Rumbles and Songs
I was sharing the Secrets of Kingdom Prayer at a conference recently. Just as soon as I explained how religious Jews pray one hundred blessings each day, including one for hearing the sound of thunder, a thunderclap shook the building. Suddenly, smiles, laughter, and clapping erupted across the room. Together, we thanked God for thunder, which is a rumbling expression of His power and might.
The biblical word for thunder can provide us with sacred insight. If we re-arrange the Hebrew letters in the word for thunder (regesh), we are able to spell two additional words which enrich our grasp of the God of Thunder. The first word is head. The second word is song.
First, He is the Head over the Messiah, who is the Head over believers (1 Corinthians 11:3). Next, He rejoices over His people with song. “The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing” (Zephaniah 3:17).
This verse in Zephaniah is a wonderfully bold representation of the Almighty. He is the Warrior which rends rocks in pieces and causes hills to melt away. Yet, His heart offers the deepest love we can know. While no one can stand in His fury, all can dance in His songs. He sings joyfully over all who find their joy in Him.
Published January 24, 2017