I believe the Lord is revealing his mercy towards us right now, in the area of envy and jealousy. 
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. 
“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:
- Being reluctant, or unable to sincerely celebrate someone’s success
- Feeling empty, inferior or unjustly done by, when someone else achieves or receives a dream you want
- Resenting someone’s success or ___ ( fill in the gap)
- Enjoying (secretly and sometimes you feel bad about it) when someone who had what you want, has had it damaged or removed
- 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.
“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. 
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)
 “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.” https://www.diffen.com/difference/Envy_vs_Jealousy
 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
 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.
Your Invitation to Join the Enliven Prophetic School
The best mentoring and teaching I can give you is now rolled into this one place, on the Enliven School of Prophecy and Discernment.
- ‘How to hear God’s voice’
- ‘How to Begin and Grow in Prophecy’
- ‘The Seer Gift: How to Grow in Pictures and Visions’
- ‘Prophetic Discernment, ‘Discernment and Prophetic Warnings’
- ‘Prophetic Guidance Master Class’
You can view and sign up to my self-paced video lecture series in the Enliven Prophetic School here. Choose between a small monthly subscription, or a one-off payment with no expiry date.
We’d Love You to Partner with Us
Up until now, I’ve resisted putting ads here on Enliven Blog. This is the main way people raise the money for the costs of running a busy website.
The website and email list hosting is costing us more than ever. So, if you’ve been fed by Enliven Blog, I invite you to help us by making a donation. You can also choose to partner monthly with us!
You can find our donation page here.
© 2019 Helen Calder Enliven Blog – Prophetic Teaching
In the David McCracken Ministries family