Tom has been involved in the arts for a very long time. He worked in doing drama, skits, banner making, puppets back in the early 80's. To Tom these were nothing more than tools for evangelistic outreach. Not entertainment. The arts are supposed to bring people to Christ a salvation experience. They can also be used for healing and deliverance with signs following the preaching of the word. God watched over and carefully crafted this evolution as Tom branched out of the church and used the arts as part of his prophetic calling.
Meet the Prophet & the Dancer
Back in 1996 when Tom & Lynn Hayden were together they were instrumental in pioneering the creative arts and prophetic dance in the church. Father God did not have to make Tom a dancer because Father God gave Tom a wife who was one. In the early days of pioneering this ministry there were lots of phone calls, lots of letters written, endless driving on the highways and prayer. Lots and lots of prayer. Prophet Tom became Tom the servant. Driving most of the time, setting up chairs, props, camera, sound equipment, sweeping floors and so much more. So often people see successful ministers on the stage but seldom see the price paid to get there.
In the early days we sacrificed anything to give the people everything. We wanted the people to not only see God through dance but we wanted them to feel His presence, hear His voice, feel His touch with miracles confirming what we were endeavoring to accomplish. We started off in our home, then a small meeting room in our complex, to our church, the county, the state, the nation and within a few years international.
Tom & Lynn had a unique style that worked for them because God humorously put together a prophet & the dancer.
Okay now let's talk about the ministry, the spiritual child conceived through this relationship.
As in the natural world so is it in the spiritual world, No man or woman conceives outside of Gods knowledge and consent. He is the giver of life. Dancing For Him Ministries was born out of a united vision between a couple He ordained to be together. God trusted us to carry the vision, give birth and take care of the vision with our lives. We are the parents. Dancing Him was Gods gift to us. The results of this union over the years that we were together has seen something that was uncommon become commonplace in the church. Dance ministries, flags, props are everyday occurrences while the prophetic sadly still lags behind. A dancer can teach dance. It takes a Prophet to teach the prophetic. That's just common sense. God intended back then as He He still does now to use the Prophetic in the world of the creative arts. Signs & wonders follow His word not just flags and banners. God wants hard core miracles to happen. Changed lives not just tears for healed emotions. God has purposefully held back the Prophets from extending their hands and using their voice in the dance world.
Once upon a time a Prophet & Dancer were married naturally and spiritually. Dancing for Him Ministries was created out of this union. In the beginning both parents invested into this child. Then for a season the Lord allowed the mother to have more influence. To do this the father was removed for a season and a time.
Even if I do not see how or understand I hear Him saying, it is time for the father to return. It is time for the prophetic to once again influence the arts. All the basics have been done. The mother has accomplished all she can do. It's time for the influence of the father to return to bring this child, this ministry into the fullness for which it was created. Dancing for Him Ministries has not reached its full potential yet. It needs its father the Prophet to do this.
God has not given up on His dream.. He has not lied about His promises no matter what life looks like. He is the God of restoration. He restores what was broken, retrieves what was stolen. He alone mends fences, fixes friendships and does miracles. If we did not believe this to be true then we are not serving or understanding the same God. He is the God of miracles. There is nothing too hard for Him.
One day very very soon God shall once again join the Prophetic back into the Arts. In that day miracles will be common place just as the dance is today.
It is no secret, God has been amassing information and developing relationships with creative talented artists everywhere so He can bring in an even bigger harvest than before. What was done in the 90's served its purpose then but God has new things to say and do in 2019 -20 and beyond. There is a new sound of worship coming. Many will put down their flags, their implements.
If you were impressed with what God did in the past then get ready. There is more, so much more that is coming.
God has moved on, moved past the basics introduction of dance & choreography. Do not be bound by your past or present knowledge... be set free by what you don't know. God is always speaking if we will only listen.
Do not worry about who has come and gone people will do this. You must always remember God remains the same. What is of Him will endure. Do not put your eyes on people. Do not trust in horses and chariots. It is the word of the Lord we must hold onto at this time.
Prophet Tom is still here, so is Dancing for Him, but that's not the real issue. It's not a matter of dancing for him in this next season it's about who is Dancing with Him. I Am Dancing With Him... are you?
Let us look to God. He will finish what He started. And yes, I would do it all over again for what I have learned and who I have become. In 2007 I gave God everything and He took it. Now let's see what's in that field I bought.