There seems to be a Jezebel spirit operating in some of my husbands family members
my husband is submissive, with no boundaries when dealing with them, like he fears them.
my Mother in law especially has a powerful, almost stranglehold on my husband and his sisters, all grown, all divorced, and live their lives to serve and please my mother in law. If one of the sisters pulls away they are badmouthed and basically rejected by the Mother in Law and then in turn the rest of the family.
Ever since my husband and I married and realized a call on our lives they have opposed me and done all they can to discredit me, undermine our marriage, and draw him back to them. They are supposed to be prophetesses, know the Word inside and out and are known in our community as super spiritual. They are angry and full of strife – complaining, badtempered. The total opposite of loving, peaceable christians.
They have rejected my son and me, ignore us when we are at the house – all the grown daughters and their kids spend all their time at her house, serving and doing for her – they have no friends or life outside of one another.
My mother in law openly cirticizes humble women, women who submit and recognize their husbands headship in the home, saying they “never get anywhere” she is beating around the bush, talking about me, because I value (and at one time my husband valued) a Proverbs 31 type woman, or a woman striving to live a Godly, obedient to God’s Word life.
She refuses to submit to her husband, he is a preacher and she won’t attend church with him – saying she has her own ministry, and if he’s wrong she’s not going to follow him.
– she is attractive, charismatic, a spiritual leader in our community, often speaks/preaches/teaches at churches in our area, strutting her stuff, hand on her hips, very showy and seductive, well known for her wealth and power and spiritual gifts – even though she often councils people contrary to God’s Word, even advocating divorce, greed, and idolatry.
At a church service awhile back, she and her 2 daughters passed out “in the spirit” while a 3rd grabbed the microphone and told everyone not to be afraid… that her mother and sisters were receiving someones healing thru them.I don’t get that.
She attends a church with a self proclaimed prophet who manipulates and threatens people into “receiving this word” when he is preaching – and often calling my husband with some word that never has anything to do with his relationship with the Lord, more like a fortune teller.Always about my husbands horses, or something trivial. Just yesterday he ran into this preacher who said the Lord gave him a vision of a short in the electrical in the home we live in, (there is no short, there was I understand 6 or 7 years ago- the house we live in is very very old and dilapidated, so that’s not a real stretch).
The issue that I am praying about and against is the influence they have on my husband, they are very manipulative and controlling, he thinks that since they call themselves prophets he needs to believe everything they say –
he was just starting to grown in the Lord when we got married – we were in church, in the Word, praying together it was awesome – then they began insisting on his time, taking him away from church with me to go do for them, even to the point of babysitting for them on Sunday, missing church while they attend some church or ministry function. He refuses to say no – -he is almost spineless when it come to them – especially Mother in Law – he brags on her constantly, like he is bewitched by her.it really is unreal almost, because in our household he is totally different.
He is no longer attending church with me, not praying or in the Word, which is right where they want him.
He has not worked much in 3 months, has lost his backhoe,every time he gets a little money it runs thru his fingers, and now one of his horses died suddenly and wasn’t even ill. His Mother and family have now decided that I have brought curses, death, demons into his life – that’s why all this bad is happening to him, – he was much better off when he was single etc……he listens
sorry this is so long
if anyone has any pearls of wisdom about this stuff please let me know –
I know this is a major spiritual battle – and I feel they are either trying to destroy me or run me off -and I just don’t know how to fight this in the spirit.