What is Prophetic Song?
I can think of many people who would answer that question like this: Prophetic Song is a song that is prophetic, right? How would you define Prophetic Song?
In his subtitle, Prophetic Song author Stan Smith seems to define prophetic song to be a gateway to glory.
Gateway to glory?……think about those words for a moment. gateway. gate. in and out. open and shut.
in and out.
open and shut.
smoke and clouds?
what is glory?
This prophetic song book is a complete educational meal when it comes to the prophetic song. It reminded me of a textbook. It took me longer to read than some of the other recent books. There were several things I really appreciated about this book, but first, let me share my favorite quotes:
Worship Leading quotes by Stan Smith, author of Prophetic Song.
Here are a few thought-provoking quotes from this worship leading book:
My Take-Aways from Prophetic Song
There are two things that really stuck out to me as I read Prophetic Song. These two ideas intrigued me because I had never heard or thought things this way before. Find out what they are…
I really think it is an exciting moment when what I have knowledge of is expanded to new borders and insights. I guess some people call this revelation. I heard a great definition of Revelation once: revealed knowledge.
In the book of revelation, it was brought to my attention that Jesus has two prophetic voices. Both sounds are the voice of the same God. Perhaps He has more, but these are the two prophetic voices I learned about:
There are two rivers flowing out from the throne of God. One is a river of living water clear as crystal. The other is a river of fire. Without going into any explanations, this idea also peaked my curiosity. This river of fire can be found in Daniel 7:9-10
“….His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze. A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him…..”
I think Stan Smith takes this idea of two rivers and develops quite an interesting idea of Gods Glory. Get the book and find out more.
Finally, This prophetic song textbook closes each chapter with two assignments. One for non-musicians and singers. one for musicians.
Envy almost influenced me to walk away from what I do best. Envy is a subtle and powerful weapon of darkness. If I am not careful, I will casually let envy erode the confidence and clear conscience needed to bring fulfillment in the plans and will of God for my life.
The book by Bob Sorge is a great exploration of the destructive poison of the spirit of envy.
Let’s get into our Worship Leader Review of Bob Sorge’s book called Envy -The Enemy Within
Quotes about praise
Here are a few of my favorite quotes from Bob Sorge’s book Envy; The Enemy Within:
The Great Talent Showdown
My favorite chapter in this book is titled The Great Talent Showdown. This chapter contributes to a deeper understanding of the parable Jesus Christ shared regarding the talents found in the book of Matthew 25:14-30
…each according to his own ability. Matthew 25: 15
Bob concludes that when it comes to the ministry of music, one’s level of giftedness becomes so measurable, you can almost put a numerical value on it.
I also like this idea that Bob brings to light; It might be tempting to look at someone else with more gifts than you and envy what they have; but the truth is that if you had their level of gifting, you could potentially suffer quick burnout and utter frustration. Your ‘ability’ may not be meant to handle it.
Having said that, I like that Bob points out that you can only work with what giftings and talents god gives you, but you can also multiply them!
Bob Sorge has also included Mike Bickle’s perspective on talents. The more talent and giftedness a person is, more publicly and visually expressed towards a more prominent public platform.
And finally, when it comes to leadership, I like this thoughtful illustration Bob makes explain the various talents given by The Lord:
“If the level of excellence in the worship ministry (and other ministries) doesn’t grow with the church, the growth of the church will level off and will plateau according to the level of giftedness among its leaders.” -Bob Sorge
This is a 162 page compilation book of six authors who write from their experience as international worship leaders. This means variety in perspective.
In this book The Lost Art of Pure Worship, Chris Dupre, Jeff Deyo, Sean Feucht, Julie Meyer, Rachel Goll Tucker, and James W Goll all share their understandings and ideas of worship.
The book is segmented into three: For the Audience of One, Equal Access to the Throne, and Tips for the journey.
Quotes from Worship Leaders.
I like underlining the ideas I find in books that stick out to me. Do you? Here a few from this book. I have organized them according to worship leader.
This was the last required book for my services at the Orlando House of Prayer. Each Monday evening from 10 pm to midnight I hosted a live musical devotion which was streamed worldwide. I lead this two devotion from January 2017 to the end of July 2017. The program required a training on prayer and worship called The Harp and Bowl Training as well as list of recommended and required reading.
The lost Art of Pure Worship
How to Inspire Others to Help You with Your Vision...
You’ve got an amazing vision….an incredible dream. You know where you are going and you know how to get there. Now you are going to need to recruit some help to make it happen.
I like what Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States of America, says about delegated leadership, “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”
Top sales associate, motivational speaker and author of the book See You at The Top Zig Ziglar shares a very simple, profound and ancient concept. Some accept this ancient concept as a universal spiritual law.
“You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.” -Zig Ziglar
Zig Ziglar’s quote sounds simple enough; work to help others get what they want and you will get what you want. hmmm…
You may have come to know this idea as the law of ‘sowing and reaping’. Perhaps you may have chosen to know it as ‘karma’….or….quite rhetorically, ‘what goes around, comes around’.
It may be a bit of a stretch of the imagination to think that helping other people get what they want is a viable form of delegation…but let’s stretch for a moment.
What did Joshua do to delegate? Then Joshua gave orders to the officers of the people: “Go through the camp and tell the people, ‘Get your supplies ready. Three days from now you will cross the Jordan River and take the land the Lord your God is giving you.’ ” NCV
Joshua gave orders. Other versions say it this way:
Here is how delegation worked with Joshua. He simply issued a clear directive. He gave a short and quick order:
Joshua communicated to the masses, by communicating first to his appointed leaders and officers.
Joshua knew God was giving the land to the people. It was not Joshua land, it was the peoples. Joshua was giving the people what they wanted…guess what, He got what he wanted too.
Knowing what to do next is a very importantPerhaps, right now…as you read these words, you are finding yourself in a particular circumstance which is producing a required response from you.
You have come to the end of something and now it is obvious and apparent that you must make some type of decision. It is now time to move forward…to move on. You know it’s time for that next step, but you are unclear of what it might be.
If this is you, I suggest a reminder of how to find out where you are going.
You must first know where you are going and how to get there before you can confidently delegate.