Skyline: The Rapture through the Eyes of Hollywood

Posted: September 2, 2010 in Blessings, Christian Beliefs, Films, The Bible
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1Co 2:9  But as it is written, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him.”

 1st Corinthians 2:9

 

Skyline- The Rapture Hits Hollywood

 

The news of the movie Skyline came suddenly, practically in the twinkling of an eye, during the Comic-Con in San Diego. It was one of those films that no one had heard of and the first they saw of it was an enigmatic if huge poster on the side of a building. Movie fans could only at that time look at the side of the building at that poster and wonder, what is Skyline, and do I even care.

Then the panel hit, (a panel is where the directors and producers show footage and discuss a film or television project to fans in one of the convention centers halls), and interest for the film rose exponentially. What footage they showed was exciting and intriguing in equal measure, and the description of the storyline made sci-fi fans (of which I am a card carrying member) aquiver with excitement. It was a low budget alien invasion movie, the footage purportedly showed all sorts of strange and awesome destruction. The descriptions were as vague and intriguing as the first officially released photos that weekend that came along with the panel.

Enter the Trailer

 

Around two weeks ago the trailer hit (and this post began to percolate in my head) and I started to understand what all the fuss was about. The film looked exciting, visually fantastic, and far more costly than its reportedly miniscule budget would allow. And it’s concluding money shot (to my old fleshly side) really fantastically creepy not to mention awe-inspiring.

This was the kind trailer that begged for multiple viewings, and because of that I found myself watching it over and over again. It is only because of this repeated watching that I slowly realized just what I was seeing, I was seeing the planting of deception. I was seeing the sneak preview of the lie that would if it could fool even the elect. I was seeing Hollywood’s version of the Rapture of the Saints and just how the disappearance would be played off to the world.

Dissecting the Lie

 For Years We’ve Tried To Establish Contact and We’ve Been Warned Not To.

The trailer states in voice over that we were warned by  Stephen Hawking that it was dangerous to make contact. And that if we did eventually there would be a reply, and most likely that reply would be bad for humans.

Then these blue streaks impact the ground and send up blue columns of light that I assume are markers for what happens later. Not only that but since humans are naturally inquisitive we’d probably walk right out there and check these columns of light out.

Maybe We Should’ve Listened

Then it shows many alien spaceships of varying sizes swooping out of the cloudy skies of L.A.- with two Police like officers on a building roof. It shows massive clouds of dust being kicked up by these craft.

In the final shot of the trailer we see hundreds, more likely thousands or tens of thousands of humans being sucked up towards a massive alien ship bathed in an alien blue light. And within the maelstrom of sound we can hear the people screaming.

Don’t Look Up

 This right here is the lie that people will be told but let’s look at what’s really the case shall we.

 For Thousands of Years He’s Tried to Re-establish A Relationship

 “In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth…” so begins the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Book of Books, the Bible.

 Genesis goes on to say that humans were created in God’s image, with a free will to do whatever we as a race chose to do. Adam and Eve were living in the Garden of Eden, having a personal relationship with a loving God, since we were designed for a loving personal relationship with our Creator and God.

 He gave one simple rule to the first couple ever, “The tree of Good and Evil in the center of the garden, don’t it from that or you’ll die.”

 We have no timescale for how long they lived in Eden but at some time Eve and Adam went to that tree. The Serpent (who was possessed by Satan) tempted Eve by saying,” You will not die you’ll be like God knowing good from evil.”

 Eve then took the fruit and ate, and she gave it to Adam who could not imagine being separated from his wife so he also ate.

 To cut a long story a little shorter, not only did the human race dies in it’s spiritual relationship from God and align themselves with sin. They went from immortality to being mortal, they would now return to the dust from which they came.

 God has revealed all of this to us through The Bible, for the relationship to be fixed we just have to follow it’s instructions. Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.

 For Years He’s Warned Humanity of What Is To Come…Maybe We Should’ve Listened

 If you think this world is beautiful and full of love and wonder. If you think that God hasn’t warned us of anything. If you think He’s been silent, you need to read the Bible.

I would recommend reading the book of John so that you can understand about Jesus and His mission of reconciliation. After that I’d recommend for you to read the book of Romans that will show you just how broken and sinful this world and all its inhabitants are before they’ve found redemption through Jesus.

I’d also read Galatians and Ephesians, which tell of the riches, and joys that come with a re-established relationship with Jesus. And a fuller life with other Christians, those who have also heeded the warnings.

Read 1st and 2nd Thessalonians, which mention his coming for His Bride, the Church at the Rapture to save them from Gods righteous wrath to come.

And then read the book of Revelation that tells of the hash Judgments that God will rain down upon this Earth, to try and wake up those who are living in the death of sin.

His Call Is About To Be Heard

 1Th 4:14  For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so it is through Jesus that God will bring back with him those who have died.

1Th 4:15  For this we declare to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who have died.

1Th 4:16  With a shout of command, with the archangel’s call, and with the sound of God’s trumpet, the Lord himself will come down from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first.

1Th 4:17  Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.

1Th 4:18  So then, encourage one another with these words.

 1st Thessalonians 4:14-18

 1Co 15:50  What I mean, friends, is that what is made of flesh and blood cannot share in God’s Kingdom, and what is mortal cannot possess immortality.

1Co 15:51  Listen to this secret truth: we shall not all die, but when the last trumpet sounds, we shall all be changed in an instant, as quickly as the blinking of an eye. For when the trumpet sounds, the dead will be raised, never to die again, and we shall all be changed.

 1st Corinthians 15:50-51

 Jesus is about to return in the air to call His Church to Himself. The supernatural creator God will intervene in life on this earth, and will catch us up to be with Him forever.

 It’s not going to be Alien Ships with blue ethereal light, we’re not going to be sucked up kicking and screaming, and it’s not going to take even a fraction of a second. The Rapture happens in the time it takes an eye to blink, there won’t be The Rapture caught on film, but the effect of The Rapture however will be.

 Those who are followers of Christ are going to find themselves gone from the long haul of life to perfect resurrection bodies in Heaven for all eternity. We will forever be with our creator and God, and we will re-establish that relationship that was lost those thousands of years ago!

 Always Look Up

 Mar 13:32  “No one knows when that day or hour will come-not the angels in heaven, not the Son, but only the Father.

Mar 13:33  Be careful! Watch out! For you don’t know when the time will come.

 Mark 13:32-33

 Luk 21:28  “Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, for your deliverance is near.”

 Luke 21:28

 In Mark chapter 13 Jesus lets us know that no one knows the timing of His return for the Bride, His Church, except for the Father.

However in Luke chapter 21 He give a long list of the things leading up to His Second Coming, the Glorious Appearing, back to Earth with His saints. In order to come with His saints He must first take His saints to be with Him, to His Father’s House, which is in Heaven (John 14:1-3) as He promised.

 In verse 28 which I highlighted above he says when this list of things BEGINS to take place LOOK UP.

 As Christians we should not be afraid to be looking up, we should look up in joyous anticipation of His appearing at all times. The Rapture is very fast, it is very private, you need to be sealed by the Holy Spirit to join in the group of Christian Brothers and Sisters on that great day. Once you repent of your sin, and the Holy Spirit comes in He will lead you into a very personal relationship with the Lord, the closest we can get to eternity while on earth. You’ll also gain eternal life right then and there, I have it, and you can have it to.

 Don’t believe in Hollywood and all their fancy special effects and hollow grandeur. Instead believe in the one who has created an eternity for us that is so amazing that:

 1Co 2:9 But as it is written, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him.”

 1st Corinthians 2:9

Maranatha!

In Christ,

Ross

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