THE JEZEBEL INFLUENCE
ISAIAH 3:12 – (KJV) As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule
over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way
of thy paths.
ISAIAH 3:12 – (AMP) As for My people, children are their oppressors, and women rule
over them. O My people, your leaders cause you to err, and they confuse (destroy and
swallow up) the course of your paths.
ISAIAH 3:12 – (MES) “Skinny kids terrorize my people. Silly girls bully them around. My
dear people! Your leaders are taking you down a blind alley. They're sending you off on a
wild goose chase."
ISAIAH 3:12 – (NIV) Youths oppress my people, women rule over them. O my people, your
guides lead you astray; they turn you from the path.
If there were ever words that described modern America and the modern American church it
is the words of this verse. We cannot deny that we are oppressed by our children and women do
rule over us.
ISAIAH 3:12 is describing exactly what we have; a matriarchal society. For about two
generations our social and spiritual lives have been “mother ruled.” The dark web of female
dominance can be seen in our families, churches and in our government. The fruits of our
matriarchal society have been devastating. Our children are brought up in an atmosphere of fear,
insecurity and frustration. Our families are sapped of strength because our men have been
emasculated socially, spiritually and even physically, so to speak, by the unseen force that
operates through female dominance. This same force has even helped to turn our churches into
fruitless, powerless structures that reek of discord, slander and corruption.
Unseen forces have found their first root in the mother rule of our families that have budded
into the female domination of finance, business and churches, and have come into full bloom as
the overt sorcery and witchcraft that permeates our whole society. Our children, having been
raised under it, take it into their generation using it to manipulate and control their husbands and
wives; although men are now just as guilty of it as women.
The power that operates behind the scenes causing women to seek rule of the home,
church, business and government is straight from Satan and is called a spirit of Jezebel. (It is a
spirit of witchcraft or rebellion)
Even overt witchcraft has become very common let alone spiritual witchcraft. We hear
reports of it most every day. But the place it is the most dangerous and has its greatest effect is
where it operates subtly and secretly unnoticed. Most of the time, those operating in it and those
under its bondage are oblivious to what they are really in.
The reason I am preaching on this tonight is to once again expose the spirit that we have and
will have to deal with the most as long as this church exists because we are a prophetic church of
intercession. I want to pull back the veil and uncover, at least in part, the connection between
witchcraft and matriarchism. I hope to do this by the Word of God, through the revelation of the
Holy Spirit and with practical examples. Even though I want to turn the tide of female dominance I
am by no means a woman hater…One of the most awesome things in my life has been to see
women living in God’s full provision that God has for them in any area of ministry they are called to
and also what the Word has for them as in Proverbs 31 with their husbands loving them and
honoring them even as their own bodies. Jesus has a wonderful life for women when they are in
the right relationship with man. Women can have a life with more real joy and liberty than anyone
could imagine when they are truly submissive even as Christ has pure joy in His submission to God.
Female dominance and witchcraft are seen in type, in the Bible by Queen Jezebel of
Israel (I Kings 16:22): and II Kings 9) and Jezebel the prophetess of the church of Thyatira (Rev.
2:18-29). The main thing in both women’s lives was their attempt to control the people around
them through their false teaching and manipulating occult & sexual power. Both women used their
influence subtly under the cover of religion and supposed pure motives and intentions but behind
the scenes they had far different intentions. I firmly believe the same powers that motivated the
Jezebel’s of old are still being used today unknowingly by well-meaning Christian women and men.
Because it is a spirit and not flesh and blood that used them then and still uses us today. It’s
because of this that I refer to this form of unsuspected witchcraft as the “Jezebel influence.”
In the “Jezebel influence” sorcery is the specific type of witchcraft used. Sorcery is the
attempt to attain ones own ends and intentions through manipulative spiritual power. This
manipulative power operates through the mind and ego of the sorcerer and is carried out by
demons of witchcraft. It tries to manipulate, dominate and control the individuals around it. It
is worked by mind power and evil spirits seeking to bring a person’s spirit, emotions, will,
mind, and body under the control of the sorcerer.
