Worship – the Door of Kings
August 16, 2009
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Worship – The Door of Kings
(Meeting David and Rita)
Worship – In 1975 a guy named David Kitely came to our church and taught us how to sing over chord progressions and released the congregation and the musicians into a free flowing, extemporaneous worship that revolutionized the services. Prior to that praise felt like pumping water up hill. After learning how to flow, the praise easily moved into worship that felt like a personal communion with Jesus. We soared like eagles, released prophetical songs and instrumentals. I was particularly fond of great brothers and sisters that worshiped through their clarinet, violin, or trumpet. Between the worship, the prophetic songs, and the instruments, the church went to a whole new level in terms of experiencing the presence of God. Something happened in the spirit that caused our hearts to be released with joy into the presence of God. It was liberating, exciting, emotional, and holy at the same time.
Note: It’s worth pointing out that our 1975 revelation of how to worship was so amazing that we developed a theology to go with it. We thought the presence of God was so real and powerful that the whole community would eventually be drawn into it. We actually did grow the church… however, instead of releasing Kings, we gave them seat assignments in the only mountain we could see at the time – the local church. Of course it eventually blew up and we all wondered why something so wonderful could end so awkwardly… probably God?
Releasing Kings – Worship is a natural ingredient in our discipleship process where we learn to release our hearts into a new freedom with Jesus. The Holy Spirit woos us week after week until we surrender to the thrill of soaring like eagles in worship; lost in the wonder of his majesty and no longer concerned with what others may think. It’s an hour a week of learning to hear the voice of the Father and catching a ride on the wind of the Holy Spirit. There are times so rich that everyone present can prophesy because everyone can hear what God is saying so clearly.
Experiencing your release as a king is another expression of that kind of worship. It feel like a jailbreak from an obedient servant to a friend that walks in the desires of his or her own heart with a clear knowledge of what the Father is doing. It’s a step into personal freedom that causes us to soar and reminds us so much of worship. And, it leads right into the presence and favor of God. We used to labor and pump and strive; and now something has changed and our “yoke” feels easy and our “burden” feels light. Networks come together, doors open, finances flow, and the creativity feels like an adventure.
Connecting the dots – God connected something for me. When we do conferences on Releasing Kings there is an amazing impact in people as they begin to awaken dreams and touch the desires of their heart that God planted in them. It’s one part inner healing mixed with one part joyful jailbreak with a pinch of adventure thrown in for excitement. Worship is a natural bridge God builds into our hearts to release us as Kings in the Kingdom. We don’t normally connect starting a business with worship… unless it’s your business and it makes your heart sing and you realize it really is worship! Learning to set your heart free is a key ingredient to inherit Jesus’ promise of abundant life (Jn 10:10). Worship is a great training ground for your heart.
Finding your calling in the marketplace will cause your spirit to leap. Or, reversing the sequence, when we learn to set our hearts free we will find our calling in the marketplace.
I met David and Rita Baroni last week (read their interview on the link). It was one of those connections that feels like you’ve found a long, lost friend. They have spent their lives in music and worship, and they carry that same ability to transform congregational worship and musicians, to set people free to soar in worship; released in the presence of God. Many worship services consist of songs with little participation from the congregation. David’s music and his knowledge of free-form worship and the prophetic create a special place for people to “enter in” and release their hearts. You can hear some of their music on You Tube and learn more on the interview page. I’m committed to having a future conference with them to implement this dynamic… releasing hearts in worship and in the marketplace. David and Rita carry an anointing to do that. They are carrying on what King David started; a path to life filled with abundance, joy and pleasure.
You will make known to me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
In Your right hand there are pleasures forever. Ps 16:11 NASU
Finding our role in the marketplace to minister is a song that is playing in our hearts. I think it’s dance music! There is a new sound in the camp that is causing a generation to arise.
John and Sue
PS: I want to recommend some follow-up reading.
Who is God by Harold Eberle provides the best explanation of the open view of God. It’s must reading that connects our perception of God with everyday life.
Releasing Kings for Ministry in the Marketplace takes that foundation into marketplace ministry and the entrepreneurial nature of Kings. Fruit in the marketplace naturally springs out of sound doctrine.
Desire to Destiny – Takes the foundation and marketplace ministry and puts them in the context of seven practical keys or stages of growth you can apply in your own life.
You’re invited into the vision to release Kings; communicate the message, make the money, and do the mission.
1.The Message – Our first goal is to get the Releasing Kings message into the hands of the messengers that will carry it… do it, preach it, teach it, example it.
2.The Money – The second goal is to help Kings break out of poverty by networking them with practical opportunities to prosper. We want to introduce them to the right people, the right opportunity, and the right financial approach.
3.The Mission – Network Kings with opportunities to mix business and missions. Accomplish the great commission through the marketplace.
You can get your copy of Releasing Kings for Ministry in the Marketplace or Desire to Destiny at