Thursday, February 4, 2016

You Are A Superhero

"Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father."
John 14:12 (NKJV)

When I was younger I used to read about different kinds of superheroes.  They all had different super powers with some being able to fly, change shapes, breathe underwater, and so on.  The one thing that they all had in common was that they were not common, they were different than the rest of society.  Whenever some problem came along the regular, common people were all looking for a super hero to save them.  The people could not do those things for themselves since they were not the superhero with super powers, without the superhero there was no hope.

Some people look at Jesus as a superhero and think that we are nothing like Him.  They think that everything Jesus did while He was on the earth was done by Him because He was and is the Son of God.  But Jesus came to the earth to live as a man (Philippians 2:5-8) and Acts 10:38 tells us that Jesus was anointed by God to do the works that He did.  Jesus was successful because He worked with the Holy Spirit.  Jesus did not just come to be a superhero for us but to be our example; the same Holy Spirit who empowered Jesus now empowers us!

Jesus said in John 14:12 that His followers could do the same works that He did, and even greater works! Jesus said they could do this because He was going to leave; this is significant because once Jesus returned to heaven He sent the Holy Spirit to live in us.  Many Christians do not understand this and whenever there is a problem they are looking for Jesus to do something, not realizing that because of Jesus we have what we need to deal with any and every situation that comes our way.  Don't see yourself as just some common person any more, see yourself as a superhero called by God to help others.  We can walk in the power of the Holy Spirit just like Jesus did.

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