Secret Origin Of Creativity And Invention
If you are reading a book titled Unleash Your Inventions: The Secret Origin Of Creativity And Inventions, I certainly hope it is because you are interested in learning what it takes to become an inventor. If you are “just looking around”, it is also fine. You are more than welcome to stay.
I believe that everyone is a born inventor, we were all born with unlimited creativity and inventive potentials (I will prove it beyond any reasonable doubt in this book)
I am willing to guess that at some time or other an idea for a new invention or of how some existing device, gadget, widget, app or even a movie plot could be improved certainly dropped in your mind. You got an idea. Have you ever had an idea and you were completely clueless about how to even develop it any further?
When we get an original idea for an invention, which is in itself might be a lot of work, but it is not enough to make it a success and if you do not know how to develop it you are almost certain to give up before you have completed it.
Now, you might claim none of that has ever happened to you. Why does it seem that some people are creative and some are not creative? Have you ever wished you could become more creative?
I wonder if that is something you can relate with?
You have an idea for an invention, but because of your background, age, race, financial status, and geographical location, you feel you cannot get it done.
The big question seems to be that: how do people become creative and inventive? Can Creativity be taught as a subject in school? As an inventive thinker, how do I work out my ideas and make it a reality? Countless number of brilliant-sounding theories have been proposed, countless number of books have been written, yet there seem to be no consensus on these matters.
What we can all agree on is that creativity and invention requires some insights. Usually an odd insight that is rare or appears impossible. A discovery; getting fresh insights about something, usually amounts to seeing what everybody else is seeing, but thinking up something no one else is thinking of.
Insights is the fuel of invention, invention runs on insights we can get from the data, information and knowledge we have access to. Especially the knowledge we have internalised.
Could there be some secret formulae to follow in order for us to unlock the insights that fuel creativity? In general, the world is an uncertain place and looking ahead for anybody always has its own fair share of uncertainty.
Our quest for certainty, order and predictability is why we have made data, numbers, and collection of facts, a fundamental part of the human experience. This is why we are trying to develop concepts, theorems and formulae for everything and anything at all. Including discovery of some new insights.
Science exists because we want to conquer our fear of the unknown and provide a rational reason for why things happen. Science allows us to explain away anything. The same uncertainty and fear of the unknown is also what fuels religion. Religion gives us a handle on things that are seemingly out of our control. When something goes beyond what can be explained or controlled, our basic training and instinct is to pray about it.
A physicist once said that data collection is the closest thing we have to reading the hand of God. That statement is a “very Physicist” statement because Physics strictly runs only on things that can be quantified and independently verified.
As people of numbers; physicists and mathematicians believe that if two people do the same exact things, they would get the same results. However, real life paints a different outcome and you observe that two people doing the same things usually end up differently.
When we approach our quest for fresh insights from a strictly scientific viewpoint, we would be inclined to invest in data collection and acquisition of knowledge, these would be reasonable prerequisites for fresh insights that would lead us towards inventions. Nevertheless, history has shown us repeatedly that investing thousands of hours into study and research in themselves contain no guarantees that we are getting any closer to acquiring what we really need for invention: insights.
If money, data and the knowledge we can glean from the collected data is all we need for insights, then the best ideas going forward will only originate from places like Silicon Valley and perhaps China. They have the money and vast amounts of data they could turn to. However, I hope you can agree with me that the next world-changing idea can emerge from some young woman working on her laptop from her hostel space in rural Nigeria.
Having trailer loads of data is good, but it is insights that count. Your bag of data or volumes of knowledge is not worth anything compared to even just a handful of insights. Great insights can come from anywhere; great knowledge often comes from the humblest of origins.
This clearly demonstrates that insights do not depend on how much money we have or the amount of knowledge we have acquired. The big question remains: how do we acquire the insights we need in order to unlock creativity and invention?
The answers seem to be so simple, that they appear dumb. Nikola Tesla, one of the most prolific inventors ever to walk on the earth provided a hint when he said that “My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists”.
This might sound weird, but I have observed that most inventors attribute their success to some intuition, something that goes beyond the mind and normal physical sensations. A source that is beyond the usual realms of data, knowledge and science.
LOGIC AND REASON has a role to play in invention, there is no doubt about that. However, that initial spark, the initial idea usually comes to us from a realm that is beyond logic and reason. Albert Einstein did not discover his world-changing formula: E=mc2 by working towards it from existing logic and reason. He intuited it from “the universe” and then worked backwards from the answer.
