Before I get started, let me clarify what it means for one to have a Jezebel spirit. It is not a demonic presence found only in women but can be found in men alike. It is a controlling, abusive, and a forceful spirit that hides behind charisma, good deeds, and tries to make itself out a victim when it does not succeed. There is a lot more to say, but who is susceptible to this spirit? In other words, “Who listens when Jezebel speaks?”
Jezebel Sways the Hurting Easily
It seems like, in the midst of deep pain and sorrow, the Jezebel spirit arises in such a way as to “save the day.” After all, when one is hurting emotionally, they are weak, and the enemy knows this truth. The Jezebel spirit will manifest itself as caring, loving, compassionate and willing to do anything you need to find a way into your world, especially when your defenses are down. This may manifest in someone suddenly taking charge of things in the church aggressively, or in any environment where others cannot defend themselves adequately due to emotional and spiritual stress. The Jezebel spirit also works with words of flattery, stroking their next victim with praise and adoration and pretending to be subservient while gaining a stronghold in their lives. This is a ploy to throw the victim off track and to make them feel like everything is going to be okay. The hurting are the most susceptible because they are looking for answers to their heartache.
Those Who Lack Biblical Knowledge
The second group of people who listen to the Jezebel spirit lack biblical knowledge. They think that the person who possesses this spirit is a great worker, great in knowledge, even more than themselves. The Jezebel spirit finds a way to connive and convince a young believer to go along with whatever he or she is doing, and not to think too much about it. The Jezebel spirt seeks a way to control his or her victim, whether it is financially, emotionally or spiritually. They love to give gifts openly to others and seek credit for everything that they do. The Jezebel spirit acts with authority that has never been granted them and thus weaves the web of trust and dependency on those who will not question such behavior. They pretend to have in-depth knowledge of the Word of God, but if you were to talk to them seriously about scripture, you most likely would find several discrepancies. They’re consistently at work behind the scenes, knowingly usurping authority and working to gain the trust of others. When they are found out, they respond by placing blame on someone else, something else or just lie about what they have done. If cornered, they will slander the one who has revealed their motives and find other ways to retaliate.
Unguarded Hearts and Men That Refuse To Seek Godly Advice
Scripture carefully states for each believer to guard their hearts. There is great importance within this.
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” (Proverbs 4:23)
When a Jezebel is recognized within the sheepfold body of Christ, that person will try to place their sin upon the one who has revealed their corrupted behavior. In other words, if a Jezebel spirit is confronted, they will find a way to turn the table on the one who knows the truth. They do this by making them appear heartless or in need of counseling, or anything to deflect the real issue off of them. Those with unguarded hearts are easily duped, believing any slander or malice spoken by a Jezebel spirit, and often refuse any Godly counsel, considering it as prying or unwanted advice.
The Church Must Beware Of Such Demonic Influence
Why am I sharing this today? Mainly because the church of America is very weak, susceptible and willing to welcome someone into the circle of believers without giving them time to prove oneself? Never take for granted what a Jezebel spirit says they have done or will do. Trust but verify. A Jezebel spirit is often found in people who claim to be young believers or believers who have never matured. Their actions prove that they have no respect for authority, and they often will wave off any concern of others as just a misunderstanding, so that they can keep pulling people into their inner circle.
Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.”
In these last days, we can expect frequent visitations by the Jezebel spirit to arise in the center of the fold. They seem to have all the answers, be very charismatic, point out flaws but have answers to the problems, and find subtle ways to gain control until they have destroyed the flock from the inside out. A Jezebel spirit will possess no mercy when they have been found out. Beware beloved, as God’s presence is falling in your midst, Jezebel will find a deceptive way to cloak his or hers true identity and ambitions. In the end, they will promote division, confusion or chaos in the midst. Now is the time for God’s people to pray more than ever for wisdom and protection.
By Jane Morin
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Jane Morin is an international speaker, worship leader, Bible teacher, and award-winning author. Her latest re-release, The Weapons Of Our Warfare is now available on Kindle Books! Learn how to fight the "fight of faith" effectively and snatch up your copy today!