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The Living Dead

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During an Army war game a commanding officer's jeep got stuck in the mud. The C.O. saw some men lounging around nearby and asked them to help him get unstuck.

"Sorry sir," said one of the loafers, "but we've been classified dead and the umpire said we couldn't contribute in any way."

The C.O. turned to his driver and said, "Go drag a couple of those dead bodies over here and throw them under the wheels to give us some traction."

War games are not the only places that you can see a bunch of "dead" bodies walking around. In fact, we live in a world of the "living dead". Paul wrote,

And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world… (Ephesians 2:1-2a)

Did you notice that? We were dead while we walked the way the world walks. This death was not a separation of the spirit from the body, but a separation from God.

Praise be to the One who has the power to bring the dead (both spiritual and physical) back to life!

Source: Allan Smith Thought for the Day

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