Sid: My guest is the Worship Leader for the great revival going on in Mobile, Alabama called Bay of the Holy Spirit Revival, Lydia Stanley. And Lydia I have to tell you when I’m watched the DVD’s and I listen to your worship, there was one segment in the DVD that really caught my attention, and there was a little boy that had a tumor in the brain, tell me about that, I think his name was Caleb.
Lydia: Well, Caleb yes Sir, he had two tumors in his brain, I believe it was and he was not able to participate in normal activities like a normal eight year old little boy would want to do and couldn’t play sports and you know they were very concerned because it was a pretty serious situation and he and his family came to the rival. And he received prayer and we actually have the brain scan, his neologist said, “That if I hadn’t personally treated you I would never had known that there had ever been a tumor in your brain.” The boy is totally healed,…
Sid: But you know what? The thing that struck me is he said, “That he knew that he would be healed.” How does a little kid know that he’s going to be healed?
Lydia: Well, I can tell you from personal experience children are under estimated, we way, way, way sell little children short. They are hungry for the presence of God and they know the presence of God better than most of us do and their faith is greater than ours because they haven’t learned not to believe. So when he walked in the door, he didn’t know any different, but that Jesus was going to heal him, and he received just exactly what he had asked for.
Sid: And it’s these miracles are so well, documented, but there is such a glory on the miracle that the glory and the word caused the miracle…Tell me, when I hear about the way you worship and it’s so natural and you would just as a young child, your parents sang to you in the womb, for those of us that didn’t have the advantages that you had, help me, I don’t have much of a singing voice, but I want to worship God, be my coach right now, tell me what to do.
Lydia: Well, I find that people always get hung up on music and worship doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with that. Worship is because, God is so much more than what he has done, I mean American church has always sold God for what he can do, and you know correct me if I’m wrong, but I think that we call that prostitution. And I’m jealous for the heart of God all the time but especially in a revival. It is my job to see to it that God is worshipped because He is more than what He has done and He’s worth more than what He can do. He’s a person, he has emotions, he has performances and in America we’ve taught people to worship in your own way and cover to cover in the Bible Sid, you can’t find that. Actually, God has a worship menu, He lays it out in scripture, especially in the Psalms. It says that He likes it loud, it says that He likes it when we clap, He likes it when we sing to Him, He likes it when we tell the next generation the wonders of the Lord. But we are worship according to that menu because that is how you worship, that is how you worship the truth part of what Jesus called worshiping in Spirit and in truth. And when you worship God, not for just what He can do but for who He is. And when you’re not just selling Him for what He can do, but when you are going after His heart, when you’re seeking His face and not His hand, and when you’re worshiping Him with that menu that He’s given us in scripture, He hasn’t made it difficult. When you worship Him according to that menu, he just shows up and He kisses us with His presence.
Sid: Well, would you worship God for a moment right now?
Lydia: I would love to, and I’m going to do it without music just because that’s possible, ha-ha.
Sid: But Jesus I worship you right here, right now in this radio interview because You are God, there is no one above You, there is no one beside You, and even in all of these wonderful things that you’ve done, that we’ve talked about and that we’ve rehearsed, God we know that You are more than that, You are more than what You can do. So I worship You for who You are, You are Healer, You are our Victor, You are our Father, and You are wonderful and we worship You for those things. That’s who You are, and we worship Your for those things. We thank You for what You’ve done, but we value You, and we worship You for Who You are.
Sid: Well, Lydia I know you feel the presence of God, but I sure feel the presence of God, it such a sweet gentle river that’s going out over the airways right now and I know and it may not even be a classic sense but I know that the healing anointing is being released. And I think that if we rejoice a little bit for what He’s already done, because He’s already released that healing anointing 2,000 years ago, but there has to be a passage way of that river, and that passage way is hunger and one of the ways of that you’re going to rejoice before the Lord, it doesn’t have to be as Lydia said, but it’s kind of neat to do it with music, we Jewish people are use to Psalmists with all sorts of wonderful instruments and shofars and rams horns. Let’s hear, tell me about the song “The Lord reigns,” Lydia.
Lydia: It’s a wonderful song that we’ve used many many nights in the Revival just declaring some of the lyrics, you know “The Lord Reign, let the People Shout, He reigns in righteousness, let the Heaven’s be glad and let the earth rejoice and of course that’s all taken right out of the Psalms, and it’s just a song of celebration that our God is God and that He reigns.
Sid: Well, let’s worship God and celebrate and I believe as you worship Him and celebrate, you are going to manifest healing, it’s just like popcorn. Let’s go to “The Lord Reigns.”
Lydia: Music segment. The Lord Reigns and the people shout, He reigns in righteousness, let the Heaven’s be glad the earth rejoice; The Lord Reigns and the people clap their hands they just shout the redeemed come to dance and to celebrate to celebrate He reigns, The Lord Reigns, The Lord Reigns, we will sing and shout, You reign, You reign, You reign forever King of all, The Lord reigns, the Lord reigns, the Lord reigns, we will sing and shout, You reign, You reign, You reign, forever King of all,…
The Lord reigns and the people shout, He reigns in righteousness, let the Heavens be glad and the earth rejoice; the Lord reigns and the people clap their hands, they just shout the redeemed have come to dance, to celebrate, to celebrate He reigns, the Lord reigns, the Lord reigns, the Lord reigns, we will sing and shout, You reign, You reign, You reign, forever King of all. The Lord reigns, the Lord reigns, the Lord reigns we will sing and shout, You reign, You reign, You reign, Forever King of all… Let all the people sing of Your awesome Power in all the earth, let darkness tremble at Your Name