This story was originally published by the WND News Center.
When people think of Hollywood superstar Bruce Willis, they often remember his most famous film role, as he plays tough cop John McClane in the 1998 blockbuster "Die Hard."
But millions of people may not realize both Willis and the film itself are projecting the main storyline of the Bible.
That is according to a popular author who revealed some of the connections on "The Edge Broadcast," a weekly online talk show.
"You're hearing the message of God 24 hours a day no matter what you're doing," explained Joe Kovacs, author of the best-selling book, "Reaching God Speed: Unlocking the Secret Broadcast Revealing the Mystery of Everything."
"This is really an exercise in getting people to hear what God's saying at all times, not just in the Bible."
Host Daniel Ott mentioned the movie "Die Hard" at the start of the program, and sought to know how it's voicing what the Bible is broadcasting.
Kovacs began by indicating, "Everything is a parable," in addition to actual historical events.
"Jesus spoke only in parables the Bible says (Matthew 13:34), but also [so is] everything in life that you wouldn't think has anything to do with God.
"When you go to the movies or you turn on your radio and you hear a pop song on there, it's actually the voice of God embedding His message into that song or that movie or that commercial."
The author then summarized the plot of the action film, saying: "It is a story about a tough but kindhearted lawman who comes from another place off of a plane, coming from New York to Los Angeles.
"He gets involved in a hostage situation, and there's a lot of blood spilled in this hostage situation.
"And in the end, the evildoer gets put to death while he reunites with his estranged wife. Everyone can agree that's the plot of the movie. So how is this the message of God in there?"
"Well, who is, in reality, the tough but kindhearted Lawman (Matthew 19:17) who comes to us from another dimension – heaven – and He is freeing prisoners from a hostage situation?
"God is marrying [believing] humanity. We're called the bride in the Bible. Read the Book of Revelation (21:9) in case you've never seen that. It says the Lamb is marrying the bride. The bride are human beings that He's created and He's becoming one with them.
"So the story of 'Die Hard,' Kovacs continued. "It's basically the whole story of the Bible."
"One famous quote that Bruce Willis says ... to one of the terrorists in the movie, he says 'Come on. You wanna stay alive? You stay with me.'
"So that's the message of God. If you want to stay alive, as in 'LIVE FOREVER' (John 6:51), you stay with Jesus." (Watch that profound movie clip here:)
"Wow! That is so interesting," Ott said. "Could I see in that his estranged wife, could that possibly be the church that has left its first love?"
"That's exactly what it is," Kovacs responded. "Because we human beings are the people, the called-out ones are the church and we have strayed from God, and throughout the Book of Revelation He's talking to His own churches ... and He says you have lost your first love. Get back to Me. You do some things correctly but you do some things incorrectly. We have to be a faithful, pure bride and purge ourselves of all the nastiness and wickedness that can creep in even into the Christian church. ...
"This is an endorsement of God's message being broadcast on every single frequency so that we have no excuse to say I've never heard the message of God. We're always hearing it. (Romans 1:20)
"Wow! I never looked at it that way," Ott said.
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