The Devil’s E.R.A. (Eve Rules Adam)

The Devil’s E.R.A. (Eve Rules Adam)

Written By The Bible Watchman

“Not withstanding 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. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication: and she repented not. Behold I will cast her into a bed and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death: and all the churches shall know that I am He which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.”
(Rev. 2:20-23)

Jesus preached to the church in Revelation on the doctrine of Jezebel and I am doing the same. This false doctrine is prevalent in society and in the church today just before the Great Tribulation. Now the complaint of the Lord toward the church of Thyatira–she is called Jezebel after the wickedest woman in the Bible. For a woman to be called a Jezebel is every bit as bad as for a man to be called Ahab (wimp).

She was probably a very attractive woman (seduction is always done best by a beautiful woman). No doubt she possessed a charming personality, a most persuasive tongue, forceful ideas, and great leadership qualities. She was, it would seem, a woman who put most men to shame.

She arrives on the scene just before the Great Tribulation and it certainly speaks of the church today, as we are living in the time just prior to the Great Tribulation. The spirit of Jezebel pervades society and the church today and few men have the guts to stand against it. It’s an evil spirit straight from Satan to destroy our family, our nation, and our church.

Her husband and the men of the church were in obedience to her. They ate out of her hand like Ahab did to Jezebel. ‘That woman Jezebel’- It may not have been her real name, but it fit her like a glove. Jezebel was a domineering, forceful, strong willed and self-willed woman. A masculine spirit in a woman. And Jezebels always marry hen-pecked wimpy men like Ahab.

The Jezebel Spirit is that wicked Satanic spirit that makes a woman rule over a man (I will not obey him). It’s call the Feminist Movement today, but at the beginning of this century, they were called suffragettes. It’s the spirit in women today that says, “I will not have a man rule over me – not in my home, not in the church, not on the job, and not in government.”

In the U.S.A., it started four generations ago and now has produced its deadly fruit in society. A total breakdown of the family and women ruling in most homes and churches. It has been passed down from mother to daughter to granddaughter. It’s a wicked, deadly anti-Christ spirit.

Jezebel’s daughter, Athaliah, was more wicked than Jezebel. Athaliah (2 Kings 11) was a replica of her mother, but worse. In idolatry and murder, she bore the hideous likeness of her mother. Like mother, like daughter, and mother teaching daughters to not submit to men. Athaliah is referred to as, “that wicked woman” (2 Chronicles 24:7).

Athaliah kills her grandsons (seed royal) and then ‘usurps’ the throne herself and rules over Judah for six years. Not just the power behind the throne like her mother Jezebel, but the power herself. Like in England, the Queen rules, not the King (and the Royal Family is being destroyed). Athaliah was the only woman who reigned in either of the two kingdoms and we see this same Jezebel spirit in the U.S. as we hear talk of a woman president.

She “usurped the throne” and the Bible says a woman shall not usurp the authority of a man. If she rules the home then she will also rule the church and the nation. It starts in the home. Each man is to be king of his own castle and his wife is not to usurp his throne, “But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence” (2 Timothy 2:12). Any wife who will not submit to her husband’s authority is creating a situation for Satan to destroy the family. If she is in authority, then she’s usurping it; she’s seizing the power and authority wrongfully. It’s against God’s Word. The devil is working mightily in this area worldwide to destroy the family as this spirit of anti-Christ prepares the world for the Anti-Christ. The Jezebel Spirit – beware of it!

Jezebel named her daughter Athaliah, which is a man’s name in the bible. First, she usurped a man’s name, and many women are usurping men’s first names today and refusing to take their husband’s last name in marriage. She says, “No man will name me,” or she gets a hyphenated name.

The Jezebel spirit is one of the main reasons for the high divorce rate and mothers not wanting their children. The Jezebel spirit wants you out of the home. Christian wives are to be “keepers at home” (Titus 2:5) and not bring their children to day care moms to raise. The Jezebel Spirit makes effeminate and homosexual sons and masculine daughters, teaching them to wear the pants in the home (Mother rules – Matriarch rules).

