We are first introduced to Jezebel in 1 Kings 16:27-30
So Omri slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria; and Ahab his son reigned in his place. In the thirty-eighth year of Asa king of Judah began Ahab the son of Omri to reign over Israel: and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty-two years. Ahab the son of Omri did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh above all that were before him. It happened, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took as wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshiped him.
Not only did Ahab walk in the sins of the previous kings but he now marries Jezebel and the Lord considers this the worst evil committed by any of the apostate kings of Israel.
The city of Sidon is named after the firstborn son of Canaan. When Ham mocked his father Noah after the flood, it was Ham’s youngest son that Noah cursed, as to curse his own son (in those days) would be a reflection upon himself. So the curse transmits to Canaan, the youngest son of Ham, and thence to Sidon, the firstborn son of Canaan. In order to comprehend the Jezebel spirit it is important to understand this direct lineage to the curse of Noah, and what that curse was trying to identify and isolate.
We know the cause of the flood was the extraordinary wickedness of man, wickedness so great that God admitted He was grieved that he had ever made man. We are told the root cause of this great wickedness in Genesis 6:1-7
When men began to multiply on the face of the ground and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair; and they took to wife such of them as they chose. Then the LORD said, "My spirit shall not abide in man for ever, for he is flesh, but his days shall be a hundred and twenty years." The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown. The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the LORD was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. So the LORD said, "I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the ground, man and beast and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them."
Note that the Nephilim are mentioned in verse 4, and then the great wickedness of man is mentioned in verse 5. Verse 4 is an obscure reference about the result of a union between the daughters of men and the “sons of God.” The book of Jude alludes to angels that did not keep within their proper sphere and incurred great judgment. There was great argument when our current Bible was being finalized in the African Synod of Hippo in 393 AD, where our current (protestant) New Testament was approved as it stands today, together with the Old Covenent Septuagint books, a decision that was repeated by the Councils of Carthage in 397 AD and 419 AD, other branches of Christianity included several other books, most important in our study is the book of Enoch which was accepted by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, one of the earliest and purest Christian communities.
The book of Enoch goes into great detail about an order of rebellious angels that could take human form and procreated with human females. The offspring of these unions are the Nephilim mentioned in Genesis 6:4.
These were famous men, men of tremendous deeds, heroes of old. Nearly every ancient civilization has its myths of gods, and the offspring of gods. The Greeks have Hercules and Prometheus, the Norse have Sigmund and Gunnar, even earlier is the Babylonian epic of Gilgamesh.
The ancient myths of Titans and Gods, and half-god, half-men like beings are the distorted oral traditions passed down to the descendents of Noah after the flood, it is the dim awareness of the antediluvian age about the great evil that was loosed by the consorting of angels and humans. This was Satan’s perverted anticipation of the incarnation of God in man, and his miserable and evil attempt to produce a “Christ.”
Some think Satan is nearly equal to God, however Satan is a created being, created in ages past by God, and was among the ranks of the highest angels. The book of Isaiah speaks that Satan was the most beautiful of all the angels and had a very special place with God. He fell from this position, in my opinion Satan did not think he was created, he argued with God to some effect that he was just like God an eternal being without beginning, as it is probable that angels or some order of angels have no sense of being born, they must accept their status of created beings by faith. Humans were created (also my studied opinion) as a remedy to the rebellion turned loose by Satan and one third of all created angels, as a creation bounded by time (angels were created in eternity, in other words they were not created within the dimension of time), angels must also accept some things by faith, they must accept they were created, but humans know they were created, our problem with faith is: were we created by God? Or were we created by spontaneous physical laws?
Now this line of Nephelim did not end at the flood, for Genisis 6:4 informs us that the Nephilim were on the earth in the days of Noah, and also afterward. Following is the Etymology of the word Nephilim:
The Hebrew word נְפִילִים (nephilim) can mean "those causing others to fall". Abraham ibn Ezra proposes that they were called this because the hearts of men would fail at the sight of them. Jean Leclerc and Peter of Aquila among others, suggest that it is derived from the warlike nature of the Nephilim; it can also be argued it means “giants.”
