Worship is at the heart of God’s programme for the restoration of lives, families and communities. True worship, in spirit and truth, always attracts God’s attention and brings a manifestation and demonstration of His Kingdom now.
Lifestyle of Worship
The message of a worship lifestyle is one of extreme importance to the Church if we are going to fulfil our calling as priests and kings. it’s only when we know how to worship that we can operate as kings and move into the authority that God has called us to. The world will feel the effects of a generation who worship God in spirit and truth. let it be this one.
We are unique individuals created by God in His image (Genesis 1:27-28) for the purpose of fellowship with Him. This fellowship essentially operates in two ways – firstly to worship God and secondly to serve Him, but it has to be in that order. Our worship empowers us to serve and establish His Kingdom.
Worship is sometimes hard to define, but it is easy to measure. Worship is measured by the value (not necessarily monetary), regard or importance we put on something that we give our lives to. Worship demands the attention of one’s life. You cannot worship something without it taking something out of your life. Worship is a lifestyle irrespective of what it is that you worship.
It is crucial for believers to be trained and equipped in prophetic ministry. It is only as we are able to hear the Lord’s voice clearly that we are able to fulfil His end-time purposes and establish His Kingdom. God speaks and calls things into being; it is His voice that shatters the enemy; He is speaking all the time and we are called to be His mouthpiece in a needy world that is desperate for His advancing Kingdom.
The prophetic movement is gathering momentum as a company of prophets with the same commission as John the Baptist and the anointing of Elijah are being raised up in the earth to prepare the way and make a people ready for the return of Jesus. This time He will come to establish His Kingdom over all the kingdoms of this world.
The prophetic ministry is just as vital today as it was in Old Testament times. The Apostle Paul validated prophecy in his letter to the church at Corinth:
“Therefore, my brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy…” 1 Corinthians 14:39.
God desires His sons and daughters to clearly hear the voice of the Holy Spirit. We need to operate in the power of the Holy Spirit, firstly because it is the birthright of every believer, but also because it is the power to operate as God intends us to. Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to endue us with spiritual power, enabling us to pray effectively, comforting, teaching, and gifting us to prophesy and operate in all of the ‘spiritual gifts’.
God wants His Church to be prepared and ready for His return, operating with an Issachar anointing, understanding the times and seasons and knowing what the Church should do.
“And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.” 1 Chronicles 12:32
A key starting point for this is shifting our understanding of the calendar and time into God’s created order. His calendar started with creation and did not stop when Jesus lived, died and rose again – it continued. Man and satan has sought to change times and seasons, which results in most people living outside of God’s timing.
The Hebrew calendar is different to our calendar and it is God’s calendar! The Hebrew letters are numbers, sounds, pictures and symbols. Encoded in every year God speaks through the letters that denote the calendar year; he has placed revelation in the letters that characterise each year. Our Hebraic covenant roots are so important to understand as we move forward to advance His Kingdom in the earth.
A House of Prayer
A praying Church is vital for the return of Jesus. It is the privilege of every believer to partner with the Holy Spirit for the promised revival and harvest of souls. We know that in these times God is calling His people to be a House of Prayer for all Nations and in His House of Prayer there will be joy! Prayer shouldn’t be arduous but a delight if we are in tune with God’s heart.
Called to be Intercessors
Part of being a priesthood is to be intercessors, to stand in the gap between man and God; to bring those things before God where we need Him to move.
“So Aaron shall bear the names of the sons of Israel in the breastpiece of judgment on his heart, when he goes into the Holy Place, to bring them to regular remembrance before the Lord.” Exodus 28:29
Intercession and Intimacy
Intercession is intimacy, partnership and agreement with God. It is an exchange where God speaks to us and it moves our hearts. When we speak back to God, His heart is moved. God desires to establish or deepen this relationship with us. He desires intimacy with us.