It’s apparent that the world has morphed and is morphing. In July 2017, Bloomberg declared, “The World is About to Change Even Faster” in a news article about how the pace of innovation and disruption is accelerating.

Indeed, we are in an age of innovation and acceleration. Prophetically speaking, as part of this metamorphosis I see a spirit of innovation coming into the church. The see innovations throughout the Bible in the form of inventions, which are tied to our creator God’s wisdom impartations. Proverbs 8:12 tells us, “I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.”

The Bible speaks of Jubal, the first of those who played the harp and flute (see Genesis 4:21) and Zillah, the forger of all instruments of bronze and iron (see Genesis 4:22). Second Chronicles 26:15 speaks of Uriah who made engines of war invented by skillful men.


In modern times, many inventors credit God with their innovations. George Washington Carver, who invented at least 300 products from peanuts—including paper, soap, glue, and medicines—said, “The Lord has guided me,” and “without my Savior, I am nothing.” Mary Hunter, an award-winning chef, insists all her recipes come from heaven: “I don’t have a cookbook. God gives me my own. Prayer is where I get 99 percent of my recipes.”

Gary Starkweather, an engineer who invented the laser printer, said: “I believe that to a great extent, the creativity we possess is because the Creator put it there. God put things [in us] as tool developers and creative individuals and I think it has to please Him when He sees us use those faculties to make something completely new.”

I agree with Starkweather’s revelation and we need to embrace this pure wisdom from above. God is a Creator, an Innovator and an Inventor and we were created in His image and in His likeness. John 1:3 proclaims, “All things were created through Him, and without Him nothing was created that was created.” I believe this is still true; and that witty inventions, technologies, scientific breakthroughs and other innovations that make a positive impact on society are inspired by His Spirit, even if the inventor does not yet know Him.

The church has been lagging on the innovation front. Religion has offered us a form of godliness without its power (see Timothy 3:5). When the power of God comes on the scene, eyes are opened to what was unseen, dreams come alive, and creativity is inspired. The Lord wants to bring a metamorphosis to the church that is innovation-driven so we can reach unchurched people who have rejected religion.

Jennifer LeClaire is former editor of Charisma magazine, senior leader of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, founder of the Ignite Network and founder of the Awakening Blaze prayer movement. She is author of over 25 books. Find her online at jenniferleclaire.org or email her at [email protected].

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