Tomb Raider (2013) and the Bible Part 4: Another Spirit

Tomb Raider 2013 Intro

*Note: images below come from YouTube.

*interconnected verses and quotations will be highlighted in the same color.

In Part 1: Himiko, we examined the god of the Solarii Brotherhood. In Part 2: Father Mathias, we looked at the beliefs of Father Mathias, and the founding of the Solarii. In Part 3: The Solarii, we did an in-depth examination of the Solarii themselves. In Part 4, we will see how all of the previous articles are bound with Another Spirit.

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When Lara enters the tomb of the Sun Queen Himiko, she finds a picture of her seemingly pouring water into the vessel of a priestess.

Water-Spirit flowing painting from YouTube

Naturally, Lara wonders what this means:

Why-Tomb Raider from YouTube

Pouring water?

Why 2-Tomb Raider from YouTube

But why?

Suddenly, the truth dawns upon her.

transferring water-power from YouTube

Wait…It’s not pouring water, it’s transferring power.

We get to see this transference of water/power in real-time at the end of the game.

Water-Soul transfer from YouTubeMathias says two very interesting things here:

Rise, great Queen. Fill this vessel [Sam] with your spirit!

With the rain, may your soul seep in, filling the vessel.

All this seemingly fragmented information comes together in a very shocking way when examined by the Bible.

Mathias said that “With the rain, may your soul seep in, filling the vessel.” and told Himiko to “Fill this vessel [Sam] with your spirit!

Not only is the Holy Spirit compared to water in the Bible, but it is poured into and fills our vessels as well. Just look:

And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit [notice that the woman whose vessel was being poured into in the photo was a priestess]; and they shall prophesy:” (Acts 2:17-18)

Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest.” (Isaiah 32:15)

But we have this treasure [the Spirit] in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.” (2 Corinthians 4:7)

Lara realized that the water (spirit) being poured was a transference of power:

And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you [the Holy Spirit]: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.” (Luke 24:49)

The game itself proves that the power/spirit transfer is in the form of water, with it’s own graphics.

Notice that the particle effects used for a spirit and water are one and the same.

Notice that the particle effects used for a spirit and water are one and the same.

Notice that the particle effects used for a spirit and water are one and the same.

Notice that the particle effects used for a spirit and water are one and the same.

Notice that the particle effects used for a spirit and water are one and the same.

Notice that the particle effects used for a spirit and water are one and the same.

Notice that the particle effects used for a spirit and water are one and the same.

Notice that the particle effects used for a spirit and water are one and the same.

Lastly, you’ll notice in the pictures above and below, that what looked like a river of this water was flowing into Sam’s stomach from Himiko:

Tomb Raider living water out of stomach from YouTube

In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)” (John 7:37-39)

In 2 Corinthians 11:4 Paul warns us of three threats:

For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, [1] whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, [2] which ye have not received, or another gospel, [3] which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

In the first article for this game, we saw another Jesus in the form of Himiko. In the second and third article, we saw another gospel in the way of salvation preached by Father Mathias. And in this article, we see another spirit in the form of Himiko’s soul.

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*Look out for Tomb Raider and the Bible Part 5: Non-Believer next week!

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About Nelson

Writer, amateur #gamedev, and Founder o' Video Games and the Bible. My interviews bring the boys to the yard. Featured from Kotaku to Rock Paper Shotgun. Dropsy.
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