The initial idea simply came to him.
The standard world education system does not take into account the spirit of men, and honestly, I think that is crazy. The physical universe we can touch and see is said to be just 4% of what is out there. Which means that there is 96% of something out there that we cannot see or detect, how do we ignore that?
The first thing I discovered about creativity and inventions is that it is a spiritual pursuit. Every act of creativity and invention has its root in the spirit. Nobody experiences a breakthrough discovery without some spiritual input.
They can call it anything they like – intuition, spirit, inner being, deep soul or some other esoteric term from an eastern religion, but the point is that, most insights that led to great discovery are usually made by someone who traces it back to a source that goes beyond the usual three dimensions (3-D) we easily perceive and are most familiar with.
Herein lies my dilemma (and the REAL reason I put off writing about the subject matter for so long); I cannot discuss creativity and invention without been explicitly spiritual about it. I cannot discuss spirituality without doing so in the context of Christianity because I gained access to my God and Father through Christianity.
I know there are multiple religions and spiritual pathways out there, however, I have only been a Christian all my life and Christianity is working so well for me that I wish everybody – all 7 billion people will all become born-again Christians. It is impossible for me to describe spirituality any other way, as I have no experience in those pathways.
While people say they had an “intuition” or “gut feeling” about something, I simply say I perceived in my spirit or I say that the Holy Spirit spoke to me for example. I am also a very big fan of praying. My Christian beliefs and practises sets me at odds with people, but it is working very well for me and I have no desire to change.
Thousands of inventions have come from Christian minds and so, I believe I am in great company. One of the greatest inventors of all time – Nikola Tesla wrote that “The gift of mental power comes from God, Divine Being, and if we concentrate our minds on that truth, we become in tune with this great power. My Mother had taught me to seek all truth in the Bible”. One of his greatest undertaking was inspired by an insight he got from the biblical book of Revelations.
I bet that if you had an option, you would rather not buy an Android phone manual that has been written by an iPhone expert. So also, I cannot teach or train about invention without using the Holy Bible, and various relevant Christian concepts in this short discourse.
Going forward, I now wish to dig into the depths of the source of creativity and invention, how it works and how you can tap into it. Your first invention is an insight away.
“Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;”
John 10: 34 – 35 (KJV)
I need to do a deep dive into one of the greatest books of all time; the Holy Bible, to layout some fundamental precepts necessary in order for us to better understand the secret origin of creativity and invention. Once I explain this stuff, you might start seeing things more clearly and more importantly, you will learn the ONE thing you need to change about yourself, so that you can become much more inventive and do great things.
In ancient Babylon, the King; Nebuchadnezzar had a problem he could not solve. He had a disturbing dream, a very disturbing dream that had troubled him through the night. Despite the unlimited resources at his disposal, he was stuck.
His team of consultants, experts and spiritualists could not solve the puzzle and all hope was getting lost. This was an unusual request, his team had remarked that “the king’s demand is impossible. No one except the gods can tell you your dream, and they do not live here among people”. It was at that point that Daniel stepped up.
Daniel delivered the answer in less than 48 hours. The king was so impressed that the Holy Bible notes that this mighty king actually began to worship Daniel.
I guess that makes him a god?
Daniel went on to become a very influential figure, so revered and held in the highest esteem across the land, he knew future events before they happened and his predictions were always “on-point”.
I love asking questions. I love asking a lot of questions, because I have this belief that if I can ask the right questions then I can unlock the right results I am seeking.
That is why I wish to start my discourse with a question: What happens to ordinary people when the Word of God comes to them?
In the above mentioned bible passage, we find Jesus Christ quoting Psalm 82:6, and then inferring a certain, clear conclusion from that same scripture. Let us consider that scripture again in the Contemporary English Version (CEV)
“Jesus replied: In your Scriptures doesn’t God say, “You are gods”? You can’t argue with the Scriptures, and God spoke to those people and called them gods.”
John 10: 34 – 35 (CEV)
Jesus was quoting Psalm 82:6 at this point because the religious leaders had incited a mob to stone him to death under the guise that he was claiming to be God (or the Son of God).
The defence he presented was simple: if men were called gods (by the Law); men to whom God’s message came (please take note of this condition), then how can it be blasphemy for a man that has been consecrated, dedicated and set apart for God by God Himself to be called or regarded as a god?
