Death has been Swallowed up unto Victory

death is swallowed by resurrectionRevelation 21:1 says, “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth.” Although the Bible gives us little information about the new heaven and new earth, it does tell us, “death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire” (Revelation 20:14). In the new creation the lake of fire will be the sole location of death!

The origin of death is the devil. Death came to man in Genesis 3: “through one man sin entered into the world, and through sin, death; and thus death passed on to all men.” (Romans 5:12) On the cross Christ died “that, through death He might destroy him who has the might of death, that is, the devil.” (Hebrews 2:14) Through His death and resurrection, Christ “nullified death.” (2 Timothy 1:10) Now, in practicality, “death is being abolished.” (1 Corinthians 15:26) When the Lord returns all His believers will experience “death has been swallowed up unto victory.” (1 Corinthians 15:52-54) The ultimate abolishment of death, along with its source the devil, will be in the lake of fire (Revelation 20:10, 14).

Hallelujah! In new heaven, new earth, and New Jerusalem death will not operate. Death and the devil will be in the lake of fire as an eternal testimony of Christ’s victory through His death and resurrection! We experience a foretaste today whenever we “walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:3-5).

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