Today’s Daily Light:
Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and earth.”
I don’t know if you saw the movie ‘The Matrix’. The movie theme is that of an alien computer generated software program has the power to install a false realm of life where people living on the planet have no clue that the physical and social system that is created around them is a delusional and pre programmed system that creates a desired outcome that serves the interest of the alien software. This false reality is called the ‘matrix’. The truth of existence and the reason for life are replaced with a total delusional and false reality. And yet…the mass of humans that populate the earth…are seemingly clueless as to they are living in a computer generated false reality…they just go on living day to day in the false reality.
The tension and central plot is that living outside of this computer generated false reality is a small group of humans who know the ‘truth’. And they are working to ‘liberate’ the masses from the prison of the false reality of the ‘matrix’. The central figure, the hero that comes to save the day, is a character called ‘Neo’. Neo is referred to as the ‘One’. Over the movie Neo is transformed into this super powered ‘savior’ who becomes the liberator for planet earth. And so much of the intrigue in the movie is the ongoing fight between the dark side bad guys who run and work for the ‘matrix’..and the good guys who know the ‘truth’ and want to free the blind and deluded people of the world who have been blinded by the power of the matrix.
I think the movie replicates the central idea and truth of the reality of ‘life’ on planet earth. God created a perfect world…a great ‘fall’ occurred. Evil and powers of darkness entered onto the world stage. The dark side, the evil empire, gained access to the operating software inside our bodies/minds and from birth it rewrites its own operating code and creates a false reality of life…and thus we grow-up inside a ‘matrix’…a world system that is under the influence and power of evil with the ultimate intention of keeping us ‘blind’ to the truth of who we are and why we were made and for what we were made.
(I will write more on this ‘view/idea’ that I am laying out for you…will write more on it next week…I don’t want this to be too long a piece today…or it would not be daily light..it would be all-day light 😊. )
1 John 3: 7-8 John wrote “Dear children, do no let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.”
John 3:16-21 John wrote ” 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 di 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 he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men 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 his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.’
We live in a physical world that God created. We know that God is Creator, Lord, and that He is absolutely sovereign in all things. We also know, that God’s word says that darkness and evil entered this beautiful physical world that He created…and it ‘fell’…and that we also ‘fell’ with it. We all came under the power and influence of the mind of darkness. We became blind to the truth. But our Great God..in His sovereign plan…sent us the true One…Jesus…to be our super hero and savior. And in God’s eternal plot for the ages…when we believe and put our faith in Jesus as our Savior…God installs His spirit inside our being…inside our human spirit… to begin a transforming/renewing process ‘so that’ we can see the truth and recognize the power and influence of the ‘matrix’ around us…and ‘more so that’ we can know the truth ‘so that’ we can join the battle against the forces of the matrix and help liberate those that are blind and lost and living in the delusional and false reality of the matrix.
Lord…I pray today that we all see that the reason that you bring us into the light is not simply to ‘save’ us. But ‘ohhh’..we are so grateful that you did save us. But help us to see that we have been ‘saved’ from the darkness and brought into the light ‘so that’ we can see and know the truth ‘so that’ we can be liberators to those that are lost in darkness. Help us to shine the light of your love out into the world around us.