Feminism and the Jezebel Spirit – Rebekah Boruff

Today I want to talk about a major reoccurring problem in the churches of America and Christianity in general. This is the problem of feminism and the Jezebel spirit. Have you ever wondered how church boards make the decisions they do and why many men have seemingly lost their voice in the church as opposed to women? These days if you have a patriarchal family configuration in your home – you must certainly be in the minority. This is what I wish to discuss. In approaching this issue, I feel that very strongly God wants his people to reveal the abomination of bad feminism in the church and in the American household.

First off I feel as though I need to define feminism and then focus on the Jezebel spirit. Feminism is basically (according to Wikipedia) a collection of movements aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, and social rights and equal opportunities for women. Now I don’t want to give off the idea that I think all femininity is bad, but only to disclose why the feministic spirit that is rampant in the church today is emasculating pastors. Also, “bad feminism” is a direct contradiction of several Scriptures including Ephesians 5:22 and 24. Primarily, let’s talk about Ephesians 5:22: “Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.” Here Paul is instructing wives to submit or serve their husbands in everything they do. This is a major commandment that demands our attention. So many women today subvert their husband’s authority, and instead of doing as their husband dictates on a matter, they will argue and fuss until their husbands give in, just so the husband won’t have to hear any more nagging. I have seen this time and time again just as the saying goes, “If Momma ain’t happy – ain’t nobody happy.” Unfortunately, that saying paints the correct picture. The Bible even speaks about being a nagging or ill-tempered wife. Proverbs 21:9 to be exact. Now, you may be thinking, What does this have to do with feminism? Well, I’m glad you asked, because frankly when you see the trend of this kind of situation, you see the woman “wearing the pants in the family.”  It’s remarkable how dull the American church is to this occurrence. (I know of many a pastor and leader in the church being de-maned – or shanked of his authority and rule! Some have been fired or kicked out of church because they didn’t meet expectations. But wait, I’ve jumped ahead a bit.) Let’s look back at Ephesians 5:24: “Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.”

Interestingly enough, Paul remarks about first off how the church is to submit to Christ. Let’s talk about the Jezebel spirit. Jezebel was a queen who subverted the authority of her husband and ultimately was the power behind his throne. Her husband Ahab was stripped of his power over his own household and his kingdom. Sacrifices and offerings were made to the god Baal and this displeased the Lord terribly (1 Kings 16:31). Not unlike the women in today’s churches, who totally neglect what Peter says to the church, how women are supposed to be known for their “gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight” (1 Pet. 3:4). This verse just seems to be disregarded with many of today’s women in the church. Think of some of the names you hear: Joyce Meyer, Paula White, Juanita Bynum, etc. When you see these women what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Do you see them submitting to their husbands or being covered with a gentle and quiet spirit? Do you see them dressed in inexpensive clothes and loving their husbands? OR do you imagine Abraham’s wife wearing earrings and make up and selling books on buying shoes, or making a pretty penny off of selling Christian literature?! NO!!!!!!!!!! You don’t see any of that! Now, I don’t wish to totally undermine these ladies’ ministries – but just to have readers honestly evaluate what a born-again woman is supposed to look like in her household and in the church.

In the New Testament, Paul introduces or writes about a problem occurring, where women were in a church meeting and were obviously disrupting the meeting in a way that was improper. Paul remarks, “I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent” (1 Tim. 2:12).

How many women in the church today are “being silent”? I say very few – VERY FEW!!! I don’t know who to blame first: the women who disregard their husbands’ advice and rarely keep their mouth shut till they get home from a church meeting; or the weak-spined husbands who let their wives walk all over their church services.

Don’t get me wrong, I believe that women can preach and prophesy, but that men are supposed to be the ones that lead the church. What would happen, ladies and gentlemen, if all of a sudden women were to start submitting to their husbands, and stopped usurping the authority of the pastor? I TELL YOU WHAT WOULD HAPPEN – REVIVAL!!!! But again, I want to talk about what the “Jezebel” spirit is like. Well, let’s look at the woman “Jezebel.” She tried to kill the prophets, sacrifice to false gods, and take total control away from God. Be careful because this kind of spirit loves to seize all power over a situation with their words, fits of rage, false emotions or emotional tirades, accusatory statements, demeaning facial expressions and tones of voice, smooth sounding words and speech, overall manipulative behavior, etc. The list is endless, friends. Unless someone confronts these women with the truth and stands firm in Christ’s patience, these women will run all over you and make sure that “their will be done” instead of God’s will be done. They pray prayers of their own selfish will and these one-sided prayers carry demonic power. Also, these controlling Jezebel women will talk in circles, almost non-stop about anything and everything. Have you ever been in a conversation with these type of women? Undoubtedly, you’ll have to have wondered whether or not they tire of talking or run out of things to talk about. Silence makes them very uncomfortable and they feel they must control the conversation. The overall Jezebel spirit promotes mainly the spirit of rebellion. The Bible makes it clear that “rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft” (1 Sam. 15:23). The woman in this Hell-bound position will even get words of knowledge or revelations from familiar spirits. It goes without saying, this is an UGLY spirit that will talk sweetly to you one minute, and stab you in the back the next. Unfortunately, women (and sometimes rarely men) subject to this spirit, really believe – through demonic deception – that they are doing the will of God. Additionally, it may seem almost funny at times to watch these people turn on the waterworks – cry and cry tears until they get their way. Self-pity plays a big role here. She will try to draw sympathy from you for her cause…always. Watch out for these witches in disguise.

