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Inception The Movie

A couple of weeks ago I watched the movie Inception in the cinema with my wife and some friends. The movie was fascinating, and the superb acting was enough to make it the blockbuster that it was.

I got carried away by the many layers in the intricate plot and amazing action sequences woven into a special effects heaven of an environment.
Some critics say that the plot is what sold the movie, attributing it's success to the originality and depth of the story.

But I had a different idea -- A Christmas Carol.

The main concept behind the "inception" in the movie reminded me of Charles Dickens' ghosts of Christmases past, present and future hard at work in his subconscious with the goal of altering his conscious decisions. They helped to give a new meaning to the events in his life, affecting his thought patterns and ultimately his decisions.

I believe that to a certain extent our dreams can have real meanings, and can be the effect of spiritual energies influencing our thoughts and actions.

This, I believe, is why the Bible speaks of "young men seeing visions and old men dreaming dreams" as a medium of communication in the time of the end.

I believe our minds are literally a battlefield for spiritual energies fighting for territory and control, much like the movie portrays, only much more real.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5
3For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
4(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;