Worship Experience atGreat Awakening
THIS SECTION PROVIDES A SCRIPTURAL BASIS AND EXPLANATION FOR THE VARIOUS ACTS OF WORSHIP YOU WILL SEE IN OUR ASSEMBLY!
WHY DO WE STAND WHEN WE SING? "And the Levites, the Children of the Kohathites, and of the children of the Korahites, stood up to praise Yahuah (God) of Israel with a loud voice on high." II Chronicles 20:19. "Ye that stand in the house of Yahuah, in the courts of the house of our Yahuah (God), Praise Yahuah; for Yahuah is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant." Psalms 135:2-3.
WHY DO WE CLAP OUR HANDS? "Oh Clap your hands, all ye people: shout unto Yah with the voice of triumph." Psalms47: 1.
WHY DO WE LIFT OUR HANDS? "Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless Yahuah.” Psalms 134:2, "Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name." Psalms 63:4. "I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, with-out wrath and doubting." I Timothy 2:8,
WHY DO WE BOW DOWN AND KNEEL? "Make a joyful noise unto Yahuah, all ye lands." Psalms 100:1. "O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before Yahuah our maker." Psalms 95:6.
WHY DO WE AUDIBLY GIVE PRAISE UNTO YAH (GOD)? "Bless Yahuah, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name." Psalms 103:1. "I will bless Yahuah at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth." Psalms 34:1. "And after these things, I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, HalleluYah; Salvation and glory and honor and power, unto Yahuah our Elohim. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for Yahuah omnipotent reigneth." Revelation 19:1, 6.
WHY DO WE SING IN TONGUES AND IN ENGLISH? "For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is it then? I will pray with the Spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the Spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also." I Cor. 14:14-15,
WHY DO WE HAVE THIS TYPE OF WORSHIP? "But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in Spirit and in truth for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. Yahuah is a spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in truth." John 4:23, 24. "For we are the circumcision, which worship Yah in the Spirit, and rejoice in Yahusha and have no confidence in the flesh." Philippians 3:3.
WHY PROPHECY? "But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort." I Corinthians 14:3. "But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.""To another the working of miracles; to an-other prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues. I Corinthians 12:7 & 10. Yah hath spoken, who can but prophesy? Amos 3:8,
WHY DO WE HAVE SPEAKING IN TONGUES AND INTERPRETATION OF TONGUES? "I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the assembly may receive edifying."... "If a man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret."... "Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. I Corinthians 14:5, 27, & 39, "But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal." "For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit."
WHY IS MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS PART OF THE WORSHIP SERVICE? "Praise ye Yahuah, Praise Yah in His sanctuary: Praise Him in the firmament of this power. Praise Him for His mighty acts: Praise Him according to His excellent greatness. Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet: Praise Him with the psaltery and harp. Praise Him with the timbrel and dance: Praise Him upon the loud cymbals: Praise Him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let everything that hath breath Praise Yahuah, Praise ye Yahuah." Ps 150:16.
WHY DOES THE WHOLE ASSEMBLY PRAY AT ONCE FOR SPECIFIC NEEDS? "And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to Yahuah with one ac-cord, and said, Lord, thou are Yah, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is." Acts 4:24.
WHY DO WE ANOINT WITH OIL AND PRAY FOR THE SICK? "Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him anointing him with oil in the name of Yah: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and Yahuah shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him." James 5:14-15.
WHY WE BLOW THE SHOFAR? PSALM 150:3…”Praise him with the “BLAST” of the “SHOFAR”. The Shofar was the first musical instrument mentioned in this psalm of David. The Shofar is always associated with a powerful move of Elohim.