Prophetic Word: Wounds from Envy are Being HealedI believe the Lord is revealing his mercy towards us right now, in the area of envy and jealousy. [1]

He is healing dents and bruises, that have been caused by wounds of envy.

A dent is where a past injury or loss has left an imprint:

  • That damage may be barely perceptible to others
  • But deep within, a hollow needs to be filled

If you can relate to this today, receive freedom and healing, in Jesus’ Name

A word of healing is going out.

Envy in the family, in church life, and in many other areas, is being dispelled as the Holy Spirit brings it to our attention.

  • Some are being healed from wounds caused by others who have spoken and acted out of envy or jealousy towards them
  • Many who have felt a lingering envy towards others, and not known how to deal with it, are being healed and set free

Envy as a Sign

Envy can be a sign of what God in His mercy is redeeming.

Sometimes, it comes from a natural desire we have, for what already belongs to us—for example, favor, giftedness, anointing, a positive self-image, and so on.

  • But that desire has become distorted
  • Due to an “orphan mindset”, we fail to perceive it as ours in Christ

Instead, it becomes a soul-craving for what another person has.

Now, the Holy Spirit is inviting us to see ourselves as our Father sees us.

Security in God’s Fatherhood

When we have security in the Fatherhood of God, we can fully receive what He has given to us.

And we can freely celebrate the gifts and favor we see upon others.

Today, the Father’s invitation is going out. Be free from envy that has been in your heart!

As you step into His grace, be loosed from condemnation and shame.

Run to Jesus, for He is the cure.
In Him is healing from the orphan heart. [2]

“Now we’re no longer living like slaves under the law, but we enjoy being God’s very own sons and daughters! And because we’re his, we can access everything our Father has—for we are heirs of God through Jesus, the Messiah!” (Gal 4:7, TPT)

5 Hidden Symptoms of Envy and Jealousy

Some signs of hidden envy include:

  1. Being reluctant, or unable to sincerely celebrate someone’s success
  2. Feeling empty, inferior or unjustly done by, when someone else achieves or receives a dream you want
  3. Resenting someone’s success or ___ ( fill in the gap)
  4. Enjoying (secretly and sometimes you feel bad about it) when someone who had what you want, has had it damaged or removed
  5. See another person’s growth in anointing or success as a threat to, or as competition to, your own (this is jealousy)

If something is coming to mind right now, pray about it. Turn it around! And let the Holy Spirit help you identify your own inheritance from your Father.

You are Being Enlarged

The truth is, when you celebrate another person’s enlargement, you are also being enlarged.

  • You are making room for your own inheritance, through your generous attitude
  • You are operating as a son and daughter of your Father

You have plenty. You delight in your own inheritance.

We are not on the outside of our Father’s house, looking in at others!

We are not orphans (John 14:18).
We are sons and daughters on the inside of Father’s house, receiving of His plenty, celebrating His grace together! (Luke 15:25-27)

Envy as a Sin to be Set Free From

The Lord is bringing repentance and tenderness of heart to us. His purifying fire is visiting us, as we realize that envy and jealousy are not compatible with the Holy Spirit.
And our passion will be for Him above all else.

His desire is to have our whole hearts’ worship, and that our hearts not be turned towards another idol.

For our God’s Name is Jealous (Ex 34:14).

The last of the 10 commandments was, “You shall not covet…” (Ex 20:17). Coveting and envy is a sin both towards others and God.

But we are to be holy—joyful vessels of the Holy Spirit. Delighting in His Presence.

Envy can Become a Stronghold

The call of the Holy Spirit to pay attention to the wounds of jealousy is both an invitation and a warning.

James writes:
“But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic.” (James 3:14-15 NIV)

One of the dangers of not bringing envy to the Lord for healing, is that we can unwittingly move into the progression James describes: “earthly, unspiritual, demonic”.

And the danger of harboring envy, is that we will be tempted to act on it.

Two Directions of Envy

Envy has two main directions. Outwards—in which case we are feeling it towards others. Or, it may have been directed at us from other people.

Both directions of envy or jealousy cause pain and damage. And for both, there is grace, freedom and healing in Jesus Christ.

God is Healing Wounds from Acts of Envy and Jealousy

Many of us, especially those who are in prophetic leadership, have experienced knocks and hurts from the envy or jealousy of others.

The enemy uses people who have “orphan” wounds, who see the anointing and favor we have, and want it for themselves.

They may undermine what God has given us, through grumbling, or accusations—through taking offence.

It is dangerous to use “soulish” means to obtain a position (Gal 5:19-21), or “short-cuts” (1 Sam 24:6), rather than the Kingdom way of advancement, which is through honor.

If you can identify with being hurt by this, receive a touch from God today.

  • The Spirit of God is revealing dents from past injuries
  • He is ministering freedom to your innermost being

Jealousy and Control: Jezebel

What happens when envy and jealousy goes to extremes?

Jezebel is an example of this.
She used control and murder to gain what her husband King Ahab craved (coveted)—the vineyard of Naboth, that did not belong to him (1 Kings 21).

