Renaissance in its original French language means to be born again or to be recreated.
There is a new creative nature that is overtaking the world. Technology and culture have come to her tipping point of time. We have come to an overwhelming climax of human history. Anything is truly possible! We are living and breathing in the most exciting and accelerated times of Earth.
The Renaissance was an era in the 14th-17th centuries, where the Word of God gave enlightenment to every single soul in Europe. This cultural revolution broke out in illumination which shifted the paradigms of the people, spearheading Europe’s continental transformation and revolution.
It was a time where science, literature, art, architecture, and culture took on a revival! People came out of ignorance and illiteracy, to becoming empowered to read and speak and think for themselves. Because of the invention of the Gutenberg Press, education became easier and more obtainable for the poor and the masses, rather than being a selected privilege for the rich clergy and royal elect. The majorities of Europe gained emancipation as knowledge set their futile minds free.
Knowledge is power. For so long, most peoples of the earth remained in a blocked-state of darkness in the Medieval Times. These times of darkness were filled with intense witchcraft, idolatry, and other heinous practices. Literally, people were chained and bound to just exist and die.
These dark Medieval Times clouded the world, until Martin Luther’s Reformation set the captives free! Martin Luther and the great Reformation of the Church was I believe, the catalytic power of the Renaissance. Do you see the correlation? The corrupted Church was the root cause of the Medieval Times and the revived Church was also the Head of the Renaissance. Theology and paradigms about God and who He was began to shift. The Lord began to be revealed in a stark difference!
Even now, we are in the 500th year anniversary of the Reformation of Martin Luther, which began in 1517! Do it again!
The Church has unfortunately still been dead and bound by religion for way too long. For centuries, the church has idolized ritual doings and systematic works, keeping people from truly being the God-being that they are. Creativity has been bound and locked down and even condemned. Expressions of freedom and individualism have been banned and outright demonized in some circles. However, all of this is changing! There is an outbreak of creative power coming to the Bride once again!
The Spirit of Creativity is once again, touching the Church. No longer will the church be the tail but we will be the Head. No longer will the church be decades behind but we will set the trends of time. The Church is meant to be the blazing leader of creativity, innovation, inventions, and design. The Bride is reawakening to her original identity.
We must no longer live by default but live by design. God is rekindling the pure flame of peoples’ original design within them. God is reawakening the world to the core of their purpose and being.
Intimacy is what leads us to creativity. Intimacy with the Lord is where we gain our ideas. Intimacy with the Lord is where we gain fresh revelations of Heaven. When we are intimate with the Lord, we will create with Him. The Bible calls us co-creators with Christ. We will only be co-heirs and inherit the greater things, if we choose to also be co-creators with Him. The Lord is looking for co-heirs, but more-so, for co-creators!
Because of the revelation of the Father and the love of Jesus, this Bridegroom paradigm and intimacy is birthing the Church in new ways, forms, shapes, and expressions of her relationship with God. We are looking more like Heaven in all of its vastness and glory. We are moving away from the dead forms of yesterday’s traditions and rituals and we are moving into new molds and matrixes of God’s love in today’s generation.
Every generation has had its own unique way of expressing their love and revelation of God. This generation is a crux and climax of all of her years put together. This generation is an outbreak of a Renaissance that the world has never seen before!
GOD THE CREATOR
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.” (Genesis 1:1-3)
In the beginning, God revealed Himself as Creator. He didn’t reveal Himself as Father, Savior, Lord, Healer. He could’ve first revealed Himself as any other role. However, He chose to have it written in the Word, that He is first Creator. He is the Creator.
It was out of this chaos that the Lord created the cosmos. It was by His Word that He created the worlds. It was out of darkness that He created light. What was without form and void of structure, now has life, beauty, order, and a greater reflection of Heaven. What was once a mold of clay, has now become elegant and eloquent pottery.
What does the Kingdom look like? What does Heaven on Earth look like? What does it look like for the Bride to be free and fully alive in Christ’s confident love?
God is the Creator and He is releasing His Spirit of Creativity to the Church. The Church will not only have creative miracles in supernatural signs and wonders, but we will also have creative miracles in science, medicine, technology, commerce, education, and in every other realm and sphere of society. Creative and recreative miracles will be the norm. We will become a sign and a wonder through our occupations and the places of influence the Lord has placed us in.