Like Israel of old, our leaders are causing us to err. “As for my people, children are their oppressors and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err and to destroy the way of thy paths.” (Isaiah 3:12) Like Jesus said, “They be blind leaders of the blind, and if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall in the ditch.” (Matt. 15:14)

First, the false doctrine of Jezebel is that she was allowed to teach in the church. “Thou sufferest that woman Jezebel to teach.” And the Bible says, “suffer not a woman to teach.” The church had then and most certainly has now, a malignant heresy, yet they indulgently tolerated it in their midst. They allowed this woman to assume leadership in the church and now just prior to the Great Tribulation, women are Sunday School teachers like Jezebel. And preachers and pastors and bishops as well. How can a woman who is silent in the church possibly be a teacher? She is not to teach but to learn in silence. “Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection” (1 Timothy 2:11).

The church of Thyatira exposed themselves to threefold error. First, they were wrong in principle. God’s Word declares that she is not to rule over the man. This has its roots in creation. (Adam first – then Eve) “Thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee” (Genesis 3:16).

Second, the church was wrong in precept. She led the people astray. The thought is that of deception. It is interesting to observe how many false cults have been founded by women and promoted by women. Seventh Day Adventists – Spiritism – Christian Science – Theosophy – New Agers – Four Square Gospel – all have been steered into error by women. Many Pentecostals and Charismatics have women teachers and pastors and most mainline denominations have women in leadership positions as well. The Charismatics would fall tomorrow if the woman obeyed the Word of God. It’s ruled by women. They ought to read the ‘Tongues’ chapter in the Bible (I Corinthians 14:34), “Let your women keep silence in the churches.”

The scriptures teach that a woman is much more susceptible to error in spiritual things than a man. She is more easily deceived for this reason she cannot teach in church or hold leadership positions. The devil deceived Eve, “and Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression” (II Timothy 2:14).

Third, the church was wrong in practice. They committed fornication. They let her have authority and she led them astray with false doctrine and they sinned by following her teaching. And men flock to churches today to sit under a woman pastor. They have despised their birthright and God-given authority to rule. They are raised by mothers who rule the home and they see nothing wrong with women ruling in the church. They have the Ahab spirit of a wimp.

She taught fornication (both physical and spiritual fornication) – both idolatry and adultery. Many Jezebels are teaching by their example of dressing like a whore with immodest apparel today. Jezebel was a whore. She taught it and she looked like it. Fornication is also taught in churches today- under the deceptive idea of sex education. Showing these ungodly movies and literature in the church.

Women who are living in sin, shacking up, are allowed to become members of the churches today and even teach Sunday School. Now even lesbians are in our churches teaching that form of ungodly fornication. Church leaders are marching on the streets with the Sodomites to our great shame. Beware of the Jezebel Spirit.

Jezebel – woe betide her weakling husband, Ahab, or anyone else who stood in her way. The daughter of a pagan king, she imposed upon Israel the worst type of heathenism. The worship of the true God was swept aside and idolatry put in its place. She tried to kill all the prophets of God. (God give us more Elijahs to stand against the Jezebel spirit.)

Jezebel’s spiritual heir and successor was in the church of Thyatira and has blossomed into full bloom with the church today.

The devil is the Great Deceiver and it makes it easier for him to deceive when women are in authority. The devil’s E.R.A. (Eve Rules Adam). Weakling, wimpish men are refusing to rule today and they allow women to rule in the church and teach Sunday School. Pastors’ wives are receiving the Jezebel spirit today and usurping their husbands’ authority and ruling the church. They are doing more and more speaking in the church and teaching the women in the church the same Jezebel spirit. Instead of being a good example of an obedient wife who is silent in the church, they follow the Jezebels of the world and teach the other women in the church to do the same. They never teach about being daughters of Sarah (I Peter 3) and obeying their husbands and being Godly wives and mothers (Titus 2:4). In effect, the pastor’s wife becomes co-pastor.

Christian ladies – don’t follow the worldly Jezebel spirit; follow the Bible and be a daughter of Sarah. A good obedient wife is one of God’s best gifts, but a disobedient wife is the worst thing he can have. Jezebel can destroy her husband’s ministry, if he’s a preacher.

I’ve seen whole churches ruled by this Jezebel spirit and it is destroying our churches. Women teachers, deaconesses, pastors, bishops, rebelling totally against God’s Word. The daughters of Jezebel rule the churches and the few daughters of Sarah are ridiculed and even forced to leave the church. God help us.

