By Evangelist Linda J
But we had the sentence of death in ourselves that we should not trust in ourselves but in God which raise the the dead. 2 Corinthians 1:9
The Lord has been showing me different things over the last 6 weeks . He has commissioned me to write. I pray he gives me the wisdom to know how to break the word and so that it will edify the reader. I thank him for his grace.
The topic centres on spiritual battles and the spirit which is at work across the strata and structures of society. This includes all forms of institutions, religious, work, education and government.
The Lord has been using my life as a metaphor ie position in family, government, church, education to show me what is at play. My life touches all those stratas, thanks be to God.
Over the last little while, I have experienced many painful things (family, church, work, education government and community)but it is how the Lord has worked in me to date, and to do of his good pleasure. I thank Him that he has chosen me to also suffer with Him.
For those who can see it, the prophet’s life is a metaphor. It is so that we may have something to impart to others, that may bring life to and that has eternal value. Indeed the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of Prophecy.
This is my testimony:
During a period of a fortnight I became intrigued. For the first time in my ministry, I became aware that the same circumstances that I was experiencing in one system was operating in another system.
I started to look beyond the personal attack and behaviour to the institutional to see who and what was at work. I saw the face of and antics of the spirit which is at work and amongst us.
Many years ago, during the night, the Lord gave me a lesson about the faces of demonic spirits – he showed me what they looked like. Jealousy has a face for instance, Pride has a face and so on. Since then I can usually detect and see what is at work, but it is the first time that I have been exposed to the horizontal working of the face of a particular spirit, its imprint (if you like) and seeing its operation impacting on others, in various organisations and across many levels and at the same time.
As a result of a month of divine teaching and exposure, I have learned many things and gained new perspectives about spiritual matters and forces. Not only do I have a better understanding of who the strongman might be in a given situation, but I am wiser and haven’t given up ground. I have a deeper insight into who I am, where I am seated, what to do and what not to do.
Not only has my paradigm shifted (ie my usual way of seeing and responding to things), but Father has given me combative and divine strategies on how to be an overcomer in His Name for myself and behalf of others. I can also see the Lord confounding diabolical counsel and the strong man being exposed and his hold coming down.
It is not that I did not understand these issues theologically and scripturally, but the Lord has opened my eyes even wider to see those antics at play right under my nose. He has showed me how that spirit traverses across aeons, eras, regions, nations, generational, human, religious and spiritual structures, and to the detriment of many souls.
I realise that in the past, I may have become hurt and wounded as I was dealing with the issues on a personal level (thinking this is about me) and taking myself out of the fight. I now understand, it is not me or about me, but that there is a bigger fight going on in the heavenlies, which those who are of the kingdom are part of. We will and are bound to come under direct attack.
As a result of this learning, I have shifted my position and way of thinking. Glory to God. I am no longer remaining subservient to the attacks or the oppression or wanting to run and hide like Elijah. I have put the locus of responsibility back where it belongs.
I can’t change others, but I can change myself and my responses. I am taking the whole armour of God and my spiritual weapons and rising up in prayer and standing and I will stand. I won’t allow others to label me with any label that is not of God. Back to sender ! Devil Deal with it.
I know that this one demon spirit is organised under a principality but is under my feet. I have a greater understanding of the dance and design of its activities and how not to join in that dance. I know that after a victory or a blessing for instance, there is always a backlash (see Elijah and Jezebel in 2 Kings). So you must watch out for that too. You will read that Jezebel had the sentence of death in her mouth for Elijah, but how that came to nought and she was brought down. Satan has the sentence of death and the pit over us if we allow and permit his rule in our lives or organisations.
I know that a child of God will have ambush and attack from the church door to the altar…. We will get it from individuals , in our families, homes, places of work, places of learning, government and educational institutions. What we must do is to learn to manoeuvre safely and remain standing, yet without sin.
What I have seen is that this spirit, is not necessarily a person’s intent (and I am being gracious here..) but these individuals are being used as puppets. They have in themselves an imprint – a familiarity (a familiar spirit) – that ruling spirit /strong man if you like still at work. It is the sentence of death. They want to kill you , annihilate you silence you. It is an imprint that you can see and detect if you open your spiritual eyes and if you are spending time in the secret place.
