“A Tale Of Momentum & Inertia” – Short Film

“A Tale Of Momentum & Inertia” – Short Film

Although this film is short, different people have different thoughts about it. The story relates a rock giant who accidentally lets a boulder roll down a mountain toward a small coastal village while he is carrying rocks on top of the mountain. The rock giant leaps to save the village, but his final move destroys the village tower. The villagers blow the horn at once and attack blindly. When arrows and shells rain on the rock giant and tickle him, he gets annoyed, so he lets the boulder pulverize the village. Immediately the coastal village is razed to the ground, and then the rock giant leaves.

What strikes me most about this short film is that the villagers don’t see clearly the fact but attack mindlessly, and bring themselves a greater disaster at last. This reminds me of what happens in our daily life. When something unpleasant or bad comes upon us, we immediately complain and resist. Also, our spirits grow darker and darker. If we change our mind and be quiet before God to pray and seek more, the result will be different. For God’s permission and His good intentions are present in everything that occurs. For example, Joseph was sold to Egypt because of his brothers’ jealousy of him, and then put into jail because of the hostess’ frame-up, but he didn’t complain against God at all. Afterward, he was appointed to prime minister after he interpreted dreams for the Egyptian pharaoh, and made Egypt the only place where there was plenty of food in famine years. Although Joseph suffered a lot, he obeyed God, so at last everything in his life got better. Another example is Job. While Job was tempted and attacked by Satan, he still held on to his faith in God, didn’t sin with his lips but feared God and shunned evil, and stood testimony for God, and even said, “the LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” Afterward, he received God’s greater blessings and completely cast off Satan’s bonds. These examples both inspire us a lot. If we can be quiet before God and seek His will while encountering bad things, we won’t ask for great trouble like the coastal villagers in the film.

God says, “If you wish to be perfected by God, you must learn to experience all things and be enlightened in all that you face. Whenever you are faced with something, be it good or bad, you should benefit from it and it should not cause you to become passive. No matter what, you should be able to consider it by standing on the side of God, and not analyze or study it from the perspective of man (this is a deviation in your experience). If this is the manner of your experience, then your heart will be taken over by the burdens for your life; you will live constantly in the light of God’s countenance and will not easily deviate in your practice. Such kind of man has great prospects.” “Your many experiences of failure, of weakness, and times of negativity could be said to be God’s trials of you. This is because everything comes from God, all things and events are in His hands. Whether you fail or whether you are weak and you stumble all rests on God and is within His grasp. From God’s side, this is a trial of you, and if you cannot recognize that, it will become temptation. There are two kinds of states that people should recognize: One comes from the Holy Spirit, and the other likely comes from Satan. One state is that the Holy Spirit illuminates you and allows you to know yourself, to detest and regret yourself and to be able to have genuine love for God, to set your heart on satisfying Him. The other state is that you know yourself, but you are negative and weak. It could be said that that is God’s refinement. It could also be said that it is Satan’s temptation. If you recognize that this is God’s salvation of you and that you are now incredibly in His debt, and if from now on you try to repay Him and no longer fall into such depravity, if you put your effort into eating and drinking His words, and if you always consider yourself to be lacking, and have a heart of longing, then this is God’s trial. After the suffering has ended and you are once again moving forward, God will still lead, illuminate, enlighten, and nourish you. But if you don’t recognize it and you are negative, simply abandoning yourself to despair, if you think this way, then Satan’s temptation has come upon you. When Job underwent trials, God and Satan were betting with each other, and God allowed Satan to afflict Job, to test him. Even though it was God testing Job, it was actually Satan that came upon him. For Satan, it was tempting Job, but Job was on God’s side and if that hadn’t been the case, he would have fallen into temptation.

God’s words show us the way. Either good things or bad things we encounter are out of God’s permission. It’s also the time when God tests our faith. If we seek God’s will more and obey His orchestration and arrangements, we won’t fall into temptation, worry about losses and gains about these things or end up in bad results.

