The Veil of Deception in the Church System

The Matriarch
The Matriarch
Jezebel
Jezebel
Witchcraft
Witchcraft

Many are a part of the church system that gives them significance, validation, identity and authority. Unfortunately, within this system God has been replaced with a counterfeit god, who is in direct opposition to Jesus Christ. The counterfeit is a trinity of three spirits: the matriarch spirit, the Jezebel spirit, and a witchcraft spirit. These spirits sole purposes are oppress, dominate, and suffocate God's people.


The matriarch spirit's goal is to seize and usurp the authority of Jesus Christ in the spiritual lives of believers and replace it with a counterfeit of manipulation and control. For this to happen, the Jezebel spirit must sow a web of deceit, which entangles the believer into the bondage of witchcraft. The counterfeit that is called the "Holy Spirit" is witchcraft, which is a manipulative and controlling spirit which causes oppression, fear, guilt and shame.

The three counterfeit spirits must work together in their functions to usurp control over the believer. The matriarch spirit symbolically, is female in nature, and uses the Jezebel spirit to glorify her nature by emasculating Jesus Christ in order to obtain rule. The witchcraft spirit's goal is to wear the believer down emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. Often, the spirit is victorious over those who give in to her oppression.


Control and Manipulation
Control and Manipulation

Often, within the apostate church system, the leaders want and desire to have control and dominion over the flock, which in essence, oppresses the body of Christ and suppresses the gifting’s, ministries, and the true, genuine power of the Holy Spirit. The suppression is a result of witchcraft, which gives sole rule and authority to the matriarch. The rule of the flock is imparted to a corrupt leader where the church minions submit to their leader's domination over them. Jesus Christ, the Patriarch, is replaced for the counterfeit spirit, the matriarch, which takes headship and ownership over the body of Christ for a demonic authority at the helm.

The counterfeit church system has allowed “Wickedness” to be manifested within their doors and is being revealed in these last days. The “Wickedness” is seated upon the throne of the church and feeds off the carnality and idolatry of the apostate leaders and their followers.

In Zechariah, the two women with wind in their wings are the spirits of Jezebel and witchcraft that work together to lift up “Wickedness,” the matriarch. “Shinar” is symbolic for the path the apostate church is taking today, where the matriarch is the head and the foundation of the church system, claiming to be, all in all, meaning she receives all things to herself. Destiny in Jesus Christ is substituted for a counterfeit oppression (lead weight).

Then the angel who was speaking with me went out and said to me, “Lift up now your eyes and see what this is going forth.” I said, “What is it?” And he said, “This is the ephah going forth.” Again he said, “This is their appearance in all the land (and behold, a lead cover was lifted up); and this is a woman sitting inside the ephah.” Then he said, “THIS IS WICKEDNESS!” And he threw her down into the middle of the ephah and cast the LEAD WEIGHT on its opening. - Zechariah 5:5-8

Then I lifted up my eyes and looked, and THERE TWO WOMEN WERE COMING OUT WITH WIND IN THEIR WINGS; and they had wings like the wings of a stork, and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heavens. I said to the angel who was speaking with me, “Where are they taking the ephah?” Then he said to me, “TO BUILD A TEMPLE FOR HER in the land of Shinar; and WHEN IT IS PREPARED, SHE WILL BE SENT THEIR ON HER OWN PEDESTAL.” - Zechariah 5:9-11

The Whore of Babylon
The Whore of Babylon

The modern church has become a demonic stronghold of activity where seducing spirits give credence to a counterfeit doctrine. The seduction has become so great that there are ears itching to hear and surrender to these demons. The collateral damage of this manipulation has left so many people filled with confusion, deception, prejudice and hate. Often, the one who tests or discerns the spirits and questions the authority of the apostate doctrine to the truths of Scripture will come into opposition. The leaders will often exert their possessiveness to the “system” by using manipulation, control, and witchcraft. The demons of deception will try to oust anyone who seeks genuine truth and transparency. The pride and arrogance of the leaders will relentlessly stand their ground in idolatry than be open to the trusting and guidance of the Holy Spirit. Often, those who stand for truth are called the very names of the demons they are contending against. Here are a few examples:


