At His birth and His death, people close to Him were told ” Do not be afraid!”
“After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”
So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”Matthew 28:1-10
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.1 Corinthians 15:55-57
He demonstrated to us through His resurrection, that there is victory over death, physical and spiritual death. Spiritual death separates us from Him because of sin. Both deaths are not permanent separation from Him and others who believe, if we accept His complete sacrifice through His death, burial and Resurrection. His resurrection though, proves that this sacrifice for us is all complete. It is the final step, it sealed the deal!
“…whatever has been born of God conquers the world. This is the victory that has conquered the world: our faith.”1 John 5:4
When we have faith, we don’t need to fear!
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He is risen indeed! No fear!