I’m not totally sure I would call it my all time most favorite movie, but if that was defined by the number of times I’ve watched it, Harry Potter would be number one. I guess I’d have to say all one through eight, since there are eight movies in the series. I enjoy them all, just as I enjoyed reading the seven books they came from. There is just something totally fun in fantasizing about an unknown world of magic, wizards, and good witches. The Lord of the Rings series, The Hobbit, and the Star Wars movies all give us that escape to another world entertainment that we love and wish was real. I think it’s interesting that they all have the same basic conflict of good verses evil. Harry Potter is the struggle between good witches and wizards against truly dark – power hungry – witches and wizards. Lord of the Rings has very clear good guys, who fight the evil and ugly Orcs and the Dark Lord Sauron. A major theme of all the Star War’s movies is The Force, which we all understand is good, fighting against the Dark Side and the Evil Empire. They are all great stories, wonderful escapes, and classic fantasy fiction.
The Bible tells about about a real world or realm that we can’t see, and in that real realm there is a war going on between good and evil. This war isn’t just about concepts or principles, but about those of us living in this physical world. The spiritual warfare is talked about in the Bible. We are not given a lot of details because it’s a world that we can’t comprehend with our limited physical world experiences. God doesn’t give us detailed information about Heaven, angels, the Holy Spirit, or other agents of His who help carry out His work, which includes fighting “against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark work and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Eph.5:12) We can’t see it, but it’s real! This unseen realm isn’t a story or a figment of some writers imagination! This is non-fiction and it’s about us!
I wrote The Judas Sword, The Perspicacious Quandary, and my soon to be released The Yahlandice Protocol, to offer up possible ideas about what is going on in that spirit realm. We know that God is actively involved in our lives. We can pray/talk to Him and He will respond. Our petition must be with true faith, and it must be according to His will. According to His will is not just about our heart and our request, it’s about His plan. What we want may not be what He needs to happen. How is the work of God carried out to achieve His will? He has spiritual agents, angels, and the Holy Spirit to help carry out His work. How do they work? We don’t have the facts, so I gave us some fiction. Agents of God protect us, guide us, teach us, and do things we will never know about in this life. The how, why, and when isn’t nearly as important as the who. God is doing things every day of our life that we never see. My stories just give a little imaginary insight into what and how He is doing that. Check out mikerootbooks.com.