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Music is the language of the spirit.  

He inhabits the praises of his people.

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WHY do we praise God? 

Psalm 7:17

17 I will praise the LORD according to His righteousness, and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High. (NKJ)

Ps 13:6

I will sing to the LORD, [[[[ because He has dealt bountifully with me. ]]]]

Ps 18:3

3 I will call upon the LORD, [[[[ who is worthy to be praised; ]]]] [[[[ so shall I be saved from my enemies.]]]] (NKJ)

Ps 22:3

3 But You are holy, enthroned in the praises of Israel. (NKJ)

Ps 22:27-29

27 [[ All ]] the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the [[ nations ]] [[[[ shall worship before You. ]]]]

28 For the kingdom is the LORD'S, and [[[[ He rules over the nations. ]]]]

29 All the prosperous of the earth shall eat and worship; all those who go down to the dust shall bow before Him, even he who cannot keep himself alive. (NKJ)

Psalm 48

1 [[[[ Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised ]]]] in the city of our God, in His holy mountain. (NKJ)

Ps 63:3

3 [[ Because ]]  [[[[ Your lovingkindness is better than life, ]]]] my lips shall praise You. (NKJ)

Ps 92:1

1 [[ It is good ]] to give thanks to the LORD, and [[[[ to sing praises ]]]] to Your name, O Most High; (NKJ)

Ps 96:1

1 Oh, sing to the LORD a new song! [[[[ Sing to the LORD, all the earth.]]]] (NKJ)

Ps 98:1

1 Oh, [[ sing to the LORD ]] a new song! [[[[ For He has done marvelous things; ]]]] his right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory. (NKJ)

Ps 147:1

1 Praise the LORD! For [[[[ it is good to sing praises ]]]] to our God; for it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful. (NKJ)

Ps 149:6-7

6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand,

7 To execute vengeance on the nations, and punishments on the peoples; (NKJ)

JESUS told the woman at the well  

John 4:24

24 "God is Spirit, and [[[[ those who worship Him [[ must ]] worship in spirit ]]]] . . 

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HOW do we praise God ? ? ? ? ? ?

Psalm 9:1-2

1 I will praise You, O LORD, [[[[ with my whole heart;]]]] I will tell of all Your marvelous works.

2 [[[[ I will be glad and rejoice ]]]] in You; will sing praise to Your name, O Most High. (NKJ)

Ps 34:1

1 I will bless the LORD at all times; his [[ praise ]] shall [[[[ continually ]]]] be in my mouth. (NKJ)

Ps 47:1

1 Oh, [[[[ clap ]]]] your hands, all you peoples! [[[[ Shout ]]]] to God with the voice of triumph! (NKJ)

Ps 66:1

1 Make a [[[[  joyful shout ]]]] to God, all the earth! (NKJ)

Ps 71:8

8 Let [[[[ my mouth be filled with Your praise ]]]] and with Your glory all the day. (NKJ)

Ps 81:1-3

1 [[[[ Sing aloud ]]]] to God our strength; make a [[[[ joyful shout ]]]] to the God of Jacob.

2 [[ Raise a song ]] and strike the [[[[ timbrel, ]]]] the pleasant [[[[ harp ]]]] with the [[[[ lute. ]]]]

3 [[[[ Blow the trumpet ]]]] at the time of the New Moon, at the full moon, on our solemn feast day. (NKJ)

Ps 95:1-2

1 Oh come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us [[[[ shout joyfully ]]]] to the Rock of our salvation.

2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; let us [[[[ shout joyfully ]]]] to Him with psalms. (NKJ)

Ps 105:2

2 Sing to Him, [[[[ sing psalms ]]]] to Him; talk of all His wondrous works! (NKJ)

Ps 149:3

3 Let them [[[[[[ praise His name with ] the dance; ]]]]]] let them sing praises to Him with the [[[[ timbrel and harp. ]]]] (NKJ)

Let  this not get by you.  Take note dance is a form of praise.

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WHERE do we praise God? 

