Stop TOLERATING the Jezebel spirit!
These are my notes from a teaching I saw from Pastor Robert Morris of Gateway Church 2011 Pastors Conference in TX.
The Jezebel spirit tries to get you to defile yourself on the inside or outside to disqualify you for ministry.
We should cast her out and those who commit adultery with her. Don’t allow this anymore. The Jezebel spirit only has power because we tolerate it. This is a constant battle for people in authority. As long as you are in authority you will run into this spirit.
Jezebel was rejected by her father and had a controlling mother. She/He is so wounded that they don’t want to be rejected. They are control freaks. Usually this spirit comes through a friend who wants to be your best friend.
Most of the time we don’t want to confront it because of what you will get back. Who in your church are you afraid to confront? You will get an over the top reaction or rejection when you do confront them.
Elijah addressed Jezebel and Ahab. Every Jezebel has an Ahab. Every person has been confronted by both of these spirits.
Revelation 2 speaks about what happens when you allow this spirit to continue.
What King of Israel conquered more land in the Old Testament?
Ahab was #2 which shows you can be a great conquerer and still be in bondage to a Jezebel spirit. Ahab couldn’t get the vineyard next door to his castle. He pouted. Jezebel got the land through manipulation, intimidation, lying, and fear.
6 ways to recognize Jezebel spirit
Jezebel can operate in a man or a woman. It is a manipulating, insecure, controlling, jealous spirit.
As long as you tolerate this spirit it is going to effect you!
4 effects or symptoms of how this spirit effects you
(From 1 Kings 19) when Elijah runs from Jezebel
1. Fear – Elijah ran for his life. Are you afraid to address someone in your church? It is a spirit.
2. Isolation – when you want to get away from everyone and everything.
Just want to be alone. You withdraw.
3. Exhaustion – you collapse, you are so tired you sleep for hours when you leave the area. It is a spirit.
Or if you have problems sleeping when you get back – you sense the oppression.
4. Depression. Elijah prayed that he would die. Many leaders are affected by this: Moses, Jeremiah, Jonah.
Thoughts of suicide are evidence of a Jezebel spirit attack in your life. Impure sexual thoughts from out of the blue are evidence that you are under attack from a Jezebel spirit. And these thoughts are bombarding your mind, despite your best intentions.
Signs that You Are Being attacked by a Jezebel spirit
1. Thoughts of quitting. You want to quit what God has called and ordained you to do. You can be gracious with the person, but you can’t be gracious with the spirit.
2. Suicidal thoughts. This is evidence of a Jezebel spirit. Bombarding thoughts.
3. Depression. For example, do you find yourself relating to commercials on depression?
4. Having sexual impure thoughts. Bombarded with this stuff.
5. Strange and prolonged sicknesses.
6. Bizarre and near tragic/fatal accidents.
The spirit is trying to steal, kill, and destroy you!
Jezebel spirit tries to :
Steal your peace, joy, & confidence
Kill you with sickness & accidents
Destroy you with depression & fear
What is the Answer?
- Address it in the person. Be gracious to the person, but not the spirit
- Remove that person from all leadership unless the person repents
- Remove that person from any personal influence with you
You can’t remain friends with a Jezebel – they are not humble or teachable. That spirit will affect you.
1 Kings 19. Wind = Holy Spirit
Prophet, Priest, and King – Jesus
If you don’t deal with this. God will deal with you. Those who sleep with Jezebel were judged too.
He will remove you and raise up someone who will stand up to the spirit. And that person will have a double anointing.
What to Do:
Get with God
Seek Godly Counsel
Prayer – repent for tolerating this spirit in leadership. Cast it out and trample that spirit. Forgive us Lord.
Take authority over that spirit. By the Name, blood, and the Power of the Lamb we rebuke Satan and every demonic spirit of control, manipulation, rejection, fear, intimidation.. go in Jesus Name!
Thank you for the breakthrough, in Jesus Name
What is being held up in your life because you are tolerating this spirit?
The Corrupt Church
18 “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write,
‘These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass: 19 “I know your works, love, service, faith,[b] and your patience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first. 20 Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow[c] that woman[d] Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce[e] My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. 21 And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent.[f] 22 Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their[g] deeds. 23 I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works.
24 “Now to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say, I will put on you no other burden. 25 But hold fast what you have till I come. 26 And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations—
27 ‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron;
They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’—
as I also have received from My Father; 28 and I will give him the morning star.
29 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”’
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