Sunday, February 10, 2013

You are a Super Hero of the Faith!

There are games children play that transcend the generations. Remember putting a towel around your neck and becoming a super hero? I saw one of the grandkids doing the same thing the other day. As soon as he donned the “cape” he took on the mantel of the hero and he began sailing around the room! He was invincible!

There is a mantel of life God puts on every born again person. We don’t often see ourselves as a super hero. Even after we give our hearts to Christ, we find that life can pretty hard. We feel that at times we get a one two punch and we’re down. The hurts and burdens on our lives make us weighed down and feel that we just barely make it.

But God says you are a super hero of the faith! Once you “put on” the Lord Jesus Christ, everything changes. All the benefits, all the spiritual abilities, all the Kingdom principles are there, between the covers of God’s Word, just for you! Because Christ is our ultimate Hero and God is our Father, we have access to wondrous things! Life can often be hard, but when we walk in the Word of God, we can overcome and be victorious through all things. Just as all superheroes have a nemesis, we do too. His name is satan but He cannot come at us when we put on the Word, for it is living and breathing and we hold a two edged sword in our hands! It is our only weapon, but wielded correctly under the authority of Jesus Christ, we are truly invincible in the faith.

Oh beloved, I know it can be oh so hard. Things are thrown at you and you may be feeling the effects of sorrow, tragedy, hurts, anger, rejection, dejection, discouragement and more. You may be ready to “throw in the towel” and walk away. But God says to you this morning, because I am your Super Hero, your King, your Redeemer, your Savior and Friend, I will be with you forever! I will show you the Word so that you can take it in and live it out through Me. I will show you the My Realm and I will take your life and make it new! I will give you power to know that you are redeemed, cared for, watched over and loved. My Word is my bond – it is the written proof of Who I AM. Let Me show you all that you can be through Me. If you will let Me, I can take you beyond the mundane and morose and show you life in Me is victorious and winning!

Run to God’s Word this morning and read it! Then take it in! Then ask God to let you learn to live it out and be a super hero of the faith! The life may not always be easy, but it will always be wonderful because the King of Kings and Lord of Lords loves you and He’s going to be for you all the days of your life!

Ephesians 6:10-12,17 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Ephesians 1:19 I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God's power for us who believe Him...

I Corinthians 15:57 but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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