What Is The Spirit of Jezebel?
The spirit of Jezebel gets its name from Jezebel, the wife of Ahab, whose main goal was to kill the prophets of God. We learn the way that this spirit operates in the story of Jezebel in the book of 1 Kings. It is by lying, gossip and deception that we see this spirit operating in many churches today. In Revelation 2 we see that this was God’s major concern against the Church of Ephesus.
The Spirit of Jezebel: “to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication”.
Revelation 2:19-22 19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first. 20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. 21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. 23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
They allowed the spirit of Jezebel to roam freely throughout their members.
She is a master manipulator and will stop at nothing to silence the prophets of God, both then and now. Jezebel goes after those with a God given voice and brings along with her jealousy and envy. Jealous of the anointing, favor and platform that those around her have, she feels as if she deserves the notoriety and spotlight that is given only by God himself. One of the main ways that Jezebel tries to silence the prophets of God is by means of intimidation. If the person operating under the spirit of Jezebel does not repent, this person must be put out of fellowship in order to keep the fellowship of the saints safe.
When the prophets begin to prophesy, when they begin to do miracles and to minister, the Spirit of Jezebel will appear just like it did for Elijah.
What Are The Characteristics Of The spirit of Jezebel?
1. The spirit of Jezebel tries to destroy the reputation of the prophets of God.
Jezebel Brings In With Her other spirits as well.
The spirits of Slander / Accusation and Backbiting
The spirit of Jezebel tries to use discouragement through backbiting and gossip.
Jezebel is the spirit of Manipulation Spirit that is very present in churches.
Many times the spirit of Gossip operates as a concerned friend saying that we need to pray for so-and-so did you hear what day did. This false sense of compassion, it’s only a bridge to be able to expose and ridicule someone’s weaknesses in order to make oneself look better. This happens many times at prayer meetings or phone calls, and this is something that should be avoided. It is not the act of sharing the information, but it is the purpose of the heart in which you share it.
Any time you try to slander someone’s name and character you try to make them look bad so that you look good.
This Spirit operates through leaders in many church circles as finger pointing and name-calling.
Stay away from so-and-so, and it usually means that they are putting other people and ministers down so that they look better. This is even what you see in denominationalism. Different denominations competing for followers and reputation. When you are trying to build an organization, this spirit is very key. Kill the competition.
But we must understand that the true church of Jesus doesn’t function as an organization but an organism. Living, breathing and thriving, hence, the body of Christ, when we all come together and form Christ on the earth. Where two or more are gathered, there I am in the midst of them. That’s the meaning of Church.
Jezebels agenda is self worship. She masquerades as being religious, but worships at the altar of Baal.
2. The spirit of Jezebels plan is to silence your voice.
Through depression, inadequacy and you will always fall prey if you continue to look for validation from others to pursue the call of God on your life.
3. The spirit of Jezebel brings depression after huge victories.
“I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.” 5 Then he lay down under the bush and fell asleep. – 1Kings 19:4-5
For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. – Luke 21:15
“Blessed are you when men revile you, and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be very glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in this manner they persecuted the prophets who were before you” (Matt. 5:11-12).
What’s wrong with slander?
Matthew 12:36-37 “I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
How Did Jezebel Die In The Bible?
And of Jezebel also spake the Lord, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel. – 1 Kings 21:23
How To Overcome The Spirit of Jezebel
While Jezebel was killing off the Lord’s prophets, Obadiah had taken a hundred prophets and hidden them in two caves, fifty in each, and had supplied them with food and water.
Caves represent the hiding place or the secret place, essentially the shelter for God’s children to go for protection against attacks of their enemies.
The cave is your prayer closet. The place that you enter into God’s rest and spend alone time with the heavenly father.