When Ham sinned against his father Noah, and the response of Noah was so extreme, it seems to point to the fact this was not just a son with a passing rebellion, something deeper was happening, some deep transference that Noah cursed on the spot. This Nephilim input via Ham and his offspring descends down to Jezebel’s father Ethbaal who is the King of the Sidonians. This is the reason God says Ahab was the most evil of all the Kings of Israel. In other words the Bible goes to great lengths to note this direct inheritance of a Nephilim nature in Jezebel, noting that she is the daughter of the King of Sidon. Therefore she is a direct descendent of the curse of Noah, which is not so much a spontaneously generated curse by Noah on the actions of a rebellious son (Ham). But it is more the insight and recognition by one of the greatest prophets that ever lived (Noah) that the tampering of human births by the fallen angels had not stopped by the judgment of the flood, but that a contamination by these fallen angels had happened to his youngest son Ham, and was already being transmitted from Ham to Ham's youngest son Canaan, and thence on to Canaan's first born son Sidon.
NOTE: The sin of Ham was to discover his father naked in his tent after crushing grapes, which turned to wine and he became drunk. It is possible that men had not discovered alcohol before the flood, that perhaps fermentation did not occur before the flood, just as it did not rain before the flood. Anyway, Noah becomes drunk, gets warm and takes off his clothes, Ham sees his father and mocks him to his brothers. Now Noah is the father of all the human race at this time, and there is something perverted and sexual in the mockery. It is probable that people did not see one another nude very often if at all in those days, certainly not their parents. The sexual organs represent procreation, or spiritually: “creative power.” This is one of the qualities that is in the image of God: that human beings are made by God to be creators.
In fact human beings are a sorry lot unless we find a place of creativity. The happiest, or better, the fulfilled, and many times, the wealthiest people are those that are creators, inventors, discoverers.
So Ham in effect was mocking the physical analog to creative power, which is the most vulnerable and most easily damaged part of a man. As if God is informing us, He is the great creator, the first cause, but that God is also fragile or vulnerable in His attribute of creativity. Do you hate God and want to hurt Him, the unreachable, invisible one? Then attack Him as the creator. Modern man has found the best way to hurt God. Deny He is the creator, make up lies about the universe and the existence of all things, pretend something else created all this beauty and wonder, something else created great spiral galaxies, something else created mountains and oceans, and the multitude of life, something else created elephants and hummingbirds, forests and deserts, even if we just fantasize blind chance did the deed, certainly we have kicked God where it hurts.
All through the Bible the principle of the “first born,” is repeated and emphasized and is in reference to Christ, the first born of God, intimating that Christ is not the end, but the beginning, He is the first pattern son, the template for all the other sons of God that will be born, that is us, those that follow Christ to the end, to the death of our Adamic nature, and our resurrection with a new nature, the nature of Christ. Satan also knows this principle and throughout history he seeks to incorporate his nature into humanity, beyond just natural human evil due to sin, but via the input of himself or from a certain order of (See book of Enoch) other fallen angels to tamper with the DNA of a woman, and to tamper with the implanted human spirit into that baby
This is most certainly reflected in the virgin birth of Christ. Where Mary becomes pregnant by the agency of the Holy Spirit, a man, or the sperm, of a man is not necessary, in fact for the birth of Christ, Joseph is not needed at all. And if as human beings with just a little bit of scientific knowledge gained in the last two centuries can now know of DNA and are beginning to crudely manipulate DNA, how much more would the inventor of DNA be able to produce a child from a woman by altering the DNA in the human egg?
We continue with our text in 1st King chapter 16:32-34
He reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria. Ahab made the Asherah; and Ahab did yet more to provoke Yahweh, the God of Israel, to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him. In his days did Hiel the Bethelite rebuild Jericho: he laid the foundation of it with the loss of Abiram his firstborn, and set up the gates of it with the loss of his youngest son Segub, according to the word of Yahweh, which he spoke by Joshua the son of Nun.
