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Behind the Lens, with Darren Wilson
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
When an Absurd Word Becomes Reality
Darren Wilson, right, records an interview.
Darren Wilson, right, records an interview. (WP Films)
To fully explain my new online channel WP TV, I need to tell you a story. It was more than 10 years ago, and I was in Redding, California, filming a relatively new school of ministry that focused on the supernatural. At the time it seemed wildly successful, with nearly 400 students enrolled. (Oh, how times have changed!) I went out there by myself with my borrowed camera in tow, filmed some testimonies and an interesting night on the town doing something called "treasure hunts" with the students, and at the end of that night, we were back in the Bethel parking lot calling it a night. As I was putting my gear back in my rental car, one of the students came up and asked if he could pray for me. Sure, why not? I guess In-N-Out Burger can wait a minute. He then prayed something that, at the time, I thought was completely laughable.

He said he saw a picture of me having my own network, where my movies and TV shows would play around the world, 24/7. It was absurd. I was in the middle of making my FIRST (and most likely my last) movie, and I definitely had no plans to make any TV shows. I was a full-time college professor, and would head back to my day job when I finished this little passion project, Finger of God.

I thanked him for his prayer, then got back in my car, not quite sure if I thought these ministry students were crazy or just misguided. Bill Johnson seemed pretty cool, anyway.

Over the following years, as more movies were made, I kept running into random strangers who would pray for me, and they'd see this crazy vision about a "network that will play your movies all around the world, 24/7. " If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say it was probably around seven or eight different prophetic words over the years, all saying the same thing. read more
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