3. Love Sings and plays: when you rise in the morning pick out a spiritual song to dwell on all day. Spiritual music cheers
you and others.
Eph5:18b&19: Be filled with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit fills the heart that is filled with praise. Let there
be praise in our hearts as we sing and say the sacred Holy Spirit inspired psalms, hymns and songs to each other, making melody
both outwardly and inwardly as the occasion permits.
Colossians 3:16 With psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, teach and admonish one another, so let the Word of Christ richly
dwell within you, as you sing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Whole books are songs
James 5:13 Is anyone joyful(cheerful): let him sing psalms(praises)!
Hebr. 2:12! If Jesus will sing praise, why can't we sing His. You should be the loudest most practiced of praise singers
to Jesus and God Almighty!
I will sing with my spirit and with my mind; 1 Corinthians 14:15.
Acts 16:24-6; Paul and Silas were jailed in Philippi in the stocks at midnight. They sang praises and prayers until the
Earth shook open both the jail doors and the stocks. Ps. 22:3; God inhabits the praises(mainly sung) of His people. Ps. 100:4
; Enter God's gates (singing) thanksgiving. Enter God's courts (singing) praise. We are filled with the Spirit by confession
of sin, but we stay in the Spirit, abiding in God's love when we follow confession with singing. The Holy Spirit fills
a heart that is singing praise.
When together believers' Christocentric singing causes Jesus' presence among them. Matt: 18:20. Jesus joins our singing
about the Father and the Spirit. in Hebr. 2:12 . Hebr 13:15: Through Jesus let us continually offer up a sacrifice of (sung)praise
to God from thankful lips. Mark 14:26; Jesus sang (Moses Song?) at the last supper. John 4:23; True worship: In the Holy Spirit
and Bible teaching(truth). Christian singing includes both. Israel was a musically rich nation. 2 Chronicles 5:12-14; The
levitical orchestral chorus praised, then the temple was filled with a cloud, the Holy Spirit, as we will be as we sing for
God. 1 Chron. 25:1-9 compared with 1 Cor. 14:24; Congregational singing convicts and converts the lost.
Ezekiel 40:44 God's millennial temple, as David's, had chambers for singers
In heaven they Sing, "Worthy!" Rev. 5:8&9. Tribulation heroes sing! Rev. 14:2&3, while we sing in heaven "Song
of Moses" and "Song of the Lamb."
Concoct your own spiritual song for your need; ie Holy Spirit, encourage me(3X) (2X) Life disappoints, encourage me(3X)
Holy Spirit, encourage me(3X) Holy Spirit, encourage me(3X) (2X) Instant song and prayer!
In the 5 am preaching, the circuit rider would position his horse on the road men took to the mines, sing a hymn to draw
a crowd, and then preach. Wesleyan method. What tears I shed at Thy hymns and canticles, how acutely was my soul stirred by
the voices and sweet music of Thy Church! As those voices entered my ears, truth distilled in my heart, and thence divine
affection welled up in a flood, in tears overflowing, and happy was I in those tears. Augustine; 386 ad.
'It was then instituted that psalms and hymns should be sung, lest the folk in the weariness of their grief should altogether