Son of God - The Film
In a prophetic vision Isaiah wrote of the coming Savior...
Despite the lie of casting choices from people who should know better and what this misleads people to believe, what Jesus physically looked like was, in fact, important in that Father God chose to reveal His Son as being... ordinary, physically "unremarkable." One all of us, whoever we were, could relate to.
Jesus looked like a very average person, since he came FOR all men and all women; beautiful, ugly, average, scarred, disfigured... He was about healing the internal scaring of sin and the new life and hope that only Jesus Christ can bring to desperate people; even those that do not know their deep need for new and fresh, eternal pasture. I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life and have it abundantly (John 10: 9, 10).
When Paul says that Jesus came as a bond-slave what is meant here is a servant, one who came to serve, by a free exercise of will and choice; in this case for a divine, eternal purpose whose mysteries, for now, we only know in part. Paul writes that Jesus Christ...
I guess the casting agent in Son of God didn't get this memo. The inference of the film, Son of God, went on to imply a certain magnetism in that confluence of physical appearance and inner magic, what casting agents call that "it" factor. The truth is that not one person was drawn to Jesus because He was handsome. They were drawn by the miracles He performed which pointed to Jesus being really and truly the Messiah, the true Son of God, the Savior of those who would trust Him.
He was despised and forsaken of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and like one from who men hide their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him (Isaiah 53: 3).
Jesus was approachable as He is today. His arms are wide open to all that will come. I love the following passage for what it says, but also infers. It was His mercy and compassion, this wealth of very great love for hurting people that transcended language and was the substance of communication. There was no chance whatsoever that this content of heavenly purpose could be upstaged by physical beauty. Hurting people looked into the face of Jesus and they knew... they just knew and in God's very great love for us in sending His one and only Son into a corrupted world, to a lost and corrupted people the proof of that love was seen in the miracles performed. There was not only physical healing, but eternal healing for the hungry soul.
The news about Him spread throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all who were ill, those suffering with various diseases and pains, demoniacs, epileptics, paralytics; and He healed them (Matthew 4: 24).
It is the same today. People of faith just know. We've met Jesus, had a healing encounter, received eternal salvation and the gift of the Holy Spirit who dwells within every true believer and we know, what we know... Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen (Hebrews 11: 1).
Christian film, as an evangelical and educational tool to convey Christian messages and core truths, broke into the consciousness of many people with the release of Mel Gibson’s, The Passion of the Christ, which was released February 2004.
Mel Gibson personally funded The Passion of the Christ. He had no expectation of a huge commercial success. He anticipated a limited release. As secular pressure built and denominational expectations were heard from, a fire storm of publicity was unleashed. Gibson was wise enough to capitalize on this. The degree of opposition to some "Christian" films can be equated to the degree to which satan must marshal it's forces to oppose the eternal potential of film as a creative vehicle.
NOAH with Russell Crowe
Above is an amusing and I'm guessing very apt review of Noah written by, Matt Walsh. I have yet to see this film so sharing this link for those who are interested. Had to smile at Matt's following remark...
"Naturally, we decided to spend it being pummeled by the blaring condescension of the most insipid, absurd, unimaginative, clumsily contrived piece of anti-Christian filmmaking to come along since, well, probably just last week."
What I'm expecting is that Jehovah God is not in any way mentioned or lifted up. I'm not expecting a Biblical depiction of the level of sin and world-wide judgment that followed. I imagine we won't see much, if anything, of the Nephillim and satan's true intention of using these genetically engineered, demonic-hybrids to corrupt the DNA of man. DNA through whom the Savior of the Universe, Jesus Christ would be born; fully God and fully man. ...so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2: 10, 11).
Looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds (Hebrews 2: 13, 14).
Surely our griefs He Himself bore, and our sorrows He carried; yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by his scourging we are healed. All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; but the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him(Isaiah 53: 4-6).
For whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved (Romans 10: 13).
This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet: He Himself took our infirmities and carried away our diseases (Matthew 8: 17).
Also 1st Peter: 2: 24 / ...and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.
About Mel Gibson
Anyway... recently I watched a documentary about actors and scandal and what was said about Mel seemed such a sad contrivance. We are invited to judge him by the sad reality of alcoholism.
I would guess that Mel Gibson's desire to do the Maccabees film as a next project and his pairing with a certain screenwriter was a set up from the start by satanist factions in the film industry. Sorry Mel, and I think today you know this all too well. That man was never, I mean never, going to deliver any kind of finished screen play. I wonder what they paid him not to write?
I know I'm not the only one praying for Mel Gibson. I'd just like to remind my brothers and sisters in Christ to keep it up. Because if this movie, The Passion of the Christ, were his only accomplishment in life, it would represent a huge victory. Not only were people saved - they are still being saved. Jesus came closer to a lot of lukewarm believers. I myself was brought closer to Jesus in seeing what he really and truly suffered depicted as it was.
Enemies want Mel Gibson to fade into the woodwork. Shamed and humiliated to never show his face. Hollywood, for the most part, do not shoot their addicts. They raise them up, give them jobs as seen with Charlie Sheen and Robert Downey, Jr etc... No, they only shoot their Christian, conservative addicts. God expects more from us.
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