2020 was a year of pause, shift, change growth as the storms raged on. Worship was significant and essential. I knew without a doubt that united worship was critical. Technology did not stop us from uniting and worshipping ‘in spirit and in truth’ just as Jesus called for when speaking with the woman at the well – the place where He spoke of Living Water that would flow forth and bring life (see John 4:24).
Living in Melbourne Australia I felt the urgency and attempted to arrange and encourage worshippers to take up arms on zooms so that all ‘creatives’ could create in unison (as they saw each other, for zooms are more ‘present than lives’). This was to be an act of worship, which was really warfare. I saw dancers, singers, painters, writers, musicians, designers, craftspeople, coming together at a planned time with intentionality to worship together connected through this world wide web. It was especially important for Melbourne…
2021-a year of forward movement. ‘Time stands still no more.’ Worship remains essential. Worship ‘in spirit and in truth’ is a must. I hear the collection of arms, for there is a readiness to war.
2022 is the year of worship. I have heard many speak of when the churches can meet, then we can worship. But I call forth the ones who know and understand and I exhort:
‘gather together even ones and the twos; if you will, gather many more. Just gather and create. Meetings on zooms across the lands, across nations. Gather and create in unity, with intentionality, whatever it may be. Musicians arise, use a keyboard to lead. The rest can remain on mute and play together apart – the sound will go out united in heart. The creating will go forth in unity (for there is no distance in the spirit). Writers – write; artists – paint; sculptors – sculpt; legislators – draft; architects – design; dancers – dance.
Release the new song into the place where you live – displace with the goodness of God’
We are in the days of Awe, and as worshippers arise, the minstrels* shall have their day.
We are in the days of Asaph, in the days of the ones who gather to praise, united of heart, regardless of physical location, or numbers allowed in buildings.
It is time to gather, to play, write, create, sing, design, dance ‘in spirit and in truth.’ And when I say design, I mean the ‘artists,’ and the architects, engineers, legislators, teachers (for they create curriculum that creates future thoughts, thoughts become words, which grow into future realities). There is a power in the gathering, across continents, nations, towns, cities.
Like the creatives going before the Ark of the Covenant together we usher God into our cities, towns, highways and byways. Although we may be a faceless army, He knows each one intimately, by name.
We may be apart in body but there is no distance in the spirit, and we can move in unity as artists, as legislators, as designers to release Heaven’s songs, images, dance
For worship is the warship that will take the nations for Jesus.
*a medieval singer or musician, especially one who sang or recited lyric or heroic poetry to a musical accompaniment for the nobility.
**the name Asaph means ‘who gathers together.’ Asaph was a psalmist in King David’s and Solomon’s time. He led worship in the Tabernacle and the First Temple built by Solomon.
Beth, after reading of your testimony, your training in Law and the various posts content – all the more I will say I believe His calling on your life is significant and for such a time as this. So much more it is to me undeniable that you have found your well-lit pathway [in and with the Prophetic] through ACTivate —> the/your legal standing (robe) to speak from is being adorned and made complete. Fact – from a professor’s home you were raised and influenced. Truth – from a King’s Court daughter you were seen, fashioned, gifted with vision, language and equipped before the foundations. Foretelling – As you press forward you will witness and weave with His thread of Gold, from His courts, into many lives touched by it. Despise not small beginnings, you’re just getting started! Do not consider it cruel, in these times, that I would say to you – Pack a travel bag, include in it a dear[albeit small] item from home as a reminder.
Timely and ordained that you have taken notice of Asaph – one who gathers together!
I pray greater encounters come to, in and through your life.
Now is your,
Time To Gather
Time To Create
Time To Shift Realities
Time To Praise
Time To Pro-Vision
Dear Steven what a blessing you are to do many. You are seen and you are valued. I thank you for commenting after reading, considering and absorbing. For such a time as this you are here! 🎯