Scripture writes that the Satan, also known as the “Deceiver”, among other names, goes around as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. From the beginning of the earth his kingdom has been given the devious distinction of luring the first woman, Eve, into the sin of rebelling against the command of God. Ever since that time, spiritual disorder has entered the earth and the satanic system continues using seductive words to seduce the "Eve’s" of today into sin and condemnation.
When I speak of "Eve", I am implying the female gender who has been allowed a platform to speak into lives of both men and women. The bride of Christ, has been typically called "Eve". But the bride of Christ is not beyond seduction partly because of their free will and when this seduction is achieved by the wicked one, it will add provocation to the already pressured body of Christ.
Seduction then is to have God's children be in complicity with the enemy's plans to bring disarray and disorder to the Church.
As we have seen, in her condemned state, Eve spirals towards perversion. Instead of just positioning herself as mans help-meet, she becomes man’s domineer, taking on the perverted character of a Jezebel spirit, manipulating and controlling man in an attempt to overpower man out of his God-given position, which she envies.
The serpent had made her envious of the fact that God had made man first and not her, that God had not dealt with her directly but her husband. The serpent had seduced her into thinking that she was merely second to Adam when she could have been as her creator, to know good and evil.(Gen.3:22).
The same seductive and satanic spirit has been present ever since God had made man with the purpose of conquest for man's soul; wanting to assert his rule over the throne of God, even as it was in the case of Queen Jezebel and her husband, Ahab.
This spirit attempts of conquest, drive modern day "Eves" further away from God into the bowels of witchcraft and abortion of marriages.
Jezebel, as Eve, wanted to rule
over her husband, as some in today's church desire to usurp "rulership" over the one set by the Bridegroom, instead of having her husband be fulfilled in his ordained authority. It is become a war of the ages.
We see that after Eve had fallen, God gave the man rule over her as we note in Genesis 3:16 which says,
‘Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee’.
The spirit of Jezebel actively and fervently attempts, as the maxim goes, “To put the shoe on the other foot”; but, obviously, it can’t fit for there is no grace for her to be in that position.
God had said that because of the woman’s transgression that the determination of the will of the woman would be determined by her husband.
- Now it is very important that you understand that this subjection to the will of the man would not function after spiritual resurrection or the new birth, for the woman would regain her position as man’s help-meet. In other words, she has her own will.
That's why before the fall it wouldn't have made a difference if Adam had knocked the apple out of Eve's hand because her will had been set and even though she would not have eaten the apple physically, her heart betrayed her and it would be counted as a sin.
Eve had thought about it and had already accomplished the act in her heart.
This same spirit of Jezebel (python) was in the garden with Eve and is the same spirit within the church of the Lord Jesus Christ which attempts to disarm the “firing mechanism” or the passion of the saints of God, rendering them defenseless to her control and authority.
Jezebel nullifies and fragments spiritual authority to the extent that the glory of the Lord will depart from a particular ministry, as the spirit of Jezebel tightens her grips, causing Ichabod (the glory of the Lord is departed) to be written on the doorpost.
In such a place, there can no move of God, merely a religious gathering, an account of spiritual disorder.
In the Old Testament, the children of Israel were influenced by Jezebel to walk away from Jehovah and worship false gods. They had given themselves over to strange gods and as a result they became distressed and confused, for they had left the path of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness.
They forsook Jehovah, as a spirit of disorder crept in, preferring the worship of Baalim and Ashteroth, and in their multiple transgressions, the glory of the Lord departed from them.
Hence in 1Samuel, God allowed the Philistines to take the Ark of the Covenant from them after they had went out to battle from Shiloh were the ark was kept. Shiloh, at that time, had been their place of worship, a city that had witness the glory and the majesty of the Lord, but now had become subservient to Philistine ruler-ship. In Zephaniah 1:17, this is what the Lord says,
17 And I will bring distress upon men that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung. (KJV).
A church in which the spirit of Jezebel is in control will be a defeated place, because of the blindness of the people, the seduction of leadership, and there is no spirit of prayer to beak the yolk, and no anointing to pull down bondage.
Affliction after affliction and continual pain will visit the people, because there is no grace to carry the winds of God for revival and hence no manifestation of his power.
As we look at the book of 1Samuel, we see the old prophet Eli to have allowed the “little foxes to spoil the vine”
He exercised no direction over his sons who were fornicating in the temple doorway (a Philistine religious ritual in honor of Ashteroth).
Spiritual disorder was indeed in the house of Israel, and Eli had allowed himself to become ‘fat’ as he compromised with the sin of his sons. This fatness was not only physical, but was prophetic of his excess of perversion that he allowed within his house. Eli leadership over Israel had lasted 40 years until he died of a broken neck.
He had allowed his sons to separate Israel from their “Head”, Jehovah.
The way he died, of a broken neck, was a prophetic sign that he and his sons had opened a door to demonic entry and caused the body of Israel to indulge in the sins of the Canaanites, thereby causing the glory of God to depart.
Eli had lost his focus and had become inundated with the transgression of his house with which he refused to bring to an end.
His sons were mishandling the people’s sacrificial offerings. They acted out of contempt as they administered their duties according to law. They had forced their will upon Israel as they would remove from the offering pot the portion that they desired, without firstly burning the fat.
Thus, the spirit of Jezebel had influenced all Israel, beginning from the temple of God, for greed, disharmony, manipulation and contempt of God’s spiritual authority.