In the last article when we found ourself using the newest movie of “Mulan” as a teaching point, I had not planned on that, and this morning I found myself having more thoughts on the matter. So since we have entered this territory… why not? I found the movie both a “let down” and a “pleasure” at the same time, depending on my focus.
I thought the trailers made it look like somebody had finally done an excellent and realistic version of Mulan. It was not animated, but would actually seem as real! It was the number one movie I was looking forward to seeing, and just as it was about to come out…COVID!
Bummer. And the wait was on. And we waited…and we waited…until finally… it was about to be released not in the theaters, but TV streaming. Hhmmm. Okay. Just glad to finally see it. Yeah! And my family knew I wanted to see it, but I wasn’t sure about the cost? And then one of my sons rented it for us! Decision was taken out of my hands and I was all set to see the movie with my wife and two of my grandchildren! It don’t get no better!
However, I must admit when the show starts out with Mulan falling off a roof and floating through the air like a helium balloon, I knew this movie was in trouble. Problem was though, I loved the movie’s message! I loved how it led to her having her own sword and another value added to the other side of her sword! Brave, loyal, and true on one side, and then “Devotion to family” on the other!
But now I had a dilemma. How do I fix this strange show in my head in such a way I can make some kind of sense of it? My answer eventually came, and it really is the only option as far as I can see. The way her abilities were displayed could only be understood as “supernatural”. Her gifting was connected to something called the “Chi”, which lies in our spirit, and is of a supernatural quality anyway, as I understand. So when I took the movie into the realm of the supernatural, now I could credit some logic to it. Have you ever tried to make movies of what spiritual warfare may look like if we could actually see the invisible with our eyes? Bear with me for a minute and I think I can explain what I’m trying to say.
At this blog site I write articles about God’s Skykingdom and Skypeople. I write about God ordering our steps and the power to live above it all, seeking that which is above, not of this underworld. Now if I fell off a roof or was in a car crash but came out of it unscratched, what might that look like in the “invisible”? Did earthly eyes sees me hit the ground like a ton of bricks but somehow was not hurt? But did God, and Satan, see me kind of float to the ground as angels carried me? And which would be more real? And if I wanted to show that side of it, well… that’s how my brain works! I sincerely believe if I practice walking with my Lord the way I am supposed to, I enter a supernatural realm in which his hand determines what is allowed in my life. And I call that supernatural!
This is the winged life I speak of. Another example: This COVID thing. I have absolutely no fear of it. I am at complete peace. I have learned Indiana is a hot spot right now, but God either intends to keep me here longer, or he does not! It makes no difference to me! God’s will be done!!! The greatest defeat in my own life would be me not fulfilling God’s will, whether it is to live longer, or die tomorrow. This is part of the surrender, the “letting-go” that so many Christians fail to understand. Complete trust in the Father. Living in our Father’s House even now, on this earth, in the present, as well as future! It’s supernatural.
Various religions and teachings have different ideas of how they express “spirit”, soul, after-life, and etc. Let me be plain, my faith is totally in the Jewish writings of the Bible! I believe God came to Abraham. He birthed a nation and continued working through them to birth one very special child! That child, JESUS, is the key to ETERNITY and all things supernatural. This is what I believe, live, and teach. When we die we find out if we have chosen wisely or not. Call it chi or whatever you want to, I believe in soul/spirit and our ability to be led of God and make Him our habitation, our dwelling place, under the shadow of the Almighty! I believe we can tap into God’s supernatural through Jesus Christ and his Holy Spirit, and that is what I have pursued my whole life. And I have seen a few things.
So… Skypeople? A winged life? Yes.
Let me end with this: I prayed for someone in our home this last week, here at what we call “God’s Bird House”, or “Church Everywhere”. This person has been having kidney stones which the pain has then caused colitus attacks and caused him to miss work and put a strain on paying their bills, threatening everything. God had me do an unusual thing in this prayer. I had never done it before, but I think I may be doing it more from here on.
First I told him when I pray for you, God is likely to show you things you need to do. A lot will depend on if you do them, or not. And then… we believe the Bible still says to anoint with oil when you pray for healing, but I had a small can of sword/knife oil setting nearby, the same oil I coat my Samurai sword with the “Eagle Theme”. I found myself grabbing that oil to anoint him! Never done that before! But we did.
But here is the rub…I found out he does not like drinking “water”…also he does not have the best health habits…the doctor told him if he could not drink water, then drink koolaid… now I’m no doctor, but I have heard that when you add anything to water you change its effect. Also losing weight and proper exercise can aid any body’s ability to stay strong and function properly. I’m not saying these things are a cure-all, but water is very important in MANY ways, and if someone would rather suffer days of pain, and colitus to the point of throwing up, and missing work because of sickness and possibly losing everything, would it be so bad to make yourself drink water? Is this person serious about being healed? And what other stubborn points might there be between this person and God that are standing in his way of living as Skypeople? The INVISIBLE things of God are very much affected by the VISIBLE choices we make. As a teacher I can tell you that. SELAH.
God said Israel was a rebellious and stubborn people. We would rather live grounded than have a quality prayer life. We would rather live grounded than walk with God as Enoch walked. We would rather live grounded in this underworld than mount up with the wings of the eagle and know Skykingdom, seeking those things above. No one can make us do what we know we need to do. It’s our choice.
I may not be done with Mulan, but for now, this is enough. Thank you for reading. I hope you spiritually benefited in some way. We look not at that which is visible, but the INVISIBLE. Soar more, and flap less!