I know there are many of you who carry such incredible creativity from God...some if it is so out of the box that you have felt out of place! You've put some of your creative ideas "on the shelf" and rejection has tried to hit you because of this creative gift!
But let me tell you right now...pull that gift off the shelf and let that God-given creative spirit inside of you flow out!
You will be greatly blessed by this recent word from Nate Johnston of Australia:
Do yourself and others a favor...read this word and take it all in AND send it to every creative person you know. It will great bless you all! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
For many months now I keep dreaming about Kingdom creativity being birthed RIGHT NOW that will change the course of history. It has caused me to awaken, in a deeper way, to the urgency of the hour to release the NEW from the heart of God to the world. I also realized I need to shift my mindset regarding the HOW in which this creativity is going to be released. God is reinventing us all right now and causing us to come up higher in our approach to how we reach the world and personally awakening us to the fullness of our purposes.
Creative Glory That Will Change the Story
The most repetitive theme of my dreams has been around books and written resources. On at least 4 occasions I have dreamed about books from the library of Heaven being emptied on Earth to those who have been seeking His face and hungry for the more. I have even seen book themes to come by certain writers in a language that didn't make sense to me, but I knew it was the Lord releasing a depth of understanding to the mysteries of the Kingdom that these scribes were able to receive and articulate. I saw Kingdom books becoming New York Times bestsellers and outselling other well-known, secular books.
In one dream I saw a map, and the Lord was showing me guidebooks that would be wilderness manuals for those who have been in the wilderness. The anointing that is coming upon the written Word is increasing and God is entrusting it to those who can wield the pen with purity and integrity in the days ahead.
Cross the Threshold
As we crossed the threshold of 8.8.18 God highlighted a Scripture to me, "I am convinced that any suffering we endure is less than nothing compared to the magnitude of glory that is about to be unveiled within us." (Romans 8:18)
Many have been in a barren season, where the trials have been endless and many felt like their dreams died within them. "8" in Hebrew (Chet) represents a new era, new beginnings, a new day, and a doorway of revelation. (Chet is the symbol of the door.) We have crossed the threshold into an era of new beginnings and a new day to BRING FORTH new revelation and what is inside of of us. Like the Scripture says, "...NOTHING will compare to the magnitude of glory revealed in you" (Romans 8:18 emphasis mine)! (Photo via Unsplash)
No Longer Barren
The enemy knows we are in the beginning of a harvest and He doesn't want you and I to produce. He is scared of a generation rising that carries creative Kingdom solutions for a broken world. So he makes it his sole preoccupation to keep you barren so you don't produce. He wants you to abort what you are carrying and works against your creativity by preventing conception, which only happens through intimacy.
I hear the Holy Spirit saying, "Come and be overshadowed again. Come and let's rekindle our love." It's a call to the secret place where conception takes place and every area of stagnancy in you will suddenly spring back to life.
We are in a time of grace to move into new territory and occupy for greater Kingdom influence. I believe, even right now as you are reading this, that your womb would leap and remind you of the reason you are alive and awaken the forgotten dreams inside you. Creativity is territory.
Renaissance Revolutionaries & Creative Glory
What's the purpose of this creativity? It's purpose is to change the shape of the cultural climate completely by revealing Jesus. I keep hearing, "Can a city be saved in a day?" Yes it can. Joseph carried a creative solution for a nation that affected many generations to come. The Renaissance period between the 14th and 17th centuries was an Age of Enlightenment, where creativity was the catalyst that burst the banks of expected influence and completely reformed the rest of society and even religion. Right now, God is calling out His Renaissance Revolutionaries to allow Him to birth His ideas and creative expression through them that will altar history itself and extend the Kingdom.
Something is dramatically shifting and changing. There is a sound being released from the creatives that will dethrone principalities over regions and cities and usher in a revival that doesn't just refresh the Church but it awakens the world to the beauty of Jesus!
There are songs that are yet to be sung and innovations that are yet to be discovered. There are ideas, strategies, languages and themes from Heaven that are just waiting to be pulled upon by these revolutionaries that are hungry enough to withdraw from their inheritances.
I feel such a weight on this word and a responsibility upon us as sons and daughters to dream with God and bring forth in this season. So with that in mind here is something practical.
Keys to Ensure You are Creating in this Season
• Stir and awaken your creativity inside you in the secret place.
• Stop devaluing what you carry, even you just don't see what you carry.
• Don't be squashed or stifled or bullied out of your unique expression.
• Don't let your creativity be manipulated, controlled or owned.
• Stop trying to fit in and make IT fit. Pioneer instead! If you don't fit in... good, you aren't meant to.
• Don't cast your pearls. Be careful who you share your creativity/dreams with.
• Who are you running with? Are you surrounded by dreamers and creators?
• Protect and nurture what He gives you!
• Don't allow criticism in. The critical spirit goes against creativity.
• Stop looking for a pedestal or praise from man, and create as an act of worship.
• Don't limit your creativity to just the Church or it'll die.
• Stop living in the past. If your greatest accomplishments are behind you it's a sign you need to dream again.
• Survival-mode isn't conducive for creativity, so break out of the rut! Stir yourself up again!
• Make time to be creative, and journal/record what He shows you.
• Pay attention to your dreams.
• And most importantly SEEK HIS FACE. (Photo via Unsplash)
Your creativity sets the momentum for generations to come. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Nate and Christy Johnston
Nate Johnston is a revivalist and worshiper who has a heart to see sons and daughters unleashed into passionate friendship with God and an effective supernatural lifestyle. Through his ministry "Everyday Revivalists," he teaches on intimacy and hearing God's voice which was birthed from a hunger for authentic, real, and powerful relationship with Jesus. Christy Johnston was born and raised in Australia. After living the majority of her life plagued with insecurity and fear, she came to learn the power of her identity in Christ. She now lives with the mandate to breathe fresh hope and life into God's sons and daughters through her passion of writing, uncovering the truths of living in grace and freedom through our identity in Christ. Nate and Christy have two daughters, Charlotte and Sophie, and currently live on the Gold Coast in Australia.
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