As I was looking out my bedroom window one morning following the stay-in-home order set by the governor and mayor in my city and state of Wilmington, Delaware, I began to look up at the sky, and suddenly I had a vision.
As I looked through the window, I saw the word "creativity" in front of my eyes and imprinted in my vision. I was instantly taken to Genesis 1:1, where it says, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." We can see that God is the Creator of creativity. He is the originator of creativity.
Furthermore, we can also see in Genesis 1:26-28 where it says: "Then God said, 'Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.' So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them and said to them, 'Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves on the earth."
The Lord later in Genesis creates a special species called "mankind" and gives them delegated authority and power over the works of His hands. As believers, we possess a delegated measure of authority that enables us to operate in what God desire us to do. This authority is a shared authority from the Lord Jesus because we as Christians are His commissioned representatives here on earth, acting as His mouth, hands and feet.
I love what Psalm 8:5-6 declares about God's people: "For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and crowned him with glory and honor. You have given him dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet." Creativity is a part of the life of the believer, and we were created to create and procreate. Creativity, one of the core characteristics of God (Rom. 1:20), has been given to us, so we may go and be creative in His image (Ex. 35:31).
Creativity is so powerful. Taking the first 11 chapters in the Bible, we see creativity as a major theme throughout. God was speaking to me that in this time of being quarantined that greater level of creativity, innovation and inventive ideas will begin to come forth out of God's people. This is not the season to allow fear, panic, anxiety, laziness, doubt, unbelief and stagnation to set into your hearts.
The spirit of creativity from the Holy Spirit will be activated and stirred up like never before. There will be new ideas, dreams, concepts and visions from God that will emerge in this down time, isolation and quarantine season. God says, "Don't allow pandemic created by the coronavirus and limitation restrict and hinder your ability to flow with creativity and a cutting-edge nature by the Spirit of God." What is the definition of creativity, and what does the Bible say about it?
According to Wikipedia, the word "creativity" means "a phenomenon whereby something new and somehow valuable is formed. The created item may be intangible or a physical object." Another definition in the Oxford Dictionary says creativity is "the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work." As we know, man has been created in the image of God.
In other words, man has been created in God's imagination to reflect His nature and characteristics through the fruit of the Spirit. In addition, you must understand that you are God's idea. You are God's masterpiece and prized possession. He wanted an offspring of people who will rule like Him in the earthly realm. God desires that we take full advantage of this quarantine time that we are in by tapping into our Holy Spirit's creativity.
Creativity creates productivity. Productivity brings prosperity and prosperity preserves your posterity. There is going to be, in the days, months, years and decades to come, prophetic creativity that will bless a generation. God wants His people to break out the mundane and mediocrity of life and to unleash the creativity within. As I was looking out of the window, the light bulb came on that there is more within God's people than what meet the eye.
In other words, God is saying there is more within you that you have not seen before. The Lord desires you to break free and release the realm of productivity. No more boredom or stagnation in this next season. God is going to give you the cutting-edge anointing and prophetic advantage to seize the opportunity this season permits.
We must understand that the Lord is the one who release the gifts of creativity to men and women. We can see in the life of Solomon. who didn't ask the Lord for wealth but for wisdom. and God gave it to him. We need the wisdom of God to be creative to bring in the wealth for kingdom purposes. Each one of us is blessed with the divine innate ability and certain gifts of creativity that must be used here and now on earth not in heaven. We must discover them and then utilize them for God's glory.
Keep in mind that the Lord doesn't give us gifts of creativity that He hasn't graced and anointed us for. It is my heartfelt desire that the verses below will reveal to you that we all have creativity in areas God has granted to us all for particular purposes, and as always, they are intended to bring Him glory.
"Moses said to the children of Israel: "See, the Lord has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. And He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of craftsmanship, to design artistic works, to work in gold, in silver, and in bronze, and in the cutting of stones for settings and in the carving of wood in order to make every manner of artistic work" (Ex. 35:30-33).
I am reminded of Bezalel, who was given a special and supernatural ability and talent to work in a creative way as it pertains to the construction of the tabernacle of God. It was the Lord who gave Bezalel these creative gifts, and God expected him to teach these skills set to others (Ex. 35:34-35). Bezalel's creative abilities included knowledge, intelligence, wisdom and divine skill in his artistic craftsmanship. It was through the desire of God that Bezalel was able to impart, teach, train and pass along these abilities. And so "He also has put in his heart to teach, both he and Oholiab, the son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan. He has filled them with skill to do all manner of work as craftsmen; as designers; as embroiderers in blue, in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen; and as weavers: as craftsmen of every work and artistic designers" (Ex 35:34-35).
"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, so that we should walk in them" (Eph. 2:10).
The anointing of Bezalel is being released for creativity because like him, we are God's workmanship and we were created for the purposes to bring God glory in our good works. And understanding that these works were "prepared beforehand" for us so "that we should walk in them" or do great things for Christ in that work. As the body of Christ, we are called the body for a reason as the church.
Because we become God's mouth, hands, feet, voice, and eyes, and to be a body is to physically do what Christ would do if He were physically here on the earth today. He is the head of His body—the church—and we are to be His body—the extension—doing what He has sovereignly appointed all of us to do daily.
We were created as His workmanship to operative not only in our lives but the lives of others. This quarantine time should not be view as a setback but a divine setup for perpetual breakthrough success in God.
What the enemy meant for our bad in the pandemic God has turned for our good with creative power.
Dr. Hakeem Collins is an empowerment specialist, respected prophetic voice, apostolic leader, governmental minister, life coach, and sought-after conference speaker. He is known for his keen accurate prophetic gifting and supernatural ministry. Author of best-selling books: Heaven Declares and Command Your Healing. He's been featured on many television shows: Sid Roth's It's Supernatural! The Word Network, and Cornerstone TV just to name a few. He is host of Prophetic Breakthrough podcast on Charisma Podcast Network. Follow him on: facebook.com/drhakeemcollins/and hakeemcollinsministries.com
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