And most preachers keep silent and never preach this truth. They are afraid of the Jezebels in the church. (I know that fear.) They play up to these wicked, bossy women and tickle their ears and even commit fornication with them. They ask these women what they want the church to do. These cowardly pastors love to preach on Elijah, but they would never let Elijah preach in their pulpits.

Jezebels use terms like male chauvinist. She probably wears short hair and dresses, either very sexy or very masculine. She likes to work outside the home and especially be the boss. She doesn’t like her kitchen or taking care of her children. She’s a career woman. She’s the boss in the home and the speaker of the house. She talks and he’s silent and she always gets the last word.

This spirit operates through women who desire to control or dominate men. This spirit is behind the woman who will publicly humiliate her husband with her tongue in order to have the control over him. (A daughter of Sarah has a meek and quiet spirit.) And she will use sex to control him also. If women don’t war against this spirit today, they will be used for destruction by Satan.

We live in a society where there is hatred for male authority. The Jezebel spirit is anti-father and anti-God the Father also. They are changing the Bible to mother god and goddess worship. Jezebel says, “I must control – I will be the boss.” Her heart submits to no man. I will have no man rule over me. I will support myself.

The spirit of Jezebel is controlling most churches today. When the men want to take control, there is a resisting, there is rebellion, and there is out and out refusal to submit by these Jezebels. Or there is manipulation that goes on in order to gain control. Like tears (her favorite way to get her way) or getting depressed. She will even refuse to go to church with her husband or she’s always sick or even will threaten to take the children and leave him. She must control at all costs.

The news media is pushing the Jezebel spirit today. Our public schools are pushing it. The air waves, the prince of power of the air (Satan) and radio and T.V. are pushing it. The Jezebel spirit flows unhindered throughout the entertainment world. It’s the spirit of the world. Beware ladies – “Love not the world, neither the things that are the world” (I John 2:15).

As a preacher, I never knew that I was fighting against the Jezebel spirit until finally God gave me this truth. I’d say “Button that top button”, “Get a longer dress”, “Take those pants off”, “Don’t cut your hair like a man”, “Be in submission to your husband.” Now I know the truth – there is a Jezebel spirit that exists today that says, “Nobody tells me how to dress.” Well, that’s what the fashion world does. Somebody is telling you how to dress.

The Jezebel spirit is the motivator behind abortion. “I want my independence. I don’t want to be tied down to motherhood. I’ll take the pill and if I get pregnant, I’ll kill the baby.” Hear God’s Word – “I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully” (I Timothy 5:14).

It’s the spirit that generates dissatisfaction among wives. “I’m not happy at home” and you get another woman who has the Jezebel spirit, “I’m not happy and fulfilled at home either. Let’s get a job.” And it spreads like bad leaven through society.

Who does the Jezebel spirit hate the most? Her most feared enemy is the faithful preacher who’s not afraid to preach the truth. She hates this man of God, and so wars to stir up people in the church against him like Jezebel did to Elijah.

Elijah will come again soon before the second coming of Jesus and he will fight against this Jezebel spirit as he did in the day of old (see Malachi 4:5-6): “He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children” which will include putting down the Jezebel spirit that usurps father’s throne in the home.

“Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness who Jezebel his wife stirred up” (I Kings 21:25). He sold out and she kept stirring things up and never let things settle down. (She should stir up her supper.) If you’ll look at the women that keep stirring things up in church, you’ll find the Jezebel spirit. And they’re usually married to Ahabs or have no husbands at all to submit to. These Jezebels will do everything in their power to destroy the preacher. A true preacher brings the wicked spirit out in the open and you can see the hatred arise against him. Both the Ahabs and the Jezebels will despise the true preacher. The Ahabs, the hen-pecked husbands, hate the light also. “For the husband is the head of the wife” (Ephesians 5:23).

The Jezebel spirit is coming in stronger and stronger as more and more preachers refuse to preach the truth because they don’t want to incur the wrath of Jezebels in their church.

Beware of the Jezebel Spirit!

Are you saved? Are you a born again? Jesus said “Ye must be born again” (John 3). If you want to be saved and have eternal life, “Call upon the name of the Lord” (Jesus).

