“Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he 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.
Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.”
Hebrews 2:14-15, 17-18 ESV
Jesus is my Lord and Savior therefore I shall never fear death or destruction because Jesus conquered them, and he lives in me, so how can I not do what he did when he is in me?
My dad used to live in constant torment and terror because of the fear that came from medical diagnosis and words of death that were spoken over him by medical professionals and others without understanding of the Truth. He would get so upset with me when I would try to help him by sharing the Truth. He would tell me that I didn’t understand what it was like to not be able to breath, and he swore that he would not be able to breath if he didn’t have all the correct medications and oxygen tanks the doctors prescribed to him. They diagnosed him with many things, but none of those things killed him. Sadly my dad’s last day was noted by him in a phone text to his girlfriend which read something like this, “I’m not gonna make it much longer. The doctor cut my prescription back and they will only let me have half of what I have been taking, because of some new law. I will never make it. I don’t know what I am gonna do.”
My dad died that day. He was home alone at my sister’s house where he was living at the tine. He asked my sister not to go to work, because he was afraid of being home alone that day. She thought he was just being a pain and told him that she had to go to work and that she would be off all weekend. She told him to call her son if he needed anything and he would be right over to help.
When my sister returned home from work that evening she found our dad’s lifeless body crouched between the couch and the coffee table. He had his shirt over his head as if he was trying to remove it, but collapsed instead. Her son realized that his phone had been dead all morning and quickly tried to call to check on my dad when he finally had the service back on, but he couldn’t get an answer. He showed up to find his mom a sobbing mess and his grandpa being taken out by the paramedics. They were both hysterical and full of shame and guilt.
It was a perfect plan of the enemy to try and destroy our family completely, or so he thought. It would have been very easy for me to blame my own family members for not taking better care of our dad, or blame the government and the laws that are all harmful and hindering the people, but what good would that due? He was gone and they were already falling apart, and the government was all run by the people in need of understanding.
When my mother died a few years earlier my sister came to town and told my mom how she would protect her and would never let anything bad happen to her again like had happened under my care basically. Those words stung and they caused me great sorrow and torment for three years, but then I gave them to Jesus, and he immediately removed all of that heavy weight of sorrow that I was carrying from her words. It literally came out of my body and went away. I never felt it again and couldn’t cry about her death any longer after I released that pain to Jesus.
I forgave everyone that was involved in my mother’s early death, and I started a new life in Christ. A life that was no longer bound to the words of others and one that was no longer able to see the bad in everyone. I had new eyes and a new heart that could only see the good in people and the things that God wanted them to see and know rather than all of the negative reports and evil that they were being fed each day by the world.
My heart was pure and my eyes were clear to see what was really happening each day. I could hear the Lord very clearly and was led by him everyday in what to pray and what to do. I was so hungry for the Truth that I would lock myself away for hours a day to read the Bible. It was a daily adventure of learning a whole new life and a better way to think and see things.
What was once a timid and fearful woman afraid of her own shadow had almost instantly become a mighty warrior that was destroying the kingdom of darkness with faith filled prayers and words of life that were spoken over the afflicted and broken lives everywhere I would go each day. The world was no longer a place of torment and fear for me, because I had the King of Glory with me and He was my help. If God is for us, whom shall we fear?
That being said, I was able to speak words of healing and hope to my sister and her son and pray God’s divine peace over them both. My dad’s death was nothing like when my mom died. In fact, I couldn’t even cry at the funeral, because I was so happy for him. I knew he was in paradise and would never have to know fear or sickness again. I was able to comfort all of my dad’s brothers and friends as they were all feeling sorrow and fear over their own fate. I brought two of my uncles back to the Truth after they had turned away believing lies about God being mad at them, and my aunt was also saved and filled with the Holy Spirit before she passed the next year. They were no longer in fear or dread, but the whole family had changed because one person was willing to seek the Truth and no longer accept the lies of the world.
Poverty and misery were never God’s plans for their lives and they were all flourishing and doing wonderful in less than a year!
I tell you the truth when I say that we don’t have to accept the bad outcomes and the negative reports by the world, the government or the people. We are a free people when we know the Truth. Jesus is the Truth and He is still alive and working in the hearts of every believer. He and the Father came and made their home with me in 2016, and nothing can stop me from doing all that God has put in my heart to do now, because He told me that there was no more hinderances or limitations. Our God and Creator of the whole universe told me that He was arousing Himself and coming to help me. I didn’t read that in the Bible. I didn’t dream it in the night. That is what the living God spoke to me in an audible voice along with many other encouraging words of love and hope. He said He has loved me with an everlasting love and was well pleased with my life. My life up to that point had been nothing and done nothing, and I realized that it wasn’t about what I had accomplished like job and career stuff, but it was how I had lived to help others even when I didn’t know who I was yet. I still knew that you help people in need and you don’t do things that hurt others. You don’t focus on all the bad but you do what is needed to see good exalted and evil destroyed. It is evil to cause anyone to turn away from God, and many churches have done that, and just like the rest of the world and the people, even the churches need to be fully awakened and walking and living in the Truth. If a person is doing wrong they can quickly be forgiven by repenting and turning to God for help.
Believing in Jesus is the best thing that I ever did, and asking for help when times were too hard to make it alone are the keys to making it through the good and bad days of life.
My dad said he was a believer and I know that he did believe that Jesus was God’s son and he died for our sins, but he never understood that Jesus is the treasure and glory for us right now who are living on the earth. Jesus is our ever present help and we are never alone here unless we choose to ignore the greatest blessing and gift imaginable by rejecting the free gift of Salvation through accepting Jesus as our Lord and submitting to his love each day. The Father is able to be with us because of the blood sacrifice of Jesus which makes us pure and free from all guilt of sin. It is strange to someone who doesn’t have understanding, but it is why you need to seek to understand and not just reject what doesn’t fit into your belief system. We are all part of something bigger and all of the lies and schemes of the world will soon be crystal clear and the people will no longer be led astray by lies. But don’t wait to see if you can make it without the Lord. Just surrender and be loved and helped today! Don’t die from fear and wrong thinking and words that snare you. Live and be filled with all that is good and right in Christ!
I know you aren’t supposed to write a novel on a blog post, but sometimes I can’t stop and it ends up incredibly longer than most people have the patience to finish reading. Make God your top priority and you will read what you need when you need it, and your tine won’t be wasted on nonsense that only causes more suffering in your thoughts and life.