Who is Jezebel?
Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee,
because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a
prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to
eat things sacrificed unto idols.
In Christ's admonition to the church of Thyatira we discover that Jezebel is not just an old testament biblical figure but an archetype. The fornication she seduces men to commit is not physical, Christ's warns the church of Pergamos against physical fornication when He mentions Balaam (Revelation 2:14 KJV) who tempted the men of Israel to sleep with foreign women who served strange gods. The fornication that Jezebel seduces men to commit is clearly spiritual.
For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath
judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication,
and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.
Jezebel calls herself a prophetess according to the bible but she is a false prophetess. Take note that she is not referred to as an adulterer but a fornicator. This is an important distinction, because spiritually speaking although she poses as the bride of Christ in truth He will have nothing to do with her. Since there never was a relationship between this false bride and Christ she is not an adulteress, but instead seduces others into spiritual fornication with her.
How does she seduce? Through false doctrine that is pleasing to the ear. She teaches that it is works which prove our salvation, and how much money we give to her in tithes. But the bible is clear on the criteria which God judges His people on, the intents of our hearts (Jeremiah 17:10 KJV). Like all whores she tempts men to exchange pure love for a counterfeit.
Materialistic, Discontented and Selfish
And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he
said, Is it peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as the
whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many?
What motivates Jezebel? In a word, money, because although she may physically be a virgin spiritually speaking Jezebel is a whore. The question on Jezebel's lips is always "What Have You Done for Me Lately?" Those of you old enough to remember this Janet Jackson song take note, lyrics such as these were written to turn young girls into Jezebels. Yes, Jezebel is not only an archetype of the end times church but is a spirit that possesses women as well.
Another song from that era with the same message was "Material Girl" by Madonna. Woe to the man married to a Jezebel for she will be a constant source of sorrow. It will be a life of perpetual pursuit of material wealth; but although her husband may spend his last penny to satisfy her, it will be to no avail. She is simply incapable of contentment.
Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to
pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and
none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the
loss of children:
Maybe you're just like my mother, She's never
satisfied (She's never satisfied)
Another strong trait of a woman overcome with the Jezebel spirit is that she is never satisfied with what she has. Not only is she unthankful but she is also utterly selfish. She demands that she be catered to at all times. Ahab men may use money to try and control Jezebel, but are only nominally successful.
A Cold Hearted Liar
Jezebel is also a liar. Like a whore with a john she feigns love towards her many suitors and concern for them but in reality it is all a lie, simply a means to an end. She never offers her heart because truth be told it is like a stone, so instead she offers her body and worldly love.
Know ye not that your bodies are the members of
Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members
of an harlot? God forbid. What? know ye not that he which is joined to an
harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. But he that is
joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
A harlot presents us with an incomplete counterfeit love based on physical attraction when true love is spiritual. A whore ministers to the flesh but Christ ministers to us body, soul and spirit.
Miserable, Clueless and Unrepentant
How much she hath glorified herself, and lived
deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her
heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and
repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and
will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
She is wretched and miserable and will in fact work hard to make any man who dares to love her the same. As we can see in the above scripture and verses like Isaiah 47:8 (KJV) she is utterly clueless as to how much she is despised. As such she displays perhaps the most vile of her traits, that of being brazenly unrepentant of her many whoredoms. This is yet another false doctrine that the churches subtly promote; the idea that once we have repented of our sins when we became "saved" we never again have to repent. But the bible is clear that we must confess our sins and repent of them as often as we commit them.
Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with
goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and
miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast,
these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall
eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
So who is Jezebel? These two verses placed side by side show us that the great whore of Revelation 17 is indeed none other than the Laodicean church. Jezebel and the great whore are one and the same. This church is the identity of the great whore of Revelation and from the very beginning was a creation of the red dragon, the beast, Satan. She is the mother of harlots; compromised of all the earth's religions. Yes, Catholicism and Islam are a part of it, but so is Christianity and every single one of the Protestant denominations. The truth is that none of these religions either replace or equate to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. There are no shortcuts, period.
Satan has used the great whore to deceive the masses, even the very elect, but when the time comes he will burn her with fire. Yes, she will indeed burn; she must be done away with before the tribulation can begin, because it is only once she has been burned that the beast can replace her as the object of worship (Revelation 13:12 KJV).
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