Worship Leader, Know and Value Your Grace

As a worship leader, one of my greatest lessons in 2016 was the importance of knowing the grace God has given me, appreciating it, valuing it and maximising it. Putting it to the fullest use wherever and whenever possible for the glory of God. This is not about being prideful and arrogant, it's about being faithful to God. You need to know the grace of God upon your life and value it and operate by it. If you don't some people, unfortunately within the same ministry, can ridicule it and make you belittle it also. No only that, they will also treat you weigh below the worth God has made you ...
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How To Develop Your Prophetic Gift: Where to Begin

Your Gift of Prophecy You believe you have a spiritual gift of prophecy (Rom 12:6)–the special ability given by the Holy Spirit to receive messages from God for yourself and others [1]–but how and where do you start developing it? Like any spiritual gift and skill, the gift of prophecy takes study, practice and training to develop to its fullest potential. We need to be intentional about developing the spiritual gifts God has invested in our lives. We have a responsibility to steward the gifts God has given us (2 Tim 1:6, 14). In the New Testament, prophecy is nurtured and grown in the en...
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7 Results of Abiding in God’s Anointing

Here's an excerpt from an email I received from pastor Benny Hinn's email newsletter sometime ago. I believe you will find this very helpful. The anointing is the overflow of Christ in your life! It comes to us as we spend time in God’s Word, seek Him with our whole heart, and worship Him. Jesus said: “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you” (John 15:7). We increase the anointing by spending time in His presence. And you will certainly know when the presence of the Holy Spirit has come upon your life. Here are s...
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6 Benefits of Prophetic Praise and Worship

Here's an article I stumbled into online and I found it insightful and very helpful on the subject of prophetic praise and worship. Do you want to hear God’s purposes for your life and ministry, or receive a fresh infilling of His Spirit? Do you desire to encounter God and know Him more? Prophetic worship is one way that you can have a face-to-face meeting with God—or provide a means for others to encounter Him. ‘Prophetic praise and worship enables God’s message to be brought, or His purpose to be accomplished, in a worship setting.’ [1] Here are 6 benefits of prophetic worship, ...
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Practicing the Prophetic (Part 2)

In part one of this article, we considered that the gift of prophecy is something that has to be cultivated deliberately and intentionally if we want to see it at work in our lives. This gift is not something reserved for an elite or super-spiritual few; it is available to every believer who will pay attention to the nudges of the Holy Spirit around them. Here we will begin to dive into some very practical steps and tips for growing in this gift. The points below are not by any means meant to be exhaustive, but rather they serve as a starting place. And remember—humility is a vital componen...
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Practicing the Prophetic (Part 1)

Growing up in the church, I really wrestled with the idea of prophecy and being prophetic. In 1 Corinthians 14, I read Paul’s admonition to eagerly desire the gift of prophecy, yet something in me resisted with a quiet, but firm “no thank you.” It wasn’t that I didn’t believe in prophecy or think it was real. It wasn’t even because of the times I’d seen the prophetic used manipulatively, although that certainly didn’t help. My primary resistance was because, well, prophetic people seemed weird. (Is that too much honesty?) The Biblical prophets didn’t strengthen the case much—giving their ki...
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