From a sermon by Pastor John
June 30, 2016
God is at perpetual war with death. Death is an enemy, Paul said. “The last enemy to be destroyed is death” (1Cor. 15:26). And do you know how God fights death? It’s not by railing against it, or shooting guns. Every time the Spirit moves on you, God is fighting with death. The life of the Spirit is the victory over death! Every time you feel the Spirit, God is conquering the death that is in your flesh.
God doesn’t fight like people fight. Peace is His weapon; joy is His weapon; truth is His weapon. Every time God heals somebody, He is overcoming death; He’s fighting, and He’s winning. It is no wonder Jesus said, “He that believes in me shall never die.” Even if you “fall asleep in Jesus”, you will rise again. “He that is alive and believes in me shall never die.” People may say you’re dead, but you will not be dead.
We feel it when God is fighting. We are blessed when the battle is raging. It’s “joy unspeakable” for us when God is overcoming death. Every time God speaks to you, He’s fighting against death, and He’s winning in you. That’s where God’s warfare is, in the Spirit, and when you feel His joy and peace, the Spirit is winning. If you stay in the Spirit, you win with it. Solomon said, “In the pathway of righteousness there is no death” – none. Stay on that pathway! There is no death in the holy Ghost; “the Spirit is life, because of righteousness.”
Let’s praise God and cheer Him on! Win, God, Win! Let Him win in you!