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“They think it’s all over…”

The 1966 FIFA Football World Cup final between England and West Germany went into extra-time after Wolfgang Weber scored a last-minute equaliser for West Germany. England restored their lead through Geoff Hurst’s second goal 11 minutes into the first half of extra-time. The English players hung on by the skin of their teeth as the Germans threw all their players forward piling on the pressure on England’s defence.

As the minutes turned into seconds, the England fans’ nerves and patience got to breaking point and some of them began to stream into the pitch with 45 seconds to go. Then Kenneth Wolstenholme, BBC commentator, uttered that famous line “they think it’s all over…” A few seconds later Sir Geoffrey Charles Hurst MBE completed his hat-trick to give England a 4-2 win over West Germany. Geoff Hurst still holds the record of the only man to ever score a hat-trick in a Football World Cup final!

That tournament holds a great deal of plots that reminds me of the Crucifixion and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Jewish leaders of the day thought they had check mated our Lord Jesus when they had Him Crucified by the Roman Legion. The powers of hell would never have baited Judas and the elders of Israel into condemning and crucifying The Messiah!

“But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.” (1Co 2:7-8 NKJV)

If only you know that you are totally covered in the palm of His hands (Isaiah 49:6).

If only you know that your GOOD SHEPHERD, even THE SHEPHERD of your soul will never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5):

If only you know that “…He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6)

If only you know that The LORD your God is with you, and the shout of the King is with you (Numbers 23:21).

“The women were breathless and terrified, until the angel said to them, “There’s no reason to be afraid. I know you’re here looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn’t here—he has risen victoriously, just as he said! Come inside the tomb and see the place where our Lord was lying.”” (Matthew 28:5-6 TPT)

Now it is truly over! For your King Jesus Christ is risen and you are seated with Him in glory (Ephesians 2:5-6). Hallelujah! He has risen indeed and you will reign with Him forever!!!

Truly God’s word is our guiding light. Psalm 119:105 (NKJV) puts it brilliantly: “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

Happy resurrected life to you and yours!

Chuks Aniereobi