05/15

A Now Anointing for a New Song

“He has put a new song in my mouth- praise to our God. Many will see it and fear, and will trust in the Lord.” Psalm 40:3

As I was studying the Hebrew word for praise, tehillah, I noticed several verses that mentioned singing a new song. Psalm 149:1 says, “Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, and His praise in the assembly of saints.” Isaiah 42:10 says, “Sing to the Lord a new song, and His praise from the ends of the earth.” In Psalm 40:3 it says that God has put a new song in my mouth, a song that gives praise to God. A song, that when people hear it, they will fear and put their trust in the Lord.

Psalms is the largest book in the Bible, a compilation of songs that the Jews sang together as a congregation. Psalmists were people who wrote songs that were inspired by the Holy Spirit in the same way that the rest of the Bible was inspired. The words that God speak carry weight and cause the world around us to change. When we speak His words, there is tremendous power behind it. When we speak as one of His children, the world around us can change. When we take those words and sing them with passion and expression, it is not only a beautiful and acceptable praise to God, but it delivers words with feeling and strength.

When we have a new song, it is a song that God has inspired for that season. It is a song that carries an anointing for that moment. A new song does not take away from the power of God’s word given in an old song, but a new song will carry a fresh anointing for what is needed at the time that it is given. It is a “now” song. It is what God is doing now, in the present, in our midst.

God is still giving new songs. They are new songs that are for the church today. They are songs that give us a way to express how we feel about God and about what He is doing right now. They are songs that help us to declare God’s words over our lives. They are songs that I believe God wants to hear us sing to Him from our hearts and our mouths because of the love we share today. I believe we experience a fresh anointing- an anointing to bring change for what God is doing right now.

Application: When you here a new song, give attention to what God might want to do in your church service or in your life in that moment. Be open to receive all the new things God wants to do in you, in your church, and in His kingdom – right now.

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