First – Repent of you sins – turn away from your wicked ways.

Second – Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ in your heart.

Third – Confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and give your testimony.

For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.
Ephesians 2:8-9

***Disclaimer: I do not agree with everything an author writes when I publish one of their posts on my blog. I do mostly agree with what I publish that they wrote, however. Like on this post, I don’t agree that women can’t wear pants but I may some day. I want to always be open to the Lord’s leading and being convicted and challenged by godly people’s convictions. When I publish a post I like, I don’t read everything the author has written, stands for, or believes. I am simply sharing a comment or post that they have written that I agree with.

15 thoughts on “The Devil’s E.R.A. (Eve Rules Adam)

  1. I see this whole thing emphasized and pressed in the black church. I used to go to a big church where modern theology was espoused from the pulpit. The progressive tone seemed to be based on ‘culture’ although the Bible clearly tells us to be counter-culture in our thinking. I talked to my husband about it, and he too noticed that Sunday after Sunday it felt as though we were being fed political garbage. We come to hear the Word, for praise and worship of the Lord Almighty, for prayer and fellowship with the Brethren, not to sit at a political rally. My husband decided that we needed to leave that church. The pastor hardly ever opened the Scriptures and preached on God and His unfathomable riches. It was nothing but social justice craziness. I am glad we are at another church that sticks with the Bible.

    1. Jada I totally agree with you. I’ve been at church services like that and it’s so discouraging when you want to hear the Word of God but instead you get like you said political stuff.

  2. I’m a little lost on the “usurping men’s first names” comment. Im probably on the defensive too much since I definitely have a unisex name. But unless you change your name in adulthood, you didn’t usurp anything, your parents named you. Am I misunderstanding?

  3. Wow! This is so convicting! So, if I’m reading this right, this man would not advocate women teach Sunday School for the little children or for all girl classes either. Interesting.

    Lori, ever since your recent posts on Sarah and Abraham, and I think even a past post on the Jezebel spirit, I find myself examining my heart motives. Am I influencing my husband’s decisions in family and church matters so that I push my own agenda through him? That’s Jezebel. Do I obey his decisions without question? That’s Sarah. I pray that the Lord works in my heart to tear down the Jezebel spirit and create in me a Sarah spirit, more like the holy, faith filled women of the Bible.

    If Sarah were like modern women, she might have whined and complained when Abraham said that we are moving out of Ur. (I don’t like change. I can’t leave everything and everyone! I didn’t hear God’s voice. Are you sure that’s what He said? I’m not going. I’m divorcing you.) Or what about Abraham’s decision in Egypt? (Abraham, you are telling a lie! I am your half sister, but I’m also your wife. Do you realize what happens in the king’s harem? No, I can’t abide sin, and I’m definitely not sharing myself with another man. I’m telling the first Egyptian I see.) I LOVE how God worked these situations out!

  4. good post. the damage I have witnessed over the last 40 years is so sad. sadly, many women went to work with the premise of helping their husbands pursue ministries/pastor churches. people with good intentions fell for the worldly ideas of women going to work and their marriages and children were ruined. one church even took women from their homes to work in a church sponsored daycare center. these women were told that they should be involved in ministry and refusing meant they did not support the church or God. they now live w/much regret. thankful that hubs has supported keeping me at home and homeschooling the kids. we are now starting to reap some of the harvest now that they are older, and we are so glad we persevered.

  5. God bless you for writing this. I’m a young man who is becoming very frustrated and disheartened by the state of women my age. They put up a front that their rebellion is what defines them, yet they are wrecked with depression and drug dependencies. We are amidst a spiritual crisis in America and your words are very encouraging. I pray for my generation every night. We are need of healing and repentance, and as long as the men refuse to submit to God, the women will follow suit. As a man I will stand my ground faithfully. Don’t let the feminist haters tempt your impatience.

  6. My husband wants me tp work. I think I should earn money from home somehow. I’m being obedient to his request right now. Please pray that he’ll see the light!

    1. I am not speaking. I am writing! 🙂 However, I am commanded as an older or “aged” woman to teach the younger women biblical womanhood according to Titus 2:3-5 so this is what I am doing. Young women NEED to be taught biblical womanhood desperately so we don’t have so many Jezebels running around.

