From Death To Life
Death, How Can We Not Fear?
When we were born we are not mature enough to know about death, love, sin, or living. All we know is food, messy diapers, crying and sleeping. As we grow and mature we start learning differant things . We even learn to focus on what we want and need, we even desire things we shouldn't and also do things we shouldn't do. We tend to think sin isn't sin, even when we don't know what sin is, we do it. As we grow and mature we gain alot of things, fear, love, hate, and lots more. We start wondering about death and we become afraid of the unknown.
Jesus proved His power over death; John 12:23-25.
This is a beautiful picture of the necessary sacrifice of Jesus. Unless a kernal of wheat is buried in the ground, it will not become a blade of wheat producing many more seeds. Jesus had to die to pay the penalty for our sin, but also to show His power over death. His resurrection proves He has eternal life. Because Jesus is God.
Jesus can give this same eternal life to all who believe in Him. (Notes;) (above this is from NIV Bible study notes.)
If we are not ready to die, we are not ready to live, Phil. 1:20-21. To people who don't believe in God, this world and things in it is all they have, they strive to live for life's pleasure's and they never have satisfaction. When we have a relationship with Christ we need not fear death, in Psalm 16:10 it says because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay. Unbelievers fear death; Proverbs 10:24 says, what the wicked dreads will overtake him; what the righteous desire will be granted.
At times in my life I to sometimes fear death, but I feel it is my old nature creeping in on me. I'm sure some Christians have feared death at times but when we start believing what Christ says about it, it puts a joy in my heart. We all have times of sorrow, but remember, Jesus overcame the world, we can overcome our fear because He conquered death.
Written By Betty Bolden
Jesus is my joy Ministries!