Saturday, May 2, 2009
SO... WHAT WAS HE+ DOING DOWN THERE?
what was HE+ doing
Scripture says HE+ was 3 days and 3 nights in the heart of the earth.
So... what was HE+ doing down there ?
What was HE+ preaching?
HE+ was preaching the Good News !
What was the Good News?
There was LOTS of Good News !
1. Death has no more dominion over HIM+.
2. HE+ is the firstborn from the dead.
Who did HE+ preach to ?
1. the dead
2. to the captivity
3. to the Patriarchs
4. to the righteous dead who died in the Covenant of Abraham
For it was impossible for Death to hold HIM+ !
HE+ broke the bonds of sin...
the curse laid upon all of us sons of Adam due to sin.
The sting of death is sin and the power of sin is the [Mosaic] law. Adonai, The LORD JESUS CHRIST, was the fulfillment of the Law. HE+ , a man had no sin of Adam: HE+ was the 2nd Adam ! But HE+, a man, was born under the curse of death. HE+ would die as all human flesh dies.
But, HE+ won the battle and "Death" died ! That old enemy, "Death," was swallowed up in Victory !
Death, the ultimat curse, couldn't hold HIM+ because it had no claim on HIM+ even though he was the son of man... because HE+... yes, HE+ alone... had no sin!
The Good News ?
... His+ people who have entered His+ covenant and are walking... dead to sin... but alive unto GOD, through CHRIST JESUS, our Risen LORD!
"Death" was .... and IS... swallowed up in Victory... even for the smallest, tiniest Christian.
Do not be afraid of those who would kill the body... but be afraid of the ONE+ Who has the power to destroy both body and soul in Gehenna... the second death!
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Bless GOD! FATHER, SON+ , and HOLY SPIRIT!
And blessed be HIS+ Kingdom, forever and ever.