Several years ago, I found a sermon on youtube by a preacher entitled "The King has One More Move."
If you don't know the story, there is a painting that at one time, was held at the Louvre in Paris, originally titled Die Schachspieler "The Chess Players," also known as "Checkmate," by the artist Friedrich Moritz August Retzsch(1779-1857).
The painting depicts Satan playing chess vs. a human; appearing, as if Satan has won, declaring "Checkmate." One version of the story follows that a legendary late 1800's American chess champion, Paul Morphy, happened to see the painting at a museum and noticed that it was in fact, not "Checkmate." The King had one more move...
Since then, I have remembered that lesson. The King of all kings, Jesus Christ, always has one more move in our lives.
Satan never has us checkmated. Satan is the ultimate deceiver though. He is capable of completely convincing you that he does have you checkmated in life, but actually, he doesn't. Satan is the loser. God is the winner.
Jesus Christ has already claimed the victory for us. He has already claimed the victory against Satan. We just have to receive it by receiving Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
Satan vs. God
They aren't even on the same level.
Michael the Archangel, threw Satan out of Heaven and will eventually cast him into the lake of fire for eternity after the Millennium.
Jesus Christ did one better than just winning though...
God Details His Moves in Advance
He gave us all of His moves in the Bible in advance! All of God's prophecies in the Bible have been realized up to this point.
All of His future prophecies that we will watch play out, will happen! Satan already knows all of His moves; yet, has been unable to do anything to stop God.
The Grand Chessboard of Life
God tells us about the positioning of the pieces on the chessboard and what moves He'll make and when.
Now we get to watch it all play out, already knowing the results! It's an exciting time to be alive as a Christian.
Philippians 4:13 (KJV)
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Are you saved?
Have you claimed the eternal victory for your life that Jesus Christ already won?
Romans 10:9-10 (NKJV)
9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.