In Tunes #3

Posted: February 4, 2015 in In Tune...

images-1The following weekend, i was able to meet with a man that God put in my life. As we were talking, he asked me how my prayer life was, i said good and explained how, when and where it existed. i was really working on a constant prayer with God throughout the day. He asked me how my praise life was. i sorta giggled and said i’m working on it. He asked me to explain, so i told him what is written above. He paused, we prayed and he looked at me with a little smirk on his face, then he asked me if i had a Heavenly Language, i didn’t think twice about it and said yes. He then said good, instead of singing in your earthly tongue, sing in your Heavenly Tongue! To ANYONE THAT HEARS LET THEM HEAR!!!!! The next Sunday at church, during the worship service, i was singing (not loud, but signing) and i was knocked back in my seat and the Lord told me to start praying. Okay, hold on here….me of all people…… has now heard GOD talk to little me three times within the course of a month. I didn’t know what to pray, i didn’t know what i was supposed to do. This was my time to focus on the screen and try to stay in rhythm. i opened my mouth and out came the SPIRIT!!!! i was signing and praying in my HEAVENLY language as the rest of the church was singing.

So was i in tune? Don’t know, all i know is that three times in that service i was smacked back in my chair to pray and worship God tumblr_n7mbxmU0bo1t10b27o1_500even though the service was going on. All i can remember is when the pastor gave the call for people to follow Christ and pray a simple prayer with the rest of the congregation, GOD counted out loud to me TWELVE NAMES that day!! i HEARD the angels signing!

After that day, let me tell you something…..i will SING PRAISES to my LORD because he is the LAMB that was SLAIN for ME!!!  Listening to music that GLORIFIES the NAME has changed my life with Christ, i now have a one on one relationship with Him, it has helped me be a better husband, father and even a better boss at work.

images-2When you hear glory given to the Father throughout the course of the day, your spirit and life will be changed! Does it matter if you’re in musical tune or just in tune with HIM? So all i can say, is that i hope you learn from a guy that can’t sing in tune, but from a guy that can be in tune with HIM. It’s simple, there is power in words and in music that PRAISES HIS HOLY NAME!

Mine eyes have seen the glory
of the coming of the lord,
He is trampling out the vintage
where the grapes of wrath are stored,
He hath loosed his fateful lightning
of His terrible swift sword,
His truth is marching on

Glory! Glory ! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah
Glory! Glory ! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on

– Julia Ward Howe wrote the lyrics to “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” after visiting a Union Army Camp on the Potomac River near Washington D.C. in December of 1861. Her ancestors were famous during The American Revolutionary War.

– While visiting the army camp, she heard a favorite marching song of the Union Army. The song was set to the melody from the parody song “John Brown’s Body.” The John Brown in the song referred to a Scottish Sergeant in the 12th Massachusetts Regiment, not John Brown the famous abolitionist.

– The song’s melody was made famous before the Civil War by a South Carolinian choirmaster and organist named William Steffe. He is believed to have written the melody in 1856. The song was originally titled “Say Brothers Will You Meet Us.”

– Reverend James Freeman Clark challenged Julia Ward Howe into writing a poem with a more powerful message for the marching song.

– That same night Julia Ward Howe dreamed the first line and awoke with it on her mind in the middle of the night. She wrote the entire poem by candle light before dawn. She forced herself up from her sleep because she was fearful that if she did not immediately write the poem she would forget it.

– The Atlantic Monthly paid her five dollars for the poem and published it in 1862, James T. Field of The Atlantic Monthly named the poem “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

– The chaplain of the 122nd Ohio Regiment taught it to Union soldiers everywhere.

– It is said that President Abraham Lincoln was so moved by the song, he wept when he heard it.

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