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    Spirit  of  Jezebel   -   Pt. I

    Witchcraft      Rebellion      Manipulation      Control      Power

     

       As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them.   O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.       Isaiah 3:12

       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.       Revelation 2:20

     

       The Jezebel spirit is born of witchcraft and rebellion.   It attacks the Anointed of God and the Spiritual Authority of the Home and the Church.   She seeks to spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically emasculate every man she comes in contact with.   She brings a Curse:   the root cause of cancer in women.

       To understand the spirit of Jezebel, we must understand the genesis of this personality in the Bible.   The first mention of Jezebel is seen in the rebellious, manipulative, wife of King Ahab.   Although we refer to Jezebel as 'she' this spirit is without gender.   Bear in mind that the spirit which produced Jezebel existed long before it's namesake was born.

       In the Bible, Queen Jezebel is presented as a prime example of female dominance and witchcraft  ( I Kings 16:22; II Kings 9 ).   With her wiles and witchcraft Queen Jezebel of Israel, persuaded her husband to allow her to usurp authority in the kingdom.   By doing this he sold himself into her spiritual whoredom ( I Kings 21:4-10, 20, 25;  II Kings 9:22 ).

       It was actually this spirit, operating through Queen Jezebel, which had caused over ten million Hebrews - all but seven thousand faithful souls - to bow to Baal and  " . . forsake the covenant, destroy the sacred alters . . and kill the prophets"  ( I Kings 19:14-18 ).    This one spirit was nearly totally responsible for corrupting an entire nation, and this principality has come full force against our nation.

       The spirit of Jezebel is basically a controlling spirit, working through the lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.   When we speak of Jezebel, we are identifying the source in our society of obsessive senuality and unbridled witchcraft.   It fosters a distrust and hatred of men in general.   The Jezebel spirit is a man hater and seeks to emasculate all men, and divest them of their authority and power over others.

       This spirit establishes its strongholds primarily in women; however, many men have been victimized by it as well.   It is important to note that, while men in leadership are the main targets of most principalities, Jezebel is more attracted to the uniqueness of the female psyche in its sophisticated ability to manipulate without force.

       Look for Jezebel to target women who are embittered against men, either through neglect or misuse of authority.   This spirit operates through women who, because of insecurity, or vanity, desire to control and dominate others.   Jezebel is there behind the woman who publicly humiliates her husband with her tongue, and then controls him by his fear of public embarrassment.

       It is aptly descriptive of the largely materiarchal society we have in America, for the past two generations.   Female dominance has heavily influenced, and at times controlled, the social and spiritual sectors of life.   This same spirit has invaded the fields of finance, business, and religion, expressing itself in out right sorcery, and witchcraft, affecting every segment of society.   Because of the years of Jezebellic leavening, men have become as adept as women in utilizing and developing this power to manipulate and control people.

       Jezebel's spirit flows unhindered throughout the entertainment industries.   It flaunts itself in the world of fashion; it holds degrees in the philosophical departments of our schools and colleges.   She is the destroyer of politician and preacher alike.   She is the cruel motivator behind abortion.   It is Jezebel who generates dissatisfaction between spouses.

       Sorcery is a specific type of witchcraft used to gain one's own ends through manipulative spiritual powers.   It operates through the mind and ego of the sorcerer and is carried out by spirits of witchcraft.   Mind control spirits work to subject the mind, the emotions, will and body to the control and whims of the sorcerer.

      Just as Satan used questions to challenge the validity of God's Word and create doubts ( I.e., in Eden, "Yea and did God say . . ?";  to Jesus, "If thou be the Son of God . . " ) so those moved by the Jezebellic demons still employ the same tactics.   Directly or indirectly, through attitudes, emotions, and insinuations, they question those around them.   This is calculated to cause doubt about a person's manhood, worth, and ability.

       The efforts of unsuspected practicing of witchcraft are just as disastrous as open contact with the occult.   Confusion, suicide, spiritual blindness, loss of children, and broken homes are a few by products.   Impotence in husbands, frigidity in wives, doubts, and fears, all work together to prevent and destroy any meaningful and satisfying sexual relationship.   Remember, the enemy comes to steal, to kill, and to destroy. 

       Persons driven by Jezebellic spirits can be recognized ( James 3:13-18 ).   They are motivated and driven by dominance, not meekness and wisdom.   Surrounded by bitter envying in home and churches, the lives of those closest to them will stay in a state of constant confusion.   There will be other evil works, manifested, including rebellion.   Breaking the laws of man, backbiting and slander are often present.

       A victim of any one or a combination of these pressures for any length of time will be crippled in some way.   They are dulled by confusion, tormented by fears, and often become so indicisive that they have trouble making simplest decisions.   Doubt and apprehension will many times keep the spiritually immature and weak.

       Hopefully, those who read this will be alerted to the dangers by seeing the connection between matriarchies and witchcraft.   It is not intended as an attack on women, but to expose the workings of the enemy to ensnare, degrade, and enslave them.