Where is the garden that God has placed you? What is your sphere of influence that the Lord has ordained you to give life to? It’s time for you to name the animals as Adam did. It’s time for you to till and toil the land so that there will be true fruitfulness and dominion all throughout the earth. This is what the Spirit of Creativity does. It transforms our gardens of influence to grow and multiply into the Kingdom of God all across the earth.
There is no limit for a child of God. A child of God is always pushing the limits and aiming to go beyond the boundaries. A child of God is destined to go against the laws of science. The study of science is in our hands. New routes of exploration in space, medicine, nature, and human technology are boundless. There is so much to venture out into and search, find, and discover. There are no limits for God’s children. We are to come, see, and conquer!
FROM FREEDOM TO CREATIVITY!
There is a greater level of freedom for the children of God. God wants to break all boxes and limitations in our mind and imagination. The human imagination is the realm of the Spirit. It is the realm of seeing with our third-eye. The eyes of our spirit is the lamp of the body. It is through our imagine that we can tap into our visionary-conscious. It is how go beyond the veil and teleport and translate through time, space, and place.
Think about Walt Disney, Founder and CEO of Disney, the most profitable, marketable, and historic family and children’s industry in the world. This giant enterprise of entertainment started with a person’s imagination. All of the stories that our children love and we all cherish, came out of the realm of a person’s imagination. All of our ideas are brilliant. Our ideas can change the world and build a lasting legacy that will transform Earth as we know it. Our ideas are to morph from mere thoughts and dreams, into genuine creations and tangible products in the natural.
We are to bring our dreams and visions into actuality. We are to birth these ideas into the physical. We have a responsibility to steward these million and billion dollar ideas, to turn them into reality. Realities that will change the world and the course of history.
The Lord is healing our seared-conscious. The Lord is healing our minds. The Lord is renewing the innocence of our child-like faith and delivering us from “adult-ism.” The Lord is creating a Renaissance with His people.
Those who are creative, tap into a specific vein of God’s heart and mind. We are all creative in our own ways. What is yours? We all have the creating nature of God within us. What are you creating?
Too many peoples’ creative and prophetic gifts have become bland and boring rather than being full of zest and life. They have become dull and endangered of extinction rather than being sharp, innovative, and cutting-edge. The world is looking for people with witty inventions, innovative ideas, and genius minds to go against the limits of what we’ve accepted as possible.
You are not crazy because you are different, you are a brilliant. You are not a special-needs person just because your brain functions differently; you are a genius. Don’t let the world diagnose you with crazy pills, medications, and terms. Let the Lord set you free into your creative and ingenious self!
God wants us to be the conduits of cutting-edge change, who are possessed by the Word of God, the double-edged sword. The Lord wants to release a fresh, brand new, creative expression of how we do Church and how we are the Church. Let’s stop trying to repeat the past and let’s do and be something that the world has never seen before! Let us once again, awe and fascinate the world by the beauty of Christ.
The Lord wants us to cut the through the darkest of nights; to cut through the thorns and thistles of the day, and to cut off the heads of giants and Goliaths. The Lord wants us to know how to wield and yield the sword and the shield. To be skilled in the gifts and ways of the Lord.
We need room and space and time to get messy. We need to make room to freely let the creatives to be. It’s okay to make mistakes. It’s okay to get messy. Creating can get messy and even costly, but it is absolutely necessary to reach new heights.
We need to take risks. We need to be in prayer. We need to be in unity and collaboration with others. We need each other.
THE RENAISSANCE MEN
I have been on a journey of once again tapping into my existing artistic and creative gift. In the past year or so, my creativity has exploded to whole new level! It’s exciting to see the many new and amazing exploits being done so efficiently and effectively. The reason for this is because I have broken through so many different boxes by choosing to move forward with child-like faith.
The boxes need to be broken. Don’t let any box shut you down. Don’t let any box trap you in. God is setting you free and leading your spirit to co-create with Him.
The Creative nature of Christ is returning to the Church in a great outpouring. Church as we know it is changing rapidly! Where are the innovators? Where are the pioneers? Where are those bold risk-takers that will spearhead this next great Renaissance?
This Renaissance is going to shock the world. The Church is the head and center of all creativity and culture. There’s going to be anointed musicians, dancers, artists, writers, scientists, businessmen, architects, counselors, chefs, physicians, and the list goes on!
The Church is the Renaissance. Peoples’ belief systems of Jesus will change because of this Renaissance! People will be in awe and in wonder because of the revelation of Jesus!