Through Adam, sin and death came into the world. Through Jesus, salvation came into the world and sin and death have been conquered. Jesus’ work on earth overcame all the wrong done by Adam, and his descendants, for those who trust in Him. Where Adam disobeyed, Jesus obeyed. Where Adam doubted, Jesus trusted. Where Adam went into the ground and remained there, Jesus went into the ground and burst forth on the third day.
Jesus is the firstfruits of the resurrection, which means He is not the only one who will experience it. One day, we too will spring forth from the clutches of death into everlasting life. But that life does not begin on that day—it is completed on it. One day Christ Jesus will return, and He will make all things new and kill death for good. At the death of death and the restoration of all things, the rule and reign of Christ will be unchallenged and unhindered. We can trust in God’s ability to conquer all things now since He has already conquered death, which is our greatest enemy.
How does knowing Jesus conquered our greatest enemy—death—give you boldness when sharing the gospel?