The battle is raging, the devil ain’t sleeping, the world is falling in the blindness of the god of this world. Governments are bending their knee, leaders are being influence by the spirits of the world sent to create chaos in these days. The people they govern are only subjects, only puppets, blinded by their schemes. Soon most of the entire world will bend their knee to the image of the beast. The master plan to world dominion has been set in place through the power of fear. The fear of death.
The Bible says:
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.Hebrews 14-15 – ESV
Jesus, came to deliver us from the Fear of Death. Before His death there was no hope to those that died, for the devil held the keys of Death and Hades (hell). People that didn’t have faith in the One True God were doomed to hell after they departed. Those that held their faith towards the Messiah were kept safe in paradise, a place or compartment reserved in hell for the faithful ones during the Old Testaments times. The Bible says that Jesus descended to the lower parts of the Earth (Ephesians 4:9), meaning to the place of the Dead. There, He overcame death and defeated death through the Spirit that raised Him from the dead, according to Romans 8:11. But on that same verse it says that same Spirit also quickens or gives life to us who are in Him.
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.Romans 8:11 – KJV
The Spirit that Dwells in Every Believer
I know many religious brothers are saying right now, “but this is when we resurrect, some time in the future”. Let me ask you this: If this body is dead, because of sin, why would God use this same sinful body? The Bible says we will be transform or changed. The seed of the Word, the Spirit that was sown at the moment we believed the Word and received it, will give birth to a new body, an incorruptible body. So this verse is talking about our current “mortal body, corruptible body”. The Holy Spirit dwelling in us gives life to this corruptible body.
So our hope is this: that we have assurance that if we die we instantly are translated to the presence of God. As the Apostle Paul said: “to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain”, Philippians 1:21. We also have His Spirit dwelling in us, which us the power to overcome the fear of death, the fear of getting sick, because His Spirit living in us gives Life to this mortal body.
Jesus Has Authority Over Death
And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.Revelation 1:17-18 – New King James Version
Because Jesus roused from the dead He proved that death had no power over Him. He stripped the kingdom of darkness from their power. It says in Colossians 2:15 in the Amplified version: “When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities [those supernatural forces of evil operating against us], He made a public example of them [exhibiting them as captives in His triumphal procession], having triumphed over them through the cross.”
How Can the Church Overcome Fear?
We are experiencing fear because of the lack of faith towards God and His Word. If we knew who we are in Christ we would act like overcomers and be capable of taking this message of hope to the fearful. Fear is the opposite of Faith. When we fear we please the devil, when we have faith we please God (Hebrews 11:6). Take up your shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit and stand your ground. Harder things are coming against us. What are we going to do? Run?, throw away the shield and sword and hide in caves?