The “Jezebel Spirit” still infiltrates churches today.
Notwithstanding 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. (Revelation 2:20 KJV)
Jezebel was a wicked idolatrous woman about whom God succinctly censured the wayward church in Thyatira for allowing her to teach a polluted gospel message in enmity against His Word. Jezebel called herself a prophetess, as were other women in biblical times, however she was leading people astray into all sorts of false beliefs of her own accord not promoting prophecy inspired by God. This church in question allowed her to teach and infect their congregation with her message which strayed far from any teaching God had given.
Any teacher who leads people to commit sinful acts, of a new prophetic nature, or to accept things rooted in idolatry is a message engrained in the darkness of the god of this world rather than The God of Heaven. Prophecy in ancient biblical times was inspired of God and always aligned with His Word, and came to pass or will come to pass on some specific date in the future; according to God’s timing and will. All God’s prophecy has been given and recorded in His Word. There is no new prophecy to be revealed and anyone, whether it be a man or woman, teaching about a new prophetic event to unfold in the future is promoting a false gospel message.
Would God strongly discipline or censure your church today for a “Jezebel Spirit” operating within it?
False teachers can only infiltrate inside churches where the Truth of God’ Word is not known. Those who personally know God will recognize His Truth and competently weed out false teaching. Sadly the “Jezebel Spirit” is alive in many godless churches today.