Monday, March 30, 2015

The Walking Dead

I’ve never watched the series, but I’ve heard what it’s about.

Are they real? If so, where are they? Who are they? It may surprise you to hear that the walking dead still roam the world today. I don’t mean bath salts eating people that act like zombies, but those who are walking around spiritually dead. The Bible is clear that there are two distinct groups in our vast universe. Those who are spiritually alive and those who are not. There is no in-between.

Jesus died but He came back to life so we could also be “quickened” or made alive too, not just after we die, but right here and now while physically present on earth (Romans 8:11, Ephesians 2:1, Colossians 2:13).*

The Bible says that those who are spiritually dead are those who willfully live in sin without God (Luke 15:24, Romans 6:13, 1 Peter 4:6). It also says that we are made alive when we turn from sin and willingly open the door to our heart and invite Jesus Christ to come inside (Acts 5:32, Revelation 3:20). The power and lights are then turned on as we share the same Spirit that He possesses! (Ephesians 2:18).

Not all people in the church possess this precious gift. Many have lost their first love for God or never really had it (Revelation 3:1). Many received the Holy Spirit after they had believed (Acts 8:15-17, Acts 19:2). During this resurrection Sunday you may want to take your spiritual pulse. If there is no sign of power or life, I would encourage you to open your heart and receive God’s son (Romans 10:13) in the form of the Holy Spirit (Luke 11:13).

We all need a Spiritual awakening! CPR for the soul! Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26). 

Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday. 

*Hover over the Bible references to read the verses.