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Anointed Music: Practical Application Of “The Song Of The Lord” for Worshippers

Using anointed musical accompaniment as a means for ushering in the presence of God and for receiving spiritual revelation

Here is a secret to receiving information and direction from heaven when you have no clue what to do. We learn this from the example found in In 1 Kings 3: 15 b:

the spirit of the Lord came upon Elisha when the minstrel played, “and he said, thus saith the Lord”

This technique of playing music to inspire someone else to download information from another dimesions can be applied by anyone in any setting who wants to know what the Lord has to say. That is, by anyone who needs any kind of spiritual revelation necessary to give direction.

Prophet Elisha’s dilemma

Elisha was facing a real life, practical situation. The king of Israel wanted to know if he should go to war against another nation? Can we recommend this to the President? Does he trust the word of the Lord? I suspect that Elisha mainly used the technique because he was exasperated with the king of Israel and just did not have the energy to give him a word because the king served other idols instead of the true and living God (see verse 13).

Additionally, the Lord wanted it documented in scripture as an important tool in spiritual revelation since Elisha did not use it incidentally. Moreover, the Lord is saying that he used the technique out of due respect for Jehoshaphat the righteous king who was present and had maintained the pattern of using musicians and singers in worship and who had received battle strategy from a Levite who was a descendant of Asaph (2 Chron 20: 14).

Elisha deliberately used the technique of prophesying accompanied by a musician whose music enhanced the download of information from heaven

Singers, worshippers, pastors, apostles, teachers, evangelists, deacons etc can apply Elisha’s technique to accomplish the Lord’s own purposes, for example, when the presence of the Lord needs to come into a place (some places are dry ground) for the salvation of souls, deliverances etc. This is a useful technique for worship teams particularly when the Holy Spirit is moving on the team to sing the song of the Lord in what one can call “free style”:

At these times, there is usually a flow in this direction and the team leader at the time may find him or herself extolling the Lord in short repeated phrases or an entirely new song in some cases.

It is therefore incumbent on the leader to sing what the Lord wants and on the members of the team (other singers and musicians to follow along).
The congregations or listeners should follow the leading of the Holy Spirit on the leader and extol the Lord by either singing what they hear or by repeating phrases that are related to what they hear.

For example, if the leader (s) sing “he is worthy, he is worthy”, the congregation of team can respond with those exact words or with words like “yeah”, “halelujah, halelujah” using appropriate timing if the Spirit leads you in that direction.

Anointed Music: Spirit of Life Recording Company – King David’s musicians

Who were some of the early members of Spirit of Life Recording Company?

In this post I want to talk about David’s musicians who were some of the early members of Spirit of Life Recording Company. King David himself was a member of this label because he was an anointed musician (1 Sam 16: 18 – 23) and a prophet (Acts 2: 29, 30) so he understood how to receive spiritual wisdom and understanding by revelation. How else could you explain his daredevil stunts like killing a lion and a bear with his bare hands (1 Sam 17: 33-37) and killing a giant with a sling shot and a stone? (1 Sam 17). Which one of you would do that? Maybe bungee jumping is “safer”. His brothers thought that he was cocky when he said he would fight and kill a ten foot giant (1 Sam 17).

David knew a God who gave him superior mental boldness and physical conditioning and strength (did he go to the gym?) that made a stone sink through a giant’s forehead and into his brain, causing that giant to topple over like a felled tree. While he was a shepherd, David dreamed of the day that he would establish his own recording company in order to share songs that would usher in the presence of God and reveal His power and secrets to his people. David had received spiritual revelation about what heaven was like and the worship and singing that took place there and I will show this to you later. He also knew how to join the worship there and how to download its music and songs to earth, because his music had power to make demons flee from King Saul (1 Sam 16: 23).

