READ: Revelation 1:18 I am the living one! I was dead, but now I am alive for ever and ever. I have authority over death and the world of the dead.
1 Corinthians 15:55-57 "Where, Death, is your victory? Where, Death, is your power to hurt?" Death gets its power to hurt from sin, and sin gets its power from the Law. But thanks be to the God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!
We do not serve a God who is dead (unlike a lot of other religions). Our God is quite alive and well. He's no longer suffering on the cross, but He sits at the right hand of God the Father in heaven and he is there interceding on your behalf right now. He is full of Glory and Majesty! He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords!
Death is not something that a Christian needs to fear. Passing from this life to next is just a matter of taking up your permanent residence with Jesus. Death has no power on us because we live forever. When I was a little girl I would sit and ponder about what eternity really meant. It's hard for us, even as adults, to comprehend Forever, and EVER and EVER, and time never ceasing. But that is exactly what we have to look forward to.
But while we await our heavenly home - we have been given a job to do. We are here because Jesus wants to work through us to accomplish much. He wants you to walk in authority --- understanding the power that you now possess because of what he accomplished on the cross.
It's time to rise up and walk in the power and authority that is yours - You have a mission to do:
"I have been given ALL authority in heaven and on earth. GO, THEN, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And I will be with you always, to the end of the age" (Jesus - Matthew 28:18-20).