by: Steven LeVine
I love it when worship leaders rise up and take their place at the front of the warfare charge or when they bring the Bride to the tenderest of emotions with Jesus. When we worship, the music, the words, the acts of self surrender are founded in our love for Jesus. We honor Him with our instruments, words, flags and uplifted hands and bent knees. We do all this because of the many ways His love is displayed to us. At times we worship because of His stunning sacrificial love. At other times we worship because of the many gifts He showers us with. All the while we know that without Jesus we are lost, sadly attached to human struggles and dark spiritual traps with no hope. Praise Jesus! We have found our hope and the fullness of joy in the presence of the Bridegroom.
The hope and love that’s in us for Jesus explodes brightly on the scene through worship the moment we turn to Him. Worship is an act of love, an act of adoration, and an act of warfare and sometimes an act of desperation. We are all called into worship both as lovers and warriors. Lovers because Jesus has called us to Himself as lay-down lovers, and as warriors ready to lay down our lives for something that is far greater than any external hopes. We lay down our lives for the purpose of God as we break our fears and move boldly into our destiny.
The Holy Spirit calls out to worship leaders, singers and musicians, to declare a new season, a season to lay down your plans and pick up the warfare plan of the Lord. We are not called to become performers or showman, we are called to lead the bride into deeper waters of love. We are not called to follow a song list at the expense of following Holy Spirit. God honors leaders by giving them skills that can transform a meeting into a walk in the glories of the Kingdom. We can fly high in worship, transforming us and pulling down the Kingdom of God to take out the enemy and bring the songs of deliverance. Or, worship leaders can take us deep into depths of transformation so we can see the loving face of Jesus, smiling on us as he heals us in the deep places only He can see. Lives are transformed by the worship that worship leaders and their teams bring. What honor God has placed in their hands, to be called to lead the procession that Jesus wants to join, the procession the Bride wants to follow to Jesus, the procession the Father wants to lead.
God’s new anointing on worship leaders and their teams can take us to the place others have not gone and cannot go, the place in the Kingdom of God only Jesus can take His bride, the place of transformation. What happens in the deep places of transformation? The hidden places where Jesus love is released to the bride in a more intimate way. The place that she has not experienced before. Sometimes it’s a new place in the Kingdom, or a new strategy that will be released from above to stop the enemy’s work from destroying the men and the advancing Kingdom of God.
Worship teams rise up. Take your place. Be the generals you’ve been called to be, take your place at the front of the spear. You are the ones God has placed in this season to lead. Take up your mantel of desperation that pursues the Father’s heart. You are not place holders filling a place in a service. You carry the reason people come to a meeting, so they all can experience the Lord’s presence. They come so that you can take them to Jesus. Jesus has empowered you with an amazing talent that when laid at the feet of Jesus, the heart of the bride will be set on fire. You are the generals God has planted to take the Army of God and move forward into the strategy He is releasing.
For so long worship leaders have focused on singing the status quo of the churches desired song set. Now it’s time to rise up and be the leader that the Bride Church can follow into her destiny. The powerful destiny of a lover warrior is in you to release the Fresh Fire of Holy Spirit. Let the new worship that will bring the bride into her destiny begin, a destiny that is focused on receiving and releasing the love of God, a calling that will take down the spiritual systems that entrap individuals and nations. Rise up worship leaders and take your place. The Bride is looking for His voice.
Grab hold of your purpose to lead the Bride to Her chosen place. Find your place and fulfill your calling. Know you have been placed for this season to define the path so others can follow the leading of Holy Spirit through you. Seek to know the leading, the drawing out of Holy Spirit as the Bride is being ushered into her destiny.
Consider the armies of Israel, when they marched with worshipers in front, fear was broken off the army of the Lord. Enemies were scattered, God came and battles were won. David, the worshipping shepherd, defeats and takes out the pride of the Philistine army so the army of the Lord could advance. All these worship leaders knew their callings and destinies and did not shrink back. They were called to push forward the armies of the Lord. Look to the Lord and prepare your songs. Take up the song of the Lord. When the Bride hears the song of the Lord she will take up her song and chase after the Lord because she senses Him calling to her. It may not be every song, or even the same song twice, but she is listening for His voice, He’s calling to her. When the Spirit of the Lord calls His beloved hold fast to the sound, He is using to call her and let the Bride respond.
Worship Leaders have always been a part of the Lord’s victory. When crossing into the promised land the people took up the new song of freedom, the Song of Miriam. At Jericho they took up the new sound, the sound of the blast of Trumpets. Songs of the Lord in the deserts prepared David to take down a giant. In Acts Paul’s singing brought breakthrough to the prisoners. You were born to worship. Worship until the Glory falls, that’s what you were born for and that’s what the Bride is looking for. She will go where ever she can find his song because she knows that’s where she will find Him.
Rise up New Generation of Worship Leaders, you have been called to take us into battle.
Rise up New Generation of Worship Leaders, you have been called to take us into Bridegrooms chamber.
Rise up, break off the iron shackles of men’s wisdom from off your feet. It’s time to dance the desperate dance of total devotion!
Worship Freedom is coming and it’s beginning looks like this:
Your idea of what worship should look like is broken, do not try to fix it.
Forget what you think you know, open your heart to a new baptism of fire.
Step into the new, ou have never experienced this destiny.
No one can tell you about it, it’s a calling from God
Once again become a child worshiper of God, born a new.
You have to start with nothing but the raw talent Jesus gave you and a new desperation for Him, His purpose for worship is what the Bride is longing for.
The next generation of Worship Leaders will open up realms of God that the bride and angels are part of. In Psalm 22.3 we read: But you are holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel. We know that the Holy One inhabits our praise and the praise of angels. So, Worship Leaders are put in the position where they can lead a congregation through worship to opening the Gate of Heaven and experiencing the Kingdom realm in glory, the glory of the Father where angels worship. Worship leaders can bring the glory of God as we move from praise into glory. The Bride is looking, listening for Her beloved. He will use this next generation of Worship Leaders to call out for her. To bring her into her destiny. The final chapter that leads to Christ Victory, the Christ and the Bride are one.
The new worship leaders will know how to bring the Bride into the new!