I received an invitation to pre-screen, “War Room” in May. I intended on writing a review immediately following the screening but something always seemed to come up that kept me from doing so. Even now, I am not so much writing a review as I am a recommendation.
In May, when I first screened, “War Room” I was inspired. In fact, I cannot remember a Christian movie that has inspired me more. Yet when I saw this in May I did not know what was ahead.
I did not know that in June the Supreme Court would vote to legalize gay marriage all through our land. I did not know that the White House on that very same day would be lit up with the colors of the rainbow.
I did not know that The Center For Medical Progress was about to blow the lid off of Planned Parenthood, featuring not just their murderous acts, but how they profit greatly from their evil.
I did not know how far our government (one that is supposedly of the people, by the people and for the people) would go to protect these butchers.
I did not know that yet another theater was about to be shot up in Lafayette, LA.
I did not know that naked girls would be parading up and down Times Square in NYC and no one would do anything about it.
The list goes on but the reality is that the more time ticks, the greater the need for intense intercessory prayer for our nation. While “War Room” does not deal specifically with this issue, what it does do is demonstrate how methodical prayer can change things. Whether it is a life, a family or a nation, prayer is powerful and effective. Yet most Americans seem to have lost either their zeal for it or their faith in just how effective it is.
This is where “War Room” is more than just a movie. While it is entertaining and captivating it is more than just a movie. It serves to provide the broad strokes of what intercessory prayer looks like and how effective it can be. In my estimation there is no better time for this message to be going forth!
With that I will leave this as less than a typical Fisher of Men Productions review and something more like a plea to get out, bring your family, your friends and those from your church congregation to see “War Room” in your local theater.
You will not be disappointed that you did!
~ Mitch Salmon