Overcoming the fear of death
“And I say to you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him!” (Luke 12:4-5) NKJV
The fear of death is the greatest fear on earth. Most people shy away from speaking the truth because they could be killed. Evil abound on earth because the FATHER OF EVIL, the devil is the god of this world. There are countless number of people that have sold out their souls to him, they walk in the dark, and their works are contrary to the truth.
Those who will make change on the earth must be willing to walk in direct opposite direction from the world. Soldiers don’t plan to die in battle, but they know they could die; that is what they signed for when they join the army. It’s the same in God’s army. “those who will live righteously in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecutions.” It takes courage to do God’s will in a wicked and perverse world!
Jesus commanded us not to be afraid of those who can kill the body and cannot kill the soul. He did not say we shall not die if we follow Him or do what is right and just, but He admonished us not to be afraid to die. Though the fear of death is the greatest fear known to man. When a man overcomes it, no other fear can take him captive, including the fear of failure and that which is unknown.
Those who don’t stand for something will fall for everything. If your assignment is not worth dying for, then it is not worth living for. Many want to go to heaven, but they don’t want to die. Believers need not fear death, because it is only a transition from this earthly plain to a place of glory. If God has called you to do something, do it without hesitation. God is the only one to be feared! Carry out your assignment without fear or favor. Jesus said, Matt 10:37-39
“He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.”
Loyalty is good but supreme loyalty must be to God and not to any earthly system or mortal man. When interest conflicts, God’s will must be done no matter the cost. The fear of “who will take care of my wife and children?” is the reason why many have not fulfilled the Lords calling upon their lives. If you really trust God, you must be sure He will take care of your family in your absence in case you die trying to please God. You must not only trust God in life but also in death!
Trust God! Kill fear!! When you conquer the fear of death every other fear is taken captive!!!
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