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Warriorship through a Powerful Melody
By Global Outreach - January 25, 2016

To me, worship has been an instantaneous response to the revelation of God’s goodness, might, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love, among many other things, but I’ve never experienced the kind of worship that has the potential to break off what is not, and birth what IS…in Christ

As a worship leader, it has always been my delight to worship God with an acoustic guitar and a cajon. The simplicity of this acoustic set up has been the way that I’ve experienced intimate peaceful times of worship with the Lord, but during our first missions trip to one of the villages in Oaxaca with our students from IMPACTO Escuela de Ministerio y Transformación (the School of Ministry from Rock Church San Diego in Oaxaca, México), I experienced something intimate, but far from the mellow and peaceful worship that I had come to know. It was powerful. It carried authority. It moved me and the students into a place of warriorship. 

"We were warriors and we were releasing the God-given destiny for this village, for our lives, and for the World. Our melody became a declaration."

The night was set up to be a night of prayer and worship, and with just a few hours before the launch of the first ever Evangelistic Festival in our village, it meant that we had to get filled up with the Holy Spirit before heading to the front lines. The crowd of fifty began worshipping the Lord and He made Himself known as soon as the first guitar strum was played. He was setting us up to meet Him in a new way.

After playing the first and second set with times of directed prayer by some of the local (but few) pastors from the region, it was time to finish the night with the last set. What happened next was far beyond what I was expecting. A week before this prayer event, the Lord placed in my hear to translate the song “Our Father” from Bethel Music into Spanish, and use it specifically for this prayer event, and so by faith I did that. So I waited until that Friday night to play it for the first time in a worship set, and as we began signing it, I felt a shift take place. I can’t really explain it, but it felt like entering into a new room, one with an evident warmth and reverence. 

We began signing the song…

“Padre Nuestro, en el cielo (Our Father in Heaven)

tu nombre Santo es (Hallowed be Your name)

Que tu Reino, venga pronto (Your Kingdom come quickly)

Y tu voluntad también…” (Your will be done the same)

Then we moved into the chorus…

“Aqui como en el cielo (On Earth as it is in Heaven)

Que el cielo venga (Let Heaven come to)

Aqui como en el cielo (Earth as it is in Heaven)

Que el cielo venga aqui…”(Let Heaven come)

“El Cielo aquí, El Cielo aquí (Let Heaven come, let Heaven come)

Then we hit the bridge…

Tuyo es el Reino, Tuyo es el Poder (Yours is the Kingdom, Yours is the power)

Tuya es la Gloria, por siempre Amen (Yours is the glory forever, amen)

Tuyo es el Reino, Tuyo es el Poder (Yours is the Kingdom, Yours is the power)

Tuya es la Gloria, por siempre Amen…” (Yours is the glory forever amen)

These words broke something within me. Even though I’ve sung this song before, it made sense for the first time (both in theory and in the present moment). We were warriors and we were releasing the God-given destiny for this village, for our lives, and for the World. Our melody became a declaration. And our voices shifted from sounding like a choir to sounding like warriors fighting. Through passing thoughts, it felt like we were breaking off strongholds, lies, and generational curses by simply singing “Yours is the Kingdom, Yours is the power, Yours is the glory forever, Amen.

His Kingdom has truly come, and He has the power to reach the most unreached forever and ever. Amen. 

For more information about what God is doing in Oaxaca, click here »