“Take the Red Pill”

Well, time to switch things up! This blog will focus on the adventures of Neo in The Matrix. I love The Matrix because it offers one of the best descriptions of how people are born into sin. With no further ado, let’s see what Morpheus has to say about it.

When I first saw this film I thought, “That’s it! We are born into an invisible prison of sin that we cannot smell, hear or taste, but a prison nevertheless!” And like the Matrix  was used to blind the enslaved humans to the truth that they were imprisoned, Paul says The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God” (II Corinthians 4:4 NIV).

So how can the unbelievers be freed? Like Neo needed Trinity and Morpheus, unbelievers need believers to come into their lives and expose them to the truth of the Gospel. Once they know they have a choice. They can choose to take the red pill, in this case accepting that Jesus shed His red blood for them. They need to not only believe it, but take into themselves. Jesus said Himself that “my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him” John 6:55 KJV). The red pill that Neo took contained a tracking program that allowed Neo to be separated from the Matrix. In the same way, accepting the shedding of Jesus blood is what allows us to be separated from sin’s prison. We can walk free and forgiven. Of course the devil won’t like it and will try to make us regret it, even ask ourselves, “Why didn’t I take the blue pill?” However, that is why we need to hang around people who have been set free to remind ourselves of the joys we have. That is also why it is important to “take the red pill” on a regular basis.

As I’m sure you guessed, I’m talking about taking communion. Whenever you take communion, take the time to remember what Jesus did for you, the covenant that He established in His own precious blood. Remember just how much He loves you when times appear dark. And you don’t have to wait until your church takes communion. You can get out your communion elements any time you need extra reminding of all that Jesus has done for you. So when times get tough, do not forget to “take the red pill” that is communiun!

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