Jezebel herself wanted prophetic leadership, and stopped at nothing to gain it. In 1 Kings 18, we learn that she went about murdering the prophets of the Lord.

  • One reason for this, is that she wanted to silence their voice. True prophets of the Lord would have exposed her sin and prophesied her downfall, as Elijah did
  • Jezebel also craved that prophetic anointing for herself. She raised up her own large group of false prophets, who prophesied according to her own agenda. She provided for them, and fed them at her table. (1 Kings 18:19).

The enduring nature of this spirit (which is demonic, not related to a gender) is confirmed when Jesus warns the church concerning “Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess” (Rev 2:20).

Just as Jezebel did, the “Jezebellic spirit” seeks to shut down the true prophetic and the prophets. And raises itself up, masquerading as prophetic. [3]
Its motivator is jealousy and control.
It is a spirit of witchcraft (2 Kings 9:22, Gal 5:20).

But our God is greater! Jesus has already overcome it!

“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds” (2 Cor 10:4, NIV).

The Lord is giving us courage to rise up. To refuse to “play the games” and “dance the steps” of Jezebellic control.

  • Instead, He is enabling us to move in the opposite Spirit, in His fruit and His wisdom (Gal 5:22-23, James 3:17-18)

Those powers are revealed for what they are, and broken, in Jesus’ Name.

Come to the Father!

So, if you have felt as though you have been wounded—if you realize you have been dented by envy or jealousy—receive His grace today.

Now unhindered, you can embrace your uniqueness, receive your inheritance, and celebrate the gifts and callings of others.
The past is falling away!
You are stepping out into the fullness of all God has for you, free from the stain of envy once and for all.

“…if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36, NIV)

[1] “The main difference between envy and jealousy is that envy is the emotion of coveting what someone else has, while jealousy is the emotion related to fear that something you have will be taken away by someone else.”

[2] My definition of the orphan spirit:
“The ‘orphan spirit’ refers to a spiritual condition in which some Christians profess outwardly to know God as Father, but experience an internal contradiction to that belief.”
Jack Frost writes, “…you can’t cast out an orphan heart. It is a heart that feels as if it has no home. It must be displaced, and the only way to do that is to introduce the orphan to a loving father.” Spiritual Slavery to Spiritual Sonship, Jack Frost, Destiny Image, 2006

[3] I’m touching on a large subject. For my personal testimony of being set free from a Jezebellic influence, see my early book Prophetic People in a Changing Church.
On my bookshelf: Unmasking the Jezebel spirit, by John Paul Jackson, Kingsway, 2001.

Related Posts:

How to Have Security In Your Spiritual Gift (God’s Fatherhood)

4 Symptoms of the Orphan Spirit in Church Life

© 2019 Helen Calder 
Enliven Ministries: In the David McCracken Ministries family

29 thoughts on “Wounds of Envy Are Being Healed (Prophetic Insight)”

  1. This last year I have been dealing with jealousy/envy from leaders in the church. Even in Facebook and Meet up group. It hurts more when it comes from the church.

    1. I’m so sorry to hear that Danielle, am praying for you now. May you receive extraordinary grace and joy in the midst of the difficulties. God is sovereign and faithful and He has you in the palm of His hands.

  2. I couldn’t put my finger on what He was saying today but it’s been heavy & stirring. I feel something when reading this but not able 2 articulate.

    1. The heart of this message to me (and my joy in exploring this topic) is this revelation:

      We are not on the outside of our Father’s house, looking in at others!
      We are sons and daughters on the inside of Father’s house, receiving of His plenty, celebrating His grace together.

    2. This morning I felt so dirty because of my jealousy and prayed for forgiveness. This message sure is a Prophetic word of God and this is how God leads me everytime. God is so good and I receive healing from an orphan and jealous heart, I am a daughter of the highest King of Kings, in Jesus Name Amen

      1. He is filling you Nastassja! You are complete in Him, you are healed. His grace in you is sufficient. You are beloved.

        1. Loved this. Identity is such a HUGE piece in the Church. I’ve seen as much as 9 out of 10 people come up for prayer who are suffering from some sort of skewed identity. Lord, help us to see You as You are. Then, please help us to see ourselves as You see us.

          1. So true, I’ve just been talking about this today in personal conversation. It’s an ongoing discovery that will take us from glory to glory

  3. Naomi Testimony

    I cannot say much on this Helen. It is so profound. I can only pray:
    Search me, O God, and know my heart;
    Try me, and know my anxieties;
    And see if there is any wicked way in me,
    And lead me in the way everlasting.

  4. I am a victim of both envy & jealousy from my family, friends & even work place. Was thrown in prison cause if jealousy. I instead prophecied & prayed inmates got saved.
    Today on receiving this message I really see that God is at work in me. My dents are healing. Thanks so much Helen.
    God bless u abundantly.

    1. I’m praying for you right now, Geoffrey. Amen to the dents being healed, His grace overflowing to many.

  5. Thank you Helen for God`s wisdom. The Lord is healing and delivering myself and my son, Howard from envy. Praise His holy name.
    In Messiah

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