Pastor Steven Reyes
posted on January 21, 2017 00:01
Luke 14.31 — Or what king, going to make war against another king, sits not down first, and consults whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
We have a new President. The battle was intense. And while our recent history has been characterized by political madness, this one was particularly vulgar and spiteful. But one thing is certain: the winner surprised everybody except himself. Especially the guy that had to introduce him to the people as their next President!
Well, almost everybody. Actually, there were a few voices that tried to get others to see that it would turn out the way it did, but they were dismissed out of hand. And the winner was mocked just as hard. They told him it was foolish for him to even consider this. Almost every significant voice in the media and entertainment industry told him there was just no chance, and he needed to just go away.
But he didn’t just go away.
And He proved them all wrong.
It reminds me of the verse above in Luke. I’m impressed that this king even came to the table to open the discussion! When you're outnumbered 2 to 1 you generally don't even think about it. Facts are facts; polls said 95 to 99% chance of losing. Why even go into the battle with those odds?
Not this king. This guy is *looking* for a way to win; he's looking for victory in the context of certain defeat. And I'm convinced that when we go into battle with that mindset against the enemy, we win. We always win.
Today, as we consider Lighthouse’s vision for this year, let’s be those who believe for the impossible! Let’s not allow anything to deter us from the victorious destiny that is ours in God.
All things are possible to him who believes!
Pastors Steve & Deena