Worship is a form of warfare in the spiritual realm. This is a vision I saw during worship of the Sword of the Spirit when we are surrendered to God in worship in spirit and truth. He fights for us and through us. Worship celebrates victory in the face of the battle, especially when in difficult times. It celebrates the One in whom we have the victory.
The key, I felt the Lord saying, is to surrender. Find that place of love, faith, hope, peace and trust in who He is. When we meditate on who Jesus, our Father and the Holy Spirit are – it should naturally lead to worship. Worship is a powerful act of faith. May God be glorified by our worship, His name is exalted above all names.
- I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvellous works. I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High. – Psalm 9:1-2
- Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer. – Psalm 19:14
- One thing I have desired of the Lord, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord, And to inquire in His temple. – Psalm 27:4
- And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me; Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD. – Psalm 27:6
- My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise. Awake, my glory! Awake, lute and harp! I will awaken the dawn. I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing to You among the nations. For Your mercy reaches unto the heavens, And Your truth unto the clouds. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; Let Your glory be above all the earth. – Psalm 57:7-11