Today’s Devotional – July 12th (The Walking Dead!)

By admin On July 10th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – July 12th

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The Walking Dead!

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“Wherefore He saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.” Ephesians 5:14

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For some strange reason, this culture has a fascination with zombies! For over 50 years, these low-budget films have cashed in at the box office!

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But why? Just what is the “magic” about these cartoonish, slow-moving, slow-thinking, flesh-eating Tophetites, who sleep-walk their way through cities and countryside, in search of their next meal?

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Yes, in that unforgettable low-budget movie, Dawn Of The Dead, it was explained at the beginning of the movie, that some catastrophe had killed off most of Mankind. But with all that carnage, there was not enough room in Hell. And so, millions of these walking dead were left remaining on the earth, merely to roam aimlessly, ever-searching for yet another meal!

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But these on-the-march flesh-seekers can only be fully killed, by a bullet in the head! Nothing less will do!

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CONGREGATION OF THE DEAD

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Now the Bible also speaks of a group of walking dead beings. And these “undead” likewise are slow-moving, slow-thinking, flesh-eating. They are what the Bible refers to as “The Congregation of the Dead”.

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Listen… “The man that wanders out of the way of understanding shall remain in the Congregation of the Dead.” Proverbs 21:16.

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Ah, so this verse reveals that those who wander away from understanding shall remain in the Congregation of the Dead!

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Asbury Park Zombie Walk – Wikimedia – Share-alike license

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FALSE BRETHREN IN THE CHURCH

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But is there anything else the Bible has to say about these walking dead? Oh yes! Much!

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Listen… “For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness…These are…trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots” Jude 1:4, 12.

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And so this above passage is speaking of “false brethren” who never truly have a saving faith, nor produce the fruits of righteousness like the good fruit produced by those who are the plantings of the Lord.

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THE LUSTS OF THE FLESH

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Now, every good zombie has a voracious appetite for meat.

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And so too, those who are among the “Congregation of the Dead” likewise love the fleshpots of Egypt. They are never satisfied with the heavenly bread of good communion with God. And so, these walking dead are ever-wandering, ever-searching for another piece of flesh: another TV show, another purchase at the mall, another expensive resort, another night of eating and drinking, an energy-sapping career, another shiny-new car, or boat, or jet-ski, or this or that.

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But when it comes time to put in the offering plate at church, maybe just 10% at the most. But should these walking dead ones ever arise from the dead, they would begin to joyfully live a self-sacrificing life, so that the Gospel might be fully preached in the world.

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THE LUST OF THE EYES

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Now the Bible commands us to… “run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith;” Hebrews 12:1, 2

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But these slow-moving creatures cannot run. No, it is impossible to run a race while trying to drag along all our earthly mammon.

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“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,” Hebrews 12:1

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Yes, these walking dead need to let go of all the accouterments of this opulent society, and begin to run the Heaven-ward race with patience.

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THE PRIDE OF LIFE

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And the Bible also commands us to… “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom;” Colossians 3:16. Yes, the Christian should be in constant contemplation of God’s Word, and how it applies to our everyday life and interaction with others.

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And yet these walking dead are too busy contemplating how they can further feed themselves with the fleshly delights of this self-seeking world. And their hearts are fixated on further advancement of their careers, and the upward mobility in society. And so, as a result of their preoccupation with earthly desires, they are slow-thinking when it comes to God’s Word.

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They really need to contemplate this next verse… “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee.” Isaiah 26:3.

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Yes, it’s so sad that all such walking dead have traded perfect peace which Jesus offers for meaningless little tinsel-like trinkets of this world!

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NO MORE ROOM IN HELL!

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Now, as to the reference in that movie, The Dawn of the Dead, that there was not enough room in Tophet (Hell), the Bible also has something to say about that…

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“Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be called Tophet, nor the valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of slaughter: for they shall bury in Tophet, till there be no place. And the carcases of this people shall be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth; and none shall fray them away” Jeremiah 7:32, 33

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Yes, the Bible speaks of a day in which there will be a great slaughter! 

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And the Bible says, “for they shall bury in Tophet, till there be no place.” Jeremiah 7:32.

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That day is called Judgment Day. It is the day when every hidden thing will be clearly seen. And the man of wickedness which exists in us all, will be totally slain and buried in Tophet until be no more place to bury!

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THAT WALKING DEAD-MAN MUST BE KILLED!

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Well, maybe this little devotional was a bit too cutting. But on the other hand, there are many things in the world which have a certain analogy to spiritual concepts.

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But more than this, we all need to understand that we have a walking dead person within us all! The Bible refers to that man, as the “Old Man”.

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Listen… “Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.” Romans 6:6

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Yes, this Old Man of selfishness must be fully killed. And just like those zombies, this walking dead-man within us must be shot in the head. Oh no, not literally shot in the head. But spiritually speaking, we must drive out of our minds all the former filthiness that still exists in our hearts, and begin to renew our hearts and minds with God’s life-giving Words.

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to crucify that dead man within…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Crown of Revelation 12: What Is “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble”?” or you can also read… January 1st  (The Time of Jacob’s Trouble)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FLOWER OF THE FIELD CONSTELLATION

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This is perhaps one of the most amazing constellations that God has created! It truly looks like a flower, and appears to be blowing in the direction of westward. But as autumn draws near, this constellation appears to bow itself down, just like the flowers of Earth bow down, at the summer’s end.

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Two Turtledoves-Flower of the Field- Cross/Scepter Constellations

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And these are not merely obscure stars. These are among the biggest and brightest stars in the night heavens!

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The Two Turtle-Doves Constellation is also known as Sagittarius .

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The Flower of the Field is commonly known as Scorpio .

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But there is another obvious aspect to this constellation group. Notice that the birds are flying in the same direction as the flower is bending; it is as if the east wind is blowing these heavenly messengers…

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“The wind blows where it desires, and you hear the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it comes, and where it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. John 3:8.

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So here is another incredible Bible concept, written in the heavens! And God has spoken of these signs! Listen… “For ever, O LORD, Thy Word is settled in heaven.” Psalm 119:89

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THE ZODIAC CONSTELLATION NAMES

By the way, it is not the purpose of www.theheavensdeclare.net to give any validity to the Zodiac or any pagan deities. But the common names of many constellations must be given, solely for the purpose of locating them on star-charts.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flower of the Field Constellation” 

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TOMORROW:

“July 13th (Jacob’s Trouble: Alone With God)”

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