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Friday, July 25

EXPOSING The Zombie Craze

In the movie World War Z, at the box office it took in $25.5M in just the first weekend alone. In World War Z the "Z" stands for, you guessed it, “ZOMBIES!” Listen to the PODCAST about this message.

2 Corinthians 2:11 says we should not be ignorant of satan’s devices, lest he should get an advantage over us. It is our desire to expose a major demonic device that is afflicting many in the American Church today: zombie cult activity.

  One does not have to look far to see that zombies have become a popular phenomenon in modern society. In the past ten or so years, there has been a significant increase in the number of prime-time television programs and major motion pictures that use zombies as their main theme.
I suggest you stop looking at this from Hollywood’s perspective, however, and ask God to reveal to you the truth of this matter, because the zombie craze is not being driven by Hollywood at all. Hollywood is merely being used, unknowingly, to reveal the escalating decline in the spiritual state of society today. They call it, “art imitating life”; I would say, it is “art imitating DEATH.” You see, zombies are walking in and out of American churches every Sunday.
You may be thinking, “Lighten up guys. Zombies are movie characters. Everybody knows the dead can’t walk around killing people.”
I direct your attention to Matthew 8:22 and Luke 9:60 where you will find that Jesus said to “let the dead bury their dead”. On the other hand, the Living are to follow our Lord and “preach the Kingdom of (or that IS) God.”
The Truth is, if you do not have The Person of the Holy Spirit living in your heart, you will NOT be able to see these things! And no matter how well-versed you may be in The Scriptures, if you have not asked The Person of the Holy Spirit into your heart, you are dead!! Therefore, all you can do, to coin another zombie phrase, is "spew death"!
Without being under the tutelage of The Person of The Holy Spirit, rather than preaching the Kingdom (that IS) God, all you will be doing is mis-representing God to those around you.
"Who also hath made us able ministers of the New Testament; not of the letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives Life." (2 Corinthians 3:6)
"For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." (Romans 8:13-14)
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts." (Galatians 5:22-24)
“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.”
(2 Timothy 2:15)

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