Thursday, October 22, 2020

Levi Lusko: Occupy!


I'm still making my way through the new Levi Lusko devotional, "take back your life."  

Every now and then, he just hits it out of the ballpark.  One thing I especially love is that Levi is a big Disney and Marvel fan.

The devotion I read today included a reference to Iron Man 3, and how Tony Stark's autopilot malfunctioned and he eventually crash landed in Tennessee.  We later see Tony dragging his Iron Man suit behind him as he walked through snow-covered hills.

A stark (no pun intended) reminder that the suit was supposed to carry Tony, not the other way around.

Fast forward a paragraph or two, and we have Levi making a comparison to us and Christ:

"So many Christians are struggling to pull what should propel them, trying to fight the battles of this life with their own strength, waging war according to the flesh.  Don't make that error!  Stay in the suit.  Jesus is not something to carry like a religious trinket or a good-luck charm; He is a risen Lord who will carry you.  Call for fire support, and when God makes the ground shake with energy, be ready to occupy the territory he has cleared."

 I love that line, "...and when God makes the ground shake with energy..."

I can't tell you how many times I have not been ready to occupy the territory God cleared.  But with the image of Tony Stark now burning into my memory, I think I will be.

Are you ready for some ground shaking?  Let's commit these verses to memory together this week and get ourselves prepared for what God has in store:

2 Cor. 10:3-5, "For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.  For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ."

Happy Thursday y'all.  Leave me some Marvel analogies below.  I'd love to hear what you got! 

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