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What Adoration Is All About

April 12, 2018

       Roughly two years ago I was invited on my good friend Pat Randall's online program called Declaring The Finished

 

Work on the When Christians Speak Talk Radio Network. Now Pat is an excellent interviewer and truly asked me some thought provoking questions, as well as allowed me to expand on testimonial elements of my life. During the first broadcast we experienced some technical difficulties which made communicating a bit challenging so Pat allowed me to return about 2 weeks later to complete our conversation. It was during the second broadcast which included Ray Rose, that he along with Pat suggested I should write a book and to my surprise, also recommended I should consider creating my own program on the network. Initially, I wanted nothing to do with that, however after much consideration, (and some nudging from the Holy Spirit) I was able to recognize that through my own program, I would be able to minister and witness the Lord Jesus Christ to a much broader audience.

 

John 14:12 King James Version (KJV)

Verily, verily I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

 

       

       I decided February 2016 on the third Monday of that month and every month going forward I would commit to being on the air for at least an hour per program monthly but the major question I had was, "What will be the purpose of this broadcast?" I knew I didn't want to just do straight question and answer interviews with the local church community because there was enough of that already. I wanted the Lord to use me in a unique way to share His Gospel and to showcase individuals and/or ministries that were doing creative activities to promote the Kingdom. With my background in missions and music ministry at the forefront of my decisions, I was inspired that my program would be alive with Holy Spirit Power and explore how my brothers and sisters in the Kingdom are doing unique things to share Christ. Fortunately I am blessed to know many people that do incredible work and knew I would never lack for having engaging conversations. My main challenge was what the program would be called. This is where the group Forever Jones became a major influence in my decision. I really love the sweet spirit of many of their songs, but one in particular, "Adoration (So Amazing)," kept ringing in my ear. I knew this song would the catalyst for the tone of the program and had all intentions of making it the program's theme song before finding out that the rights to the song were restricted.

 

"Adoration (So Amazing)"

 

I could sing of your praises all day long
I could sing of your praises all day long, all day long

Cos you are, so amazing to me
I lift my hands in adoration to you
You are, so amazing to me
I lift my voice in adoration to you
You are, You are
Oh you are
Oh oh
I could sing of your mercies all day long, all day long
I could sing of your mercies all day long, all day long
Cos you are, so amazing to me
I lift my hands in adoration to you
Oh you are, so amazing to me
I lift my voice in adoration to you
And you are, lily of the valley
Bright as morning star
You are fresh as a summer breeze
And to me all that is clear
You are so amazing to me
I lift my hands to you
(I lift my hands) 
You're so amazing (So amazing)
Oh yes you are

I could sing of your goodness all day long
All day long
I could sing of your goodness all day long, all day long
Cos you are, so amazing to me
I lift my hands in adoration to You
Oh you are so amazing to me
I lift my voice in adoration to You
All day long (All day long)
I could sing (I could sing)
Of your goodness (Of your goodness, goodness)
All day long (All day long)
I could sing (I could sing)
Of your love (Of your love)
Your so amazing (La, la, la, la, lalala, lalala)
Your so amazing (La, la, la, la Oooh)
[repeat]
You're so amazing

 

 

       Now with a program title in place (Adoration) I now needed a scripture reference to act as the mission statement for the program. This took the most time because I simply could not find a scripture reference (in the KJV) with the word adoration in it. By inspiration from the Holy Spirit I just happened to be in Revelation one day and came across the scripture that would be my mission statement and set the tone for all broadcasts.

 

Revelation 15:3-4 King James Version (KJV)

And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.

 

So what is this song of Moses that the writer of Revelation, the Apostle John refers to in the referenced scripture? Well I found a wonderful teaching that addressed this from Dr. Scott Daniels which I have included in detail here:

 

John now takes up another element of the Exodus story. In the time of Moses, those who were delivered from Pharaoh sang a song once they arrived on the other side of the Red Sea (Exodus 15), and here (Rev. 15) those who have conquered the dragon sing beside the glassy and fiery sea. But a new element is that the song they sing is not just the song of Moses but also the song of the Lamb. The victory over the dragon has come not with the staff of Moses but through the blood of the Lamb.

Another significant difference is that the faithful do not sing about their own deliverance, but they celebrate God’s reign over all the nations. Instead of focusing on the destruction of the enemy, as the song of Moses does in Exodus 15, the song of the Lamb focuses on the conversion of the peoples of the world. Inspired by a number of Old Testament passages (Deut. 32:4; Ps. 86:8-10; 111:2; 139:14; 145:17; Jer. 10:6-7), the heavenly singers laud God’s power and justice, asking, “Lord, who will not fear and glorify your name?” They answer their own question by announcing that “All nations will come and worship before you” (Rev. 15:4).

According to Revelation, God does not want the nations of the world to be lured into allying themselves with the powers of evil (13:7-8), but neither does he want the nations to be destroyed. Instead, God’s desire is for the conversion of the nations, so that they join in the cosmic chorus of praise that is his will for the world. 

 

        God had given me a mission statement inspired by another deliverer (Moses) and included by the Apostle John for the final Book of the Bible. My program would be a song/psalm of deliverance by the Blood of the Lamb and address an end time world that so desperately needs to give reverence to the God of creation, adoration to the Lord of salvation, and operate in the eternal power of the Holy Spirit. I invite you to sojourn with me as we explore the many ways the Body of Believers display this adoration in song, dance poetry, teaching, missions, evangelism, etc. I promise you it will never be a boring journey and many will be blessed along the way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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