  • Divisive
  • Legalistic
  • Religious
  • Un-forgiveness
  • Hateful
  • Jealous
  • Malice
  • Deception


And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! SHE HAS BECOME A DWELLING PLACE OF DEMONS AND A PRISON OF EVERY UNCLEAN SPIRIT, AND A PRISON OF EVERY UNCLEAN AND HATEFUL BIRD. - Revelation 18:2

A follower of Jesus Christ must count the cost of genuine faith. The religious leaders of Jesus’ day despised, tried, executed, and killed Him. The church today does this in a spiritual nature; there are many who partake in the carnality and become casualties and liabilities, rather than a victorious asset in the Kingdom of God.


For the demonic to work, there must be willing partakers of the counterfeit through seduction, influence, and intimidation. Often, the one who has the most reverence, is the one who has money, position, special gifting, or title that self-appoints to the matriarch?

In contrast to the above list, the Holy Spirit works and is characterized by a different nature:


  • Honesty
  • Truthfulness
  • Patience
  • Peaceful
  • Kindness
  • Longsuffering
  • Uplifting
  • Confidence

Jesus said to him, “I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE; no one comes to the Father but through Me. - John 14:6

And YOU WILL KNOW THE TRUTH, and the truth will make you free.” - John 8:32


Our own carnal nature is very susceptible to the manipulation and control of the demonic triune spirit.

Where there is witchcraft in the church, the Jezebel spirit is also working to raise up the matriarch spirit on a pedestal.

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and WHERE THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS, THERE IS LIBERTY. - 2 Corinthians 2:17

It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore KEEP STANDING FIRM AND DO NOT BE SUBJECT AGAIN TO A YOKE OF SLAVERY. -Galatians 5:1

‘But I say to you, the rest who are in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not known the DEEP THINGS OF SATAN, as they call them—I place no other burden on you. - Revelation 2:24

For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even THE DEPTHS OF GOD. - 1 Corinthians 2:10

We must stand firm on the truth of Jesus Christ and be prepared to discern and contend against the false movement that is propagating in the body of Christ which are feeding off the carnal idols in people’s hearts. Take heed and do not become a slave to this oppressive “system," but partake in the freedom of Jesus Christ, who gives genuine significance, validation, identity, authority and discernment by His grace.


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Apostle Jack 5 years ago from Atlanta Ga

Of course there will be female Antichrist believers as there will be male.During that time dictatership will be control by the 2 beast ..Rev 13 ch

The male gender is more forceful,stronger,and powerful than the female gender which is why the leaders of the Antichrist shall be male concerning the 2 beast and the Antichrist movement.Men will be 10 times as evil as they are now and abuse will be from the strongest of the 2 genders which shall be the male.That is why the leader of the Antichrist will be male.

Sex and beauty won't be a dominating tool for there will be less interest and value of their control as it is now.It will be the time span and events of the 2nd of the 7 hidden seals when Satan shall be release after the 1000 year reign of the 1st of the 7 seals .

The strange idea of a lot of people have the thoughts that Satan is a female,God is a female,and the Antichrist is a female.Those are the ones that will accept the mark of the beast along with the weak,the fearful,the unprepared and none Christian believers.

But for now..Daniel 12 v 4,7,9,10 is now in affect....even as i speak.It shall progress into the time span whereas shall be by the process of evil,the lack of knowledge,distance from and lack of unity with God,self righteousness,falsehood,fornication,and disobedience to God shall be a hundred fold from what it is now.

It is time now to stand and be counted to be one of those that shall not live by the IMAGE and mark of the beast that shall come forth under the 3ed of the 7 hidden seals.

Every seal have its own events and you can't put an event where a different one is suppose to go.One can only teach if they are call to do so.


