Jesus Christ Superman Part Three
By Linda C Dipman

   It's a bird. . It's a plane. . No!  It's Jesus Christ, Superman, Savior of the world!  Jesus had to be attuned to the
spiritual part of life so He could do battle with more than the seen of our present day world.  He had to do battle with
Satan and the evil he would perpetrate on all those who would choose to follow Him.

   An audience of beautiful shimmering angels stood before the magnificent throne of God.  The power that
emanated from the Lord God Almighty could be felt spreading a warm sensation of adoring love reverberating into
the hearts of all those who stood before His presence. Millions of voices could be heard chanting.

   Revelation 4:11,  "'Our Lord and God!  You are worthy to receive glory, honor, and power.  For you created all
things, and by your will they were given existence and life.'"

   In one great swoop of fan fair an angel more beautiful than any creature appeared before the throne.  With him
were a group of angels clad in armor and holding weapons of war.  The music of praise quieted as Lucifer spoke to
God.

   His words brought sounds of war into the ranks of the council of elders that surrounded God's throne.  A battle
broke out in Heaven with the Devil and His Angels being cast down to earth to wage war against all those who follow
the lamb of God.

   Satan asked for permission to test Jesus Christ and His disciples.  He desired to put negative thoughts into the
minds of the Pharisees and teachers of the Law so they would be threatened by how many were following Jesus. His
ultimate goal was to make the religious teachers want to put Jesus to death.

   God, understanding all things, accepted Satan's challenge to test Jesus Christ and His followers.  Raising the
royal scepter of imperial power, God granted Satan and his demon angels permission to leave.  At once they took
flight to earth possessed with a determination to defeat the Son of God and put an end to everything He was
teaching the people.
   
   The guardian angels of God's chosen children felt a wave of alarm for the lives of their charges.  They
immediately sent warnings into the thoughts of the disciples.  A strong defense of angels surrounded the man Jesus
Christ giving Him the courage to stand up and fight against the unseen battle of demons that were determined to
defeat Him before the chosen time.

   Matthew 5:17-20, "Do not think that I have come to do away with the Law of Moses and the teachings of the
prophets.  I have not come to do away with them, but to make their teachings come true.  Remember that as long as
heaven and earth last, not the least point not the smallest detail of the Law will be done away with-not until the end of
all things.  So then, whoever disobeys even the least important of the commandments and teaches others to do the
same, will be least in the Kingdom of heaven.  On the other hand, whoever obeys the Law and teaches others to do
the same, will be great in the Kingdom of heaven. I tell you, then, that you will be able to enter the Kingdom of
heaven only if you are more faithful than the teachers of the Law and the Pharisees in doing what God requires."

   The disciples understood the Laws and they followed them, but they were shocked at Jesus' final words.  How
could they possibly be more righteous than the Pharisees?  Jesus began again teaching them the fundamentals of
placing their faith in Him and asking Him to forgive them for their sins.

   Jesus was laying the foundation for His disciples concerning the rules behind the game of life.  At the time of
Moses the rules of engagement in the game of life depended on how closely a person knew and practiced every
Law.  Now that Jesus would be the sacrifice for all sins the Law changed to that of grace.

   This new teaching enables all God's children to fight individually for God.  Suddenly a different kind of world arose
giving people the ability to stand up against the supernatural unseen world that wars against every person's life.  

   The Law is the rule book for the game of life for all people.  At the end of all things, those who do not place their
faith in Jesus will be judged according to the Law.  But those who have the Spirit of God written in their hearts will
have the freedom that comes with God becoming their rule book separate from the Law.

   Hebrews 8: 10&11, "Now, this is the covenant that I will make with the people of Israel in the last days to come,
says the Lord:  I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts.  I will be their God, and they will be my
people.  None of them will have to teach his fellow citizen or tell his fellow countryman, 'Know the Lord.'  For they will
all know me, from the least to the greatest."

   This new teaching gave every child of God the ability to disregard the Law if that is what they had to do in order to
win a battle against Satan.  The Law locks people into behaving a certain way but grace allows all people the
freedom to make a choice that may be contrary to the Law.

          Now they could eat any kind of food without being condemned.  Now they had the power to love their children
who were born with deformities because their weaknesses were no longer considered sin.  Now they had the ability
to love their neighbor instead of judging them.  Grace gave them the power to be a Law within themselves.  Laws
that allowed them to love even the Gentile nations that ruled their country.  

   Placing their faith in Jesus as the Savior of the world opened up a whole different way to view their world.  The
disciples were mystified at the power of the Holy Spirit and how it could change the circumstances of all people's
lives.  They Praised God!  Jesus  Immediately explained the parable of the sower.

   Matthew 13:18-23, "Listen, then, and learn what the parable of the sower means. Those who hear the message
about the Kingdom but do not understand it are like the seeds that fell along the path.  The Evil One comes and
snatches away what was sown in them.  The seeds that fell on rocky ground stand for those who receive the
message gladly as soon as they hear it.  But it does not sink deep into them, and they don't last long.  So when
trouble or persecution comes because of the message, they give up at once.  The seeds that fell among thorn
bushes stand for those who hear the message;  but the worries about this life and the love for riches choke the
message, and they don't bear fruit.  And the seeds sown in the good soil stand for those who hear the message and
understand it; they bear fruit, some as much as one hundred, others sixty, and others thirty."

   Lucifer and his evil angels pelted Jesus and His followers with weapons of disappointment, loss, and temptation.  
With the knowledge of God's grace, each wound was miraculously healed and in it' place grew a spiritual armor of
protection.  

   Being aware of the inner, spiritual battle, we too can learn from life's tragedies and find healing for our wounds
when we place our faith in Jesus Christ, Superman, the Savior of the world.  With each lesson learned, with each
wound inflicted, we are being tailored an armor which will protect us, and defend us against Satan's arrows of deceit.

         Jesus Christ, Superman opened up a new way to view life separate from the teachings of the Pharisees.  He
allowed people to love all people.  He revealed truths that are found in understanding that our world is more than the
seen.  We are at War doing battle against spiritual forces who want to defeat us in the greatest game that has ever
been played.