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Where Is The Prophetic Voice?
Prophetic Ministries - Why Is The Church So Silent?
Music and the prophetic spirit are closely linked. We see in scripture ( 2Kings 3:15 ) that when the prophet was called upon to prophesy he first asked for a minstrel. After the minstrel played he was then able to prophesy. It is evident then from this incident that music by its very nature lends itself in some way to the prophetic. Scripture also bears record to the prophetic nature of music in such passages as 1 Chronicles chapter 25 where King David instructs his musicians to "prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals." :The blowing of the trumpet in scripture is also associated with prophetic declaration.
In these last days then, the music of God's people through the prophetic ministry should also surely be a trumpet call to this generation, both to the world as a warning of things to come, and to God's own people of the things pertaining to the hour in which we live. Music has a unique way of expressing the heart, and in these days the Bridegroom has a passion for His bride that must be captured by those prophetic musicians who spend time enough in His presence, ( far away from the clamour of the world and those in the music entertainment industry ) to bring the heart of the Father to His people and capture our hearts for Him.
So what is God saying today? Are we so devoid of prophetic revelation that we must continue to resort to cliched expressions of praise that are so well-worn that they have become meaningless? "Behold I do a new thing, shall you not know it?" Where then is the new sound? Where is the "thus saith the Lord" in todays christian music? And watchman, "what of the night?" You whose appointment is to "watch and see what He will say to me", whose sound are you listening to? What latest worldly trend have you emulated and dressed up in harlot's clothes to help the Bride prepare for her groom? "Come out from the midst of them and be clean, you who bear the vessels of the Lord." Give your ear to heaven, and heaven will lend you her voice, Then the earth shall hear again the sound that mens hearts crave for. Then shall the earth be filled with the glory of the Lord, and none other.