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PlanksandNails 5 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Jack,

I would not have written this unless I had gone through this in the church I once was a part of. The three spirits took over and wreaked havoc. Many stood firm, but others fully gave in to the seducing spirits. Today, the church is filled with all sorts of new age mysticism.

The male and female gender terms I used are symbolic in their spiritual nature as paralleled in Zechariah.

Since God is spirit and we are made in His image, it is both a man's and a women's spirit that encompass God's image.

“God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

John 4:24

God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Genesis 1:27

My goal in this hub was to bring clarity to the spiritual nature of the demonic and the counterfeit to the Holy Spirit where man replaces God with his own god(s)in the body of Christ.

You said,

("Every seal have its own events and you can't put an event where a different one is suppose to go.")

The event I wrote about has happened as I and many others were there to witness it. I believe these type of events will continue in intensity; therefore, as we move along in these end times, the antichrist spirit will increase in the "holy place".

I'm not concerned about the physical aspects of the antichrist spirit, but the spiritual nature.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Ephesians 6:12


Appostle Jack 5 years ago

You put doubt where doubt should not be by presenting God in a negative way and only negative consequences shall follow.You cause one to look at God otherwise than He is and there is nothing good nor positive about it.

Did those 3 spirits influence you to degrade the Deity of God.They that lead into captivity,shall go into captivity.

You cause people to go into captivity by misdirection of presenting God by assumptions and not by His original status of existence.


Apostle Jack. 5 years ago

I see you didn't bother to comment on Daniel 12 v 4,7,9,10 concerning our present day prophecy of which wheels are now in motion.....even as I speak.


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PlanksandNails 5 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

I never claimed in my hub that any seal was broken, but explained that there is a counterfeit "system" that is propagating in the church body.

I believe that man and women have been created in the image of God as it says in Genesis 1:27.

("You put doubt where doubt should not be by presenting God in a negative way and only negative consequences shall follow.You cause one to look at God otherwise than He is and there is nothing good nor positive about it.")

What is the doubt that you are questioning? It is unclear.

("Did those 3 spirits influence you to degrade the Deity of God.")

The theme of this hub did not touch on the deity of God whatsoever; I'm not sure where the question applies.

("You cause people to go into captivity by misdirection of presenting God by assumptions and not by His original status of existence.")

Again, I'm not sure where the question applies.

("I see you didn't bother to comment on Daniel 12 v 4,7,9,10 concerning our present day prophecy of which wheels are now in motion.....even as I speak.")

I wasn't aware that I needed to comment.

I think you are in contention with me over a variety of issues that you have, but seems scattered as to the reasoning behind them.


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Apostle Jack 5 years ago from Atlanta Ga

When you Assume or present an assumption that God is otherwise than a male gender or Father figure...you degrade His deity.

I know why you couldn't comment on Daniel,because you have no clue,but you would rather make an excuse rather than admit it.

You will be surprised at just how many issues and categories I was given by God to present.

I have not even scratch the surface yet.


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PlanksandNails 5 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

I presented Genesis 1:27 and I agree with said.

("When you Assume or present an assumption that God is otherwise than a male gender or Father figure...you degrade His deity.")

Again, this hub does not touch on the deity of God so I am left scratching my head on your contention here.

("I know why you couldn't comment on Daniel,because you have no clue,but you would rather make an excuse rather than admit it.")

You have an obsession with Daniel, as you have vehemently posted in many comment submissions in hubpages. Your ideology is turning into an over zealous propaganda campaign for your own self-appointed agenda which I won't entertain.

Unless you have some "meat" to present here that pertains to the theme of this hub, I will have to categorize your comments as "spam".


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Apostle Jack 5 years ago from Atlanta Ga

First I apologize for accusing you about God.It was the AntiChrist on your first picture that you spoke of that might be or could be a woman.Still you bring in a doubt that the bible is wrong by refering to the Antichrist as a male gender.

