The Power of God’s Presence. We Use Musical Instruments
Our worship team includes Singers, Guitar players, a Keyboarder, and a Drummer. Musicians with a heart to magnify God in Spirit and Truth. Music is a very important part of worsip at Bambous Church and is an important part of God’s kingdom. “Sing him a new song: play skillfully, and shout for joy” (Psalm 33:3). We sing to please the heart of God which invites His presence to be embraced by the congregation to worship the One True Living God. Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; Praise Him with the flute and harp! Praise him with the timbrel and dance; Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes [organs]! Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with clashing cymbals! Psalms 150:3-5 [NKJV]
The primary reason we meet together is to focus our attention on God. God’s presence is the answer to all our problems. We welcome God’s visitation and His presence in our midst, but our real desire is for Habitation. When the Holy Spirit is tangibly present we experience intimacy with the creator, power to minister strength, encouragement, and comfort to others, and a heart for holiness and we offer to God a sacrifice that cost. As we worship God according to the Divine Pattern in the Word of God known as Davidic Worship, we throw off our fears and inhibitions. We sing with all our hearts and strength. We praise and worship with musical instruments. We shout and dance for joy, present offerings of thanksgiving and praise and something wonderful happens… God demonstrated His power by signs and wonders. The flood gates are open. The waters began to rise more. The healing power of God is going to begin to move in a dimension we have never seen before as we begin to release the river, the flood of His anointing. PRAISE TO HIM!!
We desire our worship services to be alive and free, functioning with scriptural guidelines and led by the Holy Spirit; an atmosphere where every person feels at the liberty to respond to the moving of the Holy Spirit within the framework of their own personality, with the Holy Spirit having freedom to manifest Himself as He wills. So be a participant not a spectator.
Why do we stand when we sing?
The Levites stood up to praise and gave thanks to the Lord God of Israel with a loud voice on high. [The priests and singers] stood up to praise the LORD God of Israel with a loud voice on high. 2 Chronicles 20:19 [NKJV]
Why do we clap & lift our hands?
The Bible tells us (Psalm 47:1) O CLAP your hands all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.
The Bible also tells us to “Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the Lord ” (Psalm 134:2). Raising our hands in worship is a biblical practice and is both a sign of surrender to God and an invitation for God to work in each one of us.
SEVEN HEBREW WORDS FOR PRAISE
Hallal: To shine, to rave, to praise, to boast, to be clamorously foolish, to act madly.
Shabach: To exclaim, to shout, to laud, praise or commend.
Tehillah: A song or hymn of praise, a spontaneous expression of spiritual song.
Yadah: To revere or worship, to give thanks or praise (with extended hands, to lift the hands.
Barak: To bless, to kneel, to salute.
Todah: Confession, praise, thanksgiving.
Zamar: To make music, to sing praise, to play a musical instrument.