Before watching the DVD of “Holy Ghost” I thought this film was going about charismatic Christians smacking people on the forehead in the name of Jesus, the ones that I find a bit over the top and freak people out. I’m glad I gave the movie a chance. The director of the documentary, Darren Wilson, put it this way; “But if He is truly a Person of the Trinity, then it stands to reason that the Holy Spirit has a personality, and that is ultimately what I want to explore in this new film. Can we take away some of the mystery and honestly explore who He really is? Can we be honest that some of the church has wholly ignored Him, while some of the church has been somewhat abusive with Him? Can we cut through much of the misunderstanding and fear people have of the Holy Spirit, and learn to embrace Him no matter what might come out the other side?”
Yes, there are some Christians out there that abuse the name of the Holy Spirit for their personal gain, but that are also Christians that choose to not even recognize Him; like there is a fear. This movie follows Darren Wilson around the world, listening to the Holy Spirit and where He wants them to go. Through their adventures they meet many people who need prayer, healing, Jesus… You will see the Holy Spirit working in everyone’s life, including the crew of this film. The movie also talks with Christian music artists (ones who sing Christian music), as well as Music artists who are Christian. Each talk about what it is to follow God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. They talk about how important it is to have all three in their life.
This film changed my perspective on the Holy Spirit, His work in my life and His desires of what I need to do with my life. I don’t need to be afraid of the Spirit, I need to embrace Him, allow Him to work through me, to work in me.
This is an amazing film for churches to share with others. There is a perfect opportunity for church groups to view this film in theaters, September 6th. You can check out their website to find showtimes and theaters it will be in. It’s a life changing movie.
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