In the early days of the Jesus movement revival, large numbers of young people were swept into the Kingdom by Holy Spirit. Many were sin sick and were miraculously delivered from various addictions and set free into a loving relationship with the Lord Jesus. The Spirit birthed a new worship expression of praise choruses. These where often scriptures put to song, but there was a distinct submission centered upon Jesus. The Holy Spirit was released and worship poured forth spontaneously. The lyrics were simply prayer songs of worship and praise. “And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins.” (Luke 5:37-38)
This was the work of the Holy Spirit. As Paul said, “And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” (Romans 5:5) Scripture explains the grace of God, “But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior…” (Titus 3:4-6)
I hear some of this emerging today, personal, intimate, simple, hearts pouring out worship in Spirit and truth. God finds that which He seeks and if necessary causes the stones to cry out in praise. (Luke 19:40) When you are able, close your eyes and enter your innermost being, where the Spirit dwells and you have fellowship with the lover of your soul. God is there, as He promised. You come only to love and be loved, to drink living water from the spring of life. (John 4:14; 7:38) Wait on the Lord, listen and receive with faith through the Spirit.