I have been studying the heavenly symphony, Revelation 4 & 5, my favorite passage of Scripture and there’s so many seeds of significant dimensions of worship are found in Revelation 4 & 5 but on our way there we will look at one principle I believe that John the apostle wrote after he saw the revelation as recorded in the book of Revelation.
It says in John 1:5, from the New King James, “The light shines from the darkness and the darkness does not comprehend it.” Down in the margin it says, “The darkness does not overpower it.” The word comprehend means the darkness does not lay hold of it … and dominate it … comprehend it in the sense of overpower it. When the light shines, darkness has to flee when the anointing of God is shining, releasing the knowledge of God.
When the light shines, when the Holy Spirit anoints truth of the knowledge of God …when the Holy Spirit is anointing the truth about the knowledge of God. This is the primary application of this principle .. that when spiritual light shines under the anointing .. the hidden beauty of God is released under the anointing .. it shoots forth into the realm of darkness.
The darkness of human heart, the darkness of the atmosphere around us, (I’m talking about the spiritual darkness … powers and principalities) the realm of darkness does not have the power to comprehend or to overthrow the light.
It is true in the natural although this principal is speaking of the spirit. If all the lights were out in this room you would not go open the window and try to take a thousand buckets filled with darkness and dump it out. It does not work that way. The way that you get darkness out of a dark room is you turn light on.
Light goes forth and the darkness cannot over throw light. It is true in the natural but He is speaking of the spirit realm right here. The reason this is important to us is that in the position of worship, when God the Holy Spirit even to a small measure crowns our worship with anointing that quickening light .. there is a release of the knowledge of God under the anointing and the darkness cannot stand up and overpower the light of the anointing when it is going through.
There is a release of the knowledge of God under the anointing and the darkness cannot stand up and overpower the light of the anointing when it is going through. Everyone of us in this room who had an open heart … darkness was being pushed and driven out of the deep regions of our heart. Just a little bit, time by time, by time.
There is a little bit of darkness being pushed back in the dark atmosphere of the powers and principalities of the city because we worship tonight. It is a fact that the apostle John built his theology around the tabernacle of David, the prayer dimension of it is built upon the concept that anointed worship which equals the anointing of the knowledge of God coming through our hearts as we sing it back to God drives darkness out of the spheres of which we are associated with a little bit. We do it night and day and eventually we will overpower darkness entirely.
We are taking about releasing power … that is the subject tonight. Releasing power through the songs of beautiful holiness. The holiness of God … I introduced a word a few years ago, trisageon and made you all say it a bunch of times. Tris means three ageon means holy … three times holy.
The trisageon is the theological song for the song found in Revelation 4:8 and Isaiah 6:3. In Revelation 4 it speaks about the Father and in Isaiah 6 it speaks about the Son. Very significant reality that the trisageon is focused upon the Father her in chapter 4 and upon the Son in Isaiah 6.
We are going to believe God for something that is unusual in this place and I trust that many many places will believe God for this. It is very unusual for it to happen in the 21st century. It is that the musicians and singers actually would have theological depth. That is very very unusual. Lets look at it the other way around. The theologians become the singers of the love songs of God because the theologians and the singers become the same person.
In the tabernacle of David, the singers were mandatory trained in the Word of God .. the idea that an anointed singer to just get up and go for it was a very foreign idea under the order of King David. They were trained not only to their instrument and to flow together as a team but were trained deeply in the Word of God.
Throughout the various monastic movements through history … the few times when the antiphonal choirs emerged in history …one of the key things that you find whenever there is a profound emphasis on divine ordered worship is that the singers became theologians. I am believing for something very non-21st century western world. I am believing for an army of young and old singers who actually study theology and know the bible.
Right now the music dimension of the western world is dominated by spiritually shallow, almost biblically illiterate worship teams. They have been content because they sing pretty, and the crowd is just as shallow as they are so they do not even know the difference. I am not content with that at all because spiritually shallow worship will not release the anointing of Revelation .. the kind of light that drives out darkness.
It is not just that we want to have an enjoyable time of worship … it is more than that …we want to have a dimension of light of anointed Revelation of God … the revelation of God in the hearts of people in the anointing that actually has the power to drive darkness out of human hearts and out of the atmosphere above us. It will make the worship times better .. it really will.
