Yesterday, seeing that it was a discount day at the theatre, Tom my husband, Tre and Gabriel our grandsons and me went to see the movie Pacific Rim. You need to know that Tom, Tre, Gabriel, Christy and Tommy my son went to see the movie this past weekend. I opted to go to Monsters University with my granddaughter Gianna. Tommy and Christy didn’t feel comfortable with Gianna seeing Pacific Rim and after seeing it I understand why. Monsters University is another revelation for another time. (I will add this though: the motto for Monsters University is, “We scare because we care.” Who is it they care for? It’s only the energy they get from scaring little kids to supply power for their cities of monsters.) Getting back to Pacific Rim. This movie has so many spiritual aspects that relate to spiritual warfare, that it is not funny in the least bit.
Pacific Rim is about an alien invasion that came, not out of the sky like a typical alien movie invasion, but out of the ground under the sea, through some kind of portal. The monster aliens are called Kaiju. They rose up out of the sea with terror, looking a little like prehistoric animals but were, I’d say, a billion times larger in size than your normal prehistoric animal. Each one came out after a period of time, slightly more evolved then the previous ones. They didn’t look like the prehistoric animals we’re familiar with from our text books.
This invasion wasn’t limited only to the United States but the rest of the world too was ravished by these so called aliens. All the countries put aside their differences and joined their forces together and came up with a plan. The governments agreed to put their resources together and came up with robots called Jaegers. You have to understand the Jaegers (robots) where almost as gargantuan as the Kaiju (monsters). The Jaegers were massive but that doesn’t hardly describe them. They are commanded by two pilots who’s minds are locked in a neural bridge; kind of a mind meld. These two pilots operate the Jaegers from a cockpit area inside the head and are in each others minds. They know each others past and present thoughts. While “bridged”, they could even help each other through some of the most desperate times they had to live through. The Jaegers (robots) were fully equipped with every kind of weapon. When all else failed it seemed to me that the double edged sword was the most effective weapon. At one point one of the Kaiju (monsters) was gutted like a pig from one end to the other end straight down the belly. The picture I saw in my minds eye was the devil being cut straight down the belly with the sword of the Spirit, from one end to the other, being cut like a pig and he is squealing all the way through it. Helpless to defend himself.
Then there was two crazy scientists one was a Physics Specialist and the other was a Biology Specialist. They usually insisted on not working together. It was the Biology Specialist that got me. He had a part of the brain of one of the Kaiju (monsters) and somehow he was able to mind meld with the brain. He saw visions of what the aliens were doing and their intent on destroying the earth. They weren’t going to stop there they would move on to destroy other planets and civilizations. He discovered the Kaiju (monsters) were just clones, being controlled by the actual aliens. Spoiler alert: Later in the movie the two scientists mind melded together with the brain of a baby Kaiju (monster) and found a way to get into the portal to destroy the headquarters of the aliens.
I thought the monsters coming out from the ground under the sea is a representation of hell. The monsters represent the demonic world that is sent by their commanders (aliens) to destroy mankind and everything that is familiar to them. At times, the demonic can feel and look a billion times more than we are. This is far from true. I saw the Jaegers (robots) representing the armor of God. If man could come up with an idea of robot armor being gargantuan to fight a gargantuan Kaiju, well then...think about our armor and how enormous the armor of God is and how big we must be in the spirit to wear His supernatural armor. Think about that when you’re praying and coming against the enemy. See yourself cowing over the enemy and see the enemy as small as an ant. Then begin to see the terror in the enemy’s face. Stand in the authority and dominion that has been given to you through the blood of Jesus and the government of the kingdom of God.
The two minds of the pilots working together to destroy the Kaiju were set on the same things. They were not going in two different directions. Just think, if we in the body of Christ set our minds on those things that are above, and had the same mindset pursuing the mind of Christ, we certainly would be linked together. In such a way that it would create a barrier where the enemy couldn’t touch any of us. Our minds would be linked together by the Spirit of Christ. We would be in unity not only with each other but we would be in unity with the kingdom of God. Our unity would be far better than Aaron’s unity of priesthood in the Old Testament. This is just an observation. I’m not implying that I’m doing away with the order of Aaron’s priesthood. Our unity would come from the DNA of Christ and His thinking. Just think what we could get done for Christ today; the power and glory that would be activated in the body of Christ and in the earth. In the movie, it wasn’t until the two scientists joined together in their efforts to save the planet, that they where successful in getting a plan together to destroy the aliens.
It was when all the countries put aside their differences and came together for one purpose, to save the planet and the people in it, that I thought about the body of Christ and its leaders. How awesome it would be if we all could only come together in a unity to save the planet and the people for the Lord Jesus Christ, putting aside our differences. Preaching the gospel of salvation to those who sit in darkness.
The governments didn’t bat an eye when they put their resources together. I’m not just talking about money. I’m talking about allowing people to participate with their expertise and know how. The Word of God talks about the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies...every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. Yeah, Christians don’t have weapons like they used in this move. Our weapon is of another caliber, and its the most powerful of all weapons, and its called love. Satan can’t handle love. He is completely powerless. I say, apostles, prophets, evangelist, pastors and teachers, equip your people to fight the good fight of faith and loose them to do what they’ve been called to do. At one point in the movie the general didn’t want to let the character Macho be one of the pilots. (Later it was revealed why he was holding her back, but not important here). Macho was fully equipped to operate the Jaegers (robots). Finally when all was said and done and she and Raleigh were pretty much the last two pilots standing, they worked together and annihilated the enemy and their camp. Pastors, you just never know who is sitting in your congregations that carry the true power of God.
The sword that the Jaegers were equipped with were pretty terrible in the way that they were awesomely powerful. At one point, Macho and Raleigh’s only remaining weapon was the sword. You should have seen them. Raleigh said, “We have no weapons”, while this monster was coming at them. Then Macho said, “the sword.” Well when I heard that I felt power run through me and pulsate up and down my body. All the while I was thinking the, sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God. After Macho pushed some buttons on the computer, this mechanical gold sword started to fabricate. The sword seemed alive as it clicked and formed its shape like a transformer. Like a loose chain where all the links tighten up to become one solid form. The Jaeger had its victories, defeating with a sharp kill of the sword, being most effective in hand to hand combat.
In the end the world was saved and the aliens and Kaiju (monsters) were annihilated off the face of the earth. For us who stand with Christ in the armor of God, the enemy has been defeated and rendered powerless and we are a billion times more than our enemies. See yourself that way and know that you have been equipped and you have the victory.
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