12 Weeks of Prayer Week 6 Day 7
BETRAYAL OF DEATH
By Justin N. Citro
"For the wages of sin is death,
but the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord."
As we conclude Week Six of our Twelve Weeks of Prayer, it is important that we give thanks to the Father who resurrected His son Jesus Christ from the grave so that we may not die but live free from sin. Let us also give thanks that because of Christ's sacrifice, the grave has been defeated! To end this week on a high point, I will be talking about the greatest betrayal of all time and that is the betrayal of death itself. Now death is known as one of life's great unknowns with several questions being asked about it such as "Where will I go when I die?" and "Will I go to heaven?" These questions come easy to the Christian because when we die, we will be with the Lord Almighty in Heaven, but to non-believers, these questions can be frightening. For Christ came to the earth to save the Father's creation which is mankind for we were created in the image of the Father (Genesis 1:27).
How do we as Christians explain the betrayal of death? The Bible says in Galatians 3:13 KJV, "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree," and as well in Romans 6:23 KJV, "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." What these two verses explain is the love of God for our souls. Through Christ's suffering on the cross, sin and death were defeated on Calvary for our sins. The death of a fellow believer, whether it be a family member or not, can be saddening, and while mourning is difficult, we must always remember that death is defeated through Christ our Lord. Soon, He will appear again on a white horse with chariots of fire coming down to take his people up with Him to show truly that death, hell, and the grave have been defeated! Brothers and Sisters, I encourage you to remember that Christ died for your sins and that death is defeated as well as the devil himself has lost his power! Dear Lord, thank You and praise You for this day. Father, I thank You for sending Your only Son to die for not only my sins but for the sins of the world. Father, thank You for Your wonderous love. In Jesus's Name, Amen!