Throughout history there have always been heroes. Men, women, and children have always looked up to someone that embodies the virtues that they admire.
Sometimes these heroes have taken on the form of comic-book characters that performed extraordinary feats of skill or strength. Oftentimes, people look to an incredible athlete that has demonstrated prowess and skill. And then in time, this person disappoints many because of his or her fall from grace.
All of the earthly heroes will disappoint us at one time or another. It doesn’t matter if it is an elected official, star athlete, teacher, or personal friend or relative. All will fall short of demonstrating the virtues that we admire and esteem.
And yet, our children need someone to look up to, especially as they live in the midst of gunfire and violence in the streets and in their schools. Is it any wonder that they now bury themselves in whatever activity they can find?
Is it any wonder that drugs and other forms of depravity are now the focal point of their lives? Who can be the one that helps steer them away from this type of lifestyle when the world around them is also falling into darkness?
Of course the greatest hero we could ever have is the Lord Jesus himself; for He will never leave you or forsake you. He suffered all those things for us, and became our ultimate hero.
Hear the words of the LORD, as He speaks about these things in a Word I received a few years back:
“WHERE ARE THE HEROES?”
March 13, 2010
“And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel and the prophets, who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies. Women received back their dead, raised to life again. Others were tortured and refused to be released, so that they might gain a better resurrection. Some faced jeers and flogging, while still others were chained and put in prison. They were stoned; they were sawed in two; they were put to death by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated — the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground,” Hebrews 11:32-38.
“What is the sound that you hear going across the land in this hour? What are the voices that you pay attention to? Who are your heroes? Who are the men and women that you’ve honored in the past? Truly, there are very few people who have measured up and who stand as a rightful symbol in this land.
For many of your leaders in the entertainment field have shown their true colors. Many of your leaders in sports have shown their moral depravity. Your young people need heroes to look up to. They need to know that there is someone who stands for what is rightful and strong in this nation.
This is why many of them lose hope. This is why many of them get into drugs. This is why some of them have even gotten into shooting sprees at schools. The world needs heroes. The world needs someone who will stand up for what is right. In the past you have had the Solomons.
You had your Davids and Elijahs. You had those who inquired of me and stood up for what was right. They stood up against the crowds. They didn’t care what others might think. Will you be a hero this day? Will you stand as one for me? ”
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has been prophesying regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are to be reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?