There was a movie back in the 80’s about a young girl who lived in the ocean who was fascinated with life above the water. This young girl also took a specific interest in a young man who was a prince. Now there was a seagull giving this young girl information that was incorrect about the life above the sea. See, the young girl is like most of us today, dissatisfied with what we have, and hoping for greener grass on the other side of the fence, and we will listen to others that will lure us in the wrong direction. Her father instructed her concerning the dangers of people who live above the water, and she was to have no contact with the land dwellers. This young girl can be a representation of us because we receive warning after warning concerning the dangers of dealing with people who do not share the same beliefs as we do, and yet we continue to go pass the barrier of safety and go after what we are not to have. 2 Corinthians 6:14
Now I will skip along to the main part I am desiring to focus on…yielding. Romans 6:16 says, “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?” This young lady was so focused on being with the young prince until she yielded herself to the sea witch that was banned by the king of the sea. The sea witch made a deal with the young girl, to turn her into a human for three days in exchange for her voice. In order for her to stay a human she must receive “true love’s kiss.”
What the girl did not know, just like some of us, the sea witch would use the gift against her. The young prince fell in love with the young girls voice because she saved him from drowning and sang to him before he came to himself. The sea witch knew this and saw this as another opportunity to enslave others that were in the kingdom, and to take a jab at the king. What we fail to see is each time we yield ourselves over to the devil, we become his servant. The young girl was the sea witch’s servant because she gave up her gift in order to have something she was banned from. The devil has been banned to the chains of hell by the KING of Kings, and yet we still yield ourselves to satan’s devices.
The gift (the young girl’s voice) is what caused the young man to fall in love. It wasn’t the girl that he loved because he had never saw her, but it was the gift of her voice. The devil is coming after the gift that God has placed in each and every one of us. The gifts are without repentance, but when we yield ourselves over to the devil, we give him permission to use our gifts against us. The sea witch used the young girl’s gift against her because she surrendered it over to the sea witch in order to be a human for three days, and the sea witch used the young girl’s voice to hypnotize the young man into loving her instead of the young girl.
The deal falls through and the young girl does not get the kiss she so longed for. The king goes and vows for his daughter, but the sea witch reminds the king the deal is solid between her and his daughter. The king chooses to give up his authority in order to save his daughter. Doesn’t this sound familiar? God gave His Son to take our place even though we made a deal with the devil through the sin of Adam.
With the sea witch thinking she has full control over the kingdom, and using the kings power, she attempts to triumph over everyone, but it was short lived, and she was destroyed. The king receives his authority back, and all of those that were once enslaved by the sea witch are now free. Jesus has destroyed the workings of satan from all of our lives, and HE has set all of us free from the bondage of sin and death.
Our Heavenly Father loves each of us in a very special way. The chastisement that we receive is for our benefit, and never for our hurt. When the young girl was chastised earlier in the movie, she was offended and hurt behind it, and it caused her to make a deal that was destined to ruin her life forever. We must be careful to handle correction properly because it is in that time of correction that our character is tested.
I know I talked more about the movie than scripture, but Jesus talked In parables to give people a meaning to spiritual things. This movie was used because so many of us have yielded ourselves over to the workings of darkness for a temporary relief from some sort of offense we have suffered, or because of a particular lust we wanted fulfilled. My brothers and my sisters, please be careful with the gift the Lord has blessed you with, and always strive to yield and submit yourself to the Lord, so HE can exalt you in due season.