'THAT BY HIS DEATH HE MIGHT...FREE THOSE WHO...WHERE HELD IN SLAVERY BY THEIR FEAR OF DEATH.' HEBREWS 2:14-15 NIV
If a parent died when you were young, you may be living with the unspoken fear you won't live longer that they did. The bible addresses this: 'Only by dying could He break...the power of death...[and] set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying' (Hebrews 2:14-15 NLT). Observe: (1) when your work on earth is done, God promotes you in home in heaven. Imagine your dream home, then add the words: 'far better' (Philippians 1:23). And who is the architect, builder and designer of this home? Jesus: 'I go to prepare a place for you' (John 14:2). (2) by this obeying God you can shorten your life; by honoring Him you can lengthen it. King is Hezekiah proved this. Fighting illness and facing death He cried out to God: 'remember, O Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes (2 Kings 20:3 NIV). God answered, 'I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you...I will add Fifteen years to your life' (2 Kings 20:5-6 NIV). You say, 'Can God still heal today.' absolutely! James rights, 'is any seeking among you? Let Him call for the elders of the church; and let pray Him, anointing with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise Him up' (James 5:14-15). (3) If you're worried about dying, stand on God's word. 'with long life will I satisfy Him and show Him my salvation' (Psalm 91:16 NIV).
Evangelist Philip Jegede’s Reading Courtesy of DWFT: Gal 5:22, Luke 10:25-37, Eph 4:31-32, Gen 50:51-21-
MPBS24/7 Reading: Gal 5:22, Luke 10:25-37, Eph 431-32, Gen 50:15-21