Trained worship teams trained in the word, trained in the music and instruments and actually trained in how to flow together in team ministry will make the worship services far better but that is not my reason. I want to enter into a realm of light, a realm of understanding of the logos and I want to see it be loosed from the deep chambers of the human heart under the anointing and that is the light that drives darkness and darkness cannot comprehend it. Darkness cannot put it’s hand on it and dominate it. It cannot grasp it and throw that light to the ground. It cannot comprehend it or overpower it.
I believe God is raising up singers right now … singers and musicians who care about theological depth. I talk to our singers in the house of prayer all the time and I encourage them to take theology and encourage them to study church history so they are not confused and dumbfounded by the same dilemmas that happen century after century after century through church history.
We do not have to do them again because we have studied the mistakes of the past and we have studied how the spirit and the word operate in the voluntary free will of people with the outrage of Satan’s attack. That is really what church history is all about. How the Word and the Spirit in the voluntary dimensions of our hearts and the rage of Satan in coming against us operate in the sovereignty of God.
That is the story of church history. Trisageon is what I am getting to and the reason I don’t want you afraid of that because we have a number already of singers who are taking studying the attributes of God seriously. They are starting to buy books we are getting more and more books so we can make them available and trisageon is a normal word if you study the attributes of God.
It just means 3 times holy and I don’t want our worship teams cowering before every word that is over six or seven letters. No, it is not! It is not any big deal. We are not going to let academics take the place of heart felt experience with God but we are going to use the Word of God, training in the Word of God, the discipline of the word under the anointing, to bring us to greater heights in the spirit.
The “Holy, holy, holy,” is 3-fold repetition, very unusual in the scripture. There is another time of 3-fold repetition it is in Revelation 8:3, “Woe, woe, woe,” and that is very serious. Sometimes the Lord will say, “Truly,” and is emphasizing a truth by saying, “This is true,” and then there times when He says, “Truly, truly,” the double repetition is serious and deserves tremendous amount of emphasis. The 3-fold repetition is so rare in Scripture and around the subject of the being of God it is only a 3-fold repetition one time around the idea of transcendence, transcendence, transcendence.”
The essence of God’s being is transcendence …holiness is an attribute of purity .. but holiness is the essence of all of God’s attributes is His transcendence and that is what they are talking about. Three fold repetition … the ultimate emphasis of importance in the Scripture. The 3-fold repetition. The scholarship through history speaks of the Father, the Son, and the Spirit, the three persons of the Trinity, the Godhead.
Transcendent Father, transcendent Son, transcendent Spirit. It says, “Who was,” the past, “who is,” the present, “who is to come,” the future. God is transcendent in His leadership in the past and transcendent in His leadership of the present, and transcendent in His leadership in the future. Past, present, and future! So three persons in the Godhead, three timeframes relate to the word, “Holy, holy, holy.”
We are going to open up the significance of the words, “Lord God almighty.” Adonai, Elohim, El Shaddai, and why those three names are associated with the three times holy and why in Isaiah 6, it is the Lord of Host and not the Lord God Almighty. So, these three names of God plus the Lord of Hosts, the four names of God together are associated with the phrase, “Holy, holy, holy.”
That is something again we will look at in a couple of weekends from now. Here is my point: the vital principal in the heavenly symphony is this .. God centered worship releases power from the throne, whether we are aware of it or not there is an operation of Spirit power released around God centered worship that is under the anointing.
Lets say it this way”
“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
(John 4:24 )
Worship under the anointing and filled with the Word of God .. under the anointing of the Holy Spirit and true to the logos … the Word of God. When worship is God centered under the anointing and in line in the fullness of the word, I tell you, God seeks this kind of worship for many reasons is this kind of worship has power in the earthly affairs. It releases power in the realm of mankind … it really does. The realm that God is so interested in. Worship in Spirit and in truth .. God desires it.
One reason is it changes our lives and makes us effective in the Holy Spirit … there is not much worship in Spirit and in truth going on today. I do not believe we touch it much at all. That sounds like a big negative … I am not trying to sound negative I am trying to set a vision for where we are going. It is worth the effort to learn how to operate in the anointing and to fill our hearts with the Word of God.
I am not trying to say how bad we are now… I am trying to say what is available down the road if we give ourselves to this in an unrelenting way. There is a light that triumphs over darkness, there is an anointing on the word in the human heart, that is light, the anointing on the word in the human heart releases light that overpowers darkness. It will take some hours in the word and taking time to operating in the anointing .. learning how to together.
