Sprinkled throughout the Bible, we find songs. Songs to God, songs about God, even songs from God. Does God give certain songs for specific seasons? If so, why?

On the other side of the Red Sea, Moses and the children of Israel sang a song of deliverance, exalting God for destroying their enemies and bringing them to freedom. Barak and Deborah broke out in song at the destruction of the Canaanites in the Book of Judges. The women danced and sang songs in triumph celebrating David’s slaying of the Philistines. In the Book of Acts, Paul, and Silas, undaunted by their current situation, released songs of praise to their God. Singing and songs have always had a place in the Word of God.

Throughout scripture, we find we are instructed to sing to God. It is not optional.

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord (Col 3:16.)

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. (Ps 95:1.)

Jesus and the disciples sang the Hallel, Psalm 113-118, at the Lords Supper – just before He went to the Cross. I can only imagine what He must have felt as He was singing those precious anointed words. When I read those Psalms in the light of what our Lord was about to walk through, it moved me to tears.

After singing a hymn [probably the Hallel psalms (Ps. 113—118), sung during the Passover meal], they went out to the Mount of Olives (Mt 26:30, EXB.)

And God sings. He sings over us!

The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing (Zeph 3:17.)

Today, we sing songs to God in times of celebration as well as in times of sadness. Praise and worship continue to be a big part of our Christian walk. I believe it is even more vital in the world we live in today. There are many benefits to cultivating a life of singing praises to God. For instance, singing praise and worship songs take our eyes of the problem and challenges we face and puts our focus back on God. When we have our eyes on God – we have perfect peace. Every intercessor needs this kind of peace. We also know from Psalms 8:2 that praise stops the enemy in his tracks. Evil doesn’t want to be anywhere that praises to God are arising.

Finally, God inhabits the praises of His people. Where there is singing and praise, God dwells. This reason alone should keep us singing day and night. Intercessors, if you need strength, praise God. If you need peace, worship God. If you want to watch the enemy flee, live a life of singing praises to God. Singing to God will always lift us up out of the trenches and catapult us into heavenly places.

Recently, a thought came across my mind. Does God give songs for the seasons we are walking through?

I have noticed over the years, when I am walking through a difficult season, a song will come across my path that encourages me, uplifts me, and stays in my heart until that season ends. But does God do that for the Body of Christ as a whole? I believe so.

You may recall, when the COVID epidemic first began, people were confused, fearful and didn’t know what to think or do. During that moment in time a new song came out. The song was, The Blessing, written by Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe and Steven Furtick. This song declared the Word of the living God during a challenging season.

The Lord bless you and keep you.

Make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you.

The Lord turn His Face toward you and give you peace.

The scriptural words of this song, taken from the Book of Numbers, contradicted everything that was going on in our nation at the time. It placed our eyes and hearts firmly back on God and His Word. It reminded us of His promises and His unfailing love. I knew this was Gods intention the first time I heard The Blessing. It was a timely song – given to the people of God amid chaos.

There are numerous scriptures in both the Old and New Testament, which talk about 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 (Ps 40:3.)

Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth (Ps 96:.1)

Sing to the Lord a new song, and His praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you coastlands and you inhabitants of them (Is 42:10.)

In the Strong’s Concordance, the word new, means a fresh new thing. It comes from the root word, chadash. This word means to rebuild, to renew and repair. That is exactly what the song, The Blessing, did during that time. It renewed our mind to the Word of God. It began to rebuild our faith and trust in God. It set about repairing everything the enemy was trying to destroy. It placed our eyes and hearts firmly back our God and His peace. It was indeed the new song of the hour in that season.

Today, there is another song that has come across my path that I believe could be the new song for this hour. A song that can refresh and rebuild the Body of Christ. The song I am speaking of is Holy Forever by Chris Tomlin.

Although we may not see clearly it at the moment, I believe we are stepping into a place where generations will declare, “God, You are holy forever.”  I believe some things will take place in our land that will cause people to sing, “All thrones and dominions, all powers and positions, God is above them all!” God will have the final say. This song declares this truth.

Has God put a new song in your heart? Does He bring forth a song for each season? I believe He does. If we will listen and tune into the Holy Spirit. We saw that clearly with the song, The Blessing – could it be that we are seeing it again today with the new songs that are coming on the scene? Song to uplift, rebuild and refresh the Body of Christ. May we all join to sing to our God. He alone is holy forever. No position, no government, no power, no dominion is greater than He. God, You are Holy Forever! May we sing and declare this truth until it sweeps across our nation. Until He is lifted so high, that all darkness dissipates. Until the glory of God is evident across our land, once again. Sing, sing…sing unto the Lord, declare His holiness today.

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