"A DETERMINER""Women of wisdom, virtue, and holiness will read this article and not take offense nor feel it is directed at her nor misogynistic in its message. The woman with the Jezebel spirit will be angered, feel exposed, and be compelled to lash out."
Nathan Lee Lewis, "Journey to Orthodoxy" July 18, 2014 post, "A Sign Of The Jezebel Spirit"
"She turned to another tactic- trying to gain the confidence of my wife. When she learned that my wife had broken her wrist, she mailed a gift package to her. My wife, being very aware of the Jezebel spirit and knowing, as do I, her ploys and tactics, and that the woman had publicly denounced her husband, joined me in refusing the package and mailing it back, unopened"
Greetings Man and Woman of God. Allow me to introduce myself, I am the Jezebel Jinn in the Box and I have been sent here to destroy you ! But I mean this in a nice way, so relax.
Back when Nathan was going to Fr Gregory's ROCA parish in Tennessee and Joanna Higginbotham became aware of Lewis' prophet delusion she had a few email exchanges with him trying to talk some sense into him. Of course Nathan took offense and would have none of it unless everything was done on this own terms, in other words, if she (and the priest) would accept him being a prophet. I guess this must have been about the same time he received his revelation that she was in reality a "Jezebel". He has also written that men can have a "Jezebel Spirit" so I also surmise that he eventually had another revelation that the priest also was possessed by a "Jezebel Spirit, or at least being controlled by one (Jezebel Higginbotham) like he claims I am.
Now, Nathan's wife Xanthia had broken her wrist and Joanna thought she would extend a peace offering by sending her a package with comfrey salve, to help it heal. She had told the priest of this plan and got his approval. The priest even gave her the Lewis's address. Nathan and his wife must have took this as an attempt to put some sort of a spell on them and sent it back unopened. I guess they're not much into natural remedies. Here's what she had to sayabout it in an email to me...
On 1/7/13, Joanna Higginbotham <email@example.com> wrote:> I think they believe him. Remember that commentator who said that
> Nathan wold start his own church and only his family would be members
> of it? I think that commentator knows Nathan.
> When Xanthia broke her wrist I mailed her some comfrey salve. And she
> refused it. It was returned to me. I had emailed her and told her it
> was coming. The next day there was a hit on each of my anti-Nathan
> posts including the Holy Father on Actors in the Church. I imagine
> that Nathan showed her all the posts, but prior to that had not said
> anything to her about me.
> I do consider it when people are married to each other. But I never
> had anything against Nathan, he was the one who refused to speak to
> me. I never verbally assaulted him, he was the one who refused
> discussion with me [unless he cold be the teacher...]. I had no
> reason not to treat Xanthia with the same courtesy I'd treat anyone
> else in my parish. I respect that she wants nothing to do with me.
> To me it just further proves that Nathan is lying to himself and he
> knows it, deep down he knows it. But the wife sides with her husband.
> Interesting. Xanthia stopped doing Fr. Gregory's parish calendar when
> she broke her wrist. And so far she has not resumed doing it. I know
> there were some complications, and she is having unexplained fainting
> spells. They have other problems besides me.
An insatiable desire for affirmation and recognition, this sounds a lot more like Nathan' modus operandi (method of operation) to me.
"Jezebel does not desire equality with men, she desires to dominate them... in particular, the man of God"
Man of God, I presume that would be his alternate super-ego Mr. JTO the prophet who prefers to be dominate over everyone. Prophets are prone to think that way.
"Her tool is to gain the confidence of the man of God in order to do him harm, if not openly, then by subterfuge."
Sounds like another one of his conspiracy theories to me. The man is so paranoid. Anyone who disagrees with his delusions become an automatic demonic enemy out to destroy him. Mr. JTO, you brought these Protestant "I'm a prophet" fantasies with you when you allegedly became "Orthodox". The two canonical synods you were briefly a part of told you the truth about all this nonsense and tried to help you realize this and actually gain a Orthodox mindset. You wanted no part of their sober advice, and that's why you left them. The only ones that are entertaining your fantasies (and also the fantasies of others in their ranks) are the vagante regurgitated Milan Synod that you are now part of. They care not for the state of your soul because they allow you to wallow in your quagmire of self deception.
"The Jezebel will initially attempt to deceive the prophet/seer as she would any man, however, when she realizes she is thwarted or exposed, she will viciously attack or resist the prophet/seer (1 Kings 19) and attempt to diminish his voice."
Sure, sure, Jezebel Higginbotham tried pretending to be nice, but the Prophet Nathan (Lee Lewis) didn't fall for this ploy, so, she attacked him viciously ( by telling him he's in demonic delusion). This reminds me of a TV show I saw once called "When Jezebel's Attack!" BTW, I have actually heard Nathan's voice in a a couple of video's and I think it should be diminished. Not only because what he usually says is so full of crap, but also because it is just so whinny and aggravating, like someone's nails scratching across a chalkboard.
"She may contradict him at every turn, and try to rally others to resist him as well"
He's got it all backwards, actually it was I who alerted Joanna to Nathan's prophet delusion so it must have been me who rallied her. I suppose this would technically make me the Jezebel, and her my Ahab.