These spiritual qualities are imparted .. there is spiritual power imparted, this is essential that you buy into this. If you believe what I just said, that there is spiritual power, light truth, anointed in the human heart, locked in the human heart under the anointing, it drives darkness out of human hearts and it drives darkness out of the atmosphere where the powers and principalities are lodged.
If you believe that God centered worship under the anointing drives darkness back whether you can measure it or not in the present tense and really we cannot measure it much sometimes in a personal way you will feel a tremendous breakthrough. That does not happen every day but here and there I have sensed little breakthroughs but little breakthroughs add up over the years.
I do not know how many times we can measure a breakthrough in a city from a prayer meeting from that afternoon but sometimes you can. We have seen a number of healings where we had an hour of anointed worship and prayer over somebody and a healing came forth. Shelly Huntly is a great example .. the very day that we spent the hour she goes to the doctor and it is that day that we can trace it back where there was a breakthrough.
Sometimes the breakthrough is readily measurable and but not always and not by any means most of the time but if we believe that spiritual power is released with God centered worship under the anointing then it makes sense to move our lives around to get the word in our heart and to be together. I mean with an unusual dedication to the house of prayer to night and day worshipping because it is making a difference. If it is not making that much impact in the Spirit now we are on the journey being equipped to making tremendous impact down the road.
We do not enter into this realm instantly … we enter into this realm a little bit at a time … we learn to operate together in the anointing and we little by little fill our hearts with the word. That is what these Saturday night meetings are about .. we are trying to work forward on Revelation 4 & 5 because it is so absolutely foreign to our hearts because it cannot remain this way where the hymn of Revelation are entirely foreign to the church today. We cannot stay in the position of which we in at this time.
Here is the what happens when they sing “Holy, holy, holy.” Here is the immediate impact of light going forth from this song,
1. This song has an impact on the righteous both angelic and human. Revelation 4:9 whenever the living creatures, they are the seraphim here . . . the cherubim, when they give God glory, honor and thanks, is redefining what they are doing in verse 8. Glory, honor, and thanks is what is happening when they sing “Holy, holy, holy,” before the Lord. When they magnify the transcendent beauty of the Lord they are several things happening and they are all distinct.
“Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever,” (Revelation 4:9)
When this song goes forth from the living creatures, the seraphim to the Father, the arrow of God pierces the 24 elders and they collapse. So there is a power released in the court of the Lord when the seraphim, “Transcendent beauty, transcendent beauty, transcendent beauty,” the arrow of God shoots and strikes the 24-elders and they fall to the ground. They begin to worship and they casts their crowns before God.
“the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying:” (Revelation 4:10)
This song has impact in the realm of the Spirit. It impacts the governmental ministries when it is sang around the throne of God and I believe it will impact the governmental ministries in a negative sense in the realm of darkness. It will impact the governmental ministries on the earth in a positive sense in the church.
The leaders of the church will be impacted … we see a few cities break through into a realm of reality and the apostles and prophets from around the earth will come to these places where God has a dwelling in Spirit and in truth worship and they will come in and begin to sob and cast their crowns before the Lord.
We will have apostles, prophets and governmental leaders who are not secretly maneuvering around for their own names .. they will cast their crowns before the Lord. This type of atmosphere just unlooses the reigns the human heart as well as the ministries in heaven and they give themselves to God. The arrow pierces.
I believe this kind of atmosphere times 10 what we are operating in now when the leaders from around the earth and this will happen in many places when they come into these kinds of gatherings. Those gatherings, by the way, we are going to have these gatherings in the stadiums of the earth.
This is a fact, the stadiums around the earth are going to have far more mature versions of what we are doing now and the leaders are going to be so cleansed and undone as in Revelation 4:10, they will become love sick worshipper of God instead of manipulating, maneuvering, men and women and using the anointing for their own ends.
Isaiah 6, the companion passage to Revelation 4, the trisageon both times in Scripture and you need both passages to get the complete picture that the Holy Spirit gives in Scripture. You get half the information in Isaiah 6 .. the other half in Revelation 4. These are two chapters you want to get as familiar with the names of your children.
“Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.” (Isaiah 6:2)
Above the throne stood the seraphim. When the “Holy, holy, holy,” song in the very vessels that are singing it … they are overwhelmed by the glory of God. It not only shoots arrows in the ministries next to them but the arrow of God pierces their own heart and has a powerful impact on the righteous … whether angel or human.
