The twilight of Twilight:
Vampires and Werewolves in the Bible
BusinessWeek claims that Stephenie Meyer’s latest movie installment of her romantic story, about a sunlight challenged boy, and his shirtless dog-frienemy, whom fight to be the first to (wedding) ring a Bell(a), has reached an all time high in box office sales! With a whopping grand total of $138.1 million dollars in its opening weekend alone! That makes it the 5th best opening weekend on record!!! With that much scratch lying around maybe they can afford to buy some shirts for the Oregon based wolf-pack, since they seem to go through them like falling leaves in autumn! And here I am with $6 bucks left in my pocket, no car or place to call my own. It is a good thing I am working on a version of a love story too. It’s about a little wooden boy and a leprechaun with a heart of gold. It will make me hundreds I tell ya! Countable, countable hundreds!
We need to build a fire. Go ahead and you lie to me wooden boy!
Now I, like most people, love a good monster or love story as much as anyone else. I, in fact, actually enjoyed this installment of the Twilight Saga. But I do find it slightly amusing when I consider the origins of both the werewolf and vampire stories.
Did you know that the myths of the vampires and possibly werewolves were all based on Biblical metaphor?
I’m tough. Howwwwl!
There are many different stories about the origins of werewolves but few focus on their symbolic meaning. The werewolf is both a man and a wolf. By the light of day he is a man but by the light of the full moon he becomes a wild beast
Silver and the Moon:
Both silver and the moon represent purity and wisdom in both Greek and Hebrew cultures. The moon is always represented as a woman (Genesis 37:9-10), and symbolically a woman always represents wisdom and intuition (PROVERBS… especially the first 9 chapters!).
Psalms 12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words, Like silver tried in a furnace of earth, Purified seven times.
Proverbs 9:1 Wisdom has built her house, She has hewn out her seven pillars;
One of the biggest themes in the Bible is changing us from an unthinking beast into a man of God with Christlike qualities. This is one of the reasons that the words “man and beast” are used together over 47 times throughout the entire Scriptures.
Psalms 73:22 I was so foolish and ignorant; I was like a beast before You.
The beast represents our brute selfishness of the ego which resists wisdom at all costs. So what makes a man turn into a beast? When he is facing the pure light of wisdom that points out the err of his ways. This represents most people today, they may seem friendly and wag their tails when they see you, but what happens when you try to preach to them something they don’t want to hear, like being wrong? Chances are pretty high that you’re gunna get bit. That same wisdom is ironically the one thing that can stop the raging beast. You kill a werewolf with a silver bullet. Well, actually anything made of silver will do the trick. So wisdom kills the beast, and wisdom is also what sets it off in the first place! Time to get wise beast boy! God’s watchin’ ya and He’s packin heat!
The image of the vampire is not the romantic image portrayed in modern movies like the Twilight series. Sure, these movies are fun to watch, but in the truest sense of the vampire lore they are the portrayal of pure evil living amongst us. They represent the insatiable hunger of evil and its desire to consume and make you a part of it. Hence the curse of the bite or kiss-of-death that transforms you into one of them. The old belief was that when you consume something it then becomes a part of you and you then gained the strength of the thing you ate. This is why the devil is so confident in his war with God. The more he eats the stronger he feels he is becoming. Remember few find the narrow gate but anyone can fall into destruction if they don’t watch their step!
Job 20:15 He swallows down riches And vomits them up again; God casts them out of his belly.
Revelation 3:15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.
Here are some of the Biblical connections to the lore and the origins to the strengths and weaknesses of the nosferatu (The living dead):
We all reflect the image of God, but evil is not reflected in God. So the literal refection of a vampire, in a mirror, does not reflect back because there is no goodness in them reflected in their truth.
1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
In the Passover chronicled by Moses you had to consecrate your house and put the blood of the sacrificial lamb over the doorframe of your house and gate. With the mark of the lamb the spirit of death could not enter your home because it was not invited in. Your house is an analogy for your heart, and evil can never enter your heart unless you invite it in.
Exodus 12:13 Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.
Animal Forms: http://soulblindministry.com/2012/04/21/the-rapture-waking-the-dead/
The nosferatu can assume many forms, but all the forms assumed by them were those of the unclean animals. Bats, wolves, insects etc. The animal form represents attributes of your nature or personality. It’s an attribute of spiritual truth mirrored in every religion on Earth. Your animal nature reveals your true calling and it is represented as the outer coat or garment in Scriptures.
