Elijah and Jezebel’s Struggle for the Soul of the Nation
“Elijah, as the last of the prophets, challenged the 450 prophets of Baal and the 400 prophets of the Asherah to a demonstration of power: their gods against the power of the Lord. The nation came to witness the battle between the God of Elijah and the demons of Jezebel.
“The terms of the challenge were simple: each was to place an ox upon an altar. Elijah then said, ‘You call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the Lord; and the God who answers by fire, He is God’ (v. 24). Six hours later the cult priests still could produce no fire. Then, just before evening, Elijah prayed over his sacrifice and ‘the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt offering’ (v. 38).
“We would suppose that, at this point, Elijah would have asked God to finish off Jezebel, but he did not. In fact – and this may surprise you – Elijah came under spiritual warfare. When Jezebel heard what had happened to her servants, she released a flood of demonic power against Elijah, and he fled in fear.
“You may ask, ‘How could such a mighty prophet turn and run?’ The answer is not simple. What pressure overwhelmed this great man of God that he would fall prey to fear and discouragement? He succumbed to the witchcraft of Jezebel.
“And now, let the reader understand: when you stand against the spirit of Jezebel, even though you resist her lusts and witchcrafts, you must guard against the power-demons of fear and discouragement, for these she will send against you to keep you from your victory!” (Francis Frangipane)
“But I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and seducing my servants to practice sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols.” (Revelation 2:20; ESV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- In the spiritual war for our nation, we cannot tolerate Jezebel’s influence of sexual immorality, idolatry, manipulation and witchcraft. Humble yourself before the Lord and make sure you have not compromised in any of these ways. Now is not the time to entertain any of these things. Pray and walk in Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if something is excellent or praiseworthy, think about these things.”
- Jezebel’s activity is very high in the nation right now. Have you felt strong spiritual warfare against you? Have you felt pursued or displaced, especially by religious ones recently? Run to God’s fortress of protection to find grace to help. (Hebrews 4:16.)
- Command spirits of lust, fear, manipulation and control to go, in Jesus’ name!
- If Jezebel is pursuing, expect miracles soon! Stand up and give a loud shout over your enemies or your the challenge you are facing!
A prayer you can pray:
“Heavenly Father, I submit my heart to You. In the name of Jesus Christ, I resist the spirit of Jezebel. As a servant of Jesus Christ, I release those who have been Jezebel’s captives, even those who have become open to immorality through the internet or illicit relationships. I speak to Jezebel’s slaves: If you are truly on the Lord’s side, then cast down your sympathetic thoughts toward this cruel master! Renounce her evil imaginations from your mind! In the power of Jesus’ name, I release you from her psychic grip upon your soul. In the authority of the living Christ! Amen.” (Francis Frangipane)
We renounce the evil influence of Jezebel and will live in the authority of Jesus Christ for the future of America!
Learn more about Francis Frangipane here.