The Importance Of Chanting
The Names Of God
ďNot by power nor by might,
but my spirit,Ē says the Lord.
The Man Who Saw God Face To Face
Raphael Okechukwu Nweze
Meaning of Chant
To chant means to say, to confess or to sing. Chanting means repeating what is said, confessed or sung.
The Meaning Of Name
Ordinarily, we know that the name of something is the word by which it is called or referred to. But, in spirit, a name is more than a call or reference. In spirit, a name is the same as the form or reality which it calls to or refers. That means that to call the name of God is the same as inviting or manifesting the real presence of God. The name of God is also God. That is why God warned that humanity should not use His name in vain.
7 "You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
Again, In the Psalm 50, God said,
Call upon Me in the day of trouble;
I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me."
In summary, whenever we call the name of God, God is manifest. The name is from God and the name is God.
The Advantages Of Chanting Godís Name
Here are the advantages, which indicate why humanity should increase their spiritual level by praising God.
Even On High
- We acknowledge God.
By calling the name of God, we demonstrate that God exists. This is faith and it is righteousness.
- We honour and respect God.
A person usually gets offended when a friend do not know his name. Similarly, people are greatly offended when close associates fail to remember their names. Some become disappointed, disinterested, embarrassed or even severe relationship. The same is true when we do not know Godís name. We disappoint God, and a kind of dissociate (separate) from Him.
- We recognize and respond to God by His names.
It is by the names of God that we recognize the reality and presence of God. It is also by His names that we respond to God whenever He manifests or works for own good. We respond by calling His name or by chanting His name in praises.
- Godís names are ready- made victorious.
In the times of spiritual and physical battle, we gain strength, brevity and victory just by calling the name of God. The Devil knows this, and that is why he deceived humanity into that Godís name is too holy to be mentioned. The truth is that the Devil knows that we always defeat him by calling Godís name.
- Godís names are ready made solutions.
God has different types of names. The names are different manifestations of God, the diverse reality of God. These names of God are ready-made solutions to our various needs and problems. In other words, whenever we are in need or in difficulty, we should not spend our time complaining, fearing, crying, or regretting. Instead, we should call the appropriate name of God. Calling the right name is the same as taking what we need or solving our problems. The ancient Israelites know the importance of Godís name. That is why they call Godís name in the time of great need.
Abraham called Yahweh Yireh (God the Provider) when there was no ram for sacrifice and God provided a ram.
Gideon called Yahweh Shalom (God is Our Peace) and God gave the Israelites peace and protection from their enemies.
Daniel called God the Ancient of Days (the God who preceded times and days) and God outlined what happened in the past, what shall happen in the present and what shall happen in the future.
David called God the Lord of Hosts (the Commander and Strength of the Armies of Heaven) and gained victory whenever he went to battles.
- Calling the name of God is salvation.
The Bible teaches us that the name of God is the key to our salvation.
It shall come to pass
That whoever calls on the name of the LORD
Shall be saved.
That is why those who do not accept Jesus as Lord do not go to heaven, because Jesus is the name of God. Jesus means Saviour or God the Saviour. And whoever believes in God should accept His names in entirety, not in parts
- We grow in spirit by chanting the name of God.
The more we call the names of God, the more we rise above the world, the more we grow in spirit, the more we defeat forces of darkness and the more we overcome the world. Generally, things grow by feeding. When we call Godís name we feed our selves with the nature of God. Godís nature becomes our nature and His power becomes our power. We become filled with the Holy Spirit, and also become fountain of living waters unto others.
- By chanting Godís name we attain God.
To attain God means we become like (as) God. We tune into the frequency of God, we enter into the presence of God and we become one with God. It is the same as a charcoal becoming red hot, simply by staying inside the fire. By chanting Godís name, we enter into the omnipresent light of God and ourselves become full of light.
- Chanting raises the level of spiritual vibration
and thereby connects people easily to the heavenly kingdom. Usually, when people gather for worship, both Angels and anointing do not manifest until the congregation has sung enough.
- Chanting Godís name builds up divine protection around those who chant.
The more people call on Godís name, the more God manifests His presence, seen or unseen, in the midst of the people. Godís presence is divine protection for the people of God, for the presence of God is like the brightness of the sun which dispels (removes) darkness and forces of evil.
- Chanting Godís name purifies the environment.
Generally, people do not know that the atmosphere is full of unclean spirits and evil deposits. When people sing and chant, the light and fire of the Holy Spirit comes down to destroy forces of darkness.
- General benefit of calling godís name
The general benefits we derive by calling Godís name are:
- We get immediate attention from God.
- We get immediate response from God.
- We get the immediate presence of God.
- We get immediate solutions from God.
Chanting is so important that it is a regular practice even in the highest heaven. On the day I saw and met God as Almighty Father, uncountable rays of light were radiating forth from every part of his body. The rays were rays of pure light, rays of spiritual life, and they were speaking rays. Every ray of light from His body was continuously saying, chanting, ďAlmighty Father, Almighty Father, Almighty FatherĒ.
Likewise, on the day I saw and met and experienced God as Lord Almighty. On that day, I became transformed into a Dove, Pure White Dove, Omnipotent Dove and the Independent One. I was flying or hovering about as the Holy Spirit in the form of a Dove. Myself, my vision and my awareness were continuously saying, chanting, ďThe Lord Almighty, The Lord Almighty, The Lord Almighty.Ē Ė ďThe Independent One!Ē I not only saw and met God as the Lord Almighty. I also experienced and became the Lord Almighty. That is why teachings are honest, and my speech is full of power and authority, because I know the Truth and I speak the Truth. Humanity are children of God, and you are small Gods.
God is the Radiance of the Sun, the Glory of the Universe, the Glorious and Blameless One, Full of Life and Life-giving. That is why He is also the Fountain of Living Waters. And Jesus said that whoever that believes in Him shall not only drink and thirst no more, but shall also become everlasting spring of living water.
I have told you the Truth, because I bear triple confirmations of the teachings of Jesus Christ, the only one Saviour-Almighty of the world. And I add, your kingdom and throne are waiting for you in the heaven. Those who reject Jesus as Saviour do not love themselves, and they end up in the hell fire.
3 And one cried to another and said:
"Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts;
The whole earth is full of His glory!"
8 The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying:
"Holy, holy, holy,
is the Lord God Almighty,
Who was and is and is to come!"
The schools and churches, as well as the government and society, should introduce, encourage and promote Spiritual Science. Otherwise, majority shall continue to grope in darkness like blind men and suffer unnecessary calamities where none exists. For many are like ignorant and hopeless babies, who do not know their right hand or their left hand. Since the beginning, humanity have lived in and from suffered darkness - spiritual ignorance. Now, the light of the Holy Spirit shines brighter and brighter for whoever that is ready and willing to suffer no more but have abundant life.