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Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
(Heb. 2:14-15)
If people knew how death operates, they wouldn't be so afraid to live. Jesus said that the one who believes on Him will never see death. We've passed from that place where we will know any death.

Fear Is An Enemy
Fear of death is an enemy to you. Fear of any kind is an enemy. Fear will keep you from walking in God's delivering power. That's because God responds to faith. He does what we believe for Him to do.

If we have fear of death, we're living in fear. As a result, we give God no faith to work with. He intervenes in this earth through faith. Faith is what causes the power of God to come upon your body and heal you of sickness and disease. If we believe His promises to secure our lives, He secures our lives. Faith in God is what causes His angels to go forth and to protect you in times of trouble or times of danger.

The thing God says repeatedly in His Word is, "Fear not." Your deliverance is in fearing not and instead believing God. Fear not. But have faith in God.

People ruin their lives over the fear of danger, when there is no danger for the person who is inside of God's covenant of salvation. The definition of the word salvation includes "deliverance, preservation, material and temporal deliverance from danger and apprehension, or the fear of danger."

Take on the attitude of the three young Israelite men who were told to bow to a foreign god or face a fiery furnace. They replied, "We serve God and we believe that He is able to deliver us out of your hand. But, if not, just get this straight, King, we're not going to bow to other gods."

Notice that attitude. They had more fear of the Lord than they had fear of death.

Why fear when you know angels have been assigned to be ministers of God's covenant promises - including promises of protection? You can hire bodyguards, but they're not as good as the angels. When you go to bed at night, you ought to thank God for the angels that encamp around about you to deliver you.

When you put your head down on the pillow at night, you don't have to be afraid somebody's going to break into your house. Use your faith and believe God, thanking Him for the ministry of angels on your behalf and that you have protection. That's part of your salvation.

Enjoy the rest of being free from fear as a covenant child of God. It belongs to you.

Source: Protection Promises by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland.
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers

Author Biography

Kenneth Copeland
Web site: Kenneth Copeland Ministries
For the last 50 years Kenneth and Gloria Copeland have been passionately teaching Christians all over the world how to apply the principles of faith found in God’s WORD to their lives.

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