Chess - the GRANDMASTER IS GOD
CHESS - The origins of chess are unknown yet it dates to as early as the 6th century. It's a game that's easy to learn and fun to play, but hard to master. I find Chess to be very symbolic! It's as if GOD designed it Himself. Chess is a game of two adversaries locked in a game of wits and strategy. It's just like life, with the battle of light and darkness. Strategy - "the art of achieving one's goals with available means under changing conditions" Max McKeown.
A grandmaster once came to Philadelphia. As part of his visit, there was an exhibition at a local mall and while there, he played 50 random players at once. He beat them all. Another thing he did was play someone and told them, "I'm going to checkmate you "on X space and X move" and he did it. The grandmaster controlled the whole game, even though the opponent had the free choice to move anywhere he wanted, the Chess master still won! Exactly as he said. His challenger "got played" It's amazing to me that someone can see that far ahead and dare anyone to test him.
The King never gets killed
The Original Grandmaster is God, he designed the creation and set the "rules" and lives by them. Think about the fact that the KING never gets killed. Please note that in God's realm you can't kill Him but when He took on flesh as God the Son, Jesus became like us, Flesh and blood. Jesus, also said "no one takes my life, I give it up freely", and have the power to Resurrect it again. It's as if the designer of the game became one of the Pawns. He has a queen, and she is called the Church and she's powerful, but only when she becomes a queen. Yet the lowly pawn can become a queen. And the queen has a lot of power but her job is to serve the King. The KING moves around one step at a time. He doesn't need to fly across the board, yet he is the center. God created all things and sustains all things He truly is the center.
The chess pieces each have a personality. The Grandmaster lives by the same rules as his challenger and he uses us with our personal attributes, to accomplish the victory. A master does not make useless moves. He's precise and calculated. He knows his opponent. He will prove his mastery by developing unique strategies that confuse and overwhelm him. Our GRANDMASTER does not want to defeat us but to complete us.
The master plan, a work of art
To the novice, it may seem there are just two players moving randomly. But in reality, the grandmaster is building an integral work of art, just like a composer composes a symphony. They are not just playing a game, they are designing a "masterpiece", which will be recorded, analyzed, and marveled at.
The bottom line is GOD can and wants to make you all that you can be. Jesus love's you and is not wanting that any should die, which is the death of eternal separation from Him. You can be a queen if you will let the Master be your King. Many a game is lost by ignoring the advancement of a pawn, then before you know it, it is too late. A king is never killed but the king will never win alone.