The BIRTH of death was the fall of Adam (at least in our minds). The DEATH of death was Christ's resurrection. We do not normally rejoice in a death, but this is a death in which we do rejoice. The reason for saying that is because death is not a friend but the Scriptures say that it is an enemy. Yes, God receives the spirit of a person who dies, but God is not the One who brings death. I Corinthians 15:26 says that the last ENEMY that shall be destroyed is death. The word 'destroyed' means, to render useless and powerless. Many today believe that this is only relevant after one dies physically, that the spirit of the person lives on; and of course I agree, but there is so much more to the truth of the matter at hand. What we fail to understand is that our Father sees us as one. He does not view us as spirit, and soul, and body. He has declared the end from the beginning. He sees heaven (our spirit) and earth (our body) as one. I Thessalonians 5:23 in the Amp says that we have been redeemed through and through. We are the Body of Christ through and through. I John 3:8 says that 'for this purpose the Son of God was manifested that He might destroy (render useless and powerless) the works of the devil'.
Death thought it had Jesus beaten, but death was only on life-support and on death row until the resurrection.
The works being, sin, sickness, poverty and death. If Jesus destroyed all manner of sin, then He destroyed all manner of death. When we see people raising the dead in the O.T. as well as in the N. T. that is a picture to us that death has NO POWER! If death has any power, no one, including Jesus, could have raised anyone from the dead. We are commissioned in the Gospel to go forth and raise the dead as well. Until we realize that death and sickness have no power we will never be able to fulfill that commission. Hebrews 2:9 says that by the grace of God Jesus tasted (experienced and became) death for EVERY man. Philippians 2:8 says that Jesus was found in fashion as a man, humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the Cross. Death thought it had Jesus beaten, but death was only on life-support and on death row until the resurrection. Why? Because death has never had any power! Jesus came to reveal that fact to us in His resurrection. Everything that Jesus did in all of His incarnational events revealed what was already true about every man.
The resurrection of Christ reveals to us that we have always been SPIRIT slowed down to visibility or tangibility. I look at my body as being just as spirit (sorry if that offends some) as my spirit is. The resurrection also shows us that He has always been the health of our bodies. The stripes Jesus bore on His back was to remind us of that reality. In the resurrection I hear the words: "Who told you that you were a sinner, who told you that death has power, who told you that you were ever perishing, who told you that you were naked and ever unrighteous--who told you all of those lies about yourself?" Colossians 1:21 says that we were alienated (had a sense of separation) and enemies (sinners) IN OUT MIND! Jesus' death and resurrection reveals something totally different unto us. It reveals to us that we were NEVER separate, nor sinners, nor perishing, nor unrighteous, nor unholy; only in our minds were we that, and therefore we lived out of the SENSE of the adamic life. Several years ago after my husband passed away I had an inner vision of people who died in their physical bodies, and when they came in contact with the full-blown light and life of God they had the thought: "Wow, my body was redeemed all along, but no one ever told me that!" How sad it is that most are waiting for something ELSE to happen, when the resurrection was the most powerful event that ever happened, or ever will happen, revealing the greatest reality of all about all mankind! HE IS RISEN, AS US!