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Jezebel Versus The Godly Woman – By Sophia Christiaan

Any woman who comes from a Jezebel upbringing – has had a mother with the Jezebel spirit- will have to deal with the generational curses that has been passed on to her. Becoming totally free from the effects of the Jezebel spirit is not an overnight thing, but a process that may take years.

The battle is between her natural carnal nature and her spiritual nature. Her natural nature is the sinful one, the one that is drawn to her generational inheritance, causing her to feel comfortable when acting out Jezebel features, such as manipulation, rebellion, fighting for her rights, fighting not to be hurt again, fighting for power and authority over her husband and so on. Her spiritual nature is where the Holy Spirit is constantly working for her to be stronger, so she will have the power to overcome the temptation to yield to her inherited Jezebel nature.

When a person gets saved, it doesn’t mean they are automatically free from all bondage in their lives; on the contrary, the cleansing process has only just begun. So it is not strange that a Christian finds him or herself in a constant battle between his or her flesh and spirit.

Paul wrote in Romans 7:18-19 NLT:

“And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t. I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway.”

And further in Romans 8:5-6 NLT:

“Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.”

In reality, all those who have been born again have become free from the bondage of sin through Jesus Christ, that’s a fact! But, understand this well, there is a renewal of the mind that needs to take place, and this renewal is a working process with the Holy Spirit. The more you are willing to listen and yield to the Holy Spirit when He comes to correct you, the faster you can be healed and set free from your old nature. All Christians go through the same cleansing process; getting convicted by the Holy Spirit, and changing through responding humbly through sincere repentance. True repentance is always accompanied by sorrowful remorse. It’s impossible to be slightly bothered or halfway indifferent and be truly repentant. It always produces tears, pain, and a burning desire to change.

It is through this process that we learn how good God is to us and how much He loves us, and where we develop a strong relationship with Him.

The renewal of the mind, in the case of someone who grew up with a Jezebel mother, usually involves learning to act like a godly woman instead of a rebellious woman. Now, if the only example she ever had was a loud mouthed, bossy, controlling mother who lived in a constant power struggle, or took over the authority of her husband completely, which tools does she have to now suddenly react and think differently? If all she ever saw was a mother who just took for herself what she believed she was entitled to, never listened to anyone, was domineering and headstrong, how is she supposed to know how to love and respect her husband, pray for the things she needs and wait for God to make a way, be kind, loving, and submissive? (Ephesians 5:33, Titus 2:4-5) How is she supposed to know how to win her husband with her behavior instead of words? (1. Peter 3:1) She doesn’t. She has never been given any tools to help her become a godly woman, so now she has to learn them all from scratch…if she wants to live in accordance with Gods Word and be blessed!

We know God resists the proud and gives favor to the humble, (James 4:6) and this is what happens in so many marriages. The woman who comes from a Jezebel background ends up being resisted by her husband in every way, causing her to be miserable, because she doesn’t get her way and nothing works for her, because she has not yet been humbled by the Holy Spirit and begun to learn how to be a godly wife and woman.

The husband resisting her is actually God resisting her, because he Bible says that the head of the wife is the man, and the head of the man is God.

So likewise, if the woman is obeying the Scriptures, and truly respects and honors her husband with a gentle and quiet spirit, (1. Peter 3:4) God will start favoring her, and the husband will give her favor. Suddenly, those things she used to fight so hard for, she gets handed to her with no effort. Her prayers start being answered, God starts changing the husband where he is wrong, and all good things happens. These are the blessings of a wise woman who has chosen to truly follow Christ.  (Note: A woman should never allow herself to be physically or emotionally abused by her husband.)

On the other hand, a woman who yields to what her sinful nature dictates her will remain cursed. She won’t have favor from either God or her husband. Everything she does will work against her, and she will be greatly frustrated.

That’s why it’s so important for any Christian woman to win in this battle against her own tendencies to sin in the ways of her generation. She must dedicate herself to learn the ways of The Lord, so she will get full victory in her life. She must hate the evil ways of her Jezebel inheritance, and take a strong stand against it. When she fails, she should be quick to admit her fault, repent, and continue where she left off without feeling condemned, or letting Satan take advantage of her fall to tell her that she will never make it.

The following list is a reminder to all of us women, who come from Jezebel backgrounds, to help us become more and more holy every day, as we strive to be more like Jesus Christ, and remove ourselves from the Jezebel Spirit.

