Study Material: I Corinthians 15:54-55
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then …….., Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
Yesterday we saw that the voice of the archangel will cause saints to be changed in a twinkling of the eye, but today we shall consider that our transformation will put an end to death (v54). The raising of saints in the grave from death to life will disarm death and disgrace the grave (v55). Brethren, let us take solace in the fact that death has an expiry date. You will triumph over death in Jesus’ name.
Let us remember that sin is the sting of death - it gives venom to its dart and empowers it to hurt and kill; but as we disengage, we are eternally setup to glory over death and triumph over this terrible and vanquished enemy. At the moment, death may seize a believer but cannot sting him, and cannot hold him by its power. We will overcome in Jesus’ name.
By dying, Jesus conquered death and spoiled the grave; and through faith in him, believers become partakers in his conquests. We rejoice beforehand, in the hope of this victory; and when we arise glorious from the grave, we will boldly triumph over death. It is altogether owing to the grace of God in Christ that sin is pardoned and death disarmed. The law arms death to destroy the sinner; but grace takes away this power from the law. God’s grace will save you.
Homework: Praise God for His grace over your life and that of your family.
Guest ministration: Clement Enweruzo