TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
Why do you desire praise? Because you are made in My image and I desire your praises. I deserve your praises. Sing to me with your actions, your words and your heart. I Am your God and you are My people.
THE TONE YOU SET
Music is powerful. While we know that God’s voice brought the universe into being, I would challenge that He didn’t so much speak it into existence as He sang it into existence. Kind of like at the end of The Lord of the Rings trilogy when Aragorn is crowned King and sings hope and life into Gondor and it’s people. Jesus is extravagant that way.
The devil knows how powerful music is. He used to sing the praises of God Almighty before He decided he wanted the power that came along with those hymns. That’s why he’s determined to own the music industry. He knows the power and influence of music and he’s going to use it keep people from ever knowing God. He’s doing a pretty good job at it too.
So, how do you and I compete with the former choir master of Heaven? With our lives.
If you’re redeemed, the song of your life needs to be all about redemption, People should experience Jesus’ redeeming power just by the tone you set when you walk in the room. As a drop-dead, sold-out Jesus freak, you need to set a standard. You’re not going to be a part of a bunch of worldly junk because you’ve overcome that by the blood of the Lamb and the power of your testimony.
“He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will see and fear and will trust in the LORD.” – Psalms 40:3
“O sing to the LORD a new song, for He has done wonderful things, His right hand and His holy arm have gained the victory for Him.” – Psalm 98:1
“Sing to the LORD a new song, sing His praise from the end of the earth! You who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and those who dwell on them.” – Isaiah 42:10
“And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.” – Revelation 5:9
The tone you set should be all about God’s goodness. It should be all about hope and there being an answer – and Jesus is His name. Father God, Sir, we come to you right now and we declare Your goodness over our lives. Receive our praise!
FROM MY SERMON SERIES PRAY FOR RAIN – NEWNESS