Apostle Jacquelyn Fedor
UNDERSTANDING GOD'S SONG
The utterance or song of the Lord
16 The Lord also will roar from Zion, and utters His voice from Jerusalem; the heavens and earth will shake; but the Lord will be a shelter for His people, and the strength of the children of Israel.
Notice when He roars, sings or utters His voice, things happen in the physical realm. The heavens and earth shake, while at the same time a shelter or covering is created for his people and fortifies them.
2 And he said: "The Lord roars from Zion, and utters His voice from Jerusalem; the pastures of the shepherds mourn, and the top of Carmel withers."
When the Lord roars from Zion and utters His voice, or sings from Jerusalem, the pastures of the shepherds mourn (is not the dead, lukewarm, compromising and hypocritical church the pasture of the shepherds?) It also says the top of Carmel withers. Carmel means fruitful field. The old used to be the fruitful field. So, when God sings, the fruitful field will wither, or prosperity will be dried up from the churches as the end of the systems draws near. He rebukes through His utterances and brings judgment. At the same time He can revitalize life as he sings and cause new and wonderful things to happen.
Through His utterance, or song, the power of the creativity of wisdom established the world and heavens.
Jer 10:12-13 says it this way:
12 He has made the earth by His power, He has established the world by His wisdom, and has stretched out the heavens at His discretion.
13 When He utters His voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens: "And He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain, He brings the wind out of His treasuries."
In other words, He creates through truth (the living waters) that is revealed through the songs that He sings. This flow falls over the earth as the wisdom that the Spirit prophesies, utters or sings through the Bride. Wisdom in this way, utters her voice through the Bride in the streets where the dead church is.
20 Wisdom calls aloud outside she raises (utters) her voice in the open squares.
21 She cries out in the chief concourses, at the openings of the gates in the city she speaks her words: (Wisdom awakens the dead church of Sardis).
8 And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom (sexual perversion) and Egypt (the world), where also our Lord was crucified.
But after the breath of God through the prophetic song enters them, they live!
11 Now after the three-and-a-half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them.
This is in fulfillment of Ezekiel 37:3.
3 And He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" So I answered, "O, Lord God, You know."
4 again He said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the the word of the Lord! (The word prophesy is number 5012 in the Strongs Concordance. From the Hebrew it translates to speak or sing by inspiration).
5 Thus says the Lord God to these bones: "Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live.
So as God prophesies or sings over his people, they have life breathed into them. Much of the church today is like Adam at creation. A body, but there is no spiritual life. Intellect replaced wisdom and the church of Sardis came about. God's precious people were left as dead on the streets.
11 Then He said to me, "Son of Man these bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, 'Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!'
12 "Therefore prophesy and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord God: "Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
13 "Then you shall know I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up from your graves.
14 "I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, the LORD, have spoken it and performed it," says the LORD."
Who is the Israel God is referring to here? Let's read Galatians 3:26-29.
26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
29 And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
We, that are properly born again, are Israel, the new generation of Israel that is the fulfillment of Psalm 102:18.
18 This will be written for the generation to come, that a people yet to be created may praise the LORD.
Notice the words "may praise". Now let us look back at this word "utterance" or "utter". The word translated in all the above scriptures as utter, is 5414 in the Strongs. It means to make - to give, appoint, be healed, deliver, distribute, grant, pour forth, recompense, restore, sing, strike, thrust, shoot forth, etc.
So when God utters His voice, all the above happens! He sings and His people are healed, delivered and restored. Also through song, He not only brings restoration to His people, but defeat is dealt to His enemies. His song, based on the definition above, strikes - thrusts and shoots forth truth that will crumble all that displeases Him. As He prophesies through song, the plan of the powers and principalities are destroyed. We see Deborah singing this type of prophesy at Judges 5:12-13
12 "Awake, awake, Deborah! Awake, awake, sing (utter) a song! Arise, Barak, and lead your captives away, O son of Abinoam!
13 "Then the survivors came down, the peoples against the nobles; the Lord came down for me against the mighty.
The word "utter" is used in the old King James version, and sing is used in the Spirit Filled New King James in this scripture. They are interchangeable. The number of the word utter or sing in this portion is Hebrew number 1697 from 1696. I will print it out for your convenience, because the definitions are really neat. I've underlined a few I really like.
