I promised my grandson I would take him to see the Avengers movie as soon as it came out and when I heard the premier was coming I knew I was going to have to keep that promise, like it or not. I was purchasing the tickets online and told him we could buy tickets to see it 3D if he would like. He looked at me for a moment and cleared his throat and I wondered what was coming, then he spoke, “Are you allowed to watch 3D movies?” I asked him why on earth he would think I wasn’t allowed to watch something in 3D, “Well your eyes, are you allowed with your eyes?” I assured him that there was no reason why I wouldn’t be able to watch the movie with him in 3D and I still can’t figure out whether he thought I was too old or what, but I can report that I put on the 3D glasses and watched the mayhem and destruction as I flinched and dodged objects that seemed to be flying out of the screen and onto my head! I made the promise that I would do it and even though I really didn’t want to, I did.
Jesus had a bunch of men, chosen to be sure, but just ordinary men, and He was constantly having to explain the parables to them and speak emphatically and using the word “verily”, which was used by Jesus 99 out of 113 times that it was used in the whole Bible. It means in truth; really; indeed. He gave them promises Matthew 18:18-20 “Take this most seriously: A yes on earth is yes in heaven; a no on earth is no in heaven. What you say to one another is eternal. I mean this. When two of you get together on anything at all on earth and make a prayer of it, my Father in heaven goes into action. And when two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I’ll be there.”
John 6:47 I’m telling you the most solemn and sober truth now: Whoever believes in me has real life, eternal life. I am the Bread of Life.
In that small selection of verses, in which He vowed the truth, how many times did you see a criticism of His enemy, the devil, the Romans, or anyone? No, He promised us answered prayers, through the unity of agreement, food for our soul through Himself, the Bread of Life, and then He promised the ultimate, ETERNAL LIFE!
Did He hedge or mince words? No, He spoke the truth straight forward, He told us what to believe and only spoke of the enemy in John 10:10 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. The only promises we can truly believe are found in the Bible, if Jesus said it, I accept it, I believe it, and that settles it for me!
And by the way, I promised my grandson that I would see Batman VS Superman with him and I did it, even though I had trouble finding my Wonder Woman costume!