Throughout history, art has literally changed the world. Have you ever seen a photo of the “Creation of Adam” by Michelangelo in the Vatican or the ancient Byzantine mosaic of the Christ Pantocrator? As a child at the New York World’s Fair, I got to walk by Michelangelo’s Pieta – it was a moving experience I can still visualize.
Early Christian art told Bible stories and reinforced the Apostles Creed which is still cherished today. My mother kept a huge, ornate, gold leather Catholic Bible filled with full-color photographs of Vatican art on the coffee table. For years as I was growing up, I spent hours looking at the photographs of paintings, exploring with curious eyes what the imagery was saying. I’m sure that’s how the Lord lured me into the relationship with Him. Little did I know that nearly 60 years later, that same attraction would lure me into painting.
What does this have to do with you?
YOU can impact the world through Prophetic Art!
True Prophetic Art comes from intimacy spent with the Creator. It is the overflow expression of His love for you and your love for Him. Holy Spirit inspiration and impartation partnered with your imagination release powerful experiences not only for you but for those who view, (taste, feel, or wear) your creations.
The power of co-creating with the Creator imparts a fragrance and color that literally changes atmospheres. Do you have strife in your home? Hang a powerfully anointed painting and watch as the tensions cease. Is there disharmony among your coworkers? Serving anointed cupcakes will invite unity and harmony to return to your workplace.
Prophetic art has the power to change lives, change families, change cities and change nations. I have the privilege of having one of my intercessory paintings on display in the US Senate Chaplain’s Office. The power of the influence from this small painting is impacting Washington D.C. The Lord knew the disharmony in the Capitol and He arranged for a small painting to be inconspicuously hung to release His intercession over America.
At our church, many people have literally been healed from torment and disease simply by viewing prophetic paintings. We place a high value on prophetic art because there are hundreds of testimonies from impacted, restored, and changed recipients.
What if you’re not an artist? Since we are made in His image and He is the creator, then I propose that you are creative too. What are you passionate about? Creativity isn’t limited to painting or sculpting. Do you love to sew? Thread the needle with Holy Spirit next time you start up the machine and practice co-creating with Him. Ask Him which fabric to use and what it means to Him and who is it for? Do you love to bake? I’ve tasted some pretty anointed cupcakes that definitely released joy and happiness! Cake decorating is an art form that can infiltrate places that a sermon could never go.
Recently I painted “Kingdom Glory Falls,” another intercessory painting. The original sold quickly but a young single mother of three wanted a copy to hang in her office. Her work environment was dark and difficult. By displaying my painting, she took a deliberate step to change the atmosphere by releasing the Glory of the Lord and remind herself of His love and provision for her.
I’ve seen simple, child-like, 5-minute sketches bring people to tears as the Lord uses it to touch their heart by proving that He knows them and hears them. Contrarily, I’ve seen masterpieces without anointing be passed over for the lessor work which held the intimacy of time spent with Jesus.
Personally, I’m driven to quickly and continuously grow my painting skills. You could say I’m in a hurry to play catch up since I never did any form of art before, or so I thought. Once I began to paint, I surveyed my life and found dozens of both failed and successful attempts to release my creative passions that included cooking, soap making, knitting, crocheting, and gardening.
So do a little exploring to find the ways you’re already expressing your creative passion and give yourself permission to explore new techniques, forms, and methods. You never know who’s life you will be forever impacting. And if you need some help, coaching might help you unlock the limiting beliefs holding you back. Visit www.claudiaklann.com.
Blessings on your creative journey! Claudia Klann, CPLC and Prophetic Artist