09/15/2018: Come Out Jezebel

  Jezebel, who or what is Jezebel? Well, Jezebel is no longer with us in body, but however there is this thing called the Jezebel spirit. She is not a spirit, but the idea of Jezebel is in the wind everywhere. So, who is this woman anyway? To find out more about her we need to go to God’s Holy Word, you know the Written Word, the Bible [Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth] book, His Love letter to us?   1 KINGS 16:31 And it came about, as though it had been a trivial thing For him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, That he married his Daughter Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went to serve Baal And worship him.              
Now here we are learning about Ahab the son of Obed and how he got hooked up with Lady Jezebel (and I use the word Lady with bitten tongue.) WE see that her fathers name was Ethbaal [“with Baal” or “man of Baal”] {The Revell Bible Dictionary}. He was a Baal worshipper and so she was raised in that belief, so here we see what it means when the Bible says “bring up a child in the way they should go, and when they get older they will not depart from it” (it being the concept of what to believe in, or what/whom to worship.) Because of her upbringing she didn’t know any better then what she did.   1 KINGS 18:4a For it came about, when Jezebel destroyed the prophets of the Lord.              
After she had done this Elijah had all the prophets of Baal killed and when Jezebel heard of what Elijah had done she sent Elijah a message that read:   1 KINGS 19:1 & 2 Now Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, And how he killed all the prophets with the sword. 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 at this time.             
Jezebel, if I might add, did not have any great love for the Prophets of God, hers were more for the ways of the world and what they understood. Let me, at this time, share with you eleven indicators of a Jezebel spirit so that you may be able to identify them in your church. Now, first of all, this spirit knows no gender and can manipulate anybody. Here are the indicators:                        
1] People influenced by the Jezebel spirit have fear issues of rejection. They control others so that they will not be hurt. Generally there is a history of trauma or abuse.                          
2] They target the headship. They offer free help to be their top assistant because they want their protection. It hides from the leaders but manifests in front of others.                          
3] They make commitments and promises and use recommendations from others to impress others.                         
  4] They seem super spiritual in an exaggerated way to gain acceptance and attention. They have their own agenda. They are looking for disciples of their own. They whine until they get their way.                          
5] They isolate and pit people against each other privately and individually behind closed doors.                          
6] They play the victim. They are never wrong. They blame everyone else. They play on compassion to block discernment.             
 7] They use false humility and feel entitled or owed something.                          
8] They are not accountable to anyone and often accuse others of being a Jezebel.                                  
9] They look for others who are hurt and wounded to mentor them.                          
10] They accuse people falsely.                          
11] They operate with insecurity.                          
12] They initiate witchcraft prayers based on selfish motivation.                                                
(These are quoted from Charisma Magazine)   REVELATIONS 2:20 But I have this against you, that you Tolerate the woman Jezebel, who Calls herself a prophetess, and she Teaches and leads my bond servants Astray, so that they commit acts of Immorality and eat things sacrificed To idols. Tolerate: To allow the existence, presence, Practice, or act of [something that one does Not like or agree with] without prohibition Or hindrance; permit.              
Let me make this clear, the Jezebel spirit is not confined to just women, but it can influence men and children as well. Discernment is key here in identifying the Jezebel spirit before it can disrupt and/or destroy a body of believers. I will not leave you unprepared for defeating this kind of spirit, in fact I will give some tools to defeat it.              
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.            
PRAY THIS PRAYER   Lord I ask You to teach me Humility and Discernment That I might be found ready to approach anybody With the Jezebel spirit, that I might win them over To You and that they will know True Salvation And Agape Love. Show me the way that I must Go to live a Righteous life before You and Man. I ask this in the Mighty Name of my Savior And Lord Jesus Christ AMEN!