Friday, November 13, 2015


Genesis 3:4-5 Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

We went through the silver craze of ghosts, witches and vampires, then most recently zombies - those who walk the earth of the half-dead/half alive. But that title might also appropriately describe those who live according to the coarse of the world animated by the spirit of this world, which is Satan. They are engaged in fulfilling the desires of the flesh and the lusts of the mind with the motto of: “If it feels good, do it.” I read that God has given to us the amazing and marvelous gift of imagination, and by that gift, we may entertain unholy fancies and  unbridled passions, like a zombie who thinks that they are alive, but are really dead in sins and transgressions; those voluntary departures of a moral agent from the known rule of rectitude or duty, prescribed by God; those voluntary transgressions of the divine law, or violation of a divine command in thought, word or deed.

John 10:9-11 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 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. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.

Underlying this is a subtle tool of the devil. He places fear in human hearts along this lie: “If you get too close to God, then you won’t be having any fun and are going to be unhappy.” Satan’s first lie is that God will make you miserable; the flip side of the coin is that He desires nothing but good for us. The truth of the matter is, it is only sin that is harmful (deadly really); it is only sin that will make us miserable. God loves us with an infinite love. His banner is love and He desires nothing but good for us. No more walking dead, when we are alive in Christ.

Ephesians 2:1-5 You He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved).

Colossians 1:12-14 Giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.


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