THE JEZEBEL SPIRIT IN THE CHURCH
Whether we recognize it or not, we see the Spirit of Jezebel operating everyday in our workplaces, our families and sadly enough even in our churches! Since I have been born again, I was always told that Jezebel was a woman of the world who wore red dresses, bright red lip stick and who painted her nails red. This was the image of Jezebel that many of us grew up with in our minds and the image that some of us still believe to be true.
Sadly there are so many pastors that are manipulated and controlled by this deadly spirit. The Jezebel spirit hates the prophet and the prophetic voice. She will do anything to discredit and kill the prophet with her murderous spirit. Jezebel is a witch and she uses her witchcraft to control and set up her kingdom within the church.
You will see where this spirit will come in and befriend the pastor and his wife along with others in leadership. It never deals with the people it feels has no significance, other than to use them as her puppets and eunuchs. This spirit operates and moves like a snake and operates with the spirit of python. It will seem to be very friendly. It will charm you with gifts, generous monetary offerings and it will be available for any and everything the leader needs and wants. It is just when she has the trust of leadership and has directed her aim at heart that she strikes and bites spreading her venom.
The Jezebel will always have followers or what she likes to call her children. The children are just as dangerous to the church as she is. She will use these followers to spread the venom throughout the congregation. Lies, confusion, strife, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, competition and hatred are just a few of the manifestations a church will begin to see when a Jezebel spirit is in operation a church. There have been many churches that have split and were totally destroyed by this spirit. Once this spirit has gained control over a church, it takes a tremendous amount of spiritual warfare, prayer and fasting to become free. Here are some characteristics of the Jezebel spirit that can help you to identify the spirit.
10 Characteristics of the Jezebel Spirit:
1. It seeks to gain popularity and favor with people of influential and high positions of leadership. 2. It will seek out other individuals they feel are "weaker" to become followers of them. 3. It is never humble. Whenever this spirit receives praise, it always responds in false humility. 4. It is defensive and combative whenever confronted about anything. 5. It loves to teach and seeks to gain control in every situation. 6. It wants to be seen as the most spiritual and powerful one typically loves to pray elaborate long prayers 7. It will not submit to authority 8. It loves to pray and impart evil demonic spirits into others especially in the church 9. It hates the voice of the prophet and seeks to control and destroy those who operate in the prophetic. 10. It will never repent!
Walk In Freedom
The Jezebel spirit must be confronted and exposed in order to end the manipulation and rule. If you can recognize any of the characteristics of the Jezebel spirit in your life you can begin by humbling yourself and pray to God for forgiveness. Repent for any ways that you have yielded yourself to be used by the spirit of Jezebel. Begin to walk in the truth of God's word and the light of Jesus Christ will begin to lead you out of those dark places and your deliverance will begin a new work in you.
Warfare Prayer Against The Jezebel Spirit:
Jezebel, we stand against you in Jesus name. We bind up the ruling spirit of Jezebel in the heavenlies. It is written in the Word of God that whatsoever I bind on earth shall be bound in heaven and whatsoever I loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. I bind up Jezebel with chains from heaven and I loose God's warring angels to war on our behalf.
Father, we ask that you send forth your warring angels from heaven to help us cast out this ugly demonic spirit. Jezebel we command you to sit in the dust and be common. There is no throne for you Jezebel. You are no queen. You are common and you are a liar. You are not a virgin, you are a whore. You are not tender and delicate; you are an ugly wrinkled old witch. We take away and destroy all false idols and all sacrifices. There shall be no sacrifices! We command you to take the millstone and to grind the meal. Remove your veil, uncover your locks, lift up the skirt, bare the thigh and cross over the rivers. We expose your nakedness and we expose your shame to the world!
We come in the name of the Lord of Israel, the Lord of Hosts. We dry up your seas, we cause a drought upon your seas, rivers and springs. There is no water; it is dry. We knock down your gates. The Lord promises His children that he will go before us so that gates will not be shut. He will shatter the doors of bronze and cut the bars of iron. We knock down your pillars and we knock down all your walls. Not one stone shall stand upon another. Flee to the isle of Chittim, you will find no rest for you are defeated in Jesus name! There is no strength in the seas. Your merchants mourn over you for your city is destroyed. The smoke rises up to heaven, even as with Sodom and Gomorrah. You are defeated and your young men are destroyed. You shall become a widow in one hour. You shall suffer loss of children. The Lord says He will toss you into a bed and burn you with fire. I pour the blood of Jesus all over you for it cleanses, purifies and sets the captives free.
In Jesus name we pray
Spiritual Warfare Prayer Points: • I loose the hounds of heaven against Jezebel In Jesus mighty Name • I rebuke and bind the spirits of witchcraft, lust, seduction, intimidation, idolatry and whoredom connected to Jezebel In Jesus mighty Name • I release the spirit of Jehu against Jezebel and her cohorts In Jesus mighty Name • I command Jezebel to be thrown down and eaten by the hounds of heaven In Jesus mighty Name • I rebuke all spirits of false teaching, false prophecy, idolatry and perversion connected with Jezebel In Jesus mighty Name • I loose tribulation against the kingdom of Jezebel In Jesus mighty Name • I cut off the assignments of Jezebel against the prophets and ministers of God In Jesus mighty Name • I cut off and break the powers of every word released by Jezebel against my life In Jesus mighty Name • I cut off Jezebel’s table and reject all foods from it offered to idols In Jesus mighty Name • I cut off and loose myself from every curse of Jezebel operating in my bloodline In Jesus mighty Name • I cut off the assignment of Jezebel and her children to corrupt the church In Jesus mighty Name • I rebuke and cut off the spirit of whoredoms In Jesus mighty Name • I rebuke and cut off the spirit of Athaliah that attempts to destroy the royal seed In Jesus mighty Name • I rebuke and cut off the assignment of the spirit of Herodias to kill the prophets In Jesus mighty Name • I rebuke and cut off Jezebel and all her witchcrafts in the name of Jesus • I cut off witchcrafts out of the hands In Jesus mighty Name • I rebuke and cut off the harlot and mistress of witchcrafts and break her power over my life, my family and my church In Jesus mighty Name • I am an overcomer of Jezebel and I receive power over the nations In Jesus mighty Name