What Is Prophetic Worship And Is It Biblical?
Prophetic worship comes from the very Heart and Word of our God YAH. The term prophetic worship can be considered like what King David did as a Psalmist. He spontaneously and prophetically psalmed on the strings of his harp and penned the prophetic worship songs that we now find in the Book of Psalms, so we know by the Word that prophetic worship is not something to be afraid of or shy away from, rather this style of worship has the ability to shape and change nations by the Word of God. Psalm 96 is a great example of the Biblical instruction that prophetic worship and declaration has when it is released in song to the nations.
ESV Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth!
ESV Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth! (10) Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns! Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity.”
There is a combination found of the prophetic word and prophetic worship coming together when Elisha called for a minstrel (musician) to play. When Elisha heard the prophetic music being strummed the Bible says that the hand of the LORD came upon him, and he then was able to release the prophetic message to be delivered.
ESV But now bring me a musician.” And when the musician played, the hand of the LORD came upon him.
The Word of God itself is “prophetic”, as it tells us of His Awesome Love and Grace, and what is to come in the future for His people and for those who refuse to know Him through Jesus. Prophetic worship is that fresh and new song from God’s Heart to the nations. Whatever comes forth in new song must line up and be rooted in the truth of God’s Holy Word. We as God’s children have the choice to submit our tongue to be the pen of a ready writer, so let it write and decree what the Holy Father desires. Gary and Rhonda of Lilyband Psalmist do their best to make sure what they sing and decree in new praise and worship songs are according to Scriptural truth, and that it directs the people to God by bringing them to have a closer walk with the LORD and His Holiness.
ESV To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah; a love song. My heart overflows with a pleasing theme; I address my verses to the king; my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe.