Christchurch is controlled by a powerful evil spirit that has established stronghold over the city. Over the years, many people have made the call that Christchurch is controlled by a Jezebel spirit, but few have realised how powerful it is.
A corporate stronghold gets control of a city when the religious and political leaders all participate in a common sin such as pride, intimidation or manipulation to enhance their leadership. This corporate sin allows the evil spiritual power behind it to gain spiritual control of the
This Jezebel spirit was given a place by civic leaders when Christchurch was being established. Unfortunately, church leaders colluded with it by relying on manipulation and control too.
If Christian leaders have given the evil spirit permission to be there, it may claim that they have surrendered their authority to it on behalf of Jesus. It can refuse to surrender to the name of Jesus, because it claims authority given “in the name of Jesus”.
Manipulation and Control
When we think of Jezebel, we think of seduction and witchcraft, but this spirit mostly works through manipulation and control, with a bit of intimidation thrown in. The Jezebel spirit has authority in any organisation or church where control and manipulation are at work. Those who submit to its leaders are opening themselves to the spirit of Jezebel.
This spirit can work through women, because they are sometimes skilled in manipulation. However, it is more likely to work through men, because they are often in positions of authority that they find hard to handle. They slip into manipulation and intimidation to keep the situation under control.
The Jezebel spirit uses Manipulation and Intimidation to Control people that are a threat to it (MIC). For that reason I often refer to it as the MIC spirit.
The MIC spirit came to Christchurch with the early settlers. Although the leaders of the Canterbury Association were godly men, it took much manipulation and manoeuvring to get the settlement under way. This gave the MIC spirit a place right at the beginning. Once Christchurch was established, the civic leaders maintained tight control using moral pressure to keep people in line.
The church followed the same pattern, using manipulation and control to pressure people into conformity to Victorian values. This collusion between church and civic leaders allowed the MIC spirit to establish a stronghold over the city that has continued to this day.
City leaders still use intimidation and manipulation to get control of the council and achieve their purposes. Although the Holy Spirit has moved in Christchurch, many church leaders have continued unwittingly to use manipulation, intimidation and control to keep their people in line. This collusion has given the MIC spirit authority to control the city. This broad base of authority makes this spirit hard to beat.