Bob Jones is a prophet from Independence, MO. He is often caught up
in the spirit where he has experiences that are as real to him as if
he were actually there. These experiences are usually parables with
a profound revelation for the church. The following is one such parable
that we feel has an important message.
Bob was caught up in the spirit where he and the Lord stood by to observe
a baseball game. The Lord's team was playing Satan's team. The Lord's
team was at bat, the score was tied zero to zero, and it was the bottom
of the ninth inning with two outs. They continued to watch as a batter
stepped up to the plate whose name was Love. Love swung at the first
pitch and hit a single, because love never fails. The next batter was
named Faith, who also got a single because faith works with Love. The
next batter to step up was named Godly Wisdom. Satan wound up and threw
the first pitch; godly Wisdom looked it over and let it pass, because
Godly Wisdom does not swing at Satan's pitches. Ball one, Three more
pitches and Godly Wisdom walked, because Godly Wisdom never swings at
what Satan throws. The bases were loaded.
The Lord then turned to Bob and told him He was now going to bring in
His star player. Up to the plate stepped Grace. Bob said he sure did
not look like much! Satan's whole team relaxed when they saw Grace.
Thinking he had the game won, Satan wound up and fired his first pitch.
To the shock of everyone, Grace hit the ball harder than anyone had
ever seen. But Satan was not worried; his center fielder, the Prince
of the Air, let very few get by him. He went up for the ball, but it
went right through his glove, hit him on the head and sent him crashing
to the ground; then it continued over the fence for a home run' The
Lord's team won.
The Lord then asked Bob if he knew why Love, Faith and Godly Wisdom
could get on base but could not win the game. Bob answered that he did
not know why. He explained, "If your love, faith or wisdom had
won the game you would think that you had done it by yourself. Love,
faith and wisdom will get you on base, but only My grace can get you
home. My grace is the one thing that Satan cannot stop."
- Many thanks to Bob Jones and Keith Davis for permission
to post this article.