“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” – John 10:10 NKJV
In a world filled with fantastic tales about superheroes, it’s easy to think that extraordinary feats are just a figment of the imagination. That they only belong to the movies. But is this so?
The Bible tells us otherwise. Although it does not use such esoteric words to describe the power of a believer but if we use today’s language to communicate its salient truths, that the believer is indeed an extraordinary man is the conclusion we will come up with.
In John 10:10, Jesus tells us the kind of life the extraordinary man possesses – life abundantly.
The word “abundantly” in Greek is the word “perissos”. It means the following: superabundant in quantity and superior in quality. In other words, eternal life.
This had always been God’s plan from the start (John 1:12 -13). And in Ephesians 1:18-23, although couched as a prayer, we are informed that the believer has a glorious inheritance, exceeding great power and is seated far above principalities and power. Isn’t extraordinary?
In a foggy world, it might be hard to envision the implications of these blessings. To this end, we have Jesus Christ as an example. And according to John, all the world itself cannot contain the books where His deeds could be written. (John 21:25).
This might be an exaggeration but it’s nevertheless, a testimony to the plenteous extraordinary feats of Jesus Christ.
As believers, the amazing thing is that this same power is at work in us today. Same genes flow through our very being. We are born of God. Just like Jesus, we are extraordinary! (John 1:12, Ephesians 1:19)