Confronting the power behind Jezebel

Pastor Dwain Dealing with Jezebel

Over the last couple weeks we’ve been dealing with the topic of Jezebel.  When we deal with the topic of Jezebel we also make mention of the counter parts in her story;  Ahab, Elijah and Jehu.  Ahab is the King of Israel, her husband.  I have many teachings on these topics, yet I’ve tried to keep my comments brief.  These Old Testament stories contain many metaphors that pertain to life and the spirit realm, so I like to ask the Holy Spirit to help me learn from these types and shadows.  I don’t necessarily believe that Jezebel is a modern demon principality or demon (but it could be).  The main thing I do believe is that Jezebel was moved by demonic powers that played through a female vessel due to her consecration to Baal and her vulnerabilities as a woman.  I do believe that women of the Word need to be careful and intentional to resist fear, control and manipulating with sexual power.  We see these attributes in the world, but we shouldn’t see them as pronounced in the Church.  We should see the Church getting washed and purified from these attributes that are carnal, fleshly and in partnership with the demonic.

If you are bringing repenting, renouncing and rebuking this realm, ask the Holy Spirit what is feeding this realm in your heart.  Journal on the wisdom that He shows you so you can pray thoroughly through the deep things within you.  When you feel you have a good grip on what is moving you, spend some time in a firm rebuke.  You can name Jezebel, but maybe more effective is confronting fear, control, worry, anxiety, sexual uncleanness and the underlying thoughts and emotions that feed these things.  Address all of these by name as if they have personality.  I.E., Fear go and get out of my life, etc.  Don’t make it a short rebuke session, but rebuke like you really mean business.  When you feel you have moved into some breakthrough and relief, affirm the nature of Christ and the image of the new creation.

 

I Kings 16:30  And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD more than all who were before him.   31  And it came about, as though it had been a trivial thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he married Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went to serve Baal and worshiped him.32  So he erected an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he built in   Samaria.  33  And Ahab also made the Asherah. Thus Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel than all the kings of Israel who were before him.