Inherited Fears 4: Fear of Death.
Today we continue with the series of Inherited Fears. This time we will talk about the fear of death. All human beings who are alive are aware that one day we will die. We remember it when watching the news, when a loved one dies, when we see messages from people who are grieving, or when we see very sick people, the image and the imminent fear of that sad ending that seems inevitable and terrifying comes to mind. We are afraid of the unknown, not knowing what is on the other side, not having fulfilled our purpose, leaving our children and loved ones. We are afraid of dying without having lived. The following passage tells us about this fear:
“The children of a family are people of flesh and blood, that is why Jesus was made of flesh and blood just like them. Only in this way could he die and with his death defeat the devil, who had the power of death. Jesus became a man to free men, who had been enslaved all their lives by fear of Death”. Hebrews 2:14-15. PDT
In this text we can see that Jesus became flesh and bone to experience the same as us. He himself cried in front of the tomb of his friend Lazarus, and felt firsthand that death brings sadness and pain.
Jesus became a man to free human beings who had been enslaved all their lives by fear of death, now those of us who believe in him can trust that just as he defeated death we will too. One day we will separate from this physical body but our spirit and our soul are always and will be with the Lord, therefore we do not have to fear the unknown, because the one who formed us knows our beginning and our end and has dominion over all things. “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, even if he dies, will live.” John 11:25. PDT
If you wish to be free from the fear of death, pray this prayer with me:
Heavenly Father, I ask your forgiveness for my sins, I repent with all my heart, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that he died for my sins and rose on the third day, and I ask that you receive me as your child and make me free from the fear of Death, and embrace your promise of life and eternal salvation for my whole being in you, because you love me and accept me and my value and my life come from you and from the price you paid for me on the cross . Make me a new creature and fill my life with you and your love, in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
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