Exploring Jezebel’s Family Tree: Baal & The Queen of Heaven, Part II
Last time, we addressed Baal and the worship of this “ruler of demons” along with his wife Ashtoreth a.k.a. the Queen of Heaven. In this post, we’re really going to break down the depths of wickedness that are this supposed Queen of Heaven.
In the Book of Jeremiah, we find the Queen of Heaven’s only mention by this name in the whole of Scripture.
The children gather wood, the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough, to make cakes for the QUEEN OF HEAVEN; and they pour out drink offerings to other gods, that they may provoke Me to anger. (Jeremiah 7:18)
Then all the men who knew that their wives had burned incense to other gods, with all the women who stood by, a great multitude, and all the people who dwelt in the land of Egypt, in Pathros, answered Jeremiah, saying: “As for the word that you have spoken to us in the name of the Lord, we will not listen to you! But we will certainly do whatever has gone out of our own mouth, to burn incense to the QUEEN OF HEAVEN and pour out drink offerings to her, as we have done, we and our fathers, our kings and our princes, in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem. For then we had plenty of food, were well-off, and saw no trouble. But since we stopped burning incense to the QUEEN OF HEAVEN and pouring out drink offerings to her, we have lacked everything and have been consumed by the sword and by famine.”
The women also said, “And when we burned incense to the QUEEN OF HEAVEN and poured out drink offerings to her, did we make cakes for her, to worship her, and pour out drink offerings to her without our husbands’ permission?” ...
Moreover Jeremiah said to all the people and to all the women, “Hear the word of the Lord, all Judah who are in the land of Egypt! Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, saying: ‘You and your wives have spoken with your mouths and fulfilled with your hands, saying, “We will surely keep our vows that we have made, to burn incense to the QUEEN OF HEAVEN and pour out drink offerings to her.” You will surely keep your vows and perform your vows!’ Therefore hear the word of the Lord, all Judah who dwell in the land of Egypt: ‘Behold, I have sworn by My great name,’ says the Lord, ‘that My name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, “The Lord God lives.” (Jeremiah 44:15-19, 24-26)
The land, again, had come under a curse because of this inordinate worship of this deity. You might think that that is the only mention of this spirit in Scripture, but I suggest that she has gone unnoticed until recently for so long because, like Baal, of the many names she takes on. And, again, it goes back to Nimrod and his diabolical family tree.
Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one on the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord.” And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. From that land he went to Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah, and Resen between Nineveh and Calah (that is the principal city). (Genesis 10:8-12)
Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.” (Genesis 11:1-4)
Now here, the Jewish historian gives us the back-story on Nimrod and this Tower.
Now the sons of Noah were three,--Shem, Japhet, and Ham, born one hundred years before the Deluge. These first of all descended from the mountains into the plains, and fixed their habitation there; and persuaded others who were greatly afraid of the lower grounds on account of the flood, and so were very loath to come down from the higher places, to venture to follow their examples. Now the plain in which they first dwelt was called Shinar. God also commanded them to send colonies abroad, for the thorough peopling of the earth,--that they might not raise seditions among themselves, but might cultivate a great part of the earth, and enjoy its fruits after a plentiful matter: but they were ill instructed, that they did not obey God; for which reason they fell into calamities, and were made sensible, by experience, of what sin they had been guilty; for when they flourished with a numerous youth, God admonished them again to send out colonies; but they, imagining the prosperity they enjoyed was not derived from the favour of God, but supposing that their own power was the proper cause of the plentiful condition they were in, did not obey him. Nay, they added to this their disobedience to the Divine will, the suspicion that they were therefore ordered to send out separate colonies, that, being divided asunder, they might more easily be oppressed.
Now it was Nimrod who excited them to such an affront and contempt of God. He was the grandson of Ham, the son of Noah,--a bold man, and of great strength of hand. He persuaded them not to ascribe it to God, as if it was through his means they were happy, but to believe that it was their own courage which procured that happiness. He also gradually changed the government into tyranny,--seeing no other way of turning men from the fear of God, but to bring them into a constant dependence upon his power. He also said he would be revenged on God, if he should have a mind to drown the world again; for the waters to be able to reach! and that he would avenge himself on God for destroying their forefathers!
