the Jezebel Spirit
reason why God created man was to prove to Satan that
not only was it in His nature to want to communicate
His glory to created beings, but that He could deify
him, “like the Most High”, out of the very
dust of the earth. This creature would rise out of the
slimy origins of corruptible matter and be exalted to
the supreme heights of divinity, becoming a god by participation.
This is why man in his restored and sanctified state
stands over and above the ranks of even the angels.
In the Orthodox worship, our Blessed Mother can be called;
“the sweetness of the angels,” and “higher
than the heavens,” and “more honourable
than the cherubim and beyond compare, more glorious
than the seraphim.”
our adversary, Satan, from the moment God created us
was against us. Envious that God has created us in His
image and likeness, he never ceased to use his freedom
to put man to the test and tempt him for his fall.
the world does not believe in the existence of Satan
as an evil spirit or any other evil spirit, nor does
it believe in the other dark forces that plague God’s
creation. To accept that the evil spirits exist is already
to have conquered part of the spiritual battle. But
Jesus warned us that in our days, the latest trick of
Satan is to make people believe he does not exist nor
that there is a place like hell. Many Christians today
are not aware of his presence and the presence of the
evil spirits either on the physical aspect of things
or in the spiritual sense and the effect these evil
spirits can do to us. Thus by rejecting this reality,
we are giving Satan and his fallen angels their freedom
to move and go about without being detected and without
hindering them. Satan is not just a form of evil, or
an energy, or an idea, but a real personality with intelligence.
With him are hordes of other evil spirits who are in
the same battle against the Kingdom of God, that were
they to be physically seen by the eye, they would darken
know and have learnt that evil spirits are never content
to roam around marshlands and open spaces, but are always
seeking to make their abode into a body and soul. They
roam to look for “openings” and opportunities
to lodge in souls. Apparently, demons are never impressed
while being exorcised by timid and effeminate persons,
perhaps this is why we find in the Orthodox Tradition
the practice of literally blowing away the demons and
spitting at them. In the baptismal rite the person who
is being baptised is asked to blow and spit at Satan
three times. An Orthodox priest says on this: “How
regrettable that some priests have discontinued this
custom, finding it vulgar and distasteful! O, if they
only realized what a service they do to Satan! He sure
is fond of persons with such qualities of courtesy and
refinement and appreciates their cooperation…”
Greek Orthodox father said: “The Orthodox Church
obviously has a vivid awareness of the reality of the
devil as an invisible personality who not only seeks
to take over the souls and bodies of men, but also dwells
in material things like homes, certain rooms, the air
and water. Before a person is immersed in the baptismal
water, the water is always exorcised so that it might
be liberated from demonic powers. For example, the priest
prays to God that “all invisible phantoms of the
air depart from us and let no demon of darkness be hidden
in this water, nor, we beseech Thee, O Lord, allow to
descend, with him who is now being baptized, any evil
spirit which bringeth defective reason and confusion
of thought.” He then blows into the water three
times in the form of a cross and signing it with his
hand which he dips three times, he says, “By the
sign of Thy precious Cross let all adverse powers be
Christians are not aware that they might be carriers
of one demon or more. They can never imagine that whatever
physical or psychological illness they suffer could
be caused by evil spirits that made their home in them.
Many emotional disorders, neurosis, break downs, unfounded
fears, anxieties, migraine headaches, asthma, allergies
and other psychosomatic diseases very often are caused
by a demon that has taken his abode in the soul and
body of a person. In our days if someone suggests to
them such a thing, they would laugh at the notion of
having such a demon or they would simply think your
thoughts are medieval, outdated or superstitious. Leaving
such a demon or even ignoring it would simply cause
more damage since it would be an invitation to this
evil spirit to remain permanently in us.
this article I shall mainly focus on one spirit, that
is very common and found especially in religious circles,
but as well in offices, families and circle of friends.
One could detect it easily if one knows its behaviour.
It is a product of the flesh that opens the door to
an evil spirit. It is behaviour that operates through
a person to control by the use of manipulative, domineering
and intimidating tactics. When it is in the church it
is to disrupt the flow of the Spirit. The devil hates
the prophetic flow of God, because the prophetic ministry
demands repentance and cuts away evil without compromise.
