The Jezebel Spirit – The Consequences Of Committing Adultery With Her (Part 3 of 3)
It has never been God’s intention for those who have a personal love relationship with Him–which in reality means to be married to Jesus Christ–to live in defeat, lacking the financial means for living and giving, to always battle with sickness, or die prematurely. On the contrary, God’s desire and prayer for us is that we may prosper in all things and be in health, just as our souls prosper. See 3 John 2 NKJV
Jesus the Bridegroom, showed us how much He loved us by giving His life for us and washing us from all sin. Now, He is looking forward to coming back for a glorious church, His Bride, and that is us, living free from sin and evil attachments or as the Bible describes it, “without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish.” (Ephesians 5:26-27 NLT)
But for some reason something has driven a wedge between us and Jesus in our marriage with Him, causing us to struggle, feeling spiritually isolated from God, feeling guilty and fearful, resulting in us becoming ineffective as Christians for God’s Kingdom. We lost the ability to walk in God’s power, unconditional love, and having a sound and not confused mind. That “something” that has come between us and God, is what I call the “sin of committing spiritual adultery”, where we knowingly or unknowingly have allowed someone or something to become more important to us than our husband, Jesus, which is the same thing as having an idol.
In the natural world, the definition of adultery is referred to as extramarital sex, infidelity, or voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and another person who is not his or her spouse.
In the spiritual realm, it means we have entered into an extramarital affair with somebody other than God, and we are now reaping the consequences of its curse.
Listen! The LORD is not too weak to save you, and he is not becoming deaf. He can hear you when you call. But there is a problem — your sins have cut you off from God. Isaiah 59:1-2 NLT.
In other words, because we have committed the sin of adultery, it has literally broken and fractured our marriage relationship with God.
Much of the source of our sins is rooted in the Jezebel spirit, whose clear purpose is to seduce us and lead us away from God by having us commit spiritual adultery with her. The spirit of Jezebel is a rebellious spirit that is born out of witchcraft.
Those who are “infected” with the Jezebel spirit are evil, and practice evil. Their character traits are well described and categorized in the secular world who classify these people as narcissists or psychopaths for whom there is no healing treatment or cure.
Two Types of Jezebel Personality
There are two types of Jezebel personalities: The high-profile type who is loud and vocal and is the one who wears the pants in the family. And then there is the low-profile type who is generally soft-spoken, giving the illusion of being motherly, protective, and even very submissive. The latter type is the most dangerous, as this is the most difficult to discern. She relies heavily on manipulation and is very subtle and crafty.
Although the Spirit of Jezebel is genderless, it is usually women who possess it because of its seductive sexual nature.
Characteristics of the evil Jezebel spirit
She is proud, likes self-worship, is arrogant and power hungry. She seeks recognition and affirmation. Her identity is based on her performance rather than having her value in Jesus Christ.
She often succeeds well in the pursuit of her goals, and in this process she hinders others in learning to operate in the gifts and talents God gave them, because she jumps in before anyone else can.
She never wants to be accountable, but instead she is resentful and tries to attack and intimidate those who are trying to make her accountable.
She is seductive. She uses any type of seduction available, to manipulate her way to gaining control and power, flirtation being one of them. She uses a spiritual seduction which operates on both men and women. Although Jezebel usually dislikes women, she will seduce women in position of authority, or wives of those in authority. Jezebel always seeks to be the efficient executive assistant at the side of a powerful businessman or church leader. Men are almost always blind to her seduction as she flatters them with her attention.
She is bitter and often openly envious of others. For instance, she jealously stands in the way of others receiving attention or recognition, applause, and a position of power.
She murmurs and complains to get her way.
She is not easily satisfied no matter what people do to appease her.
She clearly lacks in humility. She is unrepentant, stubborn, and will never admit any wrong doing.
She schemes and plots to get what she wants.
Here is a good example of how the Bible breaks down this evil behavior of scheming and plotting to obtain what we want:
What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Isn’t it the whole army of evil desires at war within you? You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous for what others have, and you can’t possess it, so you fight and quarrel to take it away from them. And yet the reason you don’t have what you want is that you don’t ask God for it. And even when you do ask, you don’t get it because your whole motive is wrong — you want only what will give you pleasure. James 4:1-3 NLT
She is controlling and very manipulative.
