Superman never fails, or so the illustrated narratives would want to show us.
He comes to the rescue – swooping into a situation and exercising his muscles to save the day.
God can ‘sweep’ into a situation with ‘Divine Intervention’ .
Whether in given situations or in people’s personal lives.
Divine intervention – What is it?
According to Wikipedia:
Divine intervention is a purported miracle caused by a deity’s active involvement in the human world.
I think it is true to say that in accessing Wikipedia I have accessed a source of information that most – if not all – accept as authoritative (?).
For the Christian, however, the first source of reference for information of this kind, is of course the book we call The Bible.
Notice – Wikipedia uses the word: ‘purported’.
Here we go defining again:
as appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; allegedly:
Notice the injection of doubt? – ‘not necessarily so…allegedly…and the first mentioned: ‘purported’’
All statements worded in this way, are written to suit the compiler of definitions himself, or to satisfy the skeptical agnostics or unbelievers.
I guess its an attempt to please all the people – all of the time. But it fails, – as it doesn’t please me.
There are many examples of divine intervention in the Bible. God – dividing the Red Sea. God consuming Elijah’s water-soaked sacrifice, Mose’s revelation of the burning bush, burning but not consumed, the conceiving of children when it was past the age of conception for the woman, angels appearing to a bunch of shepherds, a donkey talking to a man, five loaves and two fish feeding 5,000 plus and so on. I will add an etc. etc. here.
For some these are divine fairy tales.
For the believing Christian it is truly – divine intervention, and I have listed only a few.
God intervenes in major and minor ways.
He intervened in my life in a powerful and unmistakable way. I am extremely thankful for this intervention, It was so powerful and real I will never forget it, and it is the foundation upon which my faith is built, being a Revelation of Jesus Christ.
I do not experience this the same way or to the same degree every day.
That is how it is meant to be.
God doesn’t need to intervene, or introduce Himself in the same manner, as He is an abiding presence in my life, already.
But I am so thankful for His unique introduction in the first instance.
He can intervene miraculously if He so chooses, but not to convince me of His existence, He has already done that.
How many of my friends and I would love to see that Divine Intervention again in our nation and the nations of the world. We, as Christians, have put the title ‘Revival’ upon such interventions.
Elijah once considered himself the ‘only one left’ but God had secret plans, revealed in response to Elijah’s ‘I only am left’ – complex.
God revealed to Elijah that He had reserved for Himself 7,000 who had not bowed the knee to worship the false-deity called Baal.
Are you among the 7,000+ who have not bowed the knee to false gods?
…Or do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel, saying, 3 “Lord, they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life”? 4 But what does the divine response say to him? “I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” 5 Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant…
I almost feel like starting a survey and getting you to sign it – if you have experienced the divine intervention of Jesus in your life, and you are therefore ‘all-time voting for Him!’
As God intervened in the life of the world taking upon Himself the clothing of flesh in a virgin’s womb – and we have allocated this time of year to remember Him doing so – remember also that this was divine intervention – Jesus Christ has come in the flesh!
II John 1/7
For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.