Section 2 Breaking Hell’s Spells Part 6The Jezebel spell
“One of the most dominating and controlling spirits unleashed against the church and the people of God is the spirit of Jezebel.”
Revelation 2:20-23 NIV • 20 Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols.21 I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling.22 So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways.
In the Old Testament Jezebel lives and breathes, but in the New Testament she represents a spirit.
1 Kings 16:31 ESV • …, he took for his wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went and served Baal and worshiped him.
Jezebel only gained access to the kingdom because they had invited her in.
The Fear Factor 1 Kings 18:4 - … Jezebel massacred the prophets of the Lord.
Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. Revelation 2:20 NIV
Very often the spirit of Jezebel will show up in leadership in the church.
Jezebel's name has two meanings: "married to Baal." "inability to cohabitate."
Causing the Legit to Quit “The spirit of Jezebel brings such an attack against spiritual leaders that unless they are strong, they will run from there appointed assigned place.”
1 Kings 19:1-3 NAS • 1 Now Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, "So may the gods do to me and even more, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time." 3 And he was afraid and arose and ran for his life and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.
“Jezebel has an agenda; if she can't rule the leader, she will seek to destroy the leader and replace him with someone she can control.”
Background of a Backstabber • Jezebel is the ultimate backstabber because she is about one thing; self-preservation. • One of the main trademarks of the person who allows this spirit to have control is a massive ego.
Uncover, Discover, Recover The spirit of Jezebel must not be ignored.
Jezebel wants also to control what is taught in the church. Revelation 2:20 NIV - By her teaching she misleads my servants …
Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, …. Revelation 2:20 NIV
Tolerate - to allow the existence, presence, practice, or act of [something that one does not necessarily like or agree with] without prohibition or hindrance; to permit.
Four Fighting Facts (Why Jezebel Must Be Overcome) • 1. For the healing of souls • 2. For obedience to Christ • 3. For the church to walk in freedom • 4. For the next generation
I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds. Revelation 2:23
How to Break the Jezebel Spell • 1. Allow God to deal with you before you deal with anyone else. • 2. If you are not a spiritual leader find one. • 3. Approach this person in humility and determination. • 4. Pray, pray, and pray again.
A Fight Worth Fighting • 24 But I also have a message for the rest of you in Thyatira who have not followed this false teaching ('deeper truths,' as they call them -- depths of Satan, really). I will ask nothing more of you 25 except that you hold tightly to what you have until I come.
A Fight Worth Fighting • 26 "To all who are victorious, who obey me to the very end, I will give authority over all the nations. 27 They will rule the nations with an iron rod and smash them like clay pots. 28 They will have the same authority I received from my Father, and I will also give them the morning star! 29 Anyone who is willing to hear should listen to the Spirit and understand what the Spirit is saying to the churches. Revelation 2:24-29 NLT
“Challenging the spirit of Jezebel at the right time, with the right motives, and in the right way will bring incredible benefits to your life and the life of any ministry.”