Hearing God’s Voice – Worship Creates the Atmosphere to Hear
What is worship?
- Defined – religious devotion usually directed towards a deity. The word is derived from the Old English worthscipe, meaning worthiness or worth-ship — to give, simply meaning, worth to something, for example, worshipping Jesus.
- True worship – John 4:23-24 – Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
Worship changes the atmosphere around us.
- 2 Chronicles 5:13-14 (NLT) – The trumpeters and singers performed together in unison to praise and give thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and other instruments, they raised their voices and praised the Lord with these words: “He is good! His faithful love endures forever!” At that moment a thick cloud filled the Temple of the Lord. 14 The priests could not continue their service because of the cloud, for the glorious presence of the Lord filled the Temple of God.
- God inhabits the praises of His people (Psalms 22:3).
Worship, more importantly, changes the atmosphere in us.
- 2 Corinthians 3:16-18 (NKJV) – Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord (to turn to the worship of the true God), the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Worship is all about surrender.
- Romans 12:1 – Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
Worship makes the believer super available!
- Why? Because it’s no longer me living – Galatians 2:20 – I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the lifewhich I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me – 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.
Moves of God all begin with a sound.
- Joshua 6:2-5 – And the Lordsaid to Joshua: “See! I have given Jericho into your hand, its king, and the mighty men of valor. 3 You shall march around the city, all you men of war; you shall go all around the city once. This you shall do six days. 4 And seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark. But the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. 5 It shall come to pass, when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, that all the people shall shout with a great shout; then the wall of the city will fall down flat. And the people shall go up every man straight before him.”
Lana Vawser prophetic word on Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 1:21 AM – Suddenly, again I could hear the sound of worship getting louder and louder in the nation and I heard the Lord say: “As in the days of Jericho, the walls will come tumbling down. The guarded places will SUDDENLY be opened by My power as My people worship that will usher in My wind to accelerate and bring to life and My fire to purge and My fire to ignite and revive.”
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