My wife and I watched Inception last night. I saw it at the theater but I had forgotten some of the twists and turns. If you haven’t seen or heard about it this is the premise:
I group of people have this technology to get inside peoples dreams. Their purpose is to steal information: passwords, safe combination, business plans, etc. This particular mission is more difficult. They plan to plant a thought into someone’s mind so that when he wakes up he will think it’s his idea. This requires ‘going deep’ as they say, a dream inside a dream inside a dream. My wife likes to read magazines or play on her iPhone while see watches a movie. You can’t do that with this movie. Once in a while she would ask me where we were and frankly the answers I gave were guesses. I would get confused about who’s dream we were in or what level were at or what was going on in general. Sometimes I would get overwhelmed and think ‘this is ridiculous’ or ‘this is too much’ but really I love this kind of movie. It makes you think. It keeps you on your toes. It keeps you involved. And most of all, with this movie, it has an ambiguous ending. I love that.
This idea of planting a thought. Isn’t this the way our enemy works? He plants an idea of jealousy, condemnation, defeat, sickness, poverty, incompetence, powerlessness and we believe it. We dwell on it and it becomes the truth to us. We live in that dream world and it becomes reality to us. The lie orders our world.
But it is a lie, whatever thought that Satan has planted. We need to, I need to wake up. I Peter 2:9 says this: ‘You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.’
Sometimes you just need to wake up and set the devil straight.