the Lamb wins

Deep into the weird bits of Revelation, in chapter 17 we read graphic imagery of Rome's power. To the Christian living in that empire, which was so big and so powerful, it would be almost impossible to imagine things ever being any different. But then we read this:

They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.”

(Revelation 17:14 ESV)

All the kings, emperors and powers of the world make war on a lamb! A ridiculous image that seems like a forgone conclusion. And it is. 

Because the Lamb is Jesus, nothing else stands a chance. The early church, trusting in a king who died, seems so weak in comparison to the great empire but now, thousands of years later, the roman empire is a history lesson while Jesus is worshiped around the world.

It's the same for us, every power structure, government, king, dictator and system is no match for Jesus. He is the Lord of lords and the King of kings and He is coming back.