Zombies for Jesus? ~ blog

 In Daily Encouragement

I can remember seeing my first Zombie movie when I was 15.  It was released in 1968 and was called Night of the Living Dead. I do not like Zombies, and I have never liked Zombies.

I do not like a Zombie in blue.

I do not like a Zombie in red.

I do not like them, Sam, I am.

I do not like them ‘cause they are dead

The only good thing was that they are slow, and I always felt I could outrun them if need be. Then World War Z came out in 2013 and the Zombies became fast. My worst nightmare comes true.

A Zombie is a dead person’s body that has returned from the dead and all they want to do is eat living people.  They desire to eat living flesh and especially they find brains to be at the top of their menu of delicacies.

Why in the world am I talking about Zombies?  Because I like to visualize myself as a Zombie when I am not being filled with the Spirit and not walking in the Spirit. A Zombie has one thing on their mind and sometimes Christian men think the only thing they can think about is sexual thoughts, images, movies and or live sex.

Zombies feel this never-ending hunger to consume others as if they were not real people but simply placed here on earth for us to lust after.  They become a commodity, something to be used, abused, and thrown away. They are walking in the flesh looking for more flesh to consume.  Their hunger is satiated for a time, but the lust only returns later demanding more.

There are only two choices in our lives as Christians relative to this issue.  At any moment, at any time we are either walking in the flesh or walking in the Spirit.  We are either following the lusts of our flesh or are being empowered by the Holy Spirit.  Depending on whom we allow to take the steering wheel will make the difference of whether we are lusting or loving, taking or giving, consuming others or being in community.

The Christian life without the Spirit is never going to work.  Our lusts have become too strong.  Our brains have become hard-wired to notice even the hint of sexual immorality and like Pavlov’s dogs, we begin to salivate.  Physiologically the frontal lobes in our brain where we have the capacity to think, reason, and use wisdom go on “dim” while the center of our desires becomes fully activated and on the hunt.

To try and live the Christian life apart from the Holy Spirit is impossible.  Why would God place His Holy Spirit in our bodies if we did not need Him? He has not made our body His temple so we can ignore Him, walk in the flesh, consume more porn, while He sits by as a spectator of what we never want anyone to see us doing.

But He sees it.  He sees it all.  He knows our every thought, our every word, and our every action. And here is the real deal…He is there to help.  He can take control if you invite Him.  He can show you a way to escape if you look for Him to show it to you.  He can tell you the next right thing to do if you are listening to Him.

However, once you make the mental decision to give in to the temptation and do the sin…He moves out of the way and lets your Zombie loose.  And like the sad and pathetic creatures we see in the films, we become Zombies with only one thing on our mind…finding more flesh we can consume.  The internet is our menu, and everything is the blue-plate special.  We can taste the appetizers for hours and not get full.  Then we devour the main course with gusto and might even have a dessert with one more orgasm for the road.

This is sad to say but what I am trying to do is to get you to visualize what we all do when we decide to not be being filled with and walking in the Spirit. When we are lured away and enticed by sexual temptation and we make the decision to go ahead and do it again, and again, and again, and again.

All the while you have within you the Holy Spirit of God dwelling inside your body.  You have the all-powerful, all-wise, all-loving Spirit of God the Father and God the Son inside of you.  And His back is not turned against you.  He is not being angry and disgusted that you are being so stupid again.  No, His arms are open wide, and He waits…like the Father of the prodigal son for you to come to your senses and come home.

Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling
Calling for you and for me
See on the portals He’s waiting and watching
Watching for you and for me
Come home, come home
Ye who are weary come home
Earnestly, tenderly Jesus is calling
Calling, “O sinner come home”
O for the wonderful love He has promised
Promised for you and for me
Though we have sinned He has mercy and pardon
Pardon for you and for me
Come home, come home
Ye who are weary come home
Earnestly, tenderly Jesus is calling
Calling, “O sinner come home”

Will you be filled and walking in the Spirit today or walking through your day like a Zombie looking for someone to consume. Today come home and be filled with and walking in the Spirit.

Recent Posts

Leave a Comment