Fact Checking Jacob Prasch “The Spirit of Ahab and Jezebel” Part I

Here is Jacob Prasch’s teaching on the spirit’s of Ahab and Jezebel.
( 1https://youtu.be/_zMHk2RiyOg ) Below are a few quotes from his teaching that must be addressed.

“We are all sons and daughters of Adam and Eve”…..“it’s easier for women to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit,  women are much, much more vulnerable to spiritual seduction than men. Women can be spiritually seduced and deceived much more easily than men. A male is better able to keep a distinction between intellect and emotion. “

“while a man is thick, he is less likely to be conned”…..

 

where is this at in scripture? If man is thick then we need to look at what “thick” means:

Thick informal

of low intelligence; stupid.

“he’s a bit thick” ·

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synonyms:

stupid · unintelligent · ignorant · dense · brainless · mindless · foolish · dull-witted · dull· slow-witted · witless · doltish · slow · dunce-like · simpleminded · empty-headed · vacuous · vapid · halfwitted · idiotic · moronic · imbecilic · obtuse · insensitive · gullible · naive · as thick as two short planks · thickheaded · dim · dumb · dopey · dippy · dozy · cretinous · birdbrained · peabrained · pinheaded · pig-ignorant · bovine · slow on the uptake · soft in the head · brain-dead · boneheaded · lamebrained · chuckleheaded · dunderheaded · wooden-headed · fat-headed · thick-skulled · muttonheaded · daft · not the full shilling · dof · dotish

This is one of Jacob’s favorite staples when it comes to spinning his doctrine of the men and women, he also is fond of the “man has a short antenna and the woman has a long antenna”; it all falls into some sort of Praschism’s psychobabble  whereby he lays claim to understanding the scriptural workings  of the husband and wife while giving no scriptural references to substantiate his ridiculous claims, at least not in context or exegesis. Perhaps understanding the term psychobabble will clear things up a bit.

Psychobabble:  noun

writing or talk using jargon from psychiatry or psychotherapy without particularaccuracy or relevance. (2 https://www.dictionary.com/browse/psychobabble)

Psychobabble (a portmanteau of “psychology” or “psychoanalysis” and “babble”) is a form of speech or writing that uses psychological jargon, buzzwords, and esoteric language to create an impression of truth or plausibility.  The term implies that the speaker or writer lacks the experience and understanding necessary for the proper use of psychological terms.  Additionally, it may imply that the content of speech deviates markedly from common sense and good judgement. –  Wikipedia

14:10 mark: So that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the Word,

“notice the sanctification of women is different than with men. We’ve been saved, but we are being saved, we were justified but we’re being sanctified and in the future we shall be redeemed. We’ve been saved, we’re being saved, we shall be saved. Salvation is past, present and future. BUT the sanctification of the women, who is married, a married woman, is different. The sanctification comes via her husband. She must see the sanctifying power of her husband.” – Prasch

Here he is clearly referencing a husband and wife that are both saved/born again. We need to really let it sink in on what is being said here. Jacob says that the sanctification of a married woman is different because the sanctification comes via her husband.  Notice he uses the word “via” which means “traveling through (a place) en route to a destination”. So literally the work of sanctification that Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit performs will have to travel through the husband to the wife.
If this is true and the “sanctification” comes through her husband ….Jacob is placing the husband as a type of mediator to God, Christ and the Holy Spirit? Isn’t he replacing the husband where Christ and the work of the cross is supposed to be? The married woman cannot be sanctified outside of whatever work her husband puts into her sanctification. Making him the mediator.
Let’s look at a few verses on sanctification and see if what he says is so….

Joh 17:17  Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

Joh 17:19  And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

Heb 13:12  Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.

Heb 9:13  For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:

Heb 9:14  How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

The issue here is….Is there really a different sanctification for married women? And what of the unmarried woman? One must assume that if she is saved that the normal God given sanctification that applies to “men” also applies to her. So what are we to make of  1Co 7:14:

For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.


So here in this scripture it is clearly saying that if the husband is an unbeliever the wife who is saved will sanctify him and vis versa. This is clearly speaking of one or the other in the marriage being unsaved. The question then is IF both are saved both are being sanctified under the same given by Christ. What happens if the husband fails to “sanctify” his wife? Can she stand before God and blame him? Will she lose her salvation? What if her husband dies, does she then revert back to the sanctification of the men and unmarried women? One has to wonder which way Jacob is going to spin scripture to make sure his doctrine on headship stand.

His teaching on this subject is so convoluted and muddied that just a quick check of scripture raises all the questions mentioned above and more. He replaces Christ and His work with the male/husband. It leans dangerously close to saying that even the salvation of women/wives is different than men.

