Do you remember the movie called "Crocodile Dundee?" It was a good one.
Crocodile Dundee comes from the land down under. He is completely out of his realm when he came from Australia to New York City. Crocodile Dundee and his girlfriend are out for a walk at night, when all of a sudden some guys, which we would have called a thiefs or a hoods all a sudden appeared out of nowhere. One of the guys pulled out a knife and demanded, "Give me your money!" And Dundee’s girl screams, "Oh, he has a knife!"
But Crocodile Dundee, the cool character that he is says, "That’s not a knife." And he coolly reaches behind his back and pulls a huge knife out of his sheaf and says, "This is a knife." The thieves take one look at Dundee’s knife and takes off.
What would normally bring fear did not bring fear to Crocodile Dundee, because he had something bigger and better. Believer friend, we have someone bigger and better working for us this morning. God does not want you or me to be intimidated out of being the person He has saved us and sanctified us to be.
If you are doing the powerful kingdom work that God has called you to do then you have the powerful presence of the Holy Spirit and you and I are spiritually powerful persons.
Related Text Illustrations
Contributed by Frank Gallagher on Nov 26, 2000
These shepherds were symbolic of Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd, who would also humbly follow God’s will. Their sheep represent us as believers, in several ways: - Sheep cannot clean themselves. Some animals such as a cat can do that, but not sheep. Likewise, we as unbelievers were not ...read more
Contributed by John Gullick on Dec 2, 2000
Brother Andrew tells of being in hospital full of resentment and hatred during the Indonesian war in 1946. Whilst in hospital a bible had been delivered to him. One day - he writes - I asked the nun who came to bathe me how it was that she and the other sisters were always so cheerful. "Why, ...read more
Contributed by Tim Zingale on Dec 11, 2000
A poem by Pastor Clinton Meininger from his book "Springs of Living Waters"tells us of the mysteries of life. He says: "All around me, Lord of life, My world is tumbling in. There’s nothing sure and nothing safe From gossip, greed and sin: And ...read more
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
I read of a Norwegian missionary, Marie Monsen, who served in China in the 1950s. She testified to the intervention of angels when Christians were in great danger. They had taken refuge in the mission compound only to be surrounded by looting soldiers and they were astonished to find that they ...read more
Contributed by Tim Zingale on Dec 19, 2000
"In late 18th century Poland, the Kaiser’s forces were burning all the Jewish villages. One village had been burned and nothing was left standing. As the sun came up the next morning an old Jewish gentlemen pounded a few boards together, made a sellers stall and opened it up for business. A ...read more