At the 150th Belmont Stakes horse race, Justify became the 13th Triple Crown winner! If you have been following these three races and have read my blogs about them, you are someone God is encouraging right now as His remnant. Hold on…..the triple crown of His glory is coming for those who have endured, been hidden, and have been trained to run His race and overcome! DONT GIVE UP HOPE!
I am reminded through this story that everything significant in our destiny is in God’s timing. And these races have been a sign that God is about to open up the gate for His remnant because it’s His timing.
“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven”(Ecc. 3:1)
The jockey who rode Justify, Mike Smith, even commented of the perfect timing of this achievement to happen:
“I felt great, and that probably wouldn’t have happened 10 years ago or 20 years ago,” Smith said. “I’d have been probably running through a wall or something.”
The remnant today has had to endure warfare, and has probably heard from the enemy that they have missed God somehow or they are too old to fulfill their vision or dream. But God even shows us through Mike Smith that a high school drop out can become a millionaire, and have a pinnacle achievement late in life.
“This horse ran a tremendous race,” said Smith, who at 52 is the oldest jockey to complete the rare sweep of America’s three most famous races. “He’s so gifted. He’s sent from heaven. He’s just amazing. I can’t describe the emotions going through my body right now.”
Finally, Mike Smith didn’t forget to do the greatest thing He had trained for: to acknowledge and honor the Lord for the victory and to praise Him for these achievements.
“I just want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for blessing us on this afternoon, and blessing us with this amazing horse.”
Ready for the Lord to open the gates?