There is a sound arising from the church in the earth today. It is a sound of rejoicing and victory, a sound of worship, a sound of war. God has unleashed a wave of militant and prophetic praise that is filling the church and cities of our world. The Holy Spirit has birthed a tremendous revival of praise and worship in these last days. New, anointed songs and choruses with a prophetic and triumphing theme are emerging from this “new sound” in the church.
We read in Psalm 149:1, 6-9: “Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, and His praise in the assembly of saints… Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand, to execute vengeance on the nations, and punishments on the peoples; to bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; to execute on them the written judgment – this honor have all His saints.”
Through “High Praises,” the church has entered into a new dimension and demonstration of spiritual warfare. Understanding that our praise and worship to God not only pleases and ministers to Him but they also destroy the works of hell around us! In this place of “High Praises,” we prophetically proclaim God’s purposes to our life, family, city, nation, and world. The “sound of war” is being heard in the church.
We read in 2 Chronicles 20:1 “that the people of Moab with the people of Ammon, and others with them besides the Ammonites, came to battle against Jehoshaphat.” The children of Israel were surrounded by their enemies. Adversity and opposition will happen to all men and especially to those who love and serve God, for when you decided to follow Christ, you became an enemy of the forces of hell in the earth. But God’s plan is that you see His deliverance and salvation in the midst of your trouble.
“After the king and nation began to seek God, they found his divine purpose for their lives. “And he said, ‘Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the Lord to you: “Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!”…Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.’” (2 Chronicles 20:15, 17)
God spoke to them and God will speak to you as you seek Him. The Lord has a “battle plan” for your life and His plan releases His Power. In 2 Chronicles 20:21-22, we read, “And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the Lord, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: ‘Praise the Lord, For His mercy endures forever.’ Now when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated.”
When God’s people began to sing His praise, it brought confusion to the enemies’ camp. As we worship God together, Satan’s army is brought into confusion and driven away. This next great move of God is going to be centered around the very presence of God in our midst. The lights of men’s names and influence will dim and the light of God’s glorious presence will shine brighter and brighter.
I believe that there is coming a creative anointing of new music and new songs that the earth has never heard before. Like a beautiful river of crystal clear water coming from the throne of God, this music will be the music of heaven in the earth. I believe that in the next years, the Spirit of Worship will be so strong in the church that it will be commonplace to sing and praise God for hours at a time.
God is going to bring His fullness to the church. This glory and presence of God will bring great miracles, healings, salvations and deliverance to all that are there. Out of this shall arise miraculous music that is literally filled with God’s presence and power as we see happened in 2 Chronicles 5:13-14 when “it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying: ‘For He is good, for His mercy endures forever,’ that the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.”
It is time for music to stop being for the purpose of entertaining the church. We must find and follow this stream of anointed, prophetic worship and let it carry us into the presence and purposes of God.
I have a vision inside of me of thousands and thousands of believers in every city in the world coming together to praise and worship God together. Spiritual warfare is released when we praise and worship God. When we come together to meet as the Church of the Living God, there should be an explosion of power and miracles in our midst. This explosion of prophetic and victorious praise is the roar of God in the earth.
In 2 Chronicles 13:13-15, we see that God’s people were surrounded. “But Jeroboam caused an ambush to go around behind them; so they were in front of Judah, and the ambush was behind them. And when Judah looked around, to their surprise the battle line was at both front and rear; and they cried out to the Lord, and the priests sounded the trumpets. Then the men of Judah gave a shout; and as the men of Judah shouted, it happened that God struck Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah.”
Judah means “celebration and praise.” When Judah (who is a type of the church) shouted, God smote their enemy Jeroboam, whose name means “the people will contend.” The strife and oppression of the world and Satan will be broken off you as you learn to shout and roar to and for God in the earth.
There is a new song in the land. Can you hear it? It is a song of deliverance being sung by the people of God in the earth.