Powerful Men (Genesis 10)

                “…the first…mighty warrior.”

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

                What about “superheroes”? A while ago, I took my then, three teenage boys to watch X-Men, a movie full of nonstop action in which our “heroes” displayed an awesome array of supernatural powers, including fire, laser, ice, and mind control. These movies, comics, and video games have captured the imagination of our power-hungry generation.

                Nimrod would have been a 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 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.” If you are a follower of Christ you have more power at your disposal than you can imagine.

                This power allows us to live a holy life and to preach the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ. This power enables us to pray for others as we intercede before the throne of God and this power is the reason that we can obey and serve our Lord.

                Do you have this power?

                A. G.

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