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Deuteronomy 7:20 Yahveh your God will also send hornets against them until all the survivors and those hiding from you are destroyed.
Deuteronomy 7:21 Don’t be terrified of them, because Yahveh your God, a great and awesome God, is among you.
Deuteronomy 7:22 Yahveh your God will drive out these nations before you little by little. You will not be able to destroy them rapidly; or else the wild animals will become too numerous for you.
Deuteronomy 7:23 Yahveh your God will give them over to you and throw them into great confusion until they are exterminated.
Deuteronomy 7:24 He will hand their kings over to you, and you will destroy their names under the sky. No one will be able to stand against you; you will exterminate them.


In chess, when you capture the opponent’s king, you win the game. It is called checkmate. The Lord promised to hand the kings of the land over to the Israelites. None of these mighty rulers would be able to stand against them.

Christian, is there a sin you just can’t find yourself able to shake off? Don’t give up the fight against it. Treat it like one of those kings, and claim this text as a promise from God.

Every time you get victory over that temptation, say “check “ — and trust God to bring you to checkmate against it. You will destroy their names under the sky.

Lord, we trust you to help us overcome every obstacle to possessing the mind of Christ.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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