We Need More “Napoleons” Among Us!
Sitting in prison, broken and defeated, the Emperor Napoleon made an amazing assessment of Christ.
What if, in turn, more of our leaders in every sphere of our nation were convinced of the same vision of Christ that Napoleon gained when all else had failed for him?
This is what Napoleon said:
Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself have founded empires. But on what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force!
Jesus Christ alone founded His empire upon love: and at this hour millions of men would die for Him.
I have so inspired multitudes that they would die for me; but, after all, my presence was necessary—the lighting of my eye, my voice, a word from me—then the sacred fire was kindled in their hearts. Now that I am imprisoned at St. Helena, alone, chained upon this rock, who fights and wins empires for me now?
What an abyss between my deep misery and the eternal reign of Christ who is proclaimed, loved, adored and whose reign is extending over all the earth.
Colossians 3 says:
So, if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides . . . Look up and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from his perspective. (The Message)
Become a “Napoleon” for Jesus yourself!
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About the Author
Over the past 40 years, David Bryant has been defined by many as a “messenger of hope” and a “Christ proclaimer” to the Church throughout the world. Formerly a minister-at-large with the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, president of Concerts of Prayer International (COPI), and chairman of America’s National Prayer Committee, David now provides leadership to ChristNow.com and Proclaim Hope!, whose mission is to foster and serve Christ-awakening movements. Order his widely read books at DavidBryantBooks.com.