing the will of God even at the expense of killing another, at bringing about death and death abundantly.
Many books have great in depth teachings about the Ahab spirit that is a bedding ground for the spirit of Jezebel to operate. Also, Holy Spirit showed me that it is in the areas in our lives where the carnal nature, the flesh, is ruling that the spirit of Jezebel operates. Therefore, when the Jezebel spirit comes into a ministry or business in order to usurp and take authority this spirit is looking for the areas in which the carnal nature, the flesh, is still ruling. I will add here that I have had to overcome the spirit of Jezebel in as many men as I have women. Therefore, this spirit is not prominent to women from my experience because this spirit has attacked me greatly through men, too. We will get into the next teaching about why the spirit of Jezebel brings us into a greater dimension of ruling and reigning with Christ Jesus because it is important, like Jacob you want to wrestle for your blessing. Therefore, the spirit of Jezebel knows your weaknesses, such as how poorly you think about yourself because you grew up in an abusive home, were in an abusive relationship, were shamed, were treated like you did not matter, etc. Areas in which the woundedness has not healed and we have not allowed our flesh to die are areas in which Jezebel will try and wiggle in, so that she can put a hook in you, a tentacle.
6And he said to her, Because I spoke to Naboth the Jezreelite and said to him, Give me your vineyard for money; or if you prefer, I will give you another vineyard for it. And he answered, I will not give you my vineyard. 7Jezebel his wife said to him, Do you not govern Israel? Arise, eat food, and let your heart be happy. I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite. I Kings 21: 6-7 AMP.
Jezebel here answers Ahab that she will take care of the whole issue by giving King Ahab what his flesh wants, and later tells him to “eat food.” There we see the food again. Jezebel constantly wants to pull people to her table in which she creates a false sense of fellowship and people that are eating at her table are getting what they want because she is getting it for them through all of her manipulation tactics, through the other messengers she gets to carry out her plans and purposes. In addition, Jezebel states “let your heart be happy.” This is where the false sense of fellowship appears with those in a Jezebel group, those sucked into her web of deceit and lulled to sleep. The fact that Jezebel is getting her servants, those who are deceived what they “want” what their flesh screams out for, tickles and pleases the flesh so they are happy in the fact that their flesh is pleased. In the book of Revelation this is demonstrated clearly about pleasing the flesh. 20But I have this against you: that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess [claiming to be inspired], and who is teaching and leading astray my servants and beguiling them into practicing sexual vice and eating food sacrificed to idols. Revelation 2:20 AMP. Jezebel’s whole purpose is to lead astray the servants of God, to beguile them into practicing sexual vice and eating food sacrificed to idols. Jezebel wants to keep you at her table no matter how she can do that. It actually gives her strength when you come to her table because she is feeding your carnal man by getting you the thing your FLESH DESIRES. How is it that we can eat food sacrificed to idols? When we go to Jezebel’s table and eat with her, her food is sacrificed to idols, to Baal and Asherah. Therefore, being in fellowship with her is when we eat at her table. (Remember here to keep the person separated from the spirit because the ultimate desire is for the person that is used by Jezebel to be set free. However, it is a process because the Jezebel spirit is allowed to operate to the depth of the wounds that are in the person’s soul. Therefore, there has to be a process of deliverance and healing). She knows how to keep you in her web. The only way to get out of her web is to be crucified with CHRIST JESUS!
The Greatness of God draws Jezebel
It was the greatness of Naboth’s destiny, his greatness that drew the attack of Jezebel against his life. Here Naboth talks about not giving up his “inheritance,” when Ahab tries to persist at getting the land of Naboth. Land here is representative of promises, likened to the Promised Land. In addition, inheritance here is likened to the inheritance that God has for His people.
