Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The Harp & Bowl (Revelation 5:8)

And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.

The Harp & Bowl (Revelation 5:8)

Finally ... this is my first post.

After obeying the Holy Spirit to start up TPWC Blog I was just sitting on it and pondering what to write. And it was certainly not a coincident when I attended The AG Worship Conference last week that I met Rev. Alfred Yeo, senior pastor of Zion Full Gospel Church. He asked me about TPWC and it blew my mind to learnt that he still kept the newsletters. Wow! It was like the Holy Spirit quickening my spirit ... "there you see it's about time you get going."

So here it is "The Harp & Bowl Ministries" is now revised and the logo shows a man kneeling down holding a harp & a bowl of incense (Revelation 5:8). The harp representing worship and the bowl signifying intercession. The ministry was born after I attended the Kent Henry Ministries Worship Conference in 1991 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Beyond the powerful worship and teaching, I saw a people of fire, zeal and passion for the Lord.
My cry to God was, "Lord is this for us?" The answers were spontaneous and obvious; many of us are much blessed with the reality of Biblical corporate worship of free praise, spontaneous songs, dancing and prophetic flow. But there is a lack in the aspect of being a lifestyle worshipper. In fact Dr. Lamar Boschman (Founder of International Worship Institute) the key speaker in the recent AG Worship Conference said that the ministry of praise and worship today has changed so much. In the past there were no such things as worship artists, worship videos and gospel music were the least recognised in the music industry. But today you can find Hillsong & Hosanna Music beyond the Christian book store.

I was so glad that the Dr. Lamar Boschman challenged us to get back to the root of worship ministry. It's all about the heart of worship. I liked what he said, "Worship is in the heart and not in the art" Yes it must comes from our heart. Not in the nice song, good feel or lyric, not in the instrument or the sound system, more so not in the worship artist or the great worship band.

So the objective of this blog is to create a platform for you to share about being a lifestyle worshipper. To respond to the Father's heart and desire to seek worshippers who will worship Him in spirit and in truth. (John 4: 23-24)

Please share and forward TPWC Blog to worshippers. I welcome you to submit your articles or experiences and I will post it on this platform to share with readers of TPWC.
God Bless