He Is Risen!!!
These words mean victory for every Believer! Jesus’ resurrection means that death is no longer our
intimidator, our master, or our eternal destiny. Evil loses, and death is dead! They have been swallowed
up in victory.
Paul taunts death in 1 Corinthians 15:55, “O death, where is thy sting? O grave where is thy victory?” In
other words, Whatcha got, death? Where is your sting now death? I’m alive with the resurrected Christ.
How you like me now?
Paul had to remind the church of the powerlessness of death, just like we need to remind ourselves,
because it so often looks like death, sin, evil and inhumanity reign supreme in the world we live in. Death
and evil are still talking a big game. But that’s all it is. It’s just talk! Sin is no longer the undefeatable foe
it might have once seemed to be. Death is not really the end. We do not have to be afraid.
Through the victory of the resurrected Christ, the lifeless are made alive, darkness becomes light and
mourning is turned into dancing because of Jesus’ decisive victory over the powers of evil and death! He