Saturday, February 26, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Analysis

Lets take a look at the title “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows”. It seems like a bit of an oxymoron because Deathly symbolizes death, dark ect. Hallow symbolizes Holy, life. When I look at Harry Potter I automatically cancel out the name Harry and look to the name “Potter” and think about God: “O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand” Isaiah 64:8”. He is the Potter, we are the clay. He is the one who forms, shapes and creates us just like the screenwriter is the one who forms, shapes, and creates the characters in a screenplay. It would seem more plausible to me then to title the film “Harry Clay and the Deathly Hallows” since Harry is in fact a created character. For one to understand the relevance of the title “Harry Potter” one must first understand who or what the deathly hallows symbolize. (Remember this is coming from a Biblical standpoint and not from the standpoint of screenwriter Steve Kloves or Author J.K Rowling).

“The Deathly Hallows” are those angels spoke about in Jude 1:6 who didn’t keep their first HOLY estate, but rebelled against God. Now take away harry from the title and it reads, “Potter” and the Deathly Hallows. Potter as creator, as in artist, as in originator, as in Yahweh, as in Jesus Christ being the Potter going to war with fallen Angels, who are now soldiers in an army for the prince of darkness of this world. Why would satan be recruiting members to fight in his army if there wasn’t going to be a war? Why would the Potter be going to war with the Deathly Hallows?

“And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army” Revelation 19:19

Even if this doesn’t have anything to do with the concept of the Movie it has everything to do with the Reality of the spiritual warfare mankind is in. We are created in the image of God therefore we are first spirits.

My friends, brothers and sisters what we are seeing on television and movies are not merely just entertainment, It’s SPIRITUAL WARFARE. Television has in times past been broke down into TELL-A-VISION. Who’s vision is being told? Who are the holders of the vision? Are they not the Screenwriters? God says in Romans 12:2 to be transformed in the mind. I once read this quote “If we change the way we look at things the things we look at will change”. What if God is trying to show his children something? Reveal something to his children? In my next blog Lord willing, we will be dissecting the trailer to “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”. Be blessed