1 Corinthians 15:20-26 NLT
But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead. He is the first of a great harvest of all who have died.
So you see, just as death came into the world through a man, now the resurrection from the dead has begun through another man.
Just as everyone dies because we all belong to Adam, everyone who belongs to Christ will be given new life.
But there is an order to this resurrection: Christ was raised as the first of the harvest; then all who belong to Christ will be raised when he comes back.
After that the end will come, when he will turn the Kingdom over to God the Father, having destroyed every ruler and authority and power.
For Christ must reign until he humbles all his enemies beneath his feet.
And the last enemy to be destroyed is death.
Reflection . . .
These verses recap for us what we need to understand is accomplished by the gospel.
Death is inevitable for each one of us, but the good news is resurrection is possible through Jesus Christ. Those who belong to Christ will be given new life.
Death will be destroyed completely!
The words of the song below well describe our state before God through Jesus Christ.