The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 1951 American science fiction film that tells the story of a humanoid alien visitor who comes to visit the Earth with a warning, accompanied by his powerful robot, "Gort".
Wikipedia explains the plot like this:
An extraterrestrial flying saucer lands on the Ellipse in President's Park in Washington, D.C.. When the spacecraft's commander, named simply Klaatu (Michael Rennie) emerges, he announces that he has come from outer space on a goodwill mission. Then, when Klaatu opens a small, suspicious-looking device, he is shot and wounded by a nervous soldier. In response, a large humanoid robot called Gort steps out of the ship and disintegrates all weapons present without harming the soldiers. Klaatu orders him to stop and remarks that the device he carried was a gift for the President. Klaatu is taken to an army hospital. The military attempts to enter Klaatu's ship, but finds it impregnable, while Gort stands motionless outside.
Klaatu meets the President's secretary, Harley (Frank Conroy), and reveals he has a message he wants the whole world to hear, to which Harley replies that the divided world leaders would not even be able to agree on a meeting place. When Klaatu suggests he live among ordinary people to get to know them better, Harley informs him that he is in protective custody.
Klaatu escapes to a boarding house, assuming the alias "Mr. Carpenter". Among the residents are Helen Benson (Patricia Neal), a widow whose husband was killed in World War II, and her son Bobby (Billy Gray). At breakfast the next morning, Klaatu listens to a paranoid radio commentator and to the boarders' speculations about his visit.
While Helen and her boyfriend, Tom Stephens (Hugh Marlowe), go on a day trip, Bobby takes Klaatu on a tour of the city, including a visit to his father's grave in Arlington National Cemetery, where Klaatu is dismayed to learn that most of those buried there were killed in wars.
The two then visit the Lincoln Memorial and the heavily guarded spaceship. Klaatu, impressed by the inscription of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, is hopeful that Earth may harbor people wise enough to understand his message. When he asks Bobby to name the greatest person living in the world, Bobby suggests a leading American scientist, Professor Jacob Barnhardt (Sam Jaffe), who lives nearby.
Bobby takes Klaatu to Barnhardt's home, but the professor is absent. Klaatu leaves his address with the housekeeper and writes a clue for the solution to an advanced mathematical problem on a blackboard as a means of establishing his credentials.
Later, government agents escort Klaatu to see Barnhardt. Klaatu introduces himself and warns the professor that the people of the other planets have become concerned for their own safety after human beings developed atomic power. Klaatu declares that, if his message is rejected, "Planet Earth will be eliminated." Barnhardt agrees to arrange a meeting of scientists at Klaatu's ship. Barnhardt then asks for a demonstration of his power. Klaatu returns to his spaceship the next evening to implement the demonstration, unaware that Bobby has followed him.
Bobby tells Helen and Tom what he has seen. At first, they do not believe him, but Tom finds a diamond on the floor of Klaatu's room. The following day, a jeweler tells him it is unlike any he has ever seen.
Klaatu finds Helen at her workplace. She leads him to an unoccupied elevator which stops suddenly. Klaatu admits he is responsible, tells Helen his true identity, and asks for her help. A montage sequence shows that Klaatu has neutralized electric power everywhere, with exceptions for human safety, making the world "stand still" for half an hour.
After the blackout ends, the manhunt for Klaatu intensifies and Tom tells the authorities of his suspicions. Helen and Klaatu take a taxi to Barnhardt's home; en route, Klaatu tells Helen that if anything should happen to him, she must go to Gort and say, "Klaatu barada nikto". When they are spotted, Klaatu is shot by military personnel.
Helen goes to the spaceship and approaches Gort, who awakens and kills two guards before Helen can give him Klaatu's message. Gort gently carries her into the spaceship, leaves and returns with Klaatu's corpse, and revives him.
Klaatu steps out of the spaceship and addresses the assembled scientists, explaining that humanity's penchant for violence and first steps into space have caused concern among other spacefaring worlds, who have created a race of robot enforcers including Gort to protect them against aggression. He warns that if the people of Earth threaten to extend their violence into space, then the robots will destroy Earth, adding that "The decision rests with you." He enters the spaceship and departs.