The prophet always speaks against Jezebel. Additionally,
the prophetic words come with creative power, which
renders the enemy helpless. There is such significance
in the fact that Jezebel wanted to destroy Elijah. The
Jezebel spirit hates the prophetic, uncompromising voice.
It cannot accomplish its agenda with a prophet around.
However, here, I shall not so much talk about the queen
Jezebel, married to King Ahab, because that is from
what it gets its name, but because one can read the
Scriptures and find out their story. I shall only write
of her spirit.
have a personality that has been shaped by controlling
demonic thoughts. Therefore, the person must be willing
to ruthlessly face truth and be willing to let God crucify
his flesh. The flesh and its patterns must be subjected
to the Holy Spirit daily in order for the person to
be permanently set free.
had warned the Church at Thyatira about this diabolical
spirit called Jezebel. Jezebel’s aim is to silence
God’s prophets because in doing so, it destroys
the testimony of Jesus, which is the spirit of prophecy
(Rev.19:10). It takes you away from the truth and from
the words of our Lord given to us for the benefit of
His Church, to follow what does not come from God. Expert
in aping God, it can lure many faithful away from the
real prophetic revelation that is given by God’s
grace. Since a Jezebel spirit counterfeits the prophetic
anointing in gifts, calling, and authority, a prophetic
leader will become a target of a Jezebel spirit, as
will a church in which the prophetic is held in high
regard. A prophetic church and its leaders must realize
that if the spirit of Elijah is going to return, so
will its counter-spirit – the Jezebel spirit.
these last days the Holy Spirit led us to be aware more
than ever of this evil spirit revealing to us its name.
It had infiltrated in some of our prayer groups in the
past, causing a lot of damage, frustration, quarrels,
and finally division and destruction as well as in the
Associations of True life in God. It would not fail
to penetrate as well in the good work of the Coordinators’
team and disrupt it, but with the grace of our Lord
we will always succeed in discerning it and remove it
from within our circles before damage is done. Just
like the angel removing the darnel from the wheat, I
have a feeling that these are the times when our Lord
is cleansing His field.
to face with Jezebel
these past fourteen years, how many times have I come
face to face with this spirit, but without knowing its
name! I have met individuals carrying this evil spirit
in my meetings, during encounters, in prayer groups,
and other places. How many times have I heard from them
the classical sentence: “I’m just like you.
I have exactly the same experiences as you have. I understand
you. God tells me the same things as he tells you.”
Or, “Jesus is also giving me messages very similar
to yours. We should join forces and work together.”
Or, more direct, “Jesus and the Virgin Mary told
me that we should work together.” Some would be
simple but just as deadly and would say: “Our
blessed Mother wants you to do this or that,”
indicating to me what I should be doing. These comments
would be either in verbal form or they would be in written
form, passing in my hand or through friends a written
message from “their angel” to me, or from
“Jesus or Mary,” many of which will be either
flattering me to lure me, or flogging me because I had
true gift of the Holy Spirit never labels itself but
allows God to let it be discovered. Since it is His
work and He intends to deal with it, He will see to
it to be known in His time. If one has a genuine call
of God, people will recognize it. But so many who are
not given the gift of prophecy, go around wearing a
badge, cheapening themselves by sticking the label on
I was in transit in Nice one day and waiting for my
plane, I was approached by a young lady who apparently
had recognized me. She said that she had been reading
the TLIG inspirations and was delighted with its contents.
Just before leaving she pulled out her private card
which contained her name and just below her name was
her profession. It read: “Messenger of God.”
How brazen can one get!
recently we had to face this evil spirit again in several
different places. Thanks for Fr. Abberton and Fr. Sullivan’s
help, this evil spirit was dealt with great success
but not without a struggle. Unfortunately to this day,
those that carried it and were asked to go for deliverance
prayers and healing have not gone. It is very difficult
to bend pride in them or submit to their self-ego. Those
that said they went for deliverance prayers, went there
unconvinced that they were carrying this spirit; denying
what they carry does not help much because they block
themselves to the Spirit who is ready to heal them.
calling herself a “prophetess,” Jezebel
was teaching and leading God’s bondservants astray.
