Satan is on a mission to desensitize the church to unholy and ungodly things.  Keep in mind that everything that is good and of God has a counterfeit knock-off in the other realm—the realm of Satan.  We are fooled into thinking there are grey areas but there are not.  Everything we encounter is either light and of God, or it is dark.  The latest craze is the whole zombie/walking dead; creatures that appear human and alive and are not.  Dead resurrected, everything dark. A body with no hope and evil intent. If I understand correctly, none of them have that willingly happen to them.  Satan personified.

With God, death brings life, hope and joy.  Lazarus was literally raised from the dead.  Four days in the grave and Jesus cried, “Lazarus, come out!” (John 11:43)  Body, spirit and soul reunited.  A living testimony to the power and goodness of the Creator.  All the saints resurrected from the grave with Christ went to heaven.  Christians are the walking dead.  There are many testimonies today of God giving life to the dead in a literal way.  Always, always the body, soul and spirit are reunited.  These people are rich with testimony of their experiences.

What about our spirits when we give Jesus our lives?  We are to die to an old way of life, symbolized by baptism.  The Bible puts it this way—“I have been crucified with Christ and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. (Galatians 2:20)  Dead to sin and alive to Christ.  We, as Christians resurrected in spirit, are the true walking dead!  It’s a win-win situation.  We live on this earth with all the power and authority of heaven. Sealed by the Holy Spirit.  (Luke 10:19  Ephesians 1:13)  When we do give up our spirits and go to heaven, we are in the presence of God for eternity.  Death has lost its sting!  (1 Corinthians 15:55)  Those who die in Christ now will one day be reunited with their bodies.  Complete and whole in the way only God can do.

Satan can keep his cheap imitation of the walking dead.  His best works are laughable in the light of the majesty of God.  God does not force Himself on you.  You always have a choice to make.  I chose the power of the Blood of Jesus—light over darkness.  Will you make the same decision?

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