“The last enemy to be destroyed is death.”
Part II of I’ve Been to the Garden Where Jesus Wept
Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 15, talking about resurrection and what Christ will do before He “hands over the kingdom to God the Father after He has destroyed all dominion, authority and power.”
Paul’s point is Jesus resurrected from the grave (He borrowed a tomb) so that one day we, too, will be resurrected.
Because of His resurrection, I’ve gone from death to life – eternal life. As Dustin preached (and Adele sings), “Hello, from the other side!”
When I read “the last enemy to be destroyed is death,” I thought about all the ways I let death continue in my life instead of crushing it with the power of Christ, instead of claiming my right to eternal life.
It is either death or life – as in Deuteronomy 30, “I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.”
Anytime we identify with being less than who we are in Christ, we choose death.
Let these verses define you and enjoy the sermon below (from Knowing Who I Am in Christ):
I am complete in Him Who is the Head of all principality and power (Colossians 2:10).
I am alive with Christ (Ephesians 2:5).
I am free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2).
I am far from oppression, and fear does not come near me (Isaiah 54:14).
I am born of God, and the evil one does not touch me (1 John 5:18).
Christ is risen — rise today and choose life in Him.
BONUS: Hillsong Church Resurrection Sunday Service Message from the Sea of Galilee: