SING TO THE LORD
This is a worship song for those of us who are followers of Jesus Christ. He is the One True Living God. As you read the book of Hebrews, you will see that sacrifices were extremely important under the Old Covenant (The Mosaic Law).
Under the New Covenant (the Gospel of Jesus Christ) God desires the praise and thanksgiving of His people rather than offerings of animals and grain (Hebrews 13:15-16) as in the Old Covenant.
If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, the Bible teaches that you are a priest (1 Peter 2:5,9) and responsible for offering praise and thanks to God (Psalm 54:6; Romans 12:1). But just remember, our praise needs to come from people whose lives are also marked by loving action (James 1:27, 1 John 3: 18).
Worship Him! Praise Him with a LOUD voice and cymbals (2 Chronicles 20:19; Psalm 26:7; 150:5; Luke 19:37) Worship our Lord Jesus Christ and enjoy His presence (Romans 15:11)!
God’s angels gather round (Revelation 5:11; 7:11) They listen for the sound of worship to their King (Psalm 74:12) With loud “HOSANNAS” ring we lift our voice and sing (Matthew 21:9,15) We praise His Name on High (Psalm 9:1-2)
Sing to the Lord (Psalm 30:4) oh sing to the Lord a new song (Psalm 98:1) Sing to the Lord for He has done marvelous things (Psalm 86:10; 96:1-3)
Jesus our glorious King (Revelation 19:11-16) Master of everything (Ephesians 6:9; Colossians 1:16) I lift my hands to you (Psalm 63:4; 119:48) Your Blood has made me clean (Hebrews 9:18- 22; 1 Peter 1:19) And now I’m really free to bow before your throne (Hebrews 4:14-16).
Who will not fear You Lord (Psalm 96:4) Your righteous acts adored (Psalm 105:1-2) Bring glory to Your Name (Revelation 1:5-8) Open blind eyes to see (John 9:25; 2 Corinthians 4:4) Worship Your Majesty (Psalm 104:1) Our Lord Almighty Reigns (Psalm 9: 7-8; Revelation 19:6)
Master and My King
The Hebrew word “Jeshua” means “the Lord is salvation”. The Greek word ”Christos” means “anointed one” and is the exact equivalent of the Hebrew word for “Messiah”. The Gospel According to Matthew emphasizes that Jesus was the Christ “The Messiah” as well as King of Israel.
Matthew quotes over 60 times from Old Testament prophetic passages, which emphasizes how Christ is the fulfillment of those promises. Matthew uses the phrase “the kingdom of heaven” over 30 times. All of Matthew’s themes are rooted in the Old Testament which reflects Israel’s expectation for the Messiah to come. The Jews knew that Jesus Christ was no ordinary man but did not go so far as recognize Who He was (John 1: 10-11) But Jesus told them Who He was and they picked up stones to stone Him (John 10: 32-33) Why didn’t they know Who Jesus was? The Bible says that their minds were made dull and a veil covered their hearts (2 Corinthians 3: 14-16).
It’s an amazingly sad fact that they were looking for the Messiah but never recognized Him when He came. Question: Have you asked God to open your eyes and make Himself real to you? We have and urge you to be reconciled with Him.
Then you can call Jesus Christ your Master and King.
Unchanging (James 1:17) … You are our fortress (Psalm 59:16) You hide me in the shadow of Your wings (Psalm 17:8) … I love You. I praise You ‘cause I’m fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14) You’re eternal … from everlasting to everlasting you are God (Psalm 90:2)
You know them (like in Jeremiah 1:1; Matthew 6: 25- 34; Revelation 2:9) … every single person (Psalm 139:1-3 /Luke 12:7) You know their deepest longings and You wait to see if they will come to You (Luke 19:10; Hebrews 11:6) I ask You … will You do Your work in every heart and show them now (John 6:44) Lord, Jesus … show them the void they feel is only filled by You (John 17:2-22; Acts 4:31; Ephesians 5:18).
You are the Holy One (1 John 1:5 / Hebrews 1:8) You’re drawing all men unto You, (John 12: 32) Oh Jesus, You’re my Master and my King! (Colossians 4:1 / Revelation 17:14) You made the world (Colossians 1:16) And showed all mankind how You died for them (Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12) You took our place and then You rose again! (Matthew 20:28 / 2 Corinthians 5: 14,15)
In 2 Corinthians we see a comparison with the Old Covenant (The Mosaic Law) which was only for the Jewish people and the New Covenant which is for all people and all cultures.
This New Covenant is the gospel (Good News) of salvation through Jesus Christ (Romans 10:4). Verse 9 tells us that The Law condemns mankind. In other words, it shows mankind that they could never keep the commands of Jehovah God. It shows us that before Him, we are sinners (Romans 3:23) and in slavery to sin (Romans 6:6; Galatians 5:1). The Law shows us we are already condemned to hell (1 Corinthians 15:22) even from birth (Romans 5:12).
But the good news of the Gospel (the New Covenant) is that through Jesus Christ’s death on the cross as our substitute for paying for our own sin, we can be cleansed of our sin and freed from our slavery to it (Romans 5:8-11). Therefore we can live in freedom of sin’s dominion over us.
