Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Dance ministry can be used as a visual aid to highlight what the Lord has said and is saying. When we demonstrate what He has said in His Word, we embody the living nature of the Scriptures. Using movement to share what the Lord is saying for today or tomorrow can be used prophetically to edify the church. In order for words and movement to mesh and come to life, we have to pray for a keen understanding of both the Word and the nature of God so as not to minister under false pretenses. Whatever He reveals, we can also write down so that we can retain the message that He wants to show through us and demonstrate it accurately.

Whether or not we have technical training, the basis of true movement ministry requires that there be a clear agreement between the movement and the message. Beyond dance, every element of our presentation should be aligned with what we are trying to convey. This includes music, lyrics, garments, worship tools, and the use of color. Bringing all of these elements together will make the vision plain and understandable even to those who have not read the Word for themselves.

Although we do not seek the approval of men when we dance, it may be a good idea to survey some of the observers to discover if what was witnessed by the audience coincides with what we are trying to get across as ministers in motion. A great opportunity to do this arises when people approach us after ministry to encourage us or confirm that they have been blessed in some way. We can ask them what they think the Lord was speaking to them during the dance or ask which parts of the piece impacted them the most. We are always free to revise our dances as the Lord leads so that we may show the clearest picture possible.

Genesis 46:2 (NKJV)
Then God spoke to Israel in the visions of the night, and said, “Jacob, Jacob!”And he said, “Here I am.”

Numbers 24:4 (NKJV)
The utterance of him who hears the words of God, who sees the vision of the Almighty, who falls down, with eyes wide open:

Daniel 7:1 (NKJV)
In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions of his head while on his bed. Then he wrote down the dream, telling the main facts.

Daniel 8:16 (NKJV)
And I heard a man’s voice between the banks of the Ulai, who called, and said, “Gabriel, make this man understand the vision.”

2 Chronicles 26:5 (NKJV)
He sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God; and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him prosper.

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