Victory Over Death
Jesus fully accomplished His goal and brought it to its intended outcome. He didn’t leave anything undone when He died on that cross. He took that intended outcome and went and got the keys to death, hell, and the grave, from the one holding them at that moment—and Satan had to give them up! Jesus accomplished everything needed to redeem mankind. Everything! His last words were, “It is finished!” And, He didn’t whisper those words. He shouted those words! “IT IS FINISHED!”
He used a word, which in Greek is “tetelestai”. In Hebrew is it, “Asah”. It means, “Paid in full!” Asah also means, “To create”. He used it to talk about the creation of the earth, the people, the oceans, all things. He was saying, “Come forth, new creation!” We are that new creation! The Church was about to be born! Death, hell, and the grave would have to give up their captives!
It is time, in this season of death stalking humanity again, for the power of the shed blood of Jesus, the authority of His obedience, and the power of the resurrection, to be fully expressed. Cause great numbers of people to be set free from death, hell, and the grave, in this season. Now, in Jesus’ name! Now! Amen.
“I am the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.” (Revelation 1:18; ESV)
“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” (1 Corinthians 15:55; ESV)
“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. After being made alive, he went and made proclamation to the imprisoned spirits. Now, He has gone into heaven and is at God’s right hand—with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him.” (1 Peter 3:18-19 and 22; NIV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Declare as Jesus did, “Tetelestai! Asah! It is finished!”
- Say, “Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting? Let the captives go free!”
- Decree, “Jesus died and is alive forever more! He has taken back the keys of death, hell, and the grave! Let the lost live!”
- Contemplate your own salvation experience. Thank the Lord again for saving you.
- Now, with passionate intercession, pray for every single family member, friend, and co-worker you know who has yet to come to Jesus.
A prayer you can pray:
Lord, thank You for the cross. So much more than we can imagine was done in those three days from Your death on the cross to Resurrection Day. If people really understood this, they wouldn’t hesitate to be saved! The harvest would overtake the plowman, as You foretold! So, we proclaim, “Tetelestai! Asah! It is finished! Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting? Let the captives go free! Jesus died and is alive forever more! He has taken back the keys of death, hell, and the grave! Let the lost live!”
I praise You, Lord, for You saved me. I am a sinner saved by grace, not of anything I have done to deserve You. You made a way for me when there was no way. That same way is made for those I know and love. [Therefore, intercede for every single family member, friend, and co-worker you know who has yet to come to Jesus.] Jesus, receive these as Your inheritance; Your reward. Amen and amen.
Jesus conquered death, hell, and the grave! Let the captives now be free!