Zombie Flesh Eater Dead Spooky Scary Apocalypse

What God Hates

A while back, God impressed on me the wickedness in our nation of character assassination; it’s a multi-billion dollar industry. If some group of people decides that they disagree with the views of someone, they don’t confront that person with facts and truth to refute that person’s perspective. Instead, they attack the person. They dig for dirt. They gin up a charge and then assassinate the person by “the seriousness” of the (unfounded) charge.

I’m not limiting my concerns to national politics; I see the same actions within many denominations and local churches. I fear that we have forgotten the things God hates.

“There are six things the Lord hates—
no, seven things he detests:
haughty eyes,
a lying tongue,
hands that kill the innocent,
a heart that plots evil,
feet that race to do wrong,
a false witness who pours out lies,
a person who sows discord in a family.”

Proverbs 6:16–19 NLT

God Hates This Person

Notice the seventh thing the Lord hates. It is a person who “sows discord.” This is the person that “stirs the pot.” These people are not committed to improving the lives of people; no, they are just troublemakers; they are more than unkind. They work to shipwreck the faith believers have in Christ Jesus. God hates troublemakers.

The first six things God hates are evil actions that people do – a lying tongue, hands that kill the innocent, the heart that plots evil – the seventh is “a person.” God is a God of order and purpose. In everything He does, He brings order out of chaos and purpose out of self-destruction. A person that sows discord attempts to change God’s order back to chaos.

Aiding and Abetting

This truth about God hating anyone that sows discord is continually in my thoughts these days. I have not found a good way to express the danger to anyone that is “that” person. We that love God must not tolerate troublemakers because they harm believers and drive the lost away from the Church. We need to counsel and pray for them, but if we extend our “covering” to them, we are guilty of aiding and abetting God’s enemies – yes, it’s really that serious.

It Cuts Both Ways

Every person is made in the image of God; we don’t know what purpose God has planned for him or her. That person may be you or me. In our desire to defend the Body of Christ or our nation, we may fall into satan’s trap. We may seek to harm the personal reputation of someone we disagree with. That’s a precipitous path.

We should call wickedness what it is, but we need to remember that Jesus said, “Just say a simple, ‘Yes, I will,’ or ‘No, I won’t.’ Anything beyond this is from the evil one.” And in the book of James:

But even Michael, one of the mightiest of the angels, did not dare accuse the devil of blasphemy, but simply said, “The Lord rebuke you!” (This took place when Michael was arguing with the devil about Moses’ body.)” – Jude 1:9

Zombies, Yes!

For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies…1” This one verse settles the matter. It’s okay if we’re fighting zombies 😉, but a living, breathing person is not our target. And, when it comes to spiritual battles, we must not step over the line from using offensive weapons and defensive armor God has provided us and into saying, praying, or doing things that are tools of the devil. As Jesus plainly said, “How can Satan cast out Satan2 ?

Good News

God hates troublemakers. If we discover that we are becoming one, we should repent and run to Jesus. He will forgive us if we turn away from this sin, but we’re in for a very tough time if we try to justify our actions to Christ, our Master.

Image by Kevin Phillips from Pixabay

You may like: Few Find It

[1]: Ephesians 6:12.

[2]: Mark 3:23.

Zombies are real

By Direction and cinematography both by George A. Romero –

Screenshot from timeinc.net, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=948189

Ok, this is a long lesson but you don’t get too many devotionals about zombies. I know you are tempted to just click “like” and go look at a video of cats dressed in raincoats but I also know you like to learn and you are “readers”. Please take 10 minutes and read this. It will be as healthy as a 5K run or a kale smoothy.

So, I’ve been listening to an audiobook called, “Until the End of the World”. It’s a zombie/apocalypse. It’s not at all what I expected and not my cup of tea but I bought it so I’m listening to it. There are zombies in the book but it’s really about the character of people and how a person’s true character comes out when placed in an unexpected, confusing and dangerous setting.

It’s funny how zombies are everywhere! An old meme said, “I look at friends and wonder what alien is living inside them — who has sucked out their brains or reprogrammed them. I can lean toward hysteria if I allow myself, but I just remind myself that Jesus is my rock. My salvation is not affected by this craziness.”

I heard what one of my grandsons is learning in school and I think zombies; zombies in suits. What is this craziness? TV shows about the “ mysteries” of the Bible are at an all-time high. “Deep questions” are asked by men with baritone, authoritative voices asking, “Did Jesus have a child, was He married to Mary Magdalene, is the book of Judas true and what about the book of Bartholomew?” These topics go on and on. “Is the Roman Catholic church at the end of its existence because a priest in the 11th century listed the names of future popes and the current pope is supposedly the last one?”

At least once a week I read on Mashable.com or Yahoo.com I read that a new scientific or archeological discovery has been made that will forever change physics or history as we know it, and people believe this stuff. Like a bunch of zombies, the dead eat the living.

Give me a break. You see, “…God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise;…” (1 Co. 1:27). And, “It is because of him [God] that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness, and redemption.” (1 Co. 1:30)

Christianity is not about gossip, supposition or intriguing speculations. Christianity is about Jesus and the power of the cross. The stuff you hear on TV is like the stupid question “Jesus Freaks” asked back in the 1960s. “Can God make a pizza so big He can’t eat it?” The answer was “yes, then He eats it.” Silly.

Yes, I was part of the Jesus Movement with the denim jacket and a “One Way” patch on one of the sleeves. I never left home without some Bible tracts in my pocket. I may have given you one!

Keith Green

So, here are some verses from 1 Corinthians, chapter 1 that you can rest in:

We are called to Jesus. We don’t decide to accept Him based on eloquent arguments: 1 Corinthians 1:26 (NIV), “Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called.

We are each called for a purpose: 1 Corinthians 1:1 (NIV), “Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God…

We are called to be sanctified and holy: 1 Corinthians 1:2 (NIV), “ to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be his holy people…

God confirmed who Jesus is: 1 Corinthians 1:6 (NIV), “ God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you.

God called you to Jesus. You didn’t call Jesus to you: 1 Corinthians 1:9 (NIV), “God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

God’s truth about Jesus is confirmed with power: 1 Corinthians 1:17-18 “For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel—not with wisdom and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

We should not allow experts to sway us: Don’t let the wisdom of scientists, social media experts, or good zombies of this world plant questions in you: 1 Corinthians 1:20 “Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

Finally, from 1 Corinthians 1:26-29 (NIV), “Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.

Yes, zombies are real. We are surrounded by the walking dead. “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.” (Ephesians 2:4-5 NIV)

Scroll to Top
%d bloggers like this: