The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 1 Cor 15:26
Paul spends time in chapter 15 writing about death. Apparently, we don’t need to fear death. The Apostle tells us that death will be defeated and that Christ will return. Look, I don’t know when he’s coming. I don’t care to argue about when Christ is coming. What I need confidence in is the fact that Jesus already conquered sin and death and he’s going to return.
I think that’s what Paul is saying. It’s a done deal. If you believe that then it doesn’t really matter if it’s pretrib, postrib, 3 ½ years of clay toes, head wounds, embedded 666, worldwide currency, yadda, yadda, yadda…
Has death lost its sting or not? Paul seems to think so; it allows him to stay focused on the mission of fully giving himself to God’s work. We can do the same.
Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.1 Cor 15:58