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Written by Grant Hayman. Renae and Andrew Hayman.   



Being frightened of dying is a normal fear; Life is precious to you, and you cannot imagine dying;

 much of that is because of the value we have put on this "shrunken" existence.

What is, this Life here on this Earth? Have you taken a good hard look at the life all around you, that appeals to your mind with such attraction and persuasion that you want to grab hold of it, with the anxiety and fear of losing it? What do you see? We see   Sickness, Sorrow, Pain, Suffering, Tears and Death! Not to mention all the evil of Adam's race, - Murder, brutality, violence, war, etc. And not to mention all that goes with the calamities of Earthquakes, Pestilences, starvation, freak upheavals of nature like tsunamis etc. And so the awful list goes on with the horrendous trauma, of the tragedies of plane and train crashes etc, and of course the growing blight of mans uncontrollable wrath and terrorism.

Look away from all your bemusement with this Earthly, Meagre, and often tear filled existence on Earth, and with courage look Higher to  and how he has reached down so low, to man's great need, with deliverance from the destruction of this ruined "station", to prepare him for the next eternal "Station" of Great Glory and Joy.



     "I am The Resurrection and The Life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall NEVER DIE. Believest thou this." [John 11:25.]  

When you have Christ as your saviour, you are Saved entirely from the whole "junket" of "Sin and death" because you already have "Resurrection Life IN YOU": Now when "Death" meets RESURRECTION, the event happens that the apostle Paul declares, with the triumphant words, "DEATH is SWALLOWED UP in VICTORY.. thanks be unto God which giveth us THE VICTORY through our LORD JESUS CHRIST" [1 Corinthians 15:54-57.]

How clear and easy is it to understand, that if you have the one who Conquered the grave in you, then, when you face death and it's threat, you are facing an

This robbed and spoiled imposter, is powerless against The one who is in you - Jesus Christ, who is the "Prince of Life" [Acts 3:15.] and has Flattened Death and the Grave, and that's why Jesus said, "...whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall




    Is a Question from a Christian lady experiencing considerable suffering with the  and  of sickness and death, which she presented on "Yahoo Answers" looking for encouragement, and following the question, is an answer from a Christian wife and mother, who, The Lord has wonderfully lifted up from such fears and anxiety.

The answer given, is with the help of her husband, (RooBoy) who was the one engaged on this internet "Yahoo" Forum, and sought his wife's contribution as one who could speak from experience, of The Lord's goodness to her.

The Lady with the question, wrote back a "thank you" for the encouragement, comfort and help the following answer gave her

Jesus is Reaching for You. God Bless


                       The Following is presented just as logged on at Yahoo.


Is there anything in the bible to help me overcome fear of death?

I can't wait to be with God in heaven but i'm terrified of the physical process of death..the dying bit lol..I think i'm scared of death to the point of obsessing about it.some ppl die in their sleep others suffer for a long time before they die..i am already suffering on a daily basis with fear of death.I have anxiety which is a mental illness but i trully believe my problem is spiritual so I am looking for spiritual help. I'm not looking to man for answers just looking for a point in the right direction ..maybe you know about a bible scripture that could help me .tyvm



Hello, I'm RooBoy and below is an answer mainly from my wife, I have written some with her as the Lord chose to take us through this together, thought that her experience with anxiety but more wonderfully the Lord Jesus could be helpful to you.
Hi there, I would like to answer this question and hopefully be of some help to you because I myself have suffered with the exact same anxiety for many years. Just so you know I became a "born again Christian" in 1998 and have been following the Lord Jesus since then and in 2000 I was suddenly overcome with the fear of dying! Like you spending eternity with Jesus was not the problem but the ACT of death was what I feared. Anyone who doesn't know Jesus has many reasons to fear and if by chance you were unsure of actually knowing Him personally then this is paramount and is of the up-most importance, we must be born again (John 3:7).
I was so bound up in this obsession that it consumed my every thought. I was in a quandary because before coming to Jesus I never feared anything but now knowing Him I had this fear. What I have learnt is that somewhere in the process of my thinking I was deceived by a lie and became consumed with that fear and it grew. In essence I think I believed that God was going to pluck me off the face of the earth and in a way I had no control over, with some sort of fatal illness or incurable disease and I was consumed every day with these fears, I would have anxiety attacks at work, on the train, when I went on holidays, and it grew to not wanting to get into a car or on a plane, it was absolute madness. But I sought the Lord because He is either sufficient for all my needs, or He is not; can deliver me from all my fears, or not. He says nothing is too hard for Him, Jeremiah 32: 17-27. Over the years He has counselled me and taught me through much grace to trust Him and He has done marvellously.
There have been three main verses by which He has instructed me, first: "you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free" John 8:32. He started by showing me my thoughts were imaginary, and that I didn't have a brain tumour, or breast cancer. He started to make me to see that I had been caught in trapped (in my mind) and it was all a lie. And as I'm sure you'll know, going and getting checked for every medical condition under the sun does not bring peace; you could be completely healthy from head to toe but you will most certainly find something else to worry about, that is the nature of anxiety.

The second: "God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love and of a sound mind" 2 Timothy 1:7. The point that the Lord Jesus made real to me was, fear of this kind is NOT FROM HIM!! He is not a God of fear, how many times does He say "fear not" throughout the Bible, heaps. He plainly states the spirit of fear is not from Me, rather I am a God of a SOUND MIND. And don't anxiety sufferers need that, our mind is all messed up, so we need to grab hold of His; Acts 11: 23 says "that with purpose of heart [we should] cleave unto the Lord".

The third: "perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment". All this time He has been proving to me that He loves me, and is with me, and there is nothing too hard for Him. Day by day little by little He has been making me stronger in faith to trust Him, it is His work and He can do it, "Faithful is He who calls you, who also will do it" 1 Thessalonians 5: 24
Today I can say, I was held captive in my mind, but Jesus came to set the captives free! How he chose to work in me was to teach me that He loves me, and His life in me is sufficient to overcome any fear whether imaginary or real.
God bless and help you in Jesus
RooBoy and wife


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