New Songs, Vital Songs!

Praise the Lord. Sing to the Lord a
new song, His praise in the assembly of the saints.
(Ps. 149:1)   

David wrote these words prophetically to the
‘saints’; the church that would be birthed hundreds of years later. He was
declaring that the church would sing ‘new’ songs in their gatherings. Five
times in the Psalms David speaks of singing a ‘new song’. (Ps. 96:1; 98:1;
33:3; 40:3) David loved to praise and worship the Father. He loved to give
glory to the Lord of Hosts. He passionately poured out his heart to the Father
declaring His goodness, mercy, love, power, and greatness. From his heart would
then come new songs, songs of the Spirit; songs birthed in the 3rd
heaven and manifest here on earth. Such songs are for today, for the church,
for you and me in personal and corporate worship. 
New songs
are vital to spirit filled and spirit led praise and worship. They reflect a
remnant mindset. They reflect our connection and communication with the Father
by His Spirit. No one knows the thoughts
of God except the Spirit of God.
(1 Cor. 2:11b) New songs are organic; nothing artificial added! They are neither
contrived nor forced, but simply spring from the Holy Spirit; Spirit to spirit.
They bring forth fresh sounds, new words, and a fragrant aroma of heaven here
on earth. 
New songs in
a congregation come in two primary forms, (1) those birthed during a time of
corporate worship, i.e. spontaneous
, and (2) those birthed during personal time with the Lord and
sung at a later time in the church, i.e. intentional birthing. Some can
be put on paper and sung over and over. Others are only for a specific moment
to bring revelation and truth for that day to that church. In either case their
organic nature that makes them fresh,
new, and vital to the believers
. In this day a remnant will bring forth
fresh new songs with prophetic insight and apostolic impartation. The remnant
church will birth songs as fresh bread bringing the aroma of heaven to earth. Some
of these songs will be sung by others outside our congregations. Some will only
be sung in our respective assemblies.
In Crossfire,
we sing songs others have written. They are often a platform for spontaneous
birthing of a new song. We sing songs we have written through intentional
birthing at home or in a music studio. And we sing songs given spontaneously by
the Spirit during times of corporate praise and worship.  Each kind of song has its place, but all kinds of fresh songs are necessary!
We have had
instrumental only songs birthed in our church spontaneously; musicians playing
drums, guitars, keyboards beyond their natural ability or skill level. Our
worship leader told me of times when he was playing a spontaneous song with
sounds, rhythms and chord combinations he had never heard nor played before. He was out of control, so to speak, yet
within the control and influence of the Spirit of God. David said, “He put a new song in my mouth”. (Ps. 40:3)
The Holy Spirit can put a new song in YOUR
mouth. He can put a new song in your church. Open your heart, passionately
pursue His purposes, and sing forth those organic words and sounds of a new song
birthed by your Father.


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