My darling husband is totally free.
“Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.” (Galatians 5:1)
These words of Paul refer to the Jewish law of circumcision, but also relate to this life on earth. We are aware of the trappings of this life, although we are aware we are meant to live an abundant life.
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)
The earth is in war. There is evil and sorrow, there is goodness and joy; yes, there is much joy in life. There is beauty in earth, sea, sky, relationships and so much more. And yet… heaven has even more.
With Alan’s inverted thinking, then taking the Gospel for exactly what it says and with no assumptions, leads us to the logical conclusion that death is not to be mourned, not for the person who has died. He has moved to an address which offers so much more.
I am not a robot. I am not dead. So I mourn. I have a 16 year old son who will now grow like is father but without him. It is tragic, but only remains a tragedy if we refuse to look beyond our limited vision.
Why did this happen?
Since we know that GOD is good and rewards those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6), and since I’ve already established in my mind, as well as in my experience with Alan in his last hours, that Alan was ready to go to be with him, then on what basis did the LORD think of me? Did He abandon me or my son? Not at all.
My logical conclusion to what has occurred is that he trusts me to be able to handle this life without my husband. He trusts our son to grow up in the knowledge of the LORD even without his father. We trust in the LORD with all our hearts (Proverbs 3:5) and so when we look to that scripture, to actually implement it, we can choose to trust it.
Alan always looked at scripture afresh. He looked deeply, rather than at an obvious understanding. We need the obvious when we are young, but as we age in faith (Alan came to the LORD as a teen), we see through the glass more clearly.
“For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.” (1 Corinthians 13:12)
Now that Alan has left us, he sees it all. His perspective will not be limited to his logical, truthful, consistent approach to scripture, but will be limitless, inspired and full of all truth.
All glory to GOD!
What would most honour Alan’s life other than a look at the Word of GOD?
Romans 12:2 says, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
Are we going to allow ourselves the freedom to walk in this truth?
The logic of prayer is that if you pray and receive, then you walk in the change. As hundreds of people prayed for Alan’s recovery, though he died, now they are praying for his family who are alive. And so I have the peace and sometimes even a bit of joy, as I work through the natural changes that come with my husband’s passing.
The world is a complex place, full of both joy and sorrow. We mourn the dead for ourselves much more than for what they lose in departing. Although there is much in life, when a life is moved to heaven to the man who loves His LORD, why mourn? He no longer suffers frustration, injustice, heartache, or imperfection.
My understanding of Alan
Alan had transformed to be near to the person GOD created him to be as possible. So it was time for his mission in Heaven.
To my mind, Alan has passed away because:
He was refined to the image GOD had of him
He was ready to go
He had more to learn that was only available in Heaven
I miss my dear Alan, but I am confident that the tasks each of us has are to be carried out in different places. I wish it were not so, and yet, Thy will be done, LORD.
“The Joy of the LORD is our strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10)
When we meet tragedy, we must allow ourselves to live in it, but also allow ourselves to overcome it. We who know Jesus are different from the world, and so we must walk differently.
Alan is well worth listening to. If you’d like to do so,
For Alan’s bible study audios and visuals you can go to:
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31 replies on “Alan Tun: total freedom in Christ”
Sarah Your Words spoken of your Husband our dear brother Alan reflect your walk and closeness to our Messiah just like Alan. My heart goes out to you and the family.
Thank you for the Links. I use RevelationTv and love listening to the wisdom of Alan and the others.
Bless you, Elaine. I’m so pleased that this resonates with you. Our walk continues, together.
Well written and understood. Standing with you and Jordan
Thank you. Many people have been praying for us to have strength. I have never felt so strong in the LORD.
We are one body. Amen.
“I have never felt so strong in the LORD”–what a testimony! May the rest of us be so blessed when our time comes to say, “Farewell. See you later.”
Strength comes from the LORD. Bless the LORD, O my soul:)
Sending love and hugs to you and Jordan beautiful written and will listen out his bible studies ❤️
Thank you, Linda. In Christ there is no death. Hallelujah!
“Precious in the Eyes of the Lord are the death of His saints” and “Unless a seed dies and falls, how can it produce a Great Harvest?” Heavenly Father we ask for a Great Harvest of souls to be swept into Your Kingdom, as a direct result of Your servant-son Alan’s life and ministry. In Christ’s invincible Name. Amen.