Over the centuries, she has been around, seeking to
attack the prophetic ministry given either on a person
or in the Church, and where the prophetic gift is present,
you can be sure that sooner or later the Jezebel spirit
will manifest itself. I sometimes doubt that the person
carrying the Jezebel spirit has any notion that she
or he carries it, since this person is determined in
reaching his or her goal at any price.
most deceiving to many is that Jezebel was religious
and did religious things. She was the daughter of Ethbaal,
meaning “with Baal”. She converted her husband
Ahab to follow Baal. Ahab married her against God’s
command. The name Jezebel specifically means “without
dwelling or habitation.” A true explanation of
Jezebel can clearly be described as the worship of self-will.
characteristics of Jezebel
clear battle with the Jezebel spirit is over people.
In the church, that spirit desires to rule and control
the people of God. If we are not people of decision,
we will fall under the spell of the Jezebel spirit.
She is a supporter of, and heavily influential in, religious
organization as well as politics. While Jezebel is religious,
she wields her false power against the true prophetic
flow of God. She hates the prophets and all prophetic
ministry. Specifically she hates repentance, humility
and intercessory prayer, because they destroy her strongholds
of stubbornness and pride.
love to project a sense of power they do not have. It
is based on intimidation, in order to cloud the minds
of those they desire to oppress. How frequently that
spirit tries to wield influence: In the church –
“If you take this action, we will withhold our
tithe.” Or, “Submit to me, or you won’t
have a spiritual covering.” In spiritual organizations,
- “If you don’t see it my way, I will just
pull out and you can deal without me and all the work
I prepared I will keep.” Yes, if one does not
go along with his or her action, there will be consequences.
Intimidation always seeks to move the person through
threats. This use of fear puts the victim under control
out of fear of losing something precious to him. This
is blackmail and far from God’s love, because
these are all improper channels, use of illegitimate
power and authority, projection of power that is not
ours to use. This by no means insinuates that a person
shouldn’t stand up for himself, but rather that
it should be done through proper channels. Manipulating,
intimidating and dominating another human being are
blatant uses of control and illegitimate authority.
the first stages of my witnessing while in Switzerland
I was approached by a lady who seemed quite gentle and
eager to give some help in the French translations.
As I had no one yet, I accepted her offer. Her husband
worked in a school and was teaching French Literature.
She appeared to be the right person to translate as
her husband could give some light as well in what she
translated. But after reading the text given to me,
I discovered that the terminology was far from Biblical
terminology. Jesus’ simple clear words, were turned
into French literature, losing the touch of intimacy.
And as we know, TLIG has indeed very close links of
terminology with the Scriptures. In fact there are many
quotations from the Scriptures. I took the liberty to
alter certain words that were biblical, taking them
from the French Bible. When she found out that I dared
interfere in what she called “her” work,
I was threatened and accused of interfering into what
she called perfect French, treating me as an ignorant
person who does not know refined French language, reminding
me that her husband is a teacher of French literature,
etc. She wrote a hard letter to me and said that either
they do it their way without me altering their language
and putting it into Biblical language, or they would
pull out. After consulting my confessor, he advised
me to let them go.
called her and said to her that I don’t accept
what she said. Frustrated, she asked me to give her
back her translated manuscript. Immediately I turned
to our Lord and asked Him to send me a translator. That
same evening Lucien Lombard called me and asked me if
he could do some work, perhaps translations? That is
how our Lord works. If one instrument fails Him, He
replaces that person. No problem.
lady then, having been stopped to work in the translations,
wrote her own book of “divine messages”.
Went over to Belgium and had them print them out. The
Jezebel spirit is also vengeful. She started to approach
many of my friends to tell them how evil I was and that
she too had visions. In one of her visions, she said,
she saw Padre Pio, who indicated to her that I was indeed
very evil and that I was a false prophet. As this was
not enough to get even with me, she opened a website
against TLIG. Her mission was to destroy the prophetic
flow of God. To my knowledge her site is still there.
other traits of Jezebel playing the Master - playing
is clearly a conscious resignation and surrendering
to the victim mentality. “When you see yourself
as a victim, you literally enter into sin with Jezebel,
because you are not resisting her,” says one book
about the Jezebel spirit. They talk about brotherly
love but they do just the opposite, consciously or unconsciously.
This “love” is not a divine love or even
a refined human love. Rather, it is totally selfish
love with its own agenda, seeking recognition or control.
