Strike while the iron is hot

Marissa Meyer Emerging Prophet

This morning while spending time with the Lord, I clearly heard the following words in the Spirit: “STRIKE WHILE THE IRON IS HOT! NOW IS THE TIME FOR CREATIVITY & BUSINESS.” Instantly I was taken into a vision where I saw many blacksmiths work their metals as a divine craft. The workshop was hot and thick with the presence of the Lord and the sounds of blazing fire and tinkering echoed everywhere. It felt like the blacksmiths were making weapons of war, but as I engaged more I could hear laughing and delightful conversation. Looking closer I realised that the blacksmiths I was seeing (both men and women and in some instances even kids!) were all master craftsmen and that they weren’t in fact creating weapons of war as I initially thought coming into the warehouse, but rather objects of incredible beauty, ingenuity, creative innovations and design molds that transformed whole industries. Then I heard someone next to me say, “These are weapons, but not as you suppose. They bring hope and beauty and innovation to the earth and throw spanners in the works of the enemy wherever he wants to sow darkness and discord.”

As I looked closer I saw that each blacksmith’s table was connected to what looked like a conveyor belt leading to big funnels and each funnel had a different emblem imprinted just above the opening on them of the flags of nations. As a blacksmith finished a creative piece, design or artifact, angelic helpers came to their table and transported the object to the right conveyor leading to the funnels of different nations that each object was being transported to. Heavenly designs were being designed, crafted and exported by working men and woman! These were normal people on the earth!

As I looked at the scene playing infront of me I realised that the Lord had given each person the ability and vision to create that which He had always put in their hearts to do. Not only were the blacksmiths creating objects of beauty and worth as they saw in their hearts and mind/imagination, but in actual fact the very blueprint for each object had been magnificently woven into the very fabric of each individual’s DNA like an internal blueprint, and their workbenches were fitted out with all the tools they needed to execute the designs residing in them! All they had to do was put their hands to their tools and strike the iron while it was still hot to let the shapes take form.

I believe we’re in an open window of Kairos time right now that is ripe for the flourishing and growth of new business ideas and expressions of creativity despite what’s going on in the world. Ideas that had been planted as blueprints and seeds in people’s lives, recently or even many years ago, are now ripe for the picking and the Lord is saying: “STRIKE NOW! NOW IS THE TIME TO PUT YOUR HANDS TO WORK.”

There is a supernatural encouragement and empowerment coming from the Lord in this time to actualise the creative and entrepreneurial dreams he has put in you and to forge a way to not just the rekindling of the dreams themselves, but in fact that the very tools you needed are now at your disposal. Now is the time to strike the Words He had spoken over you regarding creativity, innovation and business and work towards making it a reality. To all artists, writers, poets, musicians and creatives out there, heaven is not just releasing the grace to do good works in the Spirit, but to export good works even in the natural realm. Creative renaissance is red hot and waiting for you to put your hand to the hammer and strike.

“So the carpenter encourages the goldsmith, and he who smooths [the metal] with the hammer [encourages] him who smites the anvil, saying of the soldering, That is good! And he fastens it with nails so that it cannot be moved.” Is 41:7 AMP

“And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom and ability, in understanding and intelligence, and in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship, To devise skillful works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in bronze, And in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all kinds of craftsmanship. And behold, I have appointed with him Aholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and to all who are wisehearted I have given wisdom and ability to make all that I have commanded you.” – Ex 31:3-6 AMP 

“Your gates will always stand open, they will never be shut, day or night, so that people may bring you the wealth of the nations—their kings led in triumphal procession.” – Is 60:11