An Accomplishment of Victories
There was, in the nature of salvation an accomplishment of victories that none but Jesus could perform and therefore, it was written concerning Him that He was to spoil, and did spoil, principalities and powers, and to make a show of them openly.
He was to bruise the old serpent’s head, and He did it effectually; and he will never forget the bruise.
He was to conquer and vanquish, and destroy death, and him that had the power of death—that is, the devil.
The Victor over sin, death, hell, and the grave, is Christ.
He defeated it and His own triumphant language runs thus, “O death, I will be thy plague; O grave, I will be thy destruction;” (Hosea 13:14) and He hath swallowed up death in victory (1 Corinthians 15:54).
By Joseph Irons