Now apparently this was the sin of both the Jezebels in the Word of God. The Jezebel of the
Old Testament stirred up and enticed her husband to do wickedly in the sight of the Lord by letting
her usurp authority in the kingdom and sell himself into her witchcraft whoredom (prostitution,
adultery, sexual immorality, etc). (I Kings 21:25; 21:4-10; 21:20) and (II Kings 9:22). The thoughts,
feelings and purposes were found wrong in the sight of Jesus. (Rev. 2:29-23 Amp) Both of these
women were being guided by the lusts of their own spiritual father, Satan. Just as Satan desires to
be like God and be the center of attention and worship, these women sought worship with
everyone around them succumbing to their every desire, whim and program. I believe that God has
shown me that any person who knowingly or unknowingly employs sorcery does it for the purpose
ultimately of being worshipped (i.e. the center of attention – they want attention and place of
Just as Satan asked questions to Eve trying to make her doubt the commands of God and
asked Jesus questions seeking to make him doubt His divine worth and sonship, so will those
operating the Jezebel influence ask questions. Directly and indirectly via attitudes, emotions and
insinuations they will question those around them making them doubt their own manhood, ability,
leadership, worth and existence.
For instance a wife may say to her husband, “If you were a real man you would be able to
make more money.” The man is already fully aware of the need for more money and the devil has
already hit him with accusations about every area of his life. His wife’s questioning insinuations
will most often make him doubt himself even more and drive him further into his shell of
inadequacy. Her next “Jezebel” statements may be, “If you really loved me you would be able to
provide for my needs.” “If you can’t make it, I’ll work for myself.” The next thing you know, this
man is strung out trying to prove himself of worth in all kinds of areas. Then finally he sees the
hopelessness of it and settles into a life of defeat. Looking to his wife to help provide the living,
write the checks, be the authority in the home and, worst of all, he vacates his place as spiritual
leader and head of the family to her. He will spend of his time at home in a sort of “worship,”
using every area of his make-up; spirit, soul and body to avoid the questions, proud looks and the
wrath of her tongue or emotions. He will sink into the newspaper, sleep, alcohol, TV, adultery,
material success or even a good golf handicap to escape confrontation on one hand and to prove his
manhood on the other. In the area of church life he will most likely not attend, but if he does he
will sit silently, unresponsive letting the ladies of the church teach the classes and run the
preacher. It must be said that anyone, male or female, who is raised in this atmosphere will grow
up with the same desires to subtly manipulate the lives of everyone around them. The prayerful
observer can see this Jezebel influence as the cause of many divorces.
Before we go on into specific examples of this sorcery in different areas of our culture, I try
to explain, at least in part, how the spirit of Jezebel enters into a family situation. To do this we
have to take a short look at God’s plan for divine order. We have allowed ourselves to be under
several generations of mother rule and consequently the Jezebel influence, because our fathers as
well as we, have not understood the simplicity of God’s divine order.
I Cor. 11:3 says; “the authority over every man is Christ; and the authority of the woman is
man; and the authority over Christ is God.” Friends, death, life, circumstances, the economy, war,
famine nor anything else can change the fact that the head of every woman is man anymore than
they would change the fact that God is the head of Christ. Any attempt to reverse the order for
any reason will leave the woman, and ultimately the whole family wide open for the tricks of
When a woman chooses or is seemingly forced to take the head, she is put into a position of
pressure that God never meant for her to have to endure. A woman is not designed, spirit, soul or
body to take this kind of authority or pressure. She is surely the weaker vessel in that aspect (I
Peter 3:7) and when she is put into the head place she has no choice but to utilize methods and
techniques of securing dominance that are not approved of by God and are therefore illegal. I
Sam. 15:23 says rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft. Whenever a woman usurps authority in a
man’s place, no matter how noble the cause may be, she is in rebellion and sooner or later
powers of sorcery will enter.
1. First she will take authority out of necessity. This is an earthly or natural reaction.
2. Then because she is not designed spiritually, mentally or physically for this role her
actions will become sensual. This means she will have to use soulish power to connive
and manipulate those around her with such things as tears, anger, pouting, fake
sickness, double meaning statements, and sexual means.