Psalm 22:22

22 I will declare Your name to My brethren; [[[[ in the midst of the assembly ]]]] I will praise You. (NKJ)

Ps 135:1-3

1 [[[[ Praise the LORD ]]]] Praise the name of the LORD; praise Him, O you servants of the LORD!

2 [[[[ You who stand in the house of the LORD, ]]]] in the courts of the house of our God,

3 Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; sing praises to His name, for it is pleasant. (NKJ)

Ps 149:1

1 Praise the LORD! [[ Sing ]] to the LORD a new song, and His [[ praise ]]  [[[[ in the assembly of saints. ]]]] (NKJ)

Ps 149:5

5 Let the saints be joyful in glory; let them [[[[ sing aloud on their beds. ]]]] (NKJ)

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Hebrews 2:11-12

11 For both [[[[ He who sanctifies ]]]] and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren,

12 saying: "I will declare Your name to My brethren; in the midst of the assembly [[[[ I will sing praise to You." ]]]] (NKJ)

We know who  he who sanctifies is The Lord Jesus Christ he actually sings with us. Praise the lord!

Is it important for believers to assemble themselves together and worship God?   There is no question about it.

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WITH WHAT do we praise God?

Psalm 33:1-3

1 Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful.

2 Praise the LORD [[[[ with the harp;]]]] make melody to Him [[[[ with an instrument of ten strings. ]]]]

3 Sing to Him a new song; [[[[ play skillfully with a shout ]]]] of joy. (NKJ)

Psalm 68:25

25 The singers went before, the players [[ on instruments ]] followed after; among them were the maidens playing [[[[ timbrels.]]]] (NKJ)

Ps 69:30

30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving. (NKJ)

Ps 71:23

23 [[[[ My lips ]]]] shall greatly rejoice when I sing to You, and my soul, which You have redeemed. (NKJ)

Ps 89:1

1 I will sing of the mercies of the LORD forever; [[[[ with my mouth ]]]] will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations. (NKJ)

Ps 100:1-2

1 Make a joyful [[[[ shout ]]]] to the LORD, all you lands!

2 Serve the LORD with gladness; [[[[ come before His presence with singing. ]]]]  (NKJ)

 

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Psalm 69:34

Let heaven and [[[[ earth praise Him, the seas and everything that moves in them. ]]]] (NKJ)

Look at this [[[[ Jesus sings with us. ]]]] Praise God!

Hebrews 2:11-12

11 For both [[[[ He who sanctifies ]]]] and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren,

12 saying: "I will declare Your name to My brethren; in the midst of the assembly [[[[ I will sing praise to You." ]]]] (NKJ)

How about that. Sharon Rorer the Director of Music Ministry at the Name of Jesus Christian Ministries many years ago made the church body aware of this. Thank you Sharon.

ARE THERE ANY EXAMPLES OF DANCING IN THE WORD OF GOD ???? YES!!! - YES!!! - YES!!!-

  MIRIAM

Exodus 15:19

19 For the horses of Pharaoh went with his chariots and his horsemen into the sea, and the LORD brought back the waters of the sea upon them. But the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea.

Exodus 15:20

20 Then [[[[[ Miriam the prophetess, ]]]]] the sister of Aaron, took the timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and [[[[[[ with dances. ]]]]]]

Exodus 15:21

21 And Miriam answered them: "Sing to the LORD, for He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider he has thrown into the sea!" (NKJ)

ANOTHER EXAMPLE KING DAVID 

2 Samuel 6:13

13 And so it was, when those bearing the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, that he sacrificed oxen and fatted sheep.