There are gods among men. Ordinary men unto whom the word of God came. If you receive the word of God in any particular area or field, you can become a god to your world.
This I believe is a critical lesson (among so many other lessons) that we can learn from the bible passage we are discussing.
What happens to ordinary people when the Word of God comes to them? Jesus Christ directly teaches us here that when that happens, that word they heard will change them, totally transform them and empower them; effectively transforming them into gods among men.
The implication of this is that you can become gods in a particular area if the Word of God comes to you in that particular area (praise God!).
If the Word of God comes to you on a particular topic or area of focus, you can become a god to your generation, a god to your nation – living as the man with the answers.
The eleventh chapter of the Book of Hebrews is an amazing read. It is like the Hall of Fame for people – men and women alike – that have walked this road of faith and achieved excellent results by the practical application of faith.
(I want you to please note that men and women, young or old, have obtained exact, same results by application of faith in God, this is because God doesn’t discriminate based on gender. Discrimination in things of God by age or gender, skin colour and nationality is not of God, that trait is due to religion and really, that is just a shame.)
Let us return our attention to the main discourse by considering Hebrews 11:33.
“Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions” Hebrews 11:33 (KJV)
The Amplified Bible renders it this way:
“Who by [the help of] faith subdued kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promised blessings, closed the mouths of lions” Hebrews 11:33 (AMP)
This scripture describes some of the great things kingdom champions have done by faith, everything written in the eleventh chapter of Hebrews were all done by faith.
If I have a problem with twenty-first century Christianity, it is the fact that when people talk about faith they limit it to a few things. Especially healing.
I grew up in Nigeria, and I can attest that Nigerian Christians are only looking for three things, there are only three things they are seeking after. Nigerian Christians are looking for “breakthrough”, in three areas, which are: academic/career breakthrough, financial breakthrough and marital breakthrough. That’s all about the breakthrough that people are looking for.
If you consider most of the prayer points we pray in most churches, you can summarize them into these breakthrough points that people are looking for, So that’s all they are using their faith for.
“Give me this day my daily bread”, that’s all most people are using their faith for, whereas there is so much more that you can access through that gift of faith.
Faith can do more.
The eleventh chapter of the book of Hebrews chronicles for us some people that used their faith for some serious things like subduing kingdoms. Once again, the twenty-first century Christian reading this might be thinking that the kingdoms referred to here are demonic kingdoms, witches, wizards, and wickedness in high places, principalities and powers.
While that is a very valid interpretation of this scripture, that is not even close to the literal meaning of that biblical verse.
The Good News Bible renders that phrase as “through faith they fought a whole country and they won”.
That is why I don’t want you to be thinking about principalities and powers of darkness in high places right now. That is not what the scripture is saying here, it is saying that by faith men conquered nations, and they subdued kingdoms.
Before the fall, when God blessed man, he charged mankind to “have dominion, and subdue the natural world”. So then, if this verse says by faith or through faith, men subdued nations and countries, establishing dominion over them, we can believe that word. It is very valid.
Talking about the subject of faith, what is faith? The bible says in the tenth chapter of the book of Romans “that faith comes by hearing and hearing comes by the word of God”.
If I hear the word of God, it will birth faith within me. The word of God is imparted into our hearts through revelation, and so if the word of God comes to you it will not leave you the same.
The word of God can come to you and transform you into a god, the word of God can come to you and orchestrate a complete transformation. So think not so much about your current state, neither been alarmed nor frightened. All you have to do is to just accept and obey the word of God. That’s all you have to do.
I find it interesting that Christians have troubles with believing what the Holy Bible says. The Holy Bible will say something and Christians will step forward to debate it. In so many cases, we are so afraid of what the Holy Bible says, for example the Holy Bible clearly says that you should not be broke but you should be lending unto nations but how many people can confidently believe that?
I have heard people dare say the Holy Bible is too old and hence irrelevant to modern issues. The truth of the matter is that “whether you say you can or you say you cannot, you are correct”.
My Father-in-the-Lord taught me that God cannot use you beyond the level of your faith. God stops and will not be able to move further beyond what your faith permits, the operation of the Holy Spirit in your life is limited by your faith.
Once again; what happens to ordinary people when the word of God comes to them? They can become transformed into gods.
There are gods among men.
There are a lot of times were men were referred to as gods in the Holy Bible. There are people around us that have qualities regarded as making them superior to other people.
