Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Matrix

Gracious Father, I come before your throne of grace once more to say thank you.  Father I thank you for allowing me to see another day.  I thank you for health and strength.  Father I thank you for the many blessings you have bestowed upon me, in the past, present, and what you will do in the future.  I thank you Father for your divine covering.  I pray this morning, that the reader and doer of your word, will too experience what I have experienced.  I pray a blessing of peace to be on them in all that they do.  I pray Father, that you set the atmosphere for them to receive a word this morning.  I pray that all imaginations that are not of you, be cast down in the name of Jesus.  We decree oh God, that all malicious spirit be bind and removed from our presence, in the name of Jesus.  Oh God, just have your way in our lives this morning.  I pray Father, that you give those who feel that it is over for them, a reason to hold on a little bit longer.  I pray that they have confidence and assurance that even now, you are working it out for them.  And Father, I pray that all that we do, is according to thy will, and pray that any thought, speech, or deed performed that was not pleasing in thy sight, that you forgive us for it.  We give you all the honor, glory and praise, and we pray this in Jesus name, Amen.

The title alone should tweak your interest.  I remember when the movie first came out.  I saw it six times while it was in the theatre.  It was a very thought provoking movie.  Years later I watched it again and realized that the movie has some very deep, spiritual connotations.   Some of you are probably guessing which angle am I going to come from.  Nope, I will not bring it from the red or blue pill scene; although that does speak volumes regarding choice. 
What grabbed me, were a couple of conversations Morpheus had with Neo.  In one, he talks about the condition of the people regarding the world they live in (The Matrix).  He says “The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window, or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work, when you go to church, when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.”  When I heard that, I am reminded when Jesus was tempted by the devil in the wilderness.  The third proposition the devil made to Jesus was to promise Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory if He would bow down and worship him (Matt 4:8-9).  That is what the devil does.  He puts illusions before our eyes and presents it as reality.  Many people have forsaken God for what they thought were blessings.  As Morpheus said “It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.”  
The other conversation really gave me pause.  Morpheus said “The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Business men, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system, and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.”  Further in the dialogue where Neo was distracted by the woman in the red dress, Morpheus purposely had her transform into an agent (protectors of the Matrix) Here is the dialogue:
Neo: This … this isn't the Matrix?
Morpheus: No. It's another training program designed to teach you one thing: if you are not one of us, you are one of them.
If you are not one of us, you are one of them.  The bible states “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”  (Eph 6:12)  Any person who is not a believer is a potential host of these principalities.  I have personally experienced a person who I thought was a die- hard believer, unfortunately never got control of their worldly struggle to the point they were transformed right before my eyes.  The things that left their mouth would make a sailor cringe.  The motive behind their action toward another was birth from deep wickedness.  It was like they had a split personality.  It is easy for us to get angry at co-workers, family, and friends who wrong us, and it is even easier for us to respond in kind.  However, we may take a different approach if we understand that the real enemy is invisible.  The enemy takes on the form of a negative spirit, and cloud the minds of these potential  hosts, and we fight this spirit not with carnal weapons (2 Cor 10:4), but spiritual ones, hence being dressed in the whole armor of God (Eph 6:13-18) “And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.”  This is a true statement.  They have come so accustomed to what they see and feel that any attempts to show them otherwise will be met with opposition; sometimes in a violent manner.  In the bible, Jesus had performed many miracles and cast out many demons, to where some of the people said He was the ruler of demons (Mark 3:22).  They were so deeply infected, to the point they did not even see what they said did not make sense.  It is not the people, but that spirit in the people.
The truth family is the devil is the current god of this world. He is a spirit conspirator manipulating the world by deception and by fostering the spirit of disobedience.   And until Christ returns we live something similar to the Matrix.  Get into the word and “free your mind”.  Amen!

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