THE KING HAS ONE
Several years ago, I found a sermon on youtube by a preacher entitled “The King has One More Move.” If you don’t know the story, there is a painting that at one time, was held at the Louvre in Paris, originally titled Die Schachspieler “The Chess Players,” also known as “Checkmate,” by the artist Friedrich Moritz August Retzsch
The painting depicts Satan playing chess vs. a human; appearing, as if Satan has won, declaring “Checkmate.” One version of the story follows that a legendary late 1800’s American chess champion, Paul Morphy, happened to see the painting at a museum and noticed that it was in fact, not “Checkmate.” The King had one more move...
Since then, I have remembered that lesson. The King of all kings Jesus Christ, always has one more move in our lives. Satan never has us checkmated. Satan is the ultimate deceiver though. He is capable of completely convincing you that he does have you checkmated in life, but actually, he doesn’t. Satan is the loser. God is the winner.
Jesus Christ has already claimed the victory for us. He has already claimed the victory against Satan. They aren’t even on the same level. Michael the Archangel threw Satan out of Heaven and will eventually cast him into the lake of fire for eternity after the Millennium. Jesus Christ did one better than just winning though...
God Details His Moves in Advance
He gave us all of His moves in the Bible in advance! All of God’s prophecies in the Bible have been realized up to this point. All of His future prophecies that we will watch play out, will happen! Satan already knows all of His moves; yet,
is unable to do anything to stop God.
God Details Satan's Moves in Advance
God has also already shown us Satan's moves against us! He shows us in the Bible exactly what Satan is going to do to deceive us and how we can apply that knowledge on a daily basis, along with leveraging the power of Jesus Christ by simply calling on His name, to defeat Satan's attacks on a daily basis.
We Already Have the Eternal Victory
It’s exciting as a Christian to know you are on the winning team. We get to watch the future unfold just as Jesus Christ prophesied in the Bible.
He wins every time.
The Grand Chessboard of Life
This book is going to give you insight into many of God’s major prophecies that have occurred and what to expect next on the grand chessboard of life. We already see the pieces on the chessboard... just as He said they would be. Now we get to watch it all play out, already knowing the results! It’s an exciting time to be alive as a Christian.
Philippians 4:13 (KJV)
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Are you saved?
Have you claimed the eternal victory already won by Jesus Christ for your life?