Death Leads to Life

Live in the freedom of the eternal love of God.

(Listen to my song “Love Will Always Lead You Home” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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John 11:21-23

Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. [But] even now I know that whatever you ask of God, God will give you.” Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise.”

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No one dies.

Death is not the enemy.

It is the doorway, the portal, to new life.

Life and death are two sides to one coin.

You can’t have one without the other.

We see this all around us…the cycle of birth and death.

Jesus went to great length to show us that death does not win.

It is not the end.

I have taken great comfort in hearing the many, many accounts of “Near Death Experiencers.”

They are those who claim to have gone to the other side after the clinical death of their bodies…only to be resuscitated.

They then tell of a wondrous, indescribable Light of love that they encountered.

I’ve personally talked with several of these people and I believe them.

Their lives were drastically changed after the experience.

They no longer fear death.

This is the message of Jesus: Fear not!

His references to fire were about a refining fire…a “burning away” if you will of the mistakes we have made…which were actually our best lessons in life.

What if we all lived our lives with this understanding…instead of fearing death and the possibility of hell?

Why do we interpret these verses in the worst possible way…when Jesus himself stated, “This is the will of the one who sent me, that I should not lose anything of what he gave me, but that I should raise it [on] the last day” (John 6:39).

What if we lived in the deep knowledge of God’s eternal love for us…and then lived to share it and be instruments in the awakening of what Jesus called “the kingdom of God” here…in this place?

How else will “God’s kingdom come”?

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Listen to the song of the day “Love Will Always Lead You Home” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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