Here is yet another connection to that of the scriptures and Star Wars, that being of the will. Not just any will, such as personal willpower or the will of expression. This is of a particular will, an expressed form.
Star Wars hints of this will, yet as it has progressed and changed hands, it has transformed into something entirely different. It merely acts as a false counterfeit to the real thing. Which begs the question… what is the real thing? And why is it important to follow this will in your life?
You do not have to look far to find it spoken clearly in the scriptures.
“Trust in Yah with all your heart, leaning not unto your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.” This is found in Proverbs 3.
Today, many people seek for the Father’s will in their life. They speak of Father’s will in this or that action or thing. Yet, at the same time, they fail in following the simple things he has made plain. The Father sees many who cry “for length of days, and long life, and peace,” yet are quick to forget his laws and commands. In essence, we complicate his directions in order to not follow it plainly. This complication leads us to dissociation.
By comparison, the will expressed in Star Wars has also gone a very similar direction. It is no wonder why many have dissociated themselves from it.
Long ago, when seeing Obi-Wan Kenobi train Luke Skywalker, there was a form of simplicity. This old man spoke of a will that does not only control actions, yet also obeys commands. These commands, though, were only followed when the will is strong within.
Today, we call such communication as mediation… in order to keep the connection impersonal. This impersonality though is quite similar to the idols of stone the Father rejects. In Deuteronomy, it makes it quite clear to destroy the altars, cut down the groves, and burn the graven images with fire. The danger in these objects is how they aim to take you away from the true will. Not the will of outer stone, yet one within the open heart.
In Ezekiel, it says of the chosen cleansed from their idols, “a new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and will give you a heart of flesh.”
We must be mindful that with prayer and fasting, there is a relationship involved. The connection is personal, organic, and real. On the other hand, when we disassociate from this relationship, we lose the true spiritual form.
In Star Wars, we see Qui-Gon Jinn intentionally defying the council, a group of leaders which had become steeped in politically and religiously-correct thinking. He defies them in order to follow the will. In fact, it is this very will that not only leads him to find Anakin, yet also molds the life journey of Obi-Wan.
Yet instead of midichlorian counts, or biological symbionts, a living household of faith is the result of the true act. As Yahshua answered the disciples, if you have faith and doubt not it shall be done. “Whatsoever you shall ask in prayer, believing,” he says, “you shall receive.”
It is of no coincidence we are hearing from Star Wars about the Guardians and Journals of the Whills. This is not the time to follow the Force of Will. This is the time for the righteous to follow the Father’s will… for he is our only hope.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says Yah, thoughts of peace, and not evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall you call upon me, and you shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And you will seek me, and find me, when you have searched for me with all your heart.”