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Article: Prophetic Ministry through Music
by Ray Watson
Music can help create an environment from which the prophetic voice flows.
In the Bible, Elisha requested a musician before prophesying. “Then it happened, when the musician played, that the hand of the Lord came upon him. And he said “Thus says the Lord…” (2 Kings 3:15-16 NKJV).
It was within the atmosphere of music and worship that Elisha experienced God’s anointing upon him to prophesy. As a musician, my prophetic voice is found as I worship. Out of a place of spontaneous worship and heart connection with the Father, there comes the flow of what God is saying prophetically in a meeting, for an individual or over a group of people.
During times of spontaneous worship, prophetic music has a unique way of expressing God’s heart. As a musician, I find the word of the Lord flows through me merging a prophetic word with music and song. This results in a new song that captures His heart in a dynamic way.
But what prophetic revelations and words should we be releasing? As a prophetic ministry, can we perceive the new things stirring in the heart of God?
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” (Isaiah 43:19 NIV)
I find it interesting God says “do you not perceive it?” as if perceiving the “new thing” is not automatically a given. As Christians, we can often find ourselves fixated on the “wasteland” around us and we lose sight of the new streams being forged in the wilderness. Our prophecies should “perceive” the new things God is doing. Each prophetic word, both corporately and to an individual should enable them to see “a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland” (Isaiah 43:19).
Our Heavenly Father is bringing refreshing, hope and restoration to the wilderness areas of our lives. If people feel discouraged, disconnected from God, betrayed, anxious or experiencing hopelessness, then these are the very places we are called to bring prophetic words of life, comfort and hope. Whether we are prophesying to individuals, families, communities, cities or nations; each prophetic word should perceive the new things God is doing and bring His hope and refreshing.
What wilderness areas do you find yourself looking at? Can you picture the streams being formed; the new life and hope God is bringing to each situation or are you caught declaring only the barren wilderness anyone can see?
Sometimes it is easier to confirm the negative report with our words and label it as a “prophetic word” than it is to challenge the status quo, hear from the Father’s heart and speak life and hope prophetically into a situation. As you spend time in God’s presence worshiping; begin to prophesy to the dry bones, speak calm to the raging seas, and perceive the new streams God is forging in the midst of the wastelands.
“Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.” (Isaiah 43:18-19 The Message)
Examples of Prophetic Music
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