1697 dabar (daw-baw');
from 1696 a word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause:
KJV-- act, advice, affair, answer, X any such (thing), because of, book, business, care, case, cause, certain rate, + chronicles, commandment, X commune (-ication), + concern [-ing], + confer, counsel, + dearth, decree, deed, X disease, due, duty, effect, + eloquent, errand, [evil favouredness-], + glory, + harm, hurt, + iniquity, + judgment, language, + lying, manner, matter, message, [no] thing, oracle, X ought, X parts, + pertaining, + please, portion, + power, promise, provision, purpose, question, rate, reason, report, request, X (as hast) said, sake, saying, sentence, + sign, + so, some [uncleanness], somewhat to say, +song, speech, X spoken, talk, task, + that, X there done, thing (concerning), thought, + thus, tidings, what [-soever], + wherewith, which, word, work.
1696 dabar (daw-bar');
a primitive root; perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue:
KJV-- answer, appoint, bid, command, commune, declare, destroy, give, name, promise, pronounce, rehearse, say, speak, be spokesman, subdue, talk, teach, tell, think, use [entreaties], utter, X well, X work.
WHEN GOD SINGS IT IS LAW
Did you know that when God prophesies through song it becomes a spiritual law? Actually, all things are already obedient to God's song except man. Why? Because man has his own will. From the very beginning Eve listened to Lucifer sing his song of deception and guess what? Many are listening to the same old song today! Remember, songs create - for good or for evil. It's law!
In Deut 31:19 God gives Moses instruction concerning His Song.
19 "Now therefore, write down this song for yourselves, and teach it to the children of Israel; put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for Me against the children of Israel.
Moses is obedient to God's request.
44 So Moses came with Joshua the son of Nun and spoke all the words of this song in the hearing of the people.
45 Moses finished speaking all these words to all Israel,
46 And he said to them: "Set your hearts on all the words which I testify among you today, Which you shall command your children to be careful to observe-- all the words of this law.
47 For it is not a futile thing for you, because it is your life, and by this word you shall prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to posses."
As we have sung Satan's songs and obeyed his law in the past, our lives and families have been shaped by him. Even our lifespan has been shortened, for he came to kill, steal and destroy. We should be so thankful for the song of the Lord, because as God sings, speaks and acts out prophecy, all is changed for the better. He is restoring what Satan has ruined by creating a new heaven and a new earth through song. It's law! And as we read in Deuteronomy 32:46-47, set your hearts today on the words of God's song and command your children to observe them, we must do the same. We should listen to today's song of the Lord, they are life and our days will be prolonged.
THE SONGS OF THE LORD
17 The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing."
How does God sing today? At Hebrews 2:12 Jesus says:
12 saying: "I will declare Your name to My brethren; in the midst of the assembly I (Jesus) will sing praise to You."
He is a spirit and uses vessels to sing through. The song of God is known as the Song of the Lord or a prophetic song. These songs reveal God's plans and purposes to His people, both in the local church and universally. In fact, the prophetic or spiritual song literally means "ode of the Spirit". There are six types of spiritual songs.
NUMBER ONE: THE SONG OF GOD DIRECTED AT THE BODY
It has the same purpose as spoken prophecy — edification, exhortation and comfort. It can also be instructional. Failure to respond, even if the direction is as simple as "raise your hands", is direct disobedience to the word of the Lord. Remember, God's song is law, and if we don't listen and obey we will not receive the intended benefits or results God desired for us. We would also be in danger of not letting the law operate in our lives. Besides,would we not be as the lawless? God wants His people to be in one accord so that He may give a direction to the body that causes us, at least for the moment, to be acting as the body of Christ. As His body, we can exercise His authority to defeat the enemy, call in the remnant and through his anointing sing His kingdom into being. The whole body must be engaged for this to be accomplished however. One or two that refuse to respond to God's song can cause disunity and defeat what God has assigned us to do. All stood quietly at the Red Sea, all marched obediently and quietly around Jericho. They saw victory through their unity.
