The Rocks are Yelling Again…
Before anybody gets confused as to the title, I am referring to Jesus’ words in Luke 19 when He said “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.” I’m finding that God is prophesying through one of the most unlikely sources. Namely, I believe God is prophesying through Hollywood.
Though quite a bit of the Church is relatively silent on the End Times, it seems that many of the themes regarding such are becoming increasingly prevelant in our entertainment. Revelation 16 mentions that there will be an overwhelming amount of sorcery, immorality, and murder on the earth… aka, Harry Potter, American Pie, and Saw. Note, not only are all three of these titles relevant to their sins, but all three have become successful film franchises. Why are we being entertained by this c-r-a-p?!?! As bad as this is, I have something much more “tasty” to yell about.
Okay, gross segue… I admit it. However, as the phrase “post-apocolyptic” becomes more popular in the film industry, I find it especially interesting that there is this sudden fascination with the undead… particularly in the light of:
Isaiah 66:24, “And they shall go forth and look Upon the corpses of the men Who have transgressed against Me. For their worm does not die, And their fire is not quenched. They shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.”
Zechariah 14:12 “And this shall be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the people who fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, Their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, And their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths.”
Now, this thing for zombies is relatively recent. In the last 6 years these films have been released that all deal with Zombies, zombification, and the undead in general:
- Resident Evil
- Resident Evil: Apoclypse
- Resident Evil: Extinction
- Dawn of the Dead
- Day of the Dead
- Flight of the Dead (Yes, seriously)
- Land of the Dead
- Shawn of the Dead (Yes, seriously)
- Automaton Transfusion
- Planet Terror
- I Am Legend
- Night of the Living Dorks (Yes, seriously)
There are others, but I can’t think of them right now. My basic point is that for some reason, as some are beginning to believe that we are very close to the return of Christ, Hollywood seems to be blaring the “torture, living dead, abhorrence to all flesh” thing as loud and as clear as they know how. If you don’t think so, take a minute to browse through the film section at your local big-box retailer (Target or Wal-mart) and take note of what you see in the “action and horror” films. I’m hoping that this might send a message to those preaching in the pulpit that the Sword of the Lord is very real, and it is about to strike the earth. If the Christians are the “lifeguards” of the unsaved in the earth, there is a very hefty riptide heading our way… and nobody seems to be paying attention.