The Jezebel Spirit Wants To Kill You (How To Stay Safe)

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Do you know what the Jezebel spirit is? Are you armed with information about how it operates, and how you can stay safe from it?

Lack of teaching in this area is a real weak spot in the Body of Christ. In case it helps, I wanted to add my thoughts for you today.

First, to get a basic understanding of what the Jezebel spirit is, please read my two prior blog posts:

(The posts above also contain links to resources that will help you study more about this topic if you wish.)

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    There are a TON of details in those two posts–details that you HAVE to know in order to recognize this seditious spirit when it tries to make an influx into your life. Please run, don’t walk, to read those two posts.

    And after that, I want to talk to you about how the Jezebel spirit wants to kill you–and how to stay safe in Jesus.

    Here are some key things to know about the Jezebel spirit:

    1. The Jezebel spirit is the enemy’s false substitute for the Holy Spirit.

    Please understand that there is an unholy substitute for every holy thing. For example:

    • Drugs are the unholy substitute for the Presence of God. People who do drugs are looking for pleasure and fullness of joy–but they won’t find it, because the unholy substitute can never fulfill. Only the Presence of God can bring fullness of joy and pleasure (Psalm 16:11).
    • Adultery is the unholy substitute for solid brother/sister relationships between men and women in the Body of Christ.

    The enemy can’t flow in God’s anointing, and he can’t create. But he loves to pervert, mock, and deceive. It’s all with the intent to steal, kill, and destroy.

    Remember that Jesus said:

    The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).

    The Jezebel spirit is the enemy’s demonic principality that mocks the work of God’s Holy Spirit.

    In doing so, it mocks the voice of Holy Spirit, also known as the prophetic. It mocks and tries to pervert the move and conviction of Holy Spirit as well. It will try to cast down anything Holy Spirit does, or abort His move anywhere He moves.

    That’s why you often hear about Jezebel coming against the prophetic move of God. One of that demon’s biggest assignments is to seduce, control, and annihilate prophetic people. If it can’t do that, it will try to kill prophetic people and/or their ministry–whether through actual death or through character assassination. It’s because Holy Spirit moves through prophecy.

    2. It is not a mere demon. It is a higher-level spirit, most likely a principality, that sits over geographic areas.

    The Holy Spirit of God desires to speak God’s Word (prophecy) over people and nations, calling them into freedom in Christ. However, the evil principality we call the “Jezebel spirit” desires to forth-tell the lies of the enemy over people and nations, bringing them into bondage to the enemy.

    I don’t know about the rest of the world, but the Jezebel principality definitely sits over the United States of America (and is generally recognized as so among the prophetic community). As such, it has a much larger influence than one demon. It wants to influence everyone, including you and including me–but it can’t if we stay safe in Jesus.

    3. The term “Jezebel spirit” was coined because the evil Queen Jezebel in the Bible (wife of wicked King Ahab) was controlled by this spirit.

    However, Jezebel didn’t invent this spirit. “Jezebel spirit” is simply a term that we use to be able to discuss the actions of an evil principality that long pre-existed the actual woman Jezebel. Therefore, it’s important to keep in mind that it wasn’t her spirit; she was not the originator of it. She was seduced by it, just like people can be today.

    The actual spirit is a spirit of CONTROL … and it can influence both men and women.

    4. The Jezebel spirit is subservient to the demonic principality Baal.

    The “bel” in the word “Jezebel” was actually a reference to Baal in the original language. Evil Queen Jezebel in the Bible was a servant of Baal.

    (By the way, the act of cutting–cutting oneself–is a manifestation of the worship of Baal. See 1 Kings 18:28. But that’s another story for another day….)

    Because the Jezebel spirit is subservient to Baal, its goal is to bring everyone under eventual submission to Baal. IT CAN’T REACH THAT GOAL IF YOU STAY HIDDEN IN CHRIST. Jesus is SO much greater! Remember, greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world! First John 4:4 says:

    You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”

    ALWAYS keep in mind that the devil is not the equal of Jesus. His minions are NOT the equal of Jesus. The devil is a fallen angel; that’s all. His minions are fallen angels.

    There is only one Jesus; only one Holy Spirit; and only one God the Father. There is only one God, and He is All-powerful.

    And if you stay hidden in Him, no evil can befall you. DON’T BE AFRAID.

    However, you do need to be discerning. And one of the things we all need to understand, in order to discern between good and evil–between the holy and the profane, which can often look verrrrrrry similar–is that the Jezebel spirit truly wants you to worship a false god (Baal). It uses control, sexual perversion, and rebellion to pull you in if you let it.