3. Then her actions will become devilish, controlled by demons, because she is out of the
will of God. (James 3:15). The worst part of this is that people produce what they are
and not what they say.
In other words; a woman in rebellion will produce rebellious children no matter how sincere she
may be. We now have an entire generation that were bred as rebels in our land.
I do understand that in some cases women are actually forced to become the head because
of death of or legitimate separation from their husbands. The Bible provides a covering for women
in this condition such as remarriage, elders in the church shepherding her and her children, or her
brothers-in-law may take the oversight of the family and Jesus becomes the head. The problem is
our churches do not practice what the Bible teaches in these matters and the poor women are left
to fend for themselves. The devil is legalistic and when one of God’s rules of divine order is broken
the whole family winds up suffering the consequences.
The Jezebel influence literally affects every aspect of our culture. Our businessmen use it.
Children are raised under it and knowing no better so they pass it on to their children. Since this
influence is so widespread it will be best to start pointing out how it works in the most basic unit,
The Word says we are to take the rod and drive foolishness far from disobedient
children. (Pro. 22:15) Our present witchcraft-filled system will have us try to trick or
manipulate our children into obedience, i.e. a mother might say, “Johnny, if you really loved
mommy you wouldn’t do such and such.” If this form of discipline is used on a regular basis the
child will grow up always under pressure to prove his love for his parents. His emotions are kept
constantly on edge always wondering if his love is believed or accepted (This is because we have
children raising children and we as parents want our children to be our friends). What a cruel way
to get worshipful obedience. Children brought up like this mature into spiritual and physical
misfits that are never able to give or receive love from God or man.
Another form of sorcery discipline that is used is strong emotions. A parent may cry or show
great anger to control their children. Therefore their families have to tip toe around them like
cowed dogs continually fearing an outburst. People raised under this will get a demon of fear. Fear
they will offend, fear of failure and fear of rejection.
Silence is probably the worst form of controlling people. It is charming like or a type of
hypnotism. Te person being given the silent treatment will have to use every faculty he or she has
to find out what is bothering the silent one. Here again the sorcerer becomes the center of
attention pulling everyone’s will and emotions to his or her self. That’s what Jezebel likes; the
attention pulled to herself. The person may not think they are doing this but their action through
the spirit of Jezebel is causing it to happen anyway.
Business is fast becoming dominated by the Jezebel influence. It cannot be helped; if a
person is raised in something he will naturally tend to depend upon it in his adult life. Many large
companies use handwriting analysis and astrology to qualify possible employees. Many modern
selling is done through occult power such as preplanning sales presentations to the point that
through the media and mental telepathy the customer’s reaction is known and programmed ahead
of time. (Rev. 18:23) says that the great whore system will have merchants who will deceive all
nations by their sorceries. Is there any doubt that we are in the beginning of it?
Our spiritual lives are where the Jezebel influence is the most dangerous. Just as it is
carried from the home to businesses it’s also carried into church life. A church is very fortunate if
it doesn’t have one or two powerful families or personalities that try to dominate and rule every
move the pastor and spiritual leaders make. Every year thousands of pastors resign from their
churches and many times the root cause is that they can’t take the pressure to perform and please
everyone which is being put on them by members of the congregation. This, once again, is out of
order because the Bible says the flock is to honor and obey their shepherds. (Heb. 13:17) The more
spiritually-minded and prophetic a church is the more dangerous the Jezebel influence becomes. A
person seeking God’s will can be deceived by a soulish prophecy from a person who simply enjoys
drawing people to themselves. Many times a Jezebelic pastor or sister will keep people in spiritual
suspense through false spiritual gifts and by doing this they enchant people to stay with them and
their cause, because they are the “spiritual ones.” For example a person might say “God gave me
a word for you but I can’t share it with you now but I will when I’m led to.” Many times the “led to
time” is slow in coming and the earnest seeker for a word from God is kept panting after the so-
called spiritual one.
My Bible tells me that anyone who speaks from himself seeks his own glory or worship. The
Holy Ghost does not speak from Himself, but only what He hears Jesus declaring from heaven (John
16:13-14). MY Lord would not waste His time blowing hot air to keep someone in suspense and
bondage to someone else. Jesus speaks words in due season just when they are needed.
