Everything is linking up for such a time as this.
- Dr. Robyn Kassas, from SOAP Seminar, For Such a Time as This
2024 is the year we war for the door to our destiny.
- Dr. Robyn Kassas
'To the Arts and Entertainment mountain, I say, "What glory and shine I give you as you express and form culture with your gifting and talent. This is the fullness of My creativity given to the world through you as vessels and instruments. Do not downplay your importance in society, for it is you who shape and breed culture and worldview. I have commissioned your angel to stand watch and call you back to your original purpose -- bringing Me glory and showcasing every facet, tone, texture, and nuance of who I am to mankind. This is the reason for your expression. It’s My goodness and My character," says the Lord. "This is the recovery journey for you to regain what My church gave up when you were at your prime and most important place of development."'
- Pastor Nathan Kassas, Season Casting 2023
Surely the Lord God does nothing,
Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.
- Amos 3:7
And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,
- Ephesians 4:11-12
It’s the most exciting time of the year, because it’s the time when the Lord reveals His plan for the year ahead to His prophets. Trust me when I tell you, as artists, WE NEED THIS. Everyone needs it, but artists especially. Why? Because artists are agents of influence to the Church and the world. What is the point of what we do if we don’t know what God is speaking to His people about this season and the year ahead? Here’s the good news - God provides His prophets and apostles so that we can know, at least in part.
REGA’s sponsor church, Times of Refreshing Christian Center, NY holds a conference every year at this time called Season Casting, when they teach about the significance of the new Hebraic year, and through scholarship, revelation and hearing the words of other prophets in the Church, interpret what the Spirit is saying about the new season we are in, making declarations over the year to come. Those declarations are made over every sector of society, including the Arts. We are blessed to have Dr. Robyn Kassas and Dr. Tony Kassas, an internationally recognized prophet and apostle team, as well as Ps Nathan Kassas (soon to be Dr), an apostle as well, at the helm of TORCC-NY. They have spoken many powerful words in the past over mountains of society and nations that have come to pass (to see the fulfillment of many of their words, visit prophetic annals). TORCC-NY is called to raise up prophetic ministers in every area, including the arts, and so many words are given by the leadership team to bless every mountain of society.
There’s no one way the Lord wants to communicate His message. Every artist is different, and every artist is important, whether we’re called to bring the expression of God’s truth to the Church or to the world.
Artists have a very important role, but it is DIFFERENT from that of God’s prophets. We are meant to EXPRESS the truths of God and the revelations of His Kingdom and character, but we are NOT necessarily the recipients of the revelation of truth! We are VESSELS OF EXPRESSION, NOT PROPHETS. Some might be prophets, but you need to be called by a fivefold minister to be a prophet, and then raised up, anointed and commissioned. Just because we have great new ideas and original ways of expressing them doesn't make us prophets. We want to hear what the Lord is saying through His fivefold leaders so then we can ask Him how He wants us to magnify the message He gives to His prophets. We respect the Church and its fivefold leaders as the recipients of the first-fruits of His revelation. Then we get to ruminate on them, chew them over, pray into them, let them change us, apply them to our own heart and life, and magnify the message to the world in our own unique, creative way. Isn’t that a beautiful calling? There’s no one way the Lord wants to communicate His message. Every artist is different, and every artist is important, whether we’re called to bring the expression of God’s truth to the Church or to the world. But we want to make sure our message is pure, from the flow of the Holy Spirit, and God honors His leadership, calling “some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,” (Ephesians 4:11-12). So we want to get it from the source!
The other reason it’s so important for artists to hear the word of the Lord is because our calling is so unconventional. No artist has a clear career path. Hearing what the Lord is saying about and doing in the Arts mountain is needed to help us know where to focus our time and energy in this season, e.g., what types of projects to work on, what doors the Lord wants to open for us, and probably most importantly, what He is doing in our own hearts to prepare us for those doors. No one can live a fruitful Christian life on their own, in their own bubble, but especially not artists.
Lastly, at REGA Arts, we pray and war over these words all year long. We have a weekly prayer meeting on Tuesdays at 10AM on zoom, and part of what we pray into each week is the words that are released over the Arts through Season Casting. Through doing so, we have seen many of these words come to pass! If you’d like to join the prayer meeting, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you the zoom link!
Artists communicate the TRUTH of God in a way that becomes personal to people... Truth is a weapon against bondage. It has the power to set people free.
Please, artists called by God, take this seriously and steward it carefully.
There’s a lot more to the calling of an artist than creating nice things for the world to enjoy. We communicate the TRUTH of God in a way that becomes personal to people. Truth is a weapon against bondage. It has the power to set people free. Part of what we’re doing is destroying the works of the Devil. But we need the right Sword of the Spirit to battle with - that sword is the Word of God - both Logos and Rhema. Seek out the Word of the Lord, and then ask HIM how He wants you to apply it and weave it into your creative work for others. We serve God and others, not ourselves.
So I highly recommend to all of His artists out there that we take advantage of this gift of the TORCC-NY Season Casting conference. The event will be held this Saturday at 4:30PM, and Sunday at 3:30PM. You can view it in person or online. For details, see the TORCC-NY website here.
The Underground Microphone is a weekly blog and email update for Christian working in or who have a burden for the Arts. These blogs are password protected because they are intended for believers only. The password to access all of the blogposts is BroadwayRebirth. There is also a weekly prayer meeting to pray into what the Lord is saying every Tuesday at 10:00AM EST. If you'd like to join the prayer meeting, please email email@example.com and you will be emailed a zoom link.
REGA Arts is a Christian Theatre Company with the mission of training and raising up Christians to have a career in the theatre industry, and creating new works of theater. It is affiliated with Times of Refreshing Christian Center, NY (TORCC-NY) as its spiritual oversight, under the leadership of Dr. Robyn Kassas, Dr. Tony Kassas, and Pastor Nathan Kassas. The next Season Casting event where the leadership gives prophetic words over the world and various industries, including the Arts, is on September 23. Register here.