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The Earth Is Shaking

 I have been hesitant to write this post, but through the urgings of my wife and a few close friends (who are usually right about such things) I am going forward with this.  I am not a man who jumps on every word I receive, but when something gets three, four, five different, unrelated confirmations, I tend to sit up and take notice.  So here it is.  I submit this to you for your prayer and consideration.

At 4 am on Wednesday morning, February 10, Chicago had an earthquake.  My wife and I were awakened by it, and our whole house shook.  It happened at exactly 4 am, and also happened to be 4 days before the release of Furious Love.  Not only is this a pretty rare occurrence for Chicago, the epicenter of the earthquake just happened to be a mile from my house.

Later that morning, I began to receive emails and phone calls from people I trust, people who have proven themselves to me, over and over, as accurate hearers of the Lord.  They were all telling me the same thing: this was no ordinary earthquake.  This was a prophetic sign from the Lord that a great shaking of His church, of the world, is coming.  

I have a group of people I refer to as my "ring of fire".  These are people to whom I submit myself–they are my spiritual brothers, fathers, and mothers.  They are spread around the world, and are some of the most extraordinary, humble, God-fearing people I have ever met.  They also care about me in a very deep way, and don’t give a rip about how I can advance them or their ministries.  They just want to stand beside me and lift me up in prayer.  I mention them, because they began to contact me as well, and they were all telling me the same thing: that God had been waking them up at 4 am for weeks!  They had never understood why…until now.  

Robbie Dawkins, who is in Furious Love, called me and told me that God woke him up just before 4 am that morning and said, "I want to tell you something."  10 minutes later, his house was shook to its foundation by the earthquake.  The Lord then spoke to him and said, "The earth groans for the sons of God to reveal themselves." 

Now, do I think that the imminent release of a movie caused this earthquake?  I’m not ready to go there yet, but the sheer amount of words I’ve been receiving are certainly giving me pause.  God is getting ready to do something extraordinary, and if this little donkey can be of some assistant to Him, then it is the greatest blessing of my life to play even a small part.  

Later in the day, I received a copy of a prophetic word spoken by Kim Clement back in 2008, when he prophesied that there would be an earthquake in Chicago, and that God would be bringing forth righteous media.  Hmm…

What does all this mean?  I have no idea.  I am a little nonplussed, intimidated, and humbled at the moment.  Part of me wants to just bury my head and let this firestorm pass, while another part of me doesn’t want to miss a thing.  I started this process just wanting to make a really good movie about God’s love.  As I continuously learn, though, God’s plans for us are always bigger than we could ever imagine.  

Please join with me in prayer for God’s love to truly shake the very foundation of unbelief and passivity.  Pray that He use this film, and the tens of thousands who are about to see it, to storm the gates of hell and reclaim that which was lost.  Pray for the revolution of love to begin.


  • Jodi

    Let all the earth tremble before him. The world stands firm and cannot be shaken. 31 Let the heavens be glad, and the earth rejoice! Tell all the nations, “The Lord reigns!” 32 Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise! Let the fields and their crops burst out with joy! 33 Let the trees of the forest rustle with praise, for the Lord is coming to judge the earth. 34 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.

  • Mary

    Yes Lord invade us with your love ... that flows like a river... help us Lord to get past our self and reach the lost and broken for the Kingdome of Heaven on earth as it is in Heaven. we Love you Lord xoxox

  • David Metz

    My family and I are going to Augusta, GA to see it, I can't wait!!! I knew there was something to the Chicago earthquake, here is a quote from Albert Einstein I think you'll like. "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science." - Albert Einstein

  • David McLain

    We're feeling the same thing here in the Pacific Northwest, except that God's using the metaphor of a large wave instead of an earthquake. We're sensing we are on the leading edge of something God is releasing into the land. Those who are well prepared and watching will catch this next wave. Those who are not will have to grab their surf boards, run to the beach, paddle out into the surf and hope to catch one of the other waves that will follow the first wave. Many of us are awake at 4AM. BTW: Thanks for your movies. Many of us saw the pre-release and ordered copies to share.

  • Deidree

    We believe that God is sending a revival and He wants to use all the 11th hour workers He can! Praise God, we're praying here at strong tower ministries in Canada! We have put your request to pray on our prayer requests.

  • Regina

    Hi. Just for encouragement! Patricia King (I think) had warned that we needed to interceed in regards to the media this year.. that there would be a media war (ok.. quite paraphrased..). I don't think I really grasped this concept until I watched the SuperBowl. I was quite appalled and dismayed at the commercials, or the content of them. We happened to watch this at the church and I was not alone in the schock zone. Watching the trailers for upcoming movies that glorify evil, ads with great lack of clothing or even just very bad taste etc began to bring a greater weight to this prophecy. Thanks to obedient servants like yourself, God is not standing silent (Finger of God was PROFOUND!!!!!). But obviously, neither is the enemy. So kudos to you. Thanks and blessings to you for your obedience. You seem to be exactly where you are meant to be. Looking forward to seeing Furious Love and whatever else God releases through your ministry!

