"Do not be afraid or discouraged of this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God's. Go out to face them bravely, and the Lord will be with you. Be calm and still, and you will not even have to fight this battle. Just take up your positions, stand your ground firmly and see the Lordís great victory on your behalf. Watch the awesome deliverance the Lord will give you. He will vanquish all of your foes."
- Based on 2 Chronicles 20:15,16,17
(Paraphrased by Miriam Jacob)
Families attacked by the Jezebel spirit have to deal with the following questions:
(1) How did you come to know that it is a Jezebel spirit so specifically?
(2) What has been the identifier and confirmation of this?
(3) Is this something that has been passed down through generations in your family? Do you know when and where it started?
(4) What are the causes and effects of this spirit?
A hornet's nest in the spirit is being stirred as the Holy Spirit identifies this evil spirit of strife and discord as the Jezebel spirit. It has been operating against families for a very long time. The causes and effects are revealed in the symptoms and signs shown by the people possessed by these evil spirits. So it is clearly a generational curse, identified from a spiritual perspective.
The Jezebel spirit has been around forever - interestingly enough, it was not identified or started with the literal Jezebel of the Bible but that it worked through her and the name was coined after her. It is a very controlling and manipulative spirit.
There are different levels of spiritual authority in the heavens, that is, in the demonic realm.
'For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.' - (Ephesians 6:12)
There is a definite hierarchy. Michael, the archangel in the book of Daniel, had to come and fight the Prince of the kingdom of Persia so that the angel of the Lord could proceed on to Daniel. He had already withstood this Prince for twenty-one days when Michael came. I believe this is talking about the spirit realm and not a literal Prince of a kingdom. Some of the battles are dealt with in the heavenlies and not for us to try and do it on our own. Does that make sense?
I firmly believe that we can stand in the gap for others and petition their release, and the effects of the strongholds over their lives as well as our own.
According to 1 Peter 2:9, you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a people for God's own possession.
Stand firm in God's grace -- no matter the trial, no matter the suffering. Glory will follow. The only way to have victory is by believing and obeying God, no matter what you think, no matter how you feel. God's grace is there. Stand firm! Remember He said, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness" - (2 Corinthians 12:9).
As the Apostle Paul said,
"Press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus" - (Philippians 4:14)
And press on -- forgetting those things that are behind. It is done and when you confess as 1 John 1:9 says, it is under the blood.
His Will is the only perfect will for all of us!
The LORD will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands. - (Psalm 138:8)
I see and declare this in the spirit over families and trust the Lord to open the doors that are shut and open the 'eyes of understanding' that may be blocked and that the enemy would no longer have his way of causing division, sadness, sorrow and grief upon families.
The only way families will be released from whatever spirit is through the Gospel of Salvation in Christ Jesus, Who is the only Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6). Without the surrender to Christ through Repentance (turn away from SIN)- Romans 6:23- there is no indwelling Holy Spirit and no rebirth (John 1:12) that will release the person from bondage of sin and evil inclinations. Man has a choice and most choose the wrong one: sin. Perhaps we should focus more on the Power of God to redeem us and trust that Power to hold us.