If you have ever seen a circus arrive in town, you have seen the elephants standing out in a parking lot or somewhere, tethered around one leg with a chain attached to a peg in the ground. These elephants are huge, powerful beasts. Any of them could rip that peg out of the ground anytime they feel like it. They certainly have the power. But the elephants don’t budge. Do you know why? Because since they were little baby elephants, they have been taught that when the trainer puts that chain around their leg, they have no power to do anything. Why are the elephants chained up? Because they are in town to perform, not to dem0nstrate their power. Do you see where I am going? As Christians, we are in town to demonstrate the power and authority of God. We are not here to perform for the devil like his circus animals or his spiritual puppets. But Satan has fooled a lot of us. He has put his puny little chain around our leg, and we are convinced we can’t do anything. We go around dragging that chain on our leg, even while we are saying, Oh yes I know He is able. We are all chained up, even while we’re singing about a God who is so high we can’t get over Him, and so wide we can’t get around Him. And all the while, that chain rattling, and Satan and his demons are eating cotton candy and enjoying the show. But the Church is not in town to perform. Christ has delegated His incomparable authority to us. He has exalted the church with himself, and put us on display as Exhibit A of His grace and power. It’s time for you and me to pull that peg out of the ground and begin Walking,Talking, and acting like who we are in Christ. He has set us free ( John 8:32 ) Tune in next week for more of god’s powerful word.