Hebrews 2:14-15 Since the children have flesh and blood, he shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death_ that is, the devil_ and FREE THOSE WHO ALL THEIR LIVES WERE HELD IN SLAVERY BY THEIR FEAR OF DEATH.
Someone may ask you or me. Are you afraid of death? Personally, I will say, YES, I am afraid of death…or maybe I am afraid of the dying process. Yet…no matter what your answer is on this one…fact remains YOU AND I WILL SOMEDAY go through that process. Sorry, friend. Its INEVITABLE!
But, some years back, I read the above scripture and understood something deeper. We as Christians…know that death is not the end…but the beginning of LIFE…of LIFE ETERNAL. Nothing is lost for the believing person when death occurs. But despite that knowledge, we live still as if death has power over us.
I like that word in Hebrew 2. Knowing that Jesus came and died on the cross for my sins is one thing. But understand that through His death, He destroyed the POWER OF DEATH and ITS HOLD on me in this life and for eternity is much more comforting. HIS DEATH not only brought us FREEDOM IN LIFE but also in dying, FREEDOM IN DEATH. This morning, I came across this scripture which I had read sometime back and again, I felt comforted.
Isaiah 57:1-2 The righteous perish and no-one ponders it in his heart; devout men are taken away, and no-one understands that the righteous are taken to be spared from evil. THOSE WHO WALK UPRIGHTLY ENTER INTO PEACE; they find REST AS THEY LIE IN DEATH.
It is good to be FREE...both in LIFE and in DEATH. Through HIS DEATH…you HAVE BOTH. This Easter…remember to thank Him for your freedom.
AND THIS IS FOR YOU, MY FRIEND:
Have you met Jesus? If not. He loves you and He desires to give you freedom and free you from the fear of death and eternal doom! HE WANTS YOU…HE IS LONGING FOR YOU…and HE IS PRAYING FOR YOU. Will you allow Him to enter your heart?
2 Corinthians 6:2 In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of SALVATION I helped you. I tell you, NOW IS THE TIME OF GOD’S FAVOR, NOW IS THE DAY OF SALVATION.