I think I have the gift of discerning of spirits (which is different from discernment that is matured through the Word and maturity).
Anyway, I don't often speak on such things as I feel that spirits are but a manifestation of a deeper issue. And, I think it all boils down to the condition of the heart / motivation, and if it is connected to the Lord's heart in Christ.
Although, I'm thinking I personally need to take more time out to grow in that area, etc (spiritual issues of such nature).
That said, competition and Jezebel, do they go hand in hand?
I don't often get names. In fact, I think this is only the second time I actually had a name attached to what I saw, and both were in dreams.
In the first one I saw a well known tv pastor teaching. Although, he stopped as he sensed a spirit not allowing the people to hear. He took time to rebuke the spirit, which he called by some foreign name. When he came around again to speak, I heard "symbolism", which I believe the Lord was revealing to me the type of spirit he was dealing with in his church. When he spoke again (after dealing with the spirit), a bunch of people went to the alter and fell on their faces in repentance. I sensed that they were so convicted it was like an irresistible force propelling them to the front to repent; like they just had to get clean. I do believe this dream was from the Lord.
So this other dream with Jezebel . . . I saw a group of writers in a competition. There was one lady in there that wanted to be on top as the best writer and such. I heard her name - Jezebel.
Anyway, I don't always know if the Lord is pointing something out in me, or with another, or both. Sometimes it is more apparent, other times not. I will say that I have felt the pull to compete, the temptation, and I do know it is an impure motive. I don't believe I've always passed the test, but overall I feel I do catch these things and have stepped back when I felt myself leaning that way.
Either way, as I said before, I think the deeper issue in these things is always the heart condition; the motivation of the heart (and then how in tune it is with the Lord's). I believe it is most important to always check the condition of our hearts, and avoid competing MOTIVES, and any other impure motives.
Anyway, can't say this Jezebel dream was from the Lord. Me thinks, but unsure. When I awoke though I was a bit perplexed because I didn't associate Jezebel so much that way . . .
People may be right in their own eyes, but the Lord looks upon the heart - Proverbs