Exploring Jezebel’s Family Tree: Brother Perversion
Now that we’ve dealt with Jezebel’s parents, Baal and the Queen of Heaven, and met her three personalities, Delilah, Herod, and Absalom, we shall now deal with her two older siblings, starting with Perversion. Perversion is the eldest child born of Baal and Asherah (the Queen of Heaven, also known as Ashtoreth, Astarte, Ishtar, Isis, the Triple/Mother Goddess, etc.). But to understand this spirit, we must first understand his natural expression, Tammuz.
For more elaborate storytelling and details, you can see this post or the start of this series; however, I’ll try to keep my family explanation on the short end since y’all know how long-winded I can be. *wink, wink* Tammuz is the son of Semiramis and Nimrod of the Tower of Babel. Yet this is truly perverted because Nimrod is also his son’s half-brother. You see, Nimrod is the son of Semiramis and Cush the son of Ham, the son of Noah. And thus, you see this child was born in a state of true perversion.
And not only this, but Cush, Nimrod, and Semiramis all claimed to be gods. Cush was El, a counterfeit of the one true El (Lord): El Shaddai, El Elyon, Jehovah, God Almighty with none beside and none beneath Him. Nimrod was the “son of god” and yet also god, taking on the name Baal (Ba’al) which also means “lord” or “master.” And Semiramis, as if her husband and son calling themselves “lord” was not enough, called herself the Queen of Heaven. Such a humble family! Long story short, after Nimrod was slain, Semiramis conveniently wound up pregnant and when the child was born, named him “Tammuz,” “Nimrod-Reborn,” the “true” “son of god.” The product of incest and idolatry, Tammuz had no choice but to be the poster-child for perversion.
Note: Throughout this post, I will often use the terms “perversion” and “Tammuz” interchangeably.
Tammuz is also mentioned in Scripture. In a chapter entitled “Abominations in the Temple” (NKJV), it reads:
And He said to me, “Go in, and see the wicked abominations which they are doing there.” ...And He said to me, “Turn again, and you will see greater abominations that they are doing.” So He brought me to the door of the north gate of the Lord’s house; and to my dismay, women were sitting there weeping for Tammuz. (Ezekiel 8:9, 13-14)
What is this “weeping for Tammuz”? It is a pagan ritual. As with many of these names and identifiers in the ancient mythologies (i.e. both Cush and Nimrod claiming to be Baal; Nimrod and Nimrod-Reborn), there is confusion in the identification of Tammuz. Allow me to first describe this ritual through its Egyptian version.
Osiris, the husband of Isis, is slain by Set. She is able to temporarily reassemble all the pieces of his body that has been dismembered and dispersed and conceive their child, Horus, but during this process, Isis weeps for her dead husband. Here are some commentaries on the subject:
Ezekiel 8:14-17: In verse 14, Ezekiel expresses his "dismay" at yet a greater abomination: "women . . . weeping for Tammuz." This is another pagan practice, a very sexual one involving ritual prostitution. Ezekiel saw them involved in a rite in which they were mourning the death of a Mesopotamian god whose myth said he was resurrected to new life, a mockery of the redeeming death and life-giving resurrection of the true Son of God. This vision reveals that paganism had deeply affected the women in Israelite society as well. (BibleTools.org)
TAMMUZ: tam'-uz, tam'-mooz (tammuz; Thammouz): (1) The name of a Phoenician deity, the Adonis of the Greeks. He was originally a Sumerian or Babylonian sun-god, called Dumuzu, the husband of Ishtar, who corresponds to Aphrodite of the Greeks. The worship of these deities was introduced into Syria in very early times under the designation of Tammuz and Astarte, and appears among the Greeks in the myth of Adonis and Aphrodite, who are identified with Osiris and Isis of the Egyptian pantheon, showing how widespread the cult became. The Babylonian myth represents Dumuzu, or Tammuz, as a beautiful shepherd slain by a wild boar, the symbol of winter. Ishtar long mourned for him and descended into the underworld to deliver him from the embrace of death (Frazer, Adonis, Attis and Osiris). This mourning for Tammuz was celebrated in Babylonia by women on the 2nd day of the 4th month, which thus acquired the name of Tammuz (see CALENDAR). This custom of weeping for Tammuz is referred to in the Bible in the only passage where the name occurs (Ezekiel 8:14). The chief seat of the cult in Syria was Gebal (modern Gebail, Greek Bublos) in Phoenicia, to the South of which the river Adonis (Nahr Ibrahim) has its mouth, and its source is the magnificent fountain of Apheca (modern `Afqa), where was the celebrated temple of Venus or Aphrodite, the ruins of which still exist. The women of Gebal used to repair to this temple in midsummer