Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Unleash the Whirlwind

When we have a firm grasp on Biblical content, the Lord will be able to speak to us in a way beyond human comprehension. Although we may not all be "scripture scholars," the more we study the Word, the more we will be familiar with the voice of the Lord. As we read, we will discover that the Word is full of visual imagery. As we continue functioning as "doers of the Word," we can use some creative tools to demonstrate the Scriptures through movement.

Let's take a look at the whirlwind, for instance. In the Bible, a whirlwind can signify the presence of the Lord, the fury of the Lord, and also serve as heavenly transportation. David the dancer was seen whirling and leaping before the Lord, accompanying what was symbolic of the Presence of the Lord. How can we demonstrate this concept through movement?

Through the use of fabrics and creativity, combined with Divine instruction, we can construct flags or overlays to wear that would symbolize a type of whirwind. Depending upon the color used, we could show deep meaning concerning the move of God in Scripture. As dancers, we can whirl with our own bodies to celebrate the great procession of our Lord. With fabrics or flags, we can show the spectacular ascension heavenward using white or iridescent colors.

A whirlwind used in dance can also represent the voice of the Lord. When we present warfare pieces, rich reds and awesome metallics can be used to signify the destruction of the enemy as the Lord tramples His foes under His feet! We are not limited to the lists of colors that we may have seen in books or on the internet. We must let the Lord lead. When we do, it will always line up with His Word. Oh that we would hide the Word of the Lord in our hearts! As movement ministers continue to get an understanding of what we do, His creative and awesome power will manifest on earth through us.

2 Samuel 6:16 (NKJV)
Now as the ark of the LORD came into the City of David, Michal, Saul’s daughter, looked through a window and saw King David leaping and whirling before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart.

2 Kings 2:11 (NKJV)
Then it happened, as they continued on and talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

Psalm 77:18 (NKJV)
The voice of Your thunder was in the whirlwind; The lightnings lit up the world; The earth trembled and shook.

Jeremiah 30:23 (NKJV)
Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD Goes forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind; It will fall violently on the head of the wicked

Nahum 1:3 (NKJV)
The LORD is slow to anger and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked. The LORD has His way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of His feet.

Zechariah 9:14 (NKJV)
Then the LORD will be seen over them, and His arrow will go forth like lightning. The Lord GOD will blow the trumpet, and go with whirlwinds from the south.

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