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Death Moment

StingFor the Christian believer, death is robbed of its sting. When Jesus was crucified on the cross something amazing happened which has been relevant to Christians down the ages and to us today. The body of Christ and his blood provide for the conversion of individuals all around the world. The writer of Hebrews 2.14-15 spoke of Jesus Christ's dying when he wrote, "by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death, that is, the devil, and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death." Satan holds the power of death only in that he induces people to sin and to come under sin's penalty which is death. By Jesus' own death on the cross, Satan's power is completely broken and believers are freed to serve Jesus Christ as their Lord.

Christian Believer

Death MomentTherefore Jesus Christ's dying has destroyed the power of death over the believer and taken the fear of dying from Christians too. Satan can no longer inflict death with all its terror upon believers in that death moment. As Saint Paul said in 2 Timothy 1.10, "Our Savior, Christ Jesus, has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel." Jesus has abolished death in that the wages of sin is death and has replaced it with life and immortality.

"Jesus Christ's Dying"
by Ron Meacock © 2019

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