 

 

  1. https://youtu.be/_zMHk2RiyOg

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/psychobabble

6 thoughts on “Fact Checking Jacob Prasch “The Spirit of Ahab and Jezebel” Part I

  1. It’s much more than a dim view of women. By teaching this type of error, they diminish, take away from, salvation, sanctification and cripple any true growth of believers both male and female in going forward, by placing on them burdens which are not. They become unnecessary burdens on the husband and the wife and Prasch goes so far as to apply stranger male headship to single and married women. Following his teaching out he says that a married or single male could also be burdened with the responsibility of any single or married woman (not just his wife). This teaching cripples and hinders true growth and understanding of Scripture, it creates confusion, because it is not Scriptural y sound teaching, it’s error. Marco is a puppet sadly. How they tie it into the spirits of Ahab and Jezebel is just more proof of how erroneous and ignorant this teaching is. Thanks again powerplaypause.

  2. Thanks for sharing these, powerplaypause. It’s like watching the movie Groundhog Day, a continuous loop…..a one trick pony where Prasch bangs that drum, interjecting his psychobabble anywhere and everywhere. He doesn’t seem to be able to NOT talk about it, no matter what the title and topic of the video is. He continues to add to his doctrine well outside of the perimeters of the Holy Scriptures. We’ve watched more videos not mentioned above, where Prasch says the same thing and ALWAYS with no reference to any Scripture and that’s BECAUSE there aren’t any scriptures to reference on the length of ones antenna or the sensitivity of a man or a woman, or the woman hears the Holy Spirit first or if one has an Ahab spirit or a Jezebel spirit or that even Satan can’t use a Jezebel unless there’s an Ahab.
    No wonder his followers seem to be unable to discern nor seem to want to check the Scriptures. What awful confusion and distress this causes in the body of Christ.

  3. Times I’ve found Prasch using the same teaching…

    “Jacob Prasch—Jehoiada the High Priest” at 18 minutes.

    “Reduction to Absurdity – Jacob Prasch” at 3 minutes.

    “2015 Moriel Conference with Jacob Prasch Part 7 Sept 1 2016 – Andrew R” at 10 minutes.

    “Jacob Prasch How To Discern God’s will, Moriel Radio August 13 2016 – Andrew R” at 42 minutes.

    “Jacob Prasch The Book of Job Chapter 13 2 – Andrew R” at 36 minutes.

    “Jacob Prasch The Ox that Gores June 22 2016 – Andrew R” at 47 minutes.

    “Jacob Prasch Heresy and The Biblical Authority May 29 2016 – Andrew R” at 45 minutes.

    “Jacob Prasch Kashrut and Famine January 23 2016 – Andrew R” at 31 minutes.

    “Jacob Prasch Midrash Jesus in the Garden Mach 25 2016 – Andrew R” at 9 minutes.

    “Jacob Prasch The Book of Jeremiah Part 4 March 09 2016 – Andrew R” at 13 minutes.

    “Jacob Prasch – Reddish Christian Fellowship, Stockport (4th May, 2019) Part 1 – 1_3” at 27 minutes.

  4. Treena made a very good observation when she stated Adam was present throughout the conversation between Eve and the serpent. Why didn’t he put up any objection? “..she (Eve) also gave some to her husband WHO WAS WITH HER, and he ate.” Genesis 3:6. Men such as Prasch love to focus on what the Scripture says concerning Eve being deceived and was in transgression (1 Timothy 2:14). However, Scripture is clear that it was Adam who plunged humanity into spiritual darkness when he ate. Romans 5:12-14 states; “therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned. For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses…” It was in Adam eating that brought sin and its penalty of death upon humanity, not Eve. Yes Eve transgressed, but with her Adam did to and it was Adam who was given the commandment not to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, it was Adam who knowingly and willingly ate and because of his disobedience to God’s command plunged mankind into sin and death. Thank God for Jesus Christ, the second Adam who obeyed in all things and gave himself a ransom for us all!!

    You are right, underneath Prasch’s psychobabble is emptiness. All he does is regurgitates the same thing over and over which leads me to believe that in reality, he doesn’t know as much as he claims. Its also alarming that he talks frequently on the subject of women, Jezebal, Ahab yet never gives balance with the man’s role and responsibility to the wife. I think he has mommy issues else he would actually teach something of value.

  5. I’ve heard Prasch use that logic about a dozen times, and you are correct in asserting that he never backed it up with Scripture except for using it in the quasi context of Genesis 3, which actually then suggests logically that even before the Fall women were naturally more susceptible to misleading than men (in fact I believe he does state that directly, by suggesting the Fall caused the difference between the genders to become even more pronounced-or made the woman’s ‘antenna’ even longer, and the man’s ‘antenna’ even shorter).
    Psychobabble is the ideal description of Prasch’s view in that his view appears knowledgeable and sensible, until you realise it is based on absolutely nothing. In hindsight it is probably more based upon Prasch’s overall dim view of women since he speaks so ill of secular and Christian women as has been revealed again and again.

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