Weekly Teachings by Erik Momsen
New Song 33:3
by Erik Momsen
Believers should sing a new song. Believers should have a song in their hearts if what God has done is real to them. I am not saying this always has to be a happy song. Many of the Psalms were cries of agony, but there needs to be a "God song" in your heart.
Ever thought why birds sing? Imagine how funny it would be if gorillas knuckled around the jungle singing? Perhaps they do, but just in very deep songs we don't clearly hear.
There should be a song in your heart and it should turn to a song of joy. Have you noticed in sport how many of the stars have their war song, or batting song as they walked out to the pitch? Our hero of old, Lance Klusener, used Impi from Jaluka. Then Wimpy got hold of the song and breakfast was never the same.
What is your war song? What is the song in your heart? I believe you need one even as you need a favorite verse of scripture.
God will do something NEW. He always has a plan. Behold He makes all things new. That could be the turmoil in the world or in your life. A New Songs leads to a New Thing. We are commanded to sing a new song.
"Rejoice in the LORD, O righteous ones; praise is becoming for the upright. Praise the LORD with lyre; sing to Him with a harp of ten strings. Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully with shouts of joy. For the word of the LORD is right; and all His works are in truth. He loves righteousness and judgment; the earth is full of the mercy of the LORD." (Psalm 33:1-5)
SINGING TURNS TO ACTION
Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, His praise in the congregation of saints. Let Israel rejoice in his Makers; let the sons of Zion be joyful in their Kings. Let them praise His name in the dance; let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp. For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the meek with salvation. 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, to carry out vengeance on the nations and punishments on the peoples, to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with iron-bands, to carry out on them the judgment written; this is an honor for all His saints. Praise the LORD! (Ps. 149)
- Corporate singing.
- Rejoice in their King - defender, provider.
- The Lord takes pleasure in His people.
- Sing on your bed.
- Praise in their mouths & a sword in their hands = action & victory.
- Not violence.
GOD RESPONDS TO PRAISE - BY - BATTLE
I am the LORD; that is My name; and My glory I will not give to another, nor My praise to graven images. Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they happen, I cause you to hear. Sing to the LORD a new song; His praise from the end of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and its fullness; coasts and their peoples. Let the wilderness and its cities lift up their voice , the villages where Kedar dwells. Let the dwellers of the rock sing, let them shout from the mountain tops. Give glory to the LORD and declare His praise in the coastlands.
The LORD goes out as a warrior, He stirs up zeal like a man of wars; He shouts, yea, roars; He overcomes His enemies. I have kept silence from forever; I have been still and refrained Myself. Now I will cry like a woman in pangs of labor, I will pant and gasp at once. I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their plants. And I will make the rivers coastlands, and I will dry up the pools. (Isaiah 42:8-15)
- Victory comes with focus on God's nature, actions - undiminished Glory.
- The God at the end of praise is not a shrinking violet.
- He is a Man O War.
FIND YOUR VOICE AGAIN
In "The Kings Speech" Albert stammers for fear and he could not be king. His break-though comes as he shouts, "I have a voice".
Will the church finds it voice again????
What is the New Song the church and her people are singing????
What is your New Song - your God Song???
Date Added: 2011-03-10
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