Apostle Grace Lubega
Acts 2:24 (KJV); But God hath raised Him up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it.
While the powers of darkness schemed against Christ, assuming that they would end Him by means of death, they did not know that it was an infallible spiritual fact that it was not possible that He could be held by death.
Death by definition is the cessation of one life. What the devil did not understand was that the life that Christ represented was not just the physical life; He is eternal life; the essence of all life.
He tried to wrap physical death around Him imagining that by doing so, He would smother all life. It was IMPOSSIBLE.
In John 1:5, the Bible says, “And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” The Greek word for ‘comprehended’ is katalambano, which is translated to mean, ‘to lay hold of’. Death is a form of darkness but it could not lay hold of Him!
In Revelation 1:18, He says, “ I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.” He is the holder of the keys of hell and death, hell and death do not hold Him.
This same truth must work in us as children of the Most High God. As believers in whom Christ lives, we live with the confidence that death cannot hold us too.
FURTHER STUDY: John 1:5, Revelation 1:18
GOLDEN NUGGET: It was an infallible spiritual fact that it was not possible that Christ could be held by death. This same truth must work in us as children of the Most High God. As believers in whom Christ lives, we live with the confidence that death cannot hold us too.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth! What a wonder You are! I believe in what You did at Calvary and accomplished when You descended into hell and defeated death. Thank You because You have handed to me the keys of hell and death and with them, I close the doors of any form of death in my life, in Jesus’ name, Amen.