From the Latin word “mors”, death means the end of life, the physical cessation of life. If this definition is known to all, it can be expanded. Indeed, in its medical sense, it corresponds to the end of brain functions defined by a flat electroencephalogram.
According to the Bible, death is like a separation: physical death is a separation of soul and body, and spiritual death is the separation of the soul from God. – Death is the consequence of sin, better, the wages of sin. Now, the problem of sin has been settled definitively for every sinner who believes in Jesus. “So, death means eternal separation from God, and, remember, there, the saints do not die,” says the Voice of God in the study of seals, 4th seal, paragraph 222. This is why Paul, who had received the full revelation of Christ in the foundation of Christianity, could cry out, “O death, where is your sting?
Death therefore has a sting and it is sin; and the power of sin is the law. But for the law, grace has been provided. So, if by the offense of one there are many who are dead, by one also and for free all are saved by the death of Christ on the cross. According to the Scriptures, those who inherit the Kingdom of God with immortality triumph over death by resurrection, and so the “sting” of death is vanquished.
Of course, before the Bride is raptured, there is a mystery: “Behold, I tell you a mystery: we will not all die, but all of us will be changed in an instant, in the blink of an eye at the last trumpet, the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be resurrected incorruptible, and we will be changed (1 Corinthians 15: 5), and death, as the last enemy to be wiped out, remains the surest means of transportation for the rest of the soul of him who is in Jesus.
Bible writers, when they express the deep feelings that inhabit us in the face of death, and more particularly the death of a loved one, are somehow our intermediaries with God. Jesus, too, cried … and long before him, King David mourned the death of his son Absalon; he shuddered, went up to the upper room of the door and began to cry. Jesus wept Lazarus, his friend.
We have hope, that’s why despite the tears, we are sturdy in our minds, Hope backs our hearts waiting for His glorious return.
The fear of death is therefore banned because happy are those who die in Christ; even more, if the Spirit of Him who raised Christ from the dead dwells in us, we are assured that this Spirit will raise us up at the last day.