Now the multitude was very ready to follow the determination of Nimrod, and to esteem it a piece of cowardice to submit to God; and they built a tower, neither sparing any pains, nor being in any degree negligent about the work; and, by reason of the multitude of hands employed in it, it grew very high, sooner than any one could expect; but the thickness. of it was so great, and it was so strongly built, that thereby its great height seemed, upon the view, to be less than it really was. It was built of burnt brick, cemented together with mortar, made of bitumen, that it might not be liable to admit water. When God saw that they acted so madly, he did not resolve to destroy them utterly, since they were not grown wiser by the destruction of the former sinners; but he caused a tumult among them, by producing in them diverse languages; and causing that, through the multitude of those languages, they should not be able to understand one another. The place wherein they built the tower is now called Babylon; because of the confusion of that language which they readily understood before; for the Hebrews mean but the word Babel, Confusion. The Sibyl also makes mention of this tower, and of the confusion of the language, when she says thus: ‘When all men were of one language, some of them built a high tower, as if they would thereby ascend up to heaven; but the gods sent storms of wind and overthrew the tower, and gave everyone his peculiar language; and for this reason it was that the city was called Babylon.’ But as to the plain of Shinar, in the country of Babylonia, Hestiaeus mentions it, when he says thus: ‘Such of the priests as were saved, took the sacred vessels of Jupiter Enyalius, and came to Shinar of Babylonia.’” (Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, Book I, Chapter IV, Sections 1-3)
Now let’s bounce back to Scripture and Shinar. God gives Zechariah a vision of this plain.
Then the angel who talked with me came out and said to me, “Lift your eyes now, and see what this is that goes forth.”
So I asked, “What is it?” And he said, “It is a basket that is going forth.”
He also said, “This is their resemblance throughout the earth:Here is a lead disc lifted up, and this is a woman sitting inside the basket”; then he said, “This is Wickedness!” And he thrust her down into the basket, and threw the lead cover over its mouth. Then I raised my eyes and looked, and there were two women, coming with the wind in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork, and they lifted up the basket between earth and heaven.
So I said to the angel who talked with me, “Where are they carrying the basket?”
And he said to me, “To build a house for it in the land of Shinar; when it is ready, the basket will be set there on its base.” (Zechariah 5:5-11)
Now we could go back and forth and debate about the female(like), winged beings who carried this basket and make successful cases for them being either female angels or some sort of fallen beings. But either way, these winged women were charged by someone to carry this basket to the plain of Shinar until and time that would later be disclosed. And who was in this basket? You guessed it: the Queen of Heaven.
In one of his sermons, Perry Stone makes reference to Satan as the Serpent in the Garden and the Dragon in Revelation and states: “Someone’s been feedin’ this thing!” It would seem the case is the same for this arrogant Queen.
Now that we have her literal story, her official name, and a description of her waiting period, let’s discover her true name and the fullness of her persona. The answer lies in Revelation.
And another angel followed, saying, “Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.” (Revelation 14:8)
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”
So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. And on her forehead a name was written:
MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT,
THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS
AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS
OF THE EARTH.
I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement.
After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory. And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.” (Revelation 17:1-6, see full chapter for context)
And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’ Therefore her plagues will come in one day—death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.…
Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets, for God has avenged you on her!”
Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “Thus with violence the great city Babylon shall be thrown down, and shall not be found anymore. The sound of harpists, musicians, flutists, and trumpeters shall not be heard in you anymore. No craftsman of any craft shall be found in you anymore, and the sound of a millstone shall not be heard in you anymore. The light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore, and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived. And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth.” (Revelation 18:1-8, 20-24, see full chapter for context)
And here we find her, that great Whore of Babylon, fallen forever. Yet before her fall, we see this spirit openly admit what she believes of herself:
I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow. (Revelation 18:7)
She is the royalty of Hell. But like every other son of God who tainted humanity, she will fall and fall hard. Next to Satan, she will have the hardest fall of all since she is the oldest, most powerful principality mentioned in Scripture. She literally ranges from Genesis 10 to Revelation 18.
Hell from beneath is excited about you, to meet you at your coming; it stirs up the dead for you, all the chief ones of the earth; it has raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. They all shall speak and say to you: ‘Have you also become as weak as we? Have you become like us? Your pomp is brought down to Sheol, and the sound of your stringed instruments; the maggot is spread under you, and worms cover you.’ (Isaiah 14:9-11)
And the angels which kept not their first estate [Rule, Dominion-OJB; position(s) of authority-ESV, NIV], but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. (Jude 1:6 KJV)
So now we’ve seen her Fall, but let’s take another look at the Fall of Babylon in Scripture which will show us the Queen of Heaven’s area of expertise.
Some believe that, based on the two Judgments of Babylon in Revelation that there are either two Babylons or two aspect/sides of this spirit. Either way you slice it, we see 1) a religious side and 2) socio-economic/political side. Revelation says:
But the angel said to me, “Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. There are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time. The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition.