One example, however, is that King David was a designer of musical instruments (1 Chronicles 23: 5) and one of them was the harp. Did he have a vision of heaven like John where he saw the harp being played? (Rev 5:8; 14:2; 15:2). Sorry for those who say musical instruments are for the Old Testament only because you will have to endure them up there. Anyway, rappers (and gospel musicians, producers etc as well), he fulfilled his dream when he became king. That is advantage of being king (in charge). You get to do some creative stuff that you dreamt about or that God gave to you. David was a Jew, so as a Jew, he was obligated to go to the temple (that God told Moses to build) to offer sacrifices for sin. The problem was that the Jews did not know that the temple Moses built was just a pattern of God’s temple/church/tabernacle in heaven and that God was using it to teach them and later the Gentiles something about worship and prayer (say what?).

David knew by revelation that the temple on earth represented God’s temple in heaven because he had seen it, maybe in a vision, although he did not let out that particular secret. His actions, however, spoke louder than his words and that is how we know this particular secret that David hid from his people (maybe he did not want them to stone him. After all, he had to live to be the king). Yes, God has a temple in heaven and we see that in Hebrews 8: 5; 9:11; 12: 22-23 and Rev 7: 15; 11:19; 15:5. Hebrews 8: 5 implies that Moses knew about the temple in heaven as well, but apparently he had not seen it or did not tell the Jews that the tabernacle on earth was just a pattern of the one in heaven. I’m no scholar, but when I read Exodus 25, I found the pattern that Moses built on earth (check out the bling bling in the church building. Can you do that in New York?).

Basically, the temple was really a tent enclosed by a yard. Rev 15: 5; 7: 15 and 11:19 tell about the tabernacle in heaven which was the original of the one God wanted Moses to build. The one Moses built had three parts – a courtyard, holy place and the most holy place. The courtyard surrounded the tabernacle and was entered by one gate (can’t get to heaven except by Jesus). In the yard you would meet an altar for sacrifices and a basin for handwashing. The Holy Place had a lampstand, table with bread and a golden altar of incense. In heaven, this altar is in front of God’s throne (Rev 8:3-5) and it is here that an angel holds our prayers and offers them up with incense unto God, so that He can inhale them and remember us.

This is a natural high (no drugs needed). In addition, the spirits of the saints who were ever martyred are under the altar so tht God can remember them and their murderers (Rev 6:9). The Most Holy Place tell us there is a place in heaven where God sits (Rev 4: 2-5; 5:6; 7:9) since it contained an ark or chest on which rested a mercy seat representing the throne where God dwells. This mercy seat is referred to in Hebrews 4: 16. Two angels were made facing each other on either side of the mercy seat and their wings stretched out to cover the mercy seat. Second Samuel 6: 2 and Isaiah 6: 1- 2 and 37: 16 show that God dwells between the cherubims.

When you read the book of Revelation, you would see that a lot of worship activity takes place in front of God’s throne that we are expected to mimic on earth. Twenty four elders as well as angels fall down on their faces to worship (Rev 4:10; 5:8; 7:9; 12:4); musicians play harps (Rev 5:8; 14: 2,3; 15: 2); worship songs are sung by saints and angels (Rev 4: 8-12; 5: 9, 12; 6:9,10; 7:10-12; 11:17; 14:3; 15:3,4; 19: 1-3,6,7) and people wave palm branches in celebration just as the Jews did to celebrate Christ’s entry into Jerusalem (Rev 7:9).

This revelation is what David received, but I want to ask if you receive this by faith. Do you prefer this natural high, joy and peace that you can get by living in God’s presence or tension and stress by wondering who is going to kill you or who hates you? Come on into God’s kingdom. More to come.

Mercedes Moss
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Spirit of Life Recording Company – Whose song?!

We talked a bit about the purpose, source and inspiration of the songs that are received and played by anointed musicians, using those in David’s tabernacle as prime examples. Although David appointed three chief musicians to instruct in music and song, I personally believe that he trained them initially in the song of the Lord […]

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