They would even use a religious term, fasting, and a
religious occasion to bring their will to pass. They
would quote passages out of Scriptures to you and preach
to you and give you a full conference of moral values
to show to you how wicked you are and how far from God
your thoughts are, contrast to how good they are, yet
victimized. In other words, they would play the Master
who are spiritually elevated and exceeding you, instead
of the humble servants of God who follow what Scriptures
say: “There must be no competition among you,
no conceit; but everybody is to be self-effacing. Always
consider the other person to be better than yourself,
so that nobody thinks of his own interest first but
everybody thinks of the other people’s interests
instead.” (Philippians 2: 3-4).
I have noticed has many traits. She will take any trait
so long as she attains her goal. The other façade
to manipulate will be this of a Martyr instead of playing
the Master. This façade of Jezebel will try and
manipulate everyone, accusing them as evil towards her.
They go around to make you believe you are misunderstanding
them and that you are chasing innocent blood, just like
The Sacrificial Lamb or martyred as the Saint Martyrs.
We had one who compared himself to Jesus the Supreme
Victim, when Jesus was forced to leave Israel because
of Herod. This person I am writing of carried the Ahab
spirit and was manipulated by a Jezebel spirit. At times
though he himself carried the Jezebel spirit and through
his characteristics I started to believe that as a person
can have a double personality so it could be with the
spirits lodging inside people. I believe that this particular
person carried both spirits; in that particular event
I will be speaking of he carried both.
leader of our prayer group had allowed another person
who had the Jezebel spirit to take over not only his
spiritual activities for his own selfish agenda but
also our prayer group. He thought by proclaiming the
Jezebel spirit as The Prophet and Healer it would gain
him popularity in a declining and dying prayer group.
When I discovered and confronted the two spirits, the
leader who carried the Ahab spirit tried to put the
blame on other innocent people accusing them of all
sorts of things. This is why I believe that one can
carry both spirits. From Ahab, he became Jezebel because
he had no problem to lie so long as he would gain his
cause. Jezebel has no problem to lie, she is known to
be notorious in lying. This leader of our prayer group
was forced to leave not only the prayer group but the
country he lived in as well, to avoid a court case that
was declared on him and is still pending. Although he
was advised to go to a deliverance and healing retreat,
he refused, acting as though he was unjustly attacked.
Taking on the spirit of a martyr, unfortunately they
would enlist many in their “cause”. This
already satisfies them without them caring they are
causing division and becoming an abomination in God’s
is also quite common for someone with a Jezebel spirit
to show up at someone’s house without notice,
saying the Lord told him to go pray for a particular
need. They feel compelled to pray over others, but this
urge is not from God.
Jezebel’s and Ahab’s spirit
the Jezebel spirit is confronted with the truth, it
would perceive the confronter as the enemy. Then it
counter-attacks with assaults against this “enemy”.
In fact, no greater wrath seems to occur than when a
controlling person is confronted. This person will never
admit guilt or relinquish the sense of power and will
retaliate against the confronter. Defensiveness is a
common reaction when a suggestion is made. Pride with
a mixture of insecurity, which is deep rooted, cannot
take correction, because all correction is perceived
as rejection. Therefore, you will never hear a person
with a controlling spirit admit he is wrong. It is always
the fault of someone else. Never is there confession
of guilt, contrition or true remorse.
Jezebel spirit is in contrast to the will of God. Her
will has become god. Her will must be accomplished,
regardless of the consequences. Not only did Jezebel
steal authority, she manipulated those in leadership.
She used lies and distortions. God waits for someone
to stand up to her – to confront her. Many succumb
to the Ahab spirit and simply turn their heads from
her tactics. They reason that, after all, she is religious
and works hard in the Church. The greatest weakness
among leaders is the fear of confrontation. They want
peace without paying the price of confronting the manipulation
and controlling tactics of the Jezebel spirit.
remember when I had to confront people with that spirit,
what a quantity of accusations suddenly poured out of
their mouth! The hatred that was being manifested suddenly,
reminded me when, in the beginning, I was attacked by
Satan. The terminology was exactly the same and this
is why I recognized Satan in these people. Before that,
they had me as a friend and were greatly appreciating
my mission, but after confronting them, they would drag
me in mire and call me all sorts of names, as well as
false prophet, and would call my mission and witnessing
as, “total rubbish.” What is interesting
is that they all react in the same way! The spirit of
Ahab though would react in a different way.
is interesting how similar Jezebel’s reactions
are to those of Satan. When the devil tried to infiltrate
into the writings in the beginning and I would discover
him, his language suddenly from “divine”
would become vulgar. The people who “loved”
me would turn into a devotee to destroying me and my
reputation, after my confrontation with them.
