SECRETARIAT, THE LAST SHALL BECOME FIRST 2/20/11
Wayne and I watched the movie Secretariat on TV last
night. And I have been pondering this wonderful
parable. Secretariat was a famous race horse.
HEARD: The last shall become the first.
(PARABLE: I heard this while Secretariat was
running his race in the movie. He had a tendency to
hang back behind the other horses and let them run, then
later he would pull out and move into first place.)
Mark 10:31 NKJV
But many who are first will be last, and the last
PARABLE: Continuing the play on words between
the first and the last, Secretariat was "won" by the
toss of a coin. The person who got Secretariat actually
lost the coin toss and the other person chose the other
horse. But Secretariat's new owner was thrilled,
because he is the horse she had wished for had she won
the toss. So Secretariat was last, but was first.
QUICKENED QUOTE: The lady who owned Secretariat
said, "I believe I won my race because I made it here
and I didnt quit. And now you go and run your race."
Years earlier when she first presented Secretariat to
her father before he died, he said to her, Let him run
his race." The emphasis was on the word "let." There
was a poll of tension among horse trainers, whether to
allow horses to run to their fullest, or to hold them
back. The horse trainer with a previous horse had burst
the horse's heart by allowing him to run full speed.
When he mentioned this to the lady, she repeated that he
was the one she wanted to race Secretariat.
He was really good at running the short races but they
didnt know if he had the endurance in him to run the
longer races. When that longer race came, Secretariat
was allowed to run to his passion and he ran 31 lengths
past all the other horses and to this day the record has
never been broken. Secretariat had a 22 pound heart and
won many races; a normal horse's heart is 9 pounds.
When he retired, he sired over 800 times. To me
Secretariat represents the champions who have run their
races for years and didnt quit.
shared what William Branham said regarding
thoroughbreds. He said you tell them something and they
are off to do what you told them to do. You tell them
to gallop and they are ready to do it. But there is
another crowd that has got mule religion. He will hear
the command and perks up his ears, turns them and makes
you think he is listening. But he has no intention of
doing what you tell him to do unless he wants to. It is
his character because he is a hybrid, a mixture, sterile
and can not reproduce.
I heard this after copying the following rhema:
RHEMA 6/11/06 SECRETARIAT
HEARD (during pre-prayer): Worn out old mule.
PIX: I saw the beautiful and strong horse
(I have a photo of him on my pocket PC)
WORD TO PONDER: HEROICALLY OLD BUT NOT OUTDATED
Beloved, sometimes you feel like you have run your last
race. I understand how tired you have become. You may
feel like an old worn out mule, but I say NEVER. You are
My powerful horse in battle, and you have run many races
with a heart beating with My compassion. Yes, My zeal
has enflamed you and you have burned for Me.
Know that even as you have run as a heroic champion in
your day, you will also bear many children of the same
stock. Champions are in your loins and you are not out
to pasture, but merely transitioning into greater works
of bringing in a harvest that is beyond your greatest
Do I not amply reward those who win? You have won well,
My beauty. You passed by all the naggings that said it
could not be done. You overcame all the obstacles in
your way. You saw the goal of My promise and you ran
every bit of it without faltering. Well done thou good
and faithful servant!
Job 39:19-25 NKJV
"Have you given the horse strength? Have you clothed
his neck with thunder? Can you frighten him like a
locust? His majestic snorting strikes terror. He paws in
the valley, and rejoices in his strength; He gallops
into the clash of arms. He mocks at fear, and is not
frightened; Nor does he turn back from the sword. The
quiver rattles against him, te glittering spear and
javelin. He devours the distance with fierceness and
rage; Nor does he come to a halt because the trumpet has
sounded. At the blast of the trumpet he says, 'Aha!' He
smells the battle from afar, the thunder of captains and
CONFIRMATION: QUOTE STEVEN SHELLEY
Steven quoted William in his sermon this AM.
"And why does God let troubles come? God harnesses
trouble, puts bits in its mouth, and makes it obey Him,
and those troubles bring us into a closer fellowship
with God." -William Branham
The bride of Christ are Thoroughbreds. You tell them
something and they go run and do it.
UPDATE QUOTE PAUL KEITH DAVIS 2/25/11 SECRETARIAT
Paul Keith had a dream the Lord told him there were more
famous horses than Secretariat. He said they were the
ones who lived in obscurity.
"Many of us will be the beneficiaries of what they
do, we just dont know it. Several years ago I was happy
that I had gotten a revelation and thought I had broken
through. Then I went into an experience where I watched
this little Granny who spent most of her day prayer.
She would go into her prayer closet and begin to
prayer. And I saw the heavens open. And I watched
Granny go into heaven and I saw the Lord extend His
scepter. I saw Him give her that revelation and she
began to articulate it into the Spirit realm, by
herself. Nobody was around, just received the
revelation, and send the revelation into the Spirit.
Then I watched me go into my prayer closet and I though
I had gone into heaven to get the revelation. I put up
my antennae, and I picked up on her signal! It was her
revelation! If you tune into the right channel, you
will get some revelation."
CONCLUSION: What is quickened to me in
considering the parable of Secretariat's life are these
Matt 19:29-30 NKJV
And everyone who has left houses or brothers or
sisters or father or mother or wife or children or
lands, for My name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold,
and inherit eternal life. But many who are first will
be last, and the last first.
Mark 10:31 NKJV
But many who are first will be last, and the last
There are many waiting on the shelves of life who are
faithfully serving God. They do not have a recognized
position on earth, but God sees them. They have been
generously yielding their lives so that others may
advance. They are holding back their reigns of ambition
and promotion and waiting for God's passion and
anointing to drive them into position to win their own
races. These are God's hidden champions!