Can men and women be influenced by the Jezebel spirit?
Unfortunately, some are misinformed about the influence of the Jezebel spirit. Most people are under the assumption that the Jezebel spirit influences only women, but this is false.
The Jezebel spirit can influence men and women alike.
The Enemy is Always Behind the Jezebel Spirit—in Men and Women
Remember, the enemy is cunning and calculated. He would like nothing more than to focus our attention in one area or on one person while causing chaos and destruction in another.
When destruction happens, the intended target is people or groups that want to glorify God, such as the Church, ministries, marriages, and families. We want to be clear that both men and women can be influenced by the Jezebel spirit.
What You Will Learn about the Jezebel Spirit…
In this blog, you will discover…
- What the Bible says about the Jezebel spirit
- Characteristics of the Jezebel spirit
- How the Jezebel spirit operates in men and women
- How to cut-off the Jezebel spirit
- How to protect yourself from the Jezebel spirit
What the Bible Says about the Jezebel Spirit
The Jezebel spirit many refer to is based upon the characteristics of King Ahab’s wife. Queen Jezebel was also the daughter of the king of Sidon, a nation who worshipped false gods and ultimately influenced Israel due to the marriage between Jezebel and Ahab.
The Bible describes King Ahab, in 1 Kings 16:30, as doing “more evil in the eyes of the Lord than any of those before him.”
In the biblical text, you can see how Jezebel influenced her husband, and ultimately the nation of God’s chosen people to worship false gods and deities, namely Baal.
Jezebel’s influence over God’s people was so significant at the time that she gave orders that the Lord’s prophets be put to death. She wanted no part of God’s Kingdom to prosper. She used every cunning and evil tactic to hold it back.
She orchestrated evil behind her husband’s reign to get what she wanted, control.
She used seduction to kill.
Looking for Bible Verses about Queen Jezebel? Check These Out…
- Jezebel’s desire to kill the prophets of God
- 1 Kings 18:4
- 1 Kings 18:13
- 1 Kings 19:1
- Jezebel’s desire to worship false deities
- 1 Kings 16:31
- 2 Kings 9:22
- Jezebel’s desire to have control
- 1 Kings 19:2
- 1 Kings 21:7
The Warning of the Jezebel Spirit in the End-Times
In Revelation 2:20, Jesus warns against the spirit of Jezebel, and she comes to kill, destroy, and corrupt the Church…
“I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first. Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent. Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds.”—Revelation 2:19-22 (emphasis added)
Unless they repent of their deeds—this is key to breaking free from this spiritual force that seeks to seduce, kill, and destroy the message of Jesus and God’s Kingdom.
Queen Jezebel operated out of the Jezebel spirit we know today. Her goal was to lead the saints astray so that they would commit idolatry, which is spiritual adultery. And if she couldn’t lead them away, she eliminated them.
Characteristics of the Jezebel Spirit
The Jezebel spirit operates in men in much of the same way it does in women. There are numerous characteristics to this purely evil spirit, but most fall within these categories:
- Feigned repentance
- Sexual immorality
Keep this in mind, even though the Jezebel spirit is named after Queen Jezebel, it knows no gender. This means that this demonic spirit can influence both men and women. The same controlling, manipulative, seducing, and prideful characteristics manifest in men, just as they do in women.
These characteristics may describe several different evil spirits, but what makes the Jezebel spirit so dangerous is its seductive and even religious traits. It fuels immorality in our government and the Church, causing confusion and grief.
Just as Queen Jezebel supported the worship of false deities, the spirit of Jezebel will support the worship of counterfeit identities, false gods (such as wealth and power), fleshly desires, and witchcraft.
This spiritual force will use seduction of every kind to lure people away from God’s destiny into Satan’s destruction. Ultimately the spirit of Jezebel plays a puppet master in the same way she controlled King Ahab.
How the Jezebel Spirit Operates in Men and Women
The Jezebel spirit attacks governmental leaders—both men and women. It wants to steer groups of people, usually those who are for God’s Kingdom prospering, away from their destiny. It uses the role of leadership to control and manipulate behind the scenes. You see this same behavior in Queen Jezebel as she manipulated King Ahab.
The Jezebel spirit attacks family leaders. This attack is often responsible for the split of marriages and families. God’s design for marriages and families is to give a picture of how unity, love, honor, and a relationship with the Father are manifested here on earth. The Jezebel spirit will seek to kill and destroy the institution of marriage and families according to God’s design.
The Jezebel spirit draws you in with false flattery and deceit. This spiritual force will gain favor by “itching your ears.” It will appear very caring in order to build you up, only to tear you down when it fits its agenda.
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers…”—2 Timothy 4:3
The Jezebel spirit operates out of an attention-seeking agenda. This evil spirit wants to kill and destroy relationships by attaching to someone who will seek to be the center of attention and is self-serving. This is one way the demonic spirit uses the power of seduction. Those under its influence desire personal glory. As a result, those who are struggling with their own identity will seek to be associated with the attention-seeker.
