The Walking Dead – Reality or Fiction
I have been told that The Walking Dead is a very good series; in fact, my sister Hiraida has always encouraged me to watch it. Not only her, but also my daughter Tiffany and my niece Keisha. Somehow, I am not very fond of it; it has not caught my attention, since I am more into Anime, swords, fighting and so on.
Nevertheless, this is not the topic of this article and we are not going to discuss the series, we are going to discuss a more drastic a realistic issue here. Then, you will decide if it is a reality or a fiction.
Why did I start with the analogy of the walking dead? Well, because that is what we are going to see now.
The vast majority of the worldwide population are Walking Dead. They are physically walking, but inside they are completely dead, that is why we will call them “walking dead” like in the series.
They were born into this life, but sadly, to say they were born with a disease that cannot be detected by mere human eyes or technology. That disease is called “sin” some people call it a condition, but we will limit ourselves to call it a disease or sickness for the sake of this argument.
“For the wages of sin is death…” Romans 6:33
We were all born into this sinful life and that is a disease carried from generation to generation to all human beings, there is no exception to it. It is all over our “Deoxyribo Nucleic Acid” or as we know it better “DNA”. We were born with it and it is part of our lives whether we want it or not. It comes “de facto”, a Latin term to express my thoughts.
Therefore, we really understand that we are born into sin “dead”, thus we are walking dead all our lives until we find the cure “Jesus Christ”. If you know that the majority of our population and worldwide population are actually walking dead, what are you doing to get them reach the cure?
They might struggles, fight and battle for a cure all their lives, but the cure is not something they can find on their own, the cure will find them when the time is right, when you and me perform our tasks as commanded.
You have to understand that we need to die to find life and we need to live to find death. Allow me to explain this to you.
We are born (come to live – be alive) into this sinful nature (dead); then since we are alive and we are merely walking dead, we need to die (spiritual death) to find real life (spiritual life) in Christ.
Just as the seed enters the soil, and then it needs to die to come back to life; this is the same process for us. We need to die spiritually speaking (our old self), to start living the real life in Christ, thus locating the final cure “salvation”.
Read the conversation between Nichodemus and Jesus on John 3.
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.
You need to born again, because you are spiritually dead, you are a walking dead and you need to come to live spiritually speaking.
If you don’t have Christ in your life, if you still have not accepted Him as your Lord and Savior; then you are a walking dead and you need the cure to live again and that cure is called “Salvation” and salvation only comes through Jesus Christ only.
God is spirit, therefore, for you to live with Him you need to have a spiritual life, because only through the spiritual life you can be with Him, interact with Him, speak to Him and get all the advantages coming from Him for your spiritual and earthly life.
So, I ask you again,
Is this a reality or Fiction?
Many of you might say that it is fiction, because you ignore to believe the truth and give ears to lies. I perfectly understand you, honestly, I do.
It is always easier to believe lies and trust in lies than to believe the truth.
Check this out!
When someone starts by telling you the truth, it is hard for you to trust and believe it, because it is the truth. On the contrary, if that person decors the story with lies, giving thoughts to his / her imagination, you will have no problem believing it.
Do you know why?
Because believing and trusting lies is always the easiest way. It is very easy to fall for a lie, but believing and trusting the truth, it is not a simple task. It requires courage, determination and at the end, by trusting and believing in the truth you will have a hard time and a rough path to walk.
Lies are easy to believe and they do not require any effort at all, but the truth requires a lot more than that and you know it.
This is a very serious issue we are discussing here; walking dead are all over, in our family members, churches, work environment, society, everywhere… there is not distinction, in fact, as stated before, the vast majority surrounding us are walking dead.
Since we are born dead (spiritually speaking) and there is nothing we can do about it. There was no one good enough to provide us with the cure. God sent His only Son, Jesus Christ; to die for us at the cross and pay for our sinful nature, so we can live again.
Wait! Maybe you are not getting what I am saying.
Jesus Christ had to DIE for you to live. The only difference is that Jesus died physically; He had an earthly death.
Do you happen to know a little secret, but not to secret on His death”
He was born of the Holy Spirit, so, He did not have that sinful nature we have, He was not born of flesh and blood to inherit the dead that we all inherit. Therefore, He already had a spiritual life. Nevertheless, since we are born of flesh and blood, we don’t have that spiritual life, henceforth, we need to die to have that spiritual life in Christ Jesus.
Are you following what I am saying? In addition, I will go an extra mile for you to understand how serious this issue is.
We all have the cure available to us through Jesus Christ “Salvation”, but those still living the life of a walking dead, they need someone to tell them about this cure, you and I “Christians or disciples of Christ” must take the message of salvation to all of them and once the Word or message is planted within their hearts. Then the Holy Spirit will make it blossom (born again) and they will be called for salvation.
But that is not all, the extra mile we need to consider is this.
I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 1 Corinthians 15:50
Maybe you know, maybe you don’t know, either way, I will explain it to you.
We need to speak the truth to the walking dead, the walking dead will then be called to life in Christ by the Holy Spirit through the words you’ve spoken or preached.
Finally, they have a spiritual life, just like you and me, but there is something more to understand to it.
Two things need to happen with our earthly bodies, so we can inherit the kingdom of God and live with him in heaven.
- Jesus will call us up in the heaven to be with him and at that moment, he will change our earthly body into spiritual body, because earthly things cannot enter the kingdom of God.
- Our earthly body will need to perish (die) and then, we will be resurrected in Christ with our spiritual body to be with him,
At the end, we are born dead into sin, then we come to live (spiritual speaking) in this world and finally, we need to die again (physical death) to resurrect and gain our permanent body (spiritual body) in Christ.
What do all of these tell us?
Well, there is only one way and it is to live through Jesus Christ, our spiritual life here on this earth and ready to get rid of this earthly body to acquire our permanent body in Christ for all eternity with Him.
Reality or fiction. It is up to you to decide on your own. I have presented the information and the facts; but it is not my task to convince you of anything, it is the task of the Holy Spirit, He will do His work on you at His due time.
For me, it is a cruel reality that our world is living on and we cannot neglect it or turn a blind sight on it.
The walking dead are a reality and you know it. Just look around you.
“Heavenly Father that is in heaven, in this moment, I come to you asking for forgiveness for those still living in death “walking dead” to bring them to life by the power of your Word through your Holy Spirit. Shine their minds and hearts, so they may hear your Words and come to believe in the truth instead of believing the lies of people and the enemy. Give strength to those already living a real spiritual life, so they can share your message with the walking dead for resurrection. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, I pray, and we all say Amen!.