Summary: Jezebel was a woman who did many wicked things but what scripture tells us is that it is not what Jezebel did that sent her to hell. It is what she did not do and that is repent and accept Christ.
Note to speaker: The story of Jezebel is one right out of Hollywood. Her sins captivate the audience as well as her gory demise. Jezebel was a woman who did many wicked things but what scripture tells us is that it is not what Jezebel did that sent her to hell. It is what she did not do and that is repent and accept Christ. No matter what we have done in the past we can find forgiveness and acceptance in Jesus.
Dictionary: an impudent, shameless, or morally unrestrained woman
Thesaurus: hussy, jade, slut, tramp, wench
Baby names: impure, follower of idols
We first hear of Jezebel in 1 Kings 16:31
Ahab son of Omri did more evil in the eyes of the LORD than any of those before him. He not only considered it trivial to commit the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, but he also married Jezebel daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and began to serve Baal and worship him. He set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal that he built in Samaria. Ahab also made an Asherah pole and did more to provoke the LORD , the God of Israel, to anger than did all the kings of Israel before him.
1. Jezebel worshiped BAAL and ASHERAH
“You shall have no other God’s before me” Exodus 20:3
The second time we read of Jezebel she is trying to wipe out God’s servants
“Jezebel was killing off the prophets of the Lord.” Kings 18:4
Q. Do you think Jezebel is in Hell because she worshiped other Gods?
2. Jezebel was a MURDERER
“you shall not murder” Exodus 20:13
1 Kings 21:2-16 – the story of Ahab and Naboth
Q. Do you think Jezebel is in Hell because she was a murderer?
3. Jezebel was MEAN and a THEIF
“you shall not steal” Exodus 20:15
1 Kings 21:17-25 – explanation and condemnation
Q. Do you think Jezebel is in Hell because she was unkind and a theif?
4. Jezebel INFLUENCED others to SIN
“If anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to sin! Such things must come, but woe to the man through whom they come!” Matt 18:6-7
Q. Do you think Jezebel is in Hell because she caused others to sin?
THE DEATH OF JEZEBEL 2 Kings 9:30-36
Q. Why did Jezebel go to Hell
A. For what she DIDN’T DO
Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. I have given her time to REPENT of her immorality, but she is UNWILLING. So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they REPENT of her ways.
Challenge: We all have a choice to make. Do you reject or accept Christ?