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Marvelous Destiny // Kylie Hunt

By March 26, 2019Spiritual Life

Let me start this out by saying –
Superhero movies are my favorite film genre.

Especially those in the Marvel Universe.
In fact, one of my husband and I’s first conversations, before we started dating, was about a Marvel Movie (Captain America – The First Avenger to be exact).

There is just something exhilarating about watching a Hero’s Journey being played out on the Big Screen –

So, when Marvel Studios announced that they were going to be making a Captain Marvel movie that would not only introduce the theater going audience to Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, but also answer some of the long unanswered questions of The Avengers Initiative –

I was So. Very. Excited.

I counted down the months, then the weeks, and then the days.
It released the week after my birthday – so I chose to wait to see my birthday movie with my husband on the film’s release date.

I knew I was going to see what most probably would be a FANTASTIC movie – but I never thought about the film bringing to light a Biblical truth that we all may know, but may not have at the forefront of our minds as Christians.
The more my husband and I discussed the film afterwards and how these things played into it, the more excited I became to write about them.



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********************CAPTAIN MARVEL ******************


******************SPOILER ALERT BELOW  **************



When we first meet Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers, she doesn’t recall her past, she only has flashes that come and go that she believes might be memories, but she isn’t sure – because she cannot remember.

The Kree, whom she lives with and fights beside, tell her that they “saved her”, that they “made her who she is” and that if it weren’t for them she would not be alive – However, Carol will later come to realize that the Kree were only telling her half truths.

Which reminds me oh, so very much of our enemy.
Yes, that’s right – the devil.

And it’s a trick he’s been using since the garden of Eden – taking a little truth that God said, then twisting it just enough to make it sound appealing and to use it to his benefit.

If you will remember God said in Genesis 2:17 (NIV)

“But you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”

However, when the devil was tempting Eve in Genesis 3:1(NIV) he suggested to her –

“Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”

Then he goes on to twist God’s command in Genesis 3:4-5 (NIV)

“You will not certainly die”, the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

This is something the devil continues to do today, by taking sin and making it appear as wholesome.

By taking something that isn’t completely true, then setting out to convince us it is. Making it seem as if he is out for our good, but he is out for our destruction.

It says in John 10:10 (NIV)

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy…”

In the film, Yon-Rogg who is Captain Marvel’s Kree mentor and trainer would have her to believe that every thing he does is in Marvel’s best interests – that he is doing things that will be for her good.

What he does however, is keep Carol from reaching her full potential, putting doubts in her head – reminding Danvers of her past failures and up until the film’s finale refuses to acknowledge the hero that Captain Marvel was destined to become.

He comes across as someone who cares, but in truth – he’s only out to use Captain Marvel and her powers to his advantage. He’s playing the part of the good guy, even though his intentions are anything BUT pure or good, it is solely for the benefits that it will bring him and the Kree people.

After a revelation and a surprise turn of events, Captain Marvel realizing who the real enemy is, says:

“I’ve been fighting with one hand tied behind my back”.

Captain Marvel by Marvel Studios

As believers, the enemy wants us to live our lives this way.
Unable to live out our full potential or calling that God has placed on our lives, we must never forget the truth that Paul said in 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

And Jesus told us in John 14:12 (NIV)

“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing,and they will do even greater works than these…”

As Christians we need to not doubt the plans God has designed us for, to take territory for His kingdom, be a light to the lost and those in darkness with our Christian witness.

Sometimes, the task may seem overwhelming – but we do not walk this road alone. The ONE who goes before us will never leave us or forsake us, He walks every step of the way with us.

I want to leave you with this final thought today –
It says in 1 John 4:4 (NKJV)

“You are of God…and have overcome them,because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”

Dare today to become who Jesus Christ has called you to be!

Captain Marvel is rated PG-13 and contains some crude language/humor, as well as several intense fighting scenes – please make sure to pre-screen and make your own conclusions on the film before taking your children and/or teenagers to see it.

Featured Photo by Xan Griffin on Unsplash

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