This post is being written as an intentional decree, releasing Kingdom artists in every area of the arts & media through the power of the Blood, the Spirit, & the Word, to use their giftings, along with their skills & training in those giftings, to provide for their Kingdom needs, allowing them to earn a prosperous living that provides for themselves & their families.

For the Scripture says, “YOU SHALL NOT MUZZLE THE OX WHILE HE IS THRESHING,” and “The laborer is worthy of his wages,” 1 Timothy 5:18 (NAS).

This is a topic that functions in a few professional circles, but is in desperate need of change overall in our nation, especially amongst the Church, family & friends; a topic worth meditating about, praying through, & bringing into the light of truth on behalf of Kingdom artists everywhere. An artist in the context of this post is defined as a musician, singer, artist, dancer, photographer, graphic designer, writer, poet, crafter, & anyone else who is gifted in the area of arts & media, & who has studied to show themselves approved through diligent practice, study & experience, becoming knowledgable, skilled & professional in their area of gifting.

The Scripture above tells us the ‘laborer is worthy of his wages.’ Other versions of this same passage include:

For the Scripture says, “Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain,” and “The worker deserves his wages.” (NIV)

For the Scripture says, “You must not muzzle an ox to keep it from eating as it treads out the grain.” And in another place, “Those who work deserve their pay!” (NLT)

Scripture tells us, “Don’t muzzle a working ox” and “A worker deserves his pay.” (The Message)

For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain, and again, The laborer is worthy of his hire.” (Amplified)

“God’s gifts and God’s call are under full warranty—never canceled, never rescinded.”(Romans 11:29, The Message)

Far too many artists are using their gifts & skills for the wrong kingdom, including many who profess Christ, possibly because that’s where they receive the only/most compensation. It’s time for Kingdom artists who have spent time developing their gift into a skill to be compensated justly & generously for sharing their gifts & knowledge with others. It’s time for Kingdom artists of excellence to arise & be given a voice for the Kingdom of Heaven & the abundant blessings that accompany a Kingdom lifestyle. God’s gifts & callings are given to each, not only to be an expression of Heaven on Earth, but also to be utilized to provide for the needs of life. Far too many have expected artists to give away their time, their gifts & their skills as favors or for too little compensation. This is a ploy of the kingdom of darkness to keep the treasures of Heaven from attaining their fullest expression & I am decreeing, “No more!” We are living in the Kingdom age. Kingdom artists come forth & be rewarded according to your time, your gift, your skills & your faithfulness!” No longer is it ‘who you know,’ but rather it is because of ‘Who you know.’  I “pray for good fortune in everything you do, and for your good health—that your everyday affairs prosper, as well as your soul!’ (3 John 1:2 The Message).