23 May 2014 by Natasha Kim CM-
Rev Samuel Lye, founder of Soaring Eagle Global Ministries (SEGM), has a strong prophetic anointing and word of knowledge in his ministry that seeks to support the Kingdom's evangelism works for Christ.
He received the call of God to blow the trumpet to prepare the body of Christ at the early age of 12. To date, he has reached out to many people of all ages through his ministry teachings, and many have been blessed.
Recently, Rev Samuel spoke at SEGM Revival Centre located at Sunwaymas Commercial Centre on the 10th of May 2014, on the topic of the essence of worship.
SEGM will continually conduct seminars for those who wish to better learn the Word and the true meaning of Christianity.
“You must praise God in all circumstances. In good times and in bad times, praise the Lord. Praise may be emphasized on feeling, but praise must be focused on Christ Jesus. When you focus on Him, then He will give us the power in praise” shared Samuel.
When it comes to worship, it is important to build the right attitude internally, in terms of one’s heart. One must be able to understand the priorities of a worshipper in a Christian life.
Through his in depth study of the Bible, Samuel’s aim is to help people be all they can be through their walk with Christ.
Praise and worship seems simple enough; members of the congregation gathering together in unity and singing songs while pouring their heart out to the Lord.
However, is it easier said than done. Without coming to the Lord in a proper state, one might find that there are times they will face barriers and unable to experience the fullness of the Holy Spirit upon their lives.
Hence, it is important to worship the Lord without the baggage of the world dwelling in our minds. Do you know the true meaning of your praise and the attitudes of worship that pleases God?
Samuel summarized praise in the points below as followed:-
P – Put God above fear and strive
R – Rise up to stand in His promises
A – Abase to Humble
I – Inspired by the Holy Spirit
S – Submit under the authority
E – Enter into a state of rest to reap the blessings
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
First of all, when coming to God in praise, know that God openly accepts your coming to Him no matter what your circumstances in life are. God does not limit us, like Jesus who never limited the women who sinned to come to Him. (Luke 7: 36-37)
True worship comes when one worships freely without traditional bonds and offers themselves in repentance.
Rid yourself off the chains and burdens of your life that bind you and allow yourself to freely and lightheartedly soak in His presence because worship connects you with the Lord in an intimate way like no other.
And when you come to the Lord with a simple and genuine heart (like the heart of a child) in an individual fellowship with your Heavenly Father, you will have your prayers answered.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. (Matthew 5:8)
"I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve." (Jeremiah 17:10)
Going after God’s Heart (Life of David)
20 All this took about 450 years.
“After this, God gave them judges until the time of Samuel the prophet. 21 Then the people asked for a king, and he gave them Saul son of Kish, of the tribe of Benjamin, who ruled forty years. 22 After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’ 23 “From this man’s descendants God has brought to Israel the Savior Jesus, as he promised. (Acts 13:20-23)
The scripture according to Acts as shown above, speaks of David who was loved by God.
“When we think of David, we think: shepherd, poet, giant killer, successful king, ancestor of Jesus. In short, a great man of God in the spiritual and natural.
But on the other side: betrayer, liar, adulterer, murderer.
"The first gives the qualities we all might like to have and the second, qualities that might be true of anyone of us,” shared Samuel.
Everyone can learn a thing or two from David’s life – a man who went after God’s heart. It is important to first of all know that God’s ways are not our ways and therefore place we need to place His ideas first according to His Word before man’s ideas. David had an inward Godly quality through this knowledge.
David also based his living on the Word, which we should follow. When coming to God, it is important to be true in your repentance and have personal obedience in holiness and prayerfulness. As Christians, we have the ability to make an impact on other people’s lives through the example of our own lives!
Samuel shared that David also had a heart of worship and a high enthusiasm for God’s works, where he humbly changed from lust (selfishness) to love (sharing and openness).
“David was willing to pay the price for worship. He chose to pay for the land with his own money to build the house of God,” shared Samuel.
Most importantly, David had faith in God!
“He chose to stand in righteousness than compromise with the world, and was made strong out of his weaknesses,” he said. David was willing to learn from his consequences and go through persecutions and trials because of his faith in God.
For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. 7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. (2 Corinthians 4:6-7)