Monday, December 5, 2016

Jesus Conquered Death!

From John to the seven churches in Asia. I pray that you will be blessed with kindness and peace from God, who is and was and is coming. May you receive kindness and peace from the seven spirits before the throne of God.  May kindness and peace be yours from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness. Jesus was the first to conquer death, and he is the ruler of all earthly kings. Christ loves us, and by his blood he set us free from our sins.  He lets us rule as kings and serve God his Father as priests. To him be glory and power forever and ever! Amen.

Revelation 1: 4 - 6

Jesus may have been the first to conquer death, but He will not be the last!  Those who trust in Jesus will, like Him conquer death!  And, by His Blood they are also set free from their sins.  

What does it mean to conquer death?  Conquering death doesn’t mean that you don’t die.  It means that even though you die, yet you will live!  For those who know Jesus, dying on this earth is not the end of their life.  It is the beginning!  Dying on this earth for followers of Jesus is the beginning of Living with Him forever, where there is no death, or sorrow or pain!  

Jesus conquered death, not by avoiding it on this earth, but He overcame death by His Resurrection!  As a follower of Jesus, you can know that, like Jesus you will rise from death to live again!  Your victory over death will come after you cross over into the Promised Land of Eternity!  

The only followers of Jesus who will not die are those who are still alive when He returns to this earth!  You might be one of those, but even if you are not, there is no reason to fear death if you are a follower of Jesus!

Remember, living here as a follower of Jesus is preparation for living in Heaven as His Bride!  And that, my friend is simply more marvelous than anyone can imagine!

“Lord Jesus, thank You for being the first to conquer death so that those of us who follow You can do the same!  Praise Your Holy Name forever.  Amen.”

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