Let us briefly consider one more of such cases in order to lend weight to our discourse. I shall now be considering the New Testament Apostle Paul.
Apostle Paul is a stand-out character across the Holy Bible, he was a man mighty in words and deeds. I wish to highlight an incident from his life. Paul experienced a shipwreck during one of his trips, now, Paul had no business with a sinking ship, but the captain of the ship (a man of great knowledge and expertise in his field) had actually sailed against the Man of God’s advice.
That was how they found themselves in trouble on the high seas. The Man of God stepped up again and somehow they made it to the island of Malta. Upon arrival on the island of Malta, Paul was once again caught in the middle of another controversy.
“As Paul gathered an armful of sticks and was laying them on the fire, a poisonous snake, driven out by the heat, bit him on the hand. The people of the island saw it hanging from his hand and said to each other, “A murderer, no doubt! Though he escaped the sea, justice will not permit him to live.” But Paul shook off the snake into the fire and was unharmed. The people waited for him to swell up or suddenly drop dead. But when they had waited a long time and saw that he wasn’t harmed, they changed their minds and decided he was a god.” Acts 28 : 3 – 6 (NLT)
They changed their minds and decided Paul was a god. Epic.
There are men, and there are women and then there are gods. The gods are anyone unto whom the message of God has come. If the word of God comes to you and you accept it, YOU CAN DO GREAT THINGS.
From the beginning of time itself, we have observed that whenever God wants to do anything upon the face of the earth – he sends a man. When the Israelites where enslaved in Egypt and needed deliverance, he sent a man – Moses. If you look through the bible, you find God sending people – men and women; young and old on assignments.
God sends “a calling” to the people whenever there is a situation or circumstances that requires a positive change. That Sent Man will come with the unction needed to force and superimpose heaven on earth.
Every generation with its own prophets uniquely equipped to handle the challenges and problems of their own generation. It is the prevalent problems and challenges in the society that determines the kind of calling and anointing that God will release unto that generation.
In fact, anytime you see any negative manifestation or societal ills around you, it is the fruit of somebody’s disobedience or complete abandonment of divine duty.
God will always send an anointed man to deal with the issues prevalent in their days.
Elijah was a man called during the height of idolatry and as such, he was empowered to deal with it – he could declare periods of drought and call down fire as he pleased. He needed all that to get the job down.
The other major old testaments prophets – Isaiah, or Jeremiah were not inferior to Elijah per se, they simply had different kind of assignments and they all served God in their generation.
In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus prays that “thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” The operations of the spirit of God in the midst of men is to bring us – body, soul and spirit into a state of completeness and fullness. We are meant to enjoy heaven on earth; we are always seeking heaven, and you would agree with me that everybody is always moving away from pain and towards pleasure.
So, whenever there are needs or difficult and negative circumstances and manifestations, God will send a man with everything needed for the assignment, projects and outreaches at hand.
The person will bring a certain anointing or grace from heaven and deliver it unto their generation.
When there is spiritual darkness in a land, God raises men and commissions them for an assignment to the land. That is why over the years for example, we have men that have taught salvation, holiness, faith, and healing. They taught it, they lived it and they carried a special anointing for it.
There is a Man of God in Nigeria that his primary message for over 30 years of ministry has been holiness. Whenever you hear him preach about holiness, a conviction comes over you and you want to get born again all over again.
God raised men to deliver the land from evil, demonic strongholds. That was followed by a wave of sent men that led us to repentance from dead works and live a peaceable, holy life.
Then God raised men to teach us how to live by faith and be led by the Holy Spirit. Each wave was bringing us closer to heaven and closing the gaps.
Heaven is still sending men because the work is not completed. Everybody sent will have their own unique assignment that will add up to the overall purpose and vision of God for the era.
Remember, if the word of God comes to us in a particular area we can become gods in that particular area. Various people will have their own unique insights from the Word of God; the insights you receive is a function of the kind of assignment God has for you.
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. Romans 12:6-8 (KJV)
The above quoted passages from the Holy Bible shows us this concept of having gifts that differ from each other according to the grace we have received from God. Once we identified our gift, we have to use them with the realisation that God always sends somebody with a message, a grace, or a gift to deliver unto men.
An Apostle Of Healing?
One of the more popular verses of the Holy Bible says that “My people perish for lack of knowledge”. A very simple, but profound statement.
