Slumber of Jezebel HTML version

- How we think and behave
- Spiritual powers seducing people, and the people beginning to yield to them
b) Slumber Romans 11:8
· Slumber = to sleep, be in a state of in activity
· Spiritual Slumber
- Spiritual sensitivity dull
- Cannot see or hear spiritually
- Unaware of spiritual influences at work, can't do anything about it
- Living in a „trance' – unaware what is happening
- Ultimately it leads to a loss of hope and destiny
c) Slumber of Jezebel – spiritual power that shuts you down, no strength, become weak:
· State of spiritual dullness and the lack of awaren ess brought on by yielding to the invisible activity of the Jezeb el power
· One of the major caus es of this is spiritual laziness
· Proverbs 19:15 - “Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep”
3. Bible Examples:
· T here are several examples o f people who came under the influen ce o f this invisible activity of the Jezebel power
i) Judges 16:19-21 - Samson: “she made him sleep on her knees”
· Samson forgot his identity, forgot his calling as a mighty deliverer
· He opened his soul to the Jezebel spirit through sexual sin, false com forts
· He was spiritually unaware o f the danger, focused com fo rt on Delilah – v 5,9 – 5 lords of the Philistines waiting there
· He lost his crown of dominion, and he did not know it v20
· He lost his vision, his strength, his destiny and was brought into bondage
· T he Jezebel spirit strips people of strength, vision, hope => bondage
· When Samson repented his strength was restored. T he power of God came around him again
· Arise to this spirit, don't let it steal your dreams, inheritance and legacy of the next generation
· Spirit power requires spiritual weapons
· If you get connected with the living God you will be stronger than ever
ii) 1 Kings 19:1-5 - Elijah: “he lay and slept under a broom tree”
· A mighty man of faith
· Elijah forgot his identity, forgot his calling as a mighty deliverer
· He opened his soul to the Jezebel spirit when he received Jezeb els messenger v2,3
· T he messenger (demonic) wounded him, stripped him of confid ence and fear ent ered
· Fear = abandoning position, isolate, discourage, loss of perspective, desire to die
· Juniper tree = to bind or put in a yoke
· He lost his courage that came from the anointing flowing, he forgot who he was, loss of perspective, withdraw, hurt and discourage
· When people curse and accus e you a spirit is send out to destroy you
· v7,15 His strength returned through the touch of God and the prophetic word
iii) Luke 22:45-46 - The Disciples: “…he found them sleeping for sorrow”
· T he disciples forgot their identity, forgot their calling as mighty Apostles of God
· T hey opened their soul to the Jezebel Spirit through sorrow – emotional grief and pain
· Sorrow = grief, heaviness, pain, sadness
· T hey lost their confidence that came from the anointing flowing
· Matthew 26:40-46 “They were awakened from their sleep by Prophetic Confrontation from Jesus”
iv) Galatians 2:11-13 - Peter: “…he separated himself fearing those who were of circumcision”
· Peter fo rgot his identity, his calling, he forgot his personal revelation he had received
· He let go the personal revelation he had received from the Lord re the Gentiles Acts 10:15
· He opened his soul to the Jezebel spirit through fear
· Fearing = 5399 = to frighten, put to flight, score away, shrink back, conceal sel f
· T he Jewish Christians kept the law and introduced the pressure of legalism
· Disemble = 4942 = to act a stage player, pretend to act out of one motive when another motive inspired the acti on
· T he church came into great con flict as Peter withdrew, out of fear
· v11 Paul confronted Peter – Apostolic Confrontation with truth
v) Galatians 3:1-2 - Galatian Church: “did you receive the spirit by works of law or hearing by faith”
· T he Galatian Church forgot their identity, the calling as Gentiles, they forgot the liberty of the Holy Spirit
· T hey opened their soul to the Jezebel spirit through wrong belief and perfo rmance beliefs
· Foolish = 453 = lacking spiritual understanding, mind not being exercised
· Bewitched = 940 = to fascin ate, charm, cast spell over, captivate, place under power rt = wicca - sorcerer
· T he Galatians had opened their soul to spiritual influence o f the Jezebel spirit by allowing legalism – religion based on performan ce not faith
· T hey began in the spirit with miracles and ended in flesh striving
· Galatians 3:1 - Paul confronted the church – Apostolic Confrontation with the truth
vi) 2 Kings 9:11-13 - Captains of Army: “Jehu is King”
· T he Soldiers (captains v5) had forgotten their identity, they forgotten their calling
· They opened their soul to the Jezebel spirit over the nation by „need for security'
· T he Spirit of Jezebel had cast in fluence over the whole nation of Israel
· The King of Israel: Jehoram = „The exalted One' = Pride
· T hey were spiritually asleep and could not recognize what was happ ening v11