Recommended for you: Reality Is Not What It Seems, What Should You Do?, this article will tell us how to seek God’s will when something bad happens so that we will have growth in life.

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Now, let’s fellowship about the truth in this aspect. As we all know, God does different works and expresses different dispositions, so He is called different names in different ages. Because the principle of God’s work is never to repeat what He has already completed. This stage of work would be meaningless if He did the same work and was called the same name in different ages. For example, in the Age of Law, God did the work of promulgating laws and commandments and leading the Israelites to live. The Israelites at the time, who abode by the laws and commandments, would receive blessings from God. But if they failed to keep the laws and commandments, they would be cursed by God. In that stage of work, the dispositions God expressed were majesty and wrath, burning and curse. For instance, the priests, who didn’t serve Jehovah God as He required, would be burned by heavenly fire; the common people, who didn’t abide by the Ten Commandments, would be stoned to death. In accordance with God’s work as well as His dispositions expressed in that age, God named Himself “Jehovah.” But at the end of the Age of Law, man was incapable to keep the commandments, with the result that they committed sins continuously. In the end, they even offered crippled or blind oxen, sheep, and doves to God. God did not accept their sacrifices and they could not gain His mercy any longer. Because of such behaviors, they would end up being cursed by God, unable to survive. Therefore, in accordance with the needs of mankind, God was incarnated to do the redemptive work Himself under the name of the Lord Jesus, crucified and becoming man’s sin offering. As long as man prayed to the Lord Jesus, confessed his sins and repented before Him, he would be forgiven of his sins and need not offer oxen, sheep, or doves to God for his sins. Obviously, God’s disposition expressed in the Age of Grace was love and mercy. No matter what sins man committed, man could receive the mercy of the Lord as long as he confessed his sins and repented before Him. Take the licentious woman for example. She was caught and brought before the Lord Jesus, but He did not condemn her but just commanded her not to commit sins from then on. Therefore, in the Age of Grace, God’s name was no longer called Jehovah, but the Savior Lord Jesus who was full of mercy and love. So, if we want to know whether God will be called by any other name in the last days, we firstly need to know what work God will do in the last days. Let’s study several verses in the Bible, “And I saw another angel fly in the middle of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters” (Revelation 14:6-7). “Because he has appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he has ordained; whereof he has given assurance to all men, in that he has raised him from the dead” (Acts 17:31). “And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejects me, and receives not my words, has one that judges him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day” (John 12:47-48). From these verses, we see that God will come to judge all nations and all peoples in the last days. But why will He judge all nations and all peoples? While pondering, I think of the church condition at present. Most believers lose the previous faith and love and are unable to sincerely spend for God. More than a few believers chat and sleep at meetings. Believers cannot hold on to the Lord’s way and teachings any longer. Many illegal things keep emerging in the church, such as struggling for fame and fortune, raising jealousy and strife, stealing offerings, etc. They pursue worldly trends, covet the fleshly enjoyment in sins, living in the cycle of sin and repentance. For example, one of my Christian friends called me and said the other day, “I can’t help committing sins at home, either quarreling with my husband or getting annoyed with my children. In the church, I often show jealousy and hatred toward others on account of some trifles. 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So, it is highly possible that God will come to do His work under the name of “the Almighty,” namely Almighty God, when He returns to take us in the last days. Through studying the Bible these days, I have realized that no matter what name God takes in each age, each name is brought due to the need of the management work. It is not taken at will, but is of age significance. Regardless of the changes to His names, the works of saving mankind are still done by one God, for the principle of His work is to use the name to change the age. When I get the enlightenment and illumination of the Holy Spirit, I have great confidence that I can welcome the return of the Lord Jesus. Brothers and sisters in the Lord, concerning the mystery of God’s names, let’s end it here. If you have different points of view, please keep in touch with us. We can call on the Lord for guidance together again to know more truths we neglect before. All the glory and praise be to our Father in heaven! Amen! 