“55 O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory?
56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, which gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:55-57
Death was conquered at Calvary’s Cross. It was swallowed up in Victory as Jesus Christ declared “…It is finished: and He bowed His Head, and gave up the Ghost.” (John 19:30).
“14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His Cross;
15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, He made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.” Colossians 2:14-15.
The word of faith doctrine, with Kenneth Copeland leading the way, will say the Cross of Christ was the worst defeat in human history and that it was in hell that Jesus fought and won the battle with satan. Let me be perfectly clear, the devil wants no part of Jesus Christ. Satan never had the keys to hell and he does not determine when we die nor who goes to hell…no matter his claims. He is a lie and the father of all lies. It is us, each and every one, who determine our eternal destination. We are all given a freewill to decide in whom we will serve and until each and everyone of us draw our last breath, the Grace of God is available to whosoever will call upon the Name of Jesus Christ.
“For whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13
None know the day nor the hour the Lord will require from us our soul (Luke 12:20-21). We have been given today, while it is today, victory over death, hell and the grave. Whether we choose victory is between us and God. Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?
“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom you will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15
Jesus Christ is risen. Having swallowed up death on Calvary’s Cross, Jesus Christ gives life and life more abundantly to whosoever will believe. The hope of Jesus Christ is not only for this lifetime but our eternal life.
“If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by Man came also the resurrection of the dead.” 1 Corinthians 15:19-21
-Donna Clark Warren