Death has been defeated. Death itself has died. Though not completely yet physically, but death has been defeated, and has died. How? How could death, merciless, evil, heinous death, have been destroyed? Listen: Death has been destroyed by God. When Jesus Christ died on the cross He took our sin away. Sin always leads to death. Death is the offspring of sin. So God was made sin on our behalf; meaning He took our death. Jesus lived the perfect life that we couldn’t, died our horrific death for sin so that we wouldn’t, and resurrected three days later so that we may too be dead to sin, death, and the devil and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Think about any loved one of yours that has died. It’s horrible, isn’t? Because you know that death is wrong. Deep down inside you know that we are not supposed to die; we were made to live. But because we sinned, we died. God said to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, “but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die”-Genesis 2:7. And we all know what happened. They ate of the tree, and since that, death has run it’s evil course through the veins of all of human history, taking no prisoners along the way. But Jesus took our place of death and wrath that we deserve from God, and not only taking away our sin, but resurrecting 3 days later conquering death. He takes away death!
The Apostle Paul would write in 1 Corinthians 15:55-57: “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” The victory is in Jesus Christ and death and resurrection.
Jesus today is offering you eternal life! He is offering you everything you could ever want! Everything that you could ever want is in Christ! He satisfies everything! He gives you life though you deserve death, and damnation forever! He gives you new life on this earth by allowing us to be born again! you have been longing for this ever since you were born. It’s right here.
Jesus looks at you today, with arms open wide, saying, “Come! Come! I Am everything that you could ever desire and more! I made you for Myself, for My pleasure, so that you could have fullest joy in Me. Did I not make you, and do I not know what is best for you? Everything you could ever want and more is in Me. If you come to me, I won’t hold back. You will finally have everything your heart desires, because I alone can satisfy your restless heart.”
Come to Him today. He desires your joy to be made full in Him. It’s the reason you were made. To be satisfied in Him, thus He is glorified. For God is most glorified when we are most satisfied in Him.