Word for the World devotionals from Dr. Randy White

The Best News
Dr. Randy White

“But God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power.” (Acts 2:24; NASB95)

The agony of death has been our odious allotment since Adam and Eve partook of the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden.  Satan, who said “You shall not die,” was proved to be a liar and the father of lies.  Adam and Eve began their slow journey toward physical death, and soon, through the murder of Able, began to experience “the agony of death” first hand.

From those early days of death’s entrance into our experience, it has always been “the last enemy.”  We have searched in vain for the fountain of youth, the ultimate cure to the death problem.  We spend billions to look a little younger and extend our short lives just a few more years, or even months or days.  Death is the enemy we seek to avoid.

But then came Jesus!  Experiencing death on our behalf, by the power of God he overcame this last enemy, and put an end to the agony of death.  Now, through Him, eternal life is available to us.  When He returns and the dead are raised, death will have ultimately lost the war, and the sting of death will be gone forever.

Now if that isn’t good news, there is no such thing!

In His Grace,
Dr. Randy White

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