"7 Ways Prophetic Worship Leaders Serve the Church"
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 7 ways prophetic worship leaders serve
7 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 prophesy 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 by 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 tell us that
our hands and our 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 shows 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. 14:15 says that 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 have been countless times when 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 think 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 tells us that the Holy Spirit
spoke by the mouth of David. David prophesied through the songs that he wrote. (Photo via Pixabay)
In 1997 I wrote a song about Elijah on Mount Carmel. The second verse states, "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 you 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
songwriting. Many of you are prophets through your songwriting. It's time to take up that mantle!
I want to encourage prophetic worship leaders: 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.
By Dean Mitchum, Worship Leader
Church at Christian International
528 Ellsworth St. SW
Albany, OR 97321