NUMBER TWO: THE SONG OF THE LORD TO THE FATHER
When we praise and worship the Father, the Christ in us praises also. He may sing out prophetically revealing the glorious attributes of the Creator or share the Father's ideas and plans that were performed before the foundation of the earth. As the Spirit of Jesus sings, the deeds that were accomplished long before time itself, or even before the earth was formed, may actually manifest into being for our benefit! Through the Old Testament prophets the reality of a savior, the messiah, was sung into being and Christianity was birthed. As He sings through today's prophets, the church triumphant and eternal is being birthed, and a generation of people geared for immortality are about to appear. All of this is possible as some obedient vessel allows Jesus to sing through them, to thank the Father for what He has already done. God sings it into being through us.
NUMBER THREE: THE SONG OF THE BRIDEGROOM
The song of the bridegroom is simply a song of love from Jesus to His bride. Many times it is answered back by the bride. It is characteristically demonstrated in a back and forth response and its main topic is love. In other words, the bridegroom sings to us and we sing back our love for Him.
NUMBER FOUR: THE SONG OF THE BRIDGE
The song of the bride or the voice of the bride is a spontaneous prophetic song of love and adoration in response to the song of the Bridegroom. This response is mostly corporate in nature. There are times that the person leading the praise will encourage the body to sing a new song, or a song in their prayer language. This type of singing is interesting as many times your prayer language will change and sound like an ancient language of some kind, and guess what, it probably is! The factor that stands out is, that many times, as the song of the bride goes forth, there is a very strong emotion that wells up within you of absolute love for God. You may even find yourself weeping or have the unction to kneel before Him. Be obedient and receive all that God wants you to have, be it deliverance, healing, or a stronger anointing, whatever. Above all I just listed, the most wonderful is to feel the Spirit of God wrap His love around you with such a tenderness and strength that it is beyond description.
NUMBER FIVE: THE SONG OF DELIVERANCE
In Psalms 32 we see King David singing that he needed protection and deliverance as we read verse 7. In the next verse we see God's answer back to him.
Psalms 32:7-8 David sings:
7 You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. selah.
8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. (If you look up eye in Hebrew it also can be translated as fountain. When God sings through the prophetic, truth shoots forth as a fountain.) (Remember the different translations of the word utter?)
The song of deliverance is a prophetic song of healing, deliverance, restoration, etc. It is much like the gift of word of knowledge being sung to reveal a situation, condition, or need that the Lord wishes to heal or deliver His children from. Its purpose is to release healings and miracles into otherwise impossible situations. His power and anointing are present when the song goes forth to manifest victory.
NUMBER SIX: THE PROPHETIC SONG OF WAR
31 For through the voice of the Lord Assyria will be beat down, As He strikes with the rod. (Prophecy can beat down nations and strike them with the rod of authority.)
The prophetic word, whether sung or spoken, is a weapon of war against God's enemies in the heavenlies and those on earth as well that threaten His people. When we are personally prophesied to for instance, we can use that prophecy to war with and defeat the enemy in our life as we see in I Timothy 1:18.
1 Timothy 1:18
18 This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare,
We are also at a time in church history where we will with violence prophesy to the powers, principalities and rulers of darkness to fulfill God's plans for His people and this world. We must allow God to speak and sing their destruction through us.
Many times as these warfare prophecies are being sung by God, the body responds back. For example, God may say, "I will smite you with My Sword" and the warriors respond by slicing at the enemy with an imaginary sword. this may seem silly to bystanders that are not into the praise or don't understand spiritual warfare, but the enemy gets the message! Remember, Judgment has already been decreed and written. Now it is the duty of God's army to execute these judgments against the enemies of God. Make it happen!
6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand, (why?)
7 To execute vengeance on the nations, And punishments on the peoples;
8 To bind their kings in chains, And their nobles in fetters of iron;
9 To execute on them the written judgment- This honor have all His saints. Praise the Lord!
It is God's purpose for His warriors to rise up and prophetically sing defeat and destruction to the evil hosts of hell. They are to command the release of the children of God and the things owned by His Kingdom. The warriors that are being raised up to possess the land through their prophetic song, are His ultimate end time weapon of war. They are His army of prophetic praisers.
Joel 2:10-11 describes the effect they have on earth as well as the heavens.
10 The earth quakes before them, The heavens tremble The sun and moon grow dark, And the stars diminish their brightness.
11 The LORD gives voice before His army, For His camp is very great For strong is the One who executes His word (this is us). For the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; Who can endure it?
Praise The Lord !!