While speaking with someone recently about Worship, I was told “we” didn’t have enough “energy” to keep up with our contemporaries. You know, those young whippersnappers who like to hear loud Praise music and jump up and down like Masai warriors…well, I replied “sometimes, I do sway faster than other times and granted my joints aren’t as strong as they used to be… but… I still yearn to worship corporately in Sanctuary…in HIS Presence. Oh, and by the way, my contemporaries are in the 60 to 80 year old range. He smiled, with a twinkle in his eyes and said “no kidding?”. Then I remembered Chery Salems book “Tones of the Throne Room.” We are instruments of Praise to our GOD. That’s how and why Lucifer was created, as an instrument of Praise.
The beautiful Arche that legend and our Bibles say walked in the High places and as the winds swept through the vials what came forth from the way he was created was beautiful sounds and beautiful music. But, Pride got the best of him and he succumbed to the Pride. Wanting to be exalted above the MOST HIGH GOD, he was cast down. Isaiah 14:11-14 KJV.
Music is sound and is carried along on sound waves. DNA is a sound wave. Worship is who we are or should be. Out of the abundance of our hearts our mouths speak and sing. Our treasure is where our hearts are. We speak to those things that aren’t as though they were. When the heart is “right” in WORSHIP there is no wrong. It’s about heart…don’t withhold your sound. You might be a kettle drum, a first violin, or the triangle, whatever, don’t withhold your sound. Heavens power is activated by the sounds of Praise. The Israelites walked around Jericho in Silence and then on the seventh lap, they began to Praise GOD in a loud manner…and the walls of Jericho fell down. Hebrews 11:30.
Thanksgiving is the ignition of Praise and might even incur a sway or a Masai jumping experience. GOD has raised us up together and made us sit together in the Heavenly places in CHRIST JESUS, our High Priest of Worship. Ephesians 2:6.
We are meant for the Inner Courts with our Praise and Worship. Some have said, after having “experienced” the sounds of the Inner Sanctuary, it never leaves you and you always long to enter in again. But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father seeks the true worshippers to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John 4:23-24.
Pick up your instrument of Praise (each of us) and play it…come HOLY SPIRIT, fill our hearts and kindle in them the fire of YOUR love. Send YOUR life-giving breath through me, HOLY SPIRIT…sing through me JESUS acceptable Praise and Worship. My JESUS, my Savior, Lord there is none like YOU. All of my days, I want to Praise the wonders of YOUR mighty love. My comfort, my shelter, tower of refuge and strength, let every breath, all that I am never cease to worship YOU. Shout to the Lord all the Earth let us sing, Power and Majesty Praise to our KING. Mountains bow down and the sea will roar at the sound of YOUR name. I sing for joy at the works of YOUR hands, forever I’ll love YOU, forever I’ll stand. Nothing compares to the promise I have in YOU.