    Be wise. Don’t let it.

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    5. The Jezebel principality manifests itself in many ways. It is NOT limited to the common understanding that we often have in church circles.

    The popular understanding of the Jezebel spirit, in church circles, is that Jezebel is the spirit that makes some loose individual try to seduce the preacher–or the spirit that inspires some false prophet to rise up and kick the pastor out of the church so he/she can be the pastor.

    It’s true that those ARE manifestations of the Jezebel spirit. But they are not the only manifestations.

    Remember that this spirit wants to control. It wants to pervert. And very importantly, it wants YOU to rebel. It wants to draw you into lawlessness.

    So where else can this foul spirit manifest?

    • It is the principality behind sexual perversion. If someone has an addiction to pornography or any other sexual perversion, they are being influenced by the Jezebel spirit.
    • It is the principality behind rebellion. When lawless people rebel against godly authority in the home, in the church, or in the nation, they are being influenced by the Jezebel spirit.
    • It is the principality behind control. When someone seeks to control, they are being influenced by the Jezebel spirit.

    6. People can be impacted by this spirit in varying degrees.

    For example:

    • Someone might have just a little bit of rebellion, refusing to get under authority in their home or church. That’s a small level of influence by this spirit.
    • Someone else might be trying to overthrow or seduce a pastor and divide a church. That indicates that they are being influenced by this spirit at a much bigger level.
    • And yet another person might be using their nationwide voice to inspire sexual perversion and rebellion across an entire nation. That’s a HUGE level of domination by the Jezebel spirit.

    From the examples above, you can see that anyone could be impacted by this spirit. The only way to stay safe from its evil influence is to stay hidden in Christ, and to continually check ourselves to make sure our actions, motives, inspirations, and sources line up with the Word of God and are totally dependent upon Holy Spirit.

    7. Like spirit flocks to like spirit.

    This principle is true whether for good or for evil. People who walk in a pure spirit will supernaturally be drawn to others with a pure spirit. People who live holy lives will be friends with others who live holy lives.

    And people who are influenced by an unholy spirit will flock to others who are also influenced by that spirit. Adulterers hang out together. Drunkards hang out together. People influenced by the Jezebel spirit will be drawn to others who operate in that same spirit.

    This is why it’s important to be strong in your faith in Christ; in your identity in Christ; and in the power of God’s Word. If you’re walking in a pure spirit, you may feel outnumbered sometimes.

    But don’t ever be intimidated by numbers.

    Remember that one of the objectives of Jezebel is to attract as many people to its cause as possible. With like spirits flocking to like spirits, you may occasionally feel like Elijah–the prophet whom Jezebel attacked. In the wilderness, Elijah whined to God:

    … I have been very zealous for the Lord God of hosts; because the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life” (1 Kings 19:14).

    And you know what God said to that? He told Elijah to get up, move out, and go on to his next assignment. Then God said:

    Yet I have reserved seven thousand in Israel, all whose knees have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him” (1 Kings 19:18).

    What was true for Elijah is true for you too. God is still greater than evil. So even if you feel outnumbered sometimes, don’t let it get you down. YOU ARE NOT OUTNUMBERED. You just get up, move on, and move out to your next assignment. God wins in the end. 🙂

    So why is it so important to understand NOW what this unholy spirit looks like?

    Because, if you love Jesus and are seeking after Him, you’re a target. ESPECIALLY if you are prophetic, value the prophetic, or want to be prophetic (which should include all of us, according to 1 Corinthians 14:1) … YOU are a target.

    Here’s why:

    God is on the move over the face of the whole earth. He’s moving in power and victory, and Holy Spirit is pouring out the Third Great Awakening. And where God pours out His Spirit, the enemy tries to counteract the act of God.

    In particular, when Holy Spirit is poured out, God’s people begin to prophesy.

    Remember that the Jezebel spirit is the false spirit of prophecy. It’s the enemy’s unholy substitute for the true Spirit of Prophecy (the Holy Spirit, who testifies of Jesus) on the earth. The enemy wants to silence the true Spirit of Prophecy. So he sends his unholy spirits to try and quell what God is doing.

    Therefore, if you are seeking after Jesus, and particularly if you have ANYTHING to do with the prophetic–even if you prophesy at an individual level, where you simply hear God and encourage others, even if you don’t have a “churchwide prophetic ministry”–you are a target.

    Since I’m assuming we all want to obey God, hear Him, and say what He says, then that makes all of us a target.

    So what do we need to recognize in order to stay safe from the Jezebel spirit?

