And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: ‘The words of the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and whose feet are like burnished bronze.
“ ‘I know your works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first. But I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and seducing my servants to practice sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols. I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality. Behold, I will throw her onto a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her I will throw into great tribulation, unless they repent of her works, and I will strike her children dead. And all the churches will know that I am he who searches mind and heart, and I will give to each of you according to your works. But to the rest of you in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not learned what some call the deep things of Satan, to you I say, I do not lay on you any other burden. Only hold fast what you have until I come. The one who conquers and who keeps my works until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, even as I myself have received authority from my Father. And I will give him the morning star. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’ (Rev 2:18–29)
The infamous Jezabel, a title often used against women in ministry or just strong women in general, and yet, the title has nothing to do with gender. The real-life Jezabel was controlling, manipulation, and used words of witchcraft to put fear into the heart of Elijah. These attributes have their origin in the spiritual world.
The reality is, I have known male pastors and leaders that have had that same spirit, wanting to control, manipulate and yes preach and speak words that border on witcraft. I even had a pastor put a curse on me because I wasn’t interested in following him. If that ever happens, break the curse and reverse it in Jesus’ name. Don’t let anyone control you by manipulating the Word of God for their benefit, or tell you that they have secret mysteries, that’s nothing less than occult.
Only Jesus is Lord!