I don't know about you, but I am finding no shortage of things to cover in prayer and battle for in the heavenlies. The physical health of our nation, wisdom for our countries administration, our economy, things done in secret that need to be brought to light, other countries that are having intense problems, darkness that Hollywood is putting out, all the while not forgetting our families, neighborhoods, schools, and listening to Holy Spirit for personal direction.
As a Christian there is no better time to be alive! When Satan comes in like a flood, we raise up a standard- that standard is the Word of God. Ephesians 6:12 says "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." This scripture is surrounded by the instruction about the armor of God.
It is the believers responsibility to change culture through walking out the heart and love of God. If we want to see change, we must battle for it-Evil is not going to let go easily. BUT God is so much greater and stronger than any Evil that exists.
One example of Evil in Hollywood is the movie, The Hunt. It is finally being released in theaters. Last year they tried to release it and there was a small outcry against it. The movie features wealthy liberal elites who travel to a private resort to gruesomely kill conservatives. In the movie people with morals and good values are handpicked to be hunted down and killed just for having expressed pro-life positions on social media.
After considerable backlash the film was pulled from theatrical release.
Here is an update from MOVIEGUIDE.org
WE KNEW THAT THE BATTLE WAS FAR FROM OVER
Back in September, after we were able to get the movie pulled, we told you that:
"Despite the enormous backlash against the movie, the movie’s filmmakers have not given up on their murderous fantasy! In their announcement canceling the release they stated, “We stand by our filmmakers . . . but we understand that now is not the right time to release this film.” Their statement is not ambiguous, they still plan to release the film.
For now, they are simply buying time until people are no longer paying attention so they can release it again." And that's exactly what happened. They shelved the movie until after the controversy died down.
THESE MOVIES HARM CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS
This kind of movie harms children and teenagers. It is no coincidence that THE HUNT was pulled in the wake of unfortunate and devastating violence in the news. Studies have repeatedly shown that movies which depict extreme violence have a profound effect on children. We have seen the result that these types of movies have on society.
EVEN UNIVERSAL EXECUTIVES FELT UNEASY
Some executives at Universal felt uneasy when the studio acquired the script, yet others allowed the studio to green-light its production. Many studio executives understand the powerful effect that their movies have on children. These are the execs we continue to target and build relationships with! Movies like THE HUNT are only green-lit when these decision makers fail to stand up for their convictions. And because of this a few of these movies that negatively impact our families are produced every year.
WE CAN'T LET UP
The dirty secret is this: In Hollywood money is King. Without enormous financial pressure it is nearly impossible to stop a movie from being released once it has been produced and paid for. The studios want to recoup their investment. That's why we fight so hard to proactively reach and transform the lives of studio executives and the Hollywood shot callers. We have seen success in our fight because we help teach studio executives that these movies are harmful before they get made.
After the controversy died down Movieguide® was the only one still pushing the executives to pull the plug on THE HUNT permanently. That's why the executives at Universal were able to weather the storm. Our pressure wasn't strong enough to overpower their excuses and desire to recoup their investment. They tell us the movie is miss-understood, and that it isn't intended to be taken seriously, but we know that it will be, by impressionable youth who will be harmed by it.
Earlier I stated that there is no better time for a Christian to be alive, Here is why: When darkness is so dark, chaotic, deafening, and just plain ugly and the light overtakes it, it will be incredible to see the deliverance and transformation. It will be a REVOLUTION of transformation and no amount of Evil will stop it . There is no reason to fear- God is in us, surrounding us, with us, for us and HE WINS!
Our Job? Pray, Love, Give like people's lives depend on it........because, they do!
Assistant Manager @ Rocky Mountain CTN
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