As long as I can remember, I’ve known how to observe the spirit move. When I was 8 I felt the presence move in and out, like a gentle wind, among my friends. I cried and cried. And no one explained what it was. When I was alone, I could pray, and I’d feel this comfort flood inside. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I completely understood what was happening. Lately, I’ve been on a journey of sorts. To discover who my Father is and how the spirit moves. It’s been interesting. And this movie has challenged everything I knew and thought.
Within the first 12 minutes I said, "That’s not in the Bible" at least 4 times. I was just ready to quit. Because seriously, it was over-the-top to me. Once I got past the adventure in Salt Lake City I was intrigued. Then the spirit showed up. I’ve seen this before. Too many coincidences to be nothing but the Holy Spirit intervening. And me…I started crying, getting the Holy Ghost goose bumps. Ever since I woke up to the spirit world it’s been like this. I can feel things, see things, hear things, smell things and taste things I’ve never seen before. But, I’ve NEVER seen anything like this movie.
When Brian Welch from Korn started talking … I stopped. What the heck is this? That’s honestly what I said. I watched, in disbelief, how the spirit moved through three of the least likely to be Christian men. The healings … the miracles … the praying for others … that did not cause me problems — the movie did. When you go from Korn to Michael W. Smith in two frames … your brain is bound to explode. But that’s what this movie is about. To challenge what we believe.
The theme of this documentary is definitely risk and living on the edge. Whether praying for concert goers or singing praise on the steps of a Hindu temple, the spirit leads the team to take risks. As Banning Liebscher comments in the movie, "Nobody ever changed the world playing it safe."
The production of this movie is definitely not Hollywood-level. There were times where I was wondering what the camera guy was doing. But it works. This movie is about showing that God is real, he’s here and he wants to be in a relationship with his children. Even on the edge. It was never intended to be a box office smash hit. (Although that would be really awesome!)
The ending was really worth watching and summed up the documentary.
Meredith Andrews – We have barely begun to scratch the surface to who God really is … we’re good at putting God in our boxes … what if we, collectively as the church, said, ok God. No more boxes. No more limits. No more we have to control everything. We just gave God total control. Ya, it’s scary. But I think that’s the way we were meant to live.
That’s what life is about. Taking risks. Getting outside the box. Letting God have control. He’s not interested in religion … he’s interested in a relationship.
Do I recommend: Yes. If you want to be challenged. If you cannot see outside your theological, ideological temples, this will probably frustrate you. But I challenge you to be challenged. To just maybe, for 2 hours, realize that you don’t know God at all. I know that’s what this movie has done for me. To seek. To find. To ask. To stand still and be amazed.
About the film:
Can the Holy Spirit Direct a Movie?
In this fast-paced documentary from the director of the popular films Finger of God, Furious Love, and Father of Lights, Darren Wilson sets out to make a movie that is completely led by the Holy Spirit. No plan, no script, no safety net — just go wherever he feels the Spirit leading him to try and discover the adventure God has for him. Whether it’s the riches of Monte Carlo, a heavy metal concert, or the oldest city in world, the result is a film that not only challenges and excites, but also reveals a God who is far more alive and active than you ever imagined.
The movie features big names such as Lenny Kravitz, Brain “Head” Welch, Bill Johnson, Michael W. Smith, Todd White, Meredith Andrews, DeVon Franklin, William P. Young, Phil Vischer, and many more!
Check out the official website here: http://holyghost.wpfilm.com
On September 6th, Wanderlust Productions will host the FREE worldwide premiere of the film at this site —> HolyGhostMovie.com