Worship is more than a song. Worship is the ministration of His Word.
Have you ever wondered why we worship before the word is spoken?
11 Kings 3:15 answers this question
But now bring me a musician.” Then it happened, when the musician played, that the hand of the Lord came upon him. II Kings 3:15
Before the hand of The Lord came upon Elisha he inquired of a musician, he enquired of a ministration of song, and as the musician played the hand of The Lord came upon Elisha!
For thus says the Lord : ‘You shall not see wind, nor shall you see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, so that you, your cattle, and your animals may drink.’ II Kings 3:17
Worship, and the Word go hand in hand together.
Worship and the Word are the foundation of Christianity.
I just have to say it’s so ironic that The Lord revealed this Word to me.
I got this revelation on the same day that I got the revelation for DaFruits of His mantle.
I was going to share this Word on the same day as well, but the enemy was so frustrated with me that unfortunately I wasn’t able to. Well satan I’m sharing this Word whether you like it or not!
The enemy can be as frustrated with me as he wants to be, but just know that you can try but will always fail!
I am a child of the most High and His blood covers me!
Take your breakthrough by force!
Hold on to your calling!
Strengthen yourself in His Word.
Encourage yourself in His Word!
I’m so happy that the enemy is frustrated with me, it means I must be doing something right!
Let me just remind you that ministration through song is just as important as the ministration of the Word of God,
ministration through song is just as important as the ministration of the Word of God, and do not let anybody tell you otherwise no matter who they are!
I may not be a ‘qualified’ preacher, I may not have the ‘title’, but I’m telling you God is able to speak through anyone no matter who they are!
I stand for humility, and unity in the body of Christ.
My bible teaches me that The Lord is not interested in our backgrounds, qualifications, titles, no, my bible teaches me that The Lord is interested in one thing and that’s the heart.
He looks at a heart full of worship, a heart full of worship is a heart that understands God.
A heart full of worship understands God because that heart has developed a relationship with God through His Word.
A heart full of worship encounters a Word full of revelation.
You see worship and The Word both go hand in hand, glory to God!
It is important children of God and I repeat very important that we follow this principle.
I’ve already given an example of Elisha requesting for worship before the Word in the bible, but we also know that this is evident in our various churches.
It’s unlikely for there to be the Word before worship, however some churches pray before worship, some churches fuse the two it really does depend on the leading of the Holy Spirit, but it is very likely for there to be praise and worship before the preacher comes to preach.
Praise before prayer or fused with prayer is also another example.
Often you’ll find prophets requesting for worship before they prophesy!
So why is ministration of song so important before the ministration of the Word?
Well first we must understand that when we worship something happens, something takes effect, something must take place!
Most importantly we must humble ourselves before The King, we must remind ourselves that we cannot do without Him.
We must remind ourselves that it is not by our strength nor is it by our power but by the Spirit says The Lord!
Without Him there would be nothing, no Word for us to speak forth, no Word for us to stand on, there would be no purpose, and our worship would be in vain.
Our worship is all about God and not about ourselves.
Our worship is all about His Word and not ours.
Our worship is all about giving glory to God.
It’s like the song that I ministered at church last week.
I feel like this week has been so prophetic!
Anyway the song goes.
Oh Lord You’re beautiful.
You’re face is all I seek, and when Your eyes are on this child Your grace abounds to me.❤
I want to take Your Word and shine it all around, but first help me to just live it Lord!
And when I’m doing well help me to never seek a crown, for my reward is giving glory to You!❤
Our worship is all about giving glory to God!
Our reward is in giving glory to God.
Our worship is all about taking His Word and shining it all around!
Our worship is not about giving glory to ourselves!
Our worship is not about shining our word around!
This is what the enemy is using to deceive and destroy worshippers, pride.
Remember satan was a worshipper the most anointed, talented, beautiful worshipper you could ever imagine, but what kicked him out of heaven?
Giving glory to himself.
Exalting himself amongst others.
Higher than thou attitude.
Shining his word around all over the place rather shining the Word of God around.
We need to come back to the heart of worship where it’s all about Him.
When the music fades, and all is stripped away, and we simply come.
Longing just to bring, something that’s of worth, that will bless our hearts.
We will bring Him more than a song.
