Let’s talk about something serious: Life & death… and fear, specifically: misplaced & improperly prioritized fear.
Those with ears to hear, I pray that you hear what The Spirit is saying.
We live everyday, fully expecting to make it home at the end of the day; we go to sleep every night, fully expecting to wake up the next morning, but still we see fear griping the hearts & minds of people worldwide… even those of us who say we only fear God/The Most High.
The fear of calamity abounds worldwide, be it fear of sickness & disease, natural disasters, violence, people, or the unknown. We as people innately fear the losing of our lives, even though we all fully know that death comes at the end of life. Still, fear is a natural response to that which can kill us, so it is understandable to fear danger, disease, and disaster.
Today we see rampant & unbalanced fear of dying, but Bible believers, should ask themselves a few questions: Why do I/should I fear dying more than fearing what comes after life & death? Why do I not live my life, fearing The SECOND DEATH, more than the first death, considering what scripture says above how I feel/what I think/what I know about it? If I say that I fear God/The Most High, do I really live my life as if I love & fear The Creator of Life and the sentencer of Death, according to His will/instructions/commands?
We must never forget that death is pending for us all. Let me say that again in another way… we all gonna die. Every hour, of every day provides multiple ways for each of us to die. We can die from accidental crashes, falls, or other common mishaps; we can be killed by murderers or poor health choices; our organs can fail us without warning or we can simply die in our sleep. Over the last decade alone, we’ve been focused on death by calamity: storms, earthquakes, floods, fires, or plagues… but no matter what ends up taking us out, we will all die. And what comes after death, according to scripture? The Judgment.
📖 “And just as EACH person is DESTINED to DIE once and AFTER THAT COMES JUDGEMENT,”👀
Hebrews 9:27 NLT https://www.bible.com/116/heb.9.27.nlt
So again, scripture tells us that we WILL ALL die, and we WILL ALL face judgment and the verdict WILL end with us going one of two places: To The Father’s Kingdom or to the Second Death which is the lake of fire.
📖 “I will show you the One to fear. You should FEAR HIM who has the power to kill you and also to throw you into HELL. Yes, HE is the One you should FEAR.”
Luke 12:5 ICB https://www.bible.com/1359/luk.12.5.icb
📖 “Then death and the grave were thrown into the LAKE OF FIRE. This LAKE OF FIRE IS 👉🏾THE SECOND DEATH.👈🏾”
Revelation 20:14 NLT https://www.bible.com/116/rev.20.14.nlt
📖 “But as for the cowardly, and untrustworthy, and abominable, and murderers, and those who whore, and drug sorcerers, and idolaters, AND ALL THE FALSE, THEIR PART IS IN THE LAKE WHICH BURNS WITH FIRE AND SULPHUR, WHICH IS THE SECOND DEATH.””
Ḥazon (Revelation) 21:8 TS2009 https://www.bible.com/316/rev.21.8.ts2009
We must ensure that we make it into the Kingdom, as opposed to being thrown out into The Lake of Fire. We should live how The Father and Son told us. Let’s hear it first, from the last book in the Bible:
📖 “Blessed are those WHO DO HIS COMMANDMENTS, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and MAY ENTER through the gates into the city. BUT OUTSIDE are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and WHOEVER LOVES AND PRACTICES A LIE.”
Revelation 22:14-15 NKJV https://www.bible.com/114/rev.22.14-15.nkjv
Now let’s hear it straight from The Son, our King:
📖 “Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the FIRE. “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the WILL of My Father in heaven. MANY will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I NEVER knew you; DEPART from Me, you who practice LAWLESSNESS!’”👀
Matthew 7:19, 21-23 NKJV https://www.bible.com/114/mat.7.19,21-23.nkjv
I ENCOURAGE you to NOT live your life fearing people, disaster, plague or death, MORE than you fear The Father, knowing that result of sin will end with The Second Death. Misplaced & improperly prioritized fear will kill you. You might be able to escape fire & flood, you may be able to beat sicknesses, plagues and all the variants to come, but you won’t beat death & judgment. You can live your life tying to fight The Father’s Word, you can fight against His Law & WILL, but what He says goes; His Will & Law will win.
Again I say: Live your life in obedience to The Creator of Life, while having full faith in The Son, following Him in all you do. Keep/Obey the Commands of The Father, just as the last book of the Bible says.
“Here is the patience of the saints; here are THOSE WHO KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD (Yah) 👉🏾AND👈🏾 THE FAITH OF JESUS (Yahoshua).”
Revelation 14:12 NKJV https://www.bible.com/114/rev.14.12.nkjv
“That’s the whole story. Here now is my final conclusion: FEAR GOD AND OBEY HIS COMMANDS, for this is EVERYONE’S DUTY. God will JUDGE us for EVERYTHING we do, including EVERY secret thing, whether GOOD OF BAD.”
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 NLT https://www.bible.com/116/ecc.12.13-14.nlt
Death & Judgment are coming, live in preparation of what’s to come.