In a calculated move
Life is like a game of chess…
Where every manoeuvre has a mission
With a final quest.
We are mere pawns
And when the enemy of our soul,
Takes advantage we’re certainly all at risk
Where checkmate can unfold.
Are we at a stalemate
With no legal position to play;
Where our conflict has reached an impasse
Where no resolution will stay?
When the King cannot escape
He’s arrested and checkmated;
Defeated and outwitted indeed
Subsequently becoming ill-fated.
The devil thought he had a checkmate
When our King hung on the cross…
But our Victor rose after three days
As the kingdom of darkness suffered great loss.
Our King of kings and Lord of lords
Was never checkmated at all,
Since all victories belong to Him
And now our name He calls.
Are we checkmated with nowhere to run?
Since a swindle cannot succeed
Have we become as stalemate,
When we’re cornered by God indeed?
As the endgame proceeds to checkmate
With a victorious conclusion;
The opponent’s King is thwarted
Conquered and baffled through confusion.
As this simulated war
Eliminates our opponent’s pieces,
Let’s keep a check on our spiritual condition
Before trouble it unleashes.
We’re at the final stages
And the endgame is imminent;
Let’s not be checkmated by our opponent
As we humble ourselves and repent.
(C) P.B. 2020
“Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet.” 1 Corinthians 15:24-25
“By this I know that You are well pleased with me, because my enemy does not triumph over me.” Psalm 41:11
“Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honour and glory forever and ever. Amen.” 1 Timothy 1:17
“KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.” Revelation 19:16