The Last Word

I have told you all this so that you may have peace in Me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart because I have overcome the world....John 16:33....."The last word will be spoken by God, and the last word is 'victory.' " E. Stanley Jones

 

So many of us are much more familiar with Jesus' words than we have ever wanted to be. Trials and sorrows can seem to make up the majority of our lives at times. For you, it may well be at this time. If that's what you're walking through right now, you're likely experiencing a plethora of emotions, having an abundance of thoughts shooting at and through your mind. Pain, sorrow, anger, bitterness, despair and hopelessness are possibly, even likely among them. A lot of words and questions are surfacing. Some come from our heart, and others from the enemy of our soul. Words and questions that ask why has this happened, and where is our God? Words, questions and statements that say we have entered the place of hopelessness, that there is no coming back from this horrible place. We've failed, we're defeated, life can never be good again. An avalanche of words. An avalanche, that like any avalanche, seeks to bury us alive, and leave us for death. We our powerless against this avalanche, but the risen Christ is not. Under the rubble of words, statements, and circumstances, He whispers into our hearts and spirit, "Take heart.....I have overcome the world. I have overcome all that is happening in your world." 

Most of us know what it is like to be engaged in a discussion/conflict with someone who must have the last word. No one seeks that more than satan, our great enemy. He wants to have the last word with us in every time and place, and he means for that last word to spell our doom and death. His last word is meant to keep us trapped under the rubble of all that has happened to us, been done to or by us. If we believe him, we will never come out of the rubble. What we must know is that everything he says is a lie, yet it will sound so much like the truth, because he mixes some truth into every one of his lies. This is why our hearts must be in tune, in step, with the heart and voice of Christ. The whisper of His Spirit silences the shouts and screams of hell. And with a word, the rubble of our circumstances, our failures, and our sins, is removed. He, and not our enemy, has the last word, and as Jones say, that word is "victory."

You may feel yourself trapped under the rubble of an avalanche of trouble, failure, sorrow and loss. That's where the enemy and his lies will seek to keep you. Yet the words of his lies are not the last words to be spoken to you. The Words of the King are. Be still. Know that He is God. He will speak. He is speaking now. His last word in every situation is an eternal one. Victory. Victory that leads to all the fullness of His life. Come forth from the rubble, into His Life. Life that He now makes your life.

Blessings,
Pastor O

 

 

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