Winning Team

God speaks more languages than we even know. He not only can speak every language that is known, He can and does speak in parabolic language to us that we will understand. To an agriculturally based culture in scripture He spoke about sheep and shepherds; wheat and chaff; sowers and seed. To you and me and He speaks a language we can understand, and today the Lord spoke to me in the language of football. I love the sport called American Football. I love playing it and I love watching it. The Lord knows this about me, so this morning when He used football to show me something, I understood whaat He was saying and if you are a football fan, you will understand this as well.

When Jesus walked the earth in human flesh, He was a player on the field of the earth. When He rose from the dead He became our heavenly coach. He is still very involved in the game on earth, but He is no longer a player, but now is a coach. He sends in the game plan for us to execute. He trains the team; He sets the players in their correct positions; He is fully engaged as coach. Our job then is to let Him coach us from the heavenly realm and we are to execute the plays He sends in.

Paul in Romans 8:37 then says this, “No matter what comes, we will always taste victory through Him who loved us.” He is not just our coach, He is our Head, our Father, our Advocate, our Redeemer, He is our everything. Our job is to stay in the position He has placed us, run the plays He has given to us, and work in unison with the team He has joined us with in this generation. This picture of Jesus as our heavenly seated coach was a fresh perspective for me on how intimately involved He is with us here on earth and how honored I am to be a player on His team.

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