God in a prophetic way can change the heart of the worshiper. Samuel said
the following to Saul about a supernatural worship experience: "You will meet a group of prophets
coming down from the high place with a stringed instrument, a tambourine, a
flute, and a harp before them; and they will be prophesying. Then the Spirit of
the Lord will come upon you and you will prophesy with them and you will be
turned into another man." (I Samuel 10: 5-6).This passage of scripture
is a picture of prophetic worship as well as a demonstration of the power that
is released through the prophetic.
understand that under the new covenant we must come into agreement with what God
is saying and doing through the prophetic, i.e. He will not force a change
within us. We know from Rev. 19:10 that true prophetic worship reveals Jesus in
that the Word says, ‘Worship God! For the
testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.’ When a group of believers
worship in Spirit and in truth, by the direction and leading of the Holy
Spirit, we enter into a supernatural exchange with the Lord. Our hearts open to
Him and we are able to receive and experience the transforming work of the Holy
Spirit in our hearts. Jesus will be exalted and His name lifted above every
Prophetic worship consists of much more than just singing songs and prophesying.
In his book, The Power of Prophetic Worship, David Swan says: "Prophetic
worship is more than just singing and making music; during prophetic worship,
intercession is offered, spiritual warfare is waged, prophetic power is
released, anointed sounds are produced and creative words are spoken and sent
forth. Glory, life, light, and spirit are thus transmitted." Prophetic
worship can include contemporary music, scriptural songs and spontaneous songs,
signified by the freedom to depart from the script when led by the Holy Spirit.
In a prophetic worship gathering some people use contemporary musical
instruments (guitars, keyboards, drum sets) while others may use tabrets
(clusters of colored ribbons) and tambourines. Some offer worship through the
dance. A variety of ribbon colors, dance
movements, and tambourine sounds all have spiritual definition and are not
random, but intentional in their design. They bring forth a symphony of music
led by the Holy Spirit. The power of
prophetic worship is fully experienced when we as worshipers come together in
the unity of the Spirit, with an open heart and a willingness to completely
offer our praise to him.
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