Death is Defeated?


This is a new introduction to an earlier written article of the same name….

Romans 8:7 because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Remember what it says the verse before?

Romans 8:6 for to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

There’s the big secret, it finally got out. This is Adam’s death!

2nd Timothy 1:10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has destroyed death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:

Did you catch that? Death was destroyed!

1st Corinthians 15:26 the last enemy destroyed is death!

Didn’t 2nd Timothy just say that was already done?

If death was the last enemy; and last enemy to be destroyed, doesn’t that make things already under his feet, even though it’s not entirely manifested in the world?

1st Corinthians 15:27 for he has put all things under his feet. But when he says all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.

Ephesians 1:22 And has put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

Hebrews 2:8 You have put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.

Isn’t that what I asked earlier?

“If death was the last enemy; and last enemy to be destroyed, doesn’t that make things already under his feet, even though it’s not entirely manifested in the world?”

Well?

Death; the last enemy, is destroyed, abolished, and defeated!

This is from the KJV Bible:

1Co 15:26  The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

shall be” is future tense, right? Well; as the Hertz Rental Car Company commercials used to say, not exactly.

The phrase “that shall be destroyed” is all from one Greek word; strong’s #2673 “katargew katargeo kat-arg-eh’-o” and is defined as

1. to render idle, unemployed, inactivate, inoperative

  • to cause a person or thing to have no further efficiency
  • to deprive of force, influence, power

2. to cause to cease, put an end to, do away with, annul, abolish

  • to cease, to pass away, be done away
  • to be severed from, separated from, discharged from, loosed from any one
  • to terminate all intercourse with one

Notice in (2) it uses “abolish“?

We also find this word “Katargeo” translated as “abolished” in another verse about death.

2Ti 1:10  But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has >>>>>ABOLISHED death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:

Let’s just presume both scripture reference physical/biological death.

Look around, does it look like physical/biological death has been

ABOLISHED? But, do we have anything to suggest it has already been DESTROYED?

Neither is true if we read such scriptures with western thinking, and apply carnal reasoning; it should be plainly obvious that physical/biological death still occurs: humans die, grass dies, flowers die, birds die, fish die, cattle die, etc….

Did you read the definitions for Katargeo?

Do you believe the resurrections from physical/biological death in scripture actually happened?

Do they show physical/biological death to be rendered idle, unemployed, inactivate, inoperative? Do we not see life itself reanimating these once dead corpses?

Doesn’t the death and resurrection of Jesus the Christ clearly demonstrate that while man can kill the physical/biological body, he can not destroy the life giving spirit within the body?

Let’s look at 1Co 15:26 again.  

The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death

Now let’s look at how it should look:

The last enemy destroyed is death

Did you know that “Katargeo” translated as “Destroyed” in this verse is even shown in the present tense?

Considering that prior to ascension, Christ already had power over all flesh (John 17:2)

Considering that prior to ascension, Christ already had all power in heaven and earth (Matthew 28:18)

Considering that scripture says all things have been placed in subjection under his feet (1st Corinthians 15:27, Ephesians 1:22, Hebrews 2:8)

Considering Christ said those in him never die (John 11:26) and never see death (John 8:51)

Considering 2Ti 1:10 clearly shows that Christ has already shown that physical/biological death is not the focus.

At any rate, please study the word “Katargeo” and how it is translated in the following verses:

Luke 13:7  Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?

Romans 3:3 For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect?

Romans 3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the law.

Romans 4:14 For if those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise made of no effect,

Romans 6:6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.

Romans 7:2 For the woman who has a husband is bound by the law to her husband as long as he lives. But if the husband dies, she is released from the law of her husband.

Romans 7:6 But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter.

1st Corinthians 1:28 and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are,

1st Corinthians 2:6 However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.

1st Corinthians 6:13 Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.

1st Corinthians 13:8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.

1st Corinthians 13:10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

1st Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

1st Corinthians 15:24 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.

2nd Corinthians 3:7 But if the ministry of death, written and engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away,

2nd Corinthians 3:11 For if what is passing away was glorious, what remains is much more glorious.

2nd Corinthians 3:13 unlike Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the end of what was passing away.

2nd Corinthians 3:14 But their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ.

Galatians 3:17 And this I say, that the law, which was four hundred and thirty years later, cannot annul the covenant that was confirmed before by God in Christ, that it should make the promise of no effect.

Galatians 5:4 You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.

Galatians 5:11 And I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why do I still suffer persecution? Then the offense of the cross has ceased.

Ephesians 2:15 having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace,

2nd Thessalonians 2:8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.

