Genesis 10 (January 10)

                                                                                                         Powerful Men

            “…the first…mighty warrior.”

            We live in a world that is fascinated by power.  There are power hungry executives, power hungry Satan worshippers, and multitudes that are bloodthirsty to the point that they are willing to pay hundreds and even thousands of dollars to enjoy boxing, extreme wrestling, and ultimate fighting, to mention just a few.

            And what about “superheroes”?  A few years ago, I took my three teenage sons to watch “X Men”, a movie that is full of non-stop action, in which our “heroes” display an awesome array of supernatural powers, including fire, laser, ice and mind control.  These movies, comics and video games have captured the imagination of this power hungry generation.

            Nimrod would have been a very popular character in our times.  He was truly powerful, at least in the worldly sense of the word.  He founded Babel or Babylon and ruled over a vast empire.  Some even say that he controlled the Babylonian religion.

            This world of ours needs power, but not the power that comes from Hollywood, Wall Street or Washington DC.  God has given power to his church, a power that is able to change lives and influence society.  Hollywood has special effects and tricks; Wall Street controls the economy; and DC has the president of the United States; but we have God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

            There is no person in this world, more powerful than a Spirit filled Christian.  In John 4:4 we read:

             “…the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”

            I pray that you and I can be vessels of God’s power today. 

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