“I encourage prophetic worship leaders to fill your quivers with the word, the Spirit, and with skill. These are how you will be ready to draw your arrows, and serve the church with your gifts.”
The restoration of the Prophets and Apostles has brought the church to an amazing time in history. The revelation and wisdom in this period has changed the way we worship and set forth new practices in our gatherings.
For over 22 years now I’ve served the Father of the prophetic movement, Bishop Bill Hamon and Apostles Tom and Jane Hamon at Christian International Ministries in Santa Rosa Beach, FL.
In total now I’ve been leading worship for over 36 years with 27 of those in prophetic ministry. I wanted to share with you the seven ways prophetic worship leaders serve the church.
1. Prophetic Worship Leaders are Musical Partners
They partner with the prophets and apostles to create an atmosphere for prophecy. According to 2 Kings 3:15, Elisha called for a musician to play so he could prophecy to the kings who came to see him. The musician played and the hand of the Lord came upon Elisha to prophesy.
2. Prophetic Worship Leaders are Responders
They respond musically to what God is saying and doing in a service. They respond musically to what leaders are doing in a service. They respond to prophetic words given by singing the prophetic word or pulling from their song quiver songs that apply to the word and help solidify the message. They adapt their song list to respond to the Holy Spirit or to leadership. 1 Chron. 25:3
3. Prophetic Worship Leaders are Musical Warriors
Isa 30:32 and Ps. 144:1 tells us that our hands are fingers are weapons of war and that the enemy shall be beaten with the playing of tambourines and harps.
Bishop Bill Hamon, whom I’ve served for over 22 years, takes us through prophetic acts of warfare. We play as long as he needs and with the revelation of the scriptures above, we play and serve as musical warriors.
4. Prophetic Worship Leaders are Flexible Servants
1 Chron. 25:1 show us that the musicians established by King David would prophesy at the order of the king. This means that we are flexible as to when we prophesy and play. Our leaders may need us at the end of service, middle of service or anytime we gather. The point here is to be flexible and prophesy on the instruments by faith.
5. Prophetic Worship Leaders are Timely Messengers
They choose songs that declare the new day or season that God is releasing on the earth. Ps. 57:8 declares that the awakened instrument is used in the awakening of a new day. Singing songs of the season and of the timeless word of God is essential for embedding new truths into our belief system. We believe what we sing and we should sing what is true and timely.
6. Prophetic Worship Leaders are Spontaneous Singers
Ps. 45:1 mentions that the tongue is the pen of a ready writer and 1 Cor. 14:5 says the we will sing in the Spirit and with understanding. David had this revelation and would call on his musicians and singers to prophesy at his direction.
There are countless times where Apostle Tom Hamon has turned to me during a service and said “Dean, I believe that you have a song of the Lord to release over the congregation.” And I’m thinking to myself, “I do now.”
But God never fails. I simply believe in Apostle Tom’s faith and I release a prophetic song.
7. Prophetic Worship Leaders are Singing Prophets
Zeph 3:17 shows us that God rejoices over us with singing. We can be the mouth of God to release a song over his church. We sing the word of the Lord.
Acts 1:16 tell us that the Holy Spirit spoke by the mouth of David. David prophesied through the songs that he wrote.
In 1997 I wrote a song about Elijah on Mount Carmel. The second verse stated we are the church on the mountain. Little did I know that the next year I would be on Mount Carmel leading prophetic worship at a church called Church On The Mountain. I prophesied and didn’t know it.
Many of you have received prophetic words about being prophets but didn’t quite see how. You compared yourselves to other prophets and didn’t get it.
David didn’t prophesy the same way Isaiah or Samuel did, he prophesied through song writing. Many of you are prophets through your songwriting. It’s time to take up that mantle.
I encourage prophetic worship leaders to fill your quivers with the word, the Spirit, and with skill. These are how you will be ready to draw your arrows, and serve the church with your gifts.