Death Does Not Have The Victory!
“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” 1 Corinthians 15:55
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the Law, (the Curse of sin and death) 1 Corinthians 15:56
This 1st Century A.D. quote, from the apostle Paul, is a paraphrase from the prophet Hosea, 722 B.C.
Breaking down the original Hebrew, Hosea’s Words confirm the point Paul is making.
“From the power/the hand, (Yad #3027) of the grave, (Sheol #7585) I will ransom/rescue, (papda #6299) them. From death, (maveth #4191) I will redeem, (ga’al #1350). O Death, I will be your thorn/plague, (deber #1698). O Sheol, I will be your sting/destruction, (qoteb #6987). Sorrow, (nocham #5164) will be hidden, (sathar #5641) from My sight, (ayin #5869).” Hosea 13:14
YHVH Redeemed Us From Sin/Death.
But God will redeem my soul from the power of Sheol, For He will receive me. Selah.
He will swallow up death for all time, And
the Lord YHVH GOD will wipe tears away from all faces, And He will remove the reproach of His people from all the earth; For the LORD YHVH has spoken.
Your dead will live; Their corpses will rise. You who lie in the dust, awake and shout for joy, For your dew is as the dew of the dawn, And the earth will give birth to the departed spirits.
“The last enemy to be destroyed is death.” 1 Corinthians 15:26
“And death and hell (sheol) were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.” Revelation 20:14
The Hebrew word Chata #2398, means, to bare the blame. Sin is simply missing the mark, the mark being God’s definition of the Path/Way that leads to Life.
He Bore Our Blame
Jesus/Yehoshua, (YHVH’s Salvation) bore/carried our guilt of sin in the death of His body. All flesh, like Adam’s, must die in order to receive (spiritual/lasting) Life in Righteousness, because Righteousness has always been the Way to Life, Proverbs 12:28
“…flesh and blood can not inherit the Kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.” 1 Corinthians 15:50
In Adam All Die, in Yehoshua All Will Be Made Alive! 1 Corinthians 15:22