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One More Move
February 2, 2016, 2:51 AM

As a tour guide took a group through an art gallery;  he stopped before a painting entitled Checkmate.  The guide talked about the painting, and then moved on.  But one in the group stayed behind, staring at  the chess pieces on the chessboard in the painting.   
The chess game was between the devil and Faust,  who had sold his soul to the devil. It appears as if the devil has won. The devil has a smirk on his face, as if waiting for the final verdict, Checkmate!

The young man who stayed to study the painting was a world class player. When the tour group was two corridors away, they suddenly heard their stray member running down the marble hallway to catch up, shouting…“It's a lie! It's a lie!  The king has another move - another move!" When the devil is DONE, God is not FINISHED!  

~ The prophet, Micah, was feeling like he was in a check mated situation. The food was lousy. There were no good or upright men. The princes and the judges were taking bribes and the rich were having everything their way. The best of them were like thorns and briars. There was not a friend, guide, parent, sibling, in-law, or spouse that could be trusted. 

All in all, a really bad situation and then the writer said, “Therefore I will look unto the Lord…Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me” (Micah 7:1-8). When the devil has done his worst and your back is against the wall, wait and remember that the Lord does hear you. Your salvation will come!!! ~ JPS


11-19-2017 at 10:59 PM
Steve Walker
That’ll preach right there! Thanks Bro. Savala
09-13-2017 at 12:40 AM
Tom Montoya
I enjoy your inspirational writings, your tremendously anointed preaching, and your talented singing voice. Thank you pastor for your leadership
02-02-2016 at 8:20 AM
Dave Sandelin
Way to go, Joe!
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