Finally the moviemakers are getting it, right? We want big action, big effects, big-time battles in our films that take us away from our everyday lives and transport us to…
Well, name your place. Hogwarts, Sherwood Forest, Pandora, and so many other places are just plain awesome to visit for a few hours and have our imaginations captured and entertained.
And now you can go back in time to 6th Century B.C. Persia in a movie called Aladdin…wait, I mean Prince of Persia. It’s about a street rat who gets adopted by a king and saves the day from an eeeeevil eyeliner wearing dude named Jafar…sorry, I mean Nizam.
No magic lamp in this one, but we do have Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal) with a heavy metal haircut and outrageously ripped biceps swashbuckling his way through danger and peril, and that adds up to a fun adventure well worth the $50 movie ticket (or whatever it’s gone up to these days).
Shout out to Jake for playing a respectable acting role in the movie, but I want to introduce you to the real Prince of Persia, mentioned in one of the craziest passages in the Bible:
Flashpoint: Ignite Into Action
Prayer is an incredibly powerful connection with God that serves as a major force in the invisible war between God and Satan. This week, pray for your friends by name and watch God bring incredible opportunities to share His message.
Accelerant: Feed the Fire
“If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer" (Matthew 21:22).
For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? (Romans 8:24).
The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:4).