    1. First, as I mentioned above, recognize that there is absolutely NO reason to be afraid.

    Once you know what to watch out for, and how to compare everything you see to God’s Word, Holy Spirit will help you discern between the holy and the profane.

    It’s just like staying safe from a shark attack. (I got this illustration from a beloved spiritual mother of mine … thanks Diane!) 🙂 See, if you’re in the water with the shark, you can’t see the shark approach you. You don’t know he’s there. You’re in danger.

    However, if you drag that shark up onto the parking lot, not only can you see him–so you know he’s there–but you also render him completely helpless. That shark can’t bite you. It can’t even move. Its ability to hurt you is completely dependent on being hidden in the murky water.

    Light always reveals, always exposes, and always brings truth. God is LIGHT, and in Him is no darkness at all (1 John 1:5)!

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    2. Next, you can always stay safe if you compare what you see to the Word of God.

    When you observe the fruit of a person’s life, does what you see line up with God’s Word?

    Matthew 7:15-20 says:

    Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits.

    Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them” (Matthew 7:15-20).

    The fact that Jesus told us wolves come in sheep’s clothing means we have to look underneath appearances to distinguish wolves from sheep.

    Someone can be the sweetest, most loving person in the world, but underneath still be influenced by the Jezebel spirit.

    So how do we tell the difference? What do we look for underneath?

    Remember that all the rules of caution apply here. Please be sure you read about those rules of caution in the two posts I linked to at the top of this page! It’s better to be WRONG than right when you suspect someone is walking in an unholy spirit.

    However, some of the red flags I have seen wolves wearing under those false sheepskins include:

    Source of power: Everything supernatural, everything prophetic, has only one source: God. If someone teaches that anything from the Lord can be produced in our own power, be careful.

    Protocol: Protocol makes Jezebel mad. Why? Because Jezebel loves lawlessness. It operates in, and inspires, rebellion. So people inspired by the Jezebel spirit will eschew protocol. Truly prophetic people, on the other hand, value and adhere to protocol because it protects people, preserves integrity, and fosters humility.

    Protocol is not the Law. It’s not the same as legalism. But it is necessary for anyone who wants to be a reliable prophetic voice in the Kingdom.

    Accountability: People who operate in the true prophetic, and have true authority in the Kingdom, will believe in submission to godly authority. They will be both submitted to authority and accountable. They will often seek out multiple layers of spiritual covering, and will often have more than one source of accountability.

    On the other hand, people who don’t operate in the Holy Spirit will spurn accountability. They do not want to submit to authority.

    Attacking truly prophetic people: People who operate in the Jezebel spirit will first try to seduce/control a prophetic person. They will try to bring you onto their side.

    However, if that does not work, the demon knows you’ve got its number. In that case, then the person influenced by the unholy spirit will then turn and attack you. It will use intimidation, accusation, character assassination, lies, gossip, rumors, and more in order to try and take you down. They will try to silence you and kill your ministry if they can.

    If that happens to you, you hide in Jesus. He will work it out for your good.

    Here are some things you need to know if you are being attacked by someone walking in the Jezebel spirit:

    1. Remember that your enemy is the devil and his minions–not the person who’s attacking you.

    We don’t wrestle against flesh and blood, but against forces of darkness. Ephesians 6:12 says:

    For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

    That being said, what next? Well, we have to love the person who’s attacking us, and pray for them. (That doesn’t mean to stay close to them, though. Boundaries are good.)

    Matthew 5:43-48 says:

    You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

    For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.”

    2. The difference between accusations and godly confrontation is that godly confrontation is done based on the procedure described in Matthew 18.

    Confrontation is always about something you did, and people go to you first. Accusation, on the other hand, is not usually about anything you did. Accusations can be about things you never did; but, often, accusations are vague criticisms of who you are. Accusations come against your DNA. THAT IS A VERY BIG DIFFERENCE!

    Godly people work out their differences, based on actual events that occurred, in humility without attacking someone’s DNA or character. Lawless people come against who you are. Very big difference.

    3. The spirit of intimidation nests and works with the Jezebel spirit.

    Intimidation is one of Jezebel’s favorite tricks. If someone tries to intimidate you (e.g. “I’m going to tell so-and-so about you …”) at all, but especially in order to control or manipulate you, that’s a huge clue about which spirit is inspiring those actions.

    4. Don’t ever come into agreement with the spirit of intimidation or with any accusations/lies.

    If someone has a problem with something you did, that’s a different thing. It’s entirely possible you could have been wrong! I have been wrong a bunch. I’m far from perfect, and I have messed up a lot. But I have also done what I could to make those things right as much as possible.

