Summary: Learn about how to hold tight to your Father’s strength and lean hard on his right hand.
Who’s Your Daddy Series
My Daddy is Stronger Than Superman
Recap: Romans 8:15 “For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, ‘Abba, Father.’”
1 John 3:1 “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!”
Story of Two Boys Fighting About Daddies.
Daddy competitions are for the birds. BUT, there is one daddy who really is Big Daddy. God is greater, stronger, faster, smarter, bigger, and can beat up anybody’s daddy.
Deuteronomy 3:24 "O Sovereign Lord , you have begun to show to your servant your greatness and your strong hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do the deeds and mighty works you do?”
Psalm 9:9 “The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.”
Psalm 62:11-12 One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard: that you, O God, are strong, and that you, O Lord, are loving. Surely you will reward each person according to what he has done.”
One important thing you must know about your Daddy is that not only is He a Dad that protects, but He’s given you His Strength to protect yourself. Here’s what I like to call the 4 Self Defense Techniques:
1. Make Him Your Strength
Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 52:6-8 “The righteous also shall see and be in reverent fear and awe, but about you they will laugh, saying, ‘See, this is the man who did not make God his strength (his stronghold and high tower) but trusted in and confidently relied on the abundance of his riches, seeking refuge and security for himself through his wickedness. But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in and confidently rely on the loving-kindness and the mercy of God forever and ever.’”
2. Use Your Strength
Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”
(Amp) “I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].”
John 14:12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.”
3. Don’t Abuse Your Strength
Judges 16:4-21 “4After this he loved a woman in the Valley of Sorek whose name was Delilah. 5And the lords of the Philistines came to her and said to her, Entice him and see in what his great strength lies, and by what means we may overpower him that we may bind him to subdue him. And we will each give you 1,100 pieces of silver. 6And Delilah said to Samson, Tell me, I pray you, wherein your great strength lies, and with what you might be bound to subdue you. 7And Samson said to her, If they bind me with seven fresh, strong gutstrings, still moist, then shall I be weak and be like any other man.
8Then the Philistine lords brought to her seven fresh, strong bowstrings, still moist, and she bound him with them. 9Now she had men lying in wait in an inner room. And she said to him, The Philistines are upon you, Samson! And he broke the bowstrings as a string of tow breaks when it touches the fire. So the secret of his strength was not known. 10And Delilah said to Samson, Behold, you have mocked me and told me lies; now tell me, I pray you, how you might be bound. 11And he said to her, If they bind me fast with new ropes that have not been used, then I shall become weak and be like any other man.
12So Delilah took new ropes and bound him with them and said to him, The Philistines are upon you, Samson! And the men lying in wait were in the inner room. But he snapped the ropes off his arms like [sewing] thread.
13And Delilah said to Samson, Until now you have mocked me and told me lies; tell me with what you might be bound. And he said to her, If you weave the seven braids of [the hair of] my head with the web. 14And she did so and fastened it with the pin and said to him, The Philistines are upon you, Samson! And he awoke out of his sleep and went away with the pin of the [weaver’s] beam and with the web. 15And she said to him, How can you say, I love you, when your heart is not with me? You have mocked me these three times and have not told me in what your great strength lies. 16And when she pressed him day after day with her words and urged him, he was vexed to death.