This is the part two of the Jezebel Series. If you have not read the part one (Overcoming Jezebel!), I encourage you to do so before you read this second part. These the remaining characteristics of Jezebel.
It Must Be in Control. It wants to be in control at all times. It does this through bullying and intimidation to make the other party feel bad and inadequate. It wants the other person to feel that without her the target cannot achieve anything. So, usually it does this through suggestive hypnosis. She would make suggestions of what it wants the target to do, put words and actions into the target’s mouth and mind.
“And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom. And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.” [Mark 6:23-24]
See the testimony of Ress Ress about her experience:
“I want to share part of my story with you too. My mother is a raging narcissist. When I hit 18 the abuse REALLY started. I thought it was just her fear of me growing up and moving out one day soon. But it wasn’t. Her fear was that she was about to lose the only person who followed her every command and supported her in any whim or idea she had, her best source of narcissistic supply and worship.
“And I was dating a guy I met in bible study. She HATED him, and she threw me out of the house and told me I could come back when I broke up with him. Well I left, and didn’t come back. There she was at church on Sunday glaring at me, after service she said things got out of hand and she wanted me to come home. Like an idiot I went home. And the abuse got worse.
“Here I am 21 yrs old and I can’t go out when I want, I can’t go to bible study any more, I have to come home right after work….. So I moved out again. Every time I moved, my mother created a life crisis for herself, so that I could rescue her and she was reinserted in my life to keep her controlling paws on me.
At 25 Years Old:
“Well one day I moved in with my best friend, who was an artist like me. We sold our art together out of the apartment. Well, HERE COMES MOM AGAIN. She has nowhere to go. So My friend and I let her move in. Two months later she turned my best friend against me and I’M HOMELESS! My best friend threw me out. And those two stayed living together.
“I found an apartment, my mother tracks down my phone # and tells me that my friend threw her out….. so what did I do? Took my mother back in, even though I knew God had already told me enough is enough with rescuing my mother …. she was never thankful, never apologized for stabbing me in the back. To her, I was a simpleton, a piece of trash that could be discarded and picked up when she felt like it. And she was entitled to treat me like that because I am her daughter and to her, children are to obey parents until death.
“My whole entire life was like this…. nothing but torture, until I was 40 years old!!
“One day I asked God what this was, why my life amounted to nothing, why all my friends had spouses and families, careers, and I had nothing. Oh, I had College Degrees, but I had nothing else. All I had was a mother who devalued me, verbally abused me, and destroyed my relationships.
“God answered my prayer. I was online and came across a website: Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers. From there I understood everything I had been going through. I even made the connection of NPD (narcissistic personality disorder) with jezebel.
“I say all of this to tell you, God hates this spirit!! This is the Spirit that opposes truth, repentance and salvation! God says in revelation, that because jezebel would not repent, He would throw her on a sickbed, and those who follow her and her children will be tormented and killed. Now think about that spiritually. God had given me multiple chances to STOP getting ‘into bed’ , so to speak, with my mother. Jesus said in Revelation that he had this against the Church, ‘That you tolerate Jezebel’.
“So jezebel naturally brings a curse upon our lives because we choose to tolerate her in our lives. I had an Ahab spirit that God delivered me from. Ahab doesn’t like confrontation, Ahab is controlled by jezebel. Ahab lets jezebel run his life.
“Jezebel wears the pants in the family and emasculates the father, showing him that SHE is the boss.
This is against God’s wishes…. See, Ahab protects that evil witch out of fear and duty.”
Proud. This is one of the greatest markers of this entity in a person. It is selfish and very proud. She never sees the wrong she commits and refuses to acknowledge wrong. The last thing she wants to offer is an apology for her actions. Even if she does, it is usually a mouth exercise not one of deep sincerity. She enjoys the adulation of her admirers; it is like her food because she thrives with it. This is where her narcissism glitters.
She refuses to repent because she wants to hold on to the short-lived power that she has over people. She believes it is forever. If she feels convicted, she resorts to remorse and never truly repents, in fact, it has a fatalistic mindset.
Spiritual Pollutant. This is one of the most effective weapons of Jezebel. Jesus says she was polluting His people through foods sacrificed to idols – physical food, spiritual food such as false teaching/preaching (materialistic focus), and entertainment. Balaam did the same. This is to cause diversion and distraction from God.
It is disrespectful and has no regard for God’s covenant and aims at destroying the temple of God, which is within you. Marriage vows mean nothing to Jezebel and even sex within marriage is nothing special. So, polluting the marital bed is nothing serious with them. The Bible describes them like this: “Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.” [Proverbs 7:27]
How To Defeat Jezebel
For anyone who has three or more of the above traits, sadly others are there as well. If you are a victim of this spiritual entity, I mean you are married to one or live with one, what can you do about it?
As a child of God, you have access to a host of arsenals in the spiritual realm, which you must start using.
As powerful as this spirit seem to be on the surface, it does have weaknesses as well. God has revealed them in the Scriptures. When you pray, focus in prayer against these weaknesses and you will have victory. Prayer and holy living is the key, but you must also be STRATEGIC about it.
