he name, Jezebel, is one that has come down to man through the ages.
The accounts of Jezebel, her husband, King Ahab of Israel and her chief opponent, the prophet Elijah can be found in the last half of 1st KINGS.
What follows is the highly condensed version of that pagan queen’s life.
Jezebel, as the queen of Israel (who knew how to lead her husband around) was the daughter of a neighboring pagan, idol-worshiping king and had many adventures–particularly as they pertained to her interactions with God and His prophet, Elijah.
Because of Jezebel’s MANY wicked actions, God had NO great love for her.
In return, Jezebel had NO love for the God of Israel and continuously harassed all who followed Him.
She also had NO love for God’s prophet, Elijah.
After Elijah had Jezebel’s four hundred-fifty prophets of Baal killed, Jezebel sent a tersely-worded message to Elijah, almost as soon as she received the news.
“And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by to morrow about this time.”
NOW, Jezebel must have been known as someone who carried out her threats because after Elijah got her message, he made a run for his life.
(The reader may follow all of Jezebel’s and Elijah’s exploits in 1st King beginning in Chapter 16 until Chapter 22; however, the death of Jezebel is recorded in 2nd Kings 9th Chapter.)
However, God showed that he was no slouch at making scary predictions–and the LORD’s prophecies ALWAYS come to pass.
“And of Jezebel also spake the LORD, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel. Him that dieth of Ahab in the city the dogs shall eat; and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat.”
Ultimately, Jezebel fell to her husband’s opponents–who were MOSTLY men who followed God..
But MOSTLY, Jezebel fell to God Almighty–and her end was memorable for a number of reasons.
Jezebel might have been queen at one time, but after all was said and done, she was not much more than dog food.
“And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window. And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said, Had Zimri peace, who slew his master? And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, Who is on my side? who? And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs. And he said, Throw her down. So they threw her down: and some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses: and he trode her under foot. And when he was come in, he did eat and drink, and said, Go, see now this cursed woman, and bury her: for she is a king’s daughter. And they went to bury her: but they found no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of her hands. Wherefore they came again, and told him. And he said, This is the word of the LORD, which he spake by his servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, In the portion of Jezreel shall dogs eat the flesh of Jezebel: And the carcase of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel; so that they shall not say, This is Jezebel.”
[NOTE: God’s Word is ABSOLUTELY silent about one of the apostate churches’ FAVORITE villains: the ‘Jezebel spirit.’]
HAD the reader ever heard of known of Jezebel before reading this piece?
WHAT are the readers thoughts about Jezebel?
HAVE they change?
It is not YET too late: there is still a little time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: October 5, 2021.]
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