In Jamie's word, you'll gain some insightful keys of how to deal with some attacks coming your way as she shares:
As you read through this word, I pray you be empowered through Jesus Christ, the true Spirit of Prophecy! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
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God Hears and Answers Prayers
Our God is well able to drive every evil spirit out of your life, your family, and your church—even the Jezebel spirit. How? In answer to your strategic, specific prayers. Rest assured, beloved, of this truth: There is no force of darkness strong enough to withstand the power of sustained intercession.
Even though the Jezebel spirit gets a lot of attention when we talk about spiritual warfare in the Body, we have to remember that Jesus is SO much greater than any evil spirit or principality. Yahweh, the Creator of the universe, still sits on the throne. He and He alone is the governmental center of the earth, and He is still in charge. The devil is not the equal or opposite of God. All the victory and all the authority belong to God.
God hears and answers your prayers. If you will begin to pray in accordance with His will, He will muzzle the Jezebel spirit you are dealing with and cast it out.
Here's How to Pray Against the Jezebel Spirit and WIN:
The first and MOST IMPORTANT thing to know is that the Jezebel spirit is a false spirit of prophecy. It is the enemy's substitute for the work of the Holy Spirit, particularly through the spoken word. This is KEY. Why? Because when we intercede, we come in the opposite spirit.
"Coming in the opposite spirit" means you see something evil, but instead of railing against the evil thing, you pray for the good and holy thing to take its place.
• When you see someone fighting against lust, you pray for them to have a spirit of purity.
• When you struggle with fear, you ask God to fill you with His perfect love, which casts out fear.
• If you see someone who is lukewarm toward God, you ask God to fill them with holy fire and passion for Jesus Christ.
There is an unholy substitute for every holy thing, but we don't focus on the unholy thing because we can't afford for it to fill our horizon. What you focus on you empower, and we never want to empower the work of the enemy in our lives. So when we pray, meditate, and speak, we want our thoughts, prayers, and words to be filled with the good and holy thing that GOD wants to do.
That's why the apostle Paul wrote in Philippians 4:8, "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things."
Coming in the Opposite Spirit
So when we want to pray against the Jezebel spirit and win, we come in the opposite spirit. I want to make it clear that "opposite" does NOT mean "equally strong." The good and holy thing from God is ALWAYS stronger. The enemy's attempts to pervert a good and holy thing can never overrule or outweigh the power of who God is or of what God created. The good and holy thing is stronger, every time.
So what is the opposite of the false spirit of prophecy? The true spirit of prophecy. And what is the true spirit of prophecy? The testimony of Jesus is the true spirit of prophecy. The Bible is very clear on this:
"And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, 'See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.'" (Revelation 19:10, emphasis mine)
Release the Testimony of Jesus
The Lord showed me this with an absolute lightning bolt of revelation awhile back, when I was asking Him how on earth to pray against a Jezebellic situation. I studied and studied, and all of a sudden, He showed me this. To defeat the Jezebel spirit, release the testimony of Jesus—which is the true spirit of prophecy—into the situation. When you do, Jesus will muzzle the Jezebel spirit and drive it out.
This is the second step to defeating the Jezebel spirit, so this is exactly what I and others did. We prayed and released the testimony of Jesus. And Jesus came through and absolutely drove that demonic spirit out.
What does it mean to release the testimony of Jesus? It means:
• Pray for Jesus to be glorified in the Jezebel-ish situation.
• Worship Jesus in spite of and over that situation.
• Worship Jesus and praise Him for being the Overcomer, the Victor, Mighty Warrior, and Lord of hosts who WINS EVERY TIME.
Literally sing the name of Jesus in your worship over and over if you have to. Sing the name of Jesus until you sense breakthrough in the spirit realm.
• Magnify and exalt Jesus in every way in your worship.
• Thank Jesus for being in charge and for fighting the battle for you—even before you see the victory manifest.
• Pray for the humility of Jesus to be released in every person involved in the situation (Philippians 2:5-11).
• Pray that every person involved would follow the example of Jesus and submit to God and godly authority.
• Plead the Blood of Jesus over every aspect of your home, family, church, and over the specific situation.
Focus on Jesus
Whether you are interceding at home or leading a corporate prayer meeting, it works the same. To release the testimony of Jesus, you just focus on Jesus—aggressively. Lift Him up. Exalt Him. Pray for everything in the situation to look just like Jesus. Develop a magnificent obsession with the Son of God, and focus EXCLUSIVELY on Him.
As you do, you will be releasing the true spirit of prophecy over the situation that concerns you...and He will muzzle the Jezebel spirit, keep it silent, bind its influence, and drive it out. Remember that every knee must bow to Jesus Christ, and every tongue must confess that He is Lord, to the glory of God, the Father. Every time.
Beloved, if you're dealing with a Jezebel spirit, don't be afraid. Jesus already won this battle on the Cross. So lift Jesus up. Release the testimony of Jesus. Come in the opposite spirit, and Jesus will win every time. Beloved, you can pray against the Jezebel spirit and win every time because Jesus Christ already won the victory.
Stand firm. Lift up Jesus. Pray, pray, and pray some more. Worship the risen and exalted Christ, and trust Him to perfect all things that concern you. As you do, you will see the victory Jesus purchased on the Cross manifest in your situation. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
From His Presence
Jamie Rohrbaugh is an author, speaker, and presence-seeker whose heart is for the local church. Called to intercession and prophetic ministry, her passion is to see sons and daughters transformed by the love of Abba Father. Jamie blogs for a global readership at FromHisPresence.com, where she writes about prayer, personal revival, and the supernatural lifestyle and she has written for various ministry outlets. She holds a Master's in Biblical Studies from Berea Seminary and is a grateful member of the Redbud Writers Guild. Jamie serves as a domestic missionary in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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