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"A Tale Of Momentum & Inertia" - Short Film Although this film is short, different people have different thoughts about it. The story relates a rock giant who accidentally lets a boulder roll down a mountain toward a small coastal village while he is carrying rocks on top of the mountain. The rock giant leaps to save the village, but his final move destroys the village tower. The villagers blow the horn at once and attack blindly. When arrows and shells rain on the rock giant and tickle him, he gets annoyed, so he lets the boulder pulverize the village. Immediately the coastal village is razed to the ground, and then the rock giant leaves. What strikes me most about this short film is that the villagers don’t see clearly the fact but attack mindlessly, and bring themselves a greater disaster at last. This reminds me of what happens in our daily life. When something unpleasant or bad comes upon us, we immediately complain and resist. Also, our spirits grow darker and darker. If we change our mind and be quiet before God to pray and seek more, the result will be different. For God’s permission and His good intentions are present in everything that occurs. For example, Joseph was sold to Egypt because of his brothers’ jealousy of him, and then put into jail because of the hostess’ frame-up, but he didn’t complain against God at all. Afterward, he was appointed to prime minister after he interpreted dreams for the Egyptian pharaoh, and made Egypt the only place where there was plenty of food in famine years. Although Joseph suffered a lot, he obeyed God, so at last everything in his life got better. Another example is Job. While Job was tempted and attacked by Satan, he still held on to his faith in God, didn’t sin with his lips but feared God and shunned evil, and stood testimony for God, and even said, “the LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” Afterward, he received God’s greater blessings and completely cast off Satan’s bonds. These examples both inspire us a lot. If we can be quiet before God and seek His will while encountering bad things, we won’t ask for great trouble like the coastal villagers in the film. God says, “If you wish to be perfected by God, you must learn to experience all things and be enlightened in all that you face. Whenever you are faced with something, be it good or bad, you should benefit from it and it should not cause you to become passive. No matter what, you should be able to consider it by standing on the side of God, and not analyze or study it from the perspective of man (this is a deviation in your experience). If this is the manner of your experience, then your heart will be taken over by the burdens for your life; you will live constantly in the light of God’s countenance and will not easily deviate in your practice. Such kind of man has great prospects.” “Your many experiences of failure, of weakness, and times of negativity could be said to be God’s trials of you. This is because everything comes from God, all things and events are in His hands. Whether you fail or whether you are weak and you stumble all rests on God and is within His grasp. From God’s side, this is a trial of you, and if you cannot recognize that, it will become temptation. There are two kinds of states that people should recognize: One comes from the Holy Spirit, and the other likely comes from Satan. One state is that the Holy Spirit illuminates you and allows you to know yourself, to detest and regret yourself and to be able to have genuine love for God, to set your heart on satisfying Him. The other state is that you know yourself, but you are negative and weak. It could be said that that is God’s refinement. It could also be said that it is Satan’s temptation. If you recognize that this is God’s salvation of you and that you are now incredibly in His debt, and if from now on you try to repay Him and no longer fall into such depravity, if you put your effort into eating and drinking His words, and if you always consider yourself to be lacking, and have a heart of longing, then this is God’s trial. After the suffering has ended and you are once again moving forward, God will still lead, illuminate, enlighten, and nourish you. But if you don’t recognize it and you are negative, simply abandoning yourself to despair, if you think this way, then Satan’s temptation has come upon you. When Job underwent trials, God and Satan were betting with each other, and God allowed Satan to afflict Job, to test him. Even though it was God testing Job, it was actually Satan that came upon him. For Satan, it was tempting Job, but Job was on God’s side and if that hadn’t been the case, he would have fallen into temptation.” God’s words show us the way. Either good things or bad things we encounter are out of God’s permission. It’s also the time when God tests our faith. If we seek God’s will more and obey His orchestration and arrangements, we won’t fall into temptation, worry about losses and gains about these things or end up in bad results. Recommended for you: Reality Is Not What It Seems, What Should You Do?, this article will tell us how to seek God’s will when something bad happens so that we will have growth in life.

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