The effects of unsuspected witchcraft are just as disastrous as open contact with the
occult. It brings in confusion, depression, suicide, spiritual blindness, the loss of the children
and most of it is a home and church breaker. I believe the Jezebel influence is the spirit behind
many cases of male impotency and female frigidity. No one can enjoy the sexual relationship when
they are full of doubt and fear. The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy.
How can you tell if someone you are associated with is Jezebelic? James 3:13-18 has the
answers. If you see from a person’s life walk that the prevailing force is dominance rather than
meekness of wisdom then look and see if they are surrounded by bitter envyings. The key mark of
bitter envyings is that their homes, their churches, and the lives of the ones closest to them will be
in a constant atmosphere of confusion. If you make a close examination you will see that they are
surrounded not only by confusion but every evil work. Rebellion (or witchcraft) will manifest its
ugly head somewhere in their lives. They will lie, be secretive, break the laws of man, backbite,
gossip, and slander others in their efforts to extend their own egos. Look at the fruits they
produce! Is the fruit good and enduring or is it sown in turmoil, being full of partiality and unrest?
If you can see these things you can know that the wisdom they are using began in the natural
then became an extension of their own soulish desires for power and attention. Then at last it
became demonic as the spirit of Jezebel enters in. At this point they will have an unnatural
drawing power. It’s not charisma; it’s a beguiling power. Charisma draws one to Christ Jesus.
Beguiling powers draw to a personality and create bondage. You might feel great desires, at one
moment, to be free of this person’s influence on your life. Then at the next moment you will feel
guilt and condemnation for even desiring liberty from this bondage. You feel sorry for them and
may even begin to look up to them but you won’t really understand why.
Here are some more signs that a person is exercising the Jezebel influence. They will
have a total lack of ability to delegate authority. After they have issued commands they will not
be able to turn loose and let the persons under them work. They will give the orders then stand
right in the way of the operation, upbraiding about it and most often end up doing it themselves to
prove the failings of others. They will try to dominate, control and arrange every detail of the
lives of everyone close to them. Two good examples of this is a mother who tries to control the
lives of her married children and a businessman who gives his son the family business then
dominates it years after he is supposedly retired. It will come to the point that they almost seem
to enjoy keeping all those around them on high key with their nerves and emotions frayed. Children
raised in this influence with themselves operate in witchcraft and eventually they will rebel and
will also be punished as it speaks about in the book of Revelation.
Those who have been under this kind of rule for any length of time will be crippled in some
way. They will always have confusion. They will be unable to make decisions on their own. They
will inwardly if not outwardly walk in fear. Every path they take will be clouded by doubt and
apprehension. One of the worst effects is that they will be kept spiritually immature, not really
ever being able to launch out in to God’s real plan for them.
Praise the Lord! God has not left any of us without inward check and warnings against
the influence. I Kings 22 tells the story of King Ahab, the husband and pawn of Jezebel,
joining up with Jehoshaphat, the Godly king of Judah, to do battle against the king of Syria.
Jehoshaphat, being a good man, agreed to help Ahab, but first asked for a word from the Lord.
Ahab brought forth Jezebel’s prophets of Baal. They all prophesied great victory. Apparently
Jehoshaphat had a check in his spirit because he asked, “Are there not any prophets of God we can
enquire of?” He should have obeyed that small still voice that was telling him not to join with
Ahab. Ahab called the prophet he and Jezebel hated, Micaiah the prophet of the Lord Most High.
Micaiah told them how God himself had sent forth a lying spirit to deceive them through the false
prophets. Does this seem so strange? II Thess. 2:9-12 says that if we don’t have a love for the
truth God Himself will send us a strong delusion that we should believe a lie. Jehoshaphat and
Ahab suffered the consequences for submitting to Jezebel. Ahab paid with his life and Jehoshaphat
learned by having the humiliating defeat of his armies. People, you too will be sent a delusion if
you choose to submit to bondages and spiritual authorities that are not God ordained or if you join
up with anyone who is operating in a Jezebelic spirit. If you have a person over you that fits in the
Jezebel pattern, you had better get up and shake free obeying the Word and voice of God.
