Young Prophetic Artists: God's Forgotten Creatives
It is a well known fact that prophetic people are very unique and creative. Isn't it amazing how when God created man in His image this included the ability for man to use their imaginations, be creative, and create. Our all powerful God showed the power of His creativity beginning in Genesis the first chapter.
Genesis 1:1-7 " In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. 6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. "
God has been restoring gifts, functions and anointings in the body of Christ for quite awhile. Although God has been restoring the prophetic and the function of the prophet back to the church we have limited how God can release creatively through prophetic vessels. The ability to be prophetically expressive outside of "thus saith the Lord" and musically in the form of worship has left no room for a large number of prophetic people.
Prophetic artists (specifically those that paint and draw) are not seen as prophetic for the most part in the church. This has caused many to leave the church or suppress their talents because what they have to offer has not been received or appreciated. When we take the limits off of God and how He can use people we will realize that many everyday talents can serve a "higher" purpose. God doesn't give us extraordinary artistic talents with no reason or purpose in mind. Recognizing this can help us reach the next generation of prophetic artists so that they can embrace their identity in Christ Jesus.
Many highly talented youth that are very creative in artistic expression are many times very troubled and prone to be drawn to demonic activity. They "see" the world very different and are many times misunderstood. Prophetic artists are visually gifted by nature and prone to see strong dreams and visions and this is what many times motivates their creativity. When this is not recognized it leaves an opening for demonic harassment and visitations which can eventually be conveyed in their art. But if they are discipled and Spirit-filled we can begin to harness, and groom their prophetic stream of dreams and visions. Once they recognize how God speaks to them this can be connected to their innate artistic talents and you will find they can draw and paint what God has shown them. Ultimately this allows them to use their talents, yield their minds and glorify God. They are born to express through art what God has shown them through a pure heart. Just think about if Ezekiel could have drawn the wheel in the middle of the wheel.
As a final thought it is so imperative to give your prophetic artist a way to use their talents to glorify God. Like any other prophetic child they must be discipled in the word of God as satan has an agenda to destroy every prophetic artist. Many of them lack understanding of what God has given them which, and this is why many of them are tormented and become bound with mental illness, addiction and perversion. We have all seen how perverted and dark the work of artists can become when they have yielded their talents and minds to a wicked purpose. Satan understands how powerful these creative people are and this is why they must find their place in the earth. Any prophetic person that is disconnected from the Father and that has zero word in them is a target for satan. Satan will in turn infiltrate their dreams, visions and imagination with wickedness. The prophetic artists are destined for greatness and they have so much to share and as parents we have a job to do. They can no longer be ignored but must now be embraced because now is the time for the prophetic artists to RISE!!!!
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