Isa.54:1-3 “Rejoice with singing, you barren one!
You who have never given birth,
burst into a song of joy and shout,
you who have never been in labor!
For the deserted wife will have more children
than the married one,” says Yahweh.
“Increase is coming, so enlarge your tent
and add extensions to your dwelling.
Hold nothing back! Make the tent ropes longer and the pegs stronger.
You will increase and spread out in every direction.
Your sons and daughters will conquer nations
and revitalize desolate cities.”
At the risk of sounding like I am spitting out a formula for Christian success and breakthrough I want to acknowledge the connection between worship and spiritual enlargement and breakthrough. This passage is a prophetic promise describing a supernatural enlargement to the body of Christ in the last days and it is obvious in this passage that worship is closely associated with this season of expansion. Obviously people will shout for joy and sing after breakthrough but if you look in this passage the worship and joyful shouting comes first. We don’t worship and shout because we think that will bring breakthrough, we worship and shout because His promises are sure and because He is good. Dick Mills gives us some insight into joyful singing in his comments on this passage.
“joy, rinnah (ree-nah): A shout of rejoicing; shouting; loud cheering in triumph; singing. Rinnah describes the kind of joyful shouting at the time of a great victory. In Prov. 11:10, rinnah describes the jubilation of the righteous when the wicked are eliminated. Zeph. 3:17 literally says that God will dance over His beloved people with singing or a shout of joy. Rinnah may best be illustrated by the testimony of the redeemed, returning to Zion from captivity. Rinnah is the word for both singing and joy.”
Maybe you feel like you are stuck in the same spot and maybe treading water, in other words, going nowhere fast. It just may be time for a radical divine intervention in your life. Get your eyes on Jesus and not on the blockages. Sing and shout for joy (maybe a little dancing too) and you will soon find yourself spreading out in every direction because of the blessing of the Lord. Increase is coming in your world, its time to shout for joy to the Lord.