In the time of King David and for some time afterward, worship was given to God continually (1 Chronicles 16:37; Psalm 95:2; Psalm 100:2). The worship ministry was highly organized into groups of musicians and singers who took shifts to minister before the Lord day and night. Worship was expressed 24 hours a day using musical instruments accompanied by joyful singing and thanksgiving as a response to God’s presence in their midst.

If disaster comes upon us—sword, judgment, pestilence, or famine—we will stand before this temple and in Your presence (for Your name is in this temple),and cry out to You in our affliction, and You will hear and save (2 Chronicles 20:9).


Quote from my book ‘The Worshiping You’
‘We should not be surprised to soon see a return of continual worship on a large scale in local churches around the world, not as a result of organized 24-hour worship events, but as a response to His presence in our midst. Continual worship will become so prevalent that it will seem strange to think there was a time when we limited it to Sunday services and church buildings. Christians will consistently pursue the presence of God in their homes and churches. The testimony of His presence and power will draw unbelievers to the church. They will also be drawn because of the signs and wonders commonly associated with those who love Jesus. God’s presence and healing power operating through the saints will draw the multitudes (Mark 16:17, Luke 6:17-19).


There will be such a hunger and thirst for the presence of God that our church buildings and places of fellowship will not be able to contain those who desire to worship Him. Church as we know it today will take on a different format. Churches will have to remain open literally day and night to accommodate the worshipers, engaging congregations like no other church activity has done before. The praise and worship will be accompanied by prayer and spill out into the streets with signs and wonders as a demonstration of God’s power and love for mankind. In fact, many of the weekly meetings and other activities we presently participate in will give way to worship and prayer meetings. All this will take place because believers will have such a strong desire to spend time in God’s presence. In the midst of strong opposition, the Church will shine mightily in all Her glory.

Multitudes will be saved continually.  The great outpouring we have dreamed about for so long will not disappoint us. Perhaps we have to see it and speak it by faith.

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About Tom Inglis

Tom is recognised by many as an apostle of worship who carries a prophetic word that is fresh and relevant for the church today. He has travelled into many nations teaching the message of ‘worship as a lifestyle’ and is considered by many as a pioneer in this area. [Read More...]