Concerning Daniel and why I speak so much about it is because now is the time for that fulfillment of Prophecy.Which is now before you and is predestine for world population.The world is lost as to the process and measurement of where we are now in Prophecy.This is your wake-up call.


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PlanksandNails 5 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

The gender of the Antichrist is irrelevant, but what characterizes and symbolizes the spirit is relevant and important in discerning the truth about its true nature.

The false spirit(s) can manifest in both physical males and females and is characterized by its attributes.

Again, I used gender as symbolism. In the verses quoted above in Zechariah 5:5-11 there is "he" and "her" in the verses which I believe spiritually (not physically) characterizes the nature of the spirits in the verses.

("The world is lost as to the process and measurement of where we are now in Prophecy.This is your wake-up call.")

I believe the true followers of Jesus Christ are not lost. Jesus Christ brings revelation to those who remain faithful to Him in His perfect timing to each and everyone in Him.

The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, Searching all the innermost parts of his being.

Proverbs 20:27

“For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps.

Mathew 25:3-4


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Apostle Jack 5 years ago from Atlanta Ga

The bible says for us to grow in knowledge.If it were all already here there would be no need to grow.

Being save is a matter of presentation above words.A person can say anything but the proof is in the pudding.


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Tony L Smith 5 years ago from Macon

and the the kingdoms of this world will become the Kingdom of our God and His Christ(or His annointed body on earth)

thanks plandand nails hopeful read


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Tony L Smith 5 years ago from Macon

sorry, I was trying to edit comment and time ran out.

The Jezebel spirit that controls the world and most of the organized church castorates her subjects. Holy Spirit will lead us to throw her off her high place and thus the sons of God will return to a place of carrying seed. Therfore God's plan for earth that Jesus was able to open the seal of will continue. The seed of God operating as Holy Spirit leads will bring the change to earth. The earth trailvails in hope for the manifestation of the son's of God.


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PlanksandNails 5 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Thanks for your thoughts Tony,

Most often the Jezebel spirit smites the shepherd and scatters the sheep.

‘But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman JEZEBEL, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.‘I gave her time to repent, and she does not want to repent of her immorality.‘Behold, I will throw her on a bed of sickness, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of her deeds. ‘And I will kill her children with pestilence, and all the churches will know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts; and I will give to each one of you according to your deeds.

Revelation 2:20-23

We must not forget the story of Elijah's battle:

Elijah was no intimidated by false prophets, but Jezebel had him on the run.

Many evil men could not shake Elijah, but Jezebel made him lose courage and confidence.

Many enemies could not steal Elijah's joy, but Jezebel brought him to depression.

The threats of many evil people did not shake Elijah's confidence, but Jezebel overwhelmed him with fear.

It takes evil from many to raise up a principality and takes the repentance of many do dethrone it.One must be able to resist the temptation of the Jezebel spirit, but also guard against the attack of the demonic demons she unleashes.God will give His followers the power to overcome with the spirit and influence of Elijah before Jesus Christ returns.

And He answered and said, “Elijah is coming and will restore all things

Mathew 17:11a

“Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD.

Malachi 4:5

We must continue to pray for those taken captive by the evil spirit.

God bless!


Apostle Jack 5 years ago

I don't know what Bible you are using,but,It will not be the Jezebel spirit that will scatter the sheep.The bible clearly states that it will be a HE... Daniel 12 v 7..speaking of Satan.There will be and is a weakness in the male gender that are already dominated by the female gender.It shall be for a time,times,and a half which shall be finished at the End times of this time span that we are in now...not the ending of the world.

What is your title that qualify you as a teacher,what is your calling.


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Apostle Jack 5 years ago from Atlanta Ga

The masses and the majority of this world shall be lost souls,.....it's the remnant that shall be saved.

Most of the world is suppose to be in rejection,disbelief,and self-agenda,only a few is predestine to carry the touch.

So I am not at all surprise that there is more negative and unlearn voices that speak in this world than it is those that are call to do so.