"A TOOL OF JEZEBEL"
It could also be said that thanks to modern technology, self righteous, egotistical, boring jerks have a expansive reach, in particular self righteous, egotistical boring jerks like Mr. JTO
"With the click of a button, Jezebel can speak into the life of the church and communicate with numerous men and clergy at one time. But her preferred method is not blatancy or obvious words- it is a methodical and slow dissemination of information and influence, which she hopes will gain the confidence of the hearers. With a Facebook account or a presence in a chat room, Jezebel, in effect, sits in counsel and discussion with the clergy as an equal, giving her opinion and advice"
Well, I suppose you, dear reader, are assuming that Mr. JTO here is referring to 'Jezebel" Higginbotham, but no, that's not the case. Joanna is Nathan's Jezebel #2. Actually here he is taking a poke at Jezebel #1, who I have on good authority is none other than the current Ecafe's administrator, a lady named Maria, aka"Jezebel" Hanson He had had a confrontation with on Facebook. She is also a member (but claims she wants to get out of it. You go girl !) of the regurgitated Milan Synod. Seems to me that Nathan is rather jealous of her position and influence on Ecafe. Not that I think Maria is such a great moderator or administrator. I think Ecafe has really gone down the tubes the last few years with the Joseph Suaiden's and other self proclaimed Ortho-experts posting and commenting there. But could you imagine what someone like a Nathan Lee Lewis as administrator could do to confuse newbie's coming there trying to learn about true Orthodoxy! I shudder to contemplate it.
"A SIGN OF JEZEBEL"
Here of course he is referring to ROCA and Joanna Higginbothan's blog Remnant Rocor. In actual fact the Regurgitated Milan Synod, who may appear to be a major canonical synod, thanks to the efforts of their chief internet propagandists, The Brew Deacon Joseph Suaiden and the Emonk Enoch Fetter. No, in reality they are a very small group of vagantes who are not accepted as fitting the criteria of a canonical Orthodox Church by any canonical synod, except of course, by a few maverick jurisdictional ecumenists on the Ecafe, a forum that has long outlived it's usefulness.
"In truth, no one should take pride in the fact that the remnant of true believers is small, as it indicates a weakness in the mission of the church to bring salvation to all the world."
This statement is straight out of the tele-evangelists handbook. Let me Bible thump a bit, every heard about Luke 12:32 (KJV), "Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom."
As they say, If the shoe fits, wear it
"In this, she entrenches herself as a part of this small group so as to exercise her influence. The aim is to subconsciously plant the idea in others that she is "one of us." In truth, her goal is to keep the true believers "small" by causing division and preventing unity both in the church and in the lives of individuals. Jezebel hates unity, works to undermine it at every turn, and works to keep things stirred up"
"Sharing information about another Orthodox brother" and she "bordered on gossip" I wonder who she (The "Jezebel" Maria Hanson) was talking about? I have a strong suspicion it was Nathan' brother in concoction, fabrication, and truth bending, The Brew Deacon.
"I de-friended her on Facebook, but have subsequently seen the woman doing the same in conversations with others. I also saw the Jezebel spirit at work when I was discussing a matter on Facebook with a group of priests where she was participating.
Her response to my words was to warn all (but directed toward me) to respect the words of our priests"
Never, ever get in the middle of a group of sham priests being instructed in righteousness by a bogus prophet, especially if your a Jezebel. Nothing good can come from it.
"This Jezebelian tactic is designed to be a wedge of divisiveness. With that statement, she publicly presented herself as the devoted servant and me as the rebellious independent "
I would have to say that in this case this "Jezebel" was absolutely correct about Nathan being a rebellious independent
"This, on the heels of our private e-mail where I rebuffed her for her tendency to gossip. I have yet to hear from her husband by e-mail or message, nor have I seen him in any social media forum. Left unchecked, this Jezebel-influenced woman will cause harm to the church. The question that should be asked of such a woman independently involved in this activity is, "Woman, where is thy husband"?
Again, Nathan' other Jezebel Spirit obsession, "Jezebel" Hanson. That's none other than Maria, the Grand Inquisitor/administrator of the Ecafe. No wonder he never posts there, he may be challenged by her and the rest of the motley crew who frequent that trap.
Maria is Nathan's Jezebel #1, while Joanna is his Jezebel #2
"A PERSONAL ENCOUNTER - TWO"
If Nathan goes around making numerous postings on his blogs claiming and insinuating he is some kind of Orthodox prophet and authority on all l things Orthodox, then he should expect more sober minded people to call him out on it. If he doesn't like it, too bad for him, not every one is a mindless dingbat who accepts what he's trying to sell himself as being. The viciousness of the attack is Nathan's take on someone not believing his Protestant inspired views of Orthodoxy. Does he really believe he should be patted on the back ?
This jerk is full of it, if you know what I mean. Here in his post called "Put A Bit In It" he compares her to a horse.
"this Jezebel was an "orthodox" woman who ran an "orthodox" blog. The catalyst for her attacks was the fact that I had rebuffed her numerous attempts to become my counselor. She offered unsolicited correction to me based on her false perceptions of me"
More bull, Joanna isn't-wasn't the only one, besides myself, who called him out on the crap he was putting out on his blogs over the years.
"A FINAL NOTE OR TWO OR THREE"
"1. One woman may only be influenced by the spirit of Jezebel and be acting in self-deception. Another may be controlled by Jezebel- a Jezabel - and, having stepped into a mode of witchcraft, be a more powerful tool of satan. These must be discerned.
2. Men can also be influenced by the spirit of Jezebel and unknowingly be doing her bidding. Other men may be under the control of the spirit of Jezebel and act as her emissary- her eunuch. This, too must be discerned.
3. The tell-tale sign for each is rebellion, for "rebellion as the sin of witchcraft..."
A LIST OF OTHER LINKS ON JEZEBEL
(click to read)
Who Is Jezebel?
How To Recognize A Jezebel Spirit
How Jezebel Spirits Make Eunuchs
The Jezebel Spirit