Theme: Death Demystified Series.
Topic: The Holy Spirit and Death.
The Holy Scriptures that Christians abide by, has a portion that piques my interest every time.
...my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. "Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you"...
While studying the scriptures and Death. I discovered that before the cessation of earthly life occurs most people are already dead with the fear of death.
Some people finally die after living all their lives on Earth scared of death.
After seeing my Father's lifeless body. I became overwhelmed and possessed by FEAR!
I was scared of my mom also dying, I was scared of my siblings and loved ones dying, I was scared of dying.
I was filled with fear.
One day, while mourning my dad's presence and reminiscing on our various conversations, gists, and study time in his office or bedroom.
I remember a period when I was scared of the person of the Holy Spirit.
Lol, yes. The Holy Spirit frightened me at the time.
And it was funny how that period I would feel His (The Holy Spirit) presence all around me when I prayed or not!
I would burst out crying, go to my dad and be like " daddy the Holy Spirit is disturbing me"😭😭😭
My father would laugh and say to me "all you have to do is know Him, and to do that, you need to let Him reveal Himself to you, mama."
And when I asked for more explanation, dad would say I have all I need, and that would be the end of our conversation.
One night, at exactly 3 am, He woke me up again, His presence was so palpable and once more, I started crying.
I called dad on phone. When he received my call, the first words he uttered were "mama, are you crying again?"
At this point, I kept quiet and only subbed. And then he made a simple prayer that night "Lord, help your daughter find you, in Jesus name, Amen."
And he said to me, now, go to sleep, the Holy Spirit will tell you what to do.
I ended the call, only to see my younger sis staring at me and she said "see as you done wake me up with this your Holy Spirit matter, shey you love reading, oya read about Him so you'll know Him now!"
At that moment, I knew that that was the Holy Spirit telling me "what to do".
I started researching, reading, studying, writing, documenting, asking my dad annoying questions, lol, listening to various tapes from past and present men of God.
The more I gained knowledge on the personality of the Holy Spirit, the lesser my fear of Him became.
I grew fond of Him and that began my lifelong fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
Fast forward back to the present moment. I'm in my room, dad is 'gone' and once more I am frightened of a phenomenon I know nothing about.
My sister's words from that night echoed in my mind " shey you love reading, oya read about it".
Fear is simply proof of an absence of knowledge and light in an area of your life.
This led me on an adventure to 'know ' death.
The more knowledge I gain, the less fear I have for death.
I shared this message first, with the prayer team in my church, at one of our night vigils. And the testimonies I received after the message filled me with joy.
I became aware that even tongue-speaking Christians battle with the fear of death.
And it was prevalent in our sect at the time because our Earthly leader had just died.
Mehn, I wasn't the only one scared.
I'm just the one bold enough to research my fear.
Next, I spoke to my mom about it. At the time, she gave me blank stares, lol.
She just said, thank you, my dear.
On Sunday you'll share this message in Church.
I froze in my boots! Share it with the congregation on SUNDAY!
I was nervous!
After sharing the message on Sunday. I received more testimonies of how the message liberated people.
A man that wasn't in church that Sunday, who had also just lost his dad sent a message to me that the information his mom was able to share with him from the message blessed him.
I was moved to tears.
The realization that lots of people in their thousands, millions and billions are living with the fear of death hovering over them.
I know the solution to this fear. And I am willing to share it with you.
For so long, I had let the fear of the unknown stop me from sharing this message with the world, lol, I guess there's always something to be scared of if we let ourselves do that.
I felt small, not ready, I didn't want to be rejected, I just didn't dare to go out and share this message.
That was selfish of me, I'm sorry.😞
But, we're here now!
And I'm sure the light and flight that accompanies this message will give it wings and take it around the world to every weary and fearful soul out there.
The fear of death shouldn't stop you from living your best life! You're not going to get out of life alive anyway, so just LIVE!
Knowledge and Light is my desire for you.
Stay sane, I love you😘.
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