Even though this influence has permeated into both men and women, it is still most
common, in its extreme forms, in women. Again God has given us an inward warning system.
Within the spirit of every man saved or unsaved is the knowledge that it was woman that was
deceived in the garden and not man. They seem to know that Adam was manipulated into sin
because of his love for Eve. Therefore, within every man there is, deep down inside, a hesitation,
and a rebellion against a woman leading him or usurping authority over him. The law of God
written on his conscience will by saying NO, NO, NO. Now the man may manifest and misinterpret
the law by escaping into adultery, over-indulgence in sports or his business, but none-the-less the
voice of the law is right. (I Tim. 2:11-15; Rom. 2:14-15) I believe that this is why so few husbands
are truly won to Jesus or come into the baptism of the Holy Spirit when they have wives who are
constantly trying to force them into their religious experience via books, tapes and untold
testimonies. At the same time something is telling them down inside that they should be leading
spiritually and not the woman. This is why the scripture says the unbelieving husband can be won
by the quiet submission of his wife as he observes her saintly life walk. If a woman will be and do
rather than talk the Word of God, she will reproduce in her family exactly what her heart longs to
see. (I Peter 3:1-2)
God has an answer to the Jezebel influence. It is the Elijah ministry. I believe God is
going to send forth a mighty Elijah company in this hour to root up and pull down the forces of
Jezebel. This company of people will not be popular. They will, in fact, as Elijah of Old, be known
as those who trouble Israel. They will be the enemy of the very ones they are sent to help if the
ones in need refuse the Word of the Lord. (I Kings 18:17-18; 21:20) The whole system has to be
changed and it’s going to take a lot of shaking to establish God’s divine authority again.
We have the promise of restoration in Mal. 4:5-6. God has said he would send Elijah to turn
the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children back to the fathers. Notice
it does not say mothers, but fathers. Godly men are going to raise up and take their rightful places
as prophets and priests of their homes. When this happens, Godly women everywhere will rejoice
and breathe out a sigh of relief and the blessings of God’s Kingdom will really begin to flow then.
But the bible says woe unto those who will not hearken! Isa. 3 & 4 says that rebellious
women will be brought to shame by baldness and having their secret parts uncovered. I believe this
is Bible language for female type cancer. Verse 24 of Chapter 3 says that where there has been
perfume there will be a stink and burning. Have you ever smelled the stench of cancer? I believe
that this is one of the prices families have to pay for letting children oppress them and women rule
over them. I praise the Lord that the Word shows that there will be a great time of restoration
when men and women will repent and seek to come into submission (Isa. 4:1-2)
Today the main messages to the body of Christ are deliverance, submission, discipleship and
restoration. NOW is the time to turn from the works of darkness. Maybe you have been operating
in unsuspected witchcraft. Maybe you have dominated your husband, pastor, children, friends or
prayer group. Repent and cast out this spiritual force that has been working through you.
On the other hand, maybe you realize you have been under this type of bondage most of
your life. You have to pray and renounce the bondage in the Name of Jesus. This is the only thing
that can sever the spiritual umbilical cord that keeps you tied to the person who’s been influencing
you. Once it’s been cut you can begin to be the effective Christian God wants you to be and you’ll
begin to get back your first love.
Here is a prayer of deliverance: Father, I come to you in the Name of Jesus the faithful and
true Witness. I come to you in the Name of Jesus, the shepherd and bishop of my soul. I renounce
as sin everything I have ever done to manipulate, dominate, and control other people. Through the
blood and resurrection of Jesus Christ I am now set free from every power of the Jezebel influence.
I command every evil and unclean spirit to leave me now in the Name of Jesus’.
Father, I also ask you to put your ax (sword) to the cord of bondage between me and those
who have worked sorcery against me. I ask you to do this now in the Name of Jesus.
I also ask you to give me the strength to come into submission to your true-delegated
authority. In Jesus’ Name…Amen.
Hallelujah to Jesus! He is going to restore our judges as at the first and our counselors as at
the beginning and we the Church will be called the city of the righteous. (Isa. 1:26)