Good News

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Part of the Gospel message is that death leads to new life.


Listen to my song “Going Over There” on YouTube by clicking HERE.


Matthew 17:4

Then Peter said to Jesus in reply, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”


In what is known as the Transfiguration, Jesus takes Peter, James and John up on a mountain.

That’s where Jesus is transfigured and “his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light” (Matthew 17:2).

Then Moses and Elijah appear, conversing with Jesus.

The two prophets lived in different time periods, hundreds of years before Jesus.

Here, in this vision, the prophets from different times in the past are present in the same time as Jesus.

There is no time, only the eternal now.

The prophets who were long dead were alive again.

In this we see that there is no death.

Peter wants to preserve this magical moment by making three tents for Jesus, Moses and Elijah.

But you can’t put the eternal in a box.

In this world, you can’t cling to anything.

The past is not real, only the present is.

You must be willing to go with the flow.

You must be willing to let go and change.

That is part of living in this creation.

Death-and-resurrection is happening all around us.

We are part of this Creative Flow of dying-and-rising.

The good news is that no one truly dies.

They are transformed.

Live in the freedom of this belief.


Listen to the song of the day “Going Over There” on the Listen to Your Heart album by clicking HERE.

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Purchase my book “Mercy Reigns: A Daily Devotional of Compassion, Comfort and Healing” on Amazon 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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