Power of death and resurrection

Power of death and resurrection
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Power of death and resurrection

The power of sin is death!

The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
(1 Corinthians 15:56-57)

The great resurrection chapter of the scriptures is 1 Corinthians chapter 15.
In verse 56, we see two of the enormous problems that the resurrection of Jesus Christ overcomes. “The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.”

The sting that brings physical and spiritual death to the family of man is sin.
For the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23).

Adam sinned and immediately died spiritually. Eventually, he died physically. “Therefore, just as through one-man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned” (Romans 5:12).

In Adam we sinned, and we personally walked in sin and spiritual death until we came to Christ.

The strength that sin exerts over lives is the law. “Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God” (Romans 3:19).

There is no way that man by his own strength can remove the guilt of sin which God’s law holds powerfully over him. The righteous power of the law holds sinful humanity fully accountable before the Lord.

The resurrection of Jesus Christ validates His sacrifice for sin, removing sin’s sting. “O Death, where is your sting?

(1 Corinthians 15:55).

Eternal life replaces sin’s sting for all who believe in the Lord Jesus.
The gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

Such victorious grace stirs gratitude in the hearts of the redeemed.
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Kindly pay attention to the sentence:  “The gift of God is eternal life . . . thanks be to God, who gives us the victory.” These two terms (“gift” and “gives“) are the language of grace.

Eternal life comes to us as a gift, an undeserved generosity from God. The victory that we receive through the resurrection is established through Jesus Christ. Then, this victory is given to us; we did not earned or achieved such.

Thereafter, our Lord desires to guide us daily in His resurrection victory of grace. “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ” (2 Corinthians 2:14).

Gracious and everlasting Father, like Adam, I have sinned against You. I struggled under the spiritual death that sin has caused. O God Your Law have placed me under the bondage of guilt and condemnation. I have no power to do nothing myself to be relieved. But You gave me eternal life, for me to trust in Your Son.

By Your grace, I have received victory. Keep me in this victory now and forever more.

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