Leviticus 20:25 You shall therefore distinguish between clean animals and unclean, between unclean birds and clean, and you shall not make yourselves abominable by beast or by bird, or by any kind of living thing that creeps on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean.
Night and Day: http://soulblindministry.com/2012/01/15/chapter-5-day-one-the-nativity-of-the-soul-part-1-fertile-soil/
Light, means spiritual awareness and thought, and it separates us from the animals without enlightenment and understanding. The daylight represents the testing of the spirit, and the soul of the dead can never survive the testing of the fires-of-life that purify us, and they simply get burned away like the ashes of impurity.
1 Corinthians 3:13 each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is.
The blood is the analogy for life, because the essence of the physical life is contained and sustained in the blood.
Genesis 9:4 But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.
Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood;
14 for it is the life of all flesh. Its blood sustains its life
The blood sustains physical life, so those that are dead have no life of their own to sustain them into eternal life. So they need to feed on the lives of others to maintain their existence. So long as there is mortal life to steal, they continue to exist, but never truly live.
The Cross: http://soulblindministry.com/2012/01/19/tjoj-paging-the-great-physiscian/
I think this one goes without saying. Evil simply can not stand in the painful presence of His sacrifice.
Wooden Stake: http://soulblindministry.com/2012/02/03/tjoj-the-forester-gardener-carpenter-growing-building-a-tree-of-life/
Jesus is a carpenter and architect like both of His fathers. The trees represent the framing pillars of truth and character of our life. We grow in wisdom as we age and the trees of our personal growth bear fruit, but the tree is recognized by its fruits or righteousness, and the dead in the spirit have nothing good that can give nourishment to life in the spirit. Death only breeds more death and sin is represented as a thorn designed to pierce and draw out the spirit, and through our suffering it draws out the spirit of goodness. There is no goodness in the evil dead, only the ash and ruined remains of the heart and home of their soul where nothing new can grow.
Matthew 13:55 Is this not the carpenter’s son?
Mark 6:3 Is this not the carpenter?
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Ephesians 5:9 (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth),
Galatians 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree“),
Holy Water: http://soulblindministry.com/2013/04/11/seeing-the-world-of-god/
The spirit of truth is represented in a mirror of waters. Our spirit is tied to the Holy Spirit of God often called Living Water. It is an umbilicus that tethers us to God. Our spirit is in constant communion with His and thus pure “blessed” water is a sacred bond between the living man and our Living God. But the undead can neither reflect nor cross the threshold of the mirror of truth as to them it is only a gateway to Hell.
Jeremiah 17:13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, All who forsake You shall be ashamed. ” Those who depart from Me Shall be written in the earth, Because they have forsaken the LORD, The fountain of living waters.”
John 4:10 Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
There are many more strengths and limitations listed in the old lore, but I thought you might get a kick out of this information, since it is never addressed in any movies or stories, anywhere! But these are actually all basic understandings of our biblical Scriptures, but somehow many of us seem to have forgotten all about them.
I find it funny how we all too quickly forget the truth and embrace the hypnotic allure of the darkness. The things in school we thought were cool are usually just loving the world and forsaking truth and goodness and God. Dropping out is not cool. Drugs are not cool. Sex in your teens or without love is not cool. And the vampire stories are not about forgiveness and happy joy-joy feelings of love, they are the symbolic embodiment of the evils we face each day. There are no glowing and sparking vampires. They are the creatures of darkness and we are the children of light. So let us put away our childish things and not love the evils of the night and walk our spiritual journey as children of light… even if they do take their shirts off constantly and pout! “I don’ wantcha to become a vampire Bella” *Stamps foot and huffs*
1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
Like with a werewolf, when we’re faced with spiritual wisdom, we initially resist it. But when we submit to the will of spiritual wisdom, the beast inside us fades away and the true man appears. And like with vampires, evil can never possess your life unless you invite it into your heart. For what belongs to the Lord can never be taken away from the Lord by anyone, or anything! No Angels, nor Demons, nor men!… Only you can separate you from God.
John 10:28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.
29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.
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