       There is also a corresponding or complementary spirit to Jezebel which we call the Ahab spirit.   This brings destruction of the family priesthood, laziness, and sluggishness, in males who allow females to dominate and control, but despise and hate them for it.

       These spiritual forces do their most deadly and telling damage when they are able to work covertly, undetected.   It is a sad fact that those most active in this maneuvering for control are usually oblivious to the fact that they themselves are being controlled and driven.

       Jezebel is fiercely independent and intensely ambitious for pre-eminence and control.   The name 'Jezebel', literally translated, means 'without co-habitation'.   This simply means she refuses 'to live together' or 'co-habit' with anyone.   Jezebel will not dwell with anyone unless she can control and dominate the relationship.   When she seems 'submissive' or 'slave-like', it is only for the sake of gaining some strategic advantage.   From her heart, she yields to no one.

       The spirit of Jezebel enters the family situation wherever God's divine order of authority is either not known or is ignored.   God's divine order is basically simple:  The authority of man is Christ; the authority of woman is man;  the authority of Christ is God ( I Corinthians 11:3 ).   Friends, death, circumstances, the economy, war, famine, nor anything else can change the fact that the 'head' of every woman is man, no more than they would change the fact that God is the 'head' of Christ.   Any tampering with God's structuring of family authority will open the woman and her children to Satanic attack.   The Jezebel influence is rooted in witchcraft and rebellion and causes women to forsake the protection and place given them in God's word.

    Spiritual Covering or Protection:

       The Word of God teaches the man is the 'head' or 'authority' of the woman, thus the 'head' or 'authority' of the home.

       But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.       I Corinthians 11:3

       For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church:  and He is Savior of the body.       Ephesians 5:23

       Many men use these scriptures to justify their egotistical need to 'lord over' and 'abuse' their wives.   On the other hand, many women rebel, dominate, manipulate, and control their husbands.   Either extreme throws the home into absolute chaos.

       God is not a God of confusion and chaos, but a God of order, love, compassion, peace, and unity!

       The family line of curses come into play when scripture is violated by husband and wife.   Most people do not realize that if a home is out of order God will allow that home to come under a curse.   Too many fathers, through rebellion and lust, have not lived a godly example to their wife and children.   The end result of this neglect opens the door for rebellion spirits to enter the wife and children.   Too many men fail to provide spiritual leadership in their home and then, too often, the spirit of Jezebel surfaces in the wife causing the wife to be forced into headship of the home which is totally demonic.   This is a very serious part of the Ahab spirit at work.

       An earthly and natural reaction is to take authority from necessity.   Because a woman is not designed mentally, emotionally, physically, or spiritually to wield authority, her actions soon become sensual.   Because of her limitations she is forced to connive and manipulate to control those around her, resorting to tears, anger, pouting, and fake sickness to coerce.   At this point her actions become demonic, controlled by demons, because she is out of the will of God ( James 3:15 ).

       Of course there are cases where women are thrown into headship of the family because of death, or legitimate separation form their husbands.   In these instances God's Word provides covering for them through remarriage, their pastors, and, in some cases, through a male relative.

       And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.       Acts 16:31

       Now, pay attention, here is the protection.

       For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.   Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.   For this cause ought the woman to have power or authority on the head ( covering her, protecting her ) because of the angels.       I Corinthians 11:8-10

       The word used in this verse for 'angels' is the Greek word 'aggelos', the same word used in II Corinthians 12:7, to describe Paul's thorn in the flesh, translated 'messenger'.

       And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.       II Corinthians 12:7

       Why would the woman need protection from angels?   Aren't the angels ministering spirits, ministering to the 'Believers'?   Sure they are!   The two words here are referring to 'fallen' angels, or demonic spirits.   As a 'Blood Covenant Child of the Living God', the husband is given the responsibility and duty to provide protection over the wife and home from evil spirits, or demonic beings.

       When a man accepts Jesus as his personal Savior and is Born-again, he enters into a 'Blood Covenant' with God.   A benefit of that covenant is a spiritual covering or protection for his family.   This is not salvation, for each individual must seek out his or hers own salvation.   This is a 'blood covering' protecting each member of the family from the demonic spirits.

    Husbands, Jezebels manipulation and control:

       Many times Christian women will talk much about submission and obedience to their husbands, but both, husband and children know that it is all just talk.   When she ask her husband what she should do and he answers the way she wants, fine and good.   If not, then a series of determined maneuvers begin, calculated to force him to change his decision.   She has not the slightest inclination to cheerfully submit to his judgement and her campaign to have her own way in the matter will eventually provoke him into anger.   She then 'meekly' points out that she can never talk to him about anything without his becoming argumentative.   Rather than to believe that God will give her husband wisdom to guide the family because of his position of authority, and praying for him, she sets about to accomplish things in her own devious ways.   This constant maneuvering and pressuring is sensed and resented by all the males in the household and leads to many problems.