    However, despite the fact that the enemy has, at various times, come against me with lies and accusations, I REFUSE to come into agreement with those lies. Lies are from the enemy, and I’m not going to insult the Holy Spirit in me by agreeing with them.

    In John 8:44, Jesus said to the Jews:

    You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”

    Any lie about you is ONLY from the devil. God is TRUTH, and God cannot lie. Titus 1:2 says:

    in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began …”

    So any time people tell you lies about yourself, you know those lies were inspired only by the enemy. NEVER by God, for God cannot lie.

    Remember also that Jesus said to those same Jews:

    Jesus answered, ‘If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing. It is My Father who honors Me, of whom you say that He is your God. Yet you have not known Him, but I know Him. And if I say, ‘I do not know Him,’ I shall be a liar like you; but I do know Him and keep His word'” (John 8:54-55).

    Jesus was attacked. He was told horrible things about Himself by people who hated him–people who were simply repeating the enemy’s lies. However, Jesus refused to come into agreement with the attackers. He wasn’t going to submit to peer pressure to negate who He was, and He wasn’t going to insult or belittle His relationship with the Father.

    Why? Because then He would have been a liar like them.

    And if you come into agreement with false accusations/lies that come against you, you make yourself a liar too … and you insult the Holy Spirit in you.

    This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t submit to correction. If we do something wrong, we need to be corrected. But remember: correction is about something you actually did. When we are corrected, we make things right. Accusation has nothing to do with something you actually did. Accusation is about who you are (and sometimes does contain lies about things people say you did, but you didn’t).

    So when the enemy comes against you with lies, don’t agree. Yes, submit to correction if you did something wrong. But do not agree with the enemy’s lies. If you do, you become a liar like he is.


    Keep in mind that the true prophetic and the Jezebel spirit will often look very similar on the outside.

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    You really have to peer around the edges to distinguish the difference. This requires observation, comparison to God’s Word, and lots of prayer. Prayer, prayer, and more prayer. It’s better to be wrong than right about something like this–for the sake of the other person.

    However, for your own sake, in private, it’s better to discern rightly so that you aren’t led astray.

    So how do you keep yourself free from the Jezebel spirit?

    1. Abide in Jesus.
    2. Let God’s Word abide in you.
    3. Pray for the spiritual gift of discernment of spirits. (And please be very careful with that gift, whether you have it or only think you do, by the way.)
    4. Pray for wisdom.
    5. Compare all things to God’s Word (Isaiah 8:20).
    6. Embrace accountability. Seek it out purposefully.
    7. Submit to spiritual authority–your pastor, apostle, etc. Everyone in spiritual authority over you.
    8. Pray and ask God to cleanse you from any open door to this spirit that is in you.

    Out of the list above, some of them are kind of obvious. But practically-speaking, if you are looking for practical actions that will help you, know this:

    Rebellion is the most common open door to the Jezebel spirit.

    If you want to keep yourself in check, with clean hands and a pure heart, avoid the trap of rebellion!

    First, submit to authority! Seek out accountability! If you notice yourself being rebellious, halt! Back up! Get right with God! And get with your accountability partner and confess your faults one to another (James 5:16).

    That doesn’t mean you follow everybody out there like a lemming, calling it “submission to authority.” You’re still responsible to obey God first. Don’t follow people or leadership who ask you to do ungodly things that don’t match God’s Word.

    But, you do need to submit to godly authority in your home. You do need to submit to godly authority in the Church. And you do need to submit to governmental authority, as long as it is godly, as well.

    Above all, remember that Jesus is greater.

    Be ever filled with the Holy Spirit and His testimony of Jesus, and you will be safe from evil influence. Abide in Jesus. Abide in His love. Let His Word abide in you. Obey Him in everything, and seek Him with all your heart.

    There is a lot more to be said on this topic, and I may send out some FAQs to our Presence Seekers University crowd later. However, for now, I hope the points above help. 🙂

    What additional questions do you have about the Jezebel spirit? Feel free to leave your questions below, and I will try to answer them as I can. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Jamie! I have a question about the Jezebel spirit that I have been trying to figure out for a long time. How can we cast it out of someone close to us? For example, family member or close friend. We love the person but can clearly see this spirit working against us through people we love. Thank you.

      1. Excellent question. I don’t believe you can cast that spirit out of a person unless they want to be free from it. Remember that this is a spirit of rebellion/control, and you can’t make a person stop making rebellious choices by saying “in the name of Jesus.” The person has to decide they will stop rebelling. They have to want to be free.