(For worship is not just a song, it’s more than a song.)
Worship is going beyond ourselves, stripping everything away. and laying our hearts before The King.
For a song in itself is not what You have required.
You search much deeper within through the way things appear.
You’re looking into my heart.
I’m coming back to the heart of worship and it’s all about You.
It’s about You Jesus!
(It’s all about Jesus the living Word)
I’m sorry Lord for the things I’ve made it
(For making it about everything that isn’t of You)
When it’s all about You, it’s all about You Jesus!❤
Church, body of Christ, children of God, we need to understand that a heart of worship is not about song alone, a heart of worship is about a relationship with God, and a heart of worship can only be developed through His Word.
Again, and I repeat, this is why I say that we cannot worship without His Word.
David the psalmist the worshipper is a perfect example of a true worshipper.
Need I not remind you that he praised The Lord till his clothes came of and his wife despised him.
Oh how the enemy despises praise, despises worship, despises the word.
The enemy will always attempt to say something to put you of truly worshipping The Lord, I beg you please do not give the enemy the satisfaction to do so.
Worship The Lord till the enemy gets mad!
David was a true worshipper, he had an honest heart, and The Lord transformed him into a king because of the way he worshipped God, because of his constant fellowship with The Lord through His Word, and because The Lord raised up David, the enemy became angry, frustrated, jealous of David, he attempted to destroy David of course his enemies tried but always failed.
Before David was crowned king there was a king called Saul.
Saul was chosen by God to become king, but his constant disobedience towards God caused him to lose his crown.
Saul developed a habit of choosing his word over The Word of God, which God hates and so his crown was given to David, a young shepherd’s boy, with no title, all David had was a heart of worship.
David’s true heart of worship qualified David to become king, and Saul’s disobedient heart disqualified him as king.
This frustrated Saul so much so that he grew ill.
God tormented Saul with an evil spirit, and the only thing that could take that evil spirit away was through David’s heart of worship, the only thing that could take that evil spirit away was through David’s ministration of song.
And so it was, whenever the spirit from God was upon Saul, that David would take a harp and play it with his hand. Then Saul would become refreshed and well, and the distressing spirit would depart from him. I Samuel 16:23❤
Worship refreshes and makes well.
Worship does not hinder.
Worship is not about self.
Worship quenches the very thirsting of our souls!❤
Worship is about God, and if worship is about His Word then we must not put the song before His Word.
Meaning worship is not worship if it just focuses on the song.
Worship is worship when it is focused on God, on His very Word.
I said it in DaFruits of the Mantle of Blessing, and I’ll say it again here.
Brothers and sisters we make up the body of Christ.
We ought to love one another as Christ has loved us.
Therefore lets please rid ourselves of all strife, malice, anger, everything and anything that will cause discord.
Can we please encourage each other more?! We need to be encouraged in His Word, yes it is very important.
I’m going by the very example that is portrayed to me in His Word, the love between Paul and Timothy and the encouraging Words they share.
A true heart of worship is more than a song, a true heart of worship exalts His Word.
I’ll end on these scriptures, examples of true worship.
But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. John 4:23❤
If we worship God in the flesh, then we are worshipping Him in a lie, and we are only deceiving ourselves.
God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:24❤
THE ELDERLY elder [of the church addresses this letter] to the elect (chosen) lady (Cyria) and her children, whom I truly love–and not only I but also all who are [progressively] learning to recognize and know and understand the Truth– 2 John 1:1❤
I really pray that the church, the body of Christ will learn how to encourage each other through the Word of God, and in love.
I really pray that the church, the body of Christ will learn how to encourage each other through the Word of God, and in love.