“So I said: “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.” (Isaiah 6:5)
In the power of this atmosphere he says, “Woe is me, for I am undone.” It unravels Isaiah. He is completely unraveled. One scholar suggests that the word unraveled means undone. It is not just entirely negative like some have made it .. he is absolutely so stunned and awestruck … He cannot produce anything on his own that would g contrary to the will of God or the purpose of God.
He is undone! His strength offers Him no help. Psalm 40:3, David was in the miry pit .. some of you are stuck in the mud right now. You are stuck in the mud in a number of ways of life and God gave David a new song and that song entered His heart and set his feet on a rock. It does not mean circumstances were instantly changed when that song came but I tell you His heart was and circumstances followed because the new song has governmental power in it. When that song touched David’s heart he said, “It put me on a rock.”
“He has put a new song in my mouth– praise to our God; many will see it and fear, and will trust in the LORD.” (Psalm 40:3)
He says, “When I sang the new song … many saw it and feared God!” Saw it? You hear a song! You don’t see a song. “Many saw it and feared God.” They saw the impact in David’s life of the power of this kind of reality and they became those that fear as well. What we are tapping into at the beginning of the beginning of the beginning … I am not boasting where we are at in January 2000, I am aiming at somewhere. It is worth the effort to go forward. There is going to be something that people can see and they will fear the Lord like the 24-elders and the seraphim fear the Lord when they touch this reality. This song has an impact on the righteous both angelic and human.
- This song has an impact on created order.
“And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!” (Isaiah 6:3)
This is antiphonal, it is responsive, they are not actually singing it to God. They are not actually singing it to God … they are singing it before God’s face but they are singing it to one another. They are boasting or declaring the beauty of God one to another probably, one to another, probably on each side of the throne. One seraphim says, “He is transcendent in His beauty and the other seraphim answers back to the first seraphim.
Infinitely superiority! Transcendent beauty! Unique in splendor is our God! In every capacity, love, wisdom, and power. His leadership cannot be measured it is so superior to our grid for measurement and they are speaking about Jesus here. John 12:41 tells us. This is the glory of Jesus.
The phrase is used, The Lord of Host, instead of Lord God Almighty, and when they are singing the song back and forth the post on the doors of the earthly temple that Isaiah is in are shaken by the voice of Him who cried out. They cried out in the first line of Isaiah 6:3 and they cry out in Isaiah 6:4. Instead of saying, “They do not cease to say,” I add the word, “They do not cease to cry out” .. I dip into Isaiah 6.
Cry out means a bursting heart … a fascination … awestruck! Cried out .. it cannot be stopped. Here is the point I am making: The voice of Him that cried out. It is not just the sound of the voice but the message of the voice that is with the burning heart. You know we talked a lot about being a voice or an echo, John the Baptist was a voice in the wilderness, he was not an echo and not just reiterating memorized truth that John the Baptist preached resonated within His being with reality.
His secret life in God was full of the reality of what he was preaching .. he was a voice not an echo. It is a key phrase. The voice, the message that came out of the burning heart is how I translate that or I put my own words to it. The message that comes from a burning heart … when that message was echoed back and forth from seraphim to seraphim across the throne of God, I suppose, because they were right before the face of God, the building starts shaking and Isaiah looks around and the building is shaking under the power.
There is a power released when we touch the realm of the anointing in that way. Acts 4:3, the building shook and the building is going to shake. Here is the point: The natural order under the anointing, anointed truth, lodged in the heart of the seraphim or God’s servants on the earth, His bride, there is an impact loosed into the natural realm. What we are doing down in that little Bethlehem stable and there may be 20 or 30 people in that room, we are moving closer to spirit and truth.
We are moving closer to operating in the anointing together according to the Logos. We are flowing together and one year turns to two .. two turns to ten and I tell you the impact is going to be felt in the realm of the natural on inanimate objects not just upon hearts. The buildings shook, the buildings start shaking.
Part two the house is filled with literal smoke appears. The glory smoke appears literal. I have never seen the glory smoke .. I am going to plenty of times in this age and in the age to come … a lot in the age to come but a few times here. I have talked to people I have trusted, lots of stories have been filled with so much hamburger helper that I don’t do much do with them, but every now and then I hear a story I believe.
