…so it’s about 3am, Saturday nite and the Lord subtly whispers these words to me. Then I thought to myself, “if half of the crowds that will gather at different worship centres and Churches to worship God this morning understood this basic principle, then we are at the verge of a major revival!” It’ll be such that the world will stand aghast like on the day of Pentecost, and we will have congregations outside our Churches that we never planned for.
The manifestations of the supernatural are things that men, high & lowly, seek after. Everyone will give almost anything to see someone operating in that realm, let alone walk in that realm. Everyone will give almost anything to be superman (…even if not Clark Kent!!!); but how can these things be??? If I asked you what moment you believe we should expect miraculous happenings in our Church services? Most people will conclude at the time of the word and my guess would be right! Now, that’s ok, but not completely true. If indeed it’s a Worship service (like we call it), then EVERY SINGLE MOMENT is equally as important. Now, don’t think you know where I’m going!!! I want to speak particularly about the worship session and how to activate the supernatural in this time. This insight is relevant to every single worshiper in the pews and if the Worship Leader is ignorant of this, then….???
The Bible says that “…without faith it is impossible to please Him (God)” Heb.11:6. So the first principle to even worshiping is FAITH. He that comes to God MUST first believe. We can have wonderful worship sessions, with amazing music and sonorous voices that please everyother person (including your Pastor) EXCEPT God. How many of us truly recognize or realize that we are speaking to God when we worship? And I mean everytime you sing that song! The way and manner we ‘jump’ songs sometimes reveals more the indistinct mutterings of a child that can be barely understood. Several songs that do not relate in any other way but rhythmically make up our repertoire in worship. But we must be aware like tha Preacher says “Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thy mouth be hasty to utter anything before God; for God is in Heaven and thou upon the earth; therefore LET THY WORDS BE FEW” Ecc.5:2. I submit that so much can happen when we say one thing….and sing one song!
This brings me to a very important principle Jesus shared in Mark 11. This knowledge is what we need to activate miracles and transform our worship sessions. There are no boundaries and the possibilities are limitless! “for verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he saith” Mark 11:23. There is a laid down guideline that determines the intrusion of the supernatural in any and every situation. When the words of the mouth align with the convictions of the heart, the miraculous is activated! Selah. The moment our hearts and mouths begin to align in the place of worship, we begin to engage a very powerful spiritual principle; and it works! God’s word cannot be broken. I have witnessed a generation of Christians who draw close to Jesus, but their hearts are far away. They say they are desperate for Him, but they desperately chase vanities. They sing “How great you are” but they exalt their bosses, mentors and even Pastors greater. We must begin to re-align friends. That’s the key to the revival we pray for. We would see God pleased and He’ll move in our midst again.
Finally, if I were to re-phrase the 24th verse of Mark 11, I’d say “Therefore I write to you, that what things soever you desire in worship, when you sing, believe that you have them and you shall see them” Selah.
Have a blast this (or next) Sunday!