August 11, 2008

The Sound of the Trumpet

The trumpeters and singers joined in unison, as with one voice, to give praise and thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, they raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang: "He is good; his love endures forever." Then the temple of the LORD was filled with a cloud, and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the temple of God. 2 Chronicles 5:13-14

Yesterday I began playing my trumpet with the praise band at one of our churches, Cristo Viviente. At the beginning of the service we had a wonderful time of praise and worship. Special music was also played by two men on the Paraguayan harp and guitar. It was beautiful.

We had a guest pastor that night. After the special music, he asked me to get up and play something on the trumpet kind of like an army charge call. I played it once with some timidity. He then asked me to play it again and asked the congregation to stand and shout. As I played and the people shouted, I felt the boldness of the Holy Spirit well up in me. I began playing louder and stronger as the people continued to shout and praise the Lord. The power of the Holy Spirit fell as many started crying and running up to the front to be prayed for. It was an amazing thing to watch and be a part of. Our pastor's son, Diego joined me on the keyboard and we continued to play as the Glory of God surrounded us. As people were prayed for I could tell that they were being healed and set free from spiritual bondage.

After a long time, the guest pastor brought a message to the congregation of forgiveness and reconciliation. In the end many more people came to the front to confess their unforgiveness.

Please pray that this movement of the Holy Spirit will continue in Cristo Viviente, and that it will spill over into the neighborhood surrounding the church!

1 comment:

  1. I just wanted to remind you of what you told me about people being healed during the worship music even when no one is praying specifically for them. I'm grateful that God is already using you in so many capacities and that you are finding a boldness in worship!