  • Linda

    Question for Darren: In Furious Love we recognized the notorious Wesak Festival witch festival held annually at the Sisson Middle School in Mt Shasta, CA. Last year on the Fri pm of that thing (5/8/09), the Lord really moved on my husband and me to drive over there (10 miles from Dunsmuir where we live) and walk around the outside 7 times, binding the strong man and loosing heaven to earth. We walked 7 concentric circles around the gym where most of it was going on, softly worshiping and prophesying. The 1st circle passed through the alley, and a carfull of witches in formal regalia (dark colored capes, tall hats, big attitude) took immediate notice and glowered at us ominously. My husband got a little freaked from it and wanted to walk large, distant circles out of their view, and I wanted to go back through that way just to show them I wasn't intimidated. So we walked big and small circles around the school but avoided that alley. The witches remained in that car parked in the alley the whole evening; I sensed they were evil intercessors for the event. As we prayed and worshiped, we noted the attendees in a seminar inside the building got bored and restless. People were shaking their heads and complaining, disillusioned about the Wesak this year as they walked to their cars. Well after dark we were making our 7th and final pass through the alley where the witches were. They recognized us, somehow KNEW we were of God, and were appalled we were unafraid and intentionally jamming the signals. We walked quickly through into the east ball field, turned around and they were all out of the car, yelling and hitting each other, had totally lost their cool. So my question is, was it 2009's Wesak you guys were at? Just curious, I'm a firm believer in binding the strong man so the house can be plundered.

  • Denise

    You don't know me...but I think I should share this with you. I watched Finger of God several weeks ago and was deeply moved by it. I recently had some friends over for dinner and afterwards we watched Finger of God on DVD. I've been chomping at the bit to see Furious Love. While my church chose not to participate in the release, I will travel with friends 45 minutes to see it this weekend. Anyway...in the past few weeks, I, too, have been awakened at 4 a.m. (I usually continue to lay in bed thinking maybe I drank too much coffee the day before---however, now I will get up and pray!) Not only that, but I was talking with a spiritual mother of mine about a ministry effort at our church and I said "The train is leaving the station." The next day I read the blog about your sister's vision of the train. That afternoon my young son was watching Tom and Jerry and on the episode there was a train coming to get cat spirits (hey, it caught my attention....) and take them to heaven. These movies that you've made are significant. I'm excited about the ripples that are coming...quakes, waves...bring it on. I'm getting on the train.

  • Ron Cantrell

    Yeah for the 4 am group. It has been eight months since a radical vision of the Lord has changed my life and 4 am has been the hour of adoration of my Messiah. I have been in ministry for 39 years and just now realize how powerless I have been. I watched Furious Love (and Finger of God) and am now on my face soaking up all HE can load me up with to do HIS will here on earth. We now have to sprint after HIM. Bless you brother - keep up the needed PR and never be nonplussed! You have helped awaken a giant - she is a warrior Bride and she is now stomping through the earth taking back territory with a vengeance. Love is her weapon to the world - holy fire is her weapon to the dark enemies.

  • Donna in San Antonio

    To Linda-- Way to go, girl! I thank God for you and your husband walking around the meeting hall of the witches' gathering. Had never heard of this group before. On October 31, 2006 the Lord sent me to Salem, MA to "Walk the streets with anointed feet while declaring Psalms 24: 7-10 ("LIft up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of Glory shall come in..."), also to close and seal the "portal to hell" in that place and pray for a "ladder to heaven" like Jacob saw, to be established in Salem. It was quite a trip. I will write more about it possibly. It was pretty exciting! Oh, also I FORBADE--in the Name of JESUS-- any demonic manifestations in that place-- that they could NOT manifest and were forbidden to do anything to reveal themselves. I wanted to rain on satan's parnde that night!! Also, strong declaritvie prayer for salvations, healings, etc. in that place. Praise the Lord, in 2008 my son forwarded to me a note from a friend of his (from her friend) entitled "The Salem Outpouring" about prayers, worship, weeping and salvations in Salem. Jesus is Lord and He has given us the authority and power in His Name, to do these things! Praise to Him!

  • Patrick

    The Bride is getting ready... dressed in Love

  • Joshua Jack

    The earth is definitely groaning, displaying the signs of a coming King. Furious Love is to the church what the words of Christ were to the pharisees - an indictment of complacency. This is what God needs to shake off the church! There is also a stirring of passion and fire in the church towards those "inside" the church that want to stay mired in the clay, who want to cope with their problems instead of shaking them off and going into the world. The cry of the church should be, "Lord shake everything off from us that keeps us from You and from ministering to Your creation!"

  • Roxanne

    I recently moved away from the mtns. of western VA back to the flatlands of FL. I moved away from FL 13 years ago since i was haunted by tidal wave dreams. Nothing happened and my husband hated the 'country' life. Now my dream has returned and here i thought i had till 2012! I learned the the hebrew word for rapture means to be swept away! What does that besides a wave? It is also very weird that my husband always wakes at 4am and is sufferering from insomnia.

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