Singing Is A Kingdom Principle

My wife and I are avid worship lovers. Our hearts can be lifted into new places; almost instantly when we come into the atmosphere where the sound of worship releases the glory of God. I’m not talking just about songs though, because what I have found is that singing is a Kingdom principle.

Something is released through singing.

 The activity of singing gives the heart its voice; a voice that draws God’s Presence like a beautiful color draws our eye. The key to this principle is that singing engages our emotion… the stuff that connects us to risk, trust, belief, and commitment. The sound of the heart compels us like no other activity and that is why there is an entire book of the Bible given completely to this Kingdom reality. Just look at these expressions:

  • Psalm 147:1 “Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant and praise is beautiful.”
  • Psalm 147:7 “Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving, sing praise on the harp to our God.”
  • Psalm 149:1 “Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, and His praise in the congregation of the saints.”
  • Psalm 149:5-6 “Let the saints be joyful in glory, let them sing aloud on their beds. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth and a two edged sword in their hand.”

Something gets engaged through singing.

 ”Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another, with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.” (Col 3:16) This verse connects the Word of Christ as it richly dwells within us, with the activity of singing. Thus, singing is shown here as a God given bridge into His Word and His Truth.

Something is maintained through singing.

 Consider what Paul says; “Therefore do not be foolish but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Eph 5:17-20) These verses connect being filled with the Holy Spirit and singing songs, hymns and spiritual songs. This is clearly seen in the King James where translators more accurately place a semi-colon (rather than a period) between verses 18 and 19 making them one continuous thought. In other words, Ephesians is telling us that our singing (speaking) is the result or overflow of the filling of the Holy Spirit.

 Without question the Kingdom of Heaven is established by the Holy Spirit at work within human souls here upon the Earth. The Holy Spirit’s access to those things which rule us is through our emotional center… our soul. Our soul is able through singing to release and establish those things which define our behavior and our allegiances. God is not interested in our worship simply because He deserves it; but because it establishes the platform for His dominion upon the Earth. Singing is a Kingdom principle and we should sing and make melody in our hearts as often as we feel challenges to God’s dominion in our lives.

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