Amen and Amen
That is an inspired piece, Sarah.
My heart is with you.
Bless you, Tasje. Alan has taught well, even me.
Excellent article Sarah, well done.
Shalom and God bless. Iron sharpens iron. We all learn from one another.
Beautifully written. Truly inspirational. So moving and incredible that you could write like this at such a time, Sarah.
May the Lord bless you mightily. X
There are good days and then there are days that are more difficult. But God is Good every day.
My deepest condolences to you Sarah and to your family about the death of Alan.I only heard about his death last night when Simon Barrat on Revelation TV mentioned his death and paid a tribute to Alan at the beginning of the programme
I had benefitted from Alan’s great contribution in the Monday night bible studies over the years though have not been watching much of Revelation TV over the past few months.Alan was clearly a man who loved God and the Scriptures, and also, had a sharp mind.He will indeed be missed by many
I have also appreciated your own contributions on this Christian network
May you all know the comfort, love, strength and peace of God. SHALOM and prayers to you all
Thank you for sharing such inspirational and encouraging thoughts amidst your own pain, grief and loss
Thank you, Poo Choo, your words are such an encouragement. Alan brought joy and depth to life with those he touched. You can find other of Alan’s teachings at: https://tmc-church.org.uk/preacher/tun-alan/ (audio files)
Sarah, thank you for sharing Alan with us.
Bless you. Yes, he was a beautiful man. Is a beautiful spirit.
Sarah – Thank you so much for your beautiful remembrance of your dear Alan. We are Revelation TV viewers & were so blessed & enriched by Alan’s humble & yet very deep thoughts at Bible Study. He will be greatly missed.
I’m so pleased you found his teaching rewarding. Nothing would please Alan more. You can find the Bible studies on Revelation website readily. There is also teaching at the Bible School he led:https://tmc-church.org.uk/preacher/tun-alan/
Thank you for sharing. Alan’s greatest passion was to teach God’s Word.
May Adonai bless you and Jordan with shalom (complete well-being, body, soul, and spirit) and comfort your hearts during this time. May you find strength to deal with all the loose ends and changes this brings. My prayers are with you.
The LORD has done this and is doing it. The peace, acceptance and adjustment have been as though 6 months have passed. We miss him but the pain is only occasional and slight. Praise Jesus who comforts and heals. I do not know why he did not heal Alan, but he is steadfast in his love and with Alan with him, I am comforted and have shalom. Bless you.
Sarah although you won’t know me though I feel i would like to express my sympathy on your great loss. I feel I had got to know Alan in the past year as I listened to the Isaiah Bible study on Revelation TV and you both as I listened in to the Bible Studies at TMC. I have been richly blessed, challenged and encouraged in these studies. When I heard of Alan’s death I felt so sad as though I had lost a close friend . Since I heard I have of his death I have thanked God much for him and his teaching and asked the Lord to bring much comfort to you and your family. XO
Thank you Ruby. It is well with my soul. I value your prayers and thank you for your kindness. Though we see through a glass dimly, the LORD is revealing to me, day by day, more of His grace and peace sometimes overflows.
Every blessing to you.
I only began watching & listening to Rev TV from beginning January this year. I have been so blessed & benefited so much from the bible studies in Isaiah. It feels like I actually knew Alan. I just loved his way of being & his Godly wisdom. I feel I’ve lost a special friend & while I feel for your great loss as a family I feel sad for me. I have been praying for you & your son & daughter. May you all experience the comfort on the inside that only God can give.
Thank you, Irene. It is the love and prayers of so many that has kept us strong in this time. Tomorrow we say goodbye to a lovely, wonderful man. But his spirit lives on. Praise GOD!
Remembering our dear Brother Alan for the wonderful example of Christianity he so genuinely portrayed, his kindness, his gentleness, his wisdom and his generosity with his time in bringing the Gospel to as many as he could. We know he is with the Lord, free of the pain and suffering he experienced over the past few months, and we now pray with all our hearts for his dear wife and son, Sarah and Jordan, his daughter Izzie, his brother Victor who today spoke so movingly at Alan’s funeral service, and all his other family members whose names I don’t know, and his many friends who now have to adjust to life without Alan. May God bless and comfort each and every one of you.
What a beautiful prayer, David. Thank you and bless you.