Get Out of Here!

Sep 3, 2015 948

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. – 1 Cor 15:57

In Matthew chapter 9, a synagogue leader asked Jesus to his come to his house because his daughter had died. We are told in v.23 that when Jesus arrived, the house was full of noisy mourners, as the custom was at that time. They were crying and wailing and making loud music to call attention to the death of this girl.

When Jesus entered the house, he said to everyone, “Go away!” Another way of saying it would be “Get out of here!” They laughed at him. But he went in and took the girl by the hand and she got up (v.25). Another funeral broken up. Death flees in panic when he the Prince of Life announces his presence and says, “Get out of here!”

Once for all Christ died for our sins. And once for all Christ entered the kingdom of death, demolished its shackles, and rose victorious.

That’s why, one day soon, it will be so simple. It will be just as natural for the sun to rise, the birds to sing, and for the waves roll home to the shore. Christ will take your hand, and the hands of those who have chosen his kingdom of life, and we will all get up.

Where, O death, is your victory?
 Where, O death, is your sting?
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Cor 15:55–57

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