Jezebels are usurpers. I have heard people say things like “these are my kids.” I know most mean well but this can be dangerous because the Jezebel spirit will usurp the rightful authority of another. Remember, demonic Jezebel spirits don’t care what you mean they respond to what you say.
On another occasion a woman kept church youth out late on several occasions disregarding parent’s wishes to have them home at a certain hour. When corrected by church leadership she agreed to the parent’s wishes but continued to disregard the parent’s instructions. The Jezebel spirit would not submit to the parent’s authority over their own children. The church’s leadership dismissed her. After correction the Jezebel spirit left the church. These parents stood their ground and would not allow the Jezebel spirit to usurp their parental position or authority.
A church in North America was drawing many Spanish people into an English speaking church. To better serve the new Spanish attendees the pastor looked for someone that could translate the services. After a while a couple started attending the church. They came in with a great attitude, serving, helping, and volunteering. The husband volunteered to drive a church van to pick up people and take them home after services. The wife volunteered to translate the services from English to Spanish. In the beginning everything went well. As time passed the coupled gained a measure of influence in the church but then one day something happened, the Jezebel spirit started to manifest. After twenty five years of watching this spirit operate this is part of the pattern. The most dangerous Jezebel spirits will serve their way into influence before they start to manifest. The pastor told me a church member that could understand the Spanish language began listening to the woman’s translations. To his amazement the translations were way different than the pastor’s message. The translations were condescending, controlling, and falsely stating that the pastor was talking about particular people within the congregation. When the pastor found out he called for a special meeting with the translator and her husband thinking there was some sort of simple misunderstanding. The meeting went terrible and the translator and husband stormed out of the meeting. Afterwards they phoned every Spanish attendee falsely telling them the pastor didn’t want Spanish people in the church. After a few weeks this Jezebel spirit pulled many Spanish people out of a great church. As you can read the Jezebel spirit usurped the pastor’s position trying to make herself look good and him look bad. These examples show that conflict with the Jezebel spirit cannot be avoided. At the end of the day the spirit did not succeed in taking over the parents or pastor’s authority or position.