Let me guess, you’ve fasted and prayed against it for several weeks or even months, yet the dreams and prophecies keep coming. The fact that they keep coming despite your fervent prayers has created fear in you, and now you’d do anything for it to stop. Right?
Well, the first thing you must deal with is that fear of death. Even if we eventually destroy the covenant your family may have with death, the fear of death can build a stronghold around your family that will eventually take lives.
As tragic as the spirit of death is, there are people it cannot kill without their consent. If such people die by mistake or evil machinations, they’d wake up again. Apostle Paul got to a point in his life where death became a choice, a profitable one at that. He was so much in control that he decided to live. Specifically, he said “for me to die is gain, and to live is Christ”. In other words, death would have been more profitable for him, but he had to live to do the works of Christ.
Haven’t you heard several testimonies of people who cheated death or people who raised the dead. Jesus raised Lazarus who had been dead for 4 days. He Himself died and came back to life after 3 days. And now He’s holding the keys of life and death in your favour. If you understand this then you’d know that a death that wasn’t commissioned by Jesus can still be reversed.
When Lazarus was sick, Jesus told them that the sickness wasn’t unto death. So when they reported his death, it didn’t add up. It also didn’t matter how many days Lazarus had died, as long as it wasn’t commissioned from heaven, he could still be restored, and that’s exactly what Jesus did.
Bishop David Oyedepo shared a story of how he preached a message titled “VICTORY OVER DEATH”. And right after the message, death came visiting. According to him, he saw himself in a tomb when his active spirit man suddenly asked a question, “what are you doing here?”. And his response was, “I don’t know too”. He came back to life the very moment he gave that response. Humorously, he has often said that if he dies by evil machinations that nobody should pray for him, he’d come back to life.
That’s the kind of understanding you must have about the spirit of death. It’s not a threat nor is it a final bus stop for us who are in Christ Jesus.
A man was called that his brother had died in school and taken to the mortuary. As at the time the news got to him, he had already been embalmed, and foams were coming out from his nose. The man travelled all the way to his brother’s school, straight to the mortuary, requested that they brought out his already embalmed brother. He spoke some words into the embalmed brother’s hears, and the next thing was a heavy sneeze from someone who had been dead for days. Yes, he jerked back to life!
So you see, a death sentence is not the end of life for a believer. You just need to build your faith in this reality till it sinks. A time is coming when prisoners on death row won’t die because they encountered Christ in prison. They’d engage all the instruments of instant death against them, but they just won’t die. The last resolve would be to revoke the death sentence and issue a life in prison sentence, because they cannot be killed before their time expires on earth. Hallelujah!
The second thing you need to do is to know the rights you have to enjoy life. Despite the threat of death, do you know the scriptural provision for your life and peace? If you know it, do you believe it? If you have the receipt for an item you ordered from a store, would you doubt your ownership of that item? Even if you’ve not gone to the store to claim the item, you still won’t feel afraid of losing it, and that’s because it is in the store.
The only challenge is if you’ve misplaced or traded with your receipt, which is what many believers do when they compromise their faith with alternatives. The moment you compromise your faith, an evil garment can be put on you, and just anything can happen to you.
So get back to the scriptures and receive every word from God that promises and guarantees life. If you’ve compromised your faith, then plead the blood of Jesus to cleanse you from that error, then begin to walk in the light of the word.
Looking for pastors to pray or deliver your family is good, but if you don’t know these things I’ve just shared, the fear of death can return even after the deliverance.
I hope this has brought enlightenment to someone.
Remain ever blessed, in Jesus precious name!