“When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as if dead. But He laid His right hand on me and said, ‘Do not be afraid! I am the First and the Last. And the Ever-living One [I am living in the eternity of eternities]. I died, but see, I am alive forevermore; and I possess the keys of death and Hades (the realm of the dead).'” Revelation 1:17-18 (Amplified)
Death is the cessation of physical life; Hades is the grave, the world of the dead. Jesus tells us to stop being afraid, either of the cessation of physical life or the grave, because He has control of both. So far as the Christian is concerned, Jesus has conquered both, and He has total control of them. Therefore, “Stop being afraid of death and the grave,” He says.
Christians ought to approach death simply and in faith. We are wrong…
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