“And thus God breaketh the bands of death, having gained the victory over death; giving the Son power to make intercession for the children of men—
Having ascended into heaven, having the bowels of mercy; being filled with compassion towards the children of men; standing betwixt them and justice; having broken the bands of death, taken upon himself their iniquity and their transgressions, having redeemed them, and satisfied the demands of justice.” – Mosiah 15:8-9
“And if Christ had not risen from the dead, or have broken the bands of death that the grave should have no victory, and that death should have no sting, there could have been no resurrection.
But there is a resurrection, therefore the grave hath no victory, and the sting of death is swallowed up in Christ.” – Mosiah 16:7-8
“O how great the goodness of our God, who prepareth a way for our escape from the grasp of this awful monster; yea, that monster, death and hell, which I call the death of the body, and also the death of the spirit.” – 2 Nephi 9:10
This is what it is all about. Christ is victorious over death – both physically and spiritually. Because of His victory, we all have the chance to be victorious. He stands as our advocate, and Savior.
In the book of Moses, The Lord explains, ” For behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.” – Moses 1:39. The whole work and glory of God would have been frustrated if Jesus Christ wouldn’t have offered his very life as a sacrifice for sin. Christ has prepared the way for each of us to receive both immortality and eternal life. We simply need to choose to be perfected in Him.
I am so grateful to know of the Savior. I’m grateful for the everlasting message of Hope he brings. I have experienced His mercy and love in this life, and I know that it is only a small measure of the love and mercy that He has for me. I know that Christ was victorious over death and sin, and because of His sacrifice, I will be able to overcome them, too.
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