Taken from “The Spirit, Soul & Body of Worship” by Joel Balin
“God is intent on getting the message out about the power of “war-ship” (worship). I was watching the news one night and with a “slip of the tongue” a CNN commentator announced to the world God’s strategy for war. Reporting from Washington D.C. on September 21, 2001, the reporter said that along with B-52 bombers,
“We are sending F-16 fighter planes, which travel at supersonic speeds and carry ‘air to air’ and ‘air to ground’ attack musicians.”
She quickly corrected her statement to say, “munitions.”
However, the message couldn’t be clearer. The same weapon…..defeated the enemies of Judah (2nd Chronicles 20:21,22).
When we sing and play God’s praises, it goes into the air to move heaven and out into the earth to move people to win the
battle for God’s purposes.”
2nd Chronicles 20:20-22
20 And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the Lord your God, so shall you be established; believe His prophets, so shall you prosper.
21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the Lord, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the Lord; for His mercy endures for ever.
22 And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.