Posted by: davidbowerkingwood | October 28, 2022

Astros 6, Yankees 5 – an Interesting Parallel!

A Calm, Peaceful Review of the End of the Game.

My wife and I not only watched the game, we had recorded it as well. After the game was over, with the Astros victory secured, we decided to enjoy the last few innings again on our recording of the game. We started the game again when the score was 4-4 and watched the play with a sense of complete confidence and relaxation. There were no feelings of apprehension when the Yankees scored another run and took the lead at 5-4; we knew how the game would end, so why worry!

The second time around, we rejoiced once again as the Astros beat those Yankees and emerged victorious from the game. In a way, watching the game the second time was even more fun than watching it the first time because we knew our team would emerge victorious.

An Important Parallel!

Why do I mention this, I believe there are significant parallels between watching that recording and watching current events on the news. We already know how the world ends, our team wins, we emerge victorious from the battle that is now in progress. We even have a general idea how things will progress, inning by inning.

I’ll admit we do not know exactly which inning we are in, right now, but I think it entirely possible we are in the bottom of the ninth and have a substantial lead over the Satanic forces. I have written more on the spiritual war in a series that starts with “To the Soldiers in the Spiritual War.”

The World Series comes next in baseball and the Astros will play the Phillies; the outcome of that series has yet to be determined but we can surely root for the home team! The World Series in the spiritual conflict is yet future but we already know the final score; the Lord Jesus Christ is victorious!

The Spiritual World Series

The coming spiritual world series will last seven years, not seven games and we win! A major change in the lineup is due before that final series begins; during this age of the Church, we can think of the church as the starting pitcher; this pitcher is being retired from the game and going home after almost 2,000 years on the pitchers mound.

The new pitcher is named Israel and will pitch the entire series with no relief, all seven years, under extraordinarily difficult circumstances! We have been given a guide to the spiritual world series in the Book of Revelation and it won’t be pretty.

The Church Called Home!

Many living today may well be in the terminal generation of the church; I think it entirely possible that even I will be of that generation. In 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 it is written:

13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.

15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.”

The calling home is certain but the timing is known only to God; the signs of the times suggests it may be soon. Until that time comes, we, as the church, can know with absolute certainty, the Lord Jesus Christ is victorious. As we watch events unfold, let us maintain a relaxed calm as we observe them and comfort one another with these words!


  1. They are comforting words indeed. Thank you Lord

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