Devotional For The Week Of 9/24/18- The Walking Dead

Ephesians 5:14- That is why God says in the Scriptures, “Awake, O sleeper, and rise up from the dead; and Christ shall give you light.”

There is so much revelation in movies and tv shows. We can’t limit God and how He will speak to us. Many of us have seen a movie or tv show about zombies, but do we actually understand what zombies are? A synonym for zombie is living dead, but how can something be alive and dead? A zombie is an example of life without Jesus. Without Jesus you’re a dead man walking. I watched this movie the other day and one of the characters was telling her story on how she came to Christ. She said she looked in the mirror one day and saw a deal soul, she couldn’t see her physical self, just the condition of her soul. God was revealing to her that she was physically alive, but her soul was dead. The phrase “everybody dies, but not everybody lives” is so accurate. Just because you’re breathing, doesn’t mean you’re alive.

We’ve all been spiritually dead before which is why we needed a Savior. The cure to spiritual death is Jesus. He is the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6) and there is no life apart from Him. That’s why people can have the best job, nicest car, take the best vacations and still be miserable. They’re missing Jesus and He’s the only one that can fill the void they have. (John 4:14- “But the water I give them,” He said, “becomes a perpetual spring within them, watering them forever with eternal life.”) Jobs, cars and life on earth is temporary, they only satisfy for a moment, but Jesus is eternal. 

FROM THE WALKING DEAD TO SPREADING THE LIGHT

Matthew 5:14-16- You are the world’s light—a city on a hill, glowing in the night for all to see. Don’t hide your light! Let it shine for all; let your good deeds glow for all to see, so that they will praise your heavenly Father. 

Christians are the world’s light in this fallen, dark world. We have a glow from God that makes us stand out from others. As ambassadors of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20) we should be living godly lives so that unbelievers can see Him in us. We need to make sure we’re a good representation of Him because we may be the only Bible that people read. 

There are so many lost souls out in the world. We don’t get saved just for our benefit. We’re supposed to spread the Gospel and help bring people from the dominion of darkness (death) into the dominion of light (life). My daily prayer is “Lord help me bring one more soul close to you.”