In the spirit realm there is a connection between Music, Worship and the Prophetic.
Pure and Inspired music create the atmosphere for the spirit of God to operate.
Saul and worship.
1 Samuel 10,
The Prophet Samuel gave these instructions to the young Saul:…as you approach the town, you will meet a procession of prophets coming down from the high place with lyres, tambourines, flutes and harps being played before them, and they will be prophesying.’
King David and worship
1 Chron 25:1
King David formally instituted prophecy to musical accompaniment, along with praise and worship, in the Tabernacle of David. We read in Chronicles, ‘David, together with the commanders of the army, set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun for the ministry of prophesying, accompanied by harps, lyres and cymbals.
Psalmist and Spiritual Songs
(Psalm 16:10, Psalm 41:9, Psalm 34:20, Psalm 110)
Many Psalm(not just those written by David)are prophecy set to music.
In the Psalms, prophecy and praise or worship are frequently interchangeable.
Many Psalms contain Messianic prophecy that is fulfilled in the life of Jesus.
Early church and Worship
(Eph 5:19-20 and Col 3:16-17) ( 1 Cor 14:15)
The early church recognized that praise and worship comprised of different types of songs, including ‘songs of the Spirit.’
In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul made reference to ‘psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.’
The Greek words translated ‘spiritual songs’ are oide pneumatikos and could also be translated ‘songs of the Spirit.’
These songs could be prophetic in nature, as well as spiritual songs of praise to God.
Apostle Paul and Worship.
1 Cor 14:26
In providing instructions concerning a Church service, Paul anticipated that the meeting would include songs and prophecy, as well as teaching and instruction.
Twenty four Elders and Music
And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,”
Elisha and worship
The Prophet Elisha valued musical accompaniment as a means of providing an environment for prophecy.
The Bible tells us, ‘While the harpist was playing, the hand of the LORD came upon Elisha and he said, “This is what the LORD says…”
Worship and music go hand in hand.
We must always endeavor to follow spiritual protocol when we come into the presence of God.
We are spirit beings having Souls and living in a Body.
And for us to be able to connect with the spirit of God through pure worship .
Worship is designed to open up our spiritual channel when we are broken in the spirit.
Worship allows intimacy between our spirit and Gods spirit.