No Fear of Death

Do you have a fear of death? Well do not worry, you are not alone. Most people have this very same fear and it is an uncomfortable one.

No Fear of Death

The #1 fear in people is death. We do everything in our power to feel comfortable and avoid persecution and death for the sake of Christ. Jesus surely wasn’t comfortable being nailed to the cross but it was the life God had planned. Planned for the redemption of sinful mankind. Jesus wanted to spare Himself from the cross, but only if that was the Father’s will for His life.

But God had other plans.

God sent His son to be persecuted so He could rescue us from our sins. I am not saying we should all be looking for ways to die or be persecuted. But it should come as no shock to Christians that fellow brothers and sisters around the world are being persecuted for their faith. In America, death is not a common result when we stand up for our faith. However, one day we may be faced with a decision to defend our faith. In many other countries, persecutions are common as a result of believing in Christ.

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“Small is the road and narrow is the gate that leads to life.” If we were faced with our lives being radically altered and had to stand for our faith, are we going to stand on our Rock or are we going to preserve our life? Paul stated in Philippians, “To live is Christ, but to die is gain.” The Scriptures are littered with the joy that we should have in suffering and persecution. We should long for the eternal heaven that awaits us.

The power of God in our lives far outweighs any fear that man can put in us. God states it in His Word that we will come into the presence of our Savior and that “our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”

Do we preserve our comfort too often for our faith?

Are we too afraid to speak out about Christ in fear of rejection and possibly persecution? After all, the one whom we follow was nailed to a cross to die for leading a righteous life. A life that consisted of sacrifice and love for others.

2 Corinthians 5:1-2 KJV – “For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven”

Question from Eric Nelson, the author.

What do you fear in life?

Written by Eric Nelson

I am a recipient of God's grace. I am married to Christina. I am a PE teacher to elementary students. I am a coach of football and baseball to middle school students. I write to hopefully encourage and inspire others in their walk with Christ.

6 thoughts on “No Fear of Death

  1. I do not fear death. However I firmly believe I shall never die but rather be part of the blessed saints alive for the return of our mighty King Jesus Christ the Righteous.

  2. “Where, O death, is your victory?
    Where, O death, is your sting?”
    The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:55-57)

  3. Great post man. Failure has always been a big fear for me. It’s one I’ve had to learn to overcome though – You can’t make it anywhere without overcoming fear. Thanks for this today!

    1. Thanks Alex. Fear is crippling and can lead us to not live as we are called to live. Full glory is soon to be revealed in those who love Him!

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