11 Apr Turbo-Charged Worship
Let me let you in on a truth that apparently has been lost or is being largely ignored today. One of the greatest benefits of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues is the privilege of singing/worshiping in the Spirit. It’s true. Rarely, if ever, will you see leadership in today’s church encourage the congregation to corporately enter into a time of singing in the Spirit. Rarely, if ever, will you hear Pastors teach their people to make this a part of their daily discipline in their walk of the Spirit. And, if it is true with the adult congregation, we can know that the children/student ministry leaders are also robbing those in their ministry from experiencing the limit-breaking journey into the heavenlies.
Evidently the apostle Paul knew the benefit of singing/worshiping in the Spirit. He wrote …
” … I will pray with my spirit [by the Holy Spirit that is within me],
but I will also pray [intelligently] with my mind and understanding;
I will sing with my spirit [by the Holy Spirit that is within
me], but I will sing [intelligently] with my mind
and understanding also.”
I Corinthians 14:15 (Amplified Bible)
When those at Cornelius’ home in Acts 10 were baptized in the Holy Spirit, Luke records that they …
” … heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God.”
Although Acts 10 doesn’t specifically say that they began to sing in the Spirit, I can’t imagine it being any other way. There’s just something about being filled with the Holy Spirit that turns your spirit up to the “turbo” level in exalting God. This most often includes the realm of worship mentioned by the apostle Paul, singing in the Spirit.
I’ve written this blog post for two reasons. First, I’m challenging you to go against the modern trend of today’s church and learn from experience the joy of singing in the Spirit. Worship God by singing in your unknown language and allow your spirit to become unshackled from the limitations imposed by your mind and vocabulary. Allow your unfettered spirit to journey into uncharted realms of the Spirit. Sing a new song, a song of heavenly, glorious mysteries.
Secondly, during your time of ministry, teach about this heavenly experience and then allow and encourage the children/students to join in with you. I can guarantee that this will be the easiest teaching that you will ever do. The adventurous nature of a child will cause them to quickly join you. Soon, you will be hearing the sound of a heavenly choir of boys and girls.
Do me a favor … write me at firstname.lastname@example.org to share what happens as you and your children enter into a new realm of the Spirit. Blessings …