There are not many of you who are lying awake battling fears of death, but you or someone you know may be one who is having to face this very thing right now.Have you been diagnosed as having a terminal disease? Has someone close to you been told that they have only a few more months to live? These situations are heartbreaking and very difficult, but God wants you to know that He is standing right by your side. His strength is by you to carry you through. He wants you to know that not only did Jesus die to abolish the power of death, but the power that any fear of death may hold over you as well. His Word explains that Jesus became like us so that, by going through death He might:
"...make of no effect him who had the power of death, that is, the devil; And also that He might deliver and completely set free all those who through the (haunting) fear of death were held in bondage throughout the whole course of their lives" . With God death is not a termination, it is a transition...from earthly life to life with Him which is eternal and will never cease. Death is for the Christian a setting free from the bondages of our physical bodies and the sin of this earth...freedom to be with Jesus. Rejoice – you may be leaving one home, but in God's grace you are going to a better one.
PLEASE PRAY THIS
Heavenly Father, thank You for this new revelation. Let your power of victory over death and over the fear of death, now deliver me from all bondage. No longer will apprehension over the passage from this life into Your Life in heaven, make me sick or afraid. For to be absent in the body is to be at home with You. I praise You for the renewal of my mind and the new freedom I now feel to go with You, where my soul longs to be. In Jesus' Name, Amen.