The story was told about a young man that wished to migrate to another country in search of better opportunities. He worked hard for many months, saving towards purchase of the ticket on a cruise ship.
This was many decades ago, before transatlantic flight was even invented. The man worked hard, saved every extra penny he could, and finally had just enough money to purchase a ticket aboard a cruise ship. The trip at that time required about two or three weeks to cross the ocean. He went out and bought a suitcase and filled it full of cheese and crackers. That’s all he could afford.
Once on board, all the other passengers went to the large, ornate dining room to eat their gourmet meals. Meanwhile, the poor man would go over in the corner and eat his cheese and crackers. This went on day after day. He could smell the delicious food being served in the dining room. He heard the other passengers speak of it in glowing terms as they rubbed their bellies and complained about how full they were, and how they would have to go on a diet after this trip. The poor traveller wanted to join the other guests in the dining room, but he had no extra money. Sometimes he’d lie awake at night, dreaming of the sumptuous meals the other guests described.
Toward the end of the trip, another man came up to him and said, “Sir, I can’t help but notice that you are always over there eating those cheese and crackers at mealtimes. Why don’t you come into the banquet hall and eat with us?” The traveller’s face flushed with embarrassment. “Well, to tell you the truth, I had only enough money to buy the ticket. I don’t have any extra money to purchase fancy meals.” The other passenger raised his eyebrows in surprise. He shook his head and said, “Sir, don’t you realize the meals are included in the price of the ticket? Your meals have already been paid for!”
Just like this young man, we are ignorant about a lot of things available and accessible to us. That is why we perish; that is why we have failure, poverty and disease holding us back from fulfilling divine purposes.
There are certain rights and privileges you enjoy as a citizen of your country. The only clause is that most of the times, unless you know your rights as a citizen, you are likely to get short-changed.
There are countries that grant their citizens free medical services for certain age groups, yet if the citizen is ignorant of this right, it is not farfetched to imagine such a person getting billed for a service that is supposed to be free.
This is very similar to our walk as Christians. We have unlimited access to The Force; The Almighty God is our ally and yet, due to ignorance about the true extent, nature and capabilities that are made available to us, we continuously suffer.
Starting with salvation, God has begun to illuminate our hearts with the knowledge we need in order to operate more effectively as heaven’s ambassadors on earth. Over the ages, from one generation of faith in God to another, we get more knowledgeable in the things of God and hence enjoy a higher quality of life.
God specially sends men with a particular calling to establish certain truths or moves or operations of the Holy Spirit amongst us. The Man of God is not making it up or bringing something new, rather they are merely showing us the light so that we might draw close and believe it for ourselves.
We have had apostles of salvation. It has always been the will of God for us to be saved, however, salvation doesn’t come automatically. Salvation came by hearing the gospel of Christ been preached to us, and then we believed it.
It is the believing that empowers us to walk in that reality of been saved.
We have had apostles of holiness. Men gifted with special insights into God’s word with regards to how people can live a holy life.
We have had apostles of faith.
We have had apostles of grace.
Each of these are all aspects of God that were previously unknown or hidden to us. Then a man comes around and shows us the light so that we can begin to walk in the light of the revelation.
There used to be so many wrong beliefs, errors, half-truths and outright heresies in the body of Christ about healing and health. Some even used to believe sickness is part of God’s plan for them.
Over the years, men sent by God have revealed and restored the divine truths about these things to us. Scriptures like 3 John 2 “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thou soul prospereth”, suddenly started to mean something else.
I am privileged to have as a Father-in-the-Lord, an apostle of healing. Truth be told, it was watching him evolve and dig deeper into the depths and fullness of his calling that challenged me to dig ever deeper into discovery and delivery of mine.
God specially sends men with a particular calling to establish certain truths or moves or operations of the Holy Spirit amongst us.
Apostles of Creativity And Witty Inventions?
An Apostle is sent to us in order to reveal and demonstrate an aspect of God to us that was hitherto unknown, obscure or completely misunderstood altogether. Many years ago, the Word of God came to me in the area of creativity and invention.
I want you to realise that there are so many wrong beliefs, errors, half-truths and outright heresies in the body of Christ about creativity and invention. It is very poorly understood. In fact, at a young age of about eleven or twelve years old, a teacher of God’s word taught me that invention and all technology belongs to the devil.
