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POWER OF CREATIVITY - PART 1

POWER OF CREATIVITY - PART 1

January 29, 2017 2 Comments

THE CREATIVITY OF KING DAVID

The most creative time in Israel’s history was when David was on the throne simply because he spent time with God and was able to receive His plans and purposes and implement them with astounding results. The city of Jerusalem and nation prospered because the king worshiped (Proverbs 11:10). A nation is a reflection of it’s worship, and can never rise above it. Whoever we exalt governs the nation in the spirit realm. God allowed him to tap into His wisdom and creativity. God allowed him to tap into His heart of wisdom and creativity. The Hebrew word for ‘create’ in scripture is BARA and has been referred to as a word that is used sparingly by God to describe the pinnacles of His creativity.

CREATIVITY OF GOD

When God creates something it is referred to as BARA creation and has the unique design and fingerprint of God. It remains a mystery to us because it is beyond our full comprehension and our creative ability. The word ‘bara’ is used over eighty times in scripture but solely the result of God’s activity to create and never man. When God creates, there are five distinct characteristics associated with His creation.

  1. Bara creation is unprecedented (Isaiah 43:15-21) – the first of its kind, that which did not exist before, that which is irreducible to something previously unheard of.
  2. Bara creation is humanly unforseeable (Numbers 16:30). It has the quality of surprise, of hiddenness brought to light – the quality of the unexpected and unpredictable.
  3. Bara creation is valuable (Genesis 29: Isaiah 41:17-20). It is never superfluous or common but exists to solve a problem, serve a function, be workable, yet beautiful, fitting, elegant.
  4. Bara creation is capable of transformation and finds its greatest expression in the life of a Christian who is transformed at rebirth and is capable of being transformed. Into the nature of Christ (Galatians 6:15; Ephesians 2:15).
  5. Bara creation is lasting. It does not lose it luster after repeated examination and contemplation. This is a newness that never perishes.

CREATIVITY OF MAN

Because we are created in the image and likeness of God, He has graciously given mankind abilities to make and fashion things that are a reflection of His infinite creative genius. There are no limitations to the creative nature of God that have been available to you. However many people do not tap into His supernatural ability as king David did, but there is a key to all of this. It is to spend time in His presence as David did in prayer and worship. I am convinced that God wants to distinguish this generation with creative ideas in all areas of endeavour but we have to pursue Him first and creativity will follow.



2 Responses

Claire Tennant
Claire Tennant

June 25, 2019

Your teaching never ceases to inspire and comfort me, particularly when satan is or has tried to spoil things. There is always something new to understand about our Heavenly Father. Thank you for once again opening the doors, of scripture in a different light

Lani Stout
Lani Stout

June 25, 2019

I love this! I agree it IS IN His presence where we are presented the key that unlocks what we were created to do. We are a Spiritually unbalanced society and have been raised with an overload on academics. Creativity is key!

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