The gift of leading worship is the special ability that God gives to certain members of the Body of Christ to accurately discern the heart of God for a particular public worship service, to draw others into an intimate experience of God during the worship time and to allow the Holy Spirit to change directions and emphasis as the service progresses.
It is important that each and everyone in the worship team is a worshipper in his/her daily life. While technical skill is important but we need to know the presence of God especially how to flow with the Holy Spirit.
The worship leader needs the anointing to lead, while worship leading is not listed as a gift in the different passages. It is the unction to function in the role of leading worship for the service or cell group meeting.
1 John 2:27 But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you……..you will abide in Him.
The anointing is the person of the Holy Spirit that comes upon us to give us the unction to function.
The worship service is not a performance by the worship team, it is not a sing along but an intentional journey to meet the King of kings.
2 Chronicles 5:13-14 indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying: “For He is good, For His mercy endures forever,” that the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud,…. for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.
The presence of God was either represented by a pillar of cloud or fire in the Old Testament. In this case, the glory of God that was represented by a cloud which filled the temple as the Levites began to worship Him in one accord. The priests could not continue to minister since the presence of God was so strong. We are promised the presence of God when we draw near to Him. If the presence of God was so strong in the Old Testament then the presence of God will be much stronger in the New Testament church that’s washed by the blood of Jesus Christ.
The role of the worship leader is to bring all of us to meet the King of kings because He has given us the privilege of having an audience with Him. There is only one audience and the focus should be on God throughout the service.
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历代志下 5: 13-14 吹号的、歌唱的都一齐发声，声合为一，赞美感谢耶和华。吹号、敲钹，用各种乐器，扬声赞美耶和华说：耶和华本为善，他的慈爱永远长存！那时，耶和华的殿有云充满， 甚至祭司不能站立供职，因为耶和华的荣光充满了神的殿。
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