Week # 10- The Power of Praise

THE WORSHIP LIFE // NOTES WEEK # 11- THE POWER OF PRAISE

SECTION 1 – MUSIC IN WORSHIP/PRAISE

A. Examples of Music in Worship OT

  • a. Triumph and deliverance from the Egyptians – Exodus 15: 20-21
  • b. Return of the Ark to Jerusalem- 1 Chron. 15: 16-22, 27-28
  • c. Dedication of Solomon’s Temple – 2 Chronicles 5: 11-14
  • d. Cleansing of the temple and return of true worship to the temple by King  Hezekiah – 2 chronicles 25: 25-29; 30: 21
  • e. Restoration of worship by King Josiah – 2 Chronicles 35: 1-19
  • f. Restoration of Judah from Babylon under Ezra – Ezra 3: 1-13
  • g. Dedication of the rebuilt walls of Jerusalem – Nehemiah – 12: 27 – 47
  • Musical Worship Established by David-1 Chron. 16: 4-6, 37-42
  • Music established by God 2 Chron. 29: 25-30

B. The Power of Praise

  •  a. Causes faith to rise – 2 Chronicles 20: 14-21 – Jehoshaphat
  • b. Establishes Authority – God’s authority – God inhabits the praises of his people 22:3
  • c. Releases the prophetic- Psalms is prophetic – 1 Chronicles 25 singers appointed  prophetically.
  • d. Releases intercession – Book of Psalms
  • e. Declares God in the earth – Book of Psalms
  • f. Brings deliverance – 2 Chronicles 20:14 -21 Jehoshaphat and Joshua 6
  • g. Executes vengeance on God’s enemies- Ps. 149

SECTION 2- PRAISE AS WARFARE

A. Praise as Warfare

  • a. 2 Chron. 20 -Jehoshaphat
  • b. Psalm 149:
  • c. Joshua 6
  • d. Isaiah 30:32 NLT/ESV

The Sound of God- 2 Kings 7: 3-7/ 1 Kings 1:39 -40- Solomon anointed

The Shout- Joshua 6/ Psalm 47

B. Israel’s defeat because of sin

  • 1 Sam 4:1-10
  • Iniquity in the heart, God won’t hear me- Psalm 66:18

C. God’s condemnation of tradition w/o obedience

  • Amos 5: 21 -24
  • Isaiah 1: 10- 17
  • Isaiah 58

SECTION 3- PROPHECY IN THE MINISTRY OF MUSIC

A. Music in prophesy

  • I Chronicles 25
  • Saul prophecies 1 Samuel 10
  • Prophecy prompted by musician- 2 Kings 3: 14-19
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