The Mountain of Arts & Entertainment
The following article was contributed by Tony Hoyt:
Our desire is for God’s people (Aglow) to rise up as never before in taking back the Mountain of Arts and Entertainment: For the world to see the expression of the creativity of God in all the art forms, from music to films, from television to books, from plays to fashion, to all forms of celebration in the arts.
Johnny Enlow states in his book, The Seven Mountain Mantle, I saw in a vision that the Lord has a whole treasure trove of golden movies available for His sons and daughters to access. This treasure trove contains some of the best stories ever told to humanity. There are epic stories of incredible adventure, romance, danger, and mystery – but all told from heaven’s standpoint and with heaven’s purposes. The eyes of the Lord will begin to find those who are coming into Him and discovering the treasures of His heart. The world cannot compete with the stories that will begin to be downloaded by His Josephs on this mountain. This is the mountain where He will really show off. This is the mountain where He will release amazing glory.
The world is ready and waiting for God’s people to take this mountain back. Two examples are:
The film Secretariat, released in 2010, was a true story of a Triple Crown winner. Secretariat was one of the greatest race horses in history. The movie opened with Joel 2: 4-5 being quoted. Their appearance is like the appearance of horses; And like swift steeds, so they run. With a noise like chariots over mountaintops they leap; Like the noise of a flaming fire that devours the stubble; Like a strong people set in battle array. (NKJV)
Another example is the popularity of the music of Susan Boyle. Her golden voice melted our hearts as she so wonderfully sang Amazing Grace and How Great Thou Art. Interestingly, this CD sold over a million. It hit the charts as the number one album and remained at the top of the charts for several weeks. People want good music and good movies!
It has been disappointing to see the decline in the material being offered in movies, television, music, fashion and other art forms. For example, the first four letter word used in an epic film was, Gone with the Wind. The word was mild compared to what is being spoken in the films and television today.
Another example was the release of the movie Midnight Cowboy, in the 1970’s. It was the first X-rated movie. At that time X-rated meant that no one under 18 years of age was allowed to view the film. By the standards of today, this film would be considered a G-rated movie. There was only one scene that had a hint of behavior that would not be acceptable to all viewers. What made this movie X-rated is now accepted by today’s standard even for small children to watch on television.
In the music industry, the influence of MTV is promoting all kinds of immorality and violence and is yet another example of decline.
Acts 2: 1-2 Speaks about a sound coming from heaven that filled the whole house. We want a sound from heaven to come to us in this hour that would impact the generations and the world.
May God’s people rise up as never before to take this important mountain of influence around the world.
- Pray that God’s people will produce movies, art, literature and other forms of celebration, the Lord’s way, by being in His Presence and letting His creativity flow through them.
- Pray that God’s people will let their voice be heard in the market place as they financially support Godly movies, music, art, sports, and entertainment
- Pray that the God’s people will value and pursue the creative gifts that God has given them for His glory on earth.
- Pray that the world will recognize outstanding films and other art forms. One example is, “Movie Guide Awards,” a Christian based Hollywood awards gala, honoring actors, producers and films that bring honor to God and family.
- Pray that God’s people will be the head and not the tail in leading the world in arts and entertainment.
- Pray that we will be the army referred to in Joel 2: 2,7,8,11, destined to destroy the works of the enemy.
- Pray for the sound of heaven that will come to earth and invigorate an entire generation.
Enlow says, Before Jesus returns, He will showcase the glory of His inheritance in His saints. He makes surpassing greatness of power available for those who will believe that He wants to do this. Jesus manifesting in His children is the next great show on planet earth. Christ in you is the hope of glory He wants the world to see what He looks like coming out of us.
His Kingdom is joy, peace and righteousness in the Holy Spirit…come on earth through arts and entertainment that will capture the bridegroom’s heart so He will return for that bride.
Eph 1: 18-19 His bride, male and female, will give glory to the bridegroom in his and her clothing hat
Broadway – pray that we will produce plays that honor families….like Sound of Music or Lion King
Let’s once again fill Broadway with productions that will honor God and family,
God’s people (Aglow) will rise up as it has never risen up before to take this important mountain.
EYE HAS NOT SEEN, NOR EAR HEARD, NOR HAVE ENTERED INTO THE HEART OF MAN
THE THINGS WHICH GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM. I Cor 2:9