Monday, April 5, 2021

Planted

Plantados tells what communism is like. The contrast to freedom is stark.

Twice the film made an important point that those standing for freedom from communism were standing for freedom in Christ the King. That was mentioned during the first firing squad scene and in the credits. The freedom to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been enemy #1 for communism, sometimes unusually so. Communism is a threat to the soul of man.

I pray we never have to face or endure prisons like that in America, but if ever we do, such would be “light affliction, which is but for a moment, (that) is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory” (2 Corinthians 4:17). Heavy affliction could describe those who “are treasuring up for (themselves) wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God” (Romans 2:5) in refusing to be reconciled to God through Jesus.

The fight against communism is a spiritual battle. Communism is a tool of the enemy aimed directly at opposing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The name Plantados reminds me of Psalm 1 that speaks of the righteous who “shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water” (1:3). In the New Testament we are told to “be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58). The best part is, God helps us do that: “Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand” (Romans 14:4).

¡Plantados! ¡Plantados en Jesucristo! Planted to take a stand for freedom in Jesus!

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