2 Samuel 6:14

14 Then [[[[[[ David danced ]]]]] before the LORD with all his might, and David was wearing a linen ephod.

Ephod

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etc.. Within the Bible, in the contexts where it is worn, the ephod is usually described as being linen, but did not constitute complete clothing of any kind, as the Books of Samuel describe David's wife Michal as taunting him for indecently exposing himself by wearing one.[1] Though some Bible translations insert the word 'only' before ephod (infering David was indecent), the book of 1 Chronicles states that David was "clothed with a robe of fine linen, as were all the Levites who bore the ark... [and] David also wore an ephod of linen," [NAS Bible translation; 1 Chronicles, 15:27] "and David was wearing a linen ephod" [NAS Bible translation; 2 Samuel, 6:14]. There appears to have been a strong religious and ceremonial implication to wearing an ephod, since the eighty-five priests at Nob are specifically identified as being the type of people who wore an ephod etc..

Comment:  Because of this scripture verse I have been told that David's clothing was not much of a covering at all.   But when you consider what is going on here that doesn't really make sense.  So I checked a little deeper into the word and found more in depth explanation  concerning this.


1 Chronicles 15:27
27 And David was
clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites that bare the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the master of the song with the singers: David also had upon him an ephod of linen. (KJV)

2 Samuel 6:15

15 So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting and with the sound of the trumpet. (NKJ)

KING DAVID'S WIFE --- MICHEL ----

2 Sam 6:16

16 Now as the ark of the LORD came into the City of David, [[ Michal, ]] Saul's daughter, [[ looked ]] through a window [[ and saw ]] King [[[[ David leaping and whirling before the LORD; ]]]] and [[[[ she despised him in her heart. ]]]] (NKJ)

2 Sam 6:20

20 Then David returned to bless his household. And [[[[ Michal ]]]] the daughter of Saul came Out to meet David, and [[[ said, ]]] [[[ "How glorious was the king of Israel today, uncovering himself ]]] today in the eyes of the maids of his servants, as one of the base fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!"

2 Sam 6:21

21 So David said to Michal, "It was before the LORD, who chose me instead of your father and all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel. Therefore I will play music before the LORD.

2 Sam 6:22

22 "And I will be even more [[[[[ undignified ]]]]] than this, and [[[ will be humble in my own sight.]]] But as for the maidservants of whom you have spoken, by them I will be held in honor." (NKJ)

A quote from my former pastor teacher Dr. Chet Sapino who God used to teach me so many excellent things from the word.

GOD IS NOT LOOKING FOR DIGNIFIED PEOPLE. DIGNITY WILL GET YOU NO WHERE IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD.  GOD IS LOOKING FOR HUMBLE PEOPLE.  HUMILITY WILL TAKE YOU ALL THE WAY.

GOD WANTS PEOPLE WHO WILL WORSHIP HIM IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH.   GOD DOES NOT WANT HIS PEOPLE ALL BOUND UP.

Gratitude is not only the memory but the homage of the heart rendered to God for his goodness. 

Nathaniel Willis

LOOK WHAT GOD DID TO MICHAL AFTER THIS.   KENNETH HAGIN SAYS "WHEN YOU COME TO A THEREFORE IN THE BIBLE FIND OUT WHAT IT IS THERE FOR".

2 Sam 6:23

23 Therefore [[[[ Michal ]]]] the daughter of Saul [[[ had no children to the day of her death.]]] (NKJ)

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GOD BY THE POWER OF HIS HOLY SPIRIT HAS TOLD OUR CHURCH BODY:

11-13-1994 MORNING WORSHIP PG # l -- DANCING EVEN IN THE STREETS, GREAT DANCING EVEN IN THE STREETS AS IT WOULD BE AFTER A TIME OF WAR, AFTER A TIME OF VICTORY AND WINNING TOTAL WAR. OH, I SAY PEOPLE SHALL COME OUT INTO THE STREETS AND DANCE AND SHOUT FOR JOY, OH, THAT IS HOW IT IS GOING TO BE IN THESE LAST DAYS MY PEOPLE. ETC..

2-12-1995 PM SERVICE PAGE #3 ---- GOD WAS TALKING TO US ABOUT THE VISION HE HAD PLACED BEFORE US AND COMMENTED "DID NOT ALWAYS THE DANCERS GO BEFORE MY ARMY?"

