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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The Power of a Song….

The Power of a song…
songs remain
Deut 31:19 Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel.
20 For when I shall have brought them into the land which I sware unto their fathers, that floweth with milk and honey; and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen fat; then will they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my covenant.
21 And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are befallen them, that this song shall testify against them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed: for I know their imagination which they go about, even now, before I have brought them into the land which I sware.
22 ¶ Moses therefore wrote this song the same day, and taught it the children of Israel.
30 And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended.

Interesting story here, how God commanded Moses, to put His commandments to music, and to write a song, proclaiming them. An all powerful, eternal song, that would be easy to remember, designed to keep people in the fear of the Lord, and to be sung to each generation. A song of blessing, to keep them in rememberance of the goodness of the Lord, yet a witness, a testimony of that very goodness, and God’s holiness, that would remind them to turn back to Him, when they had departed from Him, and were doing wickedness.

What song are you singing? Is it good enough to teach to your children?

Let’s Pray:

‘Father, teach us the songs You would like sung, help us to teach them to our children, and may these very songs be rooted and grounded in Your Word and Your heart, that we might forever sing of Your goodness. I ask this, knowing I am heard and answered, for I ask in Your name Lord Jesus, Amen’