People who have sweet dispositions, good hearts and gentle spirits are prime targets for people who are more type A personalities who want to tell you what to do, how to do it, and are generally very controlling and ungodly people. People who love to control and manipulate others will always have a stronger pride and will often act like they are godly but behind closed doors do very ungodly and worldly behavior. They will try to convince their victims that they are in relationship with, that their victims are actually not good and need their help in order to live a good life as they are not capable of being godly without them. They will twist scriptures. They will usually talk down to their victims, preying upon their victim’s weaker abilities to stand up to them and over time brainwash their victim into believing that they are much better people then their victim. Those who are the weaker person would be walking in the Ahab spirit while the stronger, more controlling abuser would be operating in the Jezebel spirit. Whenever you see a person operating in the Jezebel spirit you will be able to see whoever they marry take on the Ahab spirit.
Ahab’s feel more comfortable having other people call the shots because they want to be friends with everyone and don’t like being blamed for things going wrong. They also like Jezebel’s because their controlling Jezebel will do the dirty work for them to get them what they want as all they have to do is raise their voice, get angry, have a tone and to go off on another person to get them to give in to them. But Ahabs are tolerating ungodly behavior and God sees it. God says “who are you going to serve…the demons in your Jezebel or Me?”
Remember the story in the Bible about when Ahab wanted Naboth’s vineyard but couldn’t get it and then Jezebel stepped in and got him what he wanted?
1 Kings 21 NKJV
Naboth Is Murdered for His Vineyard
21 And it came to pass after these things that Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard which was in Jezreel, next to the palace of Ahab king of Samaria. 2 So Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, “Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a vegetable garden, because it is near, next to my house; and for it I will give you a vineyard better than it. Or, if it seems good to you, I will give you its worth in money.”
3 But Naboth said to Ahab, “The Lord forbid that I should give the inheritance of my fathers to you!”
4 So Ahab went into his house sullen and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him; for he had said, “I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers.” And he lay down on his bed, and turned away his face, and would eat no food. 5 But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said to him, “Why is your spirit so sullen that you eat no food?”
6 He said to her, “Because I spoke to Naboth the Jezreelite, and said to him, ‘Give me your vineyard for money; or else, if it pleases you, I will give you another vineyard for it.’ And he answered, ‘I will not give you my vineyard.’ ”
7 Then Jezebel his wife said to him, “You now exercise authority over Israel! Arise, eat food, and let your heart be cheerful; I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.”
8 And she wrote letters in Ahab’s name, sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters to the elders and the nobles who were dwelling in the city with Naboth. 9 She wrote in the letters, saying,
Proclaim a fast, and seat Naboth with high honor among the people; 10 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.
11 So the men of his city, the elders and nobles who were inhabitants of his city, did as Jezebel had sent to them, as it was written in the letters which she had sent to them. 12 They proclaimed a fast, and seated Naboth with high honor among the people. 13 And two men, scoundrels, came in and sat before him; and the scoundrels witnessed against him, against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, “Naboth has blasphemed God and the king!” Then they took him outside the city and stoned him with stones, so that he died. 14 Then they sent to Jezebel, saying, “Naboth has been stoned and is dead.”
15 And it came to pass, when Jezebel heard that Naboth had been stoned and was dead, that Jezebel said to Ahab, “Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, which he refused to give you for money; for Naboth is not alive, but dead.” 16 So it was, when Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, that Ahab got up and went down to take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.
The Lord Condemns Ahab
17 Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, 18 “Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, who lives in Samaria. There he is, in the vineyard of Naboth, where he has gone down to take possession of it. 19 You shall speak to him, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord: “Have you murdered and also taken possession?” ’ And you shall speak to him, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord: “In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth, dogs shall lick your blood, even yours.” ’ ”
20 So Ahab said to Elijah, “Have you found me, O my enemy?”
And he answered, “I have found you, because you have sold yourself to do evil in the sight of the Lord: 21 ‘Behold, I will bring calamity on you. I will take away your posterity, and will cut off from Ahab every male in Israel, both bond and free. 22 I will make your house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah, because of the provocation with which you have provoked Me to anger, and made Israel sin.’ 23 And concerning Jezebel the Lord also spoke, saying, ‘The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.’ 24 The dogs shall eat whoever belongs to Ahab and dies in the city, and the birds of the air shall eat whoever dies in the field.”
25 But there was no one like Ahab who sold himself to do wickedness in the sight of the Lord, because Jezebel his wife stirred him up. 26 And he behaved very abominably in following idols, according to all that the Amorites had done, whom the Lord had cast out before the children of Israel.
27 So it was, when Ahab heard those words, that he tore his clothes and put sackcloth on his body, and fasted and lay in sackcloth, and went about mourning.
28 And the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, 29 “See how Ahab has humbled himself before Me? Because he has humbled himself before Me, I will not bring the calamity in his days. In the days of his son I will bring the calamity on his house.”
God said that Ahab did more evil in the sight of the Lord then all the other kings before him, because Jezebel stirred him up. Ahab tolerated Jezebel’s evil behaviors of killing the prophets of the Lord, sacrificing babies to Molech, and attempting to kill Elijah. Ahab did not stand up for God, but instead allowed Jezebel to do great evil. There are billions of people who operate in the spirit of Ahab around the world and are allowing people with the spirit of Jezebel to do whatever they want instead of confronting them and saying no. God will hold those of us accountable for allowing sinful behavior to occur under our noses and looking the other way. There are many Ahab’s in the church today who simply look the other way and allow people to mock God, to sin sexually instead of walking in purity, to allow their children to watch evil movies, cuss, sexually sin and do absolutely nothing about it. To allow their spouse to berate and mock them, causing them to feel like a eunuch and simply paying for all their evil and corrupt behavior. Ahabs often fund their spouse’s Jezebellic behavior financially instead of saying no to them and holding them accountable. They allow their Jezebels to make evil decisions that go against God and the Bible so that they can have sex with them, or avoid an argument for the millionth time. It is time to confront your Jezebel and give them time to repent and if they refuse then stop allowing them to control you and make you do what their demons want and instead do what God is telling you to do.
God will hold us accountable for tolerating people with the spirit of Jezebel. Enough is enough and it is time to stand up for righteousness and godly behavior. It is not easy to stand up to ungodly people because of their ranting and raging, lying, accusations, and hateful attitudes, but it is totally necessary in order to serve the Lord.
Revelation 2:18-23 NKJV
The Corrupt Church
18 “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write,
‘These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass: 19 “I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first. 20 Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. 21 And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent. 22 Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds. 23 I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works.
It is time for everyone to stand up for the Lord and stop tolerating Jezebel, no matter what threats come your way. You must choose to serve God then the demons of your Jezebel. God knows when we tolerate sin and when we stand up for righteousness. He will reward you if you choose to serve Him and you will be cursed if you tolerate sin. Do what is right in the Lord’s eyes.