Because of the Truth which lives and stays on in our hearts and will be with us forever: 2 John 1:2❤
Grace (spiritual blessing), mercy, and [soul] peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ (the Messiah), the Father’s Son, in all sincerity (truth) and love. 2 John 1:3❤
I was greatly delighted to find some of your children walking (living) in [the] Truth, just as we have been commanded by the Father [Himself]. 2 John 1:4❤
And now I beg you, lady (Cyria), not as if I were issuing a new charge (injunction or command), but [simply recalling to your mind] the one we have had from the beginning, that we love one another. 2 John 1:5❤
And what this love consists in is this: that we live and walk in accordance with and guided by His commandments (His orders, ordinances, precepts, teaching). This is the commandment, as you have heard from the beginning, that you continue to walk in love [guided by it and following it]. 2 John 1:6❤
For many imposters (seducers, deceivers, and false leaders) have gone out into the world, men who will not acknowledge (confess, admit) the coming of Jesus Christ (the Messiah) in bodily form. Such a one is the imposter (the seducer, the deceiver, the false leader, the antagonist of Christ) and the antichrist. 2 John 1:7❤
We pray against the imposing spirit of the antichrist in our churches! Right now in Jesus mighty Name!!
We come against the imposing spirit of pride in our worship, in our ministries in the Mighty Name of Jesus!!
Look to yourselves (take care) that you may not lose (throw away or destroy) all that we and you have labored for, but that you may [persevere until you] win and receive back a perfect reward [in full]. 2 John 1:8❤
Seek the Face of The Lord and not the crown!
Our reward is given to us when we first seek The Kingdom of The Lord.
This is the downfall of many Christians they seek the glory for themselves rather than seeking God to give Him the glory!
Come back to the heart of worship, where it’s all about Him.
It’s not about us.❤
Anyone who runs on ahead [of God] and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ [who is not content with what He taught] does not have God; but he who continues to live in the doctrine (teaching) of Christ [does have God], he has both the Father and the Son. 2 John 1:9❤
If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine [is disloyal to what Jesus Christ taught], do not receive him [do not accept him, do not welcome or admit him] into [your] house or bid him Godspeed or give him any encouragement. 2 John 1:10❤
For he who wishes him success [who encourages him, wishing him Godspeed] is a partaker in his evil doings. 2 John 1:11❤
I have many things to write to you, but I prefer not to do so with paper and ink; I hope to come to see you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete. 2 John 1:12❤
The children of your elect (chosen) sister wish to be remembered to you. Amen (so be it). 2 John 1:13❤
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Colossians 3:16❤
To the chief musician. A psalm of David.
Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation. Psalms 62:1❤
He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved. Psalms 62:2❤
How long will you attack a man? You shall be slain, all of you, Like a leaning wall and a tottering fence. Psalms 62:3❤
We pray against the imposing spirit of division in our churches right now! In The Mighty Name of Jesus!!!
We will not fight in the body of Christ but we will be united in love in the Mighty Name of Jesus!
They only consult to cast him down from his high position; They delight in lies; They bless with their mouth, But they curse inwardly. Selah Psalms 62:4❤
What was happening then is going on now in the body of Christ!
Lord forgive us, let there be true love Lord.
Let the church be a reflection of true love to the world Heavenly Father!
My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my expectation is from Him. Psalms 62:5
Let your focus be on The King.❤
He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved. Psalms 62:6❤
In God is my salvation and my glory; The rock of my strength, And my refuge, is in God. Psalms 62:7❤
Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah Psalms 62:8❤
The beauty of God is that He understands.
We have a friend in Jesus.
We can pour out our hearts to Him.❤
Surely men of low degree are a vapor, Men of high degree are a lie; If they are weighed on the scales, They are altogether lighter than vapor. Psalms 62:9❤
Glory to God that He is not a respecter of persons!
He sees us all equally no matter who we are!❤🙌
He loves us all the same.❤
Do not trust in oppression, Nor vainly hope in robbery; If riches increase, Do not set your heart on them. Psalms 62:10❤
Remember seek His glory not the crown. For our reward is giving glory to Him.❤
God has spoken once, Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God. Psalms 62:11❤
Also to You, O Lord, belongs mercy; For You render to each one according to his work. Psalms 62:12❤
You make my life so beautiful.
As You are You have made me here on earth.
There’s nothing greater than this.
That’s why I love You forevermore!❤
I want more of You.
I want more of You, Jesus!
The more I know You.
The more I want to know You.
Jesus more of You.❤
More of You.
More of You.
More of You.
Jesus more of You!❤
Develop your personal worship with God and begin to enter into His courts with praise.
Trust me when I say it’s a beautiful place to be.
A place of revelation.
A place of progress.
A place of joy and so much more.
Worship is the best place to be!❤