One Torah For All

One Torah shall be to him that is home-born, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.
Exodus 12:49

Where’s My Super Hero?

In a world run amok, we need a super hero to rescue us. In fact, most people feel so out of control of their own personal lives, they would easily welcome a super hero to rescue them and set all things right. With this type of mindset being so prevalent, it is no wonder then that the genre of movie which does well at the box office is that with a super hero, particularly from comic books.

Before the internet, before TV was so popular, there were comic books for young boys and girls to read. Many of us cut our reading teeth on these popular magazines. We liked the super heroes and how they nearly always won in the end and set all things right. We could use a little of that reality in our world today!

We had all types of super heroes: smart ones, funny ones, strong ones, ordinary ones, ones with super powers, ones without super powers who used gadgets; you name it, there is most likely a super hero like that! What many may not realize is, this is not a modern day phenomenon. The stars of full of super heroes set forth in the constellations. These go back before history began being recorded. So the idea of a rescuer is nothing new. Man has needed someone to help him out of his predicament for a long time.

So, where is my super hero?

Romans 7:24
Wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me out of the body of this death?

Interestingly enough, even Shaul pretty much asked this same question. The good thing for us is that he answered his own question.

Romans 8:1
There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Mashiach Yeshua.

Now, we all know that already. However, we have not seen these verses in light of Mashiach being our super hero, which is kind of sad, really. Yea, it may even be deadly not to see this. Why?

Please consider that there is a man coming who shall exhibit super powers.

2nd Thessalonians 2:9
whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

As anyone who has read comics or seen a super hero movie knows, with any super hero there is always a super villain as well. Make no mistake about it, this particular man will be a super hero of the highest caliber, at least in the beginning. The comic books, cartoons, TV shows, and movies depicting super heroes have set the stage for the rise of this man and for this man to be accepted by the masses as the answer to the world’s problems. And he will have answers, at least in the beginning; or at least appear to have answers, until he is seen for the super villain he truly is.

This longing by the world for a super hero is dangerous and deadly. It shall be satisfied by the rise of this one man; Scripture tells us so. Let us prayerfully consider what type of man he may be according to Scripture.

Matithyah (Matthew) 24:37
“And as were the days of Noach, so shall be the coming of the Son of man.”

While Yeshua specifically mentioned certain likenesses between His own return and the days of Noach, there may be other similarities not mentioned as well. For example, let us consider the following passage recorded about the days of Noach.

B’reshit (Genesis) 6:4
The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of Elohim came unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown.

Scripture tells us that these mighty me of old, these men of renown, were the result of mixing the DNA of human women and (fallen) angels, that is, the sons of Elohim. We say fallen, because we cannot imagine nor understand any scenario in which a messenger of YHWH could create such a being and stay in the good graces of his Creator.

These Nephilim had a world renowned reputation for being mighty men. Many cultures have tales of half-man/half-god men who were looked upon as demigods. Sometimes these half-gods were even worshipped. Many dismiss these tales as pure fantasy. I do not dismiss them as pure fantasy because of what Scripture contains concerning these men. Likely, these tails have received a few embellishments over the ages. The fact remains, these were no ordinary men, nor were there feats of strength normal.

Considering the fact that Scripture clearly points out that these men of renown had two lines of DNA within them, it should give us pause to carefully and prayerfully consider what we have come to accept in our own world as commonplace. That is, we have so many genetically modified organisms in our world, that we have shortened its name to “GMO.” I dare say, at least in the western world, it is doubtful that there is anyone who has not come into direct contact with some type of GMO. The gene splicing which happens today is between different species of plants, different species of animals, between plants and animals, and perhaps most frightening of all, between man and beast. The race is on among these DNA manipulators to “create” the perfect man. Let’s see, isn’t this what Adolf Hitler was trying to do, to create a perfect race? So what is the difference?

Whatever success these “scientists” stumble into, the result will be something not completely human. It will be something other than human. The result may well be a conflict between these supra-humans and humans. Here is a question to ponder: In the days of Noach only Noach and his family, eight people total, were left alive after the flood. The flood came and destroyed all other human life off of the face of the earth. We know it is because only Noach was found to be righteous. But is there more to this story than we have previously considered? Could it be that the DNA manipulation of Noach's day had become so prevalent that only Noach, his wife, his sons and their wives, were the only ones left who were still completely human? We cannot say for certain, but it is something to ponder.

We ponder this because of what we see happening in our own day. Could the DNA manipulation get away from the scientists and infect the population at large? It seems likely! It gives new meaning to the words of Yeshua, “And as were the days of Noach, so shall be the coming of the Son of man.”

We are witnessing a return to days just like the days of Noach. This is true on many levels. Beware of the rise of super heroes in our day. Especially beware of the rise of a supreme super hero who is, in actuality, a super villain.

Shabbat Shalom
Zerubbabel ben Emunah