By Anu Rekha
The spirit of Jezebel is always around us and it seeks to hide itself, seduce, intimidate, manipulate and trade in human souls. It is a religious spirit but it promotes religious things that are contrary to God. Jezebel promotes fleshly indulgence amongst God’s people and shuns the cross. The Jezebel spirit is the enemy of the true prophets of the Lord.
Some people talk about the “Jezebel” spirit because this is the kind of spirit that was working powerfully through Queen Jezebel, a Sidonian princess who married King Ahab of Israel, and killed so many prophets of God. The book of Revelation has a chapter almost exclusively devoted to exposing this spirit – Chapter 17. In this chapter we read that the woman is drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. (Revelation 17:6). So this spirit especially hates and seeks to murder righteous people and those who speak faithfully the Word of the Lord, just as Jezebel the wife of Ahab was responsible for most of the true prophets of Yahweh in her day (1 Kings 18:13).
To say ‘No’ to this spirit you will start to experience opposition in this life. You can dream along well enough and live a life of carnal pleasure, telling yourself you are Christian, without having too much trouble from this spirit, because in this way you are still held captive. Try to break free and you will see what it is. But, the good news is that God has promised to judge and destroy this spirit and its works. This will not come without pain to the people of the world.
There are problems with the Jezebel Spirit in many churches (charismatic/evangelical churches). The person with this spirit is often unaware of it, so are the people around them. She shows her true colors and nature quite slowly and cunningly and ends up overpowering the situations around her. Either they come to full control of the local church or finally divides it. People are leaving churches due to this spirit. The main target of this spirit are the leaders and elders of the church. Not only the church rather the whole world is coming under her wings; be it our home, society, country or the whole world. Jezebel spirit is growing in numbers each day. It leaves a person in total deception. .The Jezebel spirit steals your peace. This spirits bring much confusion to a church. They bring sickness, discord, and adultery. A little leaven will leaven the whole lump. It will hit everyone unless we learn to recognize her and throw her down like Jehu who destroyed Jezebel by throwing her down off the wall 2 Kings 9:33.