Today’s Word Of Encouragement From Wayne:
“We do see Him who was made for a little while lower that the angels, namely Jesus, because of the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone”
I hope you blessedly know that “by grace you have been saved” (Eph 2:5). But do you know that also, “by the grace of God,” Jesus Christ has tasted death on your behalf?
What does this mean?
When Jesus Christ suffered and died at Calvary, He tasted death for you and I, in that space of time between Friday and Sunday morning.
However, because of Jesus Christ, you and I will never have to taste that kind of death, of separation from God, of descending to the netherworld (see 1st Peter 3:18-20), for even an instant.
Jesus tasted death “for everyone” specifically so that we, who have received Him, would not have to taste death.
You see, when our Savior bridged the sin and salvation gap for us, He also bridged the separation at death gap as well. And now, praise His holy name, we have a seamless and complete salvation of abundant and eternal life in Christ, just as Jesus, Himself, has promised, saying “ Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matt. 28:20).
Praise the name of Jesus today, for by the grace of God He has tasted death for you and I so that we will always, and only, taste and know His abiding resurrection presence within us at all times.
Even when we do close our eyes on this planet for the final time, our spirit will continue to only know unbroken communion in resurrection life with our Savior, for He has tasted death for us, “by the grace of God,” so we will only taste life in Him! Hallelujah!