The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.
Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire. For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled. And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth. (Revelation 17:7-18)
Now I’m no Perry Stone. (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE him!!) I, at present, don’t have any spectacular divine revelation on the End Times and the biblical prophecies thereof. However, I will point out one item.
The seven-headed Beast upon which the Harlot sits rests on seven mountains or hills.
Now some would deduce that since Rome is situated on seven hills or mountains, so that must be her residence. And while I will not disagree with this interpretation (I, like Perry Stone, believe there is a strong possibility the False Prophet of the Anti-Christ may very well be an apostate pope which would indicate the Roman Empire by way of the Roman Catholic Church, situated in Rome, at the Vatican City), I believe the Lord has shown me another layer of illumination.
In The Reformation Manifesto by Cindy Jacobs, one of my most favourite books EVER, “Mama Cindy” quotes Apostle C. Peter Wagner’s “Seven Pillars of Society” listing them as:
- The Gate of Government
- The Gate of Media & Communication
- The Gate of the Marketplace
- The Gate of the Art
- The Gate of Education
- The Gate of Family
- The Gate of Church & Ministry
Also known as the “Seven Mountains of Society,” I believe these are the seven hills upon which this Woman and Beast sit. And it is no coincidence. At the very beginning of time, two generations after the Flood when Noah’s sons still walked the earth, the entire way of life was being subjugated by this spirit. In the Book of Jeremiah, we see the same. And in Revelation, we see the far reach of this demonic prince’s wicked hands. Babylon (Ba-BEL-on) is not just a city or an empire; it’s not just a fallen angel parading as a deity; it’s not just a false religion or even a tyrant; it’s a demonic union created to enslave a people, a nation, an empire, and, if possible, the world.
Babylon changes your indoctrination.
Then the king instructed Ashpenaz, the master of his eunuchs, to bring some of the children of Israel and some of the king’s descendants and some of the nobles, young men in whom there was no blemish, but good-looking, gifted in all wisdom, possessing knowledge and quick to understand, who had ability to serve in the king’s palace, and whom they might teach the language and literature of the Chaldeans. (Daniel 1:3-4)
Babylon changes your food and drink intake.
And the king appointed for them a daily provision of the king’s delicacies and of the wine which he drank, and three years of training for them, so that at the end of that time they might serve before the king. (Daniel 1:5)
Babylon changes your name.
Now from among those of the sons of Judah were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. To them the chief of the eunuchs gave names: he gave Daniel the name Belteshazzar; to Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abed-Nego. (Daniel 1:6-7)
Babylon changes your position.
Then the king gave the command to call the magicians, the astrologers, the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans to tell the king his dreams….For this reason the king was angry and very furious, and gave the command to destroy all the wise men of Babylon. So the decree went out, and they began killing the wise men; and they sought Daniel and his companions, to kill them….
Therefore Daniel...went and said thus to him: “Do not destroy the wise men of Babylon; take me before the king, and I will tell the king the interpretation.
Then the king promoted Daniel and gave him many great gifts; and he made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief administrator over all the wise men of Babylon. Also Daniel petitioned the king, and he set Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego over the affairs of the province of Babylon; but Daniel sat in the gate of the king. (Daniel 2:2, 12-13, 24, 48-49)
Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego in the province of Babylon. (Daniel 3:30)
It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one hundred and twenty satraps, to be over the whole kingdom; and over these, three governors, of whom Daniel was one, that the satraps might give account to them, so that the king would suffer no loss. (Daniel 6:1-2)
Babylon changes your ability to reproduce and if so, how/what you reproduce. (See “Jezebel’s Children” coming soon.)
Daniel, Hananiah, Azariah, and Mishael were given into the care of Nebuchadnezzar’s chief eunuch, presumably, to become eunuchs. Now we do not know if they were made professional eunuchs alone or actually castrated to become physical eunuchs, but the likelihood of these young royals being made physical eunuchs is strong. Also, we see no indication here of these four young men ever marrying and the Book of Daniel spans the greater portion of his adult life.
It is not likely, the conquering king, after killing off the royal family of Israel, would want to give these young princes and nobles, already born with a claim to the throne, an opportunity to reproduce in his own house and raise up heirs who might seek to overthrow him and lead the people back to Israel.
Later, we will discuss how the spirit of Jezebel makes spiritual eunuchs, just as the Queen Jezebel made literal eunuchs. We will also, later, discuss the role of homosexuality and how this cuts off one’s ability, male or female, to [naturally] reproduce.
While, in theory, one could argue that Semiramis was the first Jezebel in history, the true spirit that she hosted was so much more.