        What you CAN do is pray for them–praying that Holy Spirit would so touch them, and show them Jesus so strongly, that they WANT to be free. When a person sees Jesus, and Holy Spirit convicts them of their sin, they have a choice to submit to Jesus or not. If they submit to the One who loves them most, then they will want to be free from every bondage and sin. When THAT happens, they can become free the same way they could become free of any other demonic spirit–by renouncing agreement with it and commanding it to leave in the name of Jesus, and asking Holy Spirit to fill them up in that place.

        I have seen people become so convicted by Holy Spirit that they have chosen to renounce Jezebel. In that situation, the evil thing left them as easily as the name of Jesus.

        But I’ve also seen people pick that spirit back up again through their own rebellious choices. 🙁

        Long story short: People can be free of this foul spirit through the name of Jesus, like they can be free of any other foul spirit. But I don’t believe they can be free until they want to be.

        Jennifer Eivaz has some great stuff about this subject too, if you want to look her up.

        Does this help?

        1. Yes it has really helped me even though i was not the one who asked it. Thank you Klynn for asking and thank you very much Jamie

        2. Hello! I agree that it is a principality over an area. If that’s is true how can it be cast out of someone?
          Thank you

          1. The Jezebel spirit isn’t something you cast out, I don’t believe. It’s something that a person has to renounce and repent for coming into agreement with. Then they have to ask Jesus to fill them with His Holy Spirit in that place, and they have to turn around and go the other direction, submitting to Holy Spirit instead (which is the definition of repentance anyway).

    2. Accusation has nothing to do with something you actually did. Accusation is about who you are (and sometimes does contain lies about things people say you did, but you didn’t).

      What if you know lies are destroying you but you can’t get answers as to what they are? And are thwarted at every turn. Have exhausted all options. Thanks.

      1. Loretta, in John chapter 11, when Jesus knew the Pharisees had decided to kill Him, He left town and went somewhere else–to another town. Papa God wants you SAFE. If you can’t find healing where you are, I would follow Jesus’ example and distance yourself from them. That’s just me. But no matter what, if you aren’t finding healing, you have to do something different than what you’re already doing. If what you’re doing isn’t working, you haven’t hit upon the right solution yet. Sometimes the decision you don’t want to make, because it’s too hard, too inconvenient, etc, is actually the decision God is waiting for you to make so He can heal your life.

        1. Thanks for your message and input. It’s such an evil attack. Any reschedule for the spiritual phenomena webinar? Thank you again. I did do the prayer map.

          1. Hi Loretta. I will reschedule the webinar later this summer, but have not rescheduled it yet.

    3. Is there also a Spirit of Ahab that we should be looking for when we confront Jezebel? great post!

      1. Hi Kay. Super question. Traditional church culture will tell you that an Ahab spirit–a weak leader–is necessary in order for Jezebel to manifest. It is possible, but I am not sure I agree with that. From looking at Scripture, I am not certain I see that requirement. It’s certainly common for an Ahab spirit to be present; there’s no doubt about that. But required? I’ve seen Jezebel manifest in the presence of Ahabs, but I’ve also seen Jezebel manifest when I don’t see an Ahab anywhere around. Also, I think you see rebellion and control in Scripture long before Jezebel showed up. Lucifer operated in rebellion and control, and so did Cain … thousands of years before Ahab.
        In my opinion, the jury’s still out on that. 🙂

    4. Love your blog. For Jezabel spirit
      What’s a good prayer to say
      If I think my ex husband had this
      Thank you

      1. Hey Shannon. I can’t tell you exactly how to pray for him, but I would definitely pray for him to become like Jesus; to see and know Jesus; to become obsessed with Jesus; to be filled with the Spirit of Christ. Beyond that, I would encourage you to ask the Lord for some specific Scriptures to speak and pray over him. The apostle Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 1:17-23 is pretty awesome.

    5. What if we are in a marriage where the spouse is deeply oppressing the entire household with very evil narcissistic behavior of jezabel and we have been praying for this situation for years but I see the deep spiritual wounds this is causing ?

      1. Hi Crystal. Marriage is a whole different topic. In this situation, I’d definitely recommend that you speak with a professional–a pastor, counselor, etc–with whom you can share all the details, so you can get well-informed advice. When marriage is involved, it’s too complex an issue for a person who’s distant to be able to help. But please, do get help from a professional. Papa God wants you SAFE.

      2. Nelson Schuman of Restored To Freedom Ministries talks alot about that in his testimony of being in that type if marriage.

