The Jezebel characteristics are operative today to influence and destroy. What are the manifestations? It is to control by deceit, to thwart and destroy the man of God, and to set up someone through false honor to destroy them in order to seize their inheritance.
What were Jezebel’s words to God’s prophet Elijah? He had just destroyed 450 prophets of Baal after God revealed His unquestionable power. You can read it for yourself in 1 Kings 18. After that great victory Jezebel sent a message. 1 Kings 19:2 says, “…so let the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time”
What did Elijah do? Verse 3 says that he ran for his life. Verse 4 he prayed that he might die. I love God’s response. Elijah fell asleep under the broom tree. Twice the angel of the Lord came and gave him food and water. Verse 8 says, “So he arose , and ate and drank; and he went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights.”
Even in the face of the Jezebel-threats towards our nation, the Lord will give the boldness and the strength we need to resist the spirit of fear that paralyzes.
1 Kings 21 fully displayed the Jezebel characteristic of usurping power. You can read it for yourself. King Ahab wanted Naboth’s vineyard for a vegetable garden! Verse 3 was Naboth’s answer. It says, “…the Lord forbid that I should give the inheritance of my fathers to you!”
As you read this, I’m asking you to think of our nation’s situation right now. This is a present manifestation. Verse 9 says, “…seat Naboth with high honor among the people; and seat two men, scoundrels, before him to bear witness against him, saying, You have blasphemed God and the king. Then take him out, and stone him, that he may die”
Every believer has an eternal inheritance that cannot be stolen. However our nation’s inheritance is being destroyed by those controlled by a Jezebel spirit. Do not slacken your prayers! Remain steadfast and immovable!