TOPIC: Do Not Fear Death (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries Wednesday, 12 September 2018)
FIRE SCRIPTURE: John 21:17-23
MEMORY VERSE: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” – Matthew 10:28
There is a general consensus that death is an inevitable end for mankind. But the Bible records several people who lived much longer than their contemporaries and two people –Enoch and Elijah –who did not die. Death will come at the appointed time, but you do not have to be afraid of dying. You have an assignment to fulfil, and you are not permitted to die until your specific mandate is completed.
John was the only one of the twelve disciples who died naturally, unlike the others who died under very gruesome conditions. He ceaselessly declared the gospel of Jesus Christ even while in exile. Through the Holy Spirit, he wrote, among other books, the book of Revelation which sealed the entire Scriptures. On the other hand, Peter, who was one of the foremost disciples, was killed. Both men gave a good account of their ministries and their reward will be based on how well they served rather than how long they lived. If you live in fear of death, you will always be in bondage (Hebrews 2:15). Fear will hinder you from taking steps and actions that will glorify God and bless you and mankind. God has promised you abundant life, so you do not need to be afraid of what may or may not be (Psalm 91:16; John 10:10; Ephesians 6:2-3). Dispel every fear of death so you can be free to live a life of faith in God. The abundant life given to you by Christ will make you to live a purposeful life here on earth. It will also secure your life from untimely death or any power that intends to steal it. Jesus said those that God has given Him are surely protected. Nothing and no one can steal them (John 17:12).
Moreover, God does not allow death to steal His beloved children who obey Him and keep His words because they are precious to Him as they abide in His words. God forbade satan from touching the life of Job, though satan persuaded God to give him a chance to deal with Job in trials and temptation. Mind you my friend, if you have genuinely surrendered your life to Christ, your life is secured in heaven where Christ is (Colossians 3:3). Since your life is secured in Christ, you do not need to fear death. When time comes for us to be raptured, it will be a pleasure ride to eternity to meet the saints, the Lord Jesus and God Almighty.
IF YOU LIVE IN FEAR OF DEATH, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN BONDAGE.
You shall not die, but live and declare the works of the Lord.
1. O God, arise and let the fear of death die, in the name of Jesus.
2. Strongman of untimely death attacking my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
3. Anointing of life for the sake of Christ, overshadow my life, in the name of Jesus.
4. Arrows of premature death fired into my life, catch fire, in the name of Jesus.
5. Anointing to endure till the end, fall upon me, in the name of Jesus.
6. Power to serve the Lord till the end of my life, envelope my life now, in the name of Jesus.
7. I shall give good account of my stewardship to the Lord at the end of my life, in the name of Jesus.
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MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)
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