So after saying all this, what can one do to be protected from Jezebel spirits and spirits of bad feminism? First off, PRAY. Whenever you find yourself having to confront a Jezebel spirit, make sure you’re prayed up and on your guard against being easily manipulated. If you find yourself being prayed for by her (especially aloud), ask the Lord to rebuke her self-willed prayers. Secondly, don’t fall prey to her roller coaster emotions and comments where she’s trying to draw sympathy for herself. Thirdly, don’t let her use guilt to prod you into some action that she desires. Fourthly, always speak the truth and be bold against lies. These women will go to great lengths to control you and eventually kill your spirit.

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About John Boruff

John Boruff is the founder of WesleyGospel.com, a husband, father, and sometimes an open air preacher. He graduated from UNC Pembroke in 2008 with a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion and views himself as a Baptistic Pentecostal. As a Christian, he feels connected with all members of the body of Christ, but can identify the most with churches like the Assemblies of God and the Vineyard. In 2015, he released "The Gospel of Jesus Christ," which is meant to be a Bible study for open air preaching. For his other writings, search articles on this site or see the E-Books section.
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6 Responses to Feminism and the Jezebel Spirit – Rebekah Boruff

  1. Citizen401 says:

    Brave, insightful and honest post.

    I personally grew up with a secular education, and was happily spoon-fed gender liberalist values, until I came into understanding of how harmful they are, psychologically and at the level of societal cohesion. I turned to christianity in my early 20s, and since then, the scriptural perspectives on this have reinforced my acknowledgement that humanity is most beautiful, vibrant and protective of children when stabilised by patriarchal values.

    I also understand that classical beauty (to be distinguished from simple physical attractiveness) is not only contingent to submission or obedience, but that it is obedience and submission, albeit a genuine, creedal gender submission which expresses itself in a panoply of ways: attitudinally, behaviourally, posturally, via facial biometry, and body habitus through dietary habits.

    • Stormi Stone says:

      When I read “stabilized by patriarchal values,” the pennies dropped in their slots. Now I have the words to express the things I sensed in my spirit but could not explain to others in a way they’d understand. “Patriarchal” values is far more focused than adjectives like “Biblical” or “godly.” It directs us back to a relationship with Father-God. Amazing how today the Holy Spirit is “blooming” a seed you planted six years ago!

  2. Thank you brother…The usurping of God appointed authority is, to the best of my understanding, what has accomplished sterility within the majority of “Christian History.” The real key is the fact that our fallen human nature lusts to have a part in God’s process of salvation. We want to add to by that nature. God ordained authority is an umbrella of protection. If that umbrella has holes in it…were all wet. I have prayed about this battle for years…I remember attending a service where the Lord very powerfully showed me the same. A young girl of, oh, 16 years or so was being prayed for by several women at the same time. I mean the poor kid had at least a dozen women laying hands on her simultaneously as she deeply wept. The Holy Spirit came upon me very tangibly and said, “Watch, just watch.” The Lord told me that none of those women had authority in that situation to do what they were doing. Then he said to go over to her and pray for her. The women parted like the Red Sea. As I prayed, I literally heard the voice of the Lord speak through me. (I was a mess for a week after that.) She was told to stand up. As she did the tears immediately left and whatever had a hold on her fled back to the pit. There was much more said relevant to her needs but for me it was a very powerful lesson. I remember the church secretary saying once that, “No man was going to tell her what to do.”

    Pretty obvious, huh? Victory is established in forgiving the same. Is it not ironic how we as Americans enjoy the vision of OURSELVES as the defenders of freedom, light in a dark place, hope of those oppressed. How we point out that WE have stood against the evils of Fascism and Communism. The totals of Americans killed in every war since the Revolutionary War is small in comparison to aborted American children. OVER 50 MILLION !!! That my friend is nothing short of child sacrifice. It is an extension of a spirit that too many American Christian women play with. The most dangerous thing about witchcraft is that IT WORKS. Most folks would say, “Wow, he sure doesn’t like women! That is the same spirit defending its territory. Remember the Master said two things to demons, “Shut up and come out!” God’s patience with the human race is, well, miraculous! He truly desires that all should come to receive His salvation contained in His Son, Jesus of Nazareth. Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus! Blessings to all! Tim

  3. chris G says:

    My house has been a wreck for years. I can’t decide on anything unless she first agrees, She work because she can earn twice my salary but it was the same before she was back at work. I can’t talk about it when we are not fighting, she will say I am causing trouble or i am too angry, so the root problems never get addressed. One of the worst times is if I say my child is throwing a sickee but she decides to encourage him. I try to just let her run everything but I can’t bite my tongue if I see something out of order.

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