The War Room: How You Can Help Spread the Message of God’s Power

If you haven’t seen it, run to the theaters to watch The War Room, the NUMBER #1 movie in the nation! Defying all odds, the Kendrick brothers prayed fervently that God would do the unthinkable with this movie and this past weekend, He answered that prayer.

But more importantly is the message. You will be inspired and encouraged, and I think lives are being changed all over the nation because of the powerful message of prayer and the power of God to transform.

Supporting the movie while it’s still in theaters is especially important because of the message it sends to film makers in Hollywood. And also, what a practical way we can be a part of real-life dominion as we support two brothers using their gifts to glorify the Lord.

They would say it’s just their fish and loaves and God gave the increase. We all have fish and loaves. What a blessing to serve a God who can multiply them.

What do filmmakers do when their movie becomes #1? When it’s the Kendrick Brothers, they thank God and they thank you! Take a look …Watch this update: War Room Celebrates … God!

Posted by War Room on Wednesday, September 9, 2015




9 Responses to “The War Room: How You Can Help Spread the Message of God’s Power”

  1. Mrs BG says:

    Hi,Kelly! I love, love, love your posts! They are such an encouragement in striving to be a Godly wife and mom to nine kiddos. I, like you, get so excited about “clean” and God honoring films that make the theaters. While no movie or book written by man will be perfect, I wondered what your thoughts were on Justin Peters critique of the movie and his concerns. He brought up many critical issues that caused me pause in seeing this movie. Thanks again for your faithfulness in encouraging women to live to the glory of God. Blessings to you and yours!

    • Thank you BG, for sending that link. The author makes some valid points for the careful observer, though I don’t think the movie was aimed at careful scholars and high theological critics. Maybe that makes a difference, but maybe it doesn’t.

      Either way, there are a few things I’ll say about some of the critiques:

      He wrote: “even though the proper biblical terms were used, often these terms were not explained. The term “repent,” for example, was used but never fleshed out. The lingo was there to be sure, but without a biblical understanding of these terms they are just that, lingo.”

      “Work at home” is a command given to Christians and to be taught by older, Christian women. Elizabeth was identified in the movie, at BEST, as a “lukewarm” Christian, and we’re not even sure she’s a believer at all. We didn’t expect her to be fulfilling the duties of a godly wife and mother at the point where she was. The case might be made that after her transformation/regeneration through prayer, she could quit her job, etc., but the movie showed a sliver of time and its intent wasn’t to address the whole spectrum of godly living, but simply to show how a family struggling could be changed by God’s power. Who knows what changes awaited them. People who are transformed are usually transformed over time. It would have actually been unrealistic to watch her morph from “lukewarm/unbeliever” to a stay-at-home mom in a matter of an hour and half.

      He makes some valid points mentioning that Tony “can’t pray”, though his wife asked him to. But I’m not sure this is a “theological trainwreck” as he went on to say the Kendrick brothers were likely just trying to portray what a realistic response would be. Elizabeth desperately wants her husband to lead. So she asks him to pray over dinner. I’m sure many a Christian wife has tried to push their unbelieving husbands in this direction, right or wrong.

      I don’t know if I agree with the author’s view that Tony was never regenerate (as evidenced by Elizabeth’s prayer to “turn his heart back to you.”) I do agree that a Christian exhibits fruit of a Christian, and that if a person if living in sin, there is great cause to question his salvation. However, I know people, personally, who are Christians, but who have lived in habitual sin for more than a year before coming to repentance. I don’t believe they weren’t regenerate. So in my opinion, he makes a leap of assumption.

      I also disagree, somewhat that no one showed “godly repentance.” Unless my memory fails me, Tony cried out to God, “Lord, forgive me.” Something you and I would do without necessarily articulating all the proper doctrinal verbiage.

      That’s the first time I’ve heard of Christians not being correct in rebuking Satan. I’ve always assumed that having been given the instruction to imitate Christ, we are allowed to follow His example of rebuking Satan.

      Certainly the author makes some worthy points. It’s true, the movie doesn’t nail every doctrinal point the way maybe it could have. But considering the general message of the movie was likely intended for unbelievers, I think it was overtly careful to give a clear picture of the Gospel (even going to great lengths to discuss the dangers of lukewarm Christianity). I think most believers will agree with the heart and message of the movie and I personally don’t feel like it will lead anyone astray because of some missing doctrinal dotting of i’s.

      Just my opinion. 😉

    • Mrs. BG–I was thinking about another point the author made that I don’t entirely agree with. He said the movie made it seem like unless one had a war room, a special place to pray, God didn’t hear. Like the war room was “magical.” I saw something entirely different. I believe the message was that we underestimate the power of prayer and so we aren’t deliberate to call upon God. The war room, taken from the idea of a “praying in your closet” was simply a place that helped the characters in the movie be more deliberate, and also a place to record prayers/answers and see God’s hand. When Elizabeth cleans out her closet, it’s not that she can’t pray unless her closet is just right, it’s that she was being distracted and she didn’t want anything to distract from her life of prayer. I can’t find anything not biblical about that.

  2. I LOVED this movie!I cried most of the movie; just praising the Lord that a movie like this was in the theater!!! Everyone should go see it.

  3. Magret says:

    I’m not english/american – please excuse my ‘dictionary’english, but I feel I have to say this:

    According to the actor who plays the young woman, we must, through prayer, ‘open the floodgates for God to come down and be involved in our everyday circumstances’ (the )

    And the preacher, Dr Tony Evans said: “We will see an explosion of the presence of God as a result of the prayers of His people.”

    Is this the message of the film? If we do not ‘open the floodgates’ He cannot ‘come down’? If His people doesn’t put enough prayer-pressure on Him, there will not be (‘an explosion of’) the presence of God?

    Are God servant to our prayers? When we pray, He must listen; when we shout our prayers at Him, He has no other option but to obey?

    Certainly this is not the Almigthy God we believe in?
    Someone once said: If God is not God, God is not God at all’…

    Certainly, we must pray. We must pray because He demands it (in order to show our gratefullness and to realise how dependant we are of His goodwill every moment, and NOT because we demand His presence and His involvement in our lives.

    He is Almigthy. He is omnipresent.

    • Magret,

      I agree with you that God is most certainly NOT a servant to our prayers. I didn’t feel, however, that the movie communicated that message. The message I think that comes across in the movie is this: “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” It was the message that lukewarm Christianity is no Christianity at all. That if God’s people are sincere, pure-hearted, deliberate and fervent in their petitioning (when their lives are characterized by true repentance), God will hear their prayers. And I believe that’s what the Bible teaches too.

  4. Trisha says:

    LOVED this movie ! I have never cried more in ANY movie !
    I came away feeling almost “cleansed” by the experience of crying over what God does in answer to our prayers.
    How only He can change lives so dramatically. I also learned much about the prayer life that God desires to have with us and what power it can have.
    Our “War Room” does not have to be a closet, not does it have to be the same place each time.
    But think about how easy it is to get distracted by the things in our environments around us, let alone our thoughts!
    There is something to be said about going to a familiar place where we have trained our hearts and minds to stay focused and to listen.Petitioning AND listening.
    I appreciated that there was a focus on praying using Scripture.
    Gods LOVES His words spoken back to Him!
    Also, the teaching on mentoring others, we are to share what we have learned and not keep those lessons to ourselves alone.
    I have no criticism for this movie, we all live our lives differently and we all have to answer to God for the choices we make.
    God is calling ALL, that NONE should perish!!
    This was a powerful movie and I highly recommend it to all.

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