      3. Hi Crystal,
        Your story is mine too… I don’t have the answer, just wanted you to know you are not alone xo

    6. Sharmany Moses says:

      I don’t understand the grace carrier concept.. that there are certain things locked up in our spiritual authorities. Because of this _ I’ve been having issues… I don’t know or understand.. so I can’t submit to it, as I feel, only God gives grace…so I feel like I have the Jezebel Spirit, because I’m not submitting.please pray for my understanding

      1. Hey Sharmany, thanks for sharing. I don’t blame you for being confused if someone has told you that grace can come from your pastor/leader. That is absolutely wrong. Grace comes from Jesus Christ–His life, death, and resurrection. Grace is that thing which gives us access to God, and it’s ONLY through Jesus Christ that we have access. HE is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man comes to the Father but by Him (John 14:6).

        The concept that we should submit to spiritual authority has nothing at all to do with grace. Instead, it has to do with obeying God. Hebrews 13:17 tells us: “Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.”

        Other Scriptures tell us similar things. Romans 13:1-2, for example, says: “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.”

        So why do we submit to godly spiritual authority? Because God tells us to. And we desire to obey Him in all things; that’s what makes us disciples of Jesus. Disciples emulate. And we emulate Jesus, who obeyed the Father in all things.

        Now, it IS true that we can receive blessings from the Lord and spiritual impartation through our spiritual authority. It’s similar to how things work in a biological family. If you were a child in a family that was extremely wealthy–billionaires, in fact–you would receive certain things as a result of being part of that family. You’d probably drive a pretty nice car. You’d never wonder where your next meal was coming from. You’d have a certain standard of living that you’re used to, and you’d never think twice about it.

        Well, placing yourself under spiritual authority works the same way. When you submit to your godly spiritual leaders (and if your spiritual leader is not godly, find a different one), you receive an inheritance. You become entitled to what they carry. My pastor, for example, is rich in spiritual gifts, wisdom about spiritual warfare, and even a gift for writing–and many other things. And I absolutely can tell you, 100% without doubt, that I have received impartation and blessing from his spiritual “bank account.”

        In the same way, if 5 people I disciple–my spiritual sons and daughters–stood in front of me to receive impartation, I could lay hands on them and pray, and God would give them the same gifts He’s given me. (Reference 2 Timothy 1:6, for example.) They would all feel the impartation, and their lives would change–and I would sense power flowing out of me into them, the same way Jesus sensed power flowing out of Him into the woman with the issue of blood (Luke 8:46).

        However, if one of those people was rebellious, and secretly mad at me, or even openly dishonoring/despising of me, that person would not be able to receive from me. Their spirit would be closed to anything I could give them. And I would feel it, too–and would only be able to pray for them along the lines of, “Father, bless them and make them like You.” You can’t give your treasures to someone who won’t receive them.

        When pastors shepherd a flock, they love their sons and daughters. (And every person in the church is a son/daughter.) They pour out their lives for those sheep. They pray for them, fast for them, and agonize over them before the Lord. They pour out their hearts and souls in preaching and ministering–all for love, and all for the call that is upon them. When we are rebellious, not only are we not right with God, for we’re in disobedience (which is sin), but we can’t receive from these leaders whom God has placed over us.

        I hope this helps. It’s not about grace, which comes from God. But it IS about obeying God, and about receiving blessing. Matthew 10:41: “He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward. And he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.”

        1. Thank you, I understand so much better now, I appreciate the time and effort you put into responding, I believe that’s the answer to my prayer. Thank you, be blessed

    7. Standingstillwife says:

      Once again Jamie perfect timing, Thank you Jesus for allowing Jamie to come into the life’s of the people this message has encouraged. The enemy has got to be mad bc this message speaks truth, I know God has such a great plan for all the storms going on in my life and he’s shutting the doors to the lies of the enemy. I stand in agreement with all of this and I am really excited to see how God grasps me out of these storms and I know God loves all of his children and he has us all covered. He is awesome and will save me from any darkness that’s comes against me. Thank you Abba for your always unfailing love, bless you Jamie and all the readers that are fighting against this evil spirit and I believe we all will be covered in his blood. In Jesus Holy and Powerful Name, Amen

    8. Excellent post! Right on time. Holy Spirit, duh! Lol. Anyways thank you for bringing out how it’s an insult to the Holy Ghost to believe lies said about you not matter who said them. And especially thanks to your referencing JESUS saying that agreement with those lies would make him liar. Never saw it from that perspective. thank you Jamie. May God continue to bless your back so you can impart his message to us.

    9. Hi Jaime, my dad has a jezebel spirit in him. what should i do? i love him so much but he is too controlling and toxic to be with. im thinking if cutting ties with him is a good idea? and also he said he wants to divorce my mom because his been having prophecy about his life and my mom is not suppose to be in his life plus he also had another woman but his insisting and tried to turn things around and accusing my mom of cheating which is absolutely untrue. i need help. its a very complicated situation.