Follower of Jesus Christ 5 years ago

Planks and Nails, thank-you for writing this hub and sharing and bringing insight into some of the things that are most defiantly happening in churches today! It is refreshing to see that someone is bringing it out on the table, including backing it up with scripture! This is an excellent writing!


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PlanksandNails 5 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Thanks Follower of Jesus Christ for your comment,

The nature of the spirits that a follower of Jesus Christ contends against manifest in a way that can be characterized by whom they are attributed to.

But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but man’s.”

Mathew 16:23

No, but I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God; and I do not want you to become sharers in demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.

1 Corinthians 10:20-21

But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:3

Be encouraged and be strong in God and the strength of his might!


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Disappearinghead 5 years ago from Wales, UK

You talk about a trinity of three spirits infiltrating the church with the result that carnality, arrogance, control, deception, wickedness, etc, etc have permeated throughout. You say that the Church is now in apostasy. However, what exactly are you getting at? You give no specific movements, doctrines, or teachings that you believe are in error.

When I look at the Church history from the Council of Nicea in the 4th century, through the medieval church with its controlling papacy, inquisitions and crusades, right on up to the hellfire and brimstone rantings, the property doctrines, and the Toronto and Brownsville revivals, I see apostasy as being much the natural state of the Church for 1600 years. The apostasies may have changed, but it is still there. I can be more specific if you like, but I'd like to know what specifically are you getting at?


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PlanksandNails 5 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Thanks for your comment and questions Disappearinghead,

My purpose was to encourage those in Jesus Christ to weigh and test the spiritual nature of the church body today. As history attests to examples of specific movements you gave, there are ministries of those who believe they are from God and others who oppose them. The only standard we have is Scripture and the revelation Jesus Christ gives us to discern or characterize what is or isn't from Him.

“As for you, son of man, describe the temple to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities; and let them measure the plan.

Ezekiel 43:10

Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.

Acts 17:11

Today, it is rare to see someone preaching or teaching on the counterfeits of Satan and why it is important to recognize them. Counterfeit money can circulate unknowingly until someone recognizes the counterfeit pattern, in the same manner we should be aware of these patterns and diligently warn others of the demonic infiltration for the next generation of followers of Jesus Christ to be aware of, and to stand strong on the word of Truth.

This hub was written through the experience I had with a church body I once was a part of and paralleled the similarity with text in Scripture. The spirit of the Antichrist encompasses many demonic spirits as it is a principality.

Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, so that it would be shown that they all are not of us.

1 John 2:18-19

In terms of specific movements today, Todd Bentley, Bill Johnson, Brian McLaren, Rob Bell, Patricia King and Joyce Meyer to name a few, all have different spiritual characteristics to their teaching that effect many in the church body. A counterfeit ministry can only be named so by validating the character of the Holy Spirit with that in Scripture and the fruit that comes from them. The carnal spirit is relative to opinion, but the spirit of God is not double-minded; therefore, if we are in singular mind with Jesus Christ, He will show us by revelation.

Anything that deviates from the true nature of Jesus Christ and His Word, and is promoted as such, is apostasy. The problem today is that many don't know the meaning of the very word.

There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.

Proverbs 14:12

“You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?“So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.“A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.“Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.“So then, you will know them by their fruits.

Mathew 7:16-20

The fruit that is born can be distinguished by how the Holy Spirit is utilizing the wheat, or the true, genuine teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ.


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Rich kelley 10 months ago from The Ekklesia

"What is your title that qualify you as a teacher,what is your calling? Apostle Jack"

If you wait long enough the truth will show it's ugly head. The claiming apostle that is speaking like a prophet that brings nothing but confusion to the word of God. Should you be willing enough to be deceived and taken in by the person as they swoop through with twisted deception and lies you are ok and have understanding and knowledge (according to them) if not then you are questioned and stricken down with the worldly put you in your place statement of ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

wait for it.

"What is your title and by what authority?"

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