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3 Tips about how to flow with your minstrels
Praise Dance Lesson
And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. (Jude 1:23)
I want to focus on the last portion of this verse. Back in the day, the Children of Israel were not allowed to mix fabric in their garments. God wanted them to constantly be reminded that He did not want them to be brought into contact by anything that will pollute them. God hates and will always hate sin that contaminates our lives. God also required them to perform other actions as well such as keeping days and feasts; dietary laws and all of the other laws. Why did God do this?
God is a God of demonstration and power. God likes to teach us and help us remember His Word by using all kinds of demonstration. He does this to keep His word in our faces.
As Dance Ministers we have the important task of helping to keep God’s Word in the face of the people. How? Because we are demonstrators of His Word. We remind people of God’s Word when we minister. We also comfort them and encourage them with it. This is the responsibility of every believer. Beloved, dance and minister the Word! Allow God to powerfully use you as His demonstration in the earth for the up-building of His people and as a witness to pull those out of the danger of hell fire with the message of Jesus Christ.
Conducting a praise dance rehearsal takes effort and wisdom. In this post I am going to give practical advice first for the new ministry, and then in Part 2 I will give advice for the already existing, but struggling dance ministry.
As a new ministry, what you as a leader establishes on the first day will be the spirit, expectation and demonstration of all ministry leaders/members/parents of how the ministry will function every time you meet. For instance, if you begin in chaos and confusion, then your rehearsals may continue this way at every meeting. God will not be glorified, but the flesh will be exalted every time.
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)
God’s great plan of salvation works! In all that we do our responsibility is to preach Jesus (Matt. 28:19; 1Tim. 4:16; Jude 1:23). Before Jesus was preached to us we used to be of the world, now we are not (Jn. 15:19). Now we are in the earth to represent Him (Col. 2:6; 2Cor. 5:20; 1Cor 10:31; Phil 1:11) and to work together with Him (John 15:4-6). In working together with Him we have the confidence in knowing that our ministry/labor of love is being used to so that others can believe and be encouraged to live by the faith of the Son of God who loved us and gave Himself for us (Gal.2:20).
Our dance/service means nothing if we don’t preach Jesus.
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Peace and blessings Dance Ministers!
E.E.P Be Encouraged, Empowered and Positioned for God to use you mightily!
Our dance has the power to heal broken, sad, discouraged and hopeless hearts. Our dance has the power to also heal people physically, not the dance itself, but the power of God working through us as we dance.
Will God work through just anybody? No. Be Encouraged, Empowered and Positioned for God to use you mightily!
“Paul gave a description of the kind of person that God will manifest such a work in. He said if there is any sick among you; let him call for the Elders and let them anoint with oil (Jam. 5:14) because their prayers are the conduit for healing. Elders have a certain posture that meets God’s standards for use in a particular way for a particular miracle…”
We have to be positioned – Be spiritual
“…being positioned spiritually to be used by God particularly is His order and standard. Paul testifies to this by teaching the Church to never appoint a new convert to positions of leadership (1Tim. 3:6).”
“New converts, babes and the carnal must be careful of taking on spiritual tasks they are not spiritually ready for. Why? Because of the danger of it all going to their head, which seats them in their flesh. New converts, babes and even the carnal are more susceptible to the condemnation of the devil (1Tim. 3:6) For this reason the Bible teaches us that God does not simply use anybody for certain spiritual tasks (Gal. 6:1).”
“God can use who He wants and He can do what He wants, but it must be within confines of Scripture. He is not a liar (Num. 23:19).Saints position yourselves in the Spirit so that God can use you mightily to bring healing by His Spirit through your dance.”
*all quotations are excerpts from the Dance Ministry handbook “The Purpose Of It All”