Seven Great Commission Worship Realities
The people of God in America may grieve over the statistics concerning our nation being Christian. What has happened? Certainly, the revival fires are burning red hot in evangelism, salvations, and healings in other countries. God’s children must awaken to our “great commission” of God. We need a fresh vision. Isaiah 11:9 (NLT) says, “And as the waters cover the sea, so the earth will be filled with people who know the Lord.” Revelation 5:8-10 tells us that heavenly worshippers sing a song of the redeemed who are purchased by the blood of the Lamb from “every tribe and language and people and nation” (NIV). They come with “harps” (a symbol of worship) and “bowls” (containers filled with the prayers of the saints). Worship and intercession are vital to the ultimate global ingathering of the lost. Could it be that worship-saturated intercession would be the key to the final thrust of completing the Great Commission?
Here are seven great commission worship realities:
(1) Worship Enthrones God. Japanese translation for Ps. 22:3, “When God’s people praise Him,
He brings a big chair and sits there.”
(2) Worship Encounters God. “Be still [which is an act of worship] and know that I am God; I will be
exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth” (Ps. 46:10). To “be still” creates the
climate “to know” and to know provides the conditions to encounter! The degree in which we
encounter God in all His fullness through our worship, will be the degree to which we will see
God exalted in the nations.
(3) Worship Enlarges God. “Oh magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together” (Ps.
34:3). We cannot make God bigger, but we can see Him big!
(4) Worship Enjoys God. Psalms 16:11 says, “In God’s presence is the fullness of joy, at His right
hand are pleasures for evermore.” May our worship provide us with a new zeal to find that
place of entry and swiftly go through it.
(5) Worship Enlists God. “You are the God who performs miracles; You display Your power
among the peoples” (Ps. 77:14). Worship clearly enlists all of God’s power and resources into
our needs and circumstances.
(6) Worship Excites God. “Praise His Name with dancing, accompanied by tambourine and harp.
For the Lord delights in His people; He crowns the humble with salvation” (Ps. 149:3-4).
(7) Worship Exalts God. “May God be gracious and bless us and make His face shine upon us, that
Your ways may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations, (v5) May the peoples praise
You, O God; May all the peoples praise You (v7) God will bless us and all the ends of the earth will
fear Him” (Ps. 67:1, 2, 5, &7). Worship provides the platform and power necessary to exalt God
in the nations.