“And we know that for those who love God
all things work together for good,
for those who are called
according to his purpose.”
– Romans 8:28
How does God win when evil seems to triumph?
Look to the CROSS.
I imagine Satan there, his head tilted back in pride, as he saw the Son on the cross. As blood dripped down from Christ’s palms, I can picture Satan rejoicing the he had finally won. The same God that had lovingly knit clothes for Adam & Eve once they felt the shame of their nakedness was now embarrassed as His Son hung on the cross. DEATH, introduced to the world by the sinful choices of Adam, had managed to grasp unto God’s Son tight enough to squeeze life out of Him.
Death had finally won, once and for all…or did it?
Because come Sunday morning, the stone rolled away and the GRAVE WAS EMPTY.
Jesus Christ had resurrected from the grave to defeat death, once and for all. What Satan had intended to kill us, God had used to SAVE us.
(“As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.” – Genesis 50:20)
So, what purpose could there possibly be in death?
Christ’s death ripped the veil, forever banishing the barrier between man and God. The deaths of the apostles testified to the truth of their words, that Christ had indeed resurrected and was, in fact, LORD. The deaths of martyrs worldwide have brought indigenous tribes who would have never known of Jesus to come and worship Him as Lord.
Much can come from death.
Saints, we need not fear death, because our King is the King who defeated death.
DEATH HAS BEEN DEFEATED, ONCE AND FOR ALL.
Grace & Peace,