God, in his love for mankind, entered into his own creation as a "man of dust" (1 Corinthians 15:47) in the person of his son, Jesus Christ. He gave himself up for us, sharing in the pain and suffering of our humanity, so that he could redeem us from sin, death and the Devil. In this, he has revealed to us the true nature and character of God. In the person of Jesus Christ, we can truly see why the name of the Lord is "majestic" in all the earth.
Majestic is a short film which uses symbolic visuals to dramatically exposit the scriptures, for the purpose of preaching and teaching the good news of God's Son, Jesus Christ. The film is made up entirely of narrated Bible verses - Hebrews 1:1-4, Psalm 8, Hebrews 2:8-9, 14-15 and Philippians 2:6-11. It is a symbolic adaption which seeks to magnify the truth of these scriptures through dramatic, visuals. The purpose is to utilize the word of God to communicate the good news about Jesus Christ. Our hope for this film is that it brings light and revelation of who God is and stirs up love and worship for Him in those who watch it.
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In Psalm 8 David makes the proclamation two times that "the name" of the LORD is "majestic" in all the earth. When I decided to adapt Psalm 8 into a short film, one of my primary goals was to answer the question of "why" is his name majestic. What is it about God that enables fallen, sinful, self-focused, unbelieving human beings like David - and like ME and YOU - to worship Him and make proclamations of praise like we see in this Psalm? The revelation of the New Testament is that Jesus Christ is the one who has "made known" the name of God (John 17:26). In other words, it is by looking at Jesus and seeing who He is that we can truly and fully see and understand who the Father is (John 14:7). It is the person of Jesus Christ Who explains to us why the name of the Lord is majestic in all the earth.
The author of Hebrews understood that Psalm 8 finds it's most ultimate fulfillment in the person of Jesus. It is the New Covenant revelation that is the "reality" and "substance" of all the writings of the Old Testament (Colossians 2:17). For this reason, this film consists of multiple New Testament scriptures that surround Psalm 8 and help to extrapolate it's truest spiritual meaning.
In scripture, a person's name holds much more significance than being simply a title given to distinguish them from others. Often in scripture, a person's name expresses the very being of the one whom the name belongs to. A name expresses something about the character of that person - who they are and what they are like.
In Psalm 8, David proclaims that the name of the Lord is "majestic" (awesome, magnificent, elevated) in all the earth. David is speaking about much more than just God's "title", or the letters that make up his name. David is communicating that God's very CHARACTER and NATURE is "majestic" - excellent, good, worthy, glorious.
This truth brings a whole new weight of significance to scriptures like Proverbs 18:10, which says... "the name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous runs into it and is safe."
We know from Psalm 8 that the Lord's name is "majestic;" i.e., His nature and character is good and glorious and the very being of God is worthy of all love, affection and devotion. But the glorious revelation of the New Testament is that Jesus Christ is the one who has "declared" the name of God. In other words, it is by looking at Jesus and seeing who He is that we can truly and fully see and understand who the Father is (John 14:7).
In the gospel of John, Jesus is called the "Word" - which means that He is God's "communication" or "explanation" of Himself. God entered into His own creation as a flesh and blood human being to express Himself to us in a way that we can comprehend and grasp.
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THE NAME OF THE LORD IS A STRONG TOWER; THE RIGHTEOUS RUNS INTO IT AND IS SAFE.
What Proverbs is communicating is that the very nature and character of God IS ITSELF a "strong tower" that we can hide in. It is God's righteousness, goodness, love, compassion, kindness, patience, faithfulness, willingness to forgive, etc., which define God's very person - and it is this knowledge of God's person that we can confidently trust in and always run to for safety.
If you want to have the clearest picture of what God is like, then read through the gospels and gaze upon the man Christ Jesus. When you see the gentleness, love, kindness, humility, patience and goodness of Jesus in the gospels, you are seeing the most clear expression of God that can possibly be given. He is "the image of the invisible God" (Colossians 1:15) and in Him "all of the fullness of the Godhead dwells in bodily form" (Colossians 2:9).
This truth is at the core of Majestic and is the primary theme of what the film seeks to "preach." It is Jesus who explains why the name of the Lord is majestic in all the earth. It is by having revelation of Him and knowing Him that we can be energized by the Holy Spirit to love God and make proclamations of worship like David does in Psalm 8.