When Jezebel is PROUD, the godly woman is HUMBLE

When Jezebel is JEALOUS, the godly woman is CONTENT

When Jezebel is COMPETITIVE, the godly woman is HAPPY FOR OTHERS

When Jezebel is ARROGANT, the godly woman is MEEK

When Jezebel is BOSSY, the godly woman is GENTLE

When Jezebel is MANIPULATIVE, the godly woman is TRUTHFUL

When Jezebel is SELF-CENTERED, the godly woman is ATTENTIVE

When Jezebel is A DRAMA QUEEN, the godly woman is A PROBLEM SOLVER

When Jezebel is RUDE, the godly woman is WELL BEHAVED

When Jezebel is CROSSING BORDERS, the godly woman is RESPECTFUL

When Jezebel is CONDESCENDING, the godly woman is HONORING

When Jezebel is AGGRESSIVE, the godly woman is SELF-CONTROLLED

When Jezebel is LOUD, the godly woman is QUIET

When Jezebel is ATTENTION SEEKING, the godly woman is ATTENTION GIVING

When Jezebel is FAKE, the godly woman is GENUINE

When Jezebel is SELF-RIGHTEOUS, the godly woman is REPENTANT

When Jezebel is CONTROLLING, the godly woman is TRUSTING

When Jezebel is FALSE, the godly woman is REAL

When Jezebel is UNAFFECTIONATE, the godly woman is LOVING

When Jezebel is GREEDY, the godly woman is SACRIFICIAL

When Jezebel is HAUGHTY, the godly woman is LOWLY

When Jezebel is DEFILED, the godly woman is PURE

When Jezebel is A KNOW IT ALL, the godly woman is TEACHABLE

When Jezebel is UNSETTLED, the godly woman is PEACEFUL

When Jezebel is REBELLIOUS, the godly woman is SUBMISSIVE

When Jezebel is IMPATIENT, the godly woman is LONG-SUFFERING

When Jezebel is LIVING LARGE, the godly woman is FRUGAL

When Jezebel is DEMANDING, the godly woman is PATIENT

When Jezebel is COLD-HEARTED, the godly woman is GOOD-HEARTED

When Jezebel is OFFENSIVE, the godly woman is KIND

When Jezebel is OFFENDED, the godly woman is FORGIVING

When Jezebel is BITTER, the godly woman is JOYFUL

When Jezebel is WOUNDED, the godly woman is HEALING

When Jezebel is HYPOCRITICAL, the godly woman is INTEGER

When Jezebel is DRIVEN, the godly woman is AT EASE

When Jezebel is CONFUSED, the godly woman is CONFIDENT

When Jezebel is UNSETTLED, the godly woman is STABLE

When Jezebel is POWER HUNGRY, the godly woman is SERVING

When Jezebel is AT ODDS WITH LIFE, the godly woman is ACCEPTING HER LOT IN LIFE

When Jezebel is LYING, the godly woman is HONEST

When Jezebel is CONDITIONAL, the godly woman is UNCONDITIONAL

When Jezebel is POSSESSED, the godly woman is DELIVERED

When Jezebel is RELIGIOUS, the godly woman is A TRUE BELIEVER

When Jezebel is CARNAL, the godly woman is SPIRITUAL

When Jezebel is IMMORAL, the godly woman is A ROLE MODEL

When Jezebel is JUDGMENTAL, the godly woman is GRACEFUL

When Jezebel is UNEDUCATED, the godly woman is KNOWLEDGEABLE

When Jezebel is FEARFUL, the godly woman is BRAVE

When Jezebel is COWARDICE, the godly woman is COURAGEOUS

When Jezebel is UNSATISFIED, the godly woman is THANKFUL

When Jezebel is DEROGATORY, the godly woman is ENCOURAGING

When Jezebel is CALCULATED, the godly woman is INNOCENT AT HEART

When Jezebel is CONNIVING, the godly woman is PRAYERFUL

When Jezebel is HATEFUL, the godly woman is A BLESSER

When Jezebel has a LOW SELF ESTEEM, the godly woman KNOWS SHE IS LOVED

When Jezebel is CONFLICT ORIENTED, the godly woman is A PEACEMAKER

When Jezebel is A PUNISHER, the godly woman is MERCIFUL

When Jezebel STEPS LIKE AN ELEPHANT, the godly woman is ELEGANT

When Jezebel is PEOPLE ORIENTED, the godly woman is GOD ORIENTED

When Jezebel is SELF-WILLED, the godly woman is OBEDIENT

When Jezebel is CRITICAL, the godly woman is POSITIVE

When Jezebel is CYNICAL, the godly woman is STRAIGHT FORWARD

When Jezebel is INSECURE, the godly woman is SECURE

When Jezebel is UNRELIABLE, the godly woman is DEPENDABLE

When Jezebel is SUSPICIOUS, the godly woman is BELIEVING

When Jezebel is WITHDRAWN, the godly woman is OPEN

When Jezebel is SECRETIVE, the godly woman is TRANSPARENT

When Jezebel is CONFRONTATIONAL, the godly woman is WISE

