A Life Not Afraid of Death

The fear of dying is a natural fear and it controls and enslaves millions of people. However, it is not until when one is set free from the fear of death that he can live. When we are enslaved to our fears then we are not free but are controlled by that which enslaves us. When our fear controls us it brings on more and greater fears. What a horrible cycle it is when a person is controlled by fear. Death is the greatest fear because a person has no control over death and does not know when or how it will come. He only knows that one day he will die.

And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment, Hebrews 9:27

Much is written about death but it can not be prevented. Everyone will die. However, there is a way to be set free from the fear of death. This freedom from the fear of death is a gift that is offered to everyone.

Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives. Hebrews 2:14,15

Jesus Christ has rendered powerless him who had the power of death, and that is, the devil. God removed Satan’s power of death through sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for the sin of the world. When Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden then they brought death to all of their offspring.

For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. I Corinthians 15:21,22

Just as through Adam came death, even so, through Jesus Christ comes life, because He was raised from the dead. All who receive Christ will be raised from the dead and will be made alive.

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 15:56,57

Jesus Christ fulfilled the Law and never sinned. Jesus Christ took the death and punishment that we deserve. He took our sin and the judgment, punishment and shame that we deserved so that He might set us free from the fear of death and give us life. The life that God gives to us begins the moment we receive Christ. We become spiritually alive and it is a life that is eternal. Our spirit will never die. We become alive on the inside and our fear of death is taken away. Our body will die only to be raised so that we can receive an eternal body that will be imperishable and will never die again.

so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him. Hebrews 9:28

Christ died on the cross to bear the sins of many but He will come again a second time for those who have received Him. Those who know Him are eagerly awaiting for Him. When He comes again, it will be for salvation to those who have received Him and it will be for judgment to those who have rejected Him. His gift of salvation is offered to all. He died for the world, that whoever will believe in Him will receive eternal life.

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16

When Jesus Christ comes again, it will be the end for all who have not chosen Jesus Christ.

So it will be at the end of the age; the angels will come forth and take out the wicked from among the righteous, and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 13:49,50

There is no one else who can save a person. There have been many other leaders and teachers in the world but not one of them died and rose again. They all died for they were merely humans like the rest of us. Jesus Christ was the Son of God and God raised Him from the dead. He is coming again. Just as He promised He would come the first time so He has promised that He will come again. When He comes again the second time, every knee will bow to Him, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, even those who refused to bow in this life. We can choose to bow to Him now because we recognize that He alone is God and is worthy of our worship or we will be forced to bow to Him later.

Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Phillipians 2:8-11

Jesus Christ died for you because He loves you. His love for you is perfect and He wants to give you life. However, like any gift, you must choose to receive it. His gift is Himself and in giving Himself to you, you will receive forgiveness, eternal life, freedom from the fear of death and much much more. When a person receives Jesus Christ then they must turn to Him with all of their heart and turn away from their sin. He becomes their Lord and their Savior. He can not be a person’s Savior unless He is their Lord also. He will take control of your life and He will love you with an everlasting love that is perfect and will never change. He will never leave you or forsake you. He will be with you forever.

Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, I John 4:15-18a

for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,” Hebrews 13:5b