Sunday, October 14, 2012

Kim Clement: Creative Imagination

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John R. Houk
© October 14, 2012

I just read something that is sure to stir up some guff about New Age pretending to be Christian and thus it must be all heresy.

What are you talking about John?

I just read an awesome essay - one might even call it a prophetic essay. The controversial Prophet is Kim Clement.

Clement writes about creative molding via a creative imagination. Now if you think us Word of Faith guys are in the heresy accusation camp by trusting the Word of God is true when it reads:

20 Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.21 And Peter, remembering, said to Him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.”

22 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. 23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. 24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. (Emphasis Mine - Mark 11: 20-24 NKJV)

You see no matter how much someone labels a Word of Faith person a heretic, the fact is the Word of God (in Jesus speaking red if you have a red letter Bible) tells us Believers have creative power with their words. Now one thing is true that believing and speaking has been so abused that way too many Christians have driven off the road and ran into a ditch. If one attempts to speak a creative word that does not line up with the Holy Bible (i.e. to say the Will of God) one is taking a bad path that will knock one into the ditch of disaster.

Clement somewhat embarks on the Mark 11 path with the concept of “creative imagination”. Frankly I am unclear on what Scripture Clement uses to validate creative imagination. This prophetic essay is very deep and with some meditative Bible knowledge you will discover some archetypes that are analogies for creative moments.

3 But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men. 4 He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church. 5 I wish you all spoke with tongues, but even more that you prophesied; for[a] he who prophesies is greater than he who speaks with tongues, unless indeed he interprets, that the church may receive edification. (1 Cor. 14: 3-5 NKJV)

New Testament prophecy has a primary purpose. I believe this a good Word; however if you think Clement misses the mark here, without using past prophetic-seer moments viewed as not happening, let me know.

JRH 10/14/12
What In the World Have I Created?

By Kim Clement
Oct 12, 2012

From the desk of Steve Shultz:

My dear friend Kim Clement is a prophet to the nations and I appreciate all of his words over the US and Israel in this hour – we've GOT to stand with Israel. His latest word is deep, to say the least and you may need to read it a couple of times to take it all in, but it's well worth it.

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Kim Clement:
What In the World Have I Created?

John 17 I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to me, and they have kept Your word...

But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves.

I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.

Jesus (the Word) was not sent to the earth at the most perfect time with the most perfect environment. The Bible says, "One day, however it happened, Jesus invited Peter, Andrew, James and John to follow Him."What would our world be like if that had never happened? These were not perfect creations, but human beings with many flaws. At the end of their time together they had not caused much of a stir. If you could have been there on that day after Jesus died...if you could have seen the Roman Empire and its Pax Romana, its 250,000 miles of roads, its extensions from Asia to Africa to Europe, and its history of dominance and social status that was envied throughout the Mediterranean...and then if you could have seen a few dozen failed, frightened, demoralized, defeated, confused former followers of an executed carpenter... If someone had asked you to place a bet on which group would still be around in 2,000 years, all the smart money would have been placed on the Roman Empire...which is now EXTINCT. God took what He had created and formed something so powerful that these few chosen disciples turned the world upside down...or right side up.

What You Have Created Cannot Be Uncreated. So What Can Be Done About Our Present Pathetic State?

The trouble is that we have been in a pathetic state of maintaining. To maintain means "to keep in existence or to keep in a specified state or position." There is a huge difference in "keeping in existence" and "bringing into existence." As I've taught before, there are two realms of divine truth: historical truth and creative truth. Both are equally as important, and in fact, the one cannot exist without the other. The trouble is that historical truth is easier to maintain as it has already been born and is established. Another term that I use for historical truth is "truth in the tomb."

Gaston Bachelard wrote, "One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it. To remain in touch with the past requires a love of memory. To remain in touch with the past requires a constant imaginative effort." Creative truth, on the other hand, removes all of these efforts, and instead of imaginative effort, we are now plummeted into a whole new world of creative imagination.

Nothing Exists Until Or Unless It Is Observed

Prophecy presents an image to the hearer. One of the words for image in the Greek means "logos." Remember, the divine word/image is a seed that, once planted in your soul, will grow. How does it grow? In the imagination! So, once the future is revealed to an individual, the next step is creative observation.

Observation Is Creative

How is it that people keep thinking about what they don't want even when they're hugely motivated to manifest something new? It's simple. What you don't want has affected you because you've experienced it in the past, dragged it into your present, and therefore it is foremost in your mind. We have to ceaselessly pull away from it. You must refrain from thinking and focusing on its continuation. Before something that you desire can manifest, you have to discontinue manifesting what you DON'T desire becoming or being. Let me give an example. Why is that when my intention is wealth, I'm still poor? Why is it that when I pray for and desire a new career, I'm still stuck in the old one? There is no such thing as observation without creation. Don't spend time observing your present misery!