Father reveals things to his servants. I pray you will be chosen of God to serve and your eyes will pop open. I pray you will hear what the spirit is saying to the churches.
This imprint is the spirit of Jezebel and it bring with it the spirit of fear, torment , oppression and even death. The word Imprint came to me this morning and motivated me to write this piece and pull things together and to share.
What is an imprint?
An imprint is is a stamp or mark of the original. My prayer would be that we have the imprint of Christ. In this teaching I want to highlight the imprints that are diabolical and that seeks to land on, oppress, harass you and even kill you.
Over the period of about 6 weeks, I was seeing the same spirit face (if you like) parading in front of me and in different interfaces that I am part of both physical and spiritual. I even said to the Holy Spirit ‘did you see that ?’
I looked back over the 16 years of being called out and officiating in churches and across diverse nations and reviewing patterns and experiences. There are spirits of fear, control and oppression but the ruling strongman is the spirit of Jezebel.
Some of the classic and wider traits of this spirit are intimidation, cliques, soul ties, chains of commands, inherited generational curses, affinities, associations and attachments, oppressive and regimental strong holds. There is a long list and this spirit positions itself hierarchically. I am reminded (and have seen) that it will not only seek to condemn but uses tears weeping to manipulate, seek sympathy to get others on its side – to the detriment of its victim.
This spirit can behave like a spoilt infantile child. If it was a spider, it would be depicted as a black widow. The Lord has so revealed. It determines to inject poison, to crush and to kill.
I was seeing the manifestation of this spirit across what we know and understand are the five pillars of society. I had been shocked by its antics on the personal level over the years and from a church spiritual perspective, but surprised to find (and understand more recently) that it is the same spirt at work elsewhere, in families and in the work places even in government organisations.
Remember, (and I emphasise strongly), the Spirit of Jezebel is not a person, it is not your pastor, or your pastor’s wife, it is not your sister or your leader, it is not your co-worker or manager, it is a spirit . It is an embodiment. It is a force with many legions as set out above.
It can imprint and manifest its diabolical seeds and deeds on a male or female and without even the individual (it has taken hold of) being aware. It uses any opening … I am speaking delicately here…. We see its imprint in permissive laws in our society.
Leaders need to be aware. The Bible says that in the last days because of the level of iniquity abounding (making strides, taking hold), the love of many will wax cold. It is as a result of this imprint, this sentence of death. I see it and feel it. This deviant, divisive destructive spirit is at work.
Many leaders, pastors, governments, rulers, managers are oblivious to the operation of this particular ruling spirit. It’s chief objective is to cause chaos, to castrate and to abort destinies.
On the spiritual, religious level, it seeks to silence the voice and word of God and the operation or work of the Holy Spirit.
It was an imprint of this spirit which was at work in the book of Kings (see 2 Kings 9) where it took hold of the daughter of Ethbaal, Jezebel, and this woman (queen)rose up against the prophet Elijah threatening to take his life.
The spirit of Jezebel is busy and skilful and very experienced. It has an hidden agenda – only those who have their spiritual eyes open will see it. It has its cohorts (brings in other spirits including the spirit of Ahab and Herod). It orchestrates, it whispers. It grooms people and environments*. Manipulation and grooming and abuse of authority happens in families, in churches, in schools, in governments. As in the natural so in the spiritual. God has opened my eyes to understand it on the spiritual level.
The intention of this spirit is to infiltrate, to flatter, divide, conquer and to dominate for the purpose of taking advantage of the people or things of God and for its own diabolical ends. It creates discord and plants poisonous and diabolical seeds. It seeks to destroy the very foundations.
This spirit seeks to isolate, stigmatise, harass, silence those who are called of God. It is fierce and jealous of the anointing. It brings fear, chaos and disorder and can fly off into a violent rage . It has a face (cant hide its features – ie you will now when it has been riled or upset), but it wears a mask – it is a busy, arrogant, competitive spirit and skilful at distortion, manipulation and lies. It presents a false sense of humility – (can sit at the back of the church for instance for show, and to be seen of men), but the heart has not been changed. It is on the prowl, after your scalp. It is on the look out for the precious seed. It is a strident spirit. It is reckless. It sits on and stagnates others. It frustrates growth and maturity and attaches itself to those who are unlearned, unwise and vulnerable – particularly leaders who may be needy, blind or struggling, those with low self esteem or those who have given up their crown. Our youth and young people are particularly vulnerable and particularly those who have already suffered abuse.
