The Adjustment Bureau Movie (Explained)
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The Basic Plot- The Adjustment Bureau
In this movie, aspiring politician David Norris meets a beautiful woman. The woman’s down-to-earth attitude inspires him and revives his just-lost campaign to make him the favorite for the next election year.
However, the agent from the Adjustment Bureau who is supposed to delay him on a critical morning falls asleep sitting on a park bench. His job, had he been awake, was to cause coffee to spill on Norris’ shirt. When Mitchell fails, a double-whammy results. First, because he was not delayed, Mitchell arrives on time to his office. There, he interrupts the Bureau’s agents altering the decision mechanism in a leading partner’s mind. This will influence the partner to change his negative position and recommend investing in new solar technology. This technology is important to the world development plans of the Adjustment Bureau. Second, Norris “by chance” meets Elise on the bus.
Norris was never supposed to see Elise again. The agents do not want David and Elise to be together. They cannot explain why. However, it is important to them to block this relationship.
One of these men, the only black-skinned member of their lot, decides to help Norris. A meeting is arranged aboard a ferry boat. Here, Mitchell (note the last four letters of his name) explains who they are. Norris asks, “Are you angels?” Mitchell responds cryptically, “Some call us that.” Further, Mitchell says all members of the Bureau are exceedingly long lived. He also says that water blocks the powers of the Bureau members to know what is happening. Both these data points are teachings that sorcerers and New Age witches use to define demons. Carlos Castaneda was an anthropologist who studied with a Mexican Nagual, a “man of knowledge”, also called a sorcerer. In Spanish, these men were called brujos. They referred to demons as being very long lived. They did not use the word “immortal”, as a Christian would use in reference to angels and to fallen angels as well.
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Who are the Bureau Agents, Really?
On the ferry, Mitchell also tells Norris that the Bureau is run by “the Chairman.” Norris asks who the chairman is. To this, Mitchell says, “You have many names for him.” Evading the mention of his name is a trait attributed to the devil in European folklore. The God of Abraham, contrarily, has many titles, but just one name: Jehovah. A popular New Age teaching, which says there is one god, with many names, actually refers to Satan, not to Jehovah. The Chairman, in this movie, is a name for Satan. Mitchell and the others are demons, not angels.
The second major conversation between Norris and one of the agents supports this point. Thompson, a higher level demon, talks to Norris tempting him with power, success, fame and authority. At the same time, Thompson leads him away from Elise, away from love. This is a tool of devils. They offer riches, but do not want any person, anywhere, to have love, peace, freedom, hope, or faith. In this conversation, as we later learn in the second major conversation with Mitchell, Thompson lies to Norris. Angels do not lie.
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Philip K. Dick wrote "Adjustment Team," the basis for The Adjustment Bureau movie. He wrote many books on the same theme: Is life what we think it is?
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Further Discussion & Plots Revealed
In a second meeting, Mitchell tells Norris “that was us” in reference to the deaths of his father and brother when he was young. Mitchell says the Bureau wants Norris to be “empty inside” and that this will drive him to succeed. Of course, devils want the space in the heart of men reserved for the Holy Spirit to remain empty. Additionally, assassination is not a tool of the Kingdom of God.
To enter the realm of the Bureau, one must “turn to the left.” The left hand path is the term New Agers and Buddhists use to refer to the path of evil and darkness. A person must wear one of the special hats Bureau men wear (Cuban style fedoras), and turn the knob to the left in order to enter the realm of administration offices of the Adjustment Bureau. Those seeking God are told to walk the straight path, turning neither to the left or to the right. Men are told to keep their heads uncovered to meet with God (1 Cor 11:7).
At the end of the movie, David and Elise are trapped by Bureau agents on a rooftop. All the exits are blocked. Further, they previously ran out one of the doors, down the stairs, and back onto the same roof top in a kind of Escher reality. There is no escape for them. With no escape, each professes love for the other and they kiss passionately. Elise opens her eyes and sees the Bureau men are gone. This is further evidence that the Bureau are agents of darkness. They have been defeated by love.
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Bureau Agents Share Traits with Demons
Another, more subtle, message comes to you in this movie: These largely unseen men serve to help you. Thompson, who we already know lied, told Norris that the Dark Ages happened because the Bureau adopted a “hands off” approach. Is that another prevarication? Likewise, World War I and World War II resulted from the free will and self-governance of men, Thompson declares. Is that true, or is it the Father of Lies at work?
Another popular cover story of devils is to say they are “aliens” from another planet. A few decades ago, they hailed from Mars and Venus. Today, we can see Mars and Venus. Instead, they now come from distant galaxies like Orion and the Pleiades. A shifting story like this betrays a lie. One of the burdens of liars is maintenance of a story. The Bureau agents share a trait with demons: a shifting story belies a con.
The story Thompson tells of the demons helping mankind is one many New Agers fully believe today. They believe that a war with a group of “bad aliens”, like Thompson, is coming. They also believe that a group of “good aliens” like Mitchell, will aid earthlings to victory. Another movie playing at the theater concurrent with this flick is I am Number Four. The movie I am Number Four also depicts the notion of “bad aliens” being overcome by “good aliens.” This story of bad aliens and good aliens is incorporated into many children’s cartoons and children’s movies. Likewise, you will see the notion of time-space doorways in these movies. The other idea prevalent in these bad alien-good alien movies is that the good aliens remain and set up a New World Order. In other words, movies are being used to format your thought so that you will be much more likely, almost guaranteed, to interpret planned events the way darkness wants you to- believing demons are angels!
At one point, the Bureau agents discuss the real reason David and Elise continually run into each other by "chance." This is because, in the original story, and in many versions thereafter, they say, David and Elise were supposed to be together. However, in the version written by the Chairman (Satan), these two were not supposed to be together. Who wrote the original plan? God did. God has a plan for my life, your life, and the life of everyone else, too. The devil has a different plan. God gave us free will. If we choose wisely, we choose God's plan- and find love as David and Elise did. Devils (Bureau agents) will attempt to ruin that plan. They will offer you a trade: success in exchange for love. The devils killed David Norris' father and brother before the movie begins. In the movie, they crash a car to block David from pursuing Elise. That is really how it happens. If you don't know how to pray, how to bind and break the works of the enemy, you need to learn. Look in the last section of this article for resources.
This movie is more than entertainment designed to detain you while corrupt thoughts enter in. It is a tool used to format your thinking.
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