Since the spiritual realm is based on the ‘spirit’ of a person and not the sex, a person harboring a Jezebel spirit does not have to be a woman. A man can easily display these traits as well.
Here are some signs of a Jezebel oppression:
Your mind will be overwhelmed with hopeless thoughts like: “Why bother?” as victims often display a passive stance in their own lives.
Jezebel traits look like:
-being embittered against the opposite sex.
-putting down and belittling your partner.
-devaluing the gifts your partner displays.
-domination or not being a team player.
-cannot coexist with others well
Jezebel’s targets look like:
-people with a servant-like spirit
-people she can gain a strategic advantage against
To a Jezebel spirit, these wonderfully graceful traits are seen as weakness, so one must vigilantly gate-keep the quality of personal relationships. This includes friendships for many a woman has fallen because she befriended a hidden enemy.
Tips for deliverance and freedom:
There is a difference between repenting for a sin and pulling down the stronghold that produces the sin. The first, involves faith in the cross of Christ; the second demands we embrace crucifixion ourselves.
By pulling down strongholds, we are destroying the defiling system of thinking which has been built into our nature throughout the years.
We cannot be successful in the heavenly war if we are not victorious in the battlefield of our minds.
This means we must not make excuses for fearful and controlling behavior. We must confront what keeps us bound by bringing it to God and allowing Him to change us.
By change I mean, recognize what caused fear to enter. If never being loved properly, causes one to pridefully latch on and control, this lack of love must be acknowledged, addressed, and healed by God.
Victory in the spirit realm begins with prayer but is always consummated by active transformation.
Here is a fresh perspective on the word submission for relationships: Authority is a delegated responsibility. The emphasis is not on being the boss, but on being responsible. Divine love should always rule. Couples must make decisions together and draw upon each other’s wisdom. As they enjoy friendship and mutual respect, this fosters open and loving communion.
Today, women are lauded for being strong enough not to need a man. But this attitude destroys families and does little to create peace or community. It teaches the future generation the opposite gender is our enemy, not our comrade.
I personally see woman as gentle leaders. As we embrace leading by example, we can be wise about the battles we choose by allowing God to defend us in the silence.
In no way am I condoning being a push-over or allowing anyone to harass, disrespect or abuse. This is about owning your worth by not lowering your stature to ‘fight like a man’ for I believe a woman’s greatest strength is remaining soft and kind despite what is being thrown at her.
The key to elevating your self-respect is making respectable choices by removing yourself from toxic friends and influences. The more you do this, the less you are drawn to people who you will have to protect yourself from.
This allows you to flow in your feminine energy as being defensive, sensitive, or aggressive is not the vibe women are wired to thrive in. In fact, these emotional states bring on stress, pave the way to increased cortisol and destroy hormone balance.
I pray this lends some insight on how your attitude is your choice and what you choose to do is what determines who is attracted or repelled by you.
Verses revealing a Jezebel:
“A wife with strength of character is the crown of her husband, but the wife who disgraces him is like bone cancer.” Proverbs 12:4
“A wise woman builds her home, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands.”
“Bad company ruins good morals.” 1 Corinthians 15:33
“With many persuasions she entices him; With her flattering lips she seduces him. Suddenly he follows her as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as one in fetters to the discipline of a fool, Until an arrow pierces through his liver; As a bird hastens to the snare, So he does not know that it will cost him his life.” Proverbs 7:21
Verses for the opposite spirit:
“But let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.” 1 Peter 3:4
This article was inspired by Francis Frangipane’s book: “The Jezebel Spirit”