Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal. Benjamin Franklin
The fear of death if a lifelong slavery for many. Man has always dreaded this unavoidable ending. If there were a pill to eradicate the death, I believe everyone is going to save up to buy and take it.
Miraculously, Jesus Christ has given Himself over to death so that He can delivered us from the one who has the power of death. Look with me at Hebrews 2:14-15:
Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.
As followers of Jesus, we know who we are and where we are going. We’ve been delivered from the fear of death. We have what the Bible calls our ‘blessed hope’. This blessed hope is best known as a ‘blessed assurance’ that those who put their faith or trust in Jesus Christ will live forever.
John 5:13: “These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.”
John 11:35: “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.”
Titus 2:13: “We await the blessed hope and glorious appearance of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.”
John 14:3: “I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.”
John 10:28: “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.”
Hebrews 6:20: “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”
Our hope is anchored in Him. We therefore remain unshaken in our trust that He has conquered death and broken its power over us.
Let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. 1 Corinthians 15:51-54
“We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever.
And we who are living will also be transformed. For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies. Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”