Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Removing a tag.

6 years back, when I started to be a part of the worship ministry in my church, I was introduced to the term "Front line". Back in the old testament, the worshippers were the front line of the army in battle. And in that age and time (6 years back), I was given that motivation - to take this ministry seriously by working on my skills as well as my personal walk with God. Well recently I was reminded about that term again, and it got me to thinking...
 
Back in the old testament they were literally in the front line, weren't they? Now the modern day worshippers are engaged in a battle,  not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.... so really, if we were to really take up the calling as true worshippers, we have to be the 'front line' of many areas such as healing and deliverance, prayer... won't you agree?
 
And what about that verse saying that we are all royal priesthood? We are a generation of priest, given the ministry of reconciliation to bring about the message of the restoration between God and man - regardless of the ministry we serve in. That is our calling - the church's calling.
 
Personally, I would like the "front line" tag to be removed altogether, or at least rightly placed - upon those who truly are trying their darnest to answer the call. Personally, I would settle for the worship ministry as being just like all other ministries in the church - an expression of worship / contributes to the well being of the BODY / to be treated with honour and thanksgiving / important to God's heart / its member flawed and imperfect / a platform for its members' growth.

2 comments:

Ale said...

Hey=)

It's amazing to know that people still read posts which go way back in my blog. Haha. Thanks for commenting!

Interesting blog you have here. Found some posts pretty amusing. Hehe. Oh, what's with 2 blogs, by the way? (:

Gina said...

It's also important to remember that when you're on the front line, you are most exposed to the "world". We cannot be at the front of the battle when we only surround ourselves with our fellow soldiers. We must face those in the world that are not for the things that we are for. We've got to make sure we're in the thick of things. The light shines brightest in darkness.