They are everywhere, walking among us and often extremely hard to recognize. On the outside, they take on many human forms, but surprisingly they can appear to be successful and happy. They have even learned to disguise themselves as the “Immortals,” as if they have already received the “antidote.” They have pervasively infiltrated every race, socio-economic class, religion, and nation.
We know much about them from The Ancient Book. Their hunger and thirst is never satisfied. Their bones rot within them. They feast on wickedness and violence. They are denied rest, unless they have done wrong and caused others to stumble. They are often seen in daylight, but hating the light, they are always veiled by the shadow of death. They prefer the darkness. Yet, even in the darkness, their eyes are closed, as they grope and stagger about. These wretched beings gather against the Immortals and tear at them without ceasing. They mockingly profane them and gnash their teeth. All these things occur in varying degrees, but everyone who is not of the light, is counted among these “Spiritually Walking Dead.”
These spiritually dead “Zombies” follow an evil tyrant. Their Zombie Master has been called by many other names: “Lucifer,” “the Serpent,” “Satan,” “the Devil,” “Deceiver.” Their Dark Lord is so deceptive, that almost all who follow him, do it blindly, without knowing.
It was the Zombie Master that deceived the first humans into disobeying the Law of God, causing the “virus” to be introduced into human DNA. Since that time, the entire human race has become infected. The virus attaches to every newborn child through their parents. Thankfully, there is good news: there is a cure.
The cure exists behind a one-of-a-kind “narrow door.” There are many signs in nature pointing to the door. The ancient book reveals the secrets of the door and the source of a great light shining from within. Astonishingly, the antidote is the blood of a unique, first-century Lamb. It was acquired at great expense but the greatest physician the universe has ever known dispenses it free to anyone who enters through the narrow door and accepts it. Yet, only relatively few will ever find the door. For now, the narrow door is unlocked and on the other side is the proven antidote which turns the Spiritually Walking Dead into Immortals. One day, the narrow door will slam shut, be locked, and access to the antidote will be cut off. The clock is ticking…
The source of the great light which shines out from the door is the Lamb. This great light of the Lamb is given to every Immortal. The Spiritually Walking Dead loathe the great light. It sears their being when exposed to it. The light reveals the deeds they prefer to do in secret, and in darkness.
Even though many zombies know what lies on the other side of the narrow door, and they have seen and heard the claims of the Immortals, they decline to enter. They refuse to believe the stories of these “people of the light.” The ancient stories of the first century Lamb that was slain and came back to life. How ridiculous! The stories that the blood of that Lamb would somehow allow the Immortals to live forever. The stories that when the Immortal’s flesh can no longer contain their spirit, they will go to live with the Lamb and one day be given a new imperishable body with super human capabilities. How could any of that be? The Zombie Master whispers that these are all lies, and says “come and please yourself, you are a good person. There is no such thing as the Lamb…”
Instead of taking the antidote that is kept on the other side of the narrow door, many of the Spiritually Walking Dead attempt to gain immortality by doing what they consider to be good deeds. Yet, their deeds merely fall to the ground and become as dirty, filthy rags, smelling of death. Every zombie that has ever walked the face of the earth, without finding the narrow door, has eventually fallen into the great fiery pit, where only hopelessness and perpetual weeping and gnashing of teeth are found.
The Immortals also once walked in darkness with their eyes closed. They opened their eyes in response to hearing the voice of the Lamb. Once opened, their eyes allowed them to see the great light shining from within the narrow door and walk through it. Without the Lamb, they would have forever stumbled in darkness.
Although the Immortals now live for the Lamb who saved them with His blood, they are still temporarily contained in the same spiritually-walking-dead mortal bodies. Their bodies still get sick, hungry, and tired. The Immortals are still constantly subject to battling their former zombie instincts, habits and behaviors. Never-the-less, the Lamb expects every Immortal to venture out into the world to help the Spiritually Walking Dead find their way to the door. The Lamb calls to all to open their eyes, find their way to the narrow door and avoid stumbling into the fiery pit. Sometimes there is great physical risk associated with the work of the Immortals. But, even death of their physical bodies simply means that they are finally made free from their decaying zombie flesh.
The Ancient Book, the Bible, uses many strong words regarding the status of those who have not yet made Jesus their Lord and Master. Calling them “zombies” and “spiritually walking dead,” accurately reflects the very strong message of the Bible in today’s pop culture terms, but is not intended as an insult.
If you are one of the “Immortals,” I encourage you to take your light into the world and be ready to assist those whom have had their eyes opened by the voice of the Lamb (The Holy Spirit). They may need help finding their way to our master, Jesus.
If you have been walking in darkness and are one who has not yet found your way to the narrow door, and the Holy Spirit has opened your eyes to the truth, Jesus is eagerly waiting for you. There is no time to spare. Please find the “narrow door,” and run through it into the light of truth, and accept the gift of salvation from Jesus, before the door is locked or you fall into the pit, or your eyes close again.
Copyright Doug Hooley 2016
Scripture references in order of use:
i Ecclesiastes 6:3, Proverbs 13:25
ii Proverbs 14:30
iii Proverbs 4:17
iv Proverbs 4:16
v Psalms 107:14
vi Job 12:25, Psalms 82:3 Acts 26:18
vii Ps 35:15-16
viii Isaiah 14:12, 2 Kings 1, 1 Chronicles 21:1, Revelation 12:9
ix 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
x Genesis 3
xi Romans 5:12
xii John 14:6
xiii Luke 13:24
xiv Psalms 50:6
xv Matthew 7:14
xvi Matthew 24:10
xvii Matthew 24:44
xviii John 3:20
xix John 3:19
xx Psalms 10:4, 14:1, 53:1
xxi Job 15:16, Psalm 53:3, Ecclesiastes 7:20, Isaiah 64:6, Romans 3:10
xxii Matthew 13:41-42, 13:49-50, 22:13, 24:50-51, 25:30.
xxiii Isaiah 9:2
xxiv 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:5