In our lives, sometimes we let the devil worry and discourage us in our dreams and let him close our eyes to the plans and purposes of God. Yet we tend to forget that we already have the power and authority against anything because Christ has given us the power when He died on the cross and rose again on the third day. We all know that we are triumphant in God, to be honest, but how come we don’t remember it when angst comes in?
Few days ago, I finally came to watch Rise of the Guardians. The movie had an effect in my heart about faith. The kids in the “real world” believed in dreams and hope, which means they believed in Jack Frost, Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, and Sandy. The kids believed in the power of magic that fear couldn’t even attack them. Until one day, the children in the whole world stopped believing in dreams because the Guardians’ powers were all weakened; the kids stopped believing because of the power of fear and nightmares that Boogeyman (Pitch Black) had placed upon their hearts; yet only one child still clings on, Jamie. He continued to believed that dreams are real and do exist. Jack Frost was the reason why Jamie carried on believing in the Guardians by creating snow in his room that causes him to believe that Jack Frost is nonfictional.
Caused by the faith that Jamie had on the Guardians, he started gathering his friends to support them. Boogeyman was even convinced that there is no match against the children’s faith. Yet when the Guardians were still weakened, and Boogeyman asked them whom their protectors would be, Jamie stepped forward saying he’ll be the defender of the whole Guardians. As the power of Boogeyman attacked them, Jamie used his faith to beat the enemy—no power, no magic, only faith. Boom. Game over. The Guardians won and Boogeyman defeated by one child because of his strong conviction.
In the same way, when the enemy tries to waver and deteriorates our faith in God, we have to look back on what Christ did for us—we have to go back to the Gospel. The power and authority was once given to the enemy when Adam and Eve sinned, but it was given back to us again because of the victory that Christ gave us. We aren’t losers, defeated people, and failures, but we are winners, champions, and conquerors.
Christ took our curses and afflictions and He replaced it with His righteousness and holiness which also means we are never slaves anymore but royalties. We are God’s beloveds.
As Psalm 8:5-6 says, “You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet.”
We are created a little lower than the angels and made us rulers. This means that we are just a bit lesser than those divine beings and that the enemy is far way underneath our feet. Therefore, we unquestionably have the ability and capacity to defeat anything because we are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:37).
Not to mention, Jack Frost ended the movie with his line saying, “My name is Jack Frost, and I am a Guardian. How do I know that? Because the Moon told me so. And if the Moon tells you so, believe it.”
Likewise, when God tells you that you are His child, believe it. When God tells you that you have the power, then claim it.
-Rinnah Ramirez 🙂