If you feel like you haven’t quite got a handle on prophetic worship, then this article will help you do that. I’m going to give you the Prophetic Worship Framework so you can understand how it works.
If you understand, then you can prepare… if you can prepare, then you can flow… if you can flow, then you can experience and participate in the transforming power of the voice of the Lord during worship.
The Preparation and The Flow
Understanding The Role.
The role of a prophetic worship leader is to lead songs, bring the congregation in tune with The Spirit of God – to a place of transformation, and respond to what The Lord and the leadership is desiring.
Here’s an example: One service we started out with a song called ‘I thank God’ by Maverick City. We stayed on that song until about an hour and a half into the service. Apostle Tom ended up not even preaching. We worshipped straight for two hours. It was an incredible encounter with God that had interaction with pastors, congregation leaders, elders, the worship team etc.
The point is… we didn’t need to change songs bur we did need to respond and keep flowing.
The flow is much easier when you understand what to expect and how to respond.
Three Key Points for Preparation:
Scripture, Skill, and Spirit combine for a powerful prophetic flow.
Know the Word of The Lord. Know what Scripture says about prophetic praise and worship, that all can prophesy one by one. Know that you can sing by The Spirit and with understanding, and that prophetic songs were taught and instructed by King David in His tabernacle.
When you fill your quiver with the Word it comes back easily during worship.
Colossians 3:16 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs…” Psalm 33:3 “Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.”
Playing and singing are skills that can be developed to the point you can minister. A quick definition of skill for me is: ‘To be able to perform without causing distraction’.
Another skill necessary is the ability to flow spontaneously, which requires planning and preparation! I.e., How do we go into prophetic flow? What chords are we going to play? How are we going to end?
Ephesians 5:18-19 “Do not be drunk with wine… but be filled with The Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs…”.
Psalms are Scripture put to music.
Hymns are words that we come up with about the Word, or about The Lord and put to music.
Spiritual songs are songs that are unrehearsed or spontaneous, that occur during the service… they’re prophetic songs and spiritual songs, that are delivered in a spontaneous way.
You want to be able to follow in The Spirit. So, what does that look like? We, as prophetic people, attentive in the moment to what God or our leadership is saying to us and responding to it.
Recap: Preparation; three key points are Scripture, Skill, and Spirit… All of which can be practiced before service to be developed before you need them.
The providence of the prophetic is when you take time to provide for future use of what God wants to do.
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Three Key Points for Great Flow
List, Launch and Land combine for a powerful prophetic flow.
Start with a list that becomes your plan / guide, (always have more songs on your list than needed).
Flow by the Spirit as to which songs are best for that day, (you don’t have to get to every song on your list).
The goal is to accomplish the will of The Lord and to bring people into that transformational process.
Scripture say’s (Prov 19:21) ‘many are the plans in a man’s heart, but the Lord’s purpose still prevails’. And I say ‘many are the songs in a worship leaders list, but the Lord’s purpose still prevails’.
Launch out in response to the Lord and/or leadership.
You can respond with a spontaneous song. I.e., have you ever heard a prophetic word and a phrase just stood out or came alive to you? That’s the part you get ahold of and begin to sing and declare the word of The Lord and flow.
You can also play prophetic music and prophesy on the instruments and then allow God to speak to you (Remember to let the people know you are prophesying).
You can also go back to one of the songs on your list… Maybe the last chorus or bridge or go on to the next song. But you launch in response to what God is doing.
You land the ending. When you release the prophetic song, it goes out and then it’s done. When it’s executed properly you have a sense of completion, and you move on to the next song.
Why is this important? Because we want to use all the tools that The Lord has put at our disposal to operate within the planning as designed, because He knows what’s best for His people and for His kingdom.
Recap: Flow; three key points are List, Launch and Land. Start with a list, then respond by launching in the prophetic flow, then land the ending.
Here’s the action item: Describe your outlook towards the next worship service you’re going to lead. Are you expecting God to move? Are you expecting your leaders to minister during that time? Are you expecting to hear from God? And if you are how will you respond? Start with your list, be ready to launch and then land.
In summary, let’s look at the framework. It’s simple: Preparation, and flow. Preparation has scripture, skill, and spirit as our focus. Flow has list, launch and land as our focus.
If you prepare, every worship leader can flow with authority and competence as a prophetic worship leader and partner with your leaders for spiritual breakthrough.
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