  7. So much needed post Lori, yes few days ago I commented on instagram against “going to college and pursue some work” I mentioned that I had seen many single mothers with kids that they knew only how to give birth and cook porridge.. I know this was bad, I repent.. I just realized that these single mothers were unbelievers and weren’t even married, they lived wrong and chose also wrong men that weren’t even able to support their children.. I grew up in this toxic environment for 17 years, I didn’t have my room and my bed till 22y. No father, only mom that nobody could employ because of the big unemployed gap in her life with us two daughters that weren’t ready and taught how to take care of the home, we had only one room with two beds put together and we three slept together on it. It was bad. I don’t want my kids to suffer this way too, thus I have to put my trust on the Lord and not myself.. I don’t want to repeat it as my mother did from her mother… Lord help that my comment doesn’t get deleted, better be answered than deleted, please! Thank You so much

  8. Can you share more about the women shouldn’t teach Sunday school idea? I had never even considered teaching children at church as similar to being the church pastor. I suppose it seems like the woman’s domain and there aren’t that many men interested in children’s ministry. Women are supposed to raise children and surely they should teach their own children. Also, what is your take when people bring up Priscilla and Aquilla and their involvement?

    1. Priscilla was never a leader in a church nor did she speak in a church. I am not sure where people got the idea that she did any of these things.

      I don’t have a strong opinion against women teaching Sunday School but hopefully, mothers aren’t depending upon Sunday School to teach their children about the Lord. This is their responsibility and who knows what these women they hand their children over to are teaching them? I am becoming more convicted about children being in the service with their parents and learning from the male elders in the churches. Then the parents know exactly what their children are learning but each couple will have to come to their own convictions about this.

  9. Hi Dave,

    Your idea is penitently false when you say, “This condition in women has been smothering the image of God in men [yes, only the man was CREATED in the image of God, a closely related study]. ”

    It is wrong on multiple counts. First, man himself has done a great job smothering the image of God in men. Men have needed no help from women in this regard. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one” (Romans 3:10-12).

    Your comment reeks of Adam blaming his wife for his choice to sin. Each one of us stands on our own with our own sin to acknowledge before the Lord. Just as in the days when my wife was difficult I had to remind myself that her sins do not allow me to sin in response, and even now as she walks a righteous life of joy and love towards me, I must still acknowledge that it is nothing in me that warrants her love and kindness, but rather this supernatural love comes from God and walking in His Spirit. Marriage in and of itself was to reflect the image of God in the Godhead, and as such if either spouse is not walking faithfully in love and obedience towards God and spouse, they are wrecking the image of God. For God is three persons in one perfect harmony.

    Biblically we see that woman was definitely created in the image of God. The fact that she is the “glory of man” does not preclude her from being in God’s image. Can you point to a legit theologian who holds to your view? No, and the reason is that the student of the word understands that Adam “the first man” stands as the archetype and representative of all mankind. All who proceed out of Adam have the image of God. If Eve is not made in the image of God than neither are any of her sons and neither are we. For we all came out of Eve. Either Adam stands in the image of God for all humans, or Adam alone was made in the image of God.

    To further prove my point I would ask you to look at Christ Jesus the second Adam. We, male and female are being made into the likeness of Christ. “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Gal.3:28).

    I refer you to John Stott on the matter in his excellent sermon.

    “Here then are three perspectives (past, present and future) that are all pointing in the same direction: God’s eternal purpose (we have been predestined), God’s historical purpose (we are being changed, transformed by the Holy Spirit), and God’s final eschatological purpose (we will be like Him). These all combine toward the same end—Christlikeness, for Christlikeness is the purpose of God for the people of God. https://billygraham.org/decision-magazine/july-august-2010/becoming-like-christ/

    The fact is that if woman is not made in God’s image there would be no restoration work to be done. God is going about restoring His image in us, men and women. You have missed one of the most critical of theological concepts if you do not see that what is doing is restoring His image in all of mankind, or one may say humankind for we are all one in Christ Jesus, our new man and image bearer.

    I do not have time to debate the obvious theological point that woman is made in God’s image but refer you to John Piper on this matter. It is not an issue worth debate as every theologian worth his salt will agree that woman is indeed made in the image of God. https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/male-and-female-he-created-them-in-the-image-of-god

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