As a young boy, when I heard that, I became very sad because even though at that age, I was not clear on my life’s path, but I knew I loved technology and I would love to work on building technologies for the benefit of God’s work and mankind, but if Satan was the god of technology, I wanted nothing to do with it. I shut down my mind.
It took over a decade for God to deliver me from that error; the devil is not the god of technology. The gods of technology will be anybody unto whom the word of God comes in the aspect of creativity and invention.
Our message is simple: Anybody! Anybody at all that allows the spirit of God have total control over their thought life can undergo a renewal and transformation of mind that brings their mind to that place of creativity and using such insights, they can build scientific and technological marvels.
Just like salvation, faith, healing, and wealth, creativity is also a fundamental aspect of the God nature. God is creative, and just like God sent Apostles to reveal and restore diverse operations of the move of God amongst us, I sense in my spirit that God is raising people in my generation to reveal and restore this aspect of divinity (creativity) to us.
When I say anyone, I really do mean anyone from anywhere. Your background, race, gender, religious denomination or political affiliations do not stop you from exhibiting creativity and invention. If you do the right thing, you will get the very same results.
The spiritual principles you have to obey in order to find long-lasting success are universally valid, they are the same everywhere; they work everywhere. Neither our geographical location nor the colour of our skin has held us back, it is ignorance of the right principles.
Apostle Peter, a staunch Jew was moved to admit that he observed that God doesn’t discriminate, not by age, gender, skin colour or nationality. Anybody that does the right thing will be accepted. There is no biblical proof or scientific proof that certain people are superior to the other in terms of physical strength or intellectual prowess.
In spiritual discussions, there are no Jews or Gentiles (neither Americans, Chinese nor Nigerians), there are no “untouchables”. Ordinary men – whether blacks or whites, whether living in first world countries or third world countries operate in the things of God the same exact way. Any discrimination cannot be validated by scriptures or science, they are simply prejudices fuelled by the limitations of a corrupted mind.
The greatest showman, P.T. Barnum said “A human soul, ‘that God has created and Christ died for,’ is not to be trifled with. It may tenant the body of a Chinaman, a Turk, an Arab or a Hottentot — it is still an immortal spirit”.
We have a true guarantee that anybody from anywhere can operate at the highest levels of creativity and invention. There is no limit, no barriers to how far we can go. God created us in his own image – all races and both genders alike.
It is interesting to note that the best-selling book of all time; The Holy Bible, opens with the words: “In the beginning, GOD created the heavens and the earth”. The very first thing we learn about God through the Holy Bible is that God is creative.
God created the heavens and the earth, created the moon, stars, planets, quasars, black holes and whatever other natural phenomena we have ever observed out there. God initiated their fabrication many, many years ago… “out of nothing”.
God created living things too. Plants, animals and then as the masterpiece, He created man. The bible duly informs us that God created man in his own image and likeness.
So, God created human beings that were like him in many ways. He made us to be like himself. He created us to be male and female. Both genders are valid and equal representations of God.
God fashioned and created man to be like himself. He fashioned man to possess the very same qualities he has. In Christian circles, we discuss the fact that God is Omnipotent, Omniscience, Omnificent, and Omnipresent to list a few.
If we truly possess these same qualities that are found in God, then we should also be able to exhibit these qualities, it must not be some religious cliché we toss around.
God is omnipotent; all powerful and so, if you are a true member of his family, you should also be powerful in a measure. God is omniscient; all knowing, you should also be knowledgeable in some measure. You cannot claim to be of God and remain comfortable with ignorance and mediocrity.
There is this divide between people of faith and people of science. We are usually at odds with each other; it is more or less as if faith and science are mutually exclusive. Religious people seem to be the most gullible set of people on the planet and have little or no interest in scientific pursuits.
Here is the twist however, both “religion” and “science” originated from God. The pioneers of both religious and scientific endeavours were without doubt: “Men of God”. It is truly a shame that we are at odds with each other.
Sir Isaac Newton, a Christian theologian I discuss in greater detail in chapter four, laid the framework of what became classical physics. We also have men like Georges Lemaître, a Jesuit trained Belgian Catholic priest, mathematician, astronomer, and professor of physics at the Catholic University of Louvain. Encyclopaedia Britannica reports that he formulated the modern big-bang theory, which holds that the universe began in a cataclysmic explosion of a small, primeval “super-atom”. These are just two quick examples; the true pioneers of science were Men of God.
