Our Worship is a War Song —
That the Enemy Wants to Stop!
Our Honor, the Devil’s Loss
It is The Church’s honor to worship The LORD! This is why the enemy wants it stopped! He has always wanted it stopped from the beginning of time!
If Covid came for any reason, it was because the enemy wants us to close our mouths! He wants The Church silent!
Here is why…
“Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God: every precious stone was in thy garment, the ruby, the topaz, and the diamond, the chrysolite, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, emerald, and the carbuncle and gold: the workmanship of thy timbrels, and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created,” Ezekiel 28:13 GNV.
This passage is about our enemy and God is speaking here about how he was created and what he was created for. He had built into him pipes and timbrels.
He was the chief musician in Heaven! He had all of that and yet His pride about his own beauty caused him to lose his place before the throne of God!
Now he is looking at the worshiping church and jealousy has risen up in him because he knows that he will never get his place back.
He knows he has been stripped of his authority and beauty and he is cast out from heaven with nothing left to look forward to but a fiery burning hell!
He was also the covering cherub it says. He lost that. So who and what will take his place? Yes we have been given the privilege of becoming those that stand before the throne of God and worship Him and when we do our worship begins to become the covering for cities, states, regions, and nations!
If you are a musician or singer or on any kind of worship team, have you ever wondered why there is so much jealousy and division in that area?
You have it. It is because that is the spirit that attacks worshipers the most!
The Spirit of Jealousy
Many years ago I was at a Prayer meeting in someone’s house. I was part of a worship team at the time, at a Church which most of us were attending at the time.
As I was sitting there, being the seer that I am, suddenly, I saw a statue of Pharaoh standing in the corner and The LORD said, “This is the spirit of jealousy standing in the house!”
I didn’t understand then what it was about, but the next week I was watching the worship team who had been bringing quite a breakthrough from the worship to The Church at the time, but that week there seemed to be something wrong.
All at once The LORD spoke to me and said, “Every time the worship begins to bring breakthrough into a Church, the spirit of Jealousy rises up and will not allow My People to be free to worship me. Thus the statue of Pharaoh that you saw.”
So I said, “Why is that?” and He said, “Remember that I told Moses to say to Pharaoh… ‘Let My People go to be free to worship Me in the wilderness!’, then he hardened his heart and would not let them go?”
And He said, “Do you know why He would not let them go? It is because it binds his power — and I have given you that privilege!”
“Let the saints be joyful in glory; let them sing aloud on their beds, let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand, to execute vengeance on the nations, and punishments on the peoples; to bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; to execute on them the written judgment — this honor have all His saints. Praise The LORD!” Psalm 149:5-9.
It Covers Our Regions
You see, our worship provides a covering for our regions and for our cities and country!
Our worship isn’t just some little song that we sing, but when we “worship him in spirit and in truth,” we begin to allow The LORD to sing His Song through us!
We become a habitation for The LORD and for the Lion of the Tribe Of Judah to roar through! His Words, sung by His Spirit, bring a covering over us and the enemy cannot penetrate it!
David knew this and created The Tabernacle and appointed singers and musicians to worship 24/7, because he already knew as a little shepherd boy that when he would worship in the fields, that God would help him defeat the lions and the bears.
The LORD told me one time while Fasting and Praying on 9/11 that He had His very own 911. He then told me to turn in the bible to Amos 9:11,
” Israel Will Be Restored : “On that day I will raise up The tabernacle of David, which has fallen down, and repair its damages; I will raise up its ruins, and rebuild it as in the days of old;” ” Amos 9:11 (NKJV)
And again in the New Testament, Acts 15:16,
” After this I will return and will rebuild The Tabernacle of David, which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will set it up….”
The Enemy Wants to Shut This Down!
Yes, there may be Covid and yes, there is rioting and looting. There is no denying that now, but I am here to say to you that this is the enemy’s plan to shut down the worship! He is out to close it down.
I want to leave you with one more passage in scripture that will show you that our worship will cause God to come and fight for us.
In this passage, He is coming to the sound of Timbrels and Lyres and He comes to destroy Molech, the God of the Assyrians, which was the God of child sacrifice!
You see, this is another thing that the enemy of our soul is fighting. He wants our worship stopped, because it will cause the tide to be turned on the blood lust of the people in America, who so desperately are trying to keep Abortion legal.
It is child sacrifice at its worst, and if we are to ever see this abomination cease in our land, we must continue to worship Him!
The enemy wants to deceive us right now, that our worship leaves us open to the virus — when in truth is it will cover us if we will see in the Spirit
Let those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, shout His Praises from the housetops!
“You shall have a song as in the night when a holy feast is kept, and gladness of heart as when one marches in procession with a flute to go to the temple on the mountain of The LORD, to the Rock of Israel.And The LORD shall cause His glorious voice to be heard and the descending blow of His arm to be seen, coming down with indignant anger and with the flame of a devouring fire, amid crashing blast and cloudburst, tempest, and hailstones.At the voice of The LORD the Assyrians will be stricken with dismay and terror, when He smites them with His rod.And every passing stroke of the staff of punishment and doom which The LORD lays upon them shall be to the sound of [Israel’s] timbrels and lyres, when in battle He attacks [Assyria] with swinging and menacing arms. For Topheth [a place of burning and abomination] has already been laid out and long ago prepared; yes, for the [Assyrian] king and [the god] Molech it has been made ready, its pyre made deep and large, with fire and much wood; the breath of The LORD, like a stream of brimstone, kindles it,” Isaiah 30:29-33 NKJV.
~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.