Sting of Death
Could sting of death be pointing to the false prophets that God allows to rule in judgment?
STING OF DEATH: GOD USING FALSE PROPHETS TO JUDGE?
1Co 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
1Co 15:55 O death, where is thy sting <2759>? O grave, where is thy victory?
1Co 15:56 The sting <2759> of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law (the law that leads to Christ?).
Ga 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
Ga 3:25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
Ro 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
Ro 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
1Co 15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ho 13:14 I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.
Ps 49:14 Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed <07462> on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.
Jer 22:22 The wind shall eat up <07462> all thy pastors, and thy lovers shall go into captivity: surely then shalt thou be ashamed and confounded for all thy wickedness.
Re 18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
Re 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
Ps 18:4 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.
Re 9:10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings <2759> in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
Isa 9:15 The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.
Re 9:3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
Re 9:5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
KICKING AGAINST THE PRICKS: VAINLY RESISTING GOD’S JUDGMENT?
Ac 9:5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks <2759> (iron goad).
Ac 26:14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks <2759>.
De 32:15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked <01163>: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
1Sa 2:29 Wherefore kick <01163> ye at my sacrifice and at mine offering, which I have commanded in my habitation; and honourest thy sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the chiefest of all the offerings of Israel my people?
Re 11:10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
Sting of Death seems to point to the deadly poison of the church (false gospels) that God allows in judgment. And kicking against the pricks (stings) seem to point to the church vainly resisting the sacrifice and offering that is Christ.