Dare 2B Daring - June 25, 2018
A daily devotional published by Risk Takers for Christ, Inc.
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“Our Redeemer’s glorious cry of ‘It is finished,’ was the death-knell of all the adversaries of His people, the breaking of ‘the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle.’ Behold the hero of Golgotha using His cross as an anvil, and His woes as a hammer, dashing to shivers bundle after bundle of our sins, those poisoned ‘arrows of the bow;’ trampling on every indictment, and destroying every accusation. What glorious blows the mighty Breaker gives with a hammer far more ponderous than the fabled weapon of Thor!” – C. H. Spurgeon, based on Psalm 76:3
In Norse mythology, Mjolnir is the hammer of Thor, the god of thunder. One of the most powerful weapons ever made, it is supposedly capable of leveling entire mountains.
Over the years, Thor and his hammer have been the subject of countless comic books and movies, most recently the Marvel Avengers series. But alas, Thor is not a real god and his mighty hammer never existed.
On the contrary, the One True God has always existed, and He doesn’t need a hammer, a sword, a spear or any other weapon to accomplish His will. All the God of creation needed to do was speak and the entire universe came into existence.
And when His Son, the Sinless One, uttered those immortal words “It is finished” on Calvary’s cross, every sin – past, present and future – committed by His true believers was dashed to pieces so small as to be invisible, and cast into the very depths of the sea (see Micah 7:19).
How can we not praise such a One? How can we not serve such a mighty Warrior? How can we not be eternally devoted to such a conquering and compassionate Hero?
Because of Him – and Him alone – we are forgiven, and Satan’s accusations are deemed null and void. Or, as Spurgeon so eloquently puts it…
“Who now accuseth? Who now condemneth? Christ hath died, yea rather, hath risen again. Jesus has emptied the quivers of hell, has quenched every fiery dart, and broken off the head of every arrow of wrath; the ground is strewn with the splinters and relics of the weapons of hell’s warfare, which are only visible to us to remind us of our former danger, and of our great deliverance. Sin hath no more dominion over us. Jesus has made an end of it and put it away forever.”
“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.” Romans 8:1 (NKJV)
- Rev. Dale M. Glading, President