Know Your Enemy
Spiritual Warfare Series Part 04 • May 24, 2020 • Matti Koopman
The famous Chinese general and military strategist Sun Tzu, wrote in the The Art of War: “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War The enemy is a strategist. He is also a specialist. He will assign specialist spirits equipped to oppose people, families, communities, regions, and churches, according to their God-given calls and destinies. Apostolic call contested by political (Herodian) spirit The Prophetic call contested by Jezabelic spirit Characteristics of the political spirit's activity and behaviour (Adapted from Kris Vallotton): 1- it makes people fear those they can't control. 2- it causes people to assign motivates to people they don't know. 3- it leads people to demonize those with whom they disagree. 4- it causes people to create an us and them mentality. 5- it persuades people to spiritualize the demeaning of people of different persuasions. 6- it convinces people that they are justified in applying a different standard of behavior towards those who they deem wrong. 7- it causes people to refuse to acknowledge the positives accomplishments of those they vilify. 8- it convinces people to assign the blame for all the problems in a situation to one people group. 9- it's blinds people to its own prejudices. 10- it motivates people to judge themselves by their intentions and others by their actions. 11- it causes people to redefine dishonoring attitudes as virtuous attributes. 12- people under its influence hunt in packs so they can feed off of the self- righteousness of others. 13 - The political spirit always needs an enemy! This spirit is more concerned with winning than with solving a problem. Characteristics of Jezebelic activity and behaviour (notes taken from John Paul Jackson): 1. Seeking favour with people of influence 2. The person/system under the influence of the Jezebel Spirit is a victim of their circumstances. Everything is a problem except them. 3. Zeroing in on those in charge and latching on to them 4. Operating in ways that increase their own favour 5. Forming unholy attachments to people 6. To appear spiritual so to avoid the attention of the prophetic 7. To seek recognition 8. Their words are the only words that matter. They will not listen to other people. No accountability. 9. They use gifts or kind words to gain favour. They buy people to them. Promote people into positions . 10. The person under the control of a Jezebel will respond to the prophetic by downgrading the prophet, or removing the prophetic voice, their favour and their believability. They also get other people to turn against the prophetic voice or prophet.