………..God gives as a gift … we don’t earn it but at the same time he gives it to the people who put themselves in the way of it. So it is a free gift and you never boast in what we obtain but at the same time He gives the gift to the hungry. I tell you we put a big bulls eye on that little rough and ugly building down there. Night and day voluntary lovers are singing the word to God in team ministry and every now and then touching the anointing and that is a massive bulls eye that God is staring at right now.
We are making it easy on the Lord and are saying that tongue in cheek. Lord we are making it easy just filling our heart with the word .. getting into team ministry like the heavenly model … we are doing it night and day and every now and then we touch the anointing and try to stay in it. We are making it easy on you to just send the fire and hit this thing. Everything is easy to the Lord … smoke filled building.
“And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel’s hand.” (Revelation 8:4)
The smoke ascended when the prayers and worship gathered at the throne, listen Beloved, when the prayers came to the throne. It is not prayers first and then worship … it is intercessory worship and that is what is going on around the throne. When the prayers ascended the smoke was released in heaven literally and some of that smoke of Revelation 8:4 that is released by the prayers up in heaven that is literal … some of that smoke made it’s way down and Isaiah saw it.
“indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, saying: “For He is good, for His mercy endures forever,” that the house, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God.
(2 Chronicles 5:13-14)
When Solomon dedicated the temple and they had the singers in order and everybody was in divine order with one heart and one mind the glory smoke, the cloud of glory fell upon the gathering. A hundred and twenty trumpets! The impact on the created order is number two.
- The song has impact on the enemy camp. The realm of beauty … it is not just when it is spoken but when saints speak it when it is truth under the anointing lodged in our hearts .. there is power upon the righteous .. there is power upon the created order .. there is power that hits the enemy realm as well.
It hits the righteous, it touched a few of us tonight, just a little bit. It touches the created order literal. Miracles will take place, signs and wonders, healings, will break forth, the bread will multiply, the building will shake, the glory cloud will appear. There will be phenomena in the natural created order but number three it is going to touch the enemies of God as well.
In all of thy getting… get prophetic singers. I tell this to pastors everywhere. If you get anointed singers who flow together with the word in their hearts your city will fall into the hands of the Lord in due time. If you get the anointed singers and musicians gathered from all of the earth, the intercessors will gather and the prayers will go night and day, and the pastor will repent. You get anointed singers with the word in their heart flowing together under the anointing in team ministry everything else is history.
I have no courage to face the future apart from getting anointed singers, the first domino to go down because these houses of prayer in the nations across the earth are going to cause an arrow to strike the governmental ministries, they will weep and be love sick and the whole church will be different when we are led by lovesick men and women. It is going to release power demonstrations.
David was the first to actually really enter into this dynamic.
“O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth, who set Your glory above the heavens! (Psalm 8:1)
This is the beauty realm again, the excellency of God in all the earth. This is the same thing as Isaiah 6:3, “Holy, holy, holy,” transcendent beauty … excellence of God in all the earth! It is the same theme exactly. Here is what He says, “You have set your glory above the heavens. Your splendor, your beauty, your glory! You are the one who is the author of the beauty realm, the glory realm, the splendor realm.
“Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants you have ordained strength, because of Your enemies, that You may silence the enemy and the avenger. (Psalm 8:2)
The word mouth is key, out of the mouth of the immature, is the idea, He has ordained strength, He has chosen to loose strength out of the immature, out of their mouths, because of His enemies. Because of His vengeance against His enemies. When the word of His excellence gets into the mouth of even the immature and I have the feelings compared to real maturity we are going to be immature for a while. It depends on how you measure it.
Look at this, because God has vengeance against His enemies .. He has ordained, He has commissioned that strength would come not from the hands but from the mouth of babes who touch the excellency of God. They touch the beauty realm .. here is what God wants to do. He wants to silence the enemy, the avenger, through God centered worship of immature people.
That sounds like us! Who touch the realm of Gods’ excellency of who God is. The holiness, the transcendence. I have courage that the excellency of His name, all that goes to the name of God, the hallowed name of God. The holy name of God, the excellent name of God, the transcendent name of God, when we touch it God says He is going to release strength. Stay with it because He has determined something.
His enemies He has zeal against and so He is biased to put them down but He will not do it until the word comes even through His immature ones. It is not just, “Praise the Lord, praise the Lord!” It is touching the realm of the excellency of the beauty of God. That is the beauty realm and God says He will silence the enemy and the avenger.
