This 23 minute spontaneous composition ends with a very intimate and personal time of worship.
This is a 162 page compilation book of six authors who write from their experience as international worship leaders. This means variety in perspective.
The book is segmented into three: For the Audience of One, Equal Access to the Throne, and Tips for the journey.
Quotes from Worship Leaders.
I like underlining the ideas I find in books that stick out to me. Do you? Here a few from this book. I have organized them according to worship leader.
- With out David, our conversations about worship would end up using words like blood, sacrifice, knife, dead, wash, splattered, animal…you get the picture.
- When I am secure in his affection, I do not need to draw my life from others because I already have it in him.
- When our gifting or calling becomes our title, it is only a short distance away from having it become our identity.
- Oxen and carts are for work, not for worship.
- We need to be lovers of God who happen to play music as opposed to musicians who happen to be Christians.
James W Goll
- I take my questions and I worship him with my questions.
- worship and prayer are not ends in themselves, they lead to the very presence of God.
- Spiritual principles stand firm always, but we are not worshiping spiritual principles.
- Gates and doors are closed to shut things out and open to let things in.
- Today, our access to God is not limited by artifacts and ceremonies.
- Oil is one of the most valuable commodities in the earth and it is also the most needed substance for worship.
- We must have oil for the journey of worship.
- Don’t get offended, get oil.
- Offense never lets you go, you have to let it go.
- We are called to carry, embody, and release worship everywhere we go.
- The reviving of the secret place will always lead to the reviving of the public places.
- The Spirit’s presence is not so fragile that he requires our help through lengthy explanations.
- Worship is who I am , not just what I sing.
- …we need to move from ‘practicing what we preach’ to ‘preaching what we practice.
- God’s musical tastes, however, have very little to do with style.
- To him, each thing you do on this earth is like a note on a musical staff.
- God hears things differently. To Him, if the sound has not come from an obedient heart, that sound is not godly.
- :if we simply turn our energy from the outside of the cup to the inside of the cup – from the part everyone sees to the part nobody sees – He will take care of the part everyone sees, on our behalf.
Rachel Goll Tucker
- Life is entirely too short to waste it without making an impact on our society.
Orlando House of Prayer
This was the last required book for my services at the Orlando House of Prayer. Each Monday evening from 10 pm to midnight I hosted a live musical devotion which was streamed worldwide. I lead this two devotion from January 2017 to the end of July 2017. The program required a training on prayer and worship called The Harp and Bowl Training as well as list of recommended and required reading.
The lost Art of Pure Worship
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What is Prophetic Song?
I can think of many people who would answer that question like this: Prophetic Song is a song that is prophetic, right? How would you define Prophetic Song?
In his subtitle, Prophetic Song author Stan Smith seems to define prophetic song to be a gateway to glory.
Gateway to glory?……think about those words for a moment. gateway. gate. in and out. open and shut.
in and out.
open and shut.
smoke and clouds?
what is glory?
My thoughts on Prophetic Song
This book is a complete educational meal when it comes to the prophetic song. It reminded me of a textbook. It took me longer to read than some of the other recent books. There were several things I really appreciated about this book, but first, let me share my favorite quotes:
Worship Leading quotes by Stan Smith, author of Prophetic Song
Here are a few thought-provoking quotes from this worship leading book:
- There is a friendship with God so intimate that he tells us what he is doing.
- If you want more of the Holy Spirit, center your attention on Jesus, His favorite subject matter.
- We don’t have to be afraid to make mistakes because our audience is God, not man.
- The song that matches the sound of nature is singing in the Spirit.
- Living water is given not for theologians to discuss but to revive the parched souls who have lived in the desert of sin and death.
- Open your Bible and sing a line of scripture.
- Don’t try to outplay the people around you, but try to make them sound good.
- The things of God can’t be reduced to a formula.
- Take the anointing off me and put it on the song.