      1. Hi Kat. The best you can do is pray, and be sure you read the article linked to above (at the top of this article) about how to pray against the Jezebel spirit and win. Ask God to change your dad’s heart, too–to take away his heart of stone and give him a heart of flesh; to take away his old spirit and give him a new spirit.
        Hope this helps. I prayed for you and your family just now.

    10. Why do you specifically say we should be careful with the gift of discernment

      1. Because you can hurt a lot of people if you are wrong in your discernment, or if you don’t handle it properly. You could ruin someone’s life. Please consider getting a copy of the webinar on discernment of spirits I taught last week if you didn’t already.

    11. Hello Jamie
      I have been ministering in a certain church and I noted traits of Jezebel in our leader,is it possible that it operates even to those we are supposed to submit to?
      The more I tried to be obedient and follow the more God revealed more and more,it has chases away gifted prophetic members,ruining ,being kept close I could hear them utter words unexpected from an authority you are to submit to,now I stopped due to God’s conviction to go to the church,things really happened as God shown,I don’t tell anyone since they said they are the only prophets,authority’s of the church,so it came a time God ordered me to leave,I left now my aunt whom we were closed shared everything,I kept on sharing what was happening,but since she was already in the rank of the church drastically changed ,turned against me ,I hear rumours,accusations,she can’t direct ask me,she avoids me but she talks, could it be she has partaken of the same spirit?,still goes to the same church.
      It has been a battle after another
      Is it possible it can operate in anointed ones whom we are to submit to?

      1. Hi Eliza, compare everything you see to God’s Word and obey only God’s Word. Please also consider getting my video class on how to break free from the spirit of control, which also comes with a bonus video teaching about the Jezebel spirit. The link to that is here: and it will help you.

    12. Hi Jamie, it’s Beatrice, i sent you a message on facebook messenger but i’m not sure you still respond to these…let me know…it’s about Colorado. Thank you.

    13. Henrietta says:

      Thank you for these articles Jamie! it helped clarify a lot of things!
      Thanks for cautioning us about what we should do when we sense something amiss about someone where such spirits are concerned. I feel very strongly about one person who flatters a lot and imitates every godly behavior but has no spiritual depth at all. But I felt a very strong need to keep it to myself and pray for our church members and leaders at the same time. I realize now that that caution was from the Lord! Thank you for spelling it out so clearly!

    14. Ivelisse Melendez says:

      I’m interested in the self cutting theme. I have specialized foster homes for girls with mental health problems and in the past two years these cutting thing has grow drastically any spiritual information to help my girls will be great.

    15. Can someone operating with a Jezebel spirit still be a wonderful preacher, pray and preach with what feels like the anointing of God? My husband is so different at home than at church. He’s impatient , physically bullies me and is tough with me, calls me horrible names and only sees things from his perspective. Recently we argued because I took too long making a snack for him, 18 minutes and he got upset. When I couldn’t explain why it took that long, he said I was so dumb. After the arguement escalated with me saying he should live the word not just preach it…edufy me and esteem me better as it is written, the next day when we talked the very first thing he said he feels that I don’t love him and that I attacked the anointing on his life. He only apologized for calling me a worthless piece of…. when I reminded him what he said. I think because of all the material things he’s given me, he expects me to be grateful which I am but how can I be overjoyed with the material when he speaks so badly to me when angry.

      No one at church would believe what I go through at home and I can’t leave because God hates divorce. I am tired , discouraged that since we were married that no one at church picks this up.

      He calls me at tiimes an angel of light, says God is disappointed in me….the list goes on.

      Can this be Jezebel? Do I still have to submit to him as my husband ?

      2 years ago someone who I believe is a prophet of God said to me that the prophetic anointing was upon me. But I have seen my husband say things that he said the Lord told him that were prophetic. Even had prophetic dreams.

      What’s going on?

    16. Can someone operating with a Jezebel spirit still be a wonderful preacher, pray and preach with what feels like the anointing of God? My husband is so different at home than at church. He’s impatient , physically bullies me and is tough with me, calls me horrible names and only sees things from his perspective. Recently we argued because I took too long making a snack for him, 18 minutes and he got upset. When I couldn’t explain why it took that long, he said I was so dumb. After the arguement escalated with me saying he should live the word not just preach it…edify me and esteem me better as it is written, the next day when we talked the very first thing he said he feels that I don’t love him and that I attacked the anointing on his life. He only apologized for calling me names when I reminded him what he said. I think because of all the material things he’s given me, he expects me to be grateful which I am but how can I be overjoyed with the material when he speaks so badly to me when angry.

