Before anyone think it is strange that I would be reviewing a movie that has been around for almost 54 years, check this! MGM, the makers of this version of BEN HUR is in the process of raising the capital for a massive remake of the Lew Wallace book, which spurred this classic epic into existence! This monthly movie review feature aims for cutting edge commentary which never conforms to current cultural configurations. Therefore, for this wonderful month, we look at an action packed thriller set around the time of Jesus Christ: BEN-HUR!
It is easy (I hope) to forgive the rotten boss who favors another person over you, in spite of the quality of your good work.
It is easy to forgive the rude sales clerk, who shortchanged you at the cashier register, and then you go back and she is apologetic.
It is easy to forgive your own kids when they mess up, because we love them.
It is easy to forgive or be forgiven, by a spouse for an entire list of offenses…and on and on!
What about the drunk driver who killed your only son? It happened to my close friend and fellow minister, Nate (not his real name). A drunk driver killed his 25 year old son in Pittsburg in 2008. Nate, a powerful servant of Christ, went through all kinds of emotions, anxiety, trauma, tears and more.
During the trial for the drunk driver, less than two years, ago, when Nate forgave the woman who killed his son in court, it made the news in Pittsburg. More importantly, it lifted a burden of pain off him, which only Christ can do.
The hurt and pain are still there, but the forgiveness Nate showed accomplished two things – he allowed the Power of God to free him AND he gave that young scared woman, a chance at redemption!
What Nate did here, was what Jesus Christ would have done! Remember what He said from the Cross “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do!”
As we look at the next two phrases in our in depth study of the LORD’s Prayer, think about what I just said above.
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness“… 2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV)
“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”…Hebrews 4:14 (ESV)
“He (Jesus) is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God.”…Revelation 19:13( ESV)
Now, here is what happened when King Josiah heard the “Book of the Law” (The Torah or First Five books of the Scripture. These were the actual words given to Moses from God which he recorded from Genesis to Deuteronomy, They are full of the Promises of God, His covenants and His setting the captives free from Slavery in Egypt. These Words really so full of Holy Spirit power, they lasted throughout the many years to such a time as this!
Read 2 Kings 22:11 (ESV) “When the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his clothes” .
THEN PLEASE WATCH MY Tv VIDEO / SESSION ABOVE, WHICH EXAMINES THIS STORY CLOSER AMONG OTHER THINGS, AND THEN GIVES AN ENCOURAGEMENT FOR BIBLICAL APPLICATION!!
HOW TO GET DELIVERANCE AND FREEDOM IN PRAYER, THROUGH THE WORD!
Victory and Deliverance can come out of radical and Biblically sound Prayer Counselling! Here is my latest worldwide post on three separate cases with the Biblical Foundation under it! Always use the Word of God to reach someone….then let it go! It can take care of itself!!
This message was recorded (by iphone) on Saturday February 12, 2011. Pastor Steve, a former cook/railroad man/Highway Weigh station Truck inspector delivered the most crucial message of Deliverance heard in Springfield for quite a while! Several men in attendance at our highest attended meeting in almost two years, were deeply affected and TRANSFORMED!
THE TRANSFORMATION PROJECT CONTINUES!