Jezebel becomes temporarily remorseful, but soon she’ll
go back to her controlling tactics. When it comes to
prayer, she would be praying for her own agenda. There
is no power in that. True, fervent intercessory prayer
causes hearts to change from pride and loftiness to
repentance and humility; nothing brings a greater death
blow to the spirit of Jezebel. As is typical of a Jezebel,
she would complain that she wasn’t appreciated
enough. In her self-centred nature she would go to any
lengths, by lying and exaggerating, to make herself
look spiritual; after all when being self-centred, no
one is as important as they are. Jezebel would state
again and again that her decision was the result of
much prayer. She knows how to garner sympathy by knowing
how to cry at the drop of a hat and fool almost anyone.
for the Ahab spirit, it is known to abdicate his authority.
It be-speaks of a mind-set that avoids confrontation
and denies fault. The spirit of Ahab is weak and fearful.
It loves its position but fears confrontation. Working
in tandem, the spirits of Ahab and Jezebel quietly form
a co-dependent relationship. Both will need and feed
off the other in order to accomplish their goals. A
pastor influenced by an Ahab spirit will need the help
of someone with the Jezebel spirit, in order to maintain
position and to entrench his popularity. The pastor
may allow this person to exercise his or her “gifts”
for his own selfish agenda and that is only to gain
popularity at any cost. In acting in this way, any previous
flow of true prophecy that was there, would be given
less importance and eventually would be silenced. When
this happens a spiritual vacuum will be created in their
day, one of our prayer groups held a private meeting
to deal with certain arrangements for the future. That
day, unexpectedly, walked in two gentlemen whom they
slightly knew and who were claiming they had the gift
of prophecy. When they intruded right in the middle
of that meeting no one said a word to them. Indeed some
were even happy to have them around, thinking that they
could have been God-sent to solve the problem they were
dealing with. Unfortunately the spiritual director of
that particular group had been promoting them secretly,
influencing the whole group to believe in them, not
knowing that both carried the Jezebel spirit. These
two had no business in this meeting but they had invited
themselves to stay in. In a flash, a communication started
with the Divine and “divine messages” started
to pour in for several people in there. These messages
were indicating to them what to do. No one insisted
for them to leave, since the “divine messages”
were so flattering and complimenting that it made it
more difficult for anyone to do something. It was a
lure of the devil. No one dared confront them. Much
later on, the people who received those “divine
messages” understood that they had not come from
is really the only “cure” in dealing with
a Jezebel spirit. The problem is that many people fear
confrontation, knowing it will create an ugly scene.
Therefore they prolong the inevitable.
control and intimidation
things have always plagued the Church – control
and the desire to dominate. This power struggle has
always divided and short-circuited the power of the
most cunning and yet most common way the spirit of control
operates is through manipulation. Manipulation is used
in several ways: such as flattery, self-pity, hinting
for something, etc. The use of manipulation to extract
money, for example, comes in many forms. The most ridiculous
form I heard of, was of this “seer”, who
opened a house of prayer and who put up a notice that
declared that the more money one gives for that house
of prayer the less risk one would have to go to purgatory.
Giving money would lead you straight to heaven. Unfortunately
many good people believed this “seer” and
poured their money in there. Without fear, she used
their money to provide herself with an expensive car
and another one for her husband. When one day I confronted
her, from that “loving” friend she was once,
she turned around to show her real colours. She accused
me of false prophet and alerted many people she knew
who were reading the TLIG inspirations to burn the books.
She took a lot of trouble, taking all means to destroy
me and my mission. I had understood that once you discover
and reveal to everyone the Jezebel spirit, she would
go into fits and from playing the spiritual person would
become the opposite. She would declare war and make
so much noise for fear of others seeing in her falsehood.
