Death Destroyed


...and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.—2 Timothy 1:10

There is one point that is often left out of many gospel presentations. It was the main point of every gospel message in the first century. And Paul, the principal teacher in the first century, notes it here again. He hammers it home. It is the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. The appearing of Christ in the flesh. It is the ultimate proof of Jesus's power over all things. It's the supreme evidence for us of his power over death and life so that we can have life after death.

But here's the deal. We may know this and even celebrate it, but we may not live as we truly believe it. I mean, really live like we actually believe Jesus Christ destroyed death.

So here is the actionable. We have to live every day like death is destroyed. We have to not only accept the resurrection and celebrate it on Easter, but we also have to live every day as if it happened and it's going to happen for us. This means we, as a believer, should wake up every day and look our fear of death in the eye and smile. Smile because, in our mind, heart, and soul, we know that at the moment we leave this place, we are simply moving from the land of dying to the land of the living. So get out there today and live like Christ defeated death and brought you life and immortality.

ASK THIS: What attitude and mindset adjustment do you need to make today in light of Jesus's defeat of death? (Share it in the comments below)

DO THIS: Smile in your heart, and live like death is defeated.

PRAY THIS: God, help me adjust my thoughts and attitudes to the immortal truth that death was defeated. And may I live today accordingly.

PLAY THIS: NorthPoint. Death Was Arrested.


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17 thoughts on “Death Destroyed

  1. R L Fry says:

    When seeing loved ones in their coffins, it’s hard to put in practice that it is just a “transporting device,” and for those of us who believe, will see them again when we are “transported” to our heavenly home!

  2. Rex Wright says:

    Mindset: adjustment: I need to picture today Jesus walking with me as he did with his brothers on the road to Emmaus The evening after he rose from the dead!

  3. Robert Morgan says:

    I had a knee replacement yesterday, and as I was about to be put out I knew Jesus had this in his control

  4. Cory B says:

    Life on this earth is too short. Stop hesitating and just do it! Such a simple slogan, yet it can be so difficult to get ourselves to do something out of our wheelhouse.

  5. Eric says:

    T o LIVE as if death is nothing to fear. Easier said than done! Lord you know my struggle with conquering this fear so KNOCK IT OUT of my life today and everyday! Thank you Lord for listening and loving me today 🙂

  6. Eddie Ackerman says:

    There is no condemnation for those of us brothers in Christ. I need to not condemn myself when I fail, but continue to accept grace after repentance and live in the peace and joy of the Lord.

  7. John Krumm says:

    I need to be so aware of the resurrection of Yeshua that my focus is off the faults of others and myself that the perfect grace given to us in Messiah oozes from me to others.

  8. Ryan says:

    I’ve been on this attitude adjustment journey for most of 2021. I’m realizing that Jesus died for me specifically and I have no reason to fear or doubt myself

  9. SHELDON Bullard says:

    I need not worry about what man may say or do to me, for i have the victory and i should live with that in mind.

  10. Mark says:

    Live a life free from fear of anything including death, what others think, what may happen or not happen – a life of peace and rest and joy everyday

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