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One Voice Makes A Difference with Janet Swanson

May 22, 2023

Janet talks about the power of Zamar worship and what happens when we go there.


This is why some people feel demons leave them when people sing or play an instrument.

ZAMAR: To worship the Lord while playing an instrument 

Psalm 98:4

Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth; break into song; sing praise.

The Hebrew Understanding of “Zamar”

It is the idea of making music by plucking at strings with fingers and singing praises unto God. The Hebrew Zamar praise is harmonious and collective. It utilizes music to express our worship, creating an atmosphere where God is invited to move powerfully

Psalm 71:22 New American Standard Bible

22 I will also praise (yād̠â) You with a harp, And Your truth (emet…amen) , my God; I will sing praises to You with the lyre, Holy One of Israel.

YADAH: To throw your hands up and forward while making a confession about God  while being grateful  and bringing recognition to HIM which includes thanksgiving,

Truth: ĕmet̠

Emunah is the Hebrew word for FAITH. 

The root word from Emunah is “Emun” which speaks of that which is sure, solid and true.  When you add the “ah” to it it become Emunah.  Faith is linked to truth. That’s where we get our word “amen” from….Emun….

Faith is linked to that which is rock solid, the Truth!

 Here are some suggestions on how to use those times to worship God:

Offering.  If you are one of the instrumentalists, then use the interlude as your personal offering of praise to God.  This is not a time to show off but rather a time to offer to God a gift of praise through your instrument – a time to zamar God.  Play with excellence, but play it to God, not to the people.

Meditate.  If you are not playing a musical instrument then don’t zone out during the instrumental times of praise.  Use those times to meditate on God.  Allow the music to draw you closer to God.

New Song.  Allow your own song to soar up to God on the wings of the music.  Consider freely singing your own praise to God.  Allow the Spirit of God to touch your heart and voice, and sing out the praise that is in your heart using whatever notes come to you.