To be honest, I am terrified of dying. This only comes out in rare situations, but it is nothing less than a full panic. For example, when flying in big airplanes. The whole experience feels like an hour long car wreck in slow motion.
Last month, I was dealing with Jesus & Halloween on my kids ministry blog. In the process I had to confront my own fears. Here are three precious Bible truths that reassured my soul:
#1 Death has been abolished. 2 Timothy 2:10 says Jesus “abolished death” through the Gospel. If you’re a child of God, then death has been made un-true. Ultimately it can’t hurt you anymore.
#2 Satan can no longer use death as his tool. Read Hebrews 2:14-15 carefully. “Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he (Jesus) 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.”
#3 Death will be disarmed & defeated. This points to our future in becoming like Christ. Read this from 1 Corinthians 15:54-55 “When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”