How Jesus’ Death Proved He Was King

The Aquila Report | 6/11/2018 | Staff
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Put another way, by his own death and resurrection, the Lord Jesus put death to death and destroyed “the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil” (Heb 2:14). Because he died and came back to life, Christ holds “the keys of Death and Hades” (Rev 1:18) so that “death no longer has dominion over him” (Rom 6:9).

In Christ’s earthly ministry, the Jewish people were expecting him to raise an army like any earthly kind would in order to resuscitate the Davidic kingdom (e.g., John 6:15). This was on their minds when Jesus entered Jerusalem in a royal “parousia” mounted on a donkey:

Kingdom - Messiah - Conquest - John

But the kingdom which the Messiah was about to win through conquest (e.g., John...
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