Death, for most people, is an unpleasant topic of discussion. This is often because people feel they know so little about what happens after that last breath. Christians, however, need not feel this way about death or fear it, because the word of the Lord spells everything out for us. This brings us to our key text coming out of I Corinthians 15:51 — 57 (KJV). The word of the Lord reads:
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 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. 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Paul is writing a letter to the church at Corinth, and in his correspondence, he shares that believers need not fear death because God has already conquered death for us. He also explains the transformation of bodies from mortal to immortal. In the end days when the Lord returns the dead and living believers alike will receive their immortal heavenly bodies. In the words of Paul, “This corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.” Nothing impure can enter the kingdom of heaven and nothing constrained by the limits of time can abide in infinity. Hence, Jesus by offering Himself as a sacrifice for our sins made forgiveness possible — the spiritual cleansing of our unrighteousness by His blood. Knowing that we must leave these imperfect bodies behind on earth, God also made provisions for believers to have a new spiritual body in which to abide. It is in these things that Jesus has conquered death for those who love and follow after Him.
Have a blessed day!