“God Puts a New Song in My Mouth”

He has put a new song in my mouth—Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear and will trust in the Lord, Psalm 40:3

From September 29, 2019- September 18, 2020, the Hebrew calendar turns into year 5780, which is called the YEAR OF PEY. ‘Pey’ means 80. ‘Pey’ also is depicted as a mouth. Concerning Year of Pey, which is depicted as a mouth, the Lord gives us a message to use our mouth to glorify God only. This Scripture is not for the non-believers, but for the believers. Be careful when you say idle word! So, beware of gossip, slander, hoax, words of hatred. What does the Lord desire to come out of our mouths? The Lord desires us to be like this, “My mouth is filled with Your praise, o Lord Jesus”.

God puts a new song in those who love him, Psalm 40:3. What does it mean by “new song?” New song is a song to praise our God and it is given or sung by those who love Him, meaning those who follow or live according to His Word. When you sing that song, many will see it and fear, and will trust in the Lord. One day, Paul and Silas were thrown into the inner prison. Their hands were chained and their feet were fastened in the stocks. As humans, it would be normal if they said, “God, I am doing Your will, O God, I cast out the demon, but why should I experience this thing?” But what did Paul and Silas do? They sang praises! In the midst of their pain, blood gushing out, hands and feet were chained, they sang praises, and they sang a new song! What happened then? Suddenly there was a great earthquake. The foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed, Paul and Silas were set free! And then Paul and Silas shared the good news to the keeper of the prison and to all who were in his house. And that night, he and his family believed in Jesus and they were baptized!

God also puts in our mouths prayers. We are asked by God to pray the prayer taught by Jesus in the “Lord’s Prayer”, “Let Your Kingdom come! Let Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven!” When you pray, “Let Your Kingdom come…” it means: we are praying for miracle, healing, restoration, repentance, salvation. For when the Kingdom of God comes, those things will happen and that is Jesus’ will, indeed. When we pray, “Let Your Kingdom come” we are also praying for the second coming of Jesus, because we long for His coming. Jesus Himself said that He would come when the Gospel of the Kingdom had been preached all over the world as a testimony to all nations! Therefore, those of you who long for the coming of Jesus surely desire the Gospel of the Kingdom to be proclaimed all over the world. And Jesus has given us His Commission, which is: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded to you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20, NIV

We must proclaim the gospel and testify wherever we are. Testify about the goodness of God, it means that you are exalting Jesus. That’s a new song! When you declare it, suddenly people trust in Jesus. But we cannot do it with our own strength, indeed. But the Lord has provided the Holy Spirit. These days God wants us to finish the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. Therefore, Jesus is pouring His Spirit greatly in this present age, which we refer to as the Third Pentecost. With the Third Pentecost, the Great Commission of Jesus Christ will finish! Amen!

                                          Source: Ps. Niko Njotorahardjo”s sermon, GBI Gatot Subroto Bulletin, Jakarta