Parasha With Passion – Torah Reading Cycle – Week #19

Greetings Beloveds,

In Parashat Terumah {contributions}, God instructs Moses to collect gifts from the children of Israel in order to construct the Tabernacle.  As God’s children we all have something to “contribute” to the Body of Messiah.   Each contribution is important, unique, and purposeful.  If you can sing – sing!   If you can dance – dance!  If you can bake cookies – bake cookies!    

Ecclesiastes 9:10a

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do with your all strength…”

In our Torah portion, God describes to Moses how the vessels and furnishings for the Tabernacle should be crafted. During the building of the Tabernacle God would appoint skilled artisans to create the Tabernacle’s intricate finishings.  From this reading, we see that our heavenly Father was the first patron of the arts.

Parashat Termurah reminds me that God is intentionally creative.  God is the creator of the universe.  God is attentive to the details of all His creation.  All of creation boasts an extravagance of complexity and design in its beauty.  Creativity belongs to God.

Creativity Is An Expression of Worship

If you are an artist or an artisan, this message is for you.  As artists and artisans, (craftsmen, singers, writers, musicians, dancers, painters, visual and performing artists) our creative abilities are expressions of our worship and passion for God. 

Prophetically, I believe that God has raised up artists who will take the media mountain for the Lord in the latter days!  Prophetically, I believe that in these latter days, we will see a renaissance movement to AWAKEN the Body of Messiah.  I believe that this season will release creativity, power, and a sound that will SHATTER darkness. 

In these latter days, I believe that the fullness of worship will increase within the Body of Messiah, as it was in the Tabernacle of David, where singers, musicians, and songwriters were commissioned in day and night worship and intercession, releasing the sound of heaven here on earth (Revelation 4:8). 

The Artist/Artisan Anointing

Psalms 45:1:

My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.”  

Several weeks ago, in Parashat Miketz, we learned that the prophetic gift and the creative arts often function in unison.   Musicians, singers, writers, artists and craftsman often prophesy through their creative abilities.

Prophetically, I believe that we are in a season where God is releasing creative abilities to prepare the Bride for The Bridegroom.  I believe, that in this season, God will release artists and artisans who will be faithful in relating the Father heart of God to the nations of the world through their creative abilities.

Beloveds, I believe that the time is short.  We must walk in our purpose.  As artists and artisans, we must allow Yeshua {The Teacher} to groom, develop, correct, define, shape, and sharpen our abilities so that we would become like sharpened arrows in His MIGHTY hands.

John 9:4:

“We must do the work of the One who sent Me, so long as it is day! Night is coming when no one can work.”

The Artists / Artisans Prayer

Father, I ask that the FRESH OIL of Your anointing be released in the lives of Your artists and artisans.  Father, please release a sound in us that would SHATTER DARKNESS through our creative abilities.  Father, Pharaoh had his magicians – but You had Your Moses!  The Philistines had their Goliath – but You had Your David!  Baal had His prophets – but You had Your Elijah! 

Father, we ask that You would use our creative abilities like sharpened arrows in the hands of a mighty warrior to contend with the spirit of this age.  Father, we ask that you would paralyze the prince of the power of the air (Ephesians 2:2) and take back the airways and the media for Your name sake and for Your glory!! 

Father, please anoint Your servants to take the media mountain for the Lord and produce wholesome films, far better than any films Hollywood could ever produce.

Father, I ask that You would develop our skills so that Your artists and artisans would exceed our counterparts in the secular arena in ability, creativity, talent, and in skill.

Father, please anoint Your singers and musicians to produce wholesome music, far better than what the secular music industry could ever produce. 

Father, please anoint Your writers to be like the scribes of old who will not depart from Your Word.

Father, please anoint Your visual and performing artists to relate the Father heart of God to the nations of the world through their creative giftings. 

Father, please anoint Your craftsmen to relate Your beauty and creativity in the complexity of their designs and architecture, just as You did in the beginning when You framed the universe and You said that it was good. 

Father, I ask that You would keep Your servants from the temptation of fame and fortune that would entice Your artists and artisans to walk in pride, arrogance, lasciviousness, and the love of money.  Father, help us to always use our anointing to inspire others to walk in deep devotion and passion towards our God. 

Father, I ask that the Body of Messiah would become the largest patron of the arts, so that Your servants would not look to the world for opportunities, patronage, and sponsorship.  Father, I ask that Your kingdom would not lose another faith-based artist to the world!  Father, please protect Your investment in us.  Keep us HOLY!  Father, I ask that You would open doors that no man can shut – and shut the doors that we need not walk through. 

Father, as Your servant, may I always remain in love with my First Love (Revelation 2:4).  Father, I ask that I never lose my wonder and longing for Your presence.  May I always be wide-eyed, just like a child, staring at the beauty of my King!  

Father, You are beautiful in all Your ways.  Thank You Abba for releasing Your beauty and creativity in us, so that we can express Your beauty to others.  Thank You Abba!   In Yeshua’s name – Amen.”

Weekly Scripture Readings:

Torah:         Exodus 25:1 – 27:19

Haftarah:     1 Kings 5:26 – 6:13

Shlichim:     Hebrews 8:1-6, 1 Peter 2:4-11, John 7:25-36

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