A heathen king, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon testified to it. He said:
“I Nebuchadnezzar … blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation.
And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, what doest thou? (Daniel 4: 34 – 35; emphasis mine)
God is the ruler of the whole universe, if he does not permit anything, it cannot happen. So, if he does not permit anyone’s death, no one can kill him/her.
The Bible states:
“Who is he that saith and it cometh to pass, when the lord commandeth it not?”
(Lamentation 3: 37)
Moreover “… If God be for us, who can be against us?”
“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Surely, he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Speak the Word
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
Speak Your Reality in Christ
Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Thou shall tread upon the lion and the adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
He shall call upon me and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.” (Psalms 91: 1 – 16).
Strong Faith in God
In the light of all these assurances, a Christian ought to develop very strong faith in the Lord, not to fear death, but to resist and reject it and enjoy the long life that Jesus the Lord purchased for His own through death on the cross of Calvary.
It is an abomination for a Christian to commit suicide. Anyone who kills himself/herself will face the judgement of God. He/she will be judged as a murderer for he/she has terminated a life he/she did not create. Never entertain the thought of suicide no matter what you are passing through. Hell fire awaits anyone that kills himself/herself.
In whatever situation you may find yourself, trust the Lord for victory. Develop strong confidence in His ability to deliver and He will surely deliver you. He will never disappoint you. He has never disappointed anyone and He will not start from you.
Remember His words that say:
“…In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16: 33); “They looked unto him, and were lightened and their faces were not ashamed” (Psalms 34: 5); “Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them. They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded”
(Psalms 22: 4 – 6).
“Cast not away therefore your confidence which hath great recompence of reward” (Hebrews 10: 35). “… weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning” (Psalms 30: 5c).
Value your precious life, pray and trust God for longevity of life and do not be one of those who “through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage” (Hebrew 2: 15).
JESUS IS LORD.
Pst. (Dr) Mrs Titilayo Olaposi