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When will a Dark Knight Rise

Baylor Barbee July 23, 2012 Blog, Faith No Comments
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Growing Up, (and still to do this day,) we all had our favorite Super Hero.  We loved that our Super Hero’s had secret identities, fought to protect us against the evil Super Villains who wanted to destroy the World, and always prevailed.  Whether it was Batman, Superman, Superwoman, or He-Man, we all wanted to be a Super Hero.

If you did follow your favorite superhero, then you also realized something else…no Super Hero was without His Flaw.  Every superhero had his Kryptonite or the love of His life that he lost, or some tragic flaw.

And every super Hero at some point thinks about hanging it up, giving up the life of fighting super villains and crime, giving up on fighting for good.

Without Giving away the details of new blockbuster film the Dark Knight, just know that Bruce Wayne is faced with that decision…. to continue to try and help Gotham, or to retire.

Have you ever felt that way?

Have you ever asked yourself why you pursue your dreams because they seem to never materialize?  Do you ask yourself why you search for the love of your life because it seems like you’ll never find them?  Do you ever ask yourself why you try and do the right thing when it seems like those that lie, steal and cheat get further in life?

Guess what? You’re a Super Hero… and it’s up to you to save the world around you.

You probably think I’ve lost my mind.  Let’s think about it.  Most Super Hero’s can do something cool like fly, or have a batmobile, or swing with spider webs from building to building…. they have a Super Power.

Have you ever stopped and thought about the fact that God gives you Super Human abilities.  Superheros rely on inner strength and will, and we have the same powers if we harness our faith deep inside of us.

Jesus said, “if you believe and have the faith of a Mustard Seed, you can tell this mountain to go jump in the sea and will it will be done.”

How powerful is that? Can you imagine telling Mt. Everest to go Jump into the ocean and it really happening? It could if you believed in your faith enough.

You might be thinking “yea that’s cool” but we don’t have a super villain to fight.

You’d be wrong.  The truth is, the worst of the worst super villains, the Devil, works everyday to bring his Army to destroy our lives, our hearts, our relationships, our faith, our families, and our world.  His goal is to kill our spirit.

In the world we live in, it would seem that’s he’s winning.  Scandals, Shootings, War, it’s a never-ending cycle of evil.  Why is that?

No Super Hero is stepping up.

You’re not stepping you.  I’m not stepping up.  No One is fighting the good fight.

We need a Super Hero.  We need you.  God has prepared us and has given us the weapons we need. Weapons far more advanced than anything Wayne Enterprises could construct for Batman.

In Ephesians 6, God tells us to put on the Full Armor of God to take a stand against the devil’s schemes.  He gives us the Belt of Truth, a Shield of Faith, the Helmet of Salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.

Tell me that’s not the coolest Super Hero outfit and weaponry ever?!

But now it’s up to you.  It’s up to me.  God has given us the tools, but someone has to step up.

Will it be you.  Will you be the Dark Knight that Rises?

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