      No one at church would believe what I go through at home and I can’t leave because God hates divorce. I am tired , discouraged that since we were married that no one at church picks this up.

      He calls me at tiimes an angel of light, says God is disappointed in me….the list goes on.

      Can this be Jezebel? Do I still have to submit to him as my husband ?

      2 years ago someone who I believe is a prophet of God said to me that the prophet anointing was upon me. But I have seen my husband say things that he said the Lord told him that were prophetic. Even had prophetic dreams.

      What’s going on?

      1. Natalia,
        I hope and pray that your situation has improved since you wrote this post, I am just now seeing it years later. But if not, I beg you to run -not walk- to a Christian marriage counselor. I understand that you do not want to get get divorced, but that does not mean you have to stay somewhere where there is physical and emotional and verbal abuse. A period of separation may be necessary to get you both the help and perspective that you need to rebuild a truly biblical marriage where you BOTH submit one to the other.
        Please check out Jimmy & Karen Evan’s ministry that focuses on biblical marriage. They have resources on their website to help find good counseling. Pray for the Holy Spirit’s conviction to fall upon your husband, for him to have eyes to see, ears to hear, and a heart of flesh to understand what he should be doing as a godly husband, and for the kindness of God to lead him to repentance for any way that he has mistreated you.
        I pray that you dwell in The Secret place at the most High and abide in His shadow; that he protects you from every onslaught of the devil no matter whom it comes through; that He will send ministering angels to you and lead you to the help that you need. This is my prayer for everyone who is in a similar situation that may be reading this. In Jesus name, amen!

    17. Hello!

      I was wondering can two people both with the Jezebel spirit be together? Or will the spirits eventually clash? My ex husband has that spirit and a girl he’s dating has it as well, but they are both courting each other right now so both of them are hiding it from one another.

      1. Hi Jessica, like spirit flocks to like spirit, so that’s probably at least part of what’s drawing them. Hope this helps. Thanks for reading.

    18. Are the spirit of control and the spirit of Jezebel the same spirit? Or can the spirit of control be a separate spirit?

    19. Also, can this spirt influence children and if so how can children be protected if they are fully understanding and walking with the Lord?

    20. Rachel Price says:

      Your article is the most clear and informing one I’ve read on this subject. Thank you.

    21. Margaret Sibeko says:

      Hello Jamie,I’m from South Africa and I would like to say thank you for this teaching. Years back when my sister and I lived with our mother,our cousin who is about 20 years older than us also living with us, had the spirit of Jezebel. He used to fight us because of our faith. We we still young in the lord and the situation was unbearable. We ended up selling our home. 13 years later I’m married with children and my sister also. We find our selves going through the same ordeal with our landlord son. He is doing the the very same things my cousin did, its too much. Can the same spirit follow us if we didn’t deal with it before?

    22. Phoenix Grace says:

      Hi Jamie,

      Thank you so much for your post. I really enjoy your writing and prophecies. I did not grow up in the church so the teaching on Jezebel spirits is very new to me. This makes a lot of sense. I was in a very harsh, oppressive environment where I was earnestly trying to rebuild my life. I was a new Christian (having had lived a wild life that brought me into a legal situation and incarceration). I had so many attacks against me. One lady had tried to befriend me and then turned against me and tried to turn others against me (even those in authority). What made it even more confusing is that she said she was a Christian. I could see the control, and the lies, and the misdirection. She seemed like a puppet master (but now I see she was being controlled herself). God really lead me to godly mentors and resources even in that environment, I can see it clearly now. I still think of her and pray for her. I think prison is very full of the Jezebel spirit. Now, I am stepping into God’s purpose for my life more and more. I am learning the ways that I hear God- hence my interest in the prophetic. I have had inner healing sessions, I stay in touch with my mentors, I have a lovely anointed Christian life coach, and I have an amazing church home that I attend with my family. God is teaching me to thrive rather than just survive and is restoring the years the locusts have eaten. Thanks be to God!

    23. Hi Jamie, Thamkyou for this my landlord wanted me to lie for him to protect him from the HMRC but i refused is that a jezebel spirit? because I refused to lie his attitude towards me has changed not cold but manipulative, so this is a very timely word, he is no longer being investigated but I feel I did the right thing regardless of his attitude I cannot lie to protect him or anyone especially since I am a child of God

    24. Hi Jamie, Thamkyou for this word its right on time I feel my landlord is quite manipulative is that a jezebel spirit?

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