Paul wrote that Christians should “speak to one another” in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs- why is that? Because faith comes by hearing the words of Jesus Christ (Romans 10:17). When the words of your worship are patterned after the Word of God, your worship becomes a testimony of God’s faithfulness, power, love, grace, mercy, patience and salvation- to name a few! That is what makes spirit-and-truth worship a faith-building strategy. Not only will your own faith be built, but you will help strengthen the faith of other believers as you worship among other Christians.
When you worship, and testify of Jesus Christ, you are also speaking prophetically. Did you realize that? Revelation 19:10 says, “Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” When you worship, you are literally, yes, literally prophesying to all who hear that what God has done for you through Jesus Christ, the Word, God will also do for them.
This is a crucial and powerful weapon the Lord has given to His people to strengthen them against the attacks of Satan – prophetic worship. Satan has tried to counterfeit prophecy through fortune telling and other attempts to forecast the future, but he is a fraud. Satan can only guess at the future based on what he knows of the past.
When you worship, you are literally, yes, literally prophesying to all who hear that what God has done for you through Jesus Christ, the Word, God will also do for them.
Only the Holy Spirit can tell of the future (John 16:13) and because the Word of God itself is prophetic, your worship, when based on the Word, is prophetic as well. What God has done for you, He will do again in the lives of those who love Him.
Your thanksgiving to God for what He has done will bolster the faith of others as they hear your testimony sung in “psalms, hymns and spiritual songs”- so sing out, and worship the Lord out loud from His Word and the Kingdom of God will continue to advance through you!
Thought for today
“Give thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 5:20) Big or small, sing your thankfulness to God when you’re in worship. The Bible refers to a spontaneous worship song as a “new song” and it is based on what He has done for you. When you sing your new song to Him, you’ll prophesy to all those who can hear you of His faithfulness to do the same for them as well. It’s a Kingdom-building strategy!