I tell you the worse problems Satan has in Kansas City is when night and day prayer comes around the realm of the excellency of God’s name. The beauty realm of God, the God centered worship. We are going to launch smart missiles outside of that platform. We are going to get real prophetic direction on how to send those smart missiles into the enemies camp in very directed intercession is going to come but it comes out of the context of this God centered worship because God has ordained to silence the avenger.
What we are doing down there with 10 or 100 people in a room we are in the process of silencing the avenger in our city and we do not have to be able to measure where we are. We just have to keep doing it and sticking with it. David was really into this … the realm of excellency again. The beauty realm.
“But You are holy, enthroned in the praises of Israel. (Psalm 22:3)
If there was any man who understood this in the Old Testament it was King David. He put a lot of time and energy getting this thing set up in order. He says, “You are holy, (transcendent) and You are enthroned in the praises of Israel.” When the redeemed praise Your holiness You are enthroned. You manifest the power of your throne. Your throne authority is manifest when the praise of the redeemed come and touch the realm of holiness.
It is not just that the people are holy. I am not overly concerned with the people being holy and here is why: you cannot touch the realm of Gods’ transcendence without getting set on fire. I believe in preaching on holiness and calling to repent but mostly you call people to repent who do not gaze upon the beauty realm. People who gaze upon the beauty realm is like making the ground really really wet and soggy and then pulling the weeds out. They come out quickly.
The holy gazers on the beauty realm of God, the ground is soggy and the weeds come out significantly easier. I believe in preaching on holiness but we get people gazing on the beauty realm and engaging in it regularly as a lifestyle, holiness is impossible to avoid because they would never become consistent gazing upon God unless they had a heart of love towards him.
They would die out in a few months. I will still preach on holiness but I know if they get in front of that fire they will never be the same.
“Holy, holy, holy,” and here is the point: Light, the power of your throne is going forth when the redeemed say that. Beloved when we enter into the realm of the … the vocalizing together in team ministry .. night and day the beauty realm of God the excellency.. the holiness of God.. there is an enthroning, an anointing that is released in power and the darkness cannot comprehend it. The darkness cannot put it’s hand on it and snuff the light out. It cannot do it.. it cannot over power it!
I am not talking about generic praise and worship. These are some verses that are used. What do you mean generic praise and worship that sounds like a bad term. I am not content nor do I have confidence in on the run chorus singing for 27 minutes and that is it on Sunday morning and that is it. I do not have tons of confidence… I think it is nice and I prefer it to not having it but I am talking about the cities of the earth releasing thousands of people. I do not necessarily mean they are full time but praise and worship getting lost in this in congregations getting lost in this.
It is not something that is suppose to happen on Sunday morning, it might, but I think it is a 24-hour, seven day a week reality, it is not something you are suppose to pull off in 32 minutes on a Sunday morning … I do not put that on the congregations. The generic worship I am talking about is never going to dislodge darkness. The realm of transcendence, the excellency of God, the high praises it says in verse 6, the deep realm of entering into God’s heart .. Spirit and truth .. night and day… we burn all the bridges and this is what we live for is what I am talking about.
I am not talking about twice a week for 30 minutes we put on a nice worship tape and we kind of get ready and we do what we do. I am talking about lost in this reality. I do not mean we do not uphold our natural God given responsibilities but there is a reason why the praise and worship is not dislodging much in this hour.
“Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand,” (Psalm 149:6)
I want to enter in a realm and the high praises does not just mean loud praises or turn up the amplifiers. I believe we are entering into a realm of a high place of reality with God. I believe the trisageon, the Holy, holy, holy, that realm is what we are talking about. Look what happens in Psalm 149: 6-9, there is vengeance, there is punishment, there is light that overpowers darkness. I have such a desire to enter into this realm
“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; (1 Peter 2:9)
You are a royal priesthood and called to proclaim the praises of Him who called you into marvelous light .. He has called you as priesthood to praise Him and He has called you into the experience of light that is marvelous. We proclaim Him, we proclaim Him , we proclaim Him, and we enter in and touch the realm of the marvelous light … that is the beauty realm of God. It is more than we are just preachers. There is a realm of marvelous light that is related to praising Him in an abandonment.
