"LET" AND "BE FILLED"

A significant aspect of worship, Kingdom singing conveys ministry. It is intended to be a way of exhorting, comforting or building up others. Not to mention ourselves as well.

Singing the word of Christ in thanksgiving, praise, worship or prayer has power.

In separate letters to Believers in Colossae and Ephesus, the Lord refers to singing. It is important to note that the references come at the end of exhortations about good character.

In Colossians 3'12-16 He says:

"Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;

bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.

But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom,

teaching and admonishing one another

in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs".

In Ephesians 5'14-19 He says:

"'Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light'.

See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise,

redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but

be filled with the Spirit,

speaking to one another

in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,

singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord".

The singing of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs "speak" in many areas of "teaching and admonishing one another" and "speaking to one another".

For these ministries to happen two things are necessary. Believers having the word of Christ dwelling in them and being filled with the Holy Spirit.

Also, in a Whole Gathering, there would also be the ministry of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Jude 1'20 says:

"... you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith".

"Singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord".

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Clearly, our Father wants all Believers to minister in song as part of His building up the Body of Christ.

Believers be pleasing to God, "let the word of Christ dwell in you ...", "be filled with the Spirit ..." and minister to His People.