       The husband's life becomes a series of quiet but furious refusals to become involved.   At home he winces under her proud looks, sharp tongue, emotional outbursts, and bedroom blackmail.   Increasingly he retreats into the newspaper, sleep, alcohol, work, TV, computer, sports, adultery, or some other area outside the home, striving to find appreciation and satisfaction.

       While Jezebel uses every means of sexual perversity known in hell, immorality is not the issue; control is what she seeks, using the power of sexual passions for the purpose of possessing men.   To a woman under the influence of Jezebel, 'conquering' a man need not involve physical contact if a seductive glance of her eyes will capture him.

       To prove his manhood and escape her emasculating blows to his male ego, he may withdraw physically from his wife.   If she becomes repulsive to him with her driving, ranting, and accusing, he often becomes impotent.   The sex drive, strong though it is, can be blunted by such a barrage.   No matter what he does, it is not enough, nor is it done right.

       Bedroom blackmail and rationing are another form of the Jezebellian strategy.   This situation is the source of much marital discord.   Many women use sex as a tool to get their own way and bargain with their husband until the men feel as if they were dealing with a prostitute.   If she is displeased she will communicate her sullen rebellion, even in submission, and her husband certainly finds no satisfaction in such a strained episode.   Without a word she can severely wound his male ego, often causing him to become impotent with her and raising serious doubts in his own mind about his virility.   The morsel of sex which he receives from her is so degrading to him personally that it becomes repulsive and, far from anticipation, he begins to dread and shun such contact.   This impotence is a cross which has driven many a man to other women, drink, pornography, and other pursuits to drown out the bitter defeat he feels with the woman he loves.

       A woman may tell her husband that if he were a real man, he would be able to make more money.   Or she might be more subtle and just sigh that it would be nice to have this or that, but, of course, they cannot afford it.   The man, already sensitive and feeling inadequate because of the need for more money, will be pressured to secure what his wife wants.   Next in the campaign of intimidation and insinuation, is spoken or implied statements, that if he really loved her, he would provide for her needs.   Often she determines to go to work because of dissatisfaction with her husband's provision.

       These maneuvers can bring incredible pressure on the man and force him to strike out to prove his own worth and preserve his self-respect.   In a woman driven by the Jezebel spirit there is no satiating of her constant 'needs' and endless demands.   Eventually, disgusted and frustrated, the husband is driven into a life of defeat and hopelessness by his wife's ceaseless demands and complaints.   Angrily, he may agree to her going to work in order to satisfy her appetite for the things he cannot supply.   He hopes this will pacify her.   She increasingly assumes control and direction of the finances in the family.   As the discouraged husband retreats from responsibility, he makes the most tragic abduction of all, that of spiritual head of the home and family.

       Another way the Jezebel spirit drives is to arrange for the husband never to have any rest or relaxation from her demands on his time and attention.   She works constantly to cause him to feel guilty and neglectful when he devotes himself to being a hard worker to make a living.   If the money is sufficient, there is constant whining about all the time spent at work.   She comes up with endless projects at home, many of which should be handled by her, to drain him of all spare time and energy.

       If the husband is tired and wishes to relax, he is lazy.   If he wants to postpone something because he is weary, then he is deliberately neglecting the needs of his family.   Many women have this procedure down to a science and keep their husbands in a constant state of turmoil, guilt, and weariness, often to cover the fact that they have neglected their own duties at home.

       Another cruel method of control is a 'silence' which is sort of hypnotic control or charming.   The person given this treatment is often left guessing what he has done and must bend every effort to discover how he has offended.   Again this makes the one exercising the control spirit the center of attention and the one who must be mollified.

       A great example of Jezebel's powerful demonic 'anointing' is intimidation, creating fear, causing men of God to withdraw.   Jezebel steals our vision.   Jezebel will even make us depressed and anxious when there is nothing significantly different in our circumstances.   If there are difficult circumstances, this spirit will tell us they are insurmountable, impossible, and overwhelming.   Jezebel will make us feel like dying, when in reality, we are God's man of the hour.

       Many lost husbands refuse to accept Christ and others resist receiving the Baptism of Jesus in the Holy Spirit because the militant pushing by their spouse turns them off.   Wives who bombard with tapes, books, and testimonies seeking to force them to do what is right, almost always fail.   Certainly their approach is unscriptural.   Instinctively the male know that spiritual leadership is a masculine prerogative.   Scripture is clear that an unbelieving husband is won by the quiet and obedient submission of his wife, as he sees her godly life and walk.

       If he attends church, he seldom does more than sit back, fearful of the sharp and critical tongue of his wife.   She speaks out for the family in spiritual matters and he becomes more silent.

       The Jezebel spirit does not always assume a brash, bossy and aggressive stance, openly over bearing or dominant.   There is a more subtle manisfestation.   The woman is outwardly sweet and unassuming, a picture of demure helplessness and feminine flutterings.   False sickness or injury is another convenient way of dodging responsibility and gaining sympathy at the same time.   There is not a helpless bone in her delicate body!   Actually, there is a mailed fist of fiercest determination and rebellion under that velvet glove.

       To be continued in Spirit of Jezebel  -  Pt. II

     

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