How did Jesus conquer death? When did He do it? We might think that He conquered death by His resurrection or at His resurrection. But, if it was by His resurrection, or at His resurrection that He conquered death, we might think that He conquered it for Himself. But the resurrection tells us something better. It proves that it was not for Himself but for us that Jesus died and rose again. Death was our problem, not His. But, because Jesus loved us, He made death His problem in order to conquer it by enduring it in our place. If He wasn’t dying in our place, He wouldn’t have died at all. He was without sin. We were Christ’s enemies, and death was our enemy. Yet, because Jesus loved us, He made death His enemy and conquered it at the cross! The resurrection points us to the cross, where Jesus conquered death by dying FOR US!!!