This seems wildly out of context, why jump from the story of Ahab and his marriage to Jezebel to mention the act of some man from Bethleham? Remember that Bethleham becomes the birthplace of Jesus Christ. The answer is because it is not out of context; the scripture in its condensed way is telling us what happens when the spirit of Jezebel comes into a nation (or our own individual hearts). Jericho was the first city taken by the children of Israel after wandering for 40 years in the wilderness. It was the most important battle of the conquest of Canaan. Jericho was a fortress city with huge impenetrable walls.
The method of the destruction of Jericho is very informative and should open to us by revelation the beginning steps for the conquest of the earth under Christ, this time a spiritual battle, a spiritual conquest in order to present to Christ a subdued and submitted kingdom. It is important to think of the external world and all the nations, and all the realms of science, government, arts, culture, education, health etc. All those realms will be made to submit to Christ. But always more importantly is the subduing of a wild and carnal nature in each of us that is unable to submit to God, it is an enemy to God. Churchianity does not adequately address the depth of our need for Christ. And all the external realms are simply inventions of man and his carnal nature.
Indeed the early Church was so effective for its first 100 years because the early disciples were eye witnesses to the terrible price paid for our redemption, that price has grown dim under the clutter of church and pagan traditions mixed together during the last two thousand years. Paul could labor more abundantly than all the other Apostles, because Paul saw the depths of his rebellious nature, a nature that he came to realize hated God, even if it preens or takes cover under a religious fig leaf.
The conquest of the high-walled city of Jericho is an analog to what must take place within our person, what must take place on a deep and individual level. The children of Israel walked around Jericho for six days while the priests blew the trumpets, but the people were instructed to remain silent, but on the seventh day they walked around the city seven times and when the priests blew the trumpets the people shouted all at one time and the walls fell outward and the people went up and each man killed his foe.
This is a picture of two thousand years of Christianity where we were separated into clergy and laity (the sin of the Nicolaitans as shown by Christ to John in the book of Revelations). The clergy spoke the word of God, the people are silent. It is a reflection of the people demanding Moses go up to Mount Sinai to meet God, but they were afraid. This same theme is retold when the people requested a King during the days of Samuel the Prophet, and it grieved both Samuel and the Lord, as Samuel said on that day, “I desire that all the people of God would be prophets” (hear from the Lord themselves, and then speak His Word into the earth).
Yet a day is upon us when we will focus upon our objective and circle our enemy seven times greater than at any other time, and this time when the prophetic trumpets are blown, all the people raise their own prophetic voices, this uncovers the protective shell of our flesh that has remained impervious to our onslaughts for the ages, just a few spies making it into that realm, but no lasting or permanent victory. (Story in Joshua 6). The circling seven times also indicates that the entire physical world, or rather the realm of the activities of mankind, science, art, government, industry, agriculture, education, media will also be conquered all at once via the prophetic word.
The verse back in 1st Kings 16:34 now makes sense, showing us when the spirit of Jezebel is tolerated, then your flesh again becomes an impenetrable fortress city. And the loss of Hiel’s sons was not some accident that happened to this man, it was the custom of the worshipers of Baal to sacrifice their sons when they laid the foundations for new buildings, in other words to maximize material wealth. That is actually the main reason for the practice of abortion today where babies in the womb (I refuse to call them fetuses) are sacrificed so that our lifestyles are not inconvenienced. And Hiel is an inverted representation of Christ, as he comes from Bethleham, and he sacrifices his sons to build his own city, or Kingdom, Hiel is the Satanic Christ...Satan made flesh. But Christ comes and sacrifices Himself to bring forth and give birth to many sons, both the oldest and youngest, the fist and the last, all sons will come forth through Christ.
Few abortions take place because the life of the mother is endangered, that is a smokescreen (fig leaf) provided by the priesthood (intellectuals and proponents) of secular humanism in our day, which corresponds to the prophets of Baal back in the days of Elijah. The obvious difference is that they were more honest in the murder of their children in that day, they openly admitted they were killing the babies to sacrifice to their gods. We dress it up with intellectual blathering, about our rights, and freedom, we are far worse than the ancients, not only do we murder the unborn but we award ourselves with honor for our heroism, and offer a flow of self-righteous praise, like an incense offering to a bloodthirsty god.