In this episode TruthSeekah and Michael Basham speak about overcoming the spirit of Jezebel and how to break free from her attacks. By understanding what this spirit is an how it operates determines whether or not we will find victory from such vile attacks. In Ephesians 6:12 we are told that we do not war after flesh and blood but against spiritual wickedness in high places. This should be 101 for the majority of Christians but many fall victim because they have not been equipped to do battle in spiritual warfare. The spirit of Jezebel is still alive and thriving within many churches in the area of manipulation, backbiting and working her witchcraft. Her end goal is the same as the woman Jezebel mentioned in the book of 1 Kings in the Bible and that is to destroy the prophets of God by any means necessary. Jezebel masquerades as being religious but worships at the altar of Baal. Her poise is that of jealousy as she feels that she is more qualified for positions that God has only given to his anointed. The spirit of Jezebel encourages people to slander and gossip. This can be fatal to friendships and to the unity that we all so desperately desire in Christ. When there is backbiting and backstabbing in a circle of people, unity cannot survive and the people will perish. Jezebel brings in a spirit of lies and untruths and causes people to harm one another emotionally rather than build each other up in the faith like we were meant to. We need to learn how to recognize the spirit of Jezebel and pray and get it out of our midst to truly see the fruit of the spirit come forth.
What’s wrong with slander?
Matthew 12:36-37 “I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
When the prophets begin to prophesy, when they begin to do miracles and to minister the Spirit of Jezebel will appear just like it did for Elijah.
1. Tries to destroy the reputation of the prophets of God
Jezebel Brings In With Her the Spirit of slander / Accusation / Backbiting
The spirit of Jezebel tries to use discouragement through backbiting and gossip
It is the spirit of Manipulation
This spirit that is very present in churches.
Jezebel Spirit operates through leaders in many church circles as finger pointing and name calling. It may sound like “Stay away from so and so, and it usually means that they are putting other people and ministers down so that they make themselves look better. This is even what you see in denominationalism. Different denominations competing for followers and reputation. When you are trying to build an organization this spirit is very key. Kill the competition. But we must understand that the true church of Jesus Christ doesn’t function as an organization but an organism. Living, breathing and thriving, hence, the body of Christ, when we all come together and form Christ on the earth. Where two or more are gathered there I am in the midst of them. That’s the meaning of Church. Jezebels agenda is self worship.
Jezebels plan is to silence your voice
Through depression, inadequacy and you will always fall prey if you continue to look for validation from others to pursue the call of God on your life.