Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Living Dead


 
Have you noticed how many movies are made about zombies? We find the creatures ugly and repulsive, a contradiction in and of itself. (the walking dead or living dead) The thought of them conjures up images of ghastly creatures mindlessly walking around in ragged clothes stinking up the place, looking for someone to devour.(Gal.5:15) This is how we looked to God before we were changed into the image of His Son. Isaiah 64:6 says it like this: But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags..
We may think that our good deeds make us beautiful and ,well [good]; but unless we are clothed with the righteousness of Christ, God sees us quite differently. for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” (Galatians 3:27)). In this text, the word "clothed" is translated from [endunw-enduno], and properly means to envelop in, to hide in, and to put on something. The word “clothed” has been defined "to become so possessed of the mind of Christ as in thought, feeling, and action to resemble him and, as it were, reproduce the life he lived." –Joseph Henry Thayer
Jesus at one point tells one of the disciples to “Let the dead bury the dead” (Mat.8:22)
 
Thankfully we were given a new identity, a new life when we accepted Jesus. We can now say “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me, and gave himself for me.” (Gal.2:20)
 When we get dressed in the morning, we do not desire to dig through the hamper and pull out the dirty clothes that we wore days ago, but when we turn back to  our 'old ways' from our old life before we knew the Lord, we are putting on the smelly old clothing of our [old man] who was dead and buried. Instead let us daily stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and not be entangled again with the yoke of bondage. (Gal.5:1)
  • What's your favorite movie? Why?
  • If the book of Revelation was made into a movie (a realistic one) do you think a lot of people would get saved after watching it?
  • Did you get saved after reading the book of Revelation in the Bible? (I did!)

3 comments:

  1. What a coincidence! I guess I wasn't the only one with ZOMBIES on the brain lately?

    Check this out:

    http://emergency.cdc.gov/socialmedia/zombies_blog.asp

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  2. wow. i am appreciative to be your daughter. You write the most revealing and truthful things that i have read in a long time! I love everything about your blog and look forward to reading more! love you.

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  3. Glad you like what I've written..this is inspiring me to write even more..even just for you!
    Love you,
    MoM

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