Sunday March 22nd 2022
Memorise: What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit; and I will sing the understanding also. 1st Corinthians 14:15
Read: 2nd Kings 3:15-17 (KJV)
15 But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the Lord came upon him.
16 And he said, Thus saith the Lord, Make this valley full of ditches.
17 For thus saith the Lord, Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, that ye may drink, both ye, and your cattle, and your beasts.
Read: 1st Samuel 16:23 (KJV)
23 And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.
Bible in one year:
Sing hymn 2
Worshiping is the most important part any meeting with God. Anyone who is not baptized in the Holy Ghost should not be in the choir. A good voice is not the qualification to be a worship leader. There is a different between a talented singer and an anointed one – which are you?
Worshipers are suppose to glorify God and it takes the Holy Spirit to do this. In John 16:13-14, Jesus Christ said it is the Holy Spirit who would glorify Him. John 4:23-24 tells us that God is a Spirit and those who worship Him are to worship Him in Spirit and in truth.
While the presence of God is felt when some singers get on the stage and miracles happens, others do so without the same results because they have not connected with the Holy Spirit. Our Spirit are lifted when singing hymns and choruses – not because they were written by angels but by people who were filled with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit breathed on them and they wrote what He inspired them to write. The Spirit never dies, that is why hymns are evergreen. When next you are writing song, remember that the letter kills but the Spirit makes alive (2nd Corinthians 3:6).
If you are a chorister, seek the baptism of the Holy Spirit if you are a Pastor, make sure that everyone who climbs on the altar to lead worship is baptized in the Holy Spirit. Let there be no instrumentalist who is not baptized by the Holy Spirit. Worship is like food to God: let us be very careful with the kind of food we bring to His table. If there are no instrumentalist, we have a ten-stringed instrument provided by God – our hands. God made voices and hands before musical instruments. If that is the only pure thing you have to offer Him, He is fine with it.
“O clap you hands, all ye people; shout unto the God with the voice of triumph.”
The role of a worship leader is not to entertain, but rather, to bring down the power of God.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional Lessons was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Churches in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.
The Elevation Church (TEC) has been set up by God to develop its members as witnesses of Christ while empowering them to achieve the highest levels of distinction in life, led by Pastor Godman Akinlabi, the church is based in Nigeria with multiple expressions in Lagos.