8 Ways to Obliterate the Effect of Jezebel’s Words by KATHY DEGRAW for Charisma News
There is power in the words we speak, both positive and negative. The spiritual realm is waiting to act on what is said. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit” (Prov. 18:21).
We’ve all had people gossip, slander and speak against us. I remember praying one time, and the Lord instructed me to pray against word curses people had spoken over my life. In the spirit, I saw swords coming out of my spine from all the assignments those words put in the spiritual atmosphere around me.
Jezebel, the strongman spirit of control is a dangerous, vindictive, evil spirit that comes against Christians to attack their prophetic destiny. I think most of us could say we have been in a relationship with someone who has exhibited a Jezebel spirit. What have you done to break those word curses and the demonic assignments off your life? “The thief does not come, except to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). Have you taken time in prayer to rebuke and take authority over that which the thief has come to steal, kill and destroy? Are you living the abundant life? Could something from your past or a Jezebel spirit be attacking you?
I remember, as a child, my mother warning me and putting her fear of storms, hazardous weather conditions and medical worry on me. I had to fight the thoughts that plagued my mind. It took me years to overcome being afraid of driving on snow; hating wind, thunder and lightning; and not trusting God for my health. As an adult, I would still hear those words and thoughts in my mind, and they would control my actions. I would choose to not drive on the snow; I was fearful of storms, still hearing my mom say, “Batten down the hatches, a storm is coming.”
One day, the Lord showed me the spirit of Jezebel is like a demonic cloud hovering over your mind. It is still pulling you and triggering controlling thoughts. Until you break the word curses, you will be in submission to that spirit of control.
Are there thoughts that still plague your mind from someone who was trying to control you or destroy your prophetic destiny? What about people who are in competition with you?
Unfortunately, we know the world can be competitive, jealous and critical, even Christians and the church. Have you ever considered that your destiny is stalled or you are experiencing more warfare than is normal because there are words in operation in the spiritual realm that need to be broken down and destroyed?