Two Perspectives of Jezebel

Revelation 2:20-22 says, “20Notwithstanding 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. 21And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 22Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.” 
 
 
The church has become mesmerized about the spirit of Jezebel. Many are preaching about it, even writing books. Although there is nothing wrong with that, we must comprehend the source of how we identify this spirit. Do we see Jezebel from Ahab’s perspective or Elijah’s perspective. Both could identify her but she played a different role for each one. 
 
Ahah could identify Jezebel because he lived with her! To him, she was a queen who blindly manipulated him into pursuing evil. He allowed her to make the bulk of governmental decisions and control various issues and situations. Her words caused him to compromise and believe that everything she did was permissible. Ahab does not see Jezebel as a threat, but an asset to his position of power and influence. 
 
On the other hand, Elijah could identify Jezebel from the outside as a prophet due to her wickedness. Since he was a threat to her kingdom, she put a bounty on his head, wanting to see death. He recognized that no repentance was in her, yet he continued to expose her and speak and do exactly what God had said for him to say and do. He challenged the gods she worshipped, putting them to an open and public shame. He was not fooled or intimidated by her leadership, and, at the end, he would overcome!
 
In view of Jezebel, you can either be an Ahab or Elijah. You can either become familiar with this spirit by being controlled and manipulated by her without realizing it, or you can walk in the authority and power of God to perfect God’s will in the earth without being intimidated by her. Regardless of your perspective, our focus should be more on consecrating a spotless bride rather than discerning the Jezebel in the midst. Let’s go after Jesus, and Jezebel will never be a threat!