Jesus’ Kryptonite

Jesus is the ultimate Superman! He’s supernatural! He can disappear and go through walls (Luke 24:31; 36-37). Read peoples’ minds (Matt 12:25).  Transform Himself to be unrecognizable (Luke 24:15-16).  He can heal the sick, tame the winds and cause storms to rise up.  I could go on, but you get the point. Now, one thing I’ve learned from being a fan of the Justice League and the X-Men is that all superheroes have a kryptonite of sort that weakens the impact of their powers – even Jesus, the ultimate superhero! You can find it in Matt 13:58, “Now He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.” Please note that Jesus’ power wasn’t weakened by their unbelief, but the impact of His power was.  Unlike fictional superheroes, you can’t destroy Jesus with this “kryptonite” – you can only destroy yourself! I’ve seen it happen all too often.  People get a touch from the Lord – saved, healed or delivered and when they begin to testify they get persecuted, then discouraged and before you know it, they’re back to their former state of depression, defeat or destruction. They stopped believing that His “grace is sufficient” (2 Cor 12:9).  Or they’ll get a vision or a conviction and before they even get started in their new direction they get fearful or begin to rationalize and then they get pulled away, caught up in the cares of life and before you know it, they’ve drifted far from the path they had purposed to go in.  They stopped believing, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Phil 4:13. In Him is the power to transform our lives – no matter what state they’re in! But it is only according to your belief! Abraham so believed God that he had his only son Isaac, the one through whom the promise would be fulfilled, strapped to the altar with the knife poised to kill him (Gen 22:7-14).   When Abraham’s faith was tested he stood firm in his belief and trust in God. The Bible says that he concluded “that God was able to raise him (Isaac) up, even from the dead” (Heb 11:17-19).  The devil will always come to steal the word the Lord has sown in your heart (Matt 13:18-23). He knows that if you don’t believe it, you will never receive it (James 1:2).  Reclaim the vision once sown in your heart! Then pass the test of your faith by standing firm in His word!   Be encouraged.  Kimberly

Scripture of the Day: “Jesus said to him, if you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes!” Mark 9:23

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kristen Redd
    Jan 11, 2010 @ 10:01:41

    This would make a great Sunday school lesson!

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    • Kimberly D. Williamson
      Jan 11, 2010 @ 10:23:01

      How true! I hadn’t thought about that! Well, thanks for being obedient to God with your comment because I wrote another to replace it (Lay Your Isaac on the Altar!) and I was just getting ready to delete it, but now I’m just going to keep them both posted. Thanks Krissie! Love you!

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