The Jezebel spirit will be combative and critical. After this spirit has wrapped a number of people into its web, it will use its influence to become combative and critical. It will undermine change or any sort of constructive criticism. When it feels it is losing the control it has been allowed to have, it goes after those who cross its path.
This is why it is critical to combat this spirit with other strong Believers. Actively put on your armor of God.
The Jezebel Spirit in Men
When the Jezebel spirit operates in men, he will initially come across as very strong and powerful. He also has a sensitive side, which changes quickly into a victim role.
The charming initial impression of the spirit manipulates those around him to do its will at the cost of hurting others. Then he plays the victim.
The controlling manner of the Jezebel spirit can be condescending and insubordinate.
It feigns sincere human emotions. The Jezebel spirit can mimic honesty, integrity, and other virtues, but soon the truth is revealed, and anger erupts.
After the emotions are “loosed,” he will appear sorrowful, but never admitting guilt. This is only to return to a state of control through manipulation.
The Jezebel Spirit in Women
The Jezebel spirit operates in women in much of the same way it does in men.
It hides a woman’s insecurities and fears. It uses a domineering behavior to draw the woman away from an authentic relationship where she can be vulnerable and honest. The domineering mindset allows the Jezebel spirit to have more control with those in a woman’s sphere of influence.
In women, the Jezebel spirit loves gossip and will seek to know details about another person’s life, but only so that it can use it against them later.
Jezebel is the Seducing Spirit
You likely have heard that the Jezebel spirit is a “seducing spirit.” This is because it seeks to lure men and women away from their families, marriages, values, and beliefs.
Just as Queen Jezebel did with King Ahab, she didn’t want him or Israel worshipping God. Therefore, she lured them away with false gods that tore the nation apart.
How to Cut-Off the Jezebel Spirit
The Jezebel spirit has influenced in all of our lives, be it through leadership, friendship, or family. We must first understand its influence on our culture, government, and Church.
From there, it is time to get honest with God.
- Getting honest with God.
Have you suffered at the hands of the Jezebel spirit, or been influenced to operate out of it? Then it is time to sit down with God and be honest.
No one knows your heart as the Lord does. He knows the secrets and shame that try to hide. He knows the hold the Jezebel spirit can have on you.
Men have reported feeling “in a fog or a daze.”
Because the Jezebel spirit is incredibly manipulative, many have reported they feel “in a fog or a daze.” For example, they understand that sexual immorality is against God’s design, yet somehow this spirit can create a desperate desire in a man. He may become obsessed with another woman, unable to get her out of his mind.
Women have reported creating ungodly soul-ties.
Perhaps a woman feels the same way and falls into its lies, creating ungodly soul-ties. The Jezebel spirit’s goal is that you set aside all Christ-minded thoughts and operate strictly out of emotions in the carnal mind. Then the spirit will push you to act more severely and more intensely until it has total control.
But there is good news. You have a choice to come before God and get honest about this spirit’s influence.
- Expressing heartfelt repentance…
Heartfelt repentance, just as Jesus said in Revelation 2:21, is the key to cutting off this spiritual force. Conviction must be present. Godly sorrow is more than apologizing. Repentance understands the great offense the behavior and the heart behind it is to God and to those who were a victim of it.
- Decreeing God’s control…
The Jezebel spirit is not one you take on by yourself. You can decree God has control. Greater is He who is within you than he who is in the world. Decree God’s control over this spirit. You do not have to be afraid of it.
- Embracing guaranteed freedom…
When godly sorrow and repentance have taken place, and you come out of agreement with the Jezebel spirit, you will experience guaranteed freedom. When you are free, you can answer the call of God. It is impossible to be in agreement with this spirit and walk in the fullness of life that God has for you.
“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”—Matthew 6:24
How to Protect Yourself from the Jezebel Spirit
Once you understand the characteristics, how it operates, and how to cut it off, protecting yourself becomes more about being aware.
God says that His people perish for a lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6) and that the truth will set you free (John 8:32). Therefore…
- Reading this article
- Meditating on the truth
- Prayerfully seeking the Holy Spirit’s guidance
- Being in the Word daily
… is how you protect yourself.
Ephesians 6 walks you through the armor of God designed to protect you from the evil principalities of this world… and the Jezebel spirit is one of them.
Decree and declare God’s protection over your life. Joshua 1:8 is the verse we encourage you to put to memory…
“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”
God’s Word is the first place you should go to seek guidance and protection. Meditating on it day and night prospers His plans in your life.
Remember, you do not need to fear these spirits. God is always with you. We want to encourage you in your spiritual journey.
We would love to pray with you. Prayer is powerful and essential in times of warfare.
Contact our prayer team HERE and break free for the influence of the Jezebel today!