Mark Driscoll Responds with Teachings on the Jezebel Spirit

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Abby Trivett

After a swarm of occurrences from last week’s Stronger Men’s Conference, Mark Driscoll has since been called off of the platform by John Lindell, reconciled to him and was then asked to publicly repent by James River Church for his comments about the Jezebel spirit being at the conference.

So, what is Driscoll’s response to Lindell and James River Church?

Four days ago, Driscoll wrote on Facebook, “Going to livestream every day this week to help everyone understand the Ahab, Jezebel, and Elijah spirit. The same spirits are at work today. Get ready.”


This came after Driscoll called out Alex Magala’s sword swallowing performance at the men’s conference for being demonic.

“The Jezebel spirit opened up our event. There was a platform. It was a high place. On it was a pole, an Asherah pole, the same thing that’s used in a strip club for women who have the Jezebel spirit to seduce men,” Driscoll said.

Following this, Lindell asked Driscoll to come off of the stage, and the two later reconciled. However, just days later, Lindell shared personal texts between Driscoll, himself and Lindell’s son, David. This pushed Lindell and the James River Church community to press Driscoll to publicly repent for what he said about Magala’s performance. Magala also issued a statement about his performance being part of an ancient tradition, also emphasizing that he is a Christian even though he had performed in the past as a pole dancer.

“We are calling on you to publicly repent for sowing disunity in the body of Christ,” Lindell said. “We are calling on you to publicly repent for trying to destroy James River Church through attacking its leadership.”

As a response to this, Driscoll has been streaming content non-stop about the Jezebel spirit.

“I was at a men’s conference last week and, well…something came up. Still would like to share my Elijah talk,” Driscoll wrote on Facebook.

Pastor Greg Locke of Global Vision Bible Church responded to Driscoll saying, “Support you 1,000%. Thank you for being bold, humble and Biblical. Appreciate you deeply.”

On his YouTube channel, Mark Driscoll has livestreamed videos called, “How to Overcome the Jezebel Spirit,” “Warning to America: You NEED the Elijah Spirit,” and “The Jezebel Spirit is in American Churches” over the last three days.

Time will tell if Driscoll says anything explicitly to confront James River Church.

Abby Trivett is a marketing copywriter and coordinator for Charisma Media.

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