The fear of death is the parent of all fears. Every fear that exists springs from that one basic fear. Satan was the author of it.
But the Bible says that Jesus destroyed Satan’s authority over death. Jesus pulled the plug on fear forever. It doesn’t have any authority over you at all. If you allow fear in your life, it will unhook you from faith and the supernatural every time. Fear will cut you off from God’s power and put you back in bondage to the natural realm.
“Well, Brother Copeland, sometimes I just can’t help being afraid.”
Yes, you can! Sure Satan is still a killer. He’s still roaming around as a spiritual outlaw, killing, stealing and destroying (John 10:10). But he doesn’t have any right to just come storming in anywhere he wants. In fact, it’s outright impossible for him to do it apart from fear, because fear plays the same role in this twisted world of darkness as faith does in the supernatural world of light.
If you just stay with God, and stay on the Word, you can stop the fear.
That’s what Jesus told Jairus to do, isn’t it? Jairus had run into an impossible situation in the natural. His little daughter was at the point of death and there was nothing he could do to save her. So, by faith, he hooked into the supernatural. He came to Jesus and said, “If You’ll lay Your hands on her, she shall live.”
But before Jesus reached the little girl, the devil took a shot and killed her. Someone came and told Jairus, “Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?” (Mark 5:35).
Do you know what Jesus said to him? “Be not afraid, only believe” (verse 36). In other words, Don’t let fear unhook you, Jairus. Just keep the faith, stay connected to the supernatural and everything will turn out all right.
Now if Jesus told Jairus to fear not, that meant Jairus had the ability to fear not. And if he could cast off fear in the face of his own daughter’s death, you can do it in your situation.
In fact, you must do it. Jesus gave us “Fear not” as a command, not a suggestion. In essence, He said, “Thou shalt not fear!” To act on fear is to act as though Satan is bigger than God. But he isn’t! Besides all that, you have God on your side. Think about that. Of what in the world do you have to be afraid?
Speak the Word
Jesus has destroyed him that had the power of death. Therefore I do not have to live in bondage to the fear of death. (Hebrews 2:14-15)
Scripture Study: Mark 5:21-24, 35-43