She would call people who were our distributors in the
States to ask them to burn my books and video tapes
and would give them the best of reasons, that is: “God
asked me to warn you” etc.
too is another issue. Jezebels are continually collecting
ammunition. They acquire information that they can use
against you in case they ever begin to lose their grip
on power. All what they would have collected they would
use against you without mercy. Here we had a case, when
the associations were being formed. This person I am
talking of was given in our groups great authority to
deal with the organizers, my meetings, the reports,
one of our journals and other things. He gained the
respect of one of our close priests and had managed
to manipulate him to the point that if I did not agree
with him, he would report me to the priest and turn
him against me. If I dared arrange myself a meeting
dealing with the organizer directly without going through
him, he would report me to that priest who would shout
to me and threaten me of quitting. I was even told by
that priest to confide in this person everything, as
one does to a spiritual director or to a confessor!
He made the priest force me to give all the information
I carried, to him, otherwise He would report me and
I would be in trouble. He had to be informed about everything.
if this was not enough, suddenly this man would start
behaving strangely, declaring that he too had locutions
from Jesus. He would go into a sort of trance and would
give orders to everyone, declaring later on that these
orders came from Christ Himself. He would play the prophet.
In a retreat, he would gather some people who were in
the same country as his, and would try to gain them
on his side, saying, “Jesus tells you to follow
me and not Vassula. Her mission is over” His aim
was to divide our group and gain on his side as many
as he could. He went as far as to say: “Jesus
told me that I would be the one who would take over
the TLIG messages because the messages have ended with
Vassula.” As though TLIG is an inheritance! When
“slain” in the spirit, he would go into
a “crucifixion” giving us “divine
messages.” It was of no use for me to insist that
all what he had did not come from God since he had full
support from that priest who held the group together.
the end, when I confronted him and the priest as well,
all hell broke loose. I lost both. For us, it was not
a loss but a relief to get rid of that Jezebel spirit;
we only regretted we lost that priest as well who was
a good priest, but blinded and manipulated by that spirit.
Many years passed by, and in the end, this priest, realizing
his mistake, contacted me once more. The other man,
when people try to manipulate or dominate the will of
others, it is in direct violation of God’s laws
and comes under Satan’s domain.
as well is to withhold information. A Jezebel wields
power over you by knowing something you don’t
know in a situation. In the eyes of a Jezebel, having
information you don’t have is a powerful weapon
times, I noticed, when one is given a greater responsibility
than others, working in our groups, they start being
tempted by thinking they are exempt from correction.
Just like the case of above. It is of utmost importance
to remain humble, to have the heart of a servant, and
not a tyrant. Ego probably stands in the way more than
any other factor in becoming responsible. When ego has
not been dealt with, someone who has been given responsibility
begins to think of himself as without faults or flaws.
Jesus is our example, and he opposes the proud. “God
resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble”,
(1 Peter 5:5). Anyone who is tempted to control gives
an open door to the Jezebel spirit.
major characteristic of a controller is that he has
to be right. He has no tolerance for being wrong and
will rarely, if ever, admit to wrongdoing. A Jezebel
spirit is never wrong, unless it is a temporary admittance
of guilt to gain “favour” with someone.
When a Jezebel apologizes it is never in true repentance
or acknowledgment of wrongdoing but rather, “I’m
sorry your feelings were hurt.”
a dialogue, he will twist things around to the point
of making you feel you need to apologize for causing
him to make a bad decision. I have also noticed some
other characteristic from the Jezebel spirit. The controller
will always take the glory for anything that looks good.
He will quickly overlook those who did the hard work
and easily would step on people, sacrificing all etiquette
to be the one who receives credit.
Jezebel a spirit or a work of the flesh? Jezebel is
a spirit, but it has found access through uncrucified
flesh. You will never have a person with a controlling
spirit admit he is wrong. It is always the fault of
someone else. If you insist on an apology and confront
the controller, you will probably get a screaming response
such as, “Yes, I’m wrong. I’m always
wrong.” This sarcastic spewing is a long way from
of its sly ways to slip away once confronted, is to
try to confuse you by changing the subject five times
in one minute. Confusion keeps them “undiscovered”
and unexposed. Therefore, it is impossible to converse
with a Jezebel in logic. They would write several pages
dealing with all sorts of other situations than the
one you are confronting them with. The context would
be so vague that no one would understand head or tails.
