Jezebel, Bride of Satan
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This week I am releasing part six of my book “Dynasty of Darkness: Satan’s Long Serpentine Trail Through Human History in the Role of Successive Antichrists, and the Imminent Rise of His Last Days Kingdom.” If you are not already on my list to receive these free installments, just request them by emailing “DOD” to email@example.com. This installment, in video and PDF, is the second half of Chapter 5, which catalogues the Antichrists among the Hebrew kings, one of whom was King Ahab of the Northern Kingdom. Ahab infamously married Jezebel, who remains the preeminent symbol of female wickedness in Judeo-Christian civilization even to this day.
I contend that Ahab was an Antichrist possessed by Satan, and Jezebel was possessed by a specific demon who has always served the role of Satan’s “female” consort, and can be recognized in Scripture by several names including Ashtoreth, Jezebel and Herodias, and in secular history and mythology by many names, including Ishtar, Astarte, Ostara, and Europa. In each case, the human female being possessed by this demon is paired with a human male who is possessed by Satan himself.
I do not believe that demons have gender in any human physiological sense, but simply adapt to the “one-flesh” male/female pattern for human beings established by God in Genesis 1:27 and 2:24, while simultaneously working to undermine it. I think it is likely that the recent alarming rise of “transgenderism” and gender “fluidity” as a political and cultural phenomenon is a due entirely to demonic influence which is rapidly increasingly as the Antichrist kingdom nears. It goes without saying that Satan’s strategy includes defiance of all of God’s laws, including the strict ban on gender-bending in Deuteronomy 22:5. However, for the purpose of this study we will identify the demons by gender of their human hosts.
The Bible informs us that “Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD more than all who were before him. It came about, as though it had been a trivial thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nedab, that he married Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went to serve Baal and worshipped him. So he erected an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he built in Samaria. Ahab also made the Asherah. Thus Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel than all the kings of Israel who were before him” (1 Kings 16:30-33).
Ahab and Jezebel (a priestess of Baal) were almost certainly the human hosts of Baal (Satan) and Ashtoreth, the “female” demon counterpart of Satan, “the goddess of the Sidonians.” If so, this is one of the few places in the Bible which show these two demons together in human form. Importantly, they are adversaries of the prophet Elijah, a Christ figure who raised a child from the dead (1 Kings 17:22) and, standing one against hundreds, defeated the prophets of Baal in a dramatic contest on Mt Carmel (18:20-40).
God raised up Elijah as a prophet and deliverer during King Ahab’s reign, but there was an especially hostile relationship between Elijah and Queen Jezebel (1 Kings 19:1-3). Indeed, of the two (Ahab and Jezebel), Jezebel appears in some ways to be the dominant force for evil. Her obsessive desire to murder Elijah foreshadows that of Herodias, illegitimate wife of Galilean Governor Herod Antipas (a definite Antichrist figure), toward John the Baptist. Malachi 4:5-6 prophesied that Elijah would precede the Messiah, and Jesus identified John as an Elijah (Matthew 11:14).
Like the Old Testament Elijah, John confronted the presiding king about his sin: Herod’s illicit marriage to his brother’s wife, Herodias (sister of King Agrippa of Judea). John was famously beheaded at the behest of Herodias when her daughter Salome’s presumably seductive dance before Herod earned her the right to demand a gift from him. The gift Herodias insisted she demand from Herod was John’s head on a platter (Matthew 14:3-11).
Like Ahab as compared to Jezebel in terms of overt wickedness, Herod Antipas seems a bit overshadowed by his wife Herodias at times, but he clearly qualifies as an Antichrist figure as the man who beheaded John the Baptist and declined to pardon Jesus when He appeared before him under threat of execution, but instead mocked and abused Him (Luke 23:11; Acts 4:27).
Dynasty of Darkness chronicles numerous dynastic successions of Satan in a human family line, but in what may be the only Scriptural record of a succession of spiritual possessions by the demon Ashtoreth, we see evil Queen Athaliah seeming to replace Jezebel as Ashtoreth’s host.
Athaliah was the daughter of Ahab who had been given in marriage to King Jehoram of Judah to strengthen Ahab’s influence in Judah. The scripture says that Jehoram did wickedly because “[h]e walked in the way of the kings of Israel, just as the house of Ahab had done, for the daughter of Ahab became his wife; and he did evil in the sight of the LORD” (2 Kings 8:18).
Athaliah’s son Ahaziah had succeeded Jehoram to the throne, which made her the Queen Mother. After Jehu had killed Ahaziah as part of his purge of Baal worshippers, Athaliah moved quickly to slaughter all of the royal heirs to the Judean throne to ensure the throne for herself and then reigned six years in Judah (2 Kings 11:1-3).
Dynasty of Darkness was inspired by a film associating the evil of Adolf Hitler with the physical artifact called the “Seat of Satan” in Revelation 2:13, which is today known as the “Pergamum Altar.” This actual altar was excavated in Pergamus, Turkey in the mid 1800s by the Germans under Kaiser Wilhelm II and shipped piece by piece to Berlin, where it is now displayed as the primary exhibit in the Pergamum Museum.
Years before I understood the spiritual significance of the Pergamum Altar, my son and I, along with our host, received a personal Biblical Tour of Berlin by Col. Eugene Bird (former Commandant of Spandau Prison where the Nazi war criminals were held after Nuremberg). We spent hours in that museum viewing all of the artifacts associated with it, and with the second (of two) main exhibits: the Ishtar Gate of the walled city of Babylon (the “Gate to Hell.”)
What we saw, with untrained eyes, was the commemoration of Satan and his Bride, as it were, side by side in the capital city of the Third Reich: Baal and Ashtoreth, Ahab and Jezebel, Herod and Herodias together again in conspiracy against the worshipers of Yahweh.