Comeback from Setback
From the archives of Oral Roberts
There is not a person alive today or that has ever lived who has experienced greater setbacks than Jesus Christ.
Jesus was there with God the Father and the Holy Spirit when, together, they created man in their likeness and placed him in perfect surroundings. Jesus was watching from the ramparts of heaven as Adam and Eve used their free moral agency, chose to sin, and were cast by God from the Garden of Eden. Never has there been a greater step back to the plan of God!
And then, through the ages, as men and women of God rose up to proclaim the way of the Lord, many of them were killed for their efforts. Oh, the people who heard them might choose to follow God for a season, even a generation or two or three, but then they would slide back again into sin. Setback, after setback, after setback. Period. Generation, after generation, after generation. Not one person or any group of people was able to destroy with finality the grip of sin and its inevitable result, death.
When Jesus rose from the dead on that first Easter morning, He became the greatest comeback from setback that has ever been or ever will be witnessed! And the Good News is that His resurrection from the dead has made it possible for each of us to also experience victory over sin and death and to live forever in the presence of God!
No matter what your circumstances may look like today, no matter the disappointments or hard times you may have had in life, as you obey Him, God has a comeback from setback in your future. It’s a sure thing!
John 3:16 declares, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” That’s a promise from God! You WILL have everlasting life when you place your faith in Jesus. You WILL have comeback over the setbacks of this life. Nothing can keep you from it!