Fear of Death 

FearDeathThat through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage (Hebrews 2:14-15, NKJV). In God there is no death, only eternal life. We as humans fear death. God showed me that to fear death is a sin, because in reality death actually means becoming separated from the world and returning to be with Him. Humans have souls and emotions and become attached to the things of the world. We worry about leaving behind everything we love. God wants to sever the ungodly soul tie between us and the world. This ungodly soul-tie is also known as a counterfeit silver cord, or umbilical cord. In the Word of God we are told to be separate from the world. Satan uses this counterfeit cord as his life line from us to him. Satan is known as the god of this world. This fear of death hinders us from receiving the Kingdom life. Fear of death prevents you from living!!  We are created for God and His purposes. Every single one of us is here to fulfil His purpose, and when we are done we are to return to Him, yet we all seem to fear death. The Word of God tells us that we are to die to self and be resurrected in Him. This in essence is two-fold. It can mean physical death and going to be with our Father when it is our time, or it can mean the whole dying to self-process completely separating our self from the world and it’s corrupt ways. To be completely with God means to be ready to give up our life and be with Him.  Trusting God with your life enables Him to decide whether you live or die. By handing our life over to God we are trusting Him with our life.  We can be assured that if it isn't His will for us to leave this earth, then we will not physically die no matter how hard the enemy tries to kill us.  He once said to me "If you can give me your life I will show you what I can do with it." When we can't let go of this, it represents what is within our heart and shows God that we are not totally committed to Him. It is revealing how much of the world is still within our hearts. The Bible tells us that God has to be number one in our life. Giving up your life is being committed to follow Jesus' way of life. Abraham was ready to sacrifice His own son to God. That was His commitment. God is testing our hearts, are we ready to give up everything for Him and give Him our life. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it (Matthew 10:39, KJV). God told me that if we can come to this place and allow Him to break that ungodly soul tie with the world, we are trusting Him and finally letting go of our life. (Please note this does not mean we are to test God and attempt to take our lives in the form of suicide as that is ‘us’ choosing whether we live or die.) I personally believe that God wants to give us an abundant earthly life, and to hand over our life, we are trusting Him with whatever His plan is for us. It may even mean physical death for some. The choice is God's. Either way both scenarios bring life! God will reveal His Kingdom to you when you give Him your life! Are you ready to hand over your life to God?  When Jesus released His spirit to God on the cross what happened? He was resurrected in new life! If we can sever the ungodly soul tie with the world we are letting go, and the fear of death will be removed from us.

This is what the Lord spoke to me during a time when I was so unwell I feared death - “You need to release your spirit to Me. Your spirit gives you life. I need to see that you are willing to trust Me with your life. In this moment I choose whether you live or die. Don’t ask Me to keep you alive nor ask Me to take you. The choice you need to make is to give Me your life and trust Me with it.  When you release your spirit to Me you are giving Me your life.  Trust Me with your life. Until you make this choice and truly mean it with your heart things will remain the same. Truly releasing your life to Me means just that.  When you give Me your life I choose life or death. Are you willing to die for Me and My Kingdom? Are you willing to lay down your life for My sake? It is about you, it is about Me.  There is an army in My Kingdom in Heaven being prepared for My return, and there is an army on earth being prepared for My return.  Which army do I have you in?  Only God knows. By giving Me your life you are letting go of self and allowing Me to choose.”

 (PRAYER) - "Dear God in Jesus name I repent for fear of death.  I repent for hanging on to my life and not wanting to let go.  The love of this world and earthly things has dictated to me that I cannot give up my life to You. I am prepared to lose my life for Your sake Lord Jesus Christ.  I sever the ungodly soul tie between me and the world.  I give you my life.  I surrender my spirit, soul and physical body to You and entrust You with my life. Thank You that I am giving You the choice of whether I live or die. Father God to fear death does not prevent death, it prevents life. Father God I choose life, the life of Christ. In the name of Jesus Christ I command the spirit fear of death, death, shadow of death and everything involved with the counterfeit silver cord to leave immediately. I release life in Jesus name. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly (John 10:10, NKJV).

By Tania Francis


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