John 3:14-17 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
Satan uses fear as a potent weapon to gain authority over man. One of his weapons is the fear of death. The fear of death trumps all the fears that arise within a natural man. This fear is a common fear and it is the king of all fears. Why it is the king of all fears? Many knew that the death in the body is the beginning of life in the unknown realm. When their soul knew this truth and it did not know the ‘unknown’ that is when the fear of death becomes king of all fears. When God saw that men were perishing in this world without having victory over death and its associated fear, He sent His only Son to this world to SAVE the world. This is the first proclamation of the angel who proclaimed about His birth. Our Lord when He was in this world, He preached about life and eternal life. The life that He preached is the antidote for the fear of death. The life and the eternal life that He preached show the soul its destiny in the unknown realm. When the soul is rested on this hope, the fear of death is cured. If we have a medicine that cures the king of all fears, why would we not take that medicine? Are we so foolish to ignore it? Let us ponder on some of the questions that may arise along these lines. What is the ‘life’ that our Lord gives to us? What is the difference between life and eternal life?