to celebrate the death of Adonis or Tammuz, and there arose in connection with this celebration those licentious rites which rendered the cult so infamous that it was suppressed by Constantine the Great. The name Adonis, by which this deity was known to the Greeks, is none other than the Phoenician 'Adhon, which is the same in Hebrew. His death is supposed to typify the long, dry summer of Syria and Palestine, when vegetation perishes, and his return to life the rainy season when the parched earth is revivified and is covered with luxuriant vegetation, or his death symbolizes the cold, rough winter, the boar of the myth, and his return the verdant spring. Considering the disgraceful and licentious rites with which the cult was celebrated, it is no wonder that Ezekiel should have taken the vision of the women weeping for Tammuz in the temple as one of the greatest abominations that could defile the Holy House. (2) The fourth month of the Jewish year, corresponding to July. The name is derived from that of a Syrian god, identified with Adonis (Ezekiel 8:14). (BibleStudyTools.com)
There is even talk of the 40 days of Lent corresponding to the 40 days spent in weeping for Tammuz.
Pagan rituals in the House of God. Bold aren’t we? This highly although not solely Catholic practice of syncretism has made its home in “Christianity” over the ages. But we’ll touch on that later. For a better understanding of what is biblically deemed as perversion, here are some supporting scriptures.
Bestiality/Zoophilia: Nor shall you mate with any animal, to defile yourself with it. Nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it. It is perversion. (Leviticus 18:23)
Incest: If a man lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death. They have committed perversion. Their blood shall be upon them. (Leviticus 20:12)
Oppression & Injustice: If you see the oppression of the poor, and the violent perversion of justice and righteousness in a province, do not marvel at the matter; for high official watches over high official, and higher officials are over them.
Therefore the law is powerless, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; therefore perverse judgment proceeds. (Habakkuk 1:4)
False Prophecy/Teaching & Witchcraft: Then the Lord opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the Angel of the Lord standing in the way with His drawn sword in His hand; and he bowed his head and fell flat on his face. And the Angel of the Lord said to him, “Why have you struck your donkey these three times? Behold, I have come out to stand against you, because your way is perverse before Me. (Numbers 22:31-32)
For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves. (Acts 20:29-30)
I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1:6-9)
Faithlessness & Idolatry: And when the Lord saw it, He spurned them, because of the provocation of His sons and His daughters. And He said: ‘I will hide My face from them, I will see what their end will be, for they are a perverse generation, children in whom is no faith. They have provoked Me to jealousy by what is not God; they have moved Me to anger by their foolish idols. (Deuteronomy 32:19-21)
Sexual Immorality: There shall be no ritual harlot of the daughters of Israel, or a perverted one of the sons of Israel. (Deuteronomy 23:17)
As they were enjoying themselves, suddenly certain men of the city, perverted men, surrounded the house and beat on the door. They spoke to the master of the house, the old man, saying, “Bring out the man who came to your house, that we may know him carnally!” (Judges 19:22)
Sowing Strife & Gossiping: A perverse man sows strife, And a whisperer separates the best of friends. (Proverbs 16:28)
Perversion is no laughing matter as it is mentioned several times in various ways throughout the Bible. Merriam-Webster defines perverse as:
Turned away from what is right or good: corrupt; improper, incorrect; contrary to the evidence or the direction of the judge on a point of law; obstinate in opposing what is right, reasonable, or accepted: wrongheaded; arising from or indicative of stubbornness or obstinacy; marked by peevishness or petulance: cranky. (See the definition of perversion.)
The word “pervert” is described as:
To cause to turn aside or away from what is good or true or morally right: corrupt; to cause to turn aside or away from what is generally done or accepted: misdirect; to divert to a wrong end or purpose: misuse; to twist the meaning or sense of: misinterpret. (Merriam-Webster)
We could simply define the word perversion by anything that twists, corrupts, or misuses anything differently than how God, His Word, and or natural use ordains them to be used. It’s easy to see the nature of perversion in sexual immorality; however, the term also pertains to love, relationships, worship/religion/doctrine, justice and laws, and much more.
