Superhero, you don’t know the power within until the source of the power reveals Himself.
As I shared in Your Power, Superhero, Moses passed his power and Spirit to Joshua. Elijah passed his power to Elisha. Both men immediately faced an improbable challenge – a river. If you read both their experiences with a river, it appears it was easy.
Their teachers had taught them well who could take care of water. Joshua’s teacher, Moses, probably shared endless times how God parted the Red Sea. Joshua probably often asked Moses to share it one more time. I would have. Both men were able to conquer is something only God could do – stop the flowing of a river.
Both men carried the same power of their predecessors and they didn’t mind a challenge. The challenge would be God’s not their’s and God created the rivers. He could stop them, bend them, and dry them up if He desired.
Romans declares about us:
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Romans 8:37
Paul, who wrote his letter to the Romans, knew conquerors and their history. He knew of Flavius Aetius who killed 300,000 men. Aggrippa who assisted Octavian seize control of the Roman Empire when he won his most famous victory, the naval battle between the Egyptian forces of Marc Antony and Cleopatra VII. Lucius ordered the execution of 500 Macedonian soldiers and exiled many more. Constantine the Great would lead successful campaigns agains the Franks, Alamanni, Visigoths, and the Sarmatians.
The great American General said regarding Roman conquerors:
For over a thousand years Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of triumph, a tumultuous parade. In the procession came trumpeteers, musicians and strange animals from conquered territories, together with carts laden with treasure and captured armaments. The conquerors rode in a triumphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking in chains before him.
Paul, knowing we as believers would be empowered by Jesus himself by the Holy Spirit would declare over us all we are more than conquerors because of Christ in us.
Both Joshua and Elisha faced waters they could not cross immediately after they received the Spirit of their predecessors. Every river meant an physical, natural opposition only God could part supernaturally. To them, they knew the God of possibilities.
Joshua had challenges. No city taken for God was ever easy. Elisha had challenges. Nothing is easy. Life tends to knock us down and it does its best to throw unexpected shots. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
When I was young, I was playing outside at my grandparent’s home. It had been raining. I saw the metal bar on a swing set and the Olympic gymnast in me saw make believe gymnistic bar. I ran as fast as I could and grabbed onto the wet metal bar to swing. My hands slipped and I hit the ground hard on my back. It was the first time the air was knocked out of my lungs. I thought I was dying. It knocked the breath out but it didn’t kill me!
Superhero, life can knock the breath out of you but it doesn’t kill you. Overtime, you get stronger and wiser because God and His character is revealed stronger and stronger.
Moved by rivers in front of you? He is the parter of every river you are facing. Every time God parts the water in your life, He become the Waymaker. He brings unexpected income and He is the Provider. He brings healing and He is the Healer. If you need salvation for your soul or a circumstance, relationship or pending disaster and He is the Savior.
You are anointed, empowered, and appointed. Get back up and get in the fight. You only get stronger from here. Don’t be moved by your current circumstances. Know you are right where you need to be for the ultimate knockout punch against the enemy. Put your cape on and take care of business.
Can I pray for you? Facing a river hard to cross. Let’s Connect and let’s agree for the Waymaker to make a way out of no way.
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