There has to be a MANIFESTATION of your IMAGE – your prophetic word. What has God shown you about yourself that is NOT manifesting yet? Write it down.

Uncreating Is Impossible

You cannot "un-create" what you've already created (or manifested). Remember, in every deed there is a seed. Our actions create our future, good or bad. It's your choice. Someone once wrote, "Today is the tomorrow you dreamed about yesterday." We can add to this, "Today is the tomorrow you prayed about yesterday." However, prayer is not enough. Faith without works is dead. Deeds make seeds. Once something has manifested in your reality, it's too late to un-create it, and the more you OBSERVE it, the more it is perpetuated. How about destroying the bad you've created? It's not that easy. Well, how about recreating what you've created? I love the words that God speaks through Isaiah about Jacob:

"But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel..." (Isaiah 43:1).

Take note that God says that He created Jacob. Remember, Jacob was a supplanter (schemer/deceiver). To supplant means "to take the place of another." In fact, he ran from his brother who desired to kill him and ran from his house after deceiving his own father. God didn't kill Jacob, but he "formed" ISRAEL out of this mess. Think about this for a minute. God is the Creator and creates Jacob who turns out to be...not so nice. God has a plan. Form something out of this mess. And He does a great job of it! We need to follow this example and possibly take note of the mess that we've created and form something beautiful out of it. God could easily have looked at Jacob lying on the ground in the city of Luz and chosen to wipe him out. That's the easy way out.

Let's look at the words "created" and "formed." Every day we create life and/or death by our words and our actions. In the Hebrew language the word create is "bara," a primitive root that basically means "to create, to select and to feed." So, when you create something by your actions, you have the choice to continue feeding it in its present state or recreate it. The word "form" used in Isaiah is "yatsar," which means "to squeeze (into shape), to mold into a form; figuratively, to DETERMINE." Another explanation is "to place purpose into something." Look at some of the things you've created and are in existence today because of your bad choices and actions. Do you see any purpose in it? Then make purpose. Shape it.

The story of one of the greatest presidents of Harvard College, Charles William Eliot, is worth recalling. Born with a serious facial disfigurement, he discovered as a young man that nothing could be done about it, and he must go through life with this mark. When his mother brought to him that tragic truth, it was indeed "the dark hour of his soul."

His mother told him, "My son, it is not possible for you to get rid of this handicap. We have consulted the best surgeons, and they say that nothing can be done. But it is possible for you, with God's help, to grow a mind and soul so big that people will forget to look at your face."

It's impossible to focus all your attention on the future without thinking of the present. How can you not think about being broke if you don't have the money to pay your accounts? That's where the prophetic comes into being, and it works! Even though your history may have brought you present misery, your destiny can bring you manifested freedom; and once you taste of that freedom, you are driven and motivated to move toward your goal rapidly. So we are stuck with our present situation – how do we make it go away?

As I said, you can't un-create it, but you can form something out of it, give it a purpose, and actually conquer it. The beginning of prophetic imagination is to begin CONQUERING your mountain. A mountain doesn't always disappear, but it can be conquered. Step-by-step, foot-by-foot, it can be conquered.

What did Caleb do at the age of 85? He said to Joshua, "Now therefore, give me this mountain" (Joshua 14:12). The mountain was filled with giants, but Caleb knew that unless he conquered the mountain and took control of it, he would never rule over it. If your mountain won't move, then conquer it!

We are focusing on conquering our mountain in 2012, and I believe with my whole heart that many of you will be manifesting freedom from debt, bit by bit, quicker than you could imagine.

God's intention has to catch your attention. Once it's caught your attention, it must be your top priority so that His intention can manifest in your life.

Kim Clement
Prophetic Image Expressions
Kim Clement: Creative Imagination
John R. Houk
© October 14, 2012

Editor Note: The Elijah List original has resource ads interspersed throughout the post. You should check out those resources.
What In the World Have I Created?

Kim Clement: The life of Kim Clement is an expression that has defined "the prophet" for the modern era. This has made his journey unique; a journey that has taken his inspired message to schools and colleges, churches and synagogues, alleyways and prison cells. Kim's prophetic gift is a magnet that has drawn a broad audience, as he has whispered to kings and inspired prisoners; his path through life continues to be an exciting adventure. His diverse and extemporaneous perspective has gained him notoriety that transcends culture, race and religion, placing him onto a world platform. He has performed at the Rose Bowl Stadium in California, Times Square in New York City, Mt. Carmel in Israel, and even the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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October 13, 2012 (3pm PT)
The Den
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October 16, 2012 (6pm PT)
The Matrix
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October 18, 2012 (6pm PT)
The Matrix
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