The LORD your God is in your midst, the Mighty One who saves, He will exult over you with joy, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
Your inheritance is all wrapped up in a song. The Song of Songs. The song that I sing over you and the song you sing back to Me. It is the song that leads you to your inheritance.
And He brought forth His people with joy, His chosen ones with a joyful song (a ringing joyful shout). Psalm 105:43.
I led My people out of slavery to the promised land with joyful songs. And the word translated as joyful songs in Hebrew is rinnah (רִנָּה), which means a joyful ringing shout. A song of shout ringing with joy. I will come to get you with a shout!
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 1 Thessalonians 4:16.
You must know the song for you enter the heavenly Zion singing, joyfully shouting.
And the ransomed of the LORD will return and come with joyful shouting song (rinnah) to Zion, with everlasting joy upon their heads. They will reach out and take gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing will flee away. Isaiah 35:10.
It is when your song becomes totally in harmony with Me, the final song of your life on earth that opens to you the gates of Heaven. It is when you become one who worships in Spirit and truth whom I am seeking as My own.
Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth. Serve (worship) the LORD with gladness; come before Him with joyful singing (rinnah). Psalm 100:1-2.
In Hebrew, the word that means “serve (avad (עָבַד))” you will see translated both as “serve” and “worship.” The other Hebrew word translated as “worship” is shachah (שָׁחָה), which means to bow down.
Come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand. Psalm 95:6-7.
When Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah heard My answer to their prayer for help against the advancing enemy, they threw themselves face down on the ground, so overwhelmed with joy and thanksgiving for the promised salvation they could not keep on their feet. They were heavy with honor and joy that they could not contain and remain upright. And they all started singing in a loud voice that held a shout of victory in it. And the valley of trouble turned into a valley of blessing.
Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell down before the LORD, worshiping the LORD. 19 The Levites, from the sons of the Kohathites and of the sons of the Korahites, stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel, with a very loud voice. 2 Chronicles 20: 18-19.
I come and dwell on your praises. Happy the people that know the joyful shout, they stay in My presence.
O come, let us sing for joy to the LORD, let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. Psalm 95:1-2.
I surround you with songs of deliverance. Jehoshaphat and My people joined in. They marched forward to face the enemy singing and shouting songs of praise and thanksgiving.
When he had consulted with the people, Jehoshaphat appointed those who sang to the LORD and those who praised Him in holy attire, as they went out before the army and said, “Give thanks to the LORD, for His lovingkindness is everlasting.” When they began singing and praising, the Lord set ambushes against the sons of Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; so they were routed. For the sons of Ammon and Moab rose up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir destroying them completely; and when they had finished with the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another. 2 Chronicles 20:21-23.
But there was much more blessing. Songs of worship bring you to your inheritance, remember, the wealth of the wicked is stored up for the just.
When Judah came to the lookout of the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude, and behold, they were corpses lying on the ground, and no one had escaped. When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take their spoil, they found much among them, including goods, garments and valuable things which they took for themselves, more than they could carry. And they were three days taking the spoil because there was so much. 2 Chronicles 20:24-25.
The valley of trouble had become a door of hope to the inherited blessing.
In prison in Philippi, chained in the innermost and darkest cell, Paul and Silas joined with Me in singing songs of deliverance so loudly that all in that prison could hear them and it led them to their inheritance of the freedom of My children, the children of God. Jesus came to set the captives free and He does it the same way He led My people out of Egypt: And He brought forth His people with joy, His chosen ones with a joyful song (a ringing joyful shout). Psalm 105:43.
So how did this work for Paul and Silas?
But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them; and suddenly there came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were unfastened. Acts 16:25-26.
What do I tell you to do when you are in a valley of trouble to turn it into a door of hope? Sing there as you did in your youth, like My people did on the day I brought them out of Egypt. Hosea 2:15.
Do you remember what My people did the day I rescued them from the Egyptians at the Red Sea? They got out the tambourines and sang a song of joy! And what did they sing? “The LORD is my strength and song, and He has become my Salvation!” Exodus 15:2.
It is the song of Salvation. I AM your strength and your song. Your inheritance, your life with Me, is all wrapped up in a song. A symphony of harmony woven through your life to make a tapestry of joy. Your prayer shawl, your garment of praise. Isaiah 61:3. The garments of Salvation are the garments of praise.
I will rejoice greatly in the LORD, my soul will exult in my God; for He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, and as a garden causes the things sown in it to spring up, so the Lord LORD will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations. Isaiah 61:10-11.
What do I tell you to do when you are sitting in the darkness and fear and depression are trying to attack you and steal your joy? Wake the dawn with your song.
My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises! Awake, my glory! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. I will give thanks to You, O LORD, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations. Psalm 57:7-9; Psalm 108:1-2.
What do I tell you to do when you are in what seems like a muddy pit? Put a new song in your mouth and I will pull you out and put you up on a height.
I waited patiently for the LORD; and He inclined to me and heard my cry. He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Psalm 40:1-3.
Rinnah. Songs of the joyful shout. David knew how to worship in song to unlock the most difficult doors to open, since he was a youth watching his father’s flock in the fields of Bethlehem. I call it the “key of David” and now My Son has that key.
He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this: I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My Name. Revelation 3:7-8.
I tell you of two prophetic songs that Moses wrote while on earth, one when I delivered him and My people out of slavery and parted and closed the sea. It was a song of celebration, festivity, and dancing, a song about My wonder working power and My love that brought them out and about the land I was bringing them to where I would plant them on the mountain of My inheritance. Exodus 15:1-19. And you will note it was a song that was not only about Me but was sung to Me.
The next song was just before he died. He knew he was departing and I told him to write down a song and teach it to the Israelites whom he had led out of Egypt. This song was to remind them to return to Me after they went astray to serve other gods and were taken captive by their enemies. It was a song of My love for them and their rejection of Me when they had the prosperity that I had given them. But I would always be there when they would return.
The Israelites started their journey by exalting and singing to Me as My own special treasure. But on the journey they grumbled, found fault, complained, and no longer sang to Me or even celebrated the Passover. They stopped singing to Me and their lives became unfruitful and filled with division and strife, fears and regrets. They stopped rejoicing with Me. They stopped connecting with Me. And without the connection I have no authority to give you protection.
It all comes down to the joy of our songs together and that is worship. Until your heart sings to Me you are not ready to come to the Kingdom.
Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to yourself and one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father. Ephesians 5:15-20.
You only get filled with the Spirit in singing with joy. In dark caves David sang praise and he taught four hundred outlaws who were in distress and debt to do the same with him, and he changed outlaws to his mighty men who went on to rule and reign with him when he became king of all Israel. And David never stopped singing, and he joined 288 Levites trained in song with him to worship and sing praise before My presence in the Ark of the Covenant day and night. He understood from first hand experience the power of the song to take your inheritance. But not just any song. A Spirit-sent song from Heaven. I send you songs in the night to show you things and to call you to Me. Listen for them in the early quiet hours before dawn and watch them bring the light.
I love you. Until My Words become your songs in your earthly pilgrimage to the heavenly Zion, you are not ready to enter the Kingdom of heaven. Your inheritance is wrapped up in a song. Before he died Jacob sang a song over each of his sons. Judah’s was the song of the Messiah and Joseph’s was the song of the blessing.