There have been many movies over the last couple of years that are adaptations of comic books, in which people have or develop super powers and become superheroes. Likewise, this has also spread over to television shows and the like. Normally when a person is watching these shows, as one of the attractions to this genre, the “audience” members envision what it would be like if they had such powers, and what they would do if they did.
To that idea, I ask a rhetorical question. If you, on today, received superpowers (such as the Green Lantern’s ability to create anything he can imagine or the telekinetic ability to move things with your mind), what are the first few things that come to your mind that you would do with them? This is rhetorical, so be truly honest with yourself.
Some of you may truthfully answer that you’d use it to help mankind in some way or another… Others will say they’d use it to help mankind, but the first thought that comes to mind is using the power to steal money, abuse power, or get some sort of enjoyment from an area of lust. This is where the lesson is centered, for what you’d do if you had full access to do anything is what is really in your heart.
It is important for us to protect our heart, for in Proverbs 4:23 it states “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” Our heart reveals our true character, as scripture declares in Luke 6:45 that “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.”
This is actually one of the biggest problems with “church folk,” that though they put this great facade on every Sunday about how holy they are, their hearts remain corrupt, and it shows whenever the pressure is on. This is also why many never grow in the blessings of God, because it is out of the heart that the issues (good or bad) flow, so really what is being manifested in our lives is dependent on what is brewing on the inside. We talk about wanting prosperity, strength, and security in our lives, but in our hearts is weakness, corruption, and fear, and those things are what are then produced in our lives… a life of misery.
All hope is not lost though; but we do have to start changing that which is in our heart, and that can be done by the Word of God. We renew our mind with the Word of God. Our heart is filled with that which we allow in. We spend our lives hearing and being taught by negative advice and experiences, and this beccomes the abundance of our hearts, which continues to cultivate and reproduce more of itself. We have to learn to block out all of the anti-Christ, anti-faith, anti-success, failure-minded, fear-minded ideas that are constantly bombarding us and SUBMERGE ourselves in God’s Word and wisdom. As we continue to do this, and increase our awareness and control about what we are professing over ourselves (the negativity) then replace it with Godly wisdom, the abundance of our heart will soon start changing. It’s what you put into your heart (via your eyes, ears, and your own self prophetic words) that fills your heart. As you gain discipline over these gates to your heart and the abundance of your heart changes, so shall the life you live and issues thereof that flow out if it. You have to change your heart though.
Until now, your idea of power has more consumed with the fantasy powers that would come from an external source. Sure, if they were real, they would surely be powerful in a physical way. The real power, however, is formulated deep within the inner man (the temple of God) in the heart, and this power, truly is more capable of producing greater or worse things than any superpowers you could imagine. It is vital that we understand that superpowers are of no match to the true power that exists within, as this internal power, from our heart, truly controls all of the issues that life has to offer. Get the heart in check, and all of the superpowers that you can imagine, can be produced by the power of the heart within. Bless you!
By the grace of God,
Prophet Kelvin “Besodeiah” Broadus