Checkmated Loser!

     One of the world’s famous board game is Chess. The objective of this game is to ‘checkmate’ the opponent’s king by placing it under an inescapable threat of capture. In other words, the king is cornered in various ways. The king can’t move and loses the game.

     The Bible tells us that Satan is cornered in every ways and he is checkmated by Jesus. He has no way to run, he is loser and he knows it. The book of Genesis broadcasted his defeat saying God will bruise the serpent’s head (3:15). This message did not stop there. Constantly, during the course of bible history, God portrayed that God is the VICTOR and Satan as the LOSER. We observed how God has been victoriously defeated recalcitrant Satan in the life story of Job. God even revealed to us in Isaiah, Ezekiel, Zechariah, Daniel and Revelation that victory belongs to God and His people alone. Rebellious Satan knows that he can’t go against Creator and His people.

    After Jesus’s 40 days of fasting, Lord Jesus verified to us that He is Victor over Satan. Jesus Rebuked Satan! This is not the first time. Prophet Zechariah wrote that the LORD said to Satan, “The LORD REBUKE you, Satan! Indeed, the LORD who has chosen Jerusalem REBUKE you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?”(ESV) – Zechariah 3:2. In New Testament, Apostle Paul penned to the believers in the city of Rome, saying “The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet the grace of our Lord Jesus be with you” (ESV) – Romans 16:20. Satan is portrayed in the Holy Bible, as one who has been constantly defeated. He is defeated in heaven and also in earth. Apostle Paul continues by giving us a greatest assurance saying that, “For He (Jesus) must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet” (ESV) – 1 Corinthians 15:25. As it was destined in the Heaven and Garden of Eden, he was defeated; he will be crushed and he will be eradicated forever.

    At the Patmos Island, Apostle John the Revelator penned what was revealed to him by Jesus regarding Satan’s destiny. Revelation 20:7-10 says, “And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison and will come out to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea. And they marched up over the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, but fire came down from heaven and consumed them, and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. (ESV) Finally, Satan will be eradicated forever.

    Jesus will reign forever. All we have to do as God’s people are to Love Jesus and be His allegiance. When Victorious Jesus is for us, Loser Satan couldn’t touch our life. I’m leaving you with this assurance that we are chosen to be victors and not losers. As long as we are in God’s covenant, we are VICTORS and this is our destiny.

Prayer: Dear Victor Lord Jesus, thank you for your marvellous protection and promises of victories in our life. Continue to protect and fight for us. Amen.