The Prophetic Song
The word ‘prophetic’ can seem weird or even scary to some. Prophetic simply to hear what God is saying. You then say or do what He is saying. 1 Corinthians 14:31 states:
“For you can all prophesy.”
Songs in themselves are prophetic. They speak what God is saying to the church. Prophetic songs can be instrumental, melodic, written, or spontaneous songs. You can sing a prophetic song with or without an instrument. Sometimes it can even be easier to sing a prophetic song without playing an instrument.
So, knowing that the prophetic is simply hearing and saying/doing what the father is saying, what does this look like in a worship setting? The answer is by simply being aware of what’s going on in the room. Even if you are in the congregation, be aware of what God is doing and see how you can be a part of what is happening. Then engage in that. The prophetic song will be expressed differently through different people. Everyone plays a part in the worship service. You are a huge part of the service simply by being there.
I want emphasize that singing the prophetic must always we positive. Find the good. Be careful not sing out a negative emotion. If there is something negative going on, change the atmosphere and sing the opposite.
Make the prophetic a part of your lifestyle. Spend time with the Lord throughout the week in the secret place. You will grow in the prophetic from the secret place. The place where there’s no one but you and God. Bill Johnson calls it “Building a history with the Lord.”
The prophetic is something you can grow. Practice it often and be obedient when you hear the Lord speak. Remember that the prophetic is a lifestyle, so practice in private.
I’ll close with this- next time you are in a worship service ask the Lord, “What are You doing? What do you want to say? How can I engage with Your Spirit?” Notice what God is doing in the room and write it down. Let’s use the prophetic song in worship.