“One of the most
dominating and controlling
spirits unleashed against
the church and the people of
God is the spirit of Jezebel.”
20 Nevertheless, I have this against you: You
tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself
a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my
servants into sexual immorality and the eating
of food sacrificed to idols.21 I have given her
time to repent of her immorality, but she is
unwilling.22 So I will cast her on a bed of
suffering, and I will make those who commit
adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they
repent of her ways.
In the Old Testament
Jezebel lives and
breathes, but in the New
Testament she
represents a spirit.
…, he took for his wife Jezebel the
daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians,
and went and served Baal and worshiped
Jezebel only gained
access to the kingdom
because they had invited
her in.
The Fear Factor
1 Kings 18:4 - … Jezebel
massacred the prophets of
the Lord.
Jezebel ruled and
controlled through
intimidation and fear.
Very often the spirit of
Jezebel will show up in
leadership in the church.
Jezebel's name has two
1. "married to Baal."
2. "inability to cohabitate."
Causing the Legit to Quit
“The spirit of Jezebel brings
such an attack against spiritual
leaders that unless they are
strong, they will run from there
appointed assigned place.”
1 Now Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had
done, and how he had killed all the prophets
with the sword. 2 Then Jezebel sent a
messenger to Elijah, saying, "So may the gods
do to me and even more, if I do not make your
life as the life of one of them by tomorrow
about this time." 3 And he was afraid and arose
and ran for his life and came to Beersheba,
which belongs to Judah, and left his servant
“Jezebel has an agenda; if
she can't rule the leader,
she will seek to destroy the
leader and replace him with
someone she can control.”
Background of a Backstabber
• Jezebel is the ultimate
backstabber because she is about
one thing; self-preservation.
• One of the main trademarks of
the person who allows this spirit
to have control is a massive ego.
Uncover, Discover,
The spirit of Jezebel
must not be ignored.
Jezebel wants also to
control what is taught in
the church.
Revelation 2:20 NIV - By her
teaching she misleads my servants …
“One of the things
that Jezebel must
have to be successful
is an Ahab.”
Tolerate - to allow the existence,
presence, practice, or act of
[something that one does not
necessarily like or agree with]
without prohibition or hindrance;
to permit.
Four Fighting Facts (Why
Jezebel Must Be Overcome)
1. For the healing of souls
2. For obedience to Christ
3. For the church to walk in freedom
4. For the next generation
Revelation 2:23
How to Break the Jezebel Spell
1. Allow God to deal with you before you
deal with anyone else.
2. If you are not a spiritual leader find
3. Approach this person in humility and
4. Pray, pray, and pray again.
A Fight Worth Fighting
24 But I also have a message for the
rest of you in Thyatira who have not
followed this false teaching ('deeper
truths,' as they call them -- depths
of Satan, really). I will ask nothing
more of you 25 except that you hold
tightly to what you have until I
A Fight Worth Fighting
26 "To all who are victorious, who obey me to the
very end, I will give authority over all the nations.
27 They will rule the nations with an iron rod and
smash them like clay pots. 28 They will have the
same authority I received from my Father, and I
will also give them the morning star! 29 Anyone
who is willing to hear should listen to the Spirit
and understand what the Spirit is saying to the
Revelation 2:24-29 NLT
“Challenging the spirit of
Jezebel at the right time, with
the right motives, and in the
right way will bring incredible
benefits to your life and the life
of any ministry.”
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