August 13th 2010

Heroes

“Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.”
Galatians 6:7-8 (NLT)

I watched a couple of episodes on BBC TV of an action-packed U.S. drama series called “Heroes”. The programmes follow the lives of ordinary people who discover they have extraordinary abilities or superpowers. Their ‘destiny’ is to save the world.

I read a book like that, too, called “The Bible”! In the TV Programme a male nurse finds he can fly, while in Acts 1:9, the Apostles watched while Jesus ascended up into the clouds. A Japanese comic-book geek in the TV Series can make time stand still, like God did for Joshua in the Old Testament (Joshua 10:12-13). In one episode on TV, a teenager called Claire rescued some people from a fire and was not harmed, kind of like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in Daniel 3.

The Bible, though, is not make-believe. It is full of amazing dramas where the people of God defy the odds and are saved by the super power and miracles of God. Remember the walls of Jericho, David and Goliath, Gideon’s triumph and Paul’s release from prison when the doors all miraculously unlocked! Ultimately, Christ (the only name under heaven whereby men might be saved—Acts 4:12) will save the world through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 1:16 (KJV) says, “I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: For it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.”

In Matthew 17:20 (KJV) Jesus says, “If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.” But miracles of God are not just for a show. They must be according to the will of God and for His purpose. 1 Corinthians 13:2 (KJV) says that “Though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.”

Christians have a supernatural power within them. This superpower, the Holy Spirit, guides us to follow Jesus Christ who leads us to Eternal Life!

Prayer
Father in Heaven, help me follow the guiding of the super-powerful Holy Spirit, so that I can share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those who do not yet know the salvation that is available in Him. How exciting to know that the Holy Spirit makes heroes of us all and leads ultimately to Eternal Life through Jesus Christ your Son.
Amen

Study by Nancy Silcox

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