by Barbara Latta
|Jesus surrendered His spirit into the hands of His Father.|
Jesus breathed His last and surrendered His spirit into the
hands of His father. God’s wrath against sin had been poured out on the
innocent Son. Payment was final.
Jesus went into the realm of hell.
For You will not forsake Me and abandon my
soul to Hades (the realm of the dead), nor let your Holy One undergo decay
[after death]. You have made known to me the ways of life; you will fill me
[infusing my soul] with joy with your presence (Acts 2:27-28 AMP).
He made an open show of triumphing in His victory. He
stripped Satan of the power and authority that had been stolen from Adam. Christ
paraded the fallen angel in front of the minions of hell and proclaimed evil’s
When He had disarmed the rulers and
authorities [those supernatural forces of evil operating against us], He made a
public example of them [exhibiting them as captives in His triumphal
procession], having triumphed over them through the cross (Colossians 2:15 AMP).
Jesus told the thief on the cross that he would be with Him
that day in Paradise. Paradise
was the place where the Old Testament saints
went after death. They could not enter into heaven yet because the blood of
bulls and goats cannot take away sin (Hebrews 10:4). But they died with faith in
the future redemption and after Jesus died His blood was retroactive to them. He led those in Paradise into their heavenly
|Jesus led captivity captive.|
Therefore it says, When He ascended on high he
led captivity captive, and he bestowed gifts on men (Ephesians 4:8 AMP).
Death could not hold Him.
But God raised Him up, releasing Him and bringing an end to
the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in death’s power
(Acts 2:24 AMP).
Because Jesus Christ took upon Himself our punishment we can
now be free of the fear of death.
|Death where is your victory?|
O death, where is your victory? O death where is your sting?
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin [by which it brings death] is
the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory [as conquerors] through
our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:55-57 AMP).
No more does there need to be a sin offering of an animal
which only covered sin. Jesus Christ presented His blood on the mercy seat in
heaven which eliminated sin once and for all.
He went once for all into the Holy Place [the Holy of Holies
of heaven, into the presence of God], and not through the blood of goats and
calves, but through His own blood, having obtained and secured eternal redemption
[that is, the salvation of all who personally believe in Him as Savior]
(Hebrews 9:12 AMP).
Because of the Resurrection believers are now reconciled to
God, not under guilt or condemnation any longer and are made partakers of His
For He has rescued us and has drawn us to
Himself from the dominion of darkness and has transferred us to the kingdom of
His beloved Son in whom we have redemption [because of His sacrifice, resulting
in] the forgiveness of our sins [and the cancellation of sins’ penalty] (Colossians 1:13 AMP).
What better way to celebrate Resurrection Day but by rubbing the devil's nose in his defeat and reminding him of the victory we have in Christ.
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