- Sometimes there is a richer anointing on worship practice than on the service itself.
- Spirit led worship never grows old and stale, it is always fresh.
- The best investment we can make is to do everything we can to make room for the presence of God.
- Sometimes God does not entrust a higher anointing on us until we respect Hid anointing on others.
- We can’t buy the anointing with money.
- I can choose to sing and play something spontaneous, God still has the freedom to decide whether to make it prophetic.
My Take-Aways from Prophetic Song
There are two things that really stuck out to me as I read Prophetic Song. These two ideas intrigued me because I had never heard or thought things this way before. Find out what they are…
I really think it is an exciting moment when what I have knowledge of is expanded to new borders and insights. I guess some people call this revelation. I heard a great definition of Revelation once: revealed knowledge.
In the book of revelation, it was brought to my attention that Jesus has two prophetic voices. Both sounds are the voice of the same God. Perhaps He has more, but these are the two prophetic voices I learned about:
- One of Jesus’ voices is the sound of many waters. This is said to almost always be our prophetically anointed voice speaking to God thru worship in spirit and truth in a corporate setting.
- The other prophetic voice is the sound of the trumpet. It’s the prophetic voice of God addressing to an assembled people.
I am trying to defend or promote any doctrine about the two prophetic voices of Jesus. I simply wanted to share something that intrigued me.
There are two rivers flowing out from the throne of God. One is a river of living water clear as crystal. The other is a river of fire. Without going into any explanations, this idea also peaked my curiosity. This river of fire can be found in Daniel 7:9-10
“….His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze. A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him…..”
I think Stan Smith takes this idea of two rivers and develops quite an interesting idea of Gods Glory. Get the book and find out more.
Finally, This prophetic song textbook closes each chapter with two assignments. One for non-musicians and singers. one for musicians.
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This post focuses on the ‘worship’ part of Prophetic Worship only. You may want to read about the ‘prophetic’ part of prophetic worship also.
What is worship?
Each of us has those few things we really enjoy and value. Simply take a moment and think about what you really like to think about. What thoughts and ideas seem to occupy your time, energy, and attention the most? That, my friends, is about as simple an indication of what or who we worship.
I like to think of worship as a verb. Worship requires action.
At the date of this post, Websters Dictionary defines worship as reverence offered a divine being or supernatural power; also: an act of expressing such reverence…
The Hebrew word used for worship is shachah. Shachah means:
- to depress
- prostrate (especially reflexive, in homage to royalty or God)
- bow (self) down
- fall down (flat)
- humbly beseech
- do (make) obeisance
- do reverence
- make to stoop
I think this ancient Hebrew definition is a more descriptive and powerful a definition of worship that what we see in Webster’s. What do you think?
I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that true worship, based on this ancient Hebrew word shachah, requires some type of surrender and submission. Anytime you bow to anything you might as well say, “You are better than I am.” -or- “You are more important than I am.”
Is that what worship is?
What is Prophetic Worship?
first….I am no expert. I only have my own personal experiences, other people’s experiences found in stories, videos and books….and of course….the Bible.
Here are my thoughts on Prophetic Worship.
Prophetic Worship is a combination of two concepts (1) the prophetic and (2) worship.
I like to break it down this way:
I believe the word prophetic is simply an adjective. It is a describing word.
For the purpose of this Prophetic Worship post, worship is being described as prophetic.
The word prophetic even describes one of its associated roots: prophecy.
This word prophecy should not be confused with the word prophesy.
‘Prophecy’ is the noun (person, place or THING) result of the verb (action) ‘prophesy’.
I remember a very simple definition I heard once. I want to share it with you now. ….to ‘prophesy’ means to speak or sing under divine inspiration.
The Hebrew Language is generally accepted to be one of the seven oldest languages known to man. The Hebrew word for prophesy is naba. It’s phonetic spelling is nä·vä (nah-VAH). Once again, it means to speak or sing under divine inspiration.