Author: Steve Sampson
Publisher: Chosen Books
Back Cover: Confronting Jezebel
The obsession for some people to control everything, and everyone, is as old as the Biblical account of Queen Jezebel.
In this eye-opening classic, newly revised and updated, Steve Sampson shows how the Jezebel control—sows discord, confusion, rebellion and even passivity.
You can protect yourself and break free from cycles of control and manipulation. With clarity and authority, Sampson exposes the signs of a Jezebel spirit, its strategies of destruction and how you can bring it under the control of the Holy Spirit.
This Biblical and balanced guide is the definitive resource for anyone needing to confront and battle this insidious demonic entity.
Book Review: Confronting Jezebel
Confronting Jezebel is a powerful and timely book. I’ve often heard of the Jezebel spirit, but didn’t know exactly what it was. I’d always heard that the Jezebel spirit had something to do with seducing or seduction, but that is actually only one of its manifestations and that manifests due to the real force behind this spirit, control.
My eyes were opened to devastating impact this spirit, as well as the Ahab spirit, has on a person’s life. I had no idea of all the Jezebel characteristics that we often see today and perhaps live out ourselves. A real eye-opener for me. This book allows you to recognize these characteristics in yourself and/or others. It also shares how to handle a Jezebel spirit and if you are someone that has opened the door to the Jezebel spirit, it will help you to address it and how to keep the spirit from coming back.
While the book mentions 40 characteristics, here are a few them:
- A Jezebel refuses to admit guilt or wrongdoing
- Talks in confusion
- Lies convincingly
- Criticizes everyone
- Talks incessantly
- Pushy and domineering
- Sows seeds of discord
- Commands attention
- Knows it all
- Ambitious (I know, what?!)
- Acts religious
- Cannot receive correction
- Plays the drama queen
- Loves labels and titles
- Loves to vent
- Uses self-pity as a hook
One very important point that the book brings up is that you can have a few of these traits and not have the Jezebel spirit, but if you find after going through the entire list that a lot of the traits resonate with you, then you may need to explore the Q & A section of this book to determine if you have the Jezebel spirit or not. The book also does a great job of helping us to understand how to love others that have it, but not allow them to control us any longer.
I’d recommend Confronting Jezebel for anyone that battles with control in their lives, whether it’s being controlled, controlling or a little of each. In the ministry, in life, we will run across these people and need to know how to loving help them, if they want it. In addition, we need to know if we have the Jezebel spirit, how to get rid of it and how to keep it out of our lives. God hates pride and pride is very powerful in someone with a Jezebel spirit. I don’t know about you, but I’d don’t want to have any part of anything that can keep me from having a close relationship with God, our Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I personally found that I had several of the traits listed, prayed the prayer, was set free and now know how to combat this spirit when it tries to return. With this book and the help of the Holy Spirit you and those you love can be set free of this destructive spirit. For with God, nothing is impossible.
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Thanks for taking the time to read this review and God bless!
Like it or not, all of mankind is involved in the middle of a war. Both the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness are engaged in a battle for our minds.
-Steve Sampson, Confronting Jezebel