While Gotham City attracts vicarious tourists of brutality and a world without rules, we with tickets to the Golden City ought to remind ourselves of an ancient promised coming and redemption from our rule breaking, "I will put hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will bruise your head, and you will bruise his heel" (Genesis 3:15 WEB). Doveman Promised!
While bat men amuse about a Batman and the ‘safe’ haven of fictional savagery, dove men muse about the Doveman and heaven through factual salvation, "16) 'Behold, I send you out as sheep among wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. 17) But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to councils, and in their synagogues they will scourge you. 18) Yes, and you will be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the nations. 19) But when they deliver you up, don't be anxious how or what you will say, for it will be given you in that hour what you will say. 20) For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you' " (Matthew 10:16-20 WEB). While critics acclaim and accuse Christopher Nolan, the Creator appoints and applauds Christ Jesus as the Doveman, "13) Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. 14) But John would have hindered him, saying, 'I need to be baptized by you, and you come to me?' 15) But Jesus, answering, said to him, 'Allow it now, for this is the fitting way for us to fulfill all righteousness.' Then he allowed him. 16) Jesus, when he was baptized, went up directly from the water: and behold, the heavens were opened to him. He saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming on him. 17) Behold, a voice out of the heavens said, 'This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased' " (Matthew 3:13-17 WEB). Doveman Begins!
While many in an unreal world rejoice over Batman Returns, few in the real world are aware that Doveman is poised for his return with eyes like a flame of fire, "12) I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. Having turned, I saw seven golden lamp stands. 13) And among the lamp stands was one like a son of man, clothed with a robe reaching down to his feet, and with a golden sash around his chest. 14) His head and his hair were white as white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire. 15) His feet were like burnished brass, as if it had been refined in a furnace. His voice was like the voice of many waters. 16) He had seven stars in his right hand. Out of his mouth proceeded a sharp two-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining at its brightest. 17) When I saw him, I fell at his feet like a dead man. He laid his right hand on me, saying, 'Don't be afraid. I am the first and the last, 18) and the Living one. I was dead, and behold, I am alive forever and ever. Amen. I have the keys of Death and of Hades' " (Revelation 1:12-18 WEB). While Christian Bale portrays Bruce Wayne’s best effort to fight evil with the word and wit of fallen man, Jesus Christ is himself, a harmless dove, effectively conquering evil with the word and wisdom of perfect God, "11) I saw the heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it is called Faithful and True. In righteousness he judges and makes war. 12) His eyes are a flame of fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has names written and a name written which no one knows but he himself. 13) He is clothed in a garment sprinkled with blood. His name is called 'The Word of God.' 14) The armies which are in heaven followed him on white horses, clothed in white, pure, fine linen. 15) Out of his mouth proceeds a sharp, double-edged sword, that with it he should strike the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod. He treads the wine press of the fierceness of the wrath of God, the Almighty. 16) He has on his garment and on his thigh a name written, 'KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS' " (Revelation 19:11-16 WEB). Doveman Returns!
While dark batman men search their souls for a ray of light, glorious Doveman searches our dark souls to shine His light in his chosen ones, "For Yahweh's eyes run back and forth throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him" (2 Chronicles 16:9a WEB). While mankind tries to hide for safety in the muddied morass of melodrama, Jesus Christ makes clear and final judgment on men according to his grace, "11) I saw a great white throne, and him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. There was found no place for them. 12) I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and they opened books. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged out of the things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13) The sea gave up the dead who were in it. Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them. They were judged, each one according to his works. 14) Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. 15) If anyone was not found written in the book of life, he was cast into the lake of fire" (Revelation 20:11-15 WEB). Doveman Rules!
Have you a-mused yourself with Batman this summer? Why not muse yourself with Doveman?