Homosexuality is a perversion of sexuality.
Polyamory is a perversion of marriage.
Women bishops are a perversion of church leadership.
Mothers inordinately relying on their eldest sons as their confidants after the loss of a spouse is a perversion of mother-son relationships.
The spirit of Jezebel is a perversion of the wife’s role in marriage.
The spirits of Absalom and Ahab are perversions of leadership.
Witchcraft is a perversion of the supernatural.
I could go on, but I think you get the idea.
The misuse of anything or anyone is a perversion of purpose. A mistake at best, wickedness at worst. And wickedness, the spirit of Tammuz, has long infiltrated the Church.
Catholics worship the Virgin Mary (although they deny this--if you pray to anyone, you are worshiping them in that you exalt them so highly that you believe they can answer your petitions of prayer) which is a perversion of worship in and of itself. (It is a further perversion as this worship does not truly go to Mary, but rather to the Queen of Heaven who masquerades as her.) No man deserves worship, but Christ. No god is worthy of our praise, but God Almighty. And the Lord our God is One, three in one.
Through the ages, syncretism has been sanctioned by the Catholic Church in various ways. The Jesuit missionaries in the East were told that they could allow their converts to worship Christ and be Christians while still praying to their ancestors.
Those who evangelized the Celts in the British Isles (not including St. Patrick), in the spirit of the “holy” Roman Empire, assimilated the pagan gods into Christianity, pagan rituals into Christian ones. The Celtic Feast of Beltane (named for “Bel” which is Scottish and Akkadian for Baal) became May Day. Their Feast of Samhain became Halloween, named after All Hallows’ Eve followed by All Saints Day. And as seen above, the weeping for Tammuz became Lent.
UFO and other seemingly “angelic” sightings have been deemed as the Virgin Mary’s blessing on a place, and like the Greeks and Romans, shrines are erected to the goddess there. I’m sorry, Virgin.
Rituals replaced relationship. Worship was divided from God alone to include Christ’s earthly mother and other human saints.
The words of the Pope are deemed as the words of God.
But the Catholic Church is not alone in its syncretism and perversion. We Protestants have had our fair share as well.
Theologians and church leaders, Catholic and Protestant, reasoning the supernatural out of the Bible and ancient as well as modern Christianity is perversion.
Ordaining homosexuals and women (female bishops) is perversion.
Officiating and blessing homosexuality, homosexual relationships, and same-sex “marriage” is perversion.
Preaching grace at the expense of righteousness is perversion.
Edging out and scheduling the moves of the Holy Spirit in our services is perversion.
Producing social clubs instead of world changers is perversion.
Trying to rewrite the Word of God through the lens of our own finite understanding is perversion.
Allowing whoremongers and homosexuals, druggies and drunkards, in the pulpit, choir stand, and musician’s pit is perversion.
Allowing child molesters in religious schools and church child care--and then looking the other way or not reporting the crimes when they are caught doing what they do best--is perversion.
Praising the preachers instead of God is perversion.
Need I go on?
Perversion is rampant in our churches. Our men and women are still “weeping for Tammuz” and far too many leaders say nothing about it, or worse, don’t even discern it. Perversion will continue to rise and morph until the Church judges its own self, repents before God in truth, unites as the Body, and goes back to the basics: Word, Spirit, and love. The demonstration of all must be evident to make the difference we were sent to make in the earth. And it is needed desperately.
Perversion, closely associated with the spirit of Antichrist (which I’ve now realised while typing this, should be listed as one of the siblings of Jezebel), is what drives the spirit of homosexuality that is dominating our society. Some don’t even classify homosexuality as a spirit; they simply believe it is a(nother) spirit of perversion. I’m not of that mindset, but I can certainly see why some would think that. Perversion and the spirit of Antichrist is infiltrating our government, through the spirit of homosexuality, and on its own through legalizing abominations, lawlessness, and anti-God/anti-Jesus/anti-Christian laws.
It must end.
I’ll leave you with the same last words in my last blogpost:
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20)