A Monday Thought: The Death Of Death

Matthew 4:23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

The events we read about in this passage in Matthew happened many years ago. And it was amazing! Can you imagine being there to watch the shackles of the curse of the Mosaic covenant fall from the condemned! How rapturous it must have been to be delivered from the pain of physical and mental illness by the simple word and touch of the great physician.

But there is a greater day coming! It will begin with the chains of death, the ultimate disease, being shaken from believers who have suffered its frigid captivity. Death... the ancient enemy, has broken our beautiful, brilliant, and beloved. It has blighted with age those who have longed to remain productive for their Savior. It has silenced the most gifted voices mankind has ever heard.

But it cannot and will not hold them, for death is swallowed up in the victory of the Cross. Full atonement has been made. The redeemer has paid the kinsman’s price, and He will take His people home. The great Physician has defeated death, and the final victory is near.

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