“I have this against you. You tolerate that woman Jezebel” (Revelation 2:20a). This little statement is a huge key to overcoming a Jezebel Spirit.
Before we go into the details about not tolerating a Jezebel Spirit. Let’s first start with a vital foundation to everything – a continual heartfelt stance of submission to God: “You adulteress, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose: ‘He jealously desires the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us’? But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, ‘God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.’ SUBMIT THEREFORE TO GOD. RESIST THE DEVIL AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU. DRAW NEAR TO GOD AND HE WILL DRAW NEAR TO YOU. Cleanse your hands you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded” (James 4:4-8 NASB).
A humble, teachable heart is essential to overcoming most anything, but especially the Jezebel Spirit. Yeshua asks us in Mark 3:23 – “How can Satan cast out Satan?” The answer is he can’t, which also means that we cannot cast out anything that we are in agreement with. That’s why James 4 adds two steps after he tells us submit to God and draw near to Him:  cleanse your hands (what you do) and  purify your hearts (your personal control on the inside).
Once we surrender all to the Lord, there’s still some effort required to become an overcomer. To overcome a controlling, manipulative Jezebel Spirit, we first need to repent of any agreement that we have with Jezzy. Since one of the dominant characteristics of the Jezebel Spirit is refusing to repent (Rev. 2:21), we weld a powerful, decapitating weapon when we personally repent (teshuvah) for controlling or manipulating others (either intentionally or unintentionally), and for letting others control and/or manipulate ourselves. Once we have come out of agreement with the Jezebel Spirit, we must maintain our surrendered-overcoming-repentance stance. I do this in the Spirit by choosing through my will to refuse to make room within myself for the Jezebel Spirit.
The Son of God – Messiah Yeshua – with His flaming eyes of fire looks at His Church and He knows our increasingly productive works, our love, our service, our faith and our patience; but He has a few things against us (Revelation 2:19-20). The first thing that Jesus mentions that He has against us is that we tolerate Jezebel. “Tolerate” is the Greek verb eaō. It’s defined as to suffer, to allow, to permit, to allow to do as one wishes, to not restrain, to give up, to let alone, or to let go.
This is what Yeshua has against His ekklesia. The Lord is against His people not standing up against a person operating in a Jezebel Spirit. He is against us taking the easy road by not standing up to a difficult person. He is against us making room in our inn (our dwelling place) for this one who commits adultery against Him and seduces others to join them.
Most of us have people that are near and dear to us that operate in a Jezebel Spirit, so it’s an extremely difficult thing to deal with. Not making room for the Jezebel Spirit to operate in the spiritual and natural realms will probably make that person(s) perturbed and angry. Stand firm. It’s our job to stand firm and strong “in Christ” against those who would control, manipulate, intimidate, corrupt, et cetera. We stand firm in the Messiah’s truth and love.
Controlling and manipulative people can only do things to you that you allow. If you stand firm against their controlling and manipulative ways, they will either start respecting you or they will distance themselves. Either way, God is having His way with you; and whether you know it or not, He is also having His way with them due to you showing them a different way. Your loving, surrendered, firm, big, beautiful heart is a wonderful thing in His eyes. As you lift Yeshua up and refuse to have any other god before Him, Yeshua WILL draw all men unto Himself and they will see I AM (John 8:28).
Give em heaven!!!
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ART: “Breaking Chains” by Jesus Marin