Spoiler Alert

linking with Five Minute Friday at katemotaung.com – write for five minutes on a given prompt, which today is “lose”, also linking with Let Us Grow


If you look at the state of the world, it looks like the enemy’s winning.

You see 50 people gunned down in a night club, and a hard-working MP murdered on the street, leaving a grieving husband and two motherless children.

You see war and terrorism, poverty and homelessness, broken relationships, people’s lives destroyed by drugs and abuse and illness.

I could go on…

But I won’t.

Because this is not how it ends.

Normally I wouldn’t spoil the end of the story, but this is one case where I think it’s okay to take a look at the last page and see where all this is leading.  I think, if we’re going to hold onto hope, we’re going to have to look ahead.

Because in the end, the enemy, who seems so powerful now, is going to lose.  In fact, he has already lost because Jesus has won the victory.

“They will go to war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will defeat them because he is the Lord of all lords and the King of all kings.”  (Revelation 17:14)

Jesus says: “Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows.  But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”  (John 16:33)

So, in the midst of the struggles and the suffering we can take heart, because we know how it ends and the outcome has been decided.

The enemy loses…

And Jesus wins!

  Let Us Grow



20 thoughts on “Spoiler Alert

  1. Yes God’s love always wins! So much THIS: “Because in the end, the enemy, who seems so powerful now, is going to lose. In fact, he has already lost because Jesus has won the victory.” I’m in the #3 spot this week.

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  2. Carly,
    Oh how I noticed the war on my spirit this week. Too much negative backlash broke out after Orlando between people who are normally on the same team. Pro-gun, anti-gun, arguing over who is right, and really when we fight, even if we win? We lose.
    So thankful for your truth and hope in this post. Spirit-led indeed!
    (#45 tonight)

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    1. Thanks, Michele. Even though we know how the story ends it is easy to lose sight of that when we see the circumstances around us. It is good to keep reminding ourselves and one another.

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