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Life Application Truth-Freedom From Fear

June 20th, 2012

JOHN SHIRK – From Hebrews 2:14.

Speaking of Jesus, “Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death-that is, the devil- and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.”

Jesus was willing to be confined to a human body, so that we might  be set free from sin and death. He was willing to die on a cross so that we might live with Him in heaven. Because of His sacrifice, our view of death comes into a different focus.  Instead of seeing death as a permanent end, we see death as a promotion into the glorious presence of God. Death still causes tears, but it does not leave us in hopeless despair.  Death is still painful, but it does not have to paralyze us from living in freedom. With Christ as our Savior and Lord, death is not the end of our journey. It is the beginning of a new chapter that leads us to God’s throne in heaven, where His name is always honored in a place of joy and peace.

Being set free from the fear of death is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk


  1. joe mccarthy
    June 21st, 2012 at 10:58 | #1

    thanks for the encouragement! on an unrelated note… hey, did you know your now playing list is frozen at 9:30 am (it is almost 11:00 am now). also, twice in the last hour and once yesterday afternoon i heard music interrupted by what sounded like an ’emergency broadcasting system’ tone. Just fyi…

  2. kristi
    June 21st, 2012 at 11:16 | #2

    Hey Joe! Are you listening on a radio or online?

  3. June 22nd, 2012 at 14:29 | #3

    Transforming fear into hope is God’s daily redemptive work… great stuff. I thought you might enjoy this related post… http://carlislefamilyymca.blogspot.com/2012/01/healthy-fear.html

  4. Marc
    June 25th, 2012 at 18:54 | #4

    Amen! The enemy has been defeated! Death could not hold us down! Blessings! 🙂

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