Power Rangers

Ephesians 1:18-21 18 I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, 20 which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.

I was never a fan of the show Power Rangers, mainly because it was cheesy.  There’s this seemingly ordinary group of kids that, when necessary, morph into superheroes.  They have super strength, incredible fighting skills, amazing power, and terrible acting skills.  Where this power all comes from, I don’t know.  I do know, however, that often people with certain weaknesses have an increase in their other senses.  For example, those who are blind might have tremendous hearing.  Maybe the power rangers’ lack of acting chops leads to great fighting skills.  Who knows?

Enough about that.  Christians are like Power Rangers in our own right.  We’ve got weaknesses and some of us wear extremely colorful clothes.  That’s not what we have in common though.  It’s the extraordinary power that has been given us – we just seem to morph less often than those Rangers… spiritually speaking of course.

Paul wrote to the church at Ephesus that he wanted them to grasp the incomparably great power that was given to all those who believe.  And it seems that they didn’t grasp it, because he goes on to describe it.  It is the power of His mighty strength.  It is the power that raised Christ from the dead.  It is the power that seated Him at the right hand of the Father.  It is the power that gave Him authority that was far above all rule and authority – basically over everything.

That power has been given to those who believe.  It has been given to us through the power of the Holy Spirit.  Yet we walk around powerless.  We live our lives in the non-transformed, everyday living Power Rangers state.  It’s the Rangers minus the power.  That’s no fun, though, is it?  All we get is a boring, weak life marked by bad acting.  I want to grasp His power.  I want to really get it.  I want those super awesome fighting skills that can kick some demon derrière.  That only comes with grasping the power that God has given us.  His plan for us is not a weak, defeated life.  It is a life lived fully by His power and His strength.  Ask God to show you His power.  Ask Him to make it real in your life.  Then you, too, can be God’s mighty transformed Power Ranger!

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