One cannot claim that God is the source of all wisdom, knowledge and power, and yet claim to be against science. Science is nothing more than a disciplined, detailed and more specific branch of knowledge.
Science (from the Latin word scientia, meaning “knowledge”) is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe. Science simply means an exacting knowledge. Science is the foundation of all invention, engineering and technology. Nobody could design a smartphone, spaceship, faster vehicles or anything at all without some basic understanding of science – exacting knowledge about how nature works.
My argument is simple: if God is wise, knowledgeable, all knowing, powerful, and creative. Anyone who claims to have been made in that same image must also show signs of these same traits and abilities. I am not the first to make such thought-provoking claims and I certainly will not be the last.
God created us exactly like himself – a creative spirit; creativity and invention should be something we can do easily. Just like salvation, holiness, grace, faith, healing and wealth; creativity and invention should be a fundamental part of our existence on earth.
This is also why we know that matters of creativity and invention are primarily spiritual pursuits. They flow out of the divine into the natural. Every feat of creativity and invention has its root in the spirit. Only people who see themselves as spirits can access it.
In order to be extremely creative, you need a source of ideas and power that goes beyond the 3-dimensional physical world we can all touch and see. To become more creative, you need to invest in your spiritual development. The more spiritual you are, the more creativity you would unlock.
I do not think it is possible to say you want to “teach creativity” per se. Creativity cannot be taught, it is a “divine donation” bestowed upon us at the dawn of creation. If you are still not sure whether God wants you to be creative and inventive or not, let us consider the words of Apostle Peter:
“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2 Peter 1:4 (KJV)
Apostle Peter makes it explicit and very obvious that we have been invited to partake in the divine nature. Anything we can think or imagine is a part of the divine nature (God’s very nature) can also become our experience. We need to be delivered from our ignorance and a mind that has not been renewed.
So, I cannot teach you be creative because you are already creative (you were born creative). You are a creative and inventive spirit by default. If you accept the fact that God created you, and has invited you to participate of his own divine nature, then you must also accept the fact that you are creative.
Plants and animals were not created in the image of God, and so, we cannot teach a monkey or a goat to be creative. In as much as we have people that possess a gift of teaching, and feel they can teach anybody any concept – no matter how abstract or difficult to comprehend, we must be humble enough to respect the fact that it is the presence of a spirit in man that makes teaching even possible in the first place.
If truly, you can teach anything, then let a Professor of Mathematics take on a tribe of goats or a carload of monkeys and teach them the very simple concept of 1 + 1 = 2. The Professor would soon realise that such an exercise will not yield anything.
You might not be fluent in more than two or three languages right now, but that is your choice. If you wanted, you could learn a dozen languages, you have the capacity to do so. Plants and animals do not.
Any investment of time to teach creativity to animals is a waste of time. They don’t have the spirit that will make it possible. Have you seen any creativity or innovation from animals? I have not found a case.
I am so excited that mankind continues to develop tools and technology that help us better dominate our natural environment. I am excited that what we term “AI” (Artificial Intelligence; our quest to build computers/robots that can display human-like intelligence) will very likely be developed during my lifetime, because the day we achieve that, we will also begin to realise what truly makes us human beings.
When we successfully build AI machines, we will realise that there is still so much more to us than that.
If you accept the fact that God created you and you possess the life of God, then you can be creative and innovative in your life and business pursuits. What we can do is share some tips that might be of help as you sharpen your creative skills, but we are not making you creative or teaching you creativity. It is who you are already.
God wants us to be creative, he wants us to channel our creativity and build things. I believe that anybody can become creative and do things on a large massive scale. The idea that great ideas and innovation can only come from certain people and places in the world is wrong.
You need to be informed that creativity and great ideas do not come from abroad. They come from above.
I wish to be explicit about my interest in invention. I am interested in learning, teaching and training about how we can actually invent radically new technologies as opposed to merely improving what already exists.
We need new approaches to solving the problems in our society. We need new insights that can solve problems more effectively than solutions proposed by great men of times past. That is why it is important to uncover the real source of creative and inventive ideas. Once you realise the great ideas are from God—Divine Being, The Source—and that once you are in tune with that, you can channel some new ideas, it gives a hint about our true potentials.
I am not really interested in building some smartphone app or building a payment or ecommerce app on some other big tech company’s cloud platform. Please, that is not the kind of invention I am writing to you about.
I want us to work towards discovery of true scientific breakthroughs that can serve as a base for technological marvels.