Of Strong Women Being Confused With Having a “Spirit of Jezebel”

Remember when we were growing up, and our parents used to compare us with other kids who were supposedly doing or behaving better than us? We learnt from everybody around us. We believed most of what we were told when growing up, and if we didn’t believe it, we might have be shouted at, or told we were wrong; and we even learnt not to speak up, to ‘swallow’ others’ opinions we didn’t necessarily agree with.

As a woman, it was even worse. From the fact that we were not supposed to climb trees to even the bogus fact that we couldn’t eat some parts of the chicken. And we never questioned. One particular one I remember very well is that women were not allowed to eat rabbit meat on the grounds that it will them feel sleepy from time to time. I am an adept eater of Rabbit meat now and I still don’t see why they never let us eat it. I mean I haven’t dozed off immediately after taking rabbit meat.

And do you know that women were never allowed to teach or preach to men in a church setting? Women were meant to sit down and listen, not stand up and talk. Why were women never given the opportunity to be in leadership positions?


Women Who Exhibit Strong Leadership Qualities Have a “Spirit of Jezebel

I love strong women, you know the likes of Martha Karua and the late Prof. Wangari Maathai.

“I believe in strong women. I believe in the woman who is able to stand up for herself. I believe in the woman who doesn’t need to hide behind her husband’s back. I believe that if you have problems, as a woman you deal with them, you don’t play victim, you don’t make yourself look pitiful, you don’t point fingers. You stand and you deal. You face the world with a head held high and you carry the universe in your heart.” ― C. JoyBell C.


Women who are very vocal and understand their rights are always deemed rebellious and possessing the ‘spirit of Jezebel’.

To associate godly women with Jezebel, a wicked Old Testament despot, is unfair and offensive, yet men in the church today often pin Jezebel’s label on strong, anointed women because they feel threatened by them.

Let’s stop the insults.  If a woman is using manipulation to usurp authority or if she is spreading heresies, then she certainly deserves the Jezebel label–as do men who do such things.  But women who walk in spiritual integrity and preach the Word of God with power deserve our respect.

Perhaps the best way to define the Jezebel spirit is to say it characterizes anyone who acts in the same manner as Jezebel did, engaging in immorality, idolatry, false teaching and unrepentant sin. To go beyond that is to engage in conjecture and can possibly lead to false accusations and divisiveness within the body of Christ.

One thing I can tell you the ‘Jezebel’ needs to learn is the meaning of the word “NO!!!!!!!!!“

Strong women should rise up and believe that they too well deserve the truth and should pass this truth to the younger generations. Our young girls don’t need to grow up only to find out everything we told them was a bunch of lies, all in the name of protection.

Let them learn when they are still young that strong women  need to stand up and deal with problems head on without pointing fingers or feel sorry for themselves because times have changed and the stage is already set up for them.

It’s all too easy for a lie to be taken as truth, but it still doesn’t mean it’s true.



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Sharon Adisa
Sharon is a writer and editor who strives to continually further both the depth and breadth of her skills as a writer so as to contribute superior work and deliver client and customer satisfaction.

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