Do you have a war room?
Earlier this year, I got wind of a Christian film by the name ‘War Room.’I was just as curious to watch the drama film because of its title and also, with that title, it was a Christian film.
I downloaded the film and watched it….
This is a summary of the film and the message.
War Room is a 2015 American Christian drama film directed by Alex Kendrick and co-written and produced by Stephen Kendrick.
The plot was about a family:
Tony-a pharmaceutical sales person (husband)
Elizabeth-a realtor (wife)
The couple has a successful career but a strained marriage. Tony was not always there for their daughter. He verbally abuses his wife and daughter, even nursed the thought of cheating on his wife. The only thing they did together as a couple was a fight.
Then Elizabeth met Clara, an old widow. Being a realtor who wanted to help Clara sell her house, Elizabeth got along with Clara and there, Clara sensed the stress in Elizabeth’s marriage. She told Elizabeth to fight for her marriage and not give up.
During a tour of Clara’s house, Clara showed Elizabeth a special closet she has dedicated to praying and calls it her ‘War Room’ and as she has put it, ”in order to stand up and fight the enemy, you need to get on your knees and pray.” The War Room had scriptural notes and prayer points taped to the wall.
Elizabeth, after giving it a careful thought, got her own war room.
“She cleared her closet. She gave up her vanities just to have her marriage back.”
Later on, Tony got fired for stealing drug samples. It was a hit to the bottom for him, he then dedicated his life to God. Tony having drawn close to God decided to return some stolen samples still with him. This has every likelihood to put him away in prison. Tony’s former boss was moved by his admittance to wrongdoing and decided not to press charges. Tony started showing interest in his daughter’s activities and offered to participate with her and her friends in an upcoming double Dutch competition at the local community center.
Their team took second place in the competition which paved the way for the restoration of father and daughter relationship.
Elizabeth finally got Miss Clara’s house sold out to a retired pastor while Tony was offered a job as the director of the community center.
- War is a part of humanity in every age: fight for power, freedom, love, marriage. There’s always something to fight for.
- Many battles we engage in today, especially emotional; very few of us know how to fight the right way or understand who we should really fight against.
- To win any battle, you’ve got to have the right strategy and resource because victories don’t come back accidentally.
- The spiritual controls the physical. Lashing out, complaining, whining, tweeting never solves war or mess. Seek God for the right strategy.
- Anyone who goes into the war room comes out victorious.
- It’s your duty to pray and it’s God’s duty to fix the war.
- Prayer is the best weapon to fight. Get a prayer life or fuel up the one you already have.
- Most importantly, hand over your life and all that is yours to God. You need a relationship with God to have a ‘War Room.’
My Thoughts on War Room
I simply loved the way war room addressed some issues faced in marriage and the efficacy of prayers. People will get it right through prayers.
When Clara found her voice and place, she reminded the enemy about the change in management. She took charge. It was a wake-up call to stand and fight; enough of the enemy toying with her marriage and sanity. She confessed and gave voice to situations and by so doing, she gave life to her faith which in turn manifested her confession.
The War Room is all about raising up more that will call and seek the face of God. An army of believers who are not ashamed of the gospel, who hate to be lukewarm.
It’s about raising up a generation that will not compromise under pressure. Raising up warriors who will take their stand, who will seek and worship God.
There you are…..The film is packed with loads of messages which I know you will find out too when you watch it.
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