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Here in the Worship Notes page you will find articles, notes and blogs addressing the all important activity of worship.  We were created for worship and all of heaven worships the one true living God continuously.  The Gate birthed Washington Worships with 24 hour a day worship-prayer and intercession.  The Gate helped birth David's Tent with 24 hour worship on the National Mall that has changed the atmosphere of the city and the nation for more than four years.  The Gate is a House of Prayer.  It is a House of Fire.  It is a House of Worship.


GOLDEN ALTAR OF INCENSE: INTERCESSION AND WORSHP

by: David Ruleman

11/22/2020

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From Revival Fire by Jill Austin.  For more from Jill:  www.jillaustinlegacy.com 

 There was also fire used in the censers on the golden altar of incense.  The burning of incense in scripture is a picture of intercession and worship. Let my prayer be set before You as incense.  Psalm 141:2 Rev. 8:3-4 says, And another angel cam...


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WORSHIP LEADERS; THE NEXT GENERATION

by: Steven LeVine

10/08/2020

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 I love it when worship leaders rise up and take their place at the front of the warfare charge or when they bring the Bride to the tenderest of emotions with Jesus. When we worship, the music, the words, the acts of self surrender are founded in our love for Jesus. We honor Him with our instruments, words, flags and uplifted hands and bent knees. We do all this because of the many ways His love is displayed to us. At times we worship because of His stunning sacrif...


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The Gate Foundations: Why We Worship

by: David Ruleman

07/07/2020

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One of the primary functions of The Gate is worship. Worship is our primary calling and we were created to worship God. We enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. He is enthroned on the praises of His people. Worship is a time for the Church to lift one voice to be heard by an audience of One! Worship includes prayer and intercession. He hears our voice as we seek His face. As we stand before His throne in wor...


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Why Worship?

by: Maryann LeVine

07/06/2020

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I was having a conversation with a friend of mine about worship. As this friend was talking about the purpose of worship, I wanted to scream out, ’You don’t get it… You don‘t get it at all!’ In the course of our conversation, I realized that many in the body of Christ think that the reason we worship is to get something from God. We come together, and when He is flattered by our praise then we can ask Him to do things for us, like change o...


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The Language of Worship

by: Maryann LeVine

07/06/2020

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When I started worshiping God in a new way, using written songs and then allowing God to write the song of the moment, I suddenly realized that my language was limited. I could feel the stirring in my heart, but there were no words to express the feelings. Sometimes I would stand at the microphone for the entire worship time and sing one short spontaneous song for a brief moment simply because I wanted to only sing what I heard in my heart and that thing must somehow ho...


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Moving from Praise to Worship

by: Maryann LeVine

07/05/2020

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Have you ever noticed the marquis beside a church with the words ‘Come worship with us’? I see it several times a day and realize that the word ‘worship’ has lost its unique meaning. It has become generic, encompassing liturgy and teaching, or music that is simply Christian in nature, and because of that, we have lost the very essence of the word.

Throughout scripture, the words ‘praise’ and ‘worship’ seem to be used...


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Anoint Yourself Bride

by: Maryann LeVine

07/05/2020

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The scripture says Jesus entered a holy place in heaven not made by the hands of man, we are seated with Him in heavenly places, and we are kings and priests forever. We are living stones being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices. While the church is destined to live and operate in power as kings and priests, we are also called the ‘Bride of Christ,’ and our destiny is to live and love as a bride. We are not a bu...


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Shaking off the Spectator Mentality

by: Maryann LeVine

07/04/2020

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‘Be filled with the Spirit speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord always giving thanks for all things …’ Paul encouraged the Ephesians.’ 'When you assemble each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, and has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification,’ he told the Corinthians. These directions from Paul indicate all ar...


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Passionate Worship

by: Maryann LeVine

07/03/2020

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In thinking about worship and what separates a good worship session from a great one, I realize that one key ingredient is passion. Passion is defined as intense emotional excitement or the object of any strong desire.’ The word passionate is defined as ‘showing strong feelings, ardent, zealous, glowing, burning or sensual.’ When our worship rises to that level of high emotional engagement, the worship changes, God’s heart is stirred, and there i...


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Improving our Worship Communication

by: Maryann LeVine

07/01/2020

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I am obsessed with the notion that we, the body of Christ, have hidden inside a capacity for worship that has yet to be explored. That is why I enjoy worship with various numbers of people, varying styles and locales, and diverse worship leaders. While at a meeting for work, a life coach began to discuss improving our communication skills. As she began to speak, my mind travelled to my obsession, and I could hear myself thinking, “This has something to do with wor...


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Extreme Worship

by: Maryann LeVine

07/01/2020

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An extreme sport is any sport featuring speed, height, danger, a high level of physical exertion, highly specialized gear, or spectacular stunts. A feature of such activities in the view of some is their alleged capacity to induce a so-called ‘adrenaline rush’ in participants. Some purists repudiate the stereotypical “adrenaline junkie” tag. The practitioners would claim they enjoy developing their physical and mental skills, seek mastery of inho...


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Open The Gates: Let the King of Glory Come In

by: David Ruleman

07/01/2020

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Worship at The Gate watch accelerated quickly from the first notes and picked up on the themes of the previous 25 hours of Washington Worships. It was as if the wind of the Spirit were blowing in the room. Words and songs of the wind blowing on the garden gave way to songs about the city on a hill that cannot be hidden and about our calling as salt and light of the world. “Let your Light shine, let the world see, the glory of the Lord. We are the light. We are the...


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Vertical and Horizontal Worship

by: Maryann LeVine

06/29/2020

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Have you ever noticed that there are songs chosen by worship leaders that absolutely open the heavens and the whole room soars? Or perhaps just the opposite; a song is chosen and it seems flat with no movement toward connecting with God? I call this the vertical and horizontal effect of worship. There are songs that create a connecting place between the heart of God and the hearts of men. Those are vertical: they require relationship with Him, and they advance our relat...


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