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Where is a Hero When You Need One?

We hear stories and testimonies and we long for those extraordinary, even miraculous things to happen for us. When I was child and frightened, I longed for a fearless, strong, undefeated hero to rush in and come to my rescue. Do you find yourself asking, “Where is a hero when you need one?” Perhaps a little different tack on this subject would be more help than regretfully wishing. (Rom.10:8, Msg) “So what exactly was Moses saying? The word that saves is right here, as near as the tongue in your mouth, as close as the heart in your chest. It’s the word of faith that welcomes God to go to work and set things right for us. This is the core of our preaching.” We can choose to either wish and complain or we can search out, learn and memorize scriptural ammunition to use in the fight. (Isa.49:2, CEV) “He made my words pierce like a sharp sword or a pointed arrow; he kept me safely hidden in the palm of his hand.”  (Rev.1:16, KJV) “And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword…”.  (Excerpt five from Marty’s article “Deflecting Attacks and Seeing the Intervener”.)