As I prayed recently, I saw in the Spirit a sleeping army, like an army of dry bones in the valley (Ezekiel 37:1-14). I believe I heard the Lord say, “It is time to wake up those who sleep, to activate those who slumber.” I felt His desire to reassure you of His friendship with you. He wants to call forth creative abilities in the Spirit!
God is calling forth latent creative gifts within you and calling you to come to the forefront. It is time for a great army of creative worshipers to arise like dry bones out of the valley. God is going to cause the brittle and broken dryness of your lives to disappear, and to be rubbed with a salve that takes away all pain. Those who cannot see or envision what God is doing will have their eyesight restored. Those who need creative input will receive anointed ideas, not just techniques, to impart LIFE.
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“For it is not skill alone that I desire,” the Lord impressed on me, “but ANOINTED CREATIVITY, led by My Speaking Spirit. I am speaking LIFE into artists and "Kingdom Creatives", that they might believe they are called for such a time as this, to display My splendor in the earth. What man cannot see in creation because of his blindness, these artists will reveal as they put My Spirit on the canvas. Their works will cause men to return to a right understanding of My prominence and dominance in all of nature.
“Do not be afraid to try new things, to experiment with the tools you have, to shape and refine something new for Me,” the Lord urged. “I will use the simple desires of your hearts to ignite passions you did not know existed. It is My will that you grow up in all things into maturity in the anointing and in Christ, the Anointed One. Growing involves stretching, building, experimenting, practicing, shaping, refining until you reach a place of mastery. You need not seek out prominence for yourselves, for I Myself will bring to you those who need what you have, in due time.”
I saw Lazarus coming out of the tomb and the Lord revealed that He wants to loose those who have been bound by the grave clothes of religion and tradition (whether spiritual or artistic). He is challenging you to release ALL of your expectations to Him as He teaches you how to move forward in resurrection life!
He said: “The nature of your creations will be as prophetic as you yourselves allow. The more you listen, the greater impact you will have. The truer you are to Scripture, the more powerful your creative message will be. Nothing can stop you, if you choose to live in the RESURRECTION LIFE anointed by My Spirit.”
Choose to Create!
As with all prophetic words, it is important to choose to participate in what God is doing. Most words do not come to pass automatically. If this word speaks to your heart, ask the Lord to show you how you can put your faith into action. Repent of any ways you have stifled His creative Spirit from working through you. Forgive those who have hurt you or rejected your creations in the past. Pray that God will draw you closer, into a place of intimacy where His Words breathe life into you and then jump from your heart onto the page, the canvas, the clay, or the garden. I pray you will become the kind of unique Kingdom Creative He has called you to be!
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A severe hearing loss from childhood caused Deborah Perkins to develop what she now calls her secret weapon: tuning in to God's voice. A Wellesley College graduate and an award-winning writer, Deborah is now a wife and mother of 3 boys. Deborah has devoted over 25 years to professional and lay Christian ministry in New England and beyond. Her passion is inspiring people to cultivate greater intimacy with God.