STRONG WORSHIP ~HIGH PRAISE !!
Strong PRAISE and strong WORSHIP is the first of the REQUIRED pillars of a TRUE NEW TESTAMENT Church !
SCRIPTURE says to “ENTER into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.” [Psalms 100:4 ] .
This is not written just for our ‘benefit’-with no thought or purpose in it.
This is not in the Bible so we “know what to do in church before the Pastor preaches” !
NO, NO, NO
-a thousand times NO !!
True worship. True Bible praise
~is a SPIRITUAL WEAPON~
You see, all of what we know as “music” itself -from it’s original intent, purpose and ‘creation’ -is and always was intended to:
***ALL other forms of music (other than “worship” or “praise”, etc ) are simply
[ realized or not 🙂 ]
attempts to copy what WORSHIP does, in it’s purest form***
You were created to WORSHIP God. You were created to gain pleasure from “connecting” with your creator, in a form created by Him, to help you draw close to Him and have access to His presence.
So, when it comes to worship-as it relates to “how we should do it”- SCRIPTURE also says, when Jehoshaphat was leading the Lord’s army:
“When he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who sang to the Lord and those who praised Him in holy attire, as they went out
the army and said, “Give thanks to the Lord, for His lovingkindness is everlasting.” When they began singing and praising,
***the Lord set ambushes***
against the sons of Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; so they were routed.” 2 Chronicles 20:22
A church is supposed to be a bedrock, an armory, a recharging and refilling place for the saints of God.
In order for that to happen then the BIBLE PATTERN MUST BE FOLLOWED FOR THE BATTLE TO BE WON.
[ Please refer to our free Bible study entitled ” Bustin’ Out “ for further study on how “it ALL starts in the SPIRIT REALM”
You see , David learned this when he had to carry the “presence of God”-the ark
(and you WANT the ‘presence of God’ in church, don’t you ?? ).
“And so it was, that when the bearers of the ark of the Lord had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fatling. And David was dancing BEFORE the Lord with ALL HIS MIGHT, and David was wearing a linen ephod. So David and all the house of Israel were bringing up the ark of the Lord with shouting and the sound of the trumpet ” 2 Samuel 6:14
David certainly did not do this because he just felt like it. This was not ‘his opinion’, or a special fad, or any other such reason.
He “danced with ALL HIS MIGHT” (and scripture recorded it for us to read later ) because this was HOW GOD WANTED HIS PRESENCE TO BE CARRIED.
So, how should we WORSHIP ?
Jesus answered a question like this , this way:
“What is written in the Law?” Jesus replied. “How do you read it?” He answered, “Love the Lord your God with ALL your heart and with ALL your soul and with ALL your strength and with ALL your mind. And Love your neighbor as yourself . “You have answered correctly,”
“Do this and you will live.”
[ Luke 10:26-28 ]
There you go. We can shout amongst ourselves. We can reason and figure. We can give our opinions-all day long-how we think God should “inhabit the praises of His people”
WE CAN JUST GIVE GOD OUR ALL
AND WORSHIP LIKE DAVID DID !!