What's Your Superpower?
When my grandson, Elijah was about five, he came running in the house full of spit and vinegar and he was like, “Grandma, grandma what’s your superpower?” I couldn’t help myself, and I said to him, “Well, I do have a superpower. I can fly up to heaven and talk to God. I have wings in the spirit.” “Elijah what is your superpower?” Elijah replied, “Grandma, I have fire, and I can run really fast!” He had watched a cartoon about the prophet Elijah. He thought since his name was Elijah, then that’s what he would do. What’s your superpower? What is it that makes you unique or makes you stand out like the Avengers or the X-Men? You’re not just a normal man or woman. You have a superpower! Most people would say, “Nah, I don’t have a superpower. I’m just a person.” Here’s what I want to say to you: You do have a superpower. Do you know what it is? It is God and His Word that’s inside of you. Everywhere you go you can affect people and change their lives through the Spirit of God. Jeremiah 31:33 “But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel. After those days,” declares the Lord, “I will put My Law within them, and I will write it on their hearts, and I will be their God and they shall be My people."
God took His finger and wrote on stone tablets up on the mountain with Moses. Now the same God with the same power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead, comes and writes His Laws on the tablets of our hearts. If God’s Word is written on our hearts, we have a superpower inside of us. By the power of His Word people get saved. Paul says in Romans, “I’m not ashamed of the Gospel. It’s the power of God for salvation.” When Satan tempted Jesus He whipped out his superpower and said, “It is written man shall not live on bread alone.” “You shall not tempt the Lord your God.” “You shall have no other gods before Him.” As His words resounded everything changed. He overcame temptation, and empowers us to do the same!
When Jesus's friend Lazarus died, He proclaimed In the power of His Word, “Lazarus, come forth!” Lazarus got up from the dead after being dead for four days! In Colossians it says that everything is held together by the power of His Word. The power that is written on the tablet of our hearts is always inside of us. It’s not like God said, “Let there be light,” and it only happened for one day. We are still seeing light that was released on that day. It wasn’t even the sun, moon, and the stars; they weren't created until day four. The light was the revelation of God being released out of one dimension into another dimension.
Do you even know what kind of power you possess? When the Word of God inside of us shines out, the atmosphere around us shifts and changes. This power causes people to be set free and raised from the dead. It also empowers us to resist temptation and not sin. Psalm 119:11 says, "I have stored up Your Word in my heart, that I might not sin against you." God's Word also helps me not to fail. Many people are afraid of death and afraid of pain and afraid of failure. As we carry God’s Word inside of us, it will give us the power not to fail but to succeed! Psalm 40:8 says, “I delight to do your will, O God. Your law is within my heart.” When God’s Word is working in us, it brings us delight, joy, and peace. The Word of God is alive and sharper and swifter than a 2-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). When the Word of God comes and turns the light on, it brings life and hope into everyone around it. It brings direction and revelation.
Sometimes, with everything that’s going on in the world right now, we’ve forgotten how powerful God’s Word is. We listen to what they say on the news and the weather channel. We listen to what the Dr is saying and what the xrays are saying, but what does God’s Word say about us? What does it say about the future? "I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11.
How do I write things on the tablet of my heart? How do I get this superpower inside of me? Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:17). The Bible says in Joshua 1:8, "The book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth. You will meditate on it day and night." Instead of emptying our mind like other religions do, we must fiIl our minds with the Word of God. We can’t let it depart out of our mouths. We begin to speak His Words out of our mouths because we have been reading it and saying it, memorizing it, listening to it, and discussing it.
When we have a thought or experience something, it goes around this track in our brains. Our brain decides in the forehead (setting your face like a flint, like a forehead) whether something is good or bad. We make a copy of that thought, emotion, or feeling, and we send it to the lining of our hearts. That’s why the Bible says to take every thought captive and make it a prisoner of war to Jesus. The weapons of our warfare are mighty through God for the bringing down of strongholds or fortresses in the mind (2 Cor. 10:4-5).
We have to decide to choose joy and hope and believe in the Word of God even if we can’t feel it or see it. Our real identity doesn’t come from our heads, it comes from down around the lining of our hearts where we have stored memories. Out of the abundance of our hearts, our mouths will speak (Luke 6:45). As I begin to speak out of the abundance of my heart, I have the power of life and death in my tongue. When discouraging thoughts or lies come into our minds or out of other peoples mouths, we need to take those thoughts captive and say, “But what does God’s Word say?” and apply God’s Word to bring truth. We need to take the superpower that’s at work in us and raise people out of dead thoughts and dead places and bring them to life and to light in this hour. It’s important to let the superpower that’s inside of us come out, and to speak life everywhere we go at this hour.
There was a guy named Lieutenant CH Light Toller. He was on the Titanic when the Titanic was sinking. Unfortunately, all of the life boats were full, and he was left with the crew and others who were going down with the boat as well. As the huge boat shifted and began to sink into the icy water, Toller ran to the front of the ship to grab onto it. He was hoping that as the ship went down that last little bit he could swim away and survive without being sucked under. However, in his heart he knew that without a miracle he most likely wouldn't make it. The ship was too large and the water was too cold and the suction and the vacuum was going to pull him down with the ship and he knew it. As the ship was going down and he jumped up before the water came over him, he said this one phrase, “And he will give his angels charge over you (Ps 91).” That’s all he said. As he was going down, there was this explosion! It blew so hard it shot water up in the air and threw him 50 ft over. He landed right next to one of the boats. They pulled him out of the water, and they saved him!
The Word of God is powerful!