Wonder Woman – A Surprising Emblem for Christians

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Wonder Woman – A Surprising Emblem for Christians

 

*spoiler alert!

Directed by a woman and starring a woman, the 2017 Wonder Woman movie, has a surprising parallel with the Christian church. Movie goers watch the ultimate fight, as a spiritual metaphor emerges for Christians and the corporate body of Christ. A classic tale of good versus evil, Gal Gadot who plays Diana as Wonder Woman represents the god killer! She is fearless but uncertain of her identity. Ares, the fallen god of war, exhibits immense power. He professes Diana’s true identity while simultaneously makes an effort to entice her to join him on the dark side of this war. In his rage against humanity, he points out the futility of a fallen and blemished species, undeserving, weak and cruel! Diana sees what the darkness in people can do. She would be blind not to acknowledge the pain people cause each other in their greed for power and thirst for war. Nevertheless, she also feels love which proves to be more powerful. She thrusts her sword towards Ares to destroy him but it quickly disintegrates, “only a god can kill another god” Ares professes. Her weapon did not have the power, she did, “you are the god killer!” he confirms. She can’t believe what she is hearing. Is it true, is she the god killer?

This scene powerfully depicts the Christian church likened to Wonder Woman and her fight against Ares likened to our battle with the devil. Satan is always enticing, tempting, and gloating how humans hurt humans to turn us against God and each other. There is no good in him. He incites evil and we have all felt his pain. He delights in the suffering that we’ve caused each other. In doing so, he hopes to deceive us into joining his destruction: he knows his impending doom is quickly approaching. The church is powerful and strong when submitted to the holy spirit but she often forgets her identity in Christ. Jesus explained to Peter,

“upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it (Matthew 16:18).”

Jesus is the rock that the church is built and he has empowered his people to defeat the forces of darkness. Say it with me, hell will NOT prevail in your life.

The church is filled with the “god killer” who has authority over Satan’s plans and schemes. A queen remembers well, “There is a man in your kingdom who has the spirit of the holy gods in him. In the time of your father he was found to have insight and intelligence and wisdom like that of the gods (Dan 5:11).” We are filled with power, fully equipped to defeat our enemy and we need to rise up and fight the devil! Yes, some have perverted the truth of this power. They have puffed themselves up as equals to God to acquire earthly wealth and acquire a cult type following, but ignore them! This is not the purpose of our power. Jesus sent out seventy-two of his followers: they came back to him and reported,

“…Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.” Jesus replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:17-20

Is there an Ares in your life who has set out to defeat you!? It is time to rise and defeat the enemy in your life. Resist the devil’s enticements. Refuse to have an identity crisis. We can do it, we are filled with the holy spirit; more powerful than any other god (little g)! Believe the word of God and trust Jesus. It is not through our own power but from the spirit of God who lives in us. Cast away those mountains in your life, Jesus said, “You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it (John 14:14)”.

WE only need to believe.  In this battle with Ares, Wonder Woman renders powerful imagery likened to the Christian empowered by the spirit of God, fully able to defeat the enemy. It is not a Christian film, it makes no claims to promote morality or meet any other Christian standard. Go see the movie!


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Why Can’t We Just All Get Along?

Here’s the simple answer, We can!! But what benefit is that to you if eternity and judgment await you apart from God? People feel really good about themselves when they seem to bridge a gap, or unite divided minds and they are even quicker to label it “love”. But I’m here to tell you, that was never God’s message nor is it his love for you.

The Christian message is not about getting along, rather it is about light vs. darkness, the children of God vs. the children of Satan, eternity spent with the creator or with the adversary, it is a message about choosing the Kingdom of Heaven or the pit of hell. It is the creators desire for you to choose his son over sin.

Jesus talked a lot about the eternal life and used parables to explain judgment that awaits every human ever created. His message was calling humanity to repentance. He warned of Hell and used extreme examples to emphasize the seriousness of his warning;

if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell and if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell”….I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after your body has been killed, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him.

Jesus went on to described this earth, your fleshly desires and the natural thoughts that come to you mind as hostile to him, awaiting judgment through fire and already condemned. He was killed for this statement,

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

Therefore, the Kingdom of heaven is not about liking each other, or making peace, or getting along, or acceptance. Those are the worlds terms for temporary peace and will never last. Eternity is forever. If you want to be saved, read this story from Jesus, believe his words and ask him to be born again in him! Listen to the Video Testimony below!

Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.

“How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”

Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit….

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.


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Be & Do Anything You Want – Just Don’t Call it Christian

The apostasy of the Christian church reaches far and wide.

We are a generation of so called Christians that has decided to make up our own rules. We take what we want to hear and keep that, but if something does not affirm our beliefs or does not makes us feel good then we trash the rest. This is not the voice of God. It’s the voice of self love and we are being deceived.

The Old Testament is not about some mean God and then Jesus comes as the nice prophet and teacher to make you feel better. This is about a Father and his Son, a holy Kingdom with justice and righteousness as the foundation of his throne. Their power and rule forever eternal. The story of Jesus in the Bible is about a God who meets his own demands. He is so righteous that he satisfied the governing rule he placed in the universe himself. Sin equals death. God is the same, yesterday, today and forever. Sin is still sin and God will judge it accordingly.

Eternal life apart from God is called death and condemnation in hell. A place designed to take captive all sin and evil. People shrink away from a Holy God until they’ve been violated or taken over and enslaved by an act, deed, thought or by something or someone so dirty that shame smothers the life out of a soul, then… suddenly! Holiness is the sweetest embrace as it washes over them making one clean and white as snow. God you are Holy and we are so happy to be in your presence.

The God in the Old Testament and the God in the New Testament are the same. We all sin and fall short of the glory of God, and when we come to Christ, we are to be born a new of the Holy Spirit! We cannot strive in sin, we are not free when we live in or walk in it. God has not changed his mind and suddenly the sins outlined in the Bible are now embraced and free from judgment. Don’t be deceived. Get your life right before God! You are washed in the blood of Christ and he paid a high price for you to stand in righteous covering to be judged.

Psalm 89:14

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.