Waking up this clear cold mornning I decided to go for a walk. I had to stop by the market to get some change so I could wash some clothes, taking advantege of this day off work. As I walked to the store I noticed how quiet and calm the streets and the shopping centers were on this 'Working Day'. Everything was literally dead, with an exception of a few stores. I was reminded of this movie wherein the earth stands still in a sequence of pseudo divine events. Over this past week Ive watched people run around like crazy prepareing for this secular day that they esteem in this country/nation. (Not to depreciate our liberty here.) Its as though they are realy within a divine play or event to say. It seems as though theyve been preparing for an actuall 'Moedim' or 'Shabbat' established by Elyon Himself! I seen the fustration, and joy on the goyim faces as they went shopping for this event. (I work at a Deli I will not name, that caters, sells, sorry to say, foods for worldly events.) Now their day is here and 'The world stands still'. The joy of their 'rest' (Im not going to say or associate 'Sh-bb-t' with their days.) is here! Its strange that the goyim can go through all the troubles in preperations and find so much joy on this day with freinds and family but not find moreso in HaShem YHWH 'Moedim'! YHWH 'Moedim' are true plays of Divine interaction. Plays we are to reherse and teach to 'our children and childrens children'. Plays that come with more meaning and joy in there preperations. With more meaning and joy in the 'hope and expectation' they fortell and teach us about.
This pseudo experience the goyim have is not a new one. YirmeYaHU 7:18 states: "The children are gatheriing wood, the fathers are lighting the fire, and the women are kneading the dough, to make cakes for the soveirgness of the heavens, and to pour out drink offerings to other mighty ones, to provoke Me."
'Make cakes for the soveirgness of the heavens, and to pour out drink offerings to other mighty ones,..' makes the point that all this preperation and joy is absent of the Almighty!" What a family afair!
Humbly speaking, though the early Pilgrims did base customs from the Jewish Autumn Harvest Festival Sukkot around the 'Moedim' September-November when Sukkot takes place, this is not the name or times its observed today.
It is not called Sukkot. Nor is the time frame based on the Jewish Calender, 'YHWH Calender'. Furthermore, no doubt since partly influenced by 'European Harvest Festivals', we can find traditions alien and even linked to practices of the goyim.
Though good intentions the Scriiptures talk about mixing or changeing 'Set-Apart' Things/'Times' of HaShem YHWH'.
"Do not plant for yourself any tree as an Asherah near the slaughter-place of YHWH your Elohim that you make for yourself." Deb.16:21
"Guard yourself that you do not offer your ascending offerings in every place that you see, except in the place which YHWH chooses, in one of your tribes, there you are to offer your ascending offerings, and there you are to do all that I command you." Deb.12:13,14
"But now after you have known Elohim, or rather are known by Elohim, how do you turn again to the weak and poor elementary matters, to which to be enslaved again? You closely observe days and months and seasons and years." Gal.4:9,10
The reason why the goyim are so awed by their holy-days, and driink offerings is because it is not according to Elyon 'Set-Apart Moedim'. Therefore his 'Moedim', He Himself, is hidden from them! Thus their days esteemed above His!
His are no where to be found amongst them.
A simple question to ask is, if were going to follow the Puritains reasoning on this, 'How many 'Sukkot' is there'?
This we do know, when the Master King Mashiach YaHUshua comes to set up His Reign inYerushalayim we will not celibrate 'Thanksgiving for the settlement of this land'. We will rejoice and "come to Tsiyon with singing, with everlasting joy" keeping His 'moedim' saying our "Elohim Reigns". For we confess that we are aliens and strangers on the earth. "For those who speak this way make it clear that they seek a fatherland...... Now we "long for a better place, a heavenly".
Let us be carefull of these matters and not fall into the same trap as the goyim, "for the goyim are awed by them".
"YaHUshua answered, 'My Reign is not of this world....
But now My Reign is not from here'."
Love you all.Shalom,Yoseph (Jose)