I want to start out by dedicating this writing to my very good friends Pastor’s Dave and Judy McLeroy who passed away in 2020. After a conversation on the phone years ago, I begin to seek the Lord on their behalf for a word that would bring comfort to them in the midst of some severe circumstances they were facing at that time. And what follows is that word. However, though it was word in due season for them, I am convinced that the Father will use it to speak to His body whenever and wherever He sends me. With that said, let us begin by defining for you, “overcoming death, hell and the brethren.”
Overcoming = one English rendering of overcome is to bowl over
Over = on the other side
Coming = to advance towards a specified place
Overcoming is a process, which is simply a series of steps, or changes that bring about desired results.
Take a moment now and think what your desired result is in your current circumstance. What is it that you are longing to see happen or change?
Now, ask yourself the following three questions.
1] What actions (steps) am I going to have to take in order to achieve this result?
2] What are some things that I am going to have to change in order to achieve this result?
3] Am I willing to make these steps and changes to achieve this result?
To desire something is to have a passion for it.
A result is simply the outcome of one’s course they have chosen to walk.
Principle: Your choices today will determine and precede your circumstances in the future.
Jeremiah 6:16 “Thus saith HaShem [Adonai], Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, we will not walk therein.”
These no doubt desired rest, however their passion to acquire rest wasn’t strong enough.
If you are willing to make these steps and changes, you must understand that you are going to have to be prepared to overcome death, hell, and the brethren along the way!
With that said, let’s get some revelation and principles concerning death, hell, and the brethren.
1] Death: One English rendering of death is to distress or irritate someone to an intolerable or unbearable degree.