Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo
Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome,
THE DIVINE EXCHANGE
(Learn To Worship The Lord From Your Spirit)
TO THE BIBLE
Ephesians 5:19 KJV
“Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord”
“Spiritual songs” in the scripture above really doesn’t refer to the spiritual content of the songs, but that the songs are inspired songs of the Spirit. Apostle Paul was talking about this when he said, “For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. What is the outcome then? I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the mind also; I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the mind also” (1 Corinthians 14:14-15 NASB).
When you sing with the spirit, you sing in other tongues. These songs come out of your spirit, not from your head or understanding. It’s similar to the way you release your tongue to the Holy Spirit to pray in tongues, only that this time you’re singing and worshipping the Lord in other tongues. Jesus said, “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24 KJV). Singing and worshipping the Lord in the understanding is cool, but you should ascend higher: sing songs and worship the Lord from your spirit because that’s deeper fellowship. Worshipping in the spirit is climatic and higher!
The latter part of our opening scripture says, “…Singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” Your songs of the spirit aren’t for the guy or lady close to you. No one may like the way the songs sound, but you’re not singing to anyone; you’re singing to the Lord (1 Corinthians 14:2)! There’s a divine exchange in this kind of worship: as your spirit passes words in the Spirit to God, the Holy Ghost passes information to your spirit.
When you finish such sessions of fellowship with the Spirit, you’re literally on top of the world; no challenge moves you, because your spirit has gained the mastery! At that point, you know, without a doubt in your spirit, that you’re more than a conqueror and a victor for life! This is Christianity: it’s the life of the spirit, lived from the inside out!
John 4:24 AMPC
“God is a Spirit (a spiritual Being) and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (reality).”
1 Corinthians 14:2
“For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.”
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”
Blessed Lord, your glory fills the earth, and your righteousness is upon the nations! Splendour and majesty are before you; strength and joy are in your dwelling place. You’ve beautified my life and anointed me to proclaim your love, mercies and grace; I’ll sing of your love forever, and of your faithfulness that’s ever sure. Blessed be your Name forever.
DAILY BIBLE READING
Luke 9:18-36, Joshua 13-15
Matthew 27:1-10, Leviticus 2
Speak in tongues and worship the Lord for at least 15 minutes.