Revelation 1:18 “I am the living one. I died, but look—I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.”
When Jesus was crucified, He encountered hell and defeated the devil. He overcame sin by the power of the Holy Spirit and was raised from the dead. His innocence in death by being the substitutionary sacrifice for mankind’s sins prevented death from keeping a grip on him. Death had no legal hold on him because he was without sin. He took on our sins in order that we can be free from death, or eternal separation from God.
In the end of days at the end of John’s vision, we read, “Then death and the grave were thrown into the lake of fire” (Rev. 20:14a-NLT). Our LORD and Savior will one day toss these dastardly things into the lake of fire and burning sulfur forever never to hold its grip on God’s people again!
Sadly, many who refuse eternal life, the gift of God through Jesus the Messiah, will spend eternity with the devil, the demons, the false prophet, the beast, and death & grave for eternity in torment! Be a part of the side that enjoys eternity with God!