She is selfish.
She is critical of others.
She is bossy, and rebels against authority that seeks to replace her.
She is a back-stabber and craftily uses lies to discredit others.
She is emotionally cold.
She will never give you her approval.
She puts impossible, high expectations on others.
She is unable to acknowledge the pain she causes others.
She is usually very calculated but acts innocent.
She only gives conditional love.
She hates the true prophets of God and seeks to persecute and destroy them.
She belittles men and emasculates those who allow her to dominate and get her will. She HATES men of authority who discern her spirit.
She is delusional and likes to give herself prominent name titles.
If you have experienced these things, it is likely that you have encountered the spirit of Jezebel. This spirit can work through friends, relatives, work colleagues, as well as believers in the church. The truth of the matter is that we all are susceptible to some of these behaviors. That is why it is important to note that just because a person exhibits one or more of these characteristics, it doesn’t automatically make that person a Jezebel. We need to have the spirit of discernment to be able to identify this spirit, as Jesus exposed this evil spirit in the church of Thyatira, saying to them:
I know all the things you do — your love, your faith, your service, and your patient endurance. And I can see your constant improvement in all these things. But I have this complaint against you. You are permitting that woman — that Jezebel who calls herself a prophet — to lead my servants astray. She is encouraging them to worship idols, eat food offered to idols, and commit sexual sin. Revelation 2:19-20 NLT
It is interesting to see here, that Jezebel makes this seemingly good church, who is allowing her, believe that she speaks on behalf of God, because she has proclaimed herself to be a prophetess. Therefore, it has become relatively easy for Jezebel to teach the church whatever she wants them to hear and believe, and in doing so, craftily removing the people’s focus on Jesus onto herself. Jezebel causes them to worship, support, defend, and idolize her and her so-called ‘deeper truths’ teachings, like we hear many preaching nowadays. These are teachings that only focus on how you can get wealthy and get stuff for your own pleasure. In other words, Jezebel makes the church gratify itself by having them eat food offered to idols (idol food=false teachings), and because of that they commit adultery with her. But Jesus calls these false teachings, the depths of Satan (See Revelation 2:24 NLT)
I gave her time to repent, but she would not turn away from her immorality. Therefore, I will throw her upon a sickbed, and she will suffer greatly with all who commit adultery with her, unless they turn away from all their evil deeds. I will strike her children dead. And all the churches will know that I am the one who searches out the thoughts and intentions of every person. And I will give to each of you whatever you deserve. Revelation 2:21-23 NLT
The consequences of committing adultery with Jezebel are very serious. We will suffer hugely emotionally, physically, financially, and even to the point of death. But what you can see in the above scripture is that God mercifully provides time and opportunity for repentance from the sin of indulging in this Jezebel deception.
Those who are infected and infested with the Spirit of Jezebel stubbornly do not want to repent from their evil deeds. But those who commit adultery with Jezebel are often more open to want to turn away from their sins.
In order to regain the blessings of breakthrough of God upon our lives we need to first of all repent and then fully turn away from ALL evil deeds, which means breaking with ALL ties connecting us to the Spirit of Jezebel, emotionally and physically.
The spirit of Jezebel is very wicked and is determined to retaliate on anybody who wants to escape her deadly claws. Therefore, it will send demons of intimidation, fear, and discouragement to try to get you back into the relationship with her and getting under her control.
This is the prescription that God gives us in order for us to be healed and set free from the wounds caused by committing adultery with Jezebel, to restore our marriage relationship with Jesus:
So humble yourselves before God. Resist the Devil, and he will flee from you. Draw close to God, and God will draw close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, you hypocrites. Let there be tears for the wrong things you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. When you bow down before the Lord and admit your dependence on him, he will lift you up and give you honor. James 4:7-10 NLT
JESUS CHRIST SAYS:
To all who are victorious, who obey me to the very end, I will give authority over all the nations. (Revelation 2:26 NLT)
Copyright © 2008 Sophia and Edwin Christiaan, used with permission.
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May 29th/2012 Edit:
Don’t forget to check out our latest podcast episode with authors Stephen R. Crosby and S.J. Hill, The New Jezebel: