Perpetual Incense – WORSHIP!

A perpetual incense before the LORD
i-love-you-lordThinking about one of my favorite worship songs this morning, one I love to sing to the Lord, maybe He will actually give me a voice that is ‘sweet sweet sound unto your ear’. LOL!

Check out this verse:

Ex 30: 7 And Aaron shall burn thereon sweet incense every morning: when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it.
8 And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at even, he shall burn incense upon it, a perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations.

Was thinking about how our lives, as we walk with Him, and cry out to him, become a living alter, our prayers the incense that rises from it….
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Re 5:8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

Re 8:3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
Re 8:4 And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand.

I know there are people who can really sing unto the Lord, with beautiful voices, like angels, but God looks upon the heart. Hey, we are supposed to be a living sacrifice before Him. In the Old Testament, God required a burnt offering before His throne, and that had to stink! Lift up your voice to Him this morning – let’s praise and worship our King!

Let’s sing:
“I love you Lord, and I lift my voice, to worship you. I love you Lord, and I lift my voice, O my soul, rejoice. Take joy my King, in what you hear, Let it be a sweet, sweet sound, in Your ear….

Jesus Can Sing!

Singing with Jesus!
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Jesus can sing!

We read of Jesus singing a hymn with his disciples:
Matt 26:30 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

Yet, this was during His earthly ministry. I’m thinking He sings a whole lot more rowdy than that in heaven, singing praises to our Father!

Heb 2:12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
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Rom 15:6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
7 ¶ Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:

Ro 15:9 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.
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Jesus can sing! Yep, He is Lord, Master, Shepherd, but ever considered Him as a worship leader?

Been thinking today about singing along with Jesus as together we worship our Father, in joy and truth. Had a lot of fun watching the sun come up this morning, driving out to Muskogee, singing praises to God with my children!

We all know the story, how Lucifer, who was chief worship leader in heaven, so much so that he had musical instruments built into his very being, and how he erred into pride, and rose up against the throne of God in rebellion with one third of the angels, and was cast out of heaven like lightening, to become satan, the prince of the power of the air. (You can read more about it here if you are interested: https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/11/27/the-origin-and-nature-of-satan/

There is now another before the throne of the Father. One without sin, risen from the dead, alive forevermore. Surely He knows how to lead us in true worship in spirit and in truth!
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Come on, at least hum a few bars with me. (Even if you think you sing by letter, open your mouth and letter rip!) Let’s follow our King into worship of our heavenly Father!

“I could sing of Your love forever, I could sing of your love forever..”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y7aus-UL_4

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Singing Their Sermon – What are you listening to?

Singing their sermon – The Power of Words

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Proverbs 18:21

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof

Thinking about one of the ‘boom chucka boom ‘ cars that drove by me one day, pumping violent murderous rap music into the airwaves, with about every imaginable cuss word being loudly inserted for effect.

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I know the power of words, that lead to thoughts, that will eventually lead to deeds…for it is written:

Proverbs 23:7 [Full Chapter]

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:

Thoughts Words and Deliberate Deeds!

I believe you could take anyone, and pump their minds full of that murder, hate, profanity, perversion, and adrenaline and produce a criminal…

Spoke with a young man one day about it, and he said: ‘Don’t mess with my music! It’s just songs…’

Sometime later, I was speaking with a medical doctor that volunteered in a facility for troubled teens.

I asked him how best to relate to some of these troubled young people, and what he thought about this ‘gangster rap’ kind of music.

His response was enlightening:

He simply asks them how much the artist pays them to ‘sing their sermon.’ He then explains to them that every song is a sermon, a message to the world. When an artist is producing lyrics to songs that are not edifying, every time we sing their song, we are advertising for the artist, and not getting paid for it.

If their lyrics line up with Scriptural truths, then we glorify God in music, no matter what style of music is used. If they lyrics portray violence, sexual depravity, hatred, and profanity, then we feed those things in our lives, and eventually open the door to performing that which we listen to.

“Trust me, that artist ain’t going to take your rap, or do time for the crimes you commit’

Our mind is a precious gift, a garden to be guarded, guided, grown, and transformed into the mind of Christ.

We can’t plant weeds in the garden and expect good fruit…

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Be a true superhero, today – it begins in your mind…

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Let’s pray:

‘Father, show us what we are putting into our minds each day. Help us to put in what is good, clean, passionate, and pure, and to intentionally remove movies, music, and messages, that are contrary to You and Your love. In Your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen’

Here is another article I wrote you might like:https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/discussing-cussing/