Death has no power over us. It has been swallowed up whole by the triumphant resurrection of our Master Jesus. Jesus gives us life.
We know that “The one who believes in the Son has eternal life, but the one who rejects the Son will not see life; instead, the wrath of God remains on him.” ~Jesus (John 3:36)
This is reality.
Does death have the last word on things? Not hardly. No way.
Jesus has seen to that. It is over.
Who should be afraid of death knowing what we know? No one. Certainly not me.
It was not following God’s plan and missing God’s goal (aka sin) that gave death it’s leverage. It doesn’t have that hold now. Jesus has given us, in one single victorious stroke of life, a life free from guilt. A life free from sin. A life free from death.
The old life of trying to live up to all the rules is gone.
How destructive was that? Way too much guilt for sure. But it is gone in His redeeming power of His death and the victory of His resurrection.
May we experience that gift every day. May we experience it today for sure!!!
When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is missing God’s goal, and the power of missing God’s goal is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Master Jesus the Messiah.
1 Corinthians 15:54-57