“Rise up and break the power of a Jezebel spirit that would try to alter what I have spoken and break down your confidence. Don’t allow it to change your beliefs. Its power is broken, so tolerate it no more!”
Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel… (Revelation 2:20 NIV)
The Bible says that the Church of Thyatira was tolerating Jezebel. Obviously it wasn’t the literal Jezebel of the Old Testament who by now was dead. It was the demonic spirit that once ruled through her. A spirit of Jezebel has two main goals: First, to attack the prophetic Word of the Lord. Literal Jezebel attacked it by killing God’s prophets. She threatened Elijah with death (see 1 Kings 19:1-2). It affected his confidence so badly that he ran and hid. Second, Jezebel offers a tainted version of the truth. Revelation 2:20 says she did this at Thyatira. Because they tolerated it, perhaps out of wrong motives or even because of ignorance or fear, they were led astray.
Like Elijah, a Jezebel spirit attacks the prophetic word in your heart and uses circumstances to make you second-guess it. Secondly, it wants to make you question your beliefs so you will compromise, like Thyatira. To break its power, first get alone with God. Elijah got alone and heard again the Lord’s voice to regain his confidence (see 1 Kings 19:9-15). Secondly, reaffirm what you believe from Scripture. Had Thyatira done that, they might not have tolerated her. Don’t tolerate any hint of a Jezebel spirit. Rise up today and tell it to go in Jesus’ Name!
Father, open my eyes today to the operation of Jezebel against my life. I refuse to tolerate that spirit. I also reaffirm that I believe the prophetic words spoken over me and I hold fast to my biblical beliefs. I bind a Jezebel spirit, in Jesus’ Name. Amen!
Taken from The Daily Prophecy devotional book published by Destiny Image. For a complete collection of Brenda Kunneman's daily prophecies, click here to order The Daily Prophecy.