Hebrews 2:14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,

This should help one better understand what is meant by “abolished” and “destroyed” in

1st Corinthians 15:26 The last enemy destroyed is death.

and

2nd Timothy 1:10 but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,

Why are we so obsessed with physical/biological death, when scripture and the very resurrections shown in it clearly demonstrate that physical/biological death should not be a concern of ours?

Now; instead of offering me 10,000 BUT BUT BUT BUT BUT arguments, and rather than throwing different scriptures at me as if I’ve never read them, as if I’ve never heard the same arguments, or as if to suggest that scripture in one area contradicts what I have offered here, show me where anything I have offered is false.

Remember;

Death CAN relate to a cessation of the life of the body, not the life within the body. This is referenced in parabolic form in 2nd Timothy 1:10; it specifically says Christ “abolished” death; this word is translated from the Greek word “Katargeo” which means to render inoperable, or deprived of force.

Has biological death lost its power? Is it no longer in force? Has it been rendered inoperable?

They can kill the body (As evidenced in the Crucifixion of Jesus) but they can not destroy the life giving spirit within the body; and scripture (1st Corinthians 15:45) says the “Last Adam” (Christ) is a “Quickening” or “Life giving” spirit, and this is what reanimated, or resurrected the body of Jesus.

It is important to note scripture speaks of two types of death, and it is the biological death and resurrection of physical bodies in scripture that point to the focus of what these truly represent, or speak of; Covenantal, Spiritual, or Metaphorical death, and the ensuing Covenantal, Spiritual, or Metaphorical resurrection.

From beginning in Genesis to ending in Revelation, scriptures focus is more to Covenant Death and resurrection, rather than Biological Death and Resurrection.

This is specifically noted in Ezekiel 37: Valley of dry bones, Resurrection, Binding of two sticks, Everlasting Covenant, Sanctuary/Temple of God in their midst; and this is specifically what Revelation 21 speaks to. Compare Revelation 21:3 to Ezekiel 37:26, 27, 28.

This same message is referred by Paul in 1st Corinthians 3:16-17, and 2nd Corinthians 6:16; which clearly shows it as already being fulfilled at that time.

The no more “Tears-Death-Sorrow-Crying-Pain” of Revelation 21:4 is what Ezekiel 37 speaks of; note Ezekiel 37:11 “Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts” as this is what this “Tears-Death-Sorrow-Crying-Pain” is about.

These items relate to a Covenantal position, rather than modern day biological realities of the human condition.

Israel had apostatized their position with God; having forsaken God, the land, and their covenant with, and the laws and commandments of God (Deuteronomy 28:20, 29:25, Judges 10:10, 13, 1st Samuel 8:8, 12:10, 1st Kings 11:33, 18:18, 19:10, 14, 2nd Kings 22:17, 2nd Chronicles 12:5, 13:11, 21:10, 24:20, 24, 28:6, 29:6, 34:25, Ezra 9:10, Isaiah 1:4, 2:6, Jeremiah 1:16, 2:13, 17, 19, 5:7, 19, 9:13, 15:6, 16:11, 17:13, 19:4, and 22:9) and this on repeated occasions, judgment from God was brought upon them numerous times; and it is this loss of their Covenantal standing with God that speaks of the “Tears-Death-Sorrow-Crying-Pain” being removed in Revelation 21:4.

As this connection between Revelation 21:3, 1st Corinthians 3:16-17, and 2nd Corinthians 6:16 is unmistakable, we can with surety pronounce that the New/Everlasting Covenant has arrived, their Covenant with death (Isaiah 28:15) has been atoned/reconciled (Isaiah 28:18) and their “Tears-Death-Sorrow-Crying-Pain” have passed (Revelation 21:4) away.

 

Christ WON!

We NOW have the victory!

Just read 1st Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, which gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

99.9% of Christianity rejects this as a present day truth, and continually postpones it until some future date!

Before you attempt to disprove this, remember what it is in relation to!

Study 1st Corinthians 15:54-55

So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

Is the corruptible waiting to put on incorruption?

Is the mortal waiting to put on immortality?

Is death victorious?

Does death have its sting?

Does the grave have victory?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, then you are part of those who reject the victory proclaimed in verse 57!

            

 

The article you are reading encompasses a belief known as Fulfilled Eschatology; this belief puts forth the notion that the Last Days/End Times in the Bible have already happened. If you’d like to know more about this view, please click HERE and order my latest Book; The Last Days of The End Times. You can order a copy of the (Non-professionally edited) Soft Cover, or look for the downloadable PDF version.   

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