I can hear the rhythm
Of the Lion of the tribe of Judah
He's doing a new thing
So we're singing a new song
He's not a baby in a manger anymore
He's not a broken man on a cross
He didn't stay in the grave
And He's not staying in heaven forever!
Can you hear it?
Are your ears open?
The natural rhythm of life ... wake, sleep, live, die, eat, drink, work, play, laugh, cry ... it fills every moment of our existence. Its so much part of our very being that we don't even think about it.
The rhythm of the Lion of of the tribe Judah ... now that's something else.
Do you hear it? Can you feel it? Are you attuned to the sound of Gods rhythm?
People walking around
With their fingers in the their ears
Singing, "Da da da da da."
"I don't want to hear the sound of the coming King."
The rhythm of the Word, that same voice that spoke our world into creation speaks to you and I. It is not the voice of our making. It says things that comfort us, and it says things that we do not want to hear. And the Word moves with the beat of a heart once broken, and it calls to us to say, will you dance? Will you move with me? Will you go where I go? Will you forsake your agenda for mine?
Once again I'm going to shake
Everything that can be shaken
Once again I'm going to break
Everything that can be broken
This is not a strange theology. This is only the story of the Word.
As we listen to God, as a community and as individuals, His desire is that we hear His rhythm and move with him. Like David who danced before the Lord we may need to take of all our encumbrances, even such that it shocks those around us.
But ... when we move with Him, so he rejoices. He desires to exult over us, to sing over us with Joy.
Are you ready?
Are you ready for this?
This is not a game.
The Lion of the Tribe of Judah: Revelation 5:5
Shaken: Hebrews 12:26-29
Exult: Zephaniah 3:17
The song: Misty Edwards -- see http://tinyurl.com/aepl55b (quick listen from 3:25 in the video)