The Last Enemy Destroyed 1Corinthians 15
16 For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not risen. 17 And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins! 18 Then also those who have [c]fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have [d]fallen asleep. 21 For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. 23 But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming. 24 Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. 25 For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy that will be destroyed is death.
Good Morning. Here in our text for today the bible makes it very clear that Jesus Christ holds the keys to life everlasting(Revelation 1:18)! In Adam (that is implying the flesh) all die! So here we are seeing that believers in Christ never see death but a transition from this world into the presence of Jesus Himself by whom came the resurrection. If Jesus isn’t resurrected then our faith is in vain and we would still be in our sins! But Christ has risen and so will all believers in Christ be risen! Vers 19 says it all and that is:”19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.” But there is a much better world coming for the believer PTL! Notice the order of the resurrection Christ,the firstfruits and then those who are in Christ at His coming then Christ delivers the Kingdom to God the Father and Christ puts down all authority and power! The last and final enemy of man will be destroyed by Christ and that enemy is death!PTL!Love in Christ, Terry June 19, 2021