20 But I have this against you, that you tolerate your woman, Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. She teaches and seduces my servants to commit sexual immorality, and to eat things sacrificed to idols. 21 I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality. 22 Behold, I will throw her into a bed, and those who commit adultery with her into great oppression, unless they repent of her works. 23 I will kill her children with Death, and all the assemblies will know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. I will give to each one of you according to your deeds. (Rev. 2:20-23)
If everyone of us were to be totally honest, we would have to confess that we have tolerated Jezebel and allowed her enticements to touch us at some level in our lives both currently or in the past. Because of this, we are vulnerable to her caresses. Her seduction continues to allure those who are not keeping watch as this is an unclean, wicked spirit of a kingdom founded in darkness.
A Dream in The Night
I recently had a dream that was both challenging and disturbing to my spirit. YHWH used this dream to teach and exhort me to keep watch over my house in these evil days ahead. I hope the message of the dream will do the same for you. In the dream, I was working at a place where there were several buildings that looked like houses. It looked like what could be some type of convalescence home. I am trying to describe this in detail because some of you may even discern further spiritual realities related to this dream. I entered a room in one of the buildings. The room was totally dark, but from the far corner of the room I heard a female voice that was very evil and seductive. While standing in the dark, I felt a kiss upon my lips. Briefly I was under this woman’s spell, then a set-apart fear overcame me. Because of reverence for YHWH I was able to shake off her continued advancements and ran with lightening speed out of that place. Next I was in a car with my wife and acknowledged to my shame what happened. I said to her that we must leave this place and go far away from here because Jezebel will tell the community that I love her when I only love you. My wife’s response was that I know you love me and to flee is the right decision. The final portion of the dream, I was in a conversation with Abba. He said, “Elijah ran from Jezebel and this was a righteous thing. Joseph ran from Jezebel and this was a righteous thing. Elijah knew his frailty and he was not ready to see her (Jezebel’s) destruction, he needed to come away with Me to strengthen himself spiritually for his next confrontation. Joseph knew not to permit himself to be in the clutches of Jezebel.”
A Warning to the Community of Yisrael
Jezebel is in our community. My wife represented Y’shua, my husband, in the dream. Because we have let Jezebel in, she has continued to wreak her destruction upon our community. We have tolerated her. Through her enticements we have eaten of her delicacies which are filled with the worship of human knowledge and reason. We should all be in a state of repentance. Will we flee from her clutches and go to our husband Y’shua? She has now told the community of Yisrael that we love her more than Y’shua. The word is out.
Jezebel Lives in Darkness
5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and announce to you, that Elohim is Light, and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him and walk in the darkness, we lie, and don’t tell the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Y’shua the Messiah, His Son, cleanses us from all sin. 1 Yochanon (John) 1:5-7
There are a lot of people fighting each other in the community of Yisrael these days. Love is growing cold and fellowship is ceasing. Have we walked into that darkened room where Jezebel is? She dwells only in darkness. Has she enticed us into her darkened chamber and her bed of sickness (the convalescence home in the dream)? Is that why love has grown cold and fellowship is ceasing? My beloved, stay in the Light. Walk in the Light and stay away from the darkened rooms of men that bring you further away from your First Love. It is in the light of Y’shua where fellowship is sweet and love for one another is stronger than death. Beloved, there are no elitist agendas in His Light for we are all fellow partakers of righteousness. We are not in a convalescence home, for sickness has no dominion over us where the cleansing power of Y’shua’s blood is. This is our fellowship and this is our call. The epistle above continues into chapter 2, “My little children I write these things to you so that you may not sin.” If you do sin, don’t go to a man, but go to your Husband Y’shua the Messiah, your Counselor, and run away with Him from the clutches of sin.
Flee from Jezebel: A Warning for Our Day
The Scriptures give us an understanding how this spirit will be particularly rampant in the last days. If we were to bullet point aspects of Jezebel what would they be?
- Worshipper of Baal (1 Kings 16:31)
- Murderer of the prophets of YHWH (1 Kings 18:4)
- Instrumental in bringing prophets of Baal into the Northern Kingdom of Yisrael (1 Kings 18). The same prophets were confronted by Eliyahu (Elijah) at Mount Carmel.
- Usurper of YHWH’s authority structure (1 Kings 21)
- Manipulative, controlling, cunning and able to persuade others to do her bidding (1 Kings 21:11)
- Seductive and persuasive enough to lead YHWH’s servants into sexual immorality and the committing of idolatry (Revelations 2:20; author’s note: I tend to believe that the eating of food sacrificed to idols means assimilating practices of idolatry into ones life, since medically speaking, the process of eating is assimilation.)
Will ancient Hebrew reveal more about this spirit and why Yehu (Jehu) was given the privilege of commuting YHWH’s revenge for the killings of His prophets? Jezebel’s name in Hebrew is spelled with the following Hebrew letters, Aleph, Yud, Zayin, Vet, Lamed = Strong Hand that is a Weapon in the House of Authority or House of the Shepherd. In other words, Jezebel operates among the assembly of believers! Doesn’t the Scripture even demonstrate that she operated in the assembly of Yisrael bringing mixed worship?
I have always wondered why Eliyahu nor Elisha were not given the privilege of being YHWH’s chosen one to exact His vengeance. Perhaps, YHWH needed to confront this woman in such a way that it would be Him exacting the vengeance and no one else. Yehu’s name (translated meaning, “YHWH is He”) is spelled with these Hebrew letters, Yud, Hay, Vav, Aleph = Hand to Behold who Secures the Strong. Yehu beheld YHWH’s hand against the strong evil of Jezebel! We all have to be honest with YHWH and know whether he has chosen us to confront Jezebel (Author’s note: We will flee no matter what since light has no fellowship with darkness). If we have any doubts about confronting this spirit, we should flee from her, for she seduces the spiritually unaware. We must all walk in the light. This is the walk that Jezebel hates.
12 For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world’s rulers of the darkness of this age, and against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore put on the whole armor of Elohim, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having done all, to stand. (Ephesians 6:12-13)
I exhort you brothers and sisters to remember that this battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities and powers of wickedness who will seek to turn your attention to people and not to the spirits behind them. One of the primary operations of the spirit of Jezebel is to produce infighting amongst the assembly of Yisrael. Jezebel works with Balaam, Balak, and the Nicolaitans (see previous blog at chazakyisrael.blogspot.com – “Nimrod the Mighty Hunter is Hunting for You”). This spirit is being unleashed in an unprecedented fashion during these end times. I pray that we will stay keenly aware of this spirit’s devices and strategies against our people.
Tzefanyah ben Yochanon
Chazak Chazak v’nitchazek
Let us be strong, let us be strong and let us
strengthen (encourage) one another!