Summary: RESURRECTION LIFE IS OURS! LET US LIVE IT!
Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; (15) And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Satan had the power of death and hell. He held sway over mankind. ( the word ’hell’ as used in this note refers to hades-the place of the dead, the grave, NOT gehenna or the lake of fire!)
Yashua came to destroy the works of the devil. Yashua came to destroy death for the believer also! He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
He had to die to conquer death!
If He could not rise again then He was defeated and all hope was lost! And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. (18) Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. (19) If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
BUT HE ROSE AGAIN!!! But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
Yashua had to take authority over death and hell before He could have resurrected! He HAD to take the keys!
The devil had the keys of death and the grave.
The devil had control.
Yashua died and ENTERED that territory..the realm of the dead where the devil had power and control!
The devil had the keys and you can bet that he would have dearly loved to keep Yashua there!
The devil had the ultimate prize within his realm of authority but could not keep HIM there!
Not him not his officers, not his henchmen, not his demons, not his devils, not all hell could hold Yashua down!
They thought they had a dead one but found Him to be very much alive!
Not only was He a live one...He was the personification of RESURRECTION! HE WAS the RESURRECTION!
The devil tried to exercise control but FAILED!
Yashua conquered and because He conquered He AROSE!
He AROSE having broken death’s back!
He AROSE with the keys of death and hell in His grasp, triumphant over death and the devil!
He AROSE with eternal life...RESURRECTION LIFE tried, tested and triumphant!
RESURRECTION LIFE...the life that conquered death!
He stands ready to dispense that life...RESURRECTION LIFE!!!...to any one who believes in Him! Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
That life...RESURRECTION LIFE! That life can be ours. Yashua wants us to have that life, to live that life, and allow that life to swallow up death in us! Death is swallowed up in victory! So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. (55) O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? (56) The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. (57) But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.