We Americans love a great “comeback” story. We are disappointed when the underdog, or Superhero doesn’t end up with the victory. Many times, it seems like the villain is winning, or has won, just to be surprised and ultimately defeated and brought to justice.
If you truly think about it, these aren’t realistically comeback stories. The writers, producers, and directors already know the ending. The characters themselves even know the ending! Comeback stories and happily ever afters make money! (But that’s on a different note).
Anyway, I relate this to the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. When He went down into the grave, Satan must’ve thought he’d won. What a fool he was to think so. Jesus rose with ALL Power and victory in His hands!
It’s not truly a comeback story. Greater than the creators of the movies we watch, who already know the endings of their stories, is God and our Savior Jesus, who already knew what was beyond the cross, and the grave–Resurrection! Life! Power! Victory!
So, I proceeded to think about how this related to my life. I asked myself, “What areas in your life does it seem like the enemy has gotten the victory? I was then encouraged by the story of the cross, death, and resurrection that the illusion of my defeat is but for a moment! The Author and Finisher of my fate already knew the ending when he created me! I already have the victory! Hallelujah!
Now claim that for yourself! The illusion of your defeat is but for a moment! You already have the victory! Say it aloud! Now praise Jesus like you’ve never praised Him before! Hallelujah!!!
Matthew 28:18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
1 John 5:4 For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
1 Corin. 15:54, 57 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
John 12:32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.