When Jezebel is DOMINATING, the godly woman is YIELDING

When Jezebel is CONVINCED, the godly woman is SEEKING ADVICE

When Jezebel is STUBBORN, the godly woman is PLIABLE

When Jezebel is MALICIOUS, the godly woman is FRIENDLY

When Jezebel is VINDICTIVE, the godly woman is HELPFUL

When Jezebel is RESENTFUL, the godly woman is BELIEVING THE BEST

When Jezebel is DIFFICULT, the godly woman is FLEXIBLE

When Jezebel is PARANOID, the godly woman is RELAXED

When Jezebel is DELUSIONAL, the godly woman is REALISTIC

When Jezebel MANIFESTS UGLINESS, the godly woman is ATTRACTIVE

When Jezebel is OPINIONATED, the godly woman is PENSATIVE

When Jezebel is VULGAR, the godly woman is PRIVATE

When Jezebel is BRAZEN, the godly woman is TACTFUL

When Jezebel is DEPRESSED, the godly woman is HOPEFUL

When Jezebel is VIOLENT, the godly woman is DISCIPLINED

When Jezebel is DISCONTENT, the godly woman is HAPPY

When Jezebel is A FALSE PROPHET, the godly woman is BIBLICALLY SOUND

When Jezebel is SEDUCTIVE, the godly woman is MODEST

When Jezebel is UNCORRECTABLE, the godly woman is CORRECTABLE

When Jezebel is SHAMELESS, the godly woman is CONSCIENTIOUS

When Jezebel is TAKING, the godly woman is GIVING

When Jezebel is WICKED, the godly woman is GODLY

When Jezebel is DEFENSIVE, the godly woman is A GOOD LISTENER

When Jezebel is STANDOFFISH, the godly woman is EMBRACING

When Jezebel is DIVISIVE, the godly woman is RECONCILING

When Jezebel is DESTRUCTIVE, the godly woman is BUILDING UP

When Jezebel is PESSIMISTIC, the godly woman is OPTIMISTIC

When Jezebel is GLUTTONOUS, the godly woman is MODERATE

When Jezebel is UNRULY, the godly woman is UNDER AUTHORITY

When Jezebel is GOSSIPY, the godly woman is TRUSTWORTHY

When Jezebel is BELITTLING, the godly woman is HONORING

When Jezebel is A DECEIVER, the godly woman is A GUIDING LIGHT

When Jezebel is A CRIMINAL, the godly woman is HONORABLE

When Jezebel is FROWNING, the godly woman is SMILING

When Jezebel is DEMONIC, the godly woman is HOLY SPIRIT FILLED

When Jezebel is SINFUL, the godly woman is FORGIVEN

When Jezebel is UNHOLY, the godly woman is RIGHTEOUS

When Jezebel is UNFAIR, the godly woman is JUST

When Jezebel is COMPLAINING, the godly woman is WORSHIPING

When Jezebel is UNBELIEVING, the godly woman HAS FAITH

When Jezebel is TORMENTED, the godly woman HAS PEACE OF MIND

When Jezebel is SEEKING ADMIRATION, the godly woman is POINTING TO JESUS

When Jezebel is SEEKING APPROVAL AND ACCEPTANCE, the godly woman KNOWS WHO SHE IS IN CHRIST

When Jezebel is COMPULSIVE, the godly woman is SPIRIT LED

When Jezebel is IN BONDAGE, the godly woman is SET FREE

When Jezebel LOVES TO LEAD, the godly woman is A FOLLOWER OF CHRIST

When Jezebel is A DESECRATOR, the godly woman is A SANCTIFIER

When Jezebel is PROMISCUOUS, the godly woman is PIOUS

When Jezebel is LAZY, the godly woman is A HARD WORKER

When Jezebel is DECEPTIVE, the godly woman KEEPS HER WORD

When Jezebel is A SPENDER, the godly woman is A GIVER

When Jezebel is ABUSIVE, the godly woman CARING

When Jezebel is GUILT-TRIPPING OTHERS, the godly woman TALKS STRAIGHT TALK

When Jezebel is UNDERMINING, the godly woman is STRENGTHENING

When Jezebel is DISCONTENT, the godly woman is HAPPY

When Jezebel is THREATENING, the godly woman is PROTECTING

When Jezebel is ADULTEROUS, the godly woman is FAITHFUL

When Jezebel is ARGUMENTATIVE, the godly woman is REFLECTIVE

When Jezebel CARRIES GRUDGES, the godly woman RELEASES OFFENSES

When Jezebel FIGHTS FOR HER RIGHTS, the godly woman SURRENDERS HER LIFE

When Jezebel is RECKLESS, the godly woman is DISCREET

When Jezebel is DEFIANT, the godly woman is WILLING

When Jezebel is INDIFFERENT, the godly woman is INTERESTED

When Jezebel is A BACKSTABBER, the godly woman PAYS BACK EVIL WITH GOOD

When Jezebel is STRIVING, the godly woman is ANOINTED

Copyright©2013 Edwin & Sophia Christiaan

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