Yesterday someone asked me what it felt like to work so hard on something for two years, then see it be even more popular, and have more impact than we dreamed it would. It’s funny, because even while we were filming Furious Love, we knew we were on to something pretty special. Then when I started putting it together in my studio, and found myself in tears nearly everyday because I was being so moved by stuff I had already seen, I knew the film was going to be pretty good. I knew people would like Furious Love, and that it would probably be accepted by more people than Finger of God was, but I was wholly unprepared for the response we are currently getting.
In three days we have passed 100,000 tickets sent out. Churches are still surging to sign up as the word spreads, and churches who have already had showings are scrambling to add more because of the overwhelming response they are getting. By all intensive purposes, Furious Love is shaping up to be a monster. And while that is very, very cool and personally gratifying, it’s nothing compared to this…
Testimony #1: At a premiere in Aurora, Illinois, over 1000 people show up. We find out just before showtime that witches are in the audience. After the showing, people are streaming down the aisles to receive Jesus or get prayer, and one man approaches Robby Dawkins (the big scary bald guy at the end of the film) and informs him that he’s a witch. He then says, “I have to have this power in my life, mine is so inferior.” Robby prays with the man, and someone who had originally come to curse the film leaves with a brand new relationship with the King of Kings.
Testimony #2: At another showing, a church is so rocked and convicted to love their fallen world, that they corporately, after the film, begin to pray and intercede for the strip club that is just down the street from them. Their prayers are born out of love and compassion, not judgment. The next day, a woman who works at the strip club calls the church, out of the blue, and asks for their help in getting her out of the club and the sex industry.
How do I feel to see my two years of sacrifice and hard work being received with such fervor and excitement all across the globe? Feels great. How do I feel about those two testimonies, and the countless others we’re receiving everyday? Words cannot describe.
Please, send us your testimonies as they happen. Or comment on this post and share them with the world. But above all, love extravagantly. Love without agenda. Love as you are loved.
Then watch the world change around you.