what their itching ears want to hear (2 Timothy 4:3). And many are impressed because the people sogathered can be induced to give large amounts of money to the cause. This then multiplies theinfluence of this false spirit.If we keep the cross central in our lives and our teaching, we will do much to escape this spirit. For their is no deliverance from its witchcraft and its sorceries on the fleshly side of the cross. The manwho is dead and hid in God will escape her, but the ungodly and the fool will not.
The Roots of Jezebel
Babies are born to be normal, loving beings. This is to examine why anyone, like a Jezebel, would turnevil, or be open to an evil presence, that would dominate their thinking. Scripture says we war notagainst “flesh,” but against (evil) spirits, and principalities in high places. We have to remember thatJezebel is a spirit that infects people, who are victims as much as those people they damage by their behavior.First, it is important to control or arrest the damage that the infected person is creating. But we shouldnot stop there. We should examine the roots of the problem with the person, and help deliver them outof this situation, if possible. If we can get to the root of why someone has a Jezebel spirit, then we may be able to help free them from that overpowering influence, and help them to recover. Otherwise, thesalvation and eternal destiny of their souls is at stake.Common ways to open the door to this spirit:1. Abandonment of father, and loss of spiritual and physical protection. This past century, theabsence of the father in the home is not just economic. A little child, a girl especially, needs tohave a strong male image that teaches her that she is valuable, loved, protected. When this malecovering is gone, their life seems out of control and hurtful. The child will immediately go into amode of self protection, learning ways to control its environment, to avoid further pain and harm.The mother may seem inadequate in some cases, and the child may see the mother as the one whosent daddy away, and therefore responsible for her pain. If the mother is a traditional, stay at homemom, then the child learns that this mother cannot protect her as they feel needed, and they growup viewing traditional women as weak and incompetent. The mother was not good enough to“keep her man.” If the mother is abusive, then this makes women the enemy forever. If the mother is a “liberated woman” in the liberal sense, the child learns that only women are powerful, andonly they should be trusted and bonded with. If the mother has values that are against traditionalmoral values, then the child will end up on the slippery slope into lesbianism/homosexuality. If daddy seems to make it known that he left for another woman, or that he openly expresses hisinterpretation and value of love as sexual, then the child will learn that to get daddy’s love, it is sexthat will get his attention. This lesson will be transferred to other men that a girl (or a boy) willwant to be involved with. The child will look for love “in all the wrong places,” and will use sex,not love, to lure others, since they do not know what true, godly love from a male figure is reallylike.2. Child abuse. Child abuse, especially sexual, since it is so intimate, has permanent consequences.….the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN), part of the U.S. Dept. of Healthand Human Services compiles data about the number of cases reported to Child ProtectiveServices (CPS) each year, but the fact is the number of reported cases is small compared with thenumber of actual cases. We can reason this by looking at several studies which asked adults aboutchildhood abuse. Adults are more likely to report their own childhood abuse, because they nolonger live in fear of immediate retaliation from the abuser and they have had time to recover fromthe psychological effects of living in an abusive household.