If it is in conversation they would simply talk nonsense
to delude and confuse you, never responding to your
question. In this situation, one has to repeat the question
and ask them only to respond to that question. They
never do. They never will.
in a monologue
times the ones that carry the Jezebel spirit talk non-stop.
They have a need to feel power and authority, and they
will do anything to achieve it. They feel they know
more than anyone; therefore they dominate all conversations.
Jezebel uses talking as a form of control. In a typical
conversation, he does all the talking, whether it is
about sports, the weather or the Kingdom of God. Because
of this form of control, he is unable to receive input
from anyone in his life. All conversation with him is
one-sided. You are doing the listening. And if ever
there is a break and you want to say something, the
Jezebel switches off and does not hear you.
than seeing themselves as committed servants in God’s
affairs who at one time volunteered willingly to serve
God, they see themselves as chief executive officers
of a large company. God sees them more as the butlers.
God is the Chief Executive Officer. Their attitude aggravates
their surrounding. They boss people around, running
the spiritual affairs like a business rather than the
Kingdom of God. To say the least there is a great need
of dying to one’s ego and humility. There is no
place for ego in the Kingdom of God.
is no doubt that God chose us to serve Him without our
own agendas. For many of us, we have determined to serve
God “our way.”
must therefore mature and acknowledge His Leadership
and comprehend His words: “I am the Vine, you
are the branches, He who abides in Me, and I in him,
bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”
people who had a change of heart and acknowledged God
as Number One in their lives are doing their own thing
for God. They are loners and not team workers. Without
a prayer life, there will be no awareness of what the
Lord is saying, and passivity and lukewarmness will
take over. Jesus was not on the earth to carry His will,
but to fulfil the Will of the Father. As believers,
we must renounce our own agenda and seek to fulfil His
purpose in our lives. The Holy Spirit is the Guide to
reveal to us His purpose.
have learnt how the Jezebel spirit is full of ego and
envious as well. To desire (envy) the gifts of the Spirit
given to others for your own glory is a sin. It resembles
the sin of Cain over Abel. Abel was pleasing to God
and because of egoistical reasons and envy, Cain sliced
Abel’s throat. Here I am bringing the attention
to those whom I heard saying to people: “Go home
and practice to speak in tongues”. As if one could
practice this gift given by the Holy Spirit as one practices
his piano lesson! I remember a young priest who asked
our prayer group to come often to him so as to practice
the gift of tongues. When nothing was happening, after
a few “lessons”, he blamed the group by
saying that among them is an evil person that blocks
the flow of the Spirit and he chased them away!
I heard that in one of our groups someone goes to lessons
of prophecy: in other words, to learn to prophecy. Have
we really come to that? How much more can we deviate
the Scriptures? For this is deviation and misinterpretation
of the Word of God. The Holy Spirit does not sell and
trade His gifts, but gives them freely to whom he chooses.
The gift of tongues is a realm of prayer that is higher
than the natural range of prayer. “For he who
speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God,
for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he
speaks mysteries.” (1 Corinthians 14:2) Of course
Saint Paul says that it would be better that there is
one who could interpret this language for the benefit
of the church and he goes on to say that prophecy is
more valuable because the church benefits from it.
a believer prays in tongues, he is bypassing the limitations
of his brain and speaking to God in the Spirit. In fact,
it is the same with all the gifts of the Spirit –
prophecy, word of knowledge, word of wisdom, etc. No
manifestation of the Spirit is a product of the brain
but rather a gift and manifestation of the Holy Spirit.
I would warn anyone who goes to “special lessons”
that the Spirit of God gives.
will end up with this; I want to add though that a lot
of the context of this article has been taken out of
the books written by R.T. Kendall who has written two
volumes about the Jezebel spirit. The beginning of this
article are passages taken from a Greek Orthodox priest’s
newsletter. The rest are from my own experiences.
I am in the middle of packing to move and now it is
6.00 pm the day before I leave definitively Rome, I
managed to finish this article. Because of the rush,
please forgive my mistakes, bad English, and perhaps
repetitive passages. The aim in doing this work is for
our benefit. Read attentively and see if anyone of you
might start having traits of this spirit. If you think
you recognize yourself in any part, remember all is
not lost, but there is a wide door of escape and that
bless you all,