August 5, 2019 | From Charisma News
10 Characteristics of the Jezebel Spirit
“But I have a few things against you: You permit that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat food sacrificed to idols” (Rev. 2:20).
- Jezebel’s ultimate goal is always control.
The Jezebel spirit is always motivated by its own agenda, which it relentlessly pursues.
- The Jezebel spirit attacks, dominates or manipulates, especially male authority.
Queen Jezebel usurped political authority of the kingdom. This spirit’s ultimate goal is to conquer or neutralize the prophet because a discerning leader is its greatest enemy.
- Jezebel causes fear, flight and discouragement.
This spirit often causes a spiritual leader to flee from his appointed place by character assassination and ruining his reputation.
- People under Jezebel’s influence are natural leaders, although often covertly.
The Jezebel spirit attempt to seek out people of influence to win their ear, gain credibility and win endorsement for their toxic cause.
- People under Jezebel’s influence are often insecure and wounded, with pronounced egocentric needs.
They are often trying to fill a love deficit. People under Jezebel’s control always have deep, unhealed wounds from sources such as rejection, resistance, fear, insecurity, self-preservation and bitterness, which in turn, spreads its defilement to many.
- The Jezebel spirit functions subtlety and deceptively.
People controlled by Jezebel use flattery to win you over to their domination. Jezebel spirits are masters of manipulation by guilt and undermining or discrediting another’s influence. Those under Jezebel’s control use flirtation and are extremely jealous of anyone they perceive to be a threat.
- Ultimately, people under Jezebel’s influence are proud, independent and rebellious.
Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft (1 Sam. 15:23) and will attempt to control others through any means other than the Holy Spirit.
- It takes an Ahab to let a Jezebel spirit operate unchallenged.
Those under Jezebel’s influence do not operate without someone under an Ahab spirit’s influence enabling them to function.
- A Jezebel spirit is always in alignment with a religious spirit.
Both Jezebel in the Old Testament and Revelation in the New Testament operated under the cover of religion. Its religious deeds are done for all to see. True and pure spiritual gifts attract people to Jesus, not to the people who exercise the gifts.
- The families of people under Jezebel’s influence are often out of order.
Those under Jezebel’s influence control their partners and cause their children to take sides, grow up insecure, disrespect their fathers, feel manipulated and become distrustful toward true authority.
Why Deal With This Spirit?
- For the kingdom’s sake.
This spirit destroys God’s true image in the family and defies His loving order in the church. According to Revelation 2:26-28. there is a great prize for winning this war.
- For the church’s sake.
When we overthrow the demonic stronghold of Jezebel, we secure lineage and legacy within the body of Christ. As Elijah did, we will be able to call down the rain of revival and breathe life into barren places.
- For love’s sake.
Those operating under Jezebel’s snare need to be healed. God loves all people and wants to see every man and woman set free in Jesus’ great name! For love’s sake, God deals redemptively with those under Jezebel’s influence.
- For the children’s sake.
The generational curse of Jezebel can be broken when confronted with the truth of God’s Word and the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. Order can be restored, and the Spirit of Elijah can be poured out turning the hearts of the fathers to the children.
- For our soul’s sake.
The revelation of the “morning star” is granted to the overcomers. He promises more revelation of Himself!
- For our health’s sake.
Tolerating Jezebel can cause sickness; therefore, overcoming its influence will bring the restoration of health and life.
- For obedience’s sake.
God loves obedience. Obedience is better in God’s eyes than sacrifice. The church at Thyatira left Jezebel alone. God will richly reward the church in a city that will not tolerate its evil in their midst.
We Must Break the Power of this Stronghold
Praying with Authority in Jesus’ Name
Father, I come to You in the great name of Jesus. I confess and renounce as sin my actions and attitudes of manipulation, domination and controlling other people. I repent for operating in the ways of Jezebel. Forgive me. I receive Your love and obediently submit to You.
I resist the devil and stand against this demonic stronghold in Jesus’ mighty name. By the power of the Holy Spirit, I receive by faith my freedom. By the grace of God, I will honor delegated authority in my life and not displace them. Thank You for a new beginning of purity, humility and holiness based in the truth of God’s Word. You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free!
(From Charisma News, written by James Goll.)