Saturday, February 8, 2014

John 5:24

John 5:24 - I tell you the truth, whoever hears my Word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. Recently I watched a movie called “Warm Bodies”. This movie tells the story of a zombie. It starts out like a typical zombie story, with the zombies preying on the people that are alive. They chase them in an attempt to take their life from them and turn them into zombies as well. As the movie progresses we see this zombie starting to fall in love with a human girl. With love growing in his heart it actually begins to bring him back to life which makes me think of this verse.

"Love brings us from death to life"
 This is the true and most amazing miracle that God ever performs. Bringing a dead soul to life in Christ. Before we knew Christ we were dead, even though our bodies were alive. Kind of like zombies, going around from one thing to the next, no sense of purpose; basically just wandering. And, like zombies, all you were doing was trying to pull those with life down to your level, stealing the life from them.
When we are born into the natural we are born into sin and death. We can’t help it, that’s just the way it is, since this is a fallen world. Then we hear the Words of Jesus. He speaks straight from the Father through those who have already received Him. So you hear His Word, which is powerful, and you have a choice to make. You can choose to believe the Words of Jesus or you can continue to live life as a “zombie”, with no sense of purpose. If you believe, you will enter life, and not just now, but forever, because your new life is eternal. This is the true miracle. We often ask for miracles that we can see, because in our minds that is cool. Which it is, don’t get me wrong, but we need to believe for the miracle of true life and salvation. That is the most awesome miracle, because it takes place in our true selves; our spirits. Salvation brings a person from death to life through the Love of God. In the romantic zombie flick “Warm Bodies” you see love bringing life to the zombies, so also the Love of God brings life to us. Love brings us from death to life.

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