Being self centered as opposed to Christ centered, creates in a person a spirit of pride, then comes an unteachable spirit, a spirit of control and a rebellious spirit.
When you meet a person with any of these spirits, look for the others. They will be there. The most obvious one that you have spiritually discerned through the gift of discerning of spirits may overshadow the others. But upon close observation you will see them all in operation.
When a person becomes self-centered to the point of pride, and begins to manifest these spirits, it opens the door for the Jezebel spirit. This brings about an abandonment of oneself to fleshly pleasures, drawing a person even further away from God.
The Jezebel spirit will then attempt to play prophet by its familiar spirits and really loves a true prophetic gift as long as it edifies, exhorts and comforts.
When a true prophet of God, who has been anointed by God to speak the mind of God, comes along and exposes this spirit, it will attempt to destroy the prophet by destroying their character, their credibility as a prophetic minister and then works on destroying the conscience of the prophet.
When a prophet’s character and credibility are destroyed, then the conscience is ripe for destruction. At this point Jezebel then declares the true prophet to be a false prophet.
Many in the church will agree because they believed the lies about the prophet’s character and credibility as a prophetic minister. The true prophet will begin to doubt his own character and credibility effecting their own conscience, bringing much confusion and destruction.
The Jezebel spirit thus establishes itself as a true prophet of God. Jezebel exposes the true prophet as a false prophet and draws its followers even further into the pit of hell.
That’s why the gift of discerning of spirits is of such great importance in this day and hour. And we establish the use of that gift as we continue to remain abiding in the presence of the LORD.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey