A Perennial Loser; Why are You Supporting Him?
Perennial looser defined, means a person who loses all the time. A person who is well known for their propensity to fail, to the extent that their results are more often than not, predictable. When you get into a duel with them, you can, with exactity of a Jewish Prophet, predict the result.
In the World of Politics, Sports, academics, the term perennial loser, is a household name. There are politicians known to lose from the word go. But in a sheepish way, and oftenly a proof of naivety, many people follow them. I don’t have a justification for such a thronging damnation, but I know that many are either brainwashed or mentally weak. Losing does not mean one is wrong, but if goes long enough, it’s time to think twice.
I’m not a political pundit, so I will get back on course and bring my point home. I’m talking about a loser who has lost long enough that we should doubt his promises, but he still has a crowd around his wagon; devil, the archfiend.
In which occasions Have the devil Lost?
- In Heaven
KJV Revelation 12:7-9 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
It is worth noting that the devil’s first appearance on this earth is as a loser. He lost his position, not power, but he had to be dropped from Heaven to the earth.
- In Eden
It is important to note that the devil’s end, in tempting man, was not merely to achieve their fall. Remember he said nothing about the tree of life, which was to perpetuate man’s existence. What happens when a sinner partakes of the tree of life? Are you seeing what the enemy wanted? Immortal sinners. God interposed and the sinful man Could not dwell in the garden. The devil though with apparent feelings of success, is lost in Eden.
- In the Deluge
The human family continued living in the post-Eden world until they earned this sentence, “KJV Genesis 6:7 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.”
The devil led the antediluvian World astray and they could not hear any warning and call to repentance. When the cup was full, he could not preserve them from the marauding floods. He himself was afraid of his existence: “Satan himself, who was compelled to remain in the midst of the warring elements, feared for his own existence. He had delighted to control so powerful a race, and desired them to live to practice their abominations and continue their rebellion against the Ruler of heaven. He now uttered imprecations against God, charging Him with injustice and cruelty. Many of the people, like Satan, blasphemed God, and had they been able, they would have torn Him from the throne of power.~Patriachs and Prophets 99.3
- Emancipation from Egypt
When Moses and Aaron, envoys of Heaven, met Pharaoh for the first time, this is what they met: “KJV Exodus 5:2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the Lord , that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the Lord , neither will I let Israel go.”
The devil enlisted himself to make God’s chosen people, captives to idolatry forever, but he failed. When God stretched forth His hand, their salvation could be thwarted by neither force nor artifice. The presumptuous armies of Egypt perished in the Red Sea.
- In the Wilderness
It was Satan’s will that God should depart from the Israelites and leave them to perish in the wilderness. He exulted when they complained against Moses in an expression of faithlessness. This obviously was not enough as we study records of their idolatry at Sinai and apostasy at Jordan. But God’s everlasting love won. He was with His people and forgave all the sins they were willing to repent and forsake. And He brought the journey to a triumphant and meridian splendour on Zion’s glorious summit.
The human family had struggled with the battle against sin and its consequence. But on his own, the fallen man cannot win this battle. Therefore, the plan of salvation, devised from the Foundation of the World must be made manifest as a backup plan for man to regain the glory lost in Eden. The devil fought this plan as soon as Christ, the seed of the woman, was born. He was determined to make Christ commit sin and fail as the lamb without blemish, for our salvation. Nevertheless, throughout His life, this was His testimony: KJV John 8:29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
Having proved faithful, He won for all humanity the battle against sin forever. CALVARY WILL FOREVER REMAIN “AN ARGUMENT THAT THE DEVIL CAN NOT WIN!”
Now, do you believe that the devil is a perennial loser? If you don’t, it’s because you don’t believe the Bible. But all through the Bible, he is a loser. Well, your life may testify differently. This brings us to a big question.
Why has the devil not lost in your life?
- It’s because there is no battle in your life, you are fully serving Him.
- You are trying to fight the devil on your own.
- You have not invited Christ to fight for you.
Every time Christ met with the devil, the devil lost and begged not to be destroyed. He can lose in your life too, only if He will meet Christ In your life. Will you give Christ a chance?
O Jesus, Thou Art Standing
Jesus, thou art standing,
Outside the fast closed door,
In lowly patience waiting
To pass the threshold o’er:
O shame, professing Christians,
His Name and sign who bear,
O shame, thrice shame upon us,
To keep him standing there!
O Jesus, thou art knocking;
And lo, that hand is scarred,
And thorns thy brow encircle,
And tears thy face have marred:
O love that passeth knowledge,
So patiently to wait!
O sin that hath no equal,
So fast to bar the gate!
O Jesus, thou art pleading
In accents meek and low,
“I died for you, my children,
And will you treat me so?”
O Lord, with shame and sorrow
We open now the door;
Dear Savior, enter, enter,
And leave us never more.