This spirit is alive and kicking right now under our noses and in our five pillars. It is in your home town and in mine. It is coming from the one demon spirit, Diablos but has infiltrated marriages, family, government, church, education. It is in our churches, our homes and communities – it is in our children’s bedrooms.
The spirit imprints itself on individuals, those who have opened a gate to the spirit of isms, (i, i, i, doing, doing doing – it likes to be in control, but with a different agenda. It aims to group and control the minds, the bodies and the soul of the people and control our environments. It feeds on insecurity , it brings and feeds on the spirit of unbelief, spirit of fear anxiety andthe spirit of rejection. It works across stratas doing its diabolical deeds. It causes upset , anarchy, apathy, divisions, misrepresentation, discord and eventual death.
All of us are at risk of contamination and being affected directly and indirectly by the spirit of Jezebel – whether by design or default. I had the sentence of death in me ie I couldn’t trust myself to respond appropriately and used to respond in the flesh. I now strive to respond in the spirit by leaning on His everlasting arms. My eyes have been opened. I am above, that spirit is from beneath.
The name Jezebel is not used to sensationalise or titivate; it is an entity, a real force. It is a spirit that has been operative from before Christ, but coming down at Satan’s fall and imprinting itself generationally(or by custom) and whoever gives access and power for it to continue to dominate and oppress.
This spirit is more strident when it is given legitimate delegated authority to operate. We must be careful who we appoint and promote – that spirit attaches itself to high office and false worship is at its heart.
Those who are overcome by this spirit take into themselves the spirit of apathy, fear, spirit of rejection, suicide and shame among other things. They become ineffective. Ahab joined himself to this spirit and as a result lost his power authority and leadership.
This is what the Lord by his Holy Spirit has shown me.
As I was preparing this piece I read that ‘goslings imprint themselves on inanimate objects such as a cardboard boxes’ . I thought ah, salvation and restoring from diabolical imprints (relevant to all) comes through Jesus Christ and his saving grace, but diabolical imprints can land (be given licence, remain) when we are cold, inactive , spiritually dead, remaining stuck or returning to darkness. We need to remain hot and in the alert.
This spirit can come in when we open ancient gates and can continue to reign when we are not aware of the possibility of the abuse, or of its antics.
Let us pray
I want to pray and encourage us (particularly leaders – and as we prayed last night in my home church), that the eyes of our understanding be enlightened and that the Lord gives us divine and increased wisdom to see – to see what is going on in our schools, churches governments, workplaces and families. To see why our children are killing themselves and each other in playgrounds and on street corners. To see why the dispensing of babies to abortion has become like disposing of rubbish. To see why co workers are attacking each other and why environments have become devoid of life and are sterile, clinical and hostile.
I pray we will begin to have a better understanding of why (even in our church houses) there can be such in-fighting, hatred, gossipy, jealousy and vying for positions. Why individuals are snubbing and trampling over each other, for their own selfish ambitions. Why there is maligning and attempts to sully, discriminate and to isolate individuals. I pray we begin to understand, why we fall foul of choosing and promoting things that look like, but might not be of God and then suffer the consequences of stagnation. Help us Father to chose wisely. To close unholy gates and break unholy attachments .
I pray that we can see why we have a rise in the spirit of suicide, murder, death, decay and even cancer. We bind those spirits and pray for life, healing, health and well-being and the protection of the next generation, our children and grandchildren – our physical and spiritual seed.
If what I have seen is true, (and I believe I have the Holy spirt). It is one demon spirit which has taken hold. It is coming from the pit of hell. It affects us all.
It answers why there is a tangible feel of apathy and despair and stagnation across our homes , streets, communities , in our schools and churches and workplaces. It answered why many of us are dying in our churches and we don’t see the work of God on the level we should now see.
I pray that Father will help us see the peril we are in and the need to pray fervently and accurately against this strong man and strong hold – the spirit of the Jezebel.
