For decades I have engaged in prophetic songs and spontaneous worship. But over the years, I’ve wondered about a simple prophecy given in Zephaniah 3:17.
“The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. [ Zephaniah 3:17]
What does it sound like when God sings these songs? Could I hear one? Or does God sing these songs through His people?
Lately, I got an email from Connie, a friend in Myrtle Beach. She told about a song that spilled out of her one day when she was alone in her car.
Was this a song God was singing about His plans for Connie and for her church? If so, He was identifying an aspect of their inheritance in Christ that He plans to lead them into.
In her email, Connie said she shared the song with the church’s worship leader, and the worship leader was immediately in tears. This suggests that the Holy Spirit was bearing witness to the song, showing the worship leader an aspect of her inheritance in Christ, or perhaps of the whole church’s inheritance.
As God sings for joy over us, His song is sure to reflect the aspects of is salvation that are uppermost in His mind at the moment. Therefore His song would celebrate where He is taking us next as He leads us through the many aspects of salvation.
I first noticed this principle when I was in one of Kim Clement’s meetings. He had already preached and now was engaged in personal ministry. Music was playing in the background as people went up to the altar area. I found myself singing privately. I had no microphone, but drums kept a rhythm in the background as other instruments kept a key in the air. Suddenly I was singing these words.
It doesn’t matter what the doctor says.
It doesn’t matter what the blood work shows.
Jesus is Lord.
Silly words! I wouldn’t have been singing them aloud if I’d been on a microphone. But I was alone with God because nobody else in the crowd could hear me.
Before the night was over, a man in my church had miraculously received a new liver. It’s too long a story to tell in a short article, but the doctors soon confirmed the miracle.
Did my little song have anything to do with the miracle? Maybe an maybe not. But I slowly realized that God’s joyous song of salvation had found its way into my mouth. Whether I knew it or not, I was singing about the miracle, a few minutes before it happened and at least a day before we could know that a miracle had indeed occurred.
It didn’t happen because I’m anything special. It happened because God was doing something special. So don’t be surprised if you catch yourself singing a joyful little chorus without forethought and without your trying to write a song. It may be that Christ in you is celebrating His saving work in His people.