U.S. Christians everywhere should know of this amazing online rental service where you can rent good movies at $9.99 per mo. (just return when done-to get another as many times till mo's over). Users give their reviews on the site so you know you're not getting a lemon, and most of these films just aren't available at Netflix etc. We've been doing it for a month now, and it's been wonderful! They are in California so if your east coast, apparently mail time is a bit longer, but if you pay an extra 2 dollars they will ship out your next selection the minute you drop the rental you've finished into the box. Can't argue with that!
SO... onto "COURAGEOUS"This movie is actually surging a movement by the Holy Spirit that is raising up fathers to heroically choose to be fathers in the Image and likeness of our Father God, raising Godly children and accepting the
responsibility of being in addition, the spiritual leaders of their families. Hence the name, as it truly takes that in these times and in light of the fact of how these men themselves were raised without true fathers.
The four men being Cops makes it an intense movie from the go and if you watch it with younger children, you'll want to skip through stuff as it's really a more mature film but tactfully done. So we highlight it for the glory it is giving our Father and the fact that it's a concrete immense sign that His Presence is with us now in a New Way and is having enormous effects on those who aren't even aware of the Consecration & Feast Day.
This movie is AMAZING! I'm glad the foul language was not in the rental version we received too (I read the original had some). And I understand why they had to show such grave stuff at times (you can ask your angels to warn you when it's coming) but they did it in a way that you could fast forward easily if it's too intense but still experience the awe-inspiring impact of the message. It's so good to see that there are people out there who CAN make movies that do not overwhelm the viewer with trauma but "allow" them to receive the gifts the Lord want to give the viewer. The Christian group who puts these movies out is truly blessed. I saw that the movie made 16 times it's budget back in Dec. of 2011! So I'm really looking forward to what the Holy Spirit has in store for us through this team of His.
But this isn't just a film, it is a catalyst to the movement of God the Father through the Holy Spirit to call fathers back to their rightful place in the family and in society, in order to assist our cultures return to God the Father. A Father Whom, sadly we don't know anymore because of present tragedy of fatherhood. Fathers in God, protect us from evil and keep us, when we are willing, in the Father. And in our modern society, they will be martyrs which is why the films name is "Courageous". But their laying down their lives for us, as Father God did through Jesus, will give us "Life" and Courage to in turn be martyrs, in real love for our true good and eventually, as we mature, for others. Because most importantly it will show us the Image of God the Father.
Alex Kendrick (main guy) has such a presence that I am certain he would be just as convincing and awesome in any movie they did. He's kind of the same character in all of these movies, but because of the package and his talent and the Holy Spirits anointing upon his soul I'm sure, it works! And you experience a totally different experience. Great Glory is being given God the Father through these films and He is elated and consoled in a time where His children loathe Him more than any other time in history. We Bless you Father for giving us all this! Please continue to build a mighty fortress in this film team! And build us up in the gifts You give us through their hand. Amen!
Below:a great humor relief moment in the movie, their buddy and "non-cop" Javier was in the backseat on their way to lunch when they get an unexpected call to duty to transport someone just arrested but, with Javier in the back it's a bit of a problem... so they come up with an idea but then Javi surprises everyone...
The RESOLUTION that was in the movie is actually available for fathers to make themselves and bring into their homes and into their communities and many men are.
Here are the vows:
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord
THE RESOLUTION is a bold declaration of commitments that men are making to be faithful to God as the spiritual leader of their home. As read in the movie, this print is ready for framing to mark the moment and celebrate the commitment being made to God and family.
Message THE RESOLUTION
I DO solemnly resolve before God to take full responsibility for myself, my wife, and my children.
I WILL love them, protect them, serve them, and teach them the Word of God as the spiritual leader of my home.
I WILL be faithful to my wife, to love and honor her, and be willing to lay down my life for her as Jesus Christ did for me.
I WILL bless my children and teach them to love God with all of their hearts, all of their minds, and all of their strength.
I WILL train them to honor authority and live responsibly.
I WILL confront evil, pursue justice, and love mercy.
I WILL pray for others and treat them with kindness, respect, and compassion.
I WILL work diligently to provide for the needs of my family.
I WILL forgive those who have wronged me and reconcile with those I have wronged.
I WILL learn from my mistakes, repent of my sins, and walk with integrity as a man answerable to God.
I WILL seek to honor God, be faithful to His church, obey His Word, and do His will.
I WILL courageously work with the strength God provides to fulfill this resolution for the rest of my life and for His glory.
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. ---Joshua 24:15