These are the days where the people of God must have discernment about the darkness that is being released as light. These are the days where the only standard for God’s people must be the standard of His righteousness. When God created light on the first day it was created but is was mixed with darkness. Darkness was not created, it already existed. But then God divided the light (His creation) from the darkness (what already was) and God gave light a name, He called it Day. Then Paul came and declared that we are the sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of the darkness (1 Thess 5:5). The tragedy of this day and generation is that the children of the day is returning to darkness that Hod called us out of. Our minds are conforming to the world and being shaped by the age.
It is time for the children of the light to awaken and come out of the darkness. Even now God is dividing those who belong to Him from the darkness. He is calling us to be the light. He is calling us to discernment. He is calling us to see in the Spirit the real deal.
I believe that two of the most impacting spheres in our society is Education and Entertainment. Both have great power and influence both are conforming the minds of all people. Education is shaping many minds to conform to this world. And entertainment is doing the same thing. Many times one movie presented from Hollywood can change the minds and vision of an entire generation. So we must judge everything from these two spheres by the revelation of Holy Spirit.
Last Friday the movie The Son of God was released across the nation. I have not seen it and was planning on seeing it until I read these two reviews. I heard Holy Spirit speak through these two reviewers and I will not be viewing the movie The Son of God.
The two reviewers are Sunny Shell (http://www.sunnyshell.org) and Theresa Harvard Johnson (http://www.voicesofchrist.com). Here is excerpts from the reviews written by Shell and Johnson. Please visit these websites and read the reviews in their entirety.
“Son of God produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett is an epic fail of the true biblical story of Jesus.
“The majority of the film was scenes taken from the heretical and blasphemous miniseries The Bible.
“As a movie it was gripping, emotionally engaging, well performed and the cinematography was good.
“There is no evidence of the glorious truth anywhere in this movie. There is no evidence of God’s authority, righteousness or saving and powerful love that continually conforms us to the likeness of Christ.
“This film does a disservice to anyone who is infected by its anemic message of false hope in a false Christ.”
Apostle Theresa Harvard Johnson
“The Son of God presents a type of Christ that the world system desires us to embrace-the one who moves on human love, subjective reasoning and one’s own understanding. I stand stating that the vision of this movie was not inspired by the Lord, but by Hollywood.
“The movie presented us with an alternative man-Christ void of Holy Spirit. It presented us with the ‘son of an unknown god’;a man who walked the earth, worked magic, operated in a high level of swag and pulled on the emotions of many with no authentic power.
“We never met the Son of the living God on the screen. Was it a good movie? Sure it was, as good as any movie that Hollywood releases. But for the discerning believer my heart breaks as we close our eyes to the priority of God ad celebrate a relaxed, tolerant, sin-ignoring, people pleasing Christ.”
From these two accounts let truth be established in our hearts and let us stand before he courts of God interceding for the many souls who will be deceived and deluded by this presentation of a false Jesus.