Recently, the Marvel Comics-based movie debuted called The Avengers. Being a fan of animation, cartoons, comics and anime, I’ve enjoyed many of the comics-made-movies that have emerged in recent years. This one, however, had many aspects that made me enjoy it the most out of my favourites. Also, having grown deeper in my relationship with the Lord, I find messages (or they’re revealed to me) in the strangest places.
Near the beginning of the film the villain, Loki, came into an upscale gathering in Germany disguised as a gentlemen, and extracting something he needed while killing an individual in the process. When he left, while throngs of people screamed, he transformed into his true self with his signature outfit and new scepter. He makes holograms of himself and surrounds the crowd of people present and approaches them as if he’s royalty. He commands them, gently at first, “Kneel.” Without compliance he angrily screams, “Kneel!” again. The crowd complies and he satisfactorily says, “See, isn’t this easier? Isn’t this your natural state?” And an older man stood up to object, and as Loki poses to strike, in ride the heroes.
I saw some beautiful things in this scene:
1. Satan appears as an angel of light.
Loki walked in looking as all the other guests, unassuming, cunning, and extremely attractive. And just as the onlookers were taken, he struck and he destroyed. Just as Satan and our acts that serve him look so harmless and cunning when they’re leading us to death.
2. Satan is revealed.
When the crowd saw him as he really appears, that is when they ran, just as when people see the evil of their sin and its destruction they run, in some cases to the Savior and in other cases to those that cannot save.
3. Satan devalues his servants.
As Loki told the people their natural state was that of a lower one, God sent his Son show us we were meant for much higher. And even though we are still lower than God, we can be proud to be because he is worthy of all honor and subjection because, unlike Satan, he is holy. If he said “is this your natural state?” we can say, “Yes, but before a holy and good God and you, sir, are not he.”