Romans 5:17 (KJV) says:
“For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.”
And 1 Corinthians 15:25 (KJV) also says: “For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet”
Now, this Jesus that must be reigning is in heaven. So how’s he going to reign?
He says He must do it till all His enemies are placed under him. That means this reigning is not in heaven because there are no enemies in heaven.
Look at the next verse, 1 Corinthians 15:26. It says: “The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.”
Notice the word “destroyed.”
The enemies have been defeated. Death is defeated already but it’s going to be annihilated, taken off the scene.
That tells you something…
Death is an enemy
You’ve heard many times about the praying over some dead one or corpses.
The coffin has been lured into the grave and that you hear a minister say, “The Lord has given and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord who has given and taken away.”
He didn’t take away .That was not the Lord. The man who said that was Job. And we found out it wasn’t God who took away from him. It was the devil but Job didn’t know it. The Lord doesn’t give and take away. The Bible says it this way in Romans 11:29: For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. He doesn’t give and take away.
And now we find death is an enemy. So death is not an instrument of God as some people say. Look at it again in 1 Corinthians 15:26. Don’t say you didn’t see it!
It’s been defeated already but it will be destroyed. Hallelujah!
Watch Pastor Chris Oyakhilome preach this message of God’s last enemy in this video:
Remember something he told us in John 16:33 (KJV) also: “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. “
Jesus said that he overcame the world and gave us the victory over the world.
That word is “I have conquered the world.” Make no mistakes about it. Jesus conquered the world. That’s the meaning; I have overcome. I have overpowered. I’ve stripped it of all its powers to intimidate you. Hallelujah!
So no matter where I go I’ll never be intimidated. No matter what happens I’ll never be intimidated. Why? Jesus overcame the world for me. He defeated the devil and put His foot on his head and asked me to come put mine there, too.
Note 1 John 5:4 (KJV): “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”
You see, Jesus overcame the world and now that you’re born again you are an overcomer. See the importance of your faith (The ability to see things before you touch them)?
Imagine seeing the reality beyond the shadows. That’s faith. It’s the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. We see with the eyes of our spirit through the Word of God. We are whatever God’s Word says.
So we are overcomers. He says whatsoever is born of God conquers the world. Hallelujah!
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