WHY DO WE . . . ?
CLAP OUR HANDS?
Psalm 47:1, "O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph." (NKJ)
LIFT OUR HANDS?
Psalm 134:2, "Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord." (NKJ)
PRAISE OUR GOD ALOUD?
Acts 4:24, "And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that is in them." (NKJ)
USE VARIOUS MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS?
Psalm 150:3-5, "Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet: praise Him with the flute and harp! Praise Him with the timbrel and dance: praise Him with stringed instruments and organs! Praise Him with loud cymbals: praise Him upon the high sounding cymbals!" (NKJ)
SPEAK IN PROPHECY, TONGUES & INTERPRETATION OF TONGUES?
1 Corinthians 14:5, 24, 25, "I wish you all spoke in tongues, but even more that you prophecied; for greater is he that prophesieth than he who speaks with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying. But if all prophecy, and an unbeliever or an uninformed person comes in, he is convinced by all, he is convicted of all. And thus the secrets of his heart are revealed; and so, falling down on his face, he will worship God and report that God is truly among you." (NKJ)
James 5:14, 15, "Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven." (NKJ)