Supernaturally Natural: Rethink The Way We, The Church, Worships Corporately - Part IV
from Supernaturally Natural: Chapter 15 manuscript by Anthony Bachman
A mindset that I need to change: Worship teams and worship “leaders” do not have to “lead” their people into worship nor into the Presence of God. Allow the Holy Spirit to do that!
Do we need a worship leader or a worship team to musically bring us into the Presence of God during a church service? Any believer in Jesus Christ, a New Testament Priest who acknowledges Jesus Christ as his High Priest, can enter the Presence of God ANY TIME, ANYWHERE, not just in “church”. It is the Holy Spirit’s mission to “draw all men” to Jesus. Unlike the Old Testament priesthood where Levites were to “draw near” to God, the New Testament priesthood can even go farther than just be “near” God; one can actually come “into” His very Presence! The Priesthood can be “in” the Presence, not just “near” it.
We can let the Holy Spirit supernaturally orchestrate our worship, or we can opt to do it naturally ourselves. Are we willing to face the “cross” of the supernatural invading, crossing, dissecting the natural? Is it really safe to trust the Holy Spirit? Can we trust the Holy Spirit to lead believers into a worship atmosphere if His job is to draw all men unto Him, Jesus? Who do we trust? Again, we face the issue of “trust”!
I propose that it is the job of the Holy Spirit to lead us into an intimate relationship, into the very Presence of God through Jesus Christ to edify the Father and His Son. Worship leaders or teams are only vessels that can be used to help do so, but they do not lead us into worship, the Spirit of Jesus Christ should if we allow His Holy Spirit to do so!