Characteristics of Ahab
(for Biblical basis see 1Kings 16:29 through 2Kings 9:37 and tape of 6/15/03)

– has handed over responsibility and authority to Jezebel
– because he has surrendered his “manhood” and “headship” responsibilities
– beaten down into submission
– totally fed up with his life and his circumstances, but powerless to do anything about it
– Ahab fears Jezebel, but fear is the underlying need that Jezebel fulfills – a typical “double-bind”
– the Ahab man is constantly frustrated because his needs become secondary and only are
fulfilled if Jezebel decides to do something about it for him
– Ahab hates himself and hates his Jezebel and, therefore, hates everything and everyone
– once control and authority was handed over to Jezebel, he is a puppet at her command which leaves him feeling helpless and hopeless
– can no longer make decisions; has ceded that right to Jezebel and is afraid to come against her
– enjoys not having the weight of responsibility, which makes Ahab conscienceless
– it’s always someone else’s responsibility, which gets to be a way of life for Ahab
– as a counterfeit of the love he doesn’t’ receive from his Jezebel
– can always explain things away, especially in his own mind
– a root cause of Ahab tendencies which Jezebel at first seems to fulfill, but which later turns into loss of self, another form of rejection
Spiritual blindness
– the Jezebel and Ahab spirits are so anti-Christ that it is very difficult for the light of
Truth to penetrate the darkness
if Ahab does not find an outlet for his pent up anger, frustration and hatred, he may turn on
Wounded ego/spirit
– Ahab’s self-esteem and self-worth are extremely low which can cause him to do
things to feed his pride which will manifest in settings outside Jezebel’s influence

The Days of Elijah


this wound needs to be healed and the soul tie broken : No person’s soul should be controlled or tied by another. Father, in Jesus, I ask you to forgive me for tolerating the spirit of Jezebel, and for responding in the wrong way. I choose to forgive the offender who wounded me through the power of Jezebel. I release them from any debt, and BLESS ( name the person) , in Jesus name. I RENOUNCE the soulish grip Jezebel has had over me in the past, I BREAK it’s power over me now.
I ask You to show me how to walk free of all the soulish ties of control, and give me a
holy boldness to confront this evil in the right way. I forgive myself for being controlled by Jezebel or Ahab, and I release myself to Your love and grace.
I ask You Father, to give me the strength needed to walk in the Spirit and power of Elijah in these days. You said the joy of the Lord is my strength; I lack the joy I need for the kind of strength I need, so I come to ask you, as the Lord of joy, to impart Your joy to me. I receive it by faith. With this new strength and freedom I will strengthen and free others, and touch the generations. My heart will turn toward the children, and my children’s heart will turn toward their fathers. Above all, I want a re stored relationship with my Heavenly Father. Amen.

Confronting and Overcoming the Ahab Spirit


Prayer for Deliverance from an Ahab Spirit

I accept responsibility for where I am right now spiritually, financially, in my marriage and relationships, as a parent, in ministry, and with my health. I cry out to you to show me how I can move forward from here. I make a commitment right now to take the lead  in my life and in my family. I make a commitment to take responsibility for my spiritual life. I make a commitment to make my wife glad that she is a woman and that she is my wife. I make a commitment to make my children glad that I am their father and to make them proud of me. I make a commitment to lead my wife and family even if they don’t want to be led and even if they make it hard for me to move in my authority and headship. I make a commitment to love my wife and children with the love described in 1 Corinthians 13. I make a commitment to remember that she and I are heirs together with Christ, to forgive her for anything, at any time, under any circumstances, and to ask for her forgiveness as well. In Jesus Name,