There are many evil spirits at work in the world today. These spirits attempt to infiltrate the church, so as to diminish the power and authority that the Body of Christ walks in on the earth. One of these spirits is called Jezebel, and is extremely active. The goal of this spirit is nothing short of death to God's prophets and priests. It is vitally important that we learn to recognize these spirits, in order to not fall prey to their attacks in our lives. I encourage you to study out this spirit and humble yourself under the mighty hand of God, so that you can rest assured that He will protect you from falling into the plans of this evil spirit.
Be very careful not to spend more time studying evil spirits than you spend to know God.
Always remember that "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty." (Psalm 91)
Excerpts of Understanding the Spirit of Jezebel
(from "The Three Battlegrounds" by Francis Frangipane)
But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray, so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. Revelation 2:20
When we speak of Jezebel we are identifying the source in our society of obsessive sensuality, unbridled witchcraft and hatred for male authority.
Jezebel is fiercely independent and intensely ambitious for pre-eminence and control. It is noteworthy that the name Jezebel, literally translated means "without cohabitation." Jezebel will not dwell with anyone unless she can control and dominate the relationship. Jezebel is more attracted to the uniqueness of the female psyche in its sophisticated ability to manipulate without physical force. When she seems submissive or "servant like" it is only for the sake of gaining some strategic advantage. From her heart, she yields to no one. While she uses every measure of sexual perversity known in hell, immorality is not the issue; control is what she seeks, using the power of sexual passions for the purpose of possessing and conquering.
Jezebel's spirit flows unhindered throughout the entertainment industries. Anyone who is hit by this spirit needs, first of all, to repent deeply of their sympathetic thoughts toward it, and then war against it! Do not waste days and weeks under condemnation. Separate yourself from that Jezebelian. Pick up the sword of the Spirit and war against the principality of Jezebel! Pray for the saints in your church. Pray for the Christians throughout your community.
If you war against Jezebel when you are tempted, eventually you are going to become dangerous! This spirit will stop attacking you once it recognizes that your aggressive counterattack is setting other people free!
Jezebel seeks the highly refined qualities of the professional musician, especially when such a man has both the ambition and the opportunity to become a worship leader or director. Yet this spirit prefers the dispostion of a woman's nature. And since certain female ministries are more involved than others, it follows that they would be targets for the spirit of Jezebel. Remember Jesus said of Jezebel, "she calls herself a prophetess" (Rev. 2:20). A woman can most certainly function prophetically; she can be anointed by God to serve in delegated authority as a prophetess. But when she insists upon recognition, when she manipulates or entirely disregards the male leadership in the church, when she calls herself a prophetess, beware. Prayer leaders, church secretaries, worship and song leaders, pastors and their wives, you are all especially targeted by this spirit. All of you serving in these roles should be instructed and warned about the warfare that may come against you.
Jezebel's worst enemies are the prophets; her worst fear is that the people will embrace repentance. Jezebel hates humility. Jezebel hates prayer. Elijah the prophet came under spiritual warfare with Jezebel, who in a fit of rage, released a flood of witchcraft and demonic power against Elijah that put fear into his heart. When you war against the principality of Jezebel, even though you stand against her lusts and witchcrafts, you must guard against the power demons of Fear and Discouragement, for these she will send against you to distract you from your warfare and your victory. You cannot defeat the enemy simply with prayer.
To topple Satan's empire we must be transformed into Christ's likeness. We must allow the Holy Spirit to expose where we are tolerant and sympathetic to its ways. There is only one realm of final victory against the enemy: Christlikeness. The woman overcomes the haughtiness of Jezebel by seeking the meekness of Christ. She pursues a gentle and quiet spirit which is natural to Christlikeness. Her humility and peace in serving others is a sign of destruction to the nature of Jezebel (Phil. 1:28)