What is the White Path and how is Nomad a “type” of it? You see, the problem with Steve Rogers the fictional character is he is just too honest, honorable, pure of heart, and moral. His way of choosing his path is always based on integrity and justice. He’s always asking himself what is the right thing to do? That can get you in a lot of trouble in today’s world and put you on a hero’s path. (Not an easy mountain to climb.)
Maybe that worked in his previous life, but it didn’t take long for the new Steve Rogers to realize the world had changed while he was asleep. (The 10 Virgins?) Anyone who knew Steve could have predicted a huge fork in the road would quickly arise. Not only that, but they should have been able to see which path he would take. How about you? How about us? How have we done in facing our current culture in complete integrity? And which of the Seven Deadly Sins have been our greatest foes? For this culture constantly attacks the White Path and all those who desire to walk upon it with our Lord. What demons do you fight in the dark of the night? If you’ve had no battles, you better check your salvation.
What is this path Christ calls us to? Granted, it is not the same as our Marvel heroes have faced, but in some ways it is the same, and calls for a hero’s heart to walk upon it. I grew up loving comic books and so I just can’t help relating. Thor has always “sort of” been a picture of a spiritual warrior to me, because of his “Hammer”. God’s Word says, “Is not my Word like a hammer?” (Jer. 23:29) When Thor threw that hammer, I saw a spiritual warrior speaking the Word of God. I saw God’s Word going forth in battle! And now his hammer has gone through an evolution. It has become a hammer and axe! Need I remind what scriptures speak of in the axe? A word to the wise, and at such a time?
In Jeremiah 51:20 God speaks of a “Battleaxe” to be brought against Babylon. Do not take this lightly. Do not assume our modern church has not been caught up in the spirit of Babylon! And in Luke 3:9, John the Baptist preached: “And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees; every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.”
Very strong words concerning God’s axe. Will the original vine be grafted back in? The spirit of Babylon is creeping into our “system” like an evil Loki completely devoid of any heart or conscience. Only the White Path offers safety from his deceptive ways and the Seven Deadly Sins.
In getting back to the subject of the White Path…
Jesus said, “Yet there are some in the church in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes with evil. They will walk with me in white, for they are worthy. All who are victorious will be clothed in white. I will never erase their names from the Book of Life, but I will announce before my Father and his angels that they are mine.” (WOW.) Rev. 3: 4-5.
Are we guilty of taking the easy way? Would we have joined Nomad? As written in the last article, to be an outcast? A criminal hunted, even as David found himself hunted by the king. Have we chosen to be one of David’s mighty men? Or stayed with the easy path of the king with no clothes? Spiritual warfare is all about us, and it starts with integrity, honor, and a pure heart. Those who cling to a comfort zone simply because they lack integrity and honor will find themselves swirling in a world of the deadly sins. I’d rather be hunted by King Saul!
I take no joy that our modern church has become so much like King Saul. And like David, I have no desire to hurt the Church. God will judge each church. Other forces will take down all those not solid upon the Rock of Jesus, who showed us the servant’s path of self-sacrifice and LOVE. I speak of these things hoping the Church will wake-up, not fall like a King Saul.
Romans 13:8-14 speaks of this LOVE debt we have entered through Christ, but it also speaks of other very important things. It speaks of the Armor of Light, the shedding of our old sinful nature like taking off old clothes, and living a life in the Light for all to see! This set of scriptures is where I have decided to camp for a while. Grandpa White Feather has set his tipi right here in this weird place of using Infinity War/ Eternity War as an analogy of choosing the White Path and the spiritual warfare of the Seven Deadly Sins. Six living scriptures to fight those spiritually cancerous lifestyles.
And what of White Wolf? Nomad saved his friend. Somehow, he took him to a special place, Wakanda, where he hoped they would be able to help him, this place separated from the world, now trying to offer light to the world. In this place Winter Soldier, whose mind had been so brain-washed that he no longer even knew who he was, or who his special friend was, has now found healing and peace. Granted, it is but a “picture”, a carnal parallel to a spiritual truth, but how true and beautiful it is. Bucky has his sanity back. His brain is not full of evil, but he walks a white path with Nomad.
Jesus said if his people did not worship God and sing his praises, then the very rocks of the earth would offer worship to God. Is God using Hollywood in these movies, like the rocks, without them even knowing? All I know is that these movies of super heroes (supernatural?) have spoken to me for years. They have been a source of inspiration, because I have not found an easy path, I have found a path full of honor and passion. The LOVE debt we have entered IS a spiritual WAR. There is more involved than simply LOVING. There is everything that LOVING and God’s WISDOM leads us to. Romans 13:8-14 speaks of all this, and we shall speak more too…soon. In the meantime, Team Nomad or Team Ironman? Which are you? Nomad returned to simplicity and nature. Ironman clings to technology. Nothing is evil in itself, but what we choose to do with it. Do we know the proper balance? Will the common threat force these two heroes to find that balance? This is the White Path.