At the heart of all false doctrine is an idea (or ideas) that have no basis at all in scripture. Those ideas are far too common and are far too quickly adopted without question. There are far too many cases to list – but one that I find arising time and again is the idea of a “Jezebel Spirit”.
This Jezebel (never identified as a spirit in scripture) has been given its own detailed mythology, not a word of which is found in the bible.
Yes, Jezebel existed. Yes, Jezebel was evil. Yes, Jezebel was an enemy of God and everything Godly. But Jezebel is only spoken of as being a WOMAN. There is an Old Testament queen who played a significant part in Israel’s history at the time of the prophet Elijah. Then there is a New Testament reference to a false prophetess leading people astray in the church at Thyatira.
There is NO mention of a “Jezebel Spirit” and there is definitely no detailed listing the characteristics of this alleged “spirit”.
The whole thing is a man-made tradition spun into a convoluted mythology associated with a non-biblical view of “spiritual warfare”.
Just today on another blog a commenter expressed surprise at the fact that “such an infamous, wicked, and prevalent spirit/problem as Jezebel isn’t given much mention in the NT”. Maybe that absence should give a clear clue that man has added a lot of his own imagination to the idea of “Jezebel” to create teachings not supported by scripture.
If it’s not there (in scripture) why add it?
And why make man’s additions more authoritative than scripture?