I don’t mean by abandonment, the energy level of the moment, if it is loud and everyone is dancing that is abandonment. If it’s quiet and everyone is weeping , that is not abandonment because both of them are powerful and needed. I am not talking about that. The Lord is saying, “Mike Bickle, I have called you to praise Me because I have appointed you to be a praiser of God that you would enter into the realm of marvelous light.
“casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,”
(2 Corinthians 10:5)
Warfare is about the knowledge of God. The subject of spiritual warfare centers around the realm of the knowledge of God. If the knowledge of God is lodged in the heart of the redeemed .. darkness leaves. If knowledge of God is not lodged in the heart of the redeemed then darkness puts out the fire in the heart.
In all of thy doing get the intercessors and singers into the beauty realm, the knowledge of God realm, that is what drives darkness out. That is where God does vengeance upon the enemy. It is more than a quick worship service .. I am talking about a realm that we live in .. it is a lifestyle … more than something we visit twice a week for 30 minutes. It is a lifestyle and I tell you … the Lord is beckoning us.
Ezekiel 28:12-19, It is the lamentation against the King of Tyre that has been held for over 2000 years that it is speaking of the literal King of Tyre but it is speaking of Lucifer’s downfall as well. It describes Lucifer in verse 12 and you put with this Isaiah 14:12-14, is a companion passage to this but here is Lucifer.
“Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, `Thus says the Lord GOD: “You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering: the sardius, topaz, and diamond, Beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created.”
Lucifer when he was created was created with timbrels and pipes in his being. Lucifer did not play the guitar … he was the guitar. He did not play the piano .. he was the piano. God’s music was lodged in that arch angels being. The three main arch angels although Hebrew history says there is seven .. but Michael, Gabriel, and Lucifer fallen, speak of the prophet, priest, and king ministries. You can put them together on your own.
Lucifer was the anointed musician … his being resonated with the music of God. Look at verse 14, “You were the anointed cherub who covers,” he had a covering ministry around the throne of God. He was on the holy mountain and walked back and forth in the midst of the fiery stones you were perfect in your ways.
“You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; you were on the holy mountain of God; you walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones. You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, till iniquity was found in you. “By the abundance of your trading you became filled with violence within, and you sinned; therefore I cast you as a profane thing out of the mountain of God; and I destroyed you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the fiery stones. Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty” Ezekiel 28:14-16
Here is the point: the musical archangel was the one who covered, he was the one called to cover the throne of God in a way that the living creatures are singing and speak, “”Holy, holy, holy,” that is a covering song.
Lucifer was the covering cherub with the prophetic music and God’s throne is covered by anointed music and God’s throne is released by anointed music and the bride at the end of the age and in history will cover and operate in Spiritual authority released to the anointed music like Lucifer had and He abused it.
What the seraphim are doing in conclusion when they cry, holy, holy, holy is more than expressing their fascination .. oh they are doing that … they are more than instructing and impacting the Eternal City , they are releasing a governmental authority, a covering ministry as they sing around the throne of God and that is what we do on the earth.
Beloved this foundational song, this trisageon, we did it a little bit, we don’t do it very good, we are going to be with this the Lord willing, 10 years, 20 years, if the Lord tarries, 40 years, we are going to be operating, holy, holy, holy, in greater unity, in greater depth, we are going to enter into the high praises. We are going to loose vengeance on the enemies of God and there is going to be an anointing that covers … an extension of the throne of God and God is going to manifest His power and enthrone Himself on the praises around His throne.
Does God need to be covered? Why does God allow His throne to be covered? God appointed cherubs because He had pleasure in it. We are operating in this ministry, this tabernacle of David, there is an anointing of government in the Spirit that is going out, weak babes are singing their songs, God is silencing the avenger and the enemies.
There is a covering anointing … there is an extension of the authority of God. The high praise is binding kings and nobles. Yes, we are not operating in a mature way but I tell you we are going to stick with it year in and year out and we will enter into the realm of the excellent God.
It is worth studying, it is worth learning, we are going to work on the attributes of God and work on entering into this and stay with it night and day and grow in it, we want spirit in worship and truth.
We want to see the power realm we want to see bodies healed and sinners saved. Governmental ministries weeping and casting their crowns before you, satanic powers dislodged in the heavenlies. We want to enter into this Father, in Jesus name. Every free moment we have that we can give ourselves to entering into this we want to. Study the attributes of God, study theology, become a student, become a singer theologian.