When you wake up to the greatness of God in you, Christ in you, that is when you become a threat to Jezebel. It is somewhat like the Matrix, because once you start increasing in the greatness of Christ in you, the Anointing, that the spirit of Jezebel sucks on the life of God in you. The more of the life of God you have in you, the more it sucks it out. When Neo was in the pod in the Matrix he was asleep to destiny. While he was asleep the whole time the machine had suctions in his body, all down his spine and in other parts of his body where it was sucking the life out of Neo in order to get its power, its ability to operate. Therefore, Jezebel will use your carnal nature that is not transformed into Christ to keep you in her web of deceit in the pod where she is sucking on the anointing. She tries to keep you little. When I was coming forth into the call of God on my life and my husband and I were stepping out in ministry the Jezebel spirit tried to operate through others to keep me “LITTLE.” There was a constant wrestling in the spirit where Jezebel would come to me and say little Robin, keep me little, keep me in a low position. God awakened me to this strategy and showed me that the spirit of Jezebel was trying to keep me pressed down. It was then that I woke up and wrestled in the spirit saying “No I am not what you say I AM WHAT GOD SAYS! I have a destiny of greatness, not what you say!” I did this spiritually for three to four years and finally got a breakthrough and because of overcoming that spirit several times the authority of Christ in me has increased.
When a person wakes up to this type of greatness then that’s when Jezebel will start her normal attack of sending messengers of DEATH, much like what happened to Elijah. Her strategies are the same, it is to send messages of death to put you in fear.
8 So she wrote letters in Ahab’s name and sealed them with his seal and sent them to the elders and nobles who dwelt with Naboth in his city. 9And in the letters she said, Proclaim a fast and set Naboth up high among the people. 10And set two men, base fellows, before him, and let them bear witness against him, saying, You cursed and renounced God and the king. Then carry him out and stone him to death. 11And the men of his city, the elders and the nobles who dwelt there, did as Jezebel had directed in the letters sent them. 12They proclaimed a fast and set Naboth on high among the people. 13Two base fellows came in and sat opposite him and they charged Naboth before the people, saying, Naboth cursed and renounced God and the king. Then he was carried out of the city and stoned to death. 1 Kings 21:8-13 AMP.
Here Jezebel sent messengers again. Remember Jezebel has plenty of servants so she is not going to go do something herself, her job is to keep her web of deceit with her servants, not to actually use her time carrying out the attack. Therefore, the messengers of death kill Naboth. When you wake up to the greatness of God in you, the spirit of Jezebel is going to send her servants to constantly speak death to your destiny, to your inheritance so that you will agree with her and not wrestle with her and put her in her place. You have to understand this spirit wants you dead and it does not like you so have no mercy with the spirit! Have mercy with the person whom it’s operating through but not the spirit.
14Then they sent to Jezebel, saying, Naboth has been stoned and is dead. 15Then Jezebel said to Ahab, Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite which he refused to sell you, for Naboth is not alive, but dead. 16When Ahab heard that, he arose to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite to take possession of it. 1 Kings 21:14-16 AMP.
Once Jezebel gets her messengers to do the dirty work then she comes to you as though she is the one carrying out all of the details and efforts for the Lord. She doesn’t let you know that she just sucked on someone else’s anointing of Christ in them to deceive them and trick them into carrying out her dirty work, even though they truly believe they were carrying out the Word of the Lord. She keeps all of her worker bees in fellowship with her, but not with each other. Jezebel gets jealous and suspicious when her worker bees begin having fellowship outside of her presence. Therefore, she keeps a division in the camp among the worker bees to keep them in her web of deceit under her spell to carry out her work. Now when King Ahab gets the news all he hears is that Naboth is dead. He doesn’t know Jezebel had her messengers kill him. So to Ahab it looks like it was God that killed Naboth. It looks like God brought on the destruction, which is not truth but a lie from the enemy. That is why it is so hard to see the reality of the true God at work when someone is in a Jezebel group or under its control because of the great deceit at which this spirit goes to in order to make people think they are doing the will of God when they are doing the will of Satan, of the devil.
1) Don’t Eat at Jezebel’s Table
2) Becoming a Threat to Jezebel
3) The Strategies of Jezebel