I repeat, the spirit of Jezebel is not an individual. It’s not a man or a woman, it is an embodiment – a spiritual force – an imprint. It can be toppled and removed.
The word tells us that our fight is not against flesh and blood but principalities and powers. The Spirit of Jezebel is a strong man – it emanates from a principality . This spirit operates with co workers – it castrates , shuts down and curtails the free flow and anointing of God.
Look out for the hot spots…. They are in our churches and in our nations across our homes. This spirit sets up its own structures and forms of worship, bending the minds of the people away from Jehovah God towards idol worship, self and isms – things that look like, but are not.. – this is what the Lord has taught and is revealing to me.
If the Lord is revealing, it means he is wanting us to do something about it. To pray in unity and accurately and in the Spirit and to topple this strong man.
It starts with a paradigm shift a desire and willingness to have our eyes opened, to work together, name the perpetrator and to fight. It starts with you and with me.
If anything, the experiences to date, helps me why people are struggling to pray in families, in churches and why prayer has been closed down in schools. It explains why there is an inherent fear in believers in doing the works of God. Fear in opening their mouth for fear of rejection and recrimination. False spirits of humility. It is this spirit at work. But open our mouths we must. Let nothing that is not of God land on us , imprint, foul and take hold.
I pray for any unholy alliances that we have made with this strong man (individually or collectively) we let go and disassociate with, in the Name of Jesus and for the good of the whole. I pray for a restoring of the five fold ministry of the church. Praying for the anointing of the Lord Jesus Christ, to flow across our churches and for true worship to be seen and heard in our land.
May God be pleased to visit us because we have denounced the hidden things of dishonesty and not walked in cunning or craftiness, but handling the things that God blesses us with (including his people, his finances, his word ) honestly and responsibly.
Thank God for the pastors and leaders in our churches and across the nations. Those who are sold out to do the work of the kingdom. May their prayers be the web the net work that keeps us covered. May that be the threefold cord with our Heavenly Father that will topple diabolical ordinances and divine connections that can never be broken.
I declare that we have the victory already. We are called by his Name and have not sold out to that one demon spirit. The hour is late but we are more than conquerors.
Thank God we have the imprint of Christ in us. Greater things shall we do in His Name including routing, pulling down and destroying this strong man because he has gone before us and made a way.
I am praying for Truth to be established in our house , schools, churches, families and workplaces and in governments . For the voice and hand of Jezebel to be silenced and that that spirit and its cohorts, can no longer perform its diabolical, hierarchical enterprise in our pillars.
The foundations which the Lord Jesus Christ has laid in our families, homes, churches, communities, towns and work places , schools, government, law and land, will never be destroyed. Pray for a return of divine order.
I pray against the spirit of shame, rejection, oppression, anarchy and disorder. Against the spirit of strife and disunity. Against the spirit of jealousy and competition on all the stratas. Praying for the struggling pastors, leaders , teachers and governors (spiritual and secular) those that have been bruised may have become disillusioned and have become over familiar, tied their hand unwittingly with this spirit, or have tried to bring about change in their own strength.
Praying for healing and restoration. A return to holiness and true righteousness in every office.
Away with false humility. Let the children of God move forward and hold their heads up high.
Praying for restoration in the calling and gifting of the Holy Spirit across our churches. For the seer and watchman anointing to be transferred and released this day.
May we use what he has placed in our hands responsibly and without fetter, fraud or fear. May the healers and evangelists and prophets arise in this season and in our nation. May iron sharpen iron and may we be quickened by his word and his blessed Holy Spirit.
May we not trust in ourselves, but in You, Holy Father. You who have called us out of darkness into marvellous light. May we see the imprint of your spirit on our seed. May tongues be loosed and the word flow out. May we come up to the table, and be counted.
It has been a week of blessings. Thank You for the shift. Your promises are Yes and Amen. May we see the dead raised, the blind see, the deaf hear and captives set free in our time. May the churches in our community be the carrier of the divine (spiritual, financial, practical) cleaning up our streets … and so that we will touch governments and nations and bring healing to the land.
I see it and believe. I know it is done.
Evangelist Linda J
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