God's record is better than University of Michigan's

October 29, 2021
Church family: Do you know who the top three most winning college football teams are in the history of NCAA games? Are you ready? As of today, first place goes to University of Michigan with 978 wins. Second place goes to University of Alabama with 938 wins. Third place goes to Ohio State with 936 wins. That is very impressive, but you know what? Each one of these top three winning teams has lost 27% of all their games they have ever played. That means that they are losers 27% of the time. As followers of Christ, Children of the One True living God, we are promised to be winners 100% of the time with no losses ever in our history, and no losses coming in our future. When you are part of God's family He wants you to trust that His purposes will always prevail as He works them out perfectly. He wants you to trust in Him that He will always lead you to a win in every situation as you live in the kingdom of man, the beast. This is the main point of the dream that God gave Daniel in Babylon in Daniel 7. We see this repeatedly each week as we go through every chapter of the Bible. God wins and so do those who make up His faithful family.

In Daniel's dream God wants us to understand that as this world seeks to live in rebellion against Him, it will always behave very beastly. God paints the picture that every worldly kingdom is an anti-God beast. They want to have nothing to do with Him, so they continuously fight against Him and His people, the Church. In fact, God tells us through Daniel’s dream, that this battle will happen continually until the second coming of Jesus Christ, the Son of Man (7:13-14).

The beastly kingdoms are at perpetual war with God’s Kingdom as it “speaks words against the Most High and shall wear out the saints of the Most High" (Daniel 7:25).  First, do you think that the words that the beast hurls towards God, the Ancient of Days, has any impact on Him? God tells us very clearly through scripture, He will judge their every word. He is not worried about the words of the beastly world.

But, what about the beast wearing us, the saints, out? That sounds like that could be uncomfortable for a little bit. Well, how does the beast wear us out? That word here means to wear out, wear down, oppress, persecute, torment. Do you ever feel that way as you live in this beastly world? If you say yes, then Daniel’s dream is for you. What are we to do? First, when that happens call that "wearing down" what God calls it - "from the beast." Acknowledge the source. That torment is coming from the kingdom of man and it is trying to wear me out! Second, God wants you to infinitely understand that no matter how great the attempts of the beast are "to wear you out" - you have dominion over the beast and his kingdom, the kingdom of man. You have dominion and authority to rule over this beastly kingdom because of the Son of Man and what He accomplished for us on the cross. You belong to an everlasting Kingdom that never incurs a loss. It always wins. Even when the Son of Man was falsely accused and murdered by the kingdom of man that was not a defeat but a victory for God's Kingdom. God’s Kingdom won the greatest battle of all time, as He used the beast to fulfill His purpose, making Jesus the firstborn from the dead so that we will also do the same. When our physical battles in this beastly world result in physical death, we both spiritually and physically win. We will not only immediately be in God's presence spiritually but we will also experience a glorified body for eternity. It’s a win-win. We are undefeated and always will be undefeated in Jesus Christ, the Son of Man. Our record is 100% winner and 0% loser and it always will be. Let's live like it!

Daniel 7:27 And the kingdom and the dominion and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High; his kingdom shall be an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.’

I look forward to worshipping The Most High with you Sunday, Steve

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