1-22-1995 PM SERVICE PG#2 --- MY HOUSE FILLED WITH THE MIRACULOUS...ETC ETC . IT SHALL BE THAT WAY IN THESE LAST DAYS, PEOPLE. OH FOR THEY SHALL HOBBLE IN. THEY SHALL SKIP ON THEIR WAY OUT. ETC ETC . . EVEN THE OLD MEN SHALL SKIP LIKE CHILDREN! OH, THEY SHALL DANCE IN THE ISLES.

7-13-95 MORNING SERVICE PG#2 -- DID NOT I SAY THE ENEMY WAS WAGING WARFARE AGAINST YOU THIS DAY? I SAY YOU NEED TO MARCH BEFORE ME AND STOMP ON HIS HEAD!! FOR TRULY YOU HAVE SEEN THIS WORD FULFILLED BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES THIS DAY! FOR AS YOU SHOUTED AND AS YOU MARCHED, AND YOU STOMPED YOUR FEET, I ALMIGHTY GOD, MOVED MIGHTILY WITH MY ANGELS, AND WE WENT INTO WARFARE GREAT WARFARE, AND THERE WAS VICTORY, SO REJOICE I SAY REJOICE FOR I HAVE DESTROYED THE ENEMY ON YOUR BEHALF!!

12-24-1995-- EVENING SERVICE PG # 4 -- FOR IT IS A DAWNING OF A NEW DAY FOR MY PEOPLE, ETC ETC SO, DO A LITTLE VICTORY DANCE, DO A LITTLE VICTORY SHOUT. FOR YOU ARE IN THE FAMILY OF GOD AND YOU HAVE WON ETC.. ETC..

8-14-1996 bible study word -------- GOD TALKING ABOUT THE END TIME CHURCH "THERE SHALL BE GREAT DANCING, GREAT REJOICING, AND AT TIMES YOU SHALL HEAR THAT HEAVENLY CHOIR AS IT SINGS AND PRAISES AND WORSHIPS ALMIGHTY GOD WITH YOU AND YOUR JOY X2, WILL BE OVERFLOWING FOR THERE SHALL BE NO RESTRAINTS."

9-22-02 am service For behold I have given to you the keys of the kingdom, and one key that has been so effective in my house, is the key of praise. I have not given you the key of praise, that I could sit back and enjoy your praise and worship, but I have given it to you as a weapon against the enemy in this time. My word says put on the garment of praise. In this time and in this hour you cannot afford to take off that garment, for you need all the power that I can give you through this weapon. So sing and dance and give me praise, for the enemy flees, he cannot stay in the presence of praise. Use that weapon against him that you might have all the things that you need to survive in this day.

11-10-02 pm service Therefore, I say unto you this night, let your mouths be filled constantly, daily, hourly with praise unto me. Let it not be just the silent praise that comes forth from your thinking, but let it be that verbal praise that comes forth from your mouth. Let those praises be heard, for those praises not only are a joy to my heart, sayith your Father God, but those praises sound in the ears of the enemy, and oh, how they hurt. It is likened unto the high-pitched sound, that is so high that you can’t even hear it, that drives insects and animals crazy. So your praises, lifted up, lifted up verbally, lifted up in voice, sounds like that in the ears of the enemy, and oh, how he covers his ears and quickly flees. So let your praises be constantly be in your mouth, even as the psalmist said, I will praise the Lord continually, his praise shall continually be in my mouth. So let it be with you my children, and yes, you shall truly walk in that great victory.

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In this last chapter of Psalms all the previous questions are answered:

 Who–WhatWhereWhen-Why

Psalm 150:1-6

1 Praise the LORD! Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty firmament!

2 Praise Him for His mighty acts; praise Him according to His excellent greatness!

3 Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; praise Him with the lute and harp!

4 Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!

5 Praise Him with loud cymbals; praise Him with clashing cymbals!

6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD Praise the LORD! (NKJ)

Music is what feelings sound like.

One more thought:  If you want to please the father brag on the son.

 

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