How To Not Fear Death
Do you ever experience the fear of death? Have you ever been driving in your car, and realized how close a mac-truck came to almost hitting you dead on?
What is the fear of death? Ever have a really unusual pain in your body, and start worrying that it might be some rare cancer that will check you out?
Some of us are able to quickly dismiss that fear of death and dying, and go on with our lives. Many are not so fortunate, and end up becoming gripped with fear.
How To Not Fear Death Scriptures
The question really comes to this – Should you be experiencing fear at all? I’d like to suggest that death has been defeated, and has no sting, or can bring no worrisome trouble.
In 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 it says,”O death where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
The Old Testament version of this scripture is seen in the book of Hosea prophesying what was to come. If God’s Word is infallible, this should be like a fact to us. When will we take God at His Word?
In Hosea, the Hebrew word for death is “maveth”, meaning opposed to life. The word is “thanatos” in the Greek and means the power of death! Therefore, we can surmise that we do have victory over anything opposed to life, and over the power of death.
By growing strong in God’s Word, we can learn how to not fear death. The scripture in Hebrews 2:14 says it all. “Since the children have flesh and blood, He too shared in their humanity so that by His death He might destroy him who holds the power of death, that is, the devil…”
Who shared in our humanity? Who has the power of death? Whose death destroyed him who holds its power? We know how to not fear death through Jesus.
I believe when Jesus was on the cross, He spoke clearly for all to hear, “It is finished!” I find it truly amazing that there are so many scriptures in the Old Testament where God is promising to redeem us.
We then see the fulfillment of these promises in the New Testament. I really love it when the great patriarchs of old spoke by faith of this already being accomplished for them. Should we not gather up enough faith after all we know?
How To Not Fear Death Step
Most things that make us afraid have something to do with dying. Think about it. Why are you afraid of heights? Why are you afraid of spiders or snakes?
Why are you fearful of flying? Remove this fear of death, and watch as those other nagging fears disappear. You can practice how to not fear death. Exercise your faith in the victory Jesus gave each one of us and tell the spirit of fear to leave you, now!
We must take a different view of death. Where is your sting? Yes, we have victory over death’s sting. It cannot hurt us.
We must stand against the enemy of death in every way possible, never yielding to its power over us or our loved ones. If we lose the fight, we can trust that the sting of death has been removed. Those whom we warred for, are beginning their grand adventures in paradise.
I believe victory over death was provided on the cross, just like healing, redemption, forgiveness, and salvation were.
The Lord is waiting for His Bride to know how to not fear death and take its stand against that last enemy of death. After all, He paid the full price for this to happen. Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!
P.S. Now that you know HOW TO NOT FEAR DEATH, your next step is to learn how to celebrate your victory at the link above.