Scriptures: John 14:6, 1 Corinthians 15:26
Jesus, the Life, went to battle with death. The Bible tells us that the last enemy is death: death is the last enemy we will face. Only the Life can overcome this enemy.
Hebrews 9:27 tells us that death is the enemy that stalks us all. "And just as it is appointed for mortals to die once, and after that the judgment..." All of mankind has the same enemy. Jesus came to defeat this enemy for all of mankind.
Hebrews 2:9 tells us that Jesus engaged this enemy. Jesus came to taste death for all of us. He engaged this enemy on the cross. Jesus defeated this enemy, death, in the tomb.
1 Corinthians 15:20 shows us the eradication of this enemy. Death was defeated by the resurrection and the resurrection demonstrated His victory! Jesus' resurrection purchased our resurrection. Revelation 21:4 was the final eradication.
The people of God have a common enemy, but we must remember that Jesus engaged and eradicated this enemy for each of us. The Life defeated the enemy!