Walking Dead Men and Women
Look around you and stay alert for the enemy, a marine told his companions in the field. With traps set up all around the perimeter, anyone stumbling into the zone is dead men walking. They have no idea what is about to happen or that their life is about to come to a sudden end, in a flash.
And so it is with millions of people walking the earth today. The enemy is all around us and the lack of knowledge is killing them. They must have the knowledge of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob has given through His Word; Jesus Christ is the word of God.(John1) The traps of Satan are numerous and his goal is to deceive, deceive, and deceive until they believe the lie and then destruction will destroy their families and lives.
Turning to doctrines of philosophy made viral by the internet and news media around the world, instead of adhering to the doctrine and promises of the bible. Following the god of this world Satan, instead of following the Son of God Jesus. These people are dead men and women walking, devoid of the Spirit of God; seeking justification and hearty approval of their sinful philosophies that bows to no one, giving a false sense of caring and brotherhood, but in reality are pits of pride and self indulgence leading their followers to fall into the same pit of sin. The traps are everywhere.
Many seek teachers after their own lusts and attend churches where the Spirit of God has long left, and are now ruled by the spirit of the anti-christ. For any spirit that denies that Jesus is Lord is the spirit of the anti-christ the bible says and is already working in the sons of disobedience. Their attendance to these social gatherings are nothing more than meaningless rituals with songs sung and endless speeches of political and social issues instead of the truth of Jesus Christ and Him crucified that can change the heart and bring salvation to those who hear. The traps are all around us and those are dead men and women walking.
God has a perfect balance of Justice and Mercy and in Exodus gives us His method of Judgment and Grace. When a nation turns away from Him and follows after Satan, God brings seven judgments and if they don’t return to Him, then He brings seven more judgments, and still if they don’t return to him, then He brings seven more judgments. He is merciful and tries to get the attention of people to look to Him and return to Him alone and forsake all others. Finally, when all the disasters and judgments have not made the nation repent, then the nation is given over to evil because that is what the people wanted. The nation is then destroyed from within and from without, but it is destroyed. The traps are all around us and many are deceived.
The action of REPENTENCE from the days of Noah until now has not changed. Preparing the way was John the Baptist who warned “Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand.” And Jesus came and fulfilled the law and brought division among the families of the earth. Jesus is the end of law and became the perfect sacrifice for us. Dying on the cross and shedding His blood that’s washes away our sins by His grace through our faith believing He is Lord, He cried out “IT IS FINSIHED” and the price had been paid for all of us.
Now just because there is grace and our sins are forgiven forever and ever, does not mean we are immune to humbling ourselves and asking for forgiveness of our sins and turning away for our past lives of sin. Jesus said ‘unless you repent you will in like manner perish.” Coming to God as a little child with a humble heart confessing you’re a sinner and asking Jesus to wash you by His blood and come into your heart and live; therefore confessing He is Lord and is alive is your salvation.
And if you are born again you will live for Him and abide in Him. Then and only then will He meet your needs, heal your body and fill you with His Holy Spirit and direct your path. Those who have turned back into the world and living in sin are paying for their sin by many different means. They lose their jobs, their family breaks up, they get sick and diseased, and they go hungry. And most of all they lose the presence of the Holy Spirit who is grieved causing their peace to leave. Depression and anger and bitterness and un-forgiveness set in and then the enemy begins to beat them to death with their sins and they begin to believe the lie that there is no hope and God doesn’t love them anymore. The enemy uses deception and lies as his number one weapon and people fall for his lies because they have turned from God. God’s love is everlasting and He never changes and He is not mad at them, but unless they return to Him, His hands are tied to bless them and help them. God will never override your will and needs your permission to intervene in your life. The more you surrender, the more He can do.
“No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious; anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother. (1 John 3; 20)”
Remember Jesus said seek first the kingdom of God and its righteousness then all the things you need will be added to you. So many deceived people live blaming God for all the troubles in their lives when the truth is they are not living and abiding in Him and living righteous which is simply not sinning on purpose or practicing sin. The bible says we are made the righteousness in Christ when we are born again, so living righteous is not something impossible to do. The devil would like to make you think it is but he is a liar.
The traps are everywhere and there are dead men and women walking all over the planet whose end is reserved for those who love sin and their god is the devil. For is you are not serving and worshiping God; then you are serving the devil whether you realize it or not. Become born again by giving your life to Jesus the Messiah and abide in Him and you will live forever in heaven.
The end of the age is fast approaching and the signs are everywhere. Many nations are turning away from God and the natural disasters and accidents and terrorism are increasing at a fast clip. By the end of 2014 and into 2015, the world will be in total chaos and ruin as the god of this world wrecks havoc given permission by the wickedness of the people. For by what a man is overcome by, he becomes its slave…..