When the Holy Spirit interrupts whatever you are doing, lean into it, for it is a well of revelation, a drink of water, a truth that sets you free. I was sitting at my desk this morning, journaling about my prayer time with Psalm 139 and the Holy Spirit showed me a convergence of the poetic and the prophetic. As I wrote these words down, the presence of God wafted into the room and rested on me. Tears began to flow down my face, because His presence was and still is so close in this moment. I leaned into these two words, the poetic and the prophetic and as I did this is what I heard.
The prophetic has had a cauphony or harsh sound to it in the past, but the Lord is giving the poetic euphony or pleasant sound to the prophetic. A new sound is arising in the earth, prophetic poetry will lead the way. It will involve imagery, story and beauty and it will elicit a response in people. The Holy Spirit went on to share with me that we have leaned heavily on the didactic in the church. We love to teach concepts, ideas and principles, but in this new day we are moving from the didactic to the poetic.
In Isaiah 60-62 we hear the prophet speaking poetically about instead of’s. In Isaiah 60 it says in stead of bronze, gold; instead of wood, iron; the Isaiah 60 instead of’s are related to precious metals. In Isaiah 61 the instead of’s are instead of shame, honor; instead of humiliation, joy; these instead of’s are internal not external. Then in Isaiah 62 its says this, “Go through, go through the gates, Clear the way for the people; Build up, build up the highway, Remove the stones, lift up a standard over the peoples. Behold, the LORD has proclaimed to the end of the earth, Say to the daughter of Zion, “Lo, your salvation comes; Behold His reward is with Him, and His recompense before Him.”
This new day is going from rigid to fluid; from ugly to beautiful; from shame to honor; from poverty to prosperity; from death to life; from darkness to light; from insecurity to confidence; from dread to dancing. The convergence of the poetic and the prophetic is going to bring a freedom to us we did not know was accessible to us. It is a new day!