Many of My people live their lives in dread of something. Hearing the news, they succumb to a spirit of fear. Haven't I said in My word that I have not given you a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind? Why then do you meditate on how to save your lives when you are hidden in Christ?
Fear of death can have no place in My people, for when you fear death you will never truly live. You must see your life as a pilgrimage from this life to the next. Even if you were called to die a martyr's death, I will be with you giving you the grace to stand. To carry your cross means martyrdom is a possibility.
My beloved, most will not be called to this. If you are, rest assured that you will be given the grace needed. The rewards for the martyrs are beyond compare, so do not fear, my child. I am with you.
Daniel 11:35 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Some of those who are [spiritually] wise and have insight will fall [as martyrs] in order to refine, to purge and to make those among God’s people pure, until the end time; because it is yet to come at the time appointed [by God].
Revelation 6:9 Amplified Bible (AMP)
When He (the Lamb) broke open the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slaughtered because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained [out of loyalty to Christ].
John 14:1-3 Living Bible (TLB)
1 “Let not your heart be troubled. You are trusting God, now trust in me. 2-3 There are many homes up there where my Father lives, and I am going to prepare them for your coming. When everything is ready, then I will come and get you, so that you can always be with me where I am. If this weren’t so, I would tell you plainly.