Saturday, February 20, 2010

WITH MY EVERLASTING KING! There's no need for avatar's

I recently went to see the movie Avatar but actually had written off seeing it since when it comes to science fiction I usually draw the line at fantasy. Overall I thought the movie was very entertaining with some obvious cultural lessons. But what struck me was what came through in the type of movie that was produced by unbelievers for unbelievers, correlated so much to biblical beliefs with respect to aspects of creation, spiritual embodiment, resurrection, and a creator, all of which are true aspects of Christianity.

The movie deeply insinuates and alludes to life after death and or the transference of the soul to a creator of sorts, in the case of the movie the great mother always present and acting upon life itself in their alien world, and although a pure fantasy story, the writing is obviously something seeded deep within the writers conscious coming through. Something that we all have within us begging to seek out and find the truth of our creation.
("For all of creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us." Romans 8:21-23)

I was also struck how the movie Avatar so vividly tries to portray life, death and the spiritual so different then traditionally in the past, with respect to Biblical truths and beliefs, almost as if providing the viewer the possibility of an alternative rather then what we know is the truth. Because whether you are a believer or not most of us recognized the self evident nature of God in creation, even written into our constitution by the founders. Most recognized that it is no coincidence that the word of God both in written form (the Bible) and in living form (Jesus Christ) have stood the test of time through the ages, as no one need ask what day is the most celebrated thought the world (Christmas) and what book continues to be the number 1 best seller year after year for man‘s sake (the Bible).

In reality we are all inhabiting our own avatar, spiritual eternal beings that inhabit fleshly mortal bodies that are on this earth for one reason and one reason only, the experience life and to take notice of the self evident love of God who is present in all creation, to seek and honor his Son who he sent among us to truly show the way to the truth, freedom from sin and to have life everlasting.
("They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God." Romans 1:18-20)

Unlike the movie Avatar those that are joined with Christ will have no need of special avatar bodies and machines or wishful fantasy stories about what could might have been. We have a living God who has created all things and who has demonstrated to us the power to raise his only Son from the grave, to show us His power over death. Our dieing bodies (avatar’s) cannot inherit eternal life, what is left is our spirits and souls that will either be joint heirs with Christ or be eternally lost in outer darkness separated from God becasue of the great investment and preoccupation our flesh "the creature" more then being preoccupied with "worshiping the Creator" and investing in our true selves "our spirit" being born again. While we live in this world and in these bodies it is all our individual free choice to spiritually live eternally or to die eternally.
("Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools. And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles. So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies. They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created (the creature) instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen." Romans 1:21-25)

Make no mistake about it, God is calling all of us even through the use of godless movies like Avatar to join with his Son, as the time to be "spiritually born again" is now through the Holy Spirit! Walking with Christ and being filled with His Holy Spirit to endeavor victoriously in a world that is fallen & dieing.
Remember what God says:
“Today when you hear his voice,
don’t harden your hearts
as Israel did when they rebelled.” Hebrews 13:15

The huge difference is that through all of our trails in this dieing and lost world the Holy Spirit is the fortress that sustains and carries our spirit and eternal soul NOW and into life everlasting where we will be recreated in new bodies of perfection and incorruptibility, in the image of Christ and in a NEW world so beautiful that it is impossible to imagine.

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets.
1 Corinthians 2:9

Unlike in the fantasy movie Avatar where the Navi having had their homes destroyed and take refuge at the "tree of souls" in the hope of having their souls protected by a organic force as they are about to be killed and the "tree of souls" itself is about to be destroyed, Mankind in a real world created by a real supernatural "God" has given all of us an opportunity to have our spirits and souls reborn and connected with him NOW through his Son while we still live. Where our "Tree Of Life" protected by our God the Creator who has never lost a battle, keeps our souls and spirits safe in the fortress of Heaven IF we abide in Him....
Lead me to your towering rock of safety,
for you are my safe refuge,
a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me.
Let me live forever in your sanctuary,
safe beneath the shelter of your wings! Psalms 61:3-4