I’m Gonna Kill The Bear


Charles:    We’ll have to distract him and trap him, but it can be done.
Do you believe it, Bob?
You believe it?
Robert:    I don’t know Charles.
I don’t think it’ll work.
Charles:   It will work!
Robert:    No!
Charles:   It will work.  What one man can do another can do.
Robert:    You can’t kill the bear, Charles.  He’s…
He’s ahead of us all the time, like he’s reading our minds.
He’s stalking us, for God’s sakes!
Charles:   You want to die out here, huh? Well, then die.
But I tell you what… I’m not gonna die. No, sirree. I’m not gonna die. No, I’m gonna kill the bear. Say it, “I’m gonna kill the bear. I’m gonna kill the bear!” Say it!
Robert:   I’m gonna kill the bear.

This dialogue comes from a great movie, “The Edge” with Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin.

When I saw this movie I was battling rejection from years as a severe stutterer.

I was hassled by massive insecurity issues.

The devils of fear, which had tormented me from childhood, still played mayhem with my thoughts.

The first rays of self-esteem were breaking through cobwebs of profound rejection.

I had dwelt must of my life in the house of comparing myself to others and the dungeon of self-criticism.

As this famous dialogue between Alec Baldwin and Anthony Hopkins transpired, God broke through.

Trapped in icy Alaskan tundra after an airplane crash, Hopkins and Baldwin are being stalked by a killer grizzly bear (Bart, the Bear).  Baldwin (Robert) is convinced that he and Hopkins (Charles) will come to a ghastly end in the teeth of this huge creature.

Baldwin paralyzed by dread is angrily challenged by Hopkins and his famous words.

“What one man can do another can do…” . But I tell you what… I’m not gonna die. No, sirree. I’m not gonna die. No, I’m gonna kill the bear. Say it, “I’m gonna kill the bear. I’m gonna kill the bear!” Say it!

I’m gonna kill the bear!!!   I’m gonna kill the bear!!!

At that instant and in this scene, God’s lightning bolt knocked me off  from the horse of fear as His voice boomed into my heart.

It was the beginning of my road to victory.

What Billy Graham can do, you can do.

What Billy Graham can do, you can do. :  Say it again!

What Billy Graham can do, you can do. What Billy Graham can do, you can do.

I’m gonna kill the bear of comparison!” Say it! I’m gonna kill the bear of comparison. Say it again.

What Kathryn Kuhlman can do, you can do.

What Kathryn Kuhlman can do, you can do. :  Say it again!

What Kathryn Kuhlman can do, you can do. What Kathryn Kuhlman can do, I can do.

I’m gonna kill the bear of fear!” Say it! I’m gonna kill the bear of fear. Say it again.

What Smith Wigglesworth can do, you can do.

What Smith Wigglesworth can do, you can do. :  Say it again!

What Smith Wigglesworth can do, you can do.   What Smith Wigglesworth can do, you can do

I’m gonna kill the bear of rejection!” Say it! I’m gonna kill the bear of rejection.  Say it again.

What Charles Finney can do, you can do.

What Charles Finney can do, you can do.    Say it again!

What Charles Finney can do, you can do. What Charles Finney can do, you can do.

I’m gonna kill the bear of pain!” Say it! I’m gonna kill the bear of pain. Say it again.

Go, and kill your bears;  I say to you again…. GO KILL YOUR BEARS!

 

The “I’m Gonna Kill The Bear” Scene on You Tube

http://bit.ly/cAYMFw

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