We Have Won

This week’s Pastor to Person was written by Pastor Caleb Beller.
[Nah 3:19 NIV] 19 Nothing can heal you; your wound is fatal. All who hear the news about you clap their hands at your fall, for who has not felt your endless cruelty?
Philipippides was a professional courier who was tasked with carrying news from city to city. Having previously run 150 miles over the course of 2 days, he was dispatched from the battlefield to Athens to announce the victory. After completing the 25 miles from Marathon to Athens he, announced, “we have won” and died of exhaustion after delivering the news.
The news of victory is, “good news.” This news from the prophet Nahum was a prophecy about the downfall of Nineveh. This message of judgment on Nineveh didn’t come from the middle of a battle but at the height of its power. Nineveh was the most powerful, ruthless, destructive empire in the world. Having taken Israel captive, it seemed like all hope would be lost. Nahum’s name means comfort. Here the Lord speaks a message of hope and comfort to God’s people. Nineveh will be destroyed. This empire will fall because God has declared it.
When Jesus died on the cross, He declared, “it is finished.” In so many ways this was a cry of victory and not defeat. On the cross our sin was paid for once and for all. The power of Satan was defeated once and for all. The power of death was defeated once and for all. Although at times it may seem like Nineveh, that Satan’s kingdom cannot be defeated. The destruction has been declared, and victory has been foretold. Are you living in the light of His victory? Did you know that Satan is a defeated foe? How far will we run to share the news of His victory and Satan’s defeat? We Have Won!