The Invincible Bride

The Invincible Bride.

January 22, 2021 | Spiry Tee.

"And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it."
Matthew 16:18 NKJV

The Lord Jesus gave a solemn promise, "I will build my church". How comforting! When I started serving in the ministry as a pastor I thought I was assigned to build the church of Jesus. It was until later as the years went by that I realised I could not do it, only Jesus can.

When Jesus builds, even the gates of hell can not prevail against the church. When we say "church" we are not talking about a four walled building were people meet to pray and hear the Word. Church is you and me. Church is not the programs and activities we do, we are the church.

And the Lord said we are invincible in face of the greatest forces of darkness. Hell and death tremble before the church that Jesus builds. When He invited John to see who He was after the resurrection, Jesus told a breathless John, "Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death." Revelation 1:17‭-‬118

Jesus now holds the keys to the grave. Hades and death have been stripped of their power. I have no problem dying if it's Jesus' prerogative to kill me for he holds the key. What Jesus will not allow is for hell and death to have power over you and me. Plus, there is more good news: Jesus "came that we may have life and have it to the full till it overflows." (John 10:10). Hallelujah!

The believer in Christ has been delivered from the fear of death. Hebrews 2:14-15 could not be more compendious, "Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. (Hebrews 2:14‭-‬15)

I am being built by Jesus and the gates of hell shall not prevail against me.

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