On May 25, 1994, Mark Messier did something bold.
He was the captain of the New York Rangers hockey team. It was the playoffs. His team was down 3 games to 2 in the Eastern Conference final. They had to win two games to beat their opponent, the New Jersey Devils, if they were to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.
He was very confident when he spoke to reporters: “We will win tonight.”
That’s pretty bold! “We WILL win tonight.”
When the third period started they were losing 2 goals to 1. But then Messier scored… THREE times! His prediction came true! Not only did they win the game, but they went on to win the series… and also the Stanley Cup! They became the champions!
There’s a pretty bold prediction in the Bible too. 1 John 5:5 says, “Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.”
To “overcome the world” means to be, in the end, victorious over the powers of darkness, evil, deception and hate. They will be crushed and stomped on like an empty pop can under the foot of a bodybuilder. In their place light, goodness, truth and love will finally and fully flourish.
If you believe that Jesus is the Son of God, that victory and inheritance WILL be yours!
Bold predictions are just that… bold.
If it was so wonderfully true for Mark Messier and the New York Rangers, how much more will it be for Christ and his people!
By Matthew Ruttan
–“What Christian parents are told to teach their children?” That’s my latest blog and you can read it here. If you’re a Christian parent I sure hope you do!
–Bible quotes are from the NIV.