Lord, I see … Your grace (John 1:14; 1 Peter 5:10; James 1:17) and Your mercy (1 Peter 1:3; Psalm 103:4; Luke 1:78) You wash me and make me clean (Mark 1:41) You tell me You love me (John 16:27; 17:23; 1 John 4:16) Howmanytimes…haveIlaidbefore Your throne? (like in – Deuteronomy 9:18; 1 Kings 18:39; Ezekiel 1:28) empty and broken (Psalm 51:17) My guilt (Psalm 38:3-4) pushed me so far away (Psalm 139:7-10)
But Your forgiveness is free (Galatians 5:1) Lord Jesus make me new (2 Corinthians 5:17) Your tender mercy draws me so close to You (Romans8:15-16). Lord, I’m free (2 Corinthians 3:17; 1 Peter 2:16) … free to love You. Please take the veil away (2 Corinthians 3:15-16) and let Your glory shine through.
You tell me I’m clean (Psalm 32:5) As white as the winter snow (Psalm 51:7) I find it so hard to believe when I’m caught in the undertow (Psalm 38: 5-8) Now I lift my hands (1 Timothy 2:8) Jehovah, I reach for You. I hide Your Word in my heart (Psalm 119:11) Lord I thank You for making me new (2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 12:1,2)
Transform my mind (Romans 12:2) … into Your likeness (Ephesians 4:22-24) This glorious ministry … making us holy! (Colossians 1:22) Lord, I’m free (2 Corinthians 3:17; 1 Peter 2:16) … free to love You. Please take the veil away (2 Corinthians 3:15-16) and let Your glory shine through.
“The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:4
Jesus answered, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
But Jesus said to them, “I have shown you many miracles from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?” “We are not stoning you for any of these ,” replied the Jews, “but for blasphemy, because you are mere man, claim to God.” John10:32-33
Power Unto You
Living the Christian life is not easy. In fact it is the hardest thing you will ever do (Luke 9:23).
When a person confesses Jesus Christ as their Savior (Romans 10: 9-10) they will experience the life changing transformation of the Holy Spirit (Titus 3: 3-8; John 14:16; 1 Corinthians 6: 19-20) Then they begin a life long process by God to conform them into the image of Jesus Christ.
God has predestined (or determined beforehand) that those who believe in Jesus Christ will be adopted into His family and conformed to His Son (Romans 8:28-29; Philippians 1:6). But even though our sins are forgiven, we still struggle with sin (Romans 7: 15-19; Hebrews 12: 4).
As believers in Jesus Christ, we need to encourage each other to throw off everything that entangles us and run the race marked out for us with perseverance (Hebrews 12:1-3) and to rely on the power of the Holy Spirit (examples in Acts 1:8; 3:12; 4:7; 4:33; 6:8; 8:10; 8:19) to give us victory in this life (John 10:10).
The purpose of this song is to encourage you (1 Thessalonians 5:11) and remind you that if you know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, He has big plans for you (Jeremiah 29:11; Romans 12:4-8) and desires you to seek Him with all your heart (Psalm 119:2; Jeremiah 29:13). You can trust Him and rely on His Power in you to overcome any form of depression (Psalm 42:5; 2 Corinthians 7:6) or temptation (1 Corinthians 10:13). You can also stand confidently before people who do not know Who Jesus Christ is with quiet confidence (Ephesians 3:12) and tell them God’s Truth (2 Timothy 4:2) without doubt or feeling guilty of intolerance (Acts 4:13; Philippians 1:14; Psalm 27:3).
Be encouraged and do not doubt! The reason why people cannot see the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ is because they do not have the Spirit of God living in them to discern spiritual truth (1 Corinthians 1:18-19; 2:14). Thank Him for revealing Himself to you and give Him your talents, your life and your all (Colossians 3:17)!
As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God and they will be My people. Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you. I will be a Father to you and you will be my sons and daughters says the Lord Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6: 16b-18
Power unto you so that you may overcome (John 16:33; 1 John 5:4) the plans of the evil one (Romans 12:21; 1 John 2:12-14)
Verse 1 (God speaking to us)
I know your deeds (Revelation 2:2-3) You work hard for Me yet they reject you (like in 1 Samuel 8:7) Remember Who my child (1 Peter 2:4) They’ll never love you if you follow Me (Matthew10:22) These flesh and blood (1 Corinthians 15:50; Ephesians 6:12) They walk in darkness, blind and lost (John 3:19; Acts 26:17-18) Demonic strongholds thrown down (2 Corinthians 10:4). They coil in fear at the sight of the Cross!
Verse 2 (Us speaking to God)
We welcome You Paracletos (John 16:7-8) Alla lempsesthe dunamos (You will receive power-Acts 1:8) Oh rushing Wind (John 3:8; Acts 2:1-2) sweep through this place (John 16:8) All nations bow and hide their face (Revelation 15:4) We wait in breathless wonder (Acts 3:10) to see Your hand move the hearts of men (John 6:44) Your chosen ones stand waiting to see Your Glory fall again (like in Exodus 24:15-17; 40:34-3 5; Leviticus 9:23-24; 1Kings 8:10-11; 2 Chronicles 7:1-3)