As a child my Saturday mornings were reserved for watching cartoons like Thunder Cats, Transformers, G. I. Joe, Gem, and I could go on and on. I reminisce on those days, and I am reminded of how simple life was. Admittedly, I sometimes long for the simplicity life offered me as a child, where my only concern was be deciding which cereal to eat while I watched my Saturday morning cartoons.
The other night I was up unusually late and turned on the TV. I was flipping channels and stumbled across Qubo, a children's network. I do not have any kids so I seldom pay attention to children's programming, but what made my hands freeze on the remote control this particular night was the fact that one of my favorite childhood cartoons was on this channel. I had not watched He-Man since I was maybe eight or nine years old. I cannot explain how excited I was to be watching this cartoon because it brought back so many great memories of Saturday mornings that my sister, brother and I shared.
As I watched the episode of He-Man that had an underlying message to kids about social responsibility and taking care of the Earth, God gave me a spiritual message. Of course, as a child I never noticed how many spiritual principles are wrapped up in He-Man, but as I watched I began to get revelation after revelation of the symbolism in this cartoon.
Adam is the prince of Eternia. He and his twin sister Adora were separated at birth by the wicked, Skeletor, whose mission is to overthrow Eternia so he can rule and reign instead of Prince Adam. Firstly, the prince's name is Adam just like the first man who God created in the Garden of Eden (Eternia) where he ruled and reigned until Satan (Skeletor) came along and separated Adam from his destiny. Just like Skeletor in the cartoon, Satan's main mission is to rule and reign over the Earth instead of man.
Prince Adam cannot battle against Skeletor's evilness by himself. When he is confronted by Skeletor's evilness he takes out his sword. Just like Prince Adam we also have a spiritual sword, which is the Word of God (I just noticed that sword without the “s” is word). Prince Adam raises his sword and says, "By the power of Grayskull I have the power". As a kid, I would be running around the house repeating these words, as I pretend to be a part of the cartoon also, not realizing how powerful what he was saying really is.
Grayskull in the cartoon holds many secrets and great power that must not be accessed by Skeletor because if he gets his hands on those secrets he would be unstoppable. Our Grayskull is heaven and all that is in heaven, which includes God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. When Prince Adam utters the words by the power of Grayskull I have the power he is then transformed into a super human being with extraordinary strength and ability. This alter ego is called He-Man. When Prince Adam holds up his sword and makes a confession he is supernaturally transformed and can perform super human feats.
I'm sure by now you can see where I am going with this. God has given us the Word as our defensive weapon against the enemy. Jesus wielded His spiritual sword in the wilderness when Satan attacked Him with temptation and the enemy retreated in defeat. Jesus spoke the words of scripture from the Old Testament. That is how we defeat the enemy in the spirit realm. It is by speaking the Word of God. When we hold fast to the Word like Prince Adam held fast to his sword and call on the power of Jesus we too will see a supernatural transformation in our lives.
By the power of the Holy Spirit we have the power also, and when we make this confession we will see the manifestation of His power in our lives. In John 14:14 Jesus says, "If you ask anything in my name, I will do it." From this scripture the church began to say after their prayers "in the name of Jesus", but what does that really mean? I think when we say this phrase we focus on the word "name" instead of the word "Jesus". We quote "it's a name above every other name", but what makes it that? Is it those five letters strung together? It’s really the power of Jesus himself. Jesus was saying if you ask anything in my power I will give it to you. Call upon my power and I will give it to you. Just like Prince Adam said by the power of Grayskull I have the power, we too must say by the Power of Jesus I have the power. In Jesus we have the power!
When we say in Jesus’ name we are invoking the power of Jesus, and should be cognizant of that fact every time we say those words so that we expect the supernatural to follow. When Prince Adam uttered those words he always expected something supernatural to happen (we all did too as we watched the cartoon), and it always happened.
God wants to transform us by His power to regain power and authority over the Earth. In Jesus’ name we have that power, and as we speak it fully aware and expectant of the supernatural we will see the manifestation of Jesus’ promise to us. “Jesus said, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Listen, I have given you power to walk on snakes and scorpions, power that is greater than the enemy has. So nothing will hurt you’.” (Luke 10:19)
He is waiting for us to walk in that power, and now is the time to walk in that power. It is time for us to be the masters of our universe. We have the power!