One thing you need to know and keep as your WEAPON is that your crisis is as a result of lack of a strategic plan. Once you can create a plan that would destroy it, misery will be turned into a miracle!
You must also know a weakness of this spirit. – it is vastly insecure. This is why it intimidates and bullies its targets to submission. In essence, it is actually AFRAID of sons of God.
When Joram saw Jehu, he said, “Is it peace, Jehu?” He answered, “What peace, so long as the prostitution of your mother Jezebel and her witchcraft abound?” [2 Kings 9:22]
For you to live in peace, you must fight and overcome this spirit in your life and home. Running away will not solve the problem.
Destroy Her Support System. Jezebel has a five-layer support system with which she guards herself. Ahab, Ahaziah, Joram, prophets of Baal and eunuchs. Take out these layers one by one and her world shall crumble. This is the same as Balaam with Balak’s support system, too. The same can be said of Nimrod as well.
Please and please, don’t pray against the person, but against the spirit. The spirit can hear you. The spiritual realm is not as distant as the physical realm.
Unfortunately, many people start focusing on Jezebel itself. That is like putting the cart before the horse, nothing will happen. Don’t focus your attention on Jezebel, begin your fight back by asking the Lord to destroy all the support system of your Jezebel. What do I mean?
First it was Ahab who died in her support system. This seriously weakened her authority. Ahab was a vital instrument in her world, without him as the front, she would be drastically restricted. Ahaziah replaced Ahab as king, but soon died when he fell from a ladder.
Then you have Joram his brother become king. As soon as Jehu slew Joram, Jezebel was finished. So, she has to resort to seduction and manipulation tactics, but this was a weak weapon without her support system.
In reality, it was Elijah, the man of the Spirit who started the fall of Jezebel. God told him to do three things. The first was to anoint Hazel to become king of Syria. Ahab was killed in his war with the Syrians under the command of Hazael.
The second was to anoint Elisha in his place. Elisha was the one who sent a prophet to anoint Jehu as king over Israel.
Lastly, he was the one who was supposed to anoint Jehu as king over Israel. Jehu was the one who shot an arrow that wounded and killed Joram.
Jezebel was a woman of the flesh and all forms of carnality, but Elijah was a man of the Spirit. These two will never agree! In the end, it was the spiritual man who won the war.
You cannot defeat Jezebel through fleshly or carnal activities, take the war into the spiritual realm for there lays your victory!
Power of A Certain Man. Ahab’s downfall came at the hands of the Syrians, but you must know that all the witchcraft powers of Jezebel could not save him from the arrows of one man called a “certain man”. You must realize that there are angels fighting this wicked spirit alongside with you. As you pray, they will be shooting spiritual arrows that Jezebel’s support system cannot block, hence their assured defeat.
How do you pray this prayer? Just ask the Lord to send the certain man against Jezebel’s support system and shoot them down. Pray this day and night earnestly.
Agree With Jesus. Jesus Christ knows this spirit very well and has a very strong stance against her, which means you already have an ally in God to overcome this spirit.
Revelation 2:20 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.
Now, as you are reading this be mature in your understanding, it is spiritual understanding as it is not physical children.
There is only one way of redemption for Jezebel, humility and repentance. Without these, she would be lost forever, hence the threat of Jesus.
If you are in a relationship with someone with this spirit, they have to be confronted in the place of prayer. Open confrontation can be deadly. As Jesus confirmed, “And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.” [Mark 9:29]
Jesus can shock the carrier of this spirit out their bondage and allegiance through some unfortunate event – just like Saul of Tarsus. It will open their eyes and humble them, leading them to the place of true repentance.
Persistence. As you can see, Jezebel has five layers of protection around her, so defeating her requires persistence, too. But you can also take solace that with each defeated layer, she is strongly weakened as well. In fact, her demise came at the hands of the last layer. It was her own eunuchs that threw her out of the window and dogs finished her!
Again I repeat, you (the target) must see the woman or man who is being used by this spirit as a victim as well. This is always difficult to accept by the target, but you must know this and truly love the person and have mercy upon such an individual.
It is easy to run away from such people, but God loves them and does not want them to end up in Hell, so He may have CHOSEN you to bring about deliverance in the life of such a person, just as He delivered you from sin, too. So, see this as an assignment from your King.
It is my prayer that you will see how God is using all these things to work out His will in your life, for the Scriptures say: “Moreover we know that to those who love God, who are called according to his plan, everything that happens fits into a pattern for good.” [Romans 8:28 J.B. Phillips NT]
Most Powerful Weapon. You have some weapon that Jezebel has never understood and will never understand – love and forgiveness. Love and forgiveness keeps you in the spirit realm of God, but Jezebel will always try to drag you into her carnal territory of tit-for-tat and retaliation.
If you fall for her tactic, you will lose miserably – devils have been at this game for over 6,000 years!
“Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” [Luke 23:24]
But, you must be careful to deal with her if she does not truly repents. This is extremely important, otherwise, she will see your exercise of love as a weakness and would do her best to take advantage of you as well.
Jezebel has destroyed many lives, but it is not as strong as we have made it to be, its strength is also its greatest weakness, if you know what to do with it.
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