The Spirit of Jezebel
Week 38: 17th Sep – 23th Sep
Bible passage to read: 2 Kings 19
The spirit of Jezebel is the topic for today’s devotional.
“Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.” Ecclesiastes 7:9
Some Volcanoes lie dormant for hundreds of years or even generations, and there is no clear or present danger as to when it will erupt. However, when they do erupt, the devastation they create is massive. Geologists have been able to discover through the years that there is always a build up towards an eruption and can plan against natural disasters.
The build up of emotions and motives comes into the mind of men when we allow satanic spirits to grow dark seeds in our minds. In the book of 2 Kings 19, it describes Jezebel as a Phoenician queen of the kingdom of Judah where King Ahab reign but married from Tyre kingdom where Baal was radically worship. It is important to choose who we are friend associate with very carefully (Deuteronomy 7:3) as Jezebel and spirit that came with her turned the king’s mind away from God to darkness seemed normal but followed with devastating effects on the children of Jew.
The spirit of Jezebel lies in wait for a quiet opportunity to pounce and destroy like a volcano. It sometimes help and make you feel comfortable like in the life Absalom (1st Chron. 19), the son of David, who stood by the King’s gate everyday counseling the troubled and helping the poor until the spirit of Jezebel manifested and he threw King David out of his Kingdom. It simply means this evil spirit is not limited to a race or tribe, man or woman, great or small.
Do you harbor a lot of anger and venom of a bad experience you have had in the past? Is there a part of you that is planning vengeance against a person or group of people that showed you nothing but hatred for everything you stand for? There is a danger in falling too much in thought about vengeance as we will easily become hosts for evil controlling and remote spirit that talks to the mind of men, agents of the devil even in the church of God.
The bible says in 1 Kings 12:25: “But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.” Understand that for pressure to build up in gas pressure cookers a build up a chemical build up takes place and so if we allow the devil space in our minds, we will be controlled in no time. I know what you are going through, the same has happened to me as well, I was a victim, this injustice has gone on for long enough, they have aggressively refused to do what I have asked of them so I will aggressively retaliate. These are some of the questions that the devil brings into our mind from time to time.
Devotional Prayer Points
- I rebuke all the spirits of distractions from my life in Jesus name
- Father, help me to uproot all erring plants in my life in Jesus name
- Deliver me oh Lord from anger, fornication, and lies
- Oh Lord, make me to be useful for you
- I shall not bow down to Baal in Jesus name
Author: Evangelist Daniel Daramola
Author: CCC Handbook Weekly Devotional
CCC Seventh Year Parish 2