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Fictional, Non-Fictional, Seeking The Lord’s Heartbeat

Jezebel’s Spirit

Cinderella, our fictional character that was created through Walt Disney’s imagination did go from the palace to the dungeon to the palace with her Prince. With the help from her magical friends, she was able to overcome the evil of her wicked step-mother and her two cruel step-sisters.

However, Jezebel is not a fictional character created by the imagination of any human. God’s Word is as honest about the lives of the heroes as it about those who rejected Him.

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Reality, Fantasy to Seek The Lord’s Heartbeat

Jezebel, Cinderella

What could Jezebel, a human being God created, have in common with the fictional character, Cinderella that was created by the wonderful imagination of Walt Disney another human being God created?

Why watch shows on T.V. like Desperate Housewives, Criminal Minds, The Walking Dead, day time soap operas, The Big Bang Theory, Madam Secretary, Modern Family, Supernatural, The Good Wife and Empire when you can find all the crime, sex, murder, in the Bible.

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Seeking the Lord’s heartbeat brings Glory Hallelujah!

 

The Lord’s heartbeat says leave retaliation, vengeance, and avenger to Him!

 The last train to leave the station climbing up the mountain of persecution is the train of obeying the Lord’s heartbeat. Romans 12:17, 19 – Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for Gods wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge, I will repay,” says the Lord.

The passenger on the train of seeking the Lord’s heartbeat through obedience had freedom from a heavy load of bitterness, unforgiveness, and resentment.  On the other side of the tracks, on the trains of retaliation and avenger the passengers Cain, Samson, Ahab, and Jezebel were consumed with bitterness, unforgiveness and resentment. They paid an enormous price for their train tickets for their ride on the trains of retaliation and avenger.

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Does the Lord’s heartbeat call us to be an Avenger?

Elijah, the prophet, Ahab, the king, and Jezebel, the avenger

The second response train to revenge is traveling down the tracks of great calamity is the Avenger. An avenger is to take vengeance on behalf of another. The avenger does not seek the Lord’s heartbeat. The train of avenger is extremely different from the train of straightforward revenge because the avenger wants restitution for the other person as well as for themselves again and again. One of the strong characteristics of an avenger is that he or she is overpowering with pride and arrogance.

Besides characteristics of pride and arrogance, the avenger is a person who attracts the worst. The devotion “Coping with Difficult People” from John Maxwell’s 365 Day Devotional Journal, A Leaders Heart, he identifies seven personality types. Two of these personalities the Thumb Sucker and the Garbage Collector are represented with the individual seeking revenge and the avenger.

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