Jezebel – she who used her identity as the king’s wife to wield power over God’s people, steal from the defenseless, and live in disobedience and defiance of God’s commandments. She trusted in worldly cosmetics instead of inner moral beauty. The name Jezebel is universally considered despicable today, but in her time people were intimidated by her power and yielded to her persuasion.
Likewise, the post-apostolic church (that is, the church as it has existed after New Testament times and still exists today) presents herself as the bride of Christ. Yet, she is not faithful. She serves her own needs. She dominates the people of God, putting them into service for her own purposes. Most church leaders don’t realize that they are caught up in this antichrist spirit. Nonetheless, they are. Their naive intentions are used by the church to enhance its reputation and authority.
The Lord asks, “Who is